Celebrate Ouija’s 125th Birthday in the City Where it was Born: Baltimore!
OuijaCon – April 23-25, 2015 – Baltimore, Maryland
Come celebrate the history and legends of the Ouija board with some of the world’s foremost authorities on the subject. The conference includes lectures, workshops, plus collectors from around the globe will be setting up a temporary museum showcasing over a century of talking boards.
OuijaCon is the Talking Board Historical Society, Inc.’s inaugural event. All proceeds will go to benefit the society, a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization.
Robert Murch email@example.com is the world’s foremost collector, historian, and expert on Ouija® and talking boards. He’s traveled the world…
Jeff Belanger is one of the most visible and prolific paranormal researchers today. He’s the Emmy-nominated host and producer of the…
Co-owner of Obscura Antiques & Oddities in New York City for more than two decades, Mike has been a collector…
Chip Coffey is an internationally acclaimed psychic, medium, paranormal investigator, speaker and writer. He is the great-grandson of famed Native American…
John Zaffis has over forty years of experience studying and investigating the paranormal. He has had the opportunity to work for…
Rosemary Ellen Guiley is one of the leading experts in the paranormal and metaphysical fields, and has done extensive research…
Brandon Hodge is a collector, author, historian, and the prevailing authority on automatic writing planchettes and early spirit communication devices. Long…
Since 2006, Dave has been the Executive Producer & Host of the wildly popular paranormal talk radio show Darkness Radio (weeknights…
Karen A. Dahlman is known as a leading, expert Ouijaologist within paranormal and metaphysical circles. Since 1973, Karen has been directly…
Calvin Von Crush is a full-time tattoo artist based in Berlin, Connecticut. When he’s not permanently drawing on people he…
Darren Evans is a paranormal researcher / survivor from Tulsa, Oklahoma. His experiences and research have led to what has become…
Robert has been interested in the paranormal from a young age and comes from a family that openly embraces the…
Panel Discussions Include:
See the World’s First Travelling Talking Board Museum!
Collectors from around the globe will have some of their prized pieces on display. There has never been a collection brought together like this before. Come see 125 years of history and artifacts related to talking boards, dial plates, spirit trumpets, and much more!
Baltimore Harbor Hotel
101 W Fayette Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
We have secured a special room rate of $129 per night for the hotel. Book your hotel room at the Baltimore Harbor Hotel today at our special rate. We have a limited number of rooms that will go fast! Click here for our room reservation page.
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM – Meet and greet party in the Ouija & Talking Board Museum in Baltimore Harbor Hotel Conference Room International A. The Ouija & Talking Board Museum will be open throughout the event. A cash bar will be available.
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Brandon Hodge: Ghosts in the Machines—a history of spirit communication devices before talking boards
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Robert Murch: Ouija—the making of an American icon
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Lunch break
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Jeff Belanger: Beyond Ouija—spirit communication from talking boards to modern-day ghost investigations
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM The City of Baltimore will come in to make a mayoral proclamation that April 25, 2015 is the 125th anniversary of Ouija and will unveil a plaque that will mark the building where Ouija was named. Ouija cake will be served!
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Dave Schrader: Nightmare Creatures—a look at the creatures that go bump in the night, chilling real-life encounters from Ouija to Black-Eyed Kids, shadow people, and more
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Rosemary Ellen Guiley: Weird Ouija—a look at some of the strangest stories on record involving Ouija boards
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM A Supernatural Look at Spirit Communication Panel: Rosemary Ellen Guiley, John Zaffis, Karen Dahlman, Darren Evans, and Chip Coffey (Moderator: Jeff Belanger)
7:30 PM Vendors close for the day
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Dinner break
9:00 PM Chip Coffey: Are You Afraid to Play with Your Ouija?—followed by a séance where Chip will attempt to communicate with the spirit who named Ouija 125 years ago!
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Karen Dahlman: Practical Ouija—getting the most mileage out of your Planchette
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Darren Evans: The Zozo Phenomenon
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch break
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Calvin Von Crush: The Ouija Board—Fact vs. Fiction
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Brand Hodge: Baltimore’s Lost Occultist—the rise and fall of T.H. White
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM John Zaffis: What Happens When Something Negative Comes Through? A Q&A
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Ouija Collectors Panel: Robert Murch, Calvin Von Crush, Mike Zohn, John Kozik, Andrew Vespia, and Janet Mattei Romano (Moderator: Dave Schrader)
7:30 PM Vendors close
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Dinner break
9:00 PM Mega Ouija Experiment/Party: bring your Ouija board! A cash bar will be available.
Tickets are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. However, tickets are transferable, meaning you can sell or give your tickets to others in the event you can not attend. We ask that you email us the buyer’s name if you do sell your ticket. Speaker lineup subject to change.