OuijaCon 2015

OuijaCon 2015

12:30 pm

April 23, 2015


April 25, 2015

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.

Presentations By:

  • Robert Murch
    Robert Murch

    Robert Murch murch@tbhs.org is the world’s foremost collector, historian, and expert on Ouija® and talking boards. He’s traveled the world…

  • Jeff Belanger
    Jeff Belanger

    Jeff Belanger is one of the most visible and prolific paranormal researchers today. He’s the Emmy-nominated host and producer of the…

  • Mike Zohn
    Mike Zohn

    Co-owner of Obscura Antiques & Oddities in New York City for more than two decades, Mike has been a collector…

  • Chip Coffey
    Chip Coffey

    Chip Coffey is an internationally acclaimed psychic, medium, paranormal investigator, speaker and writer. He is the great-grandson of famed Native American…

  • John Zaffis
    John Zaffis

    John Zaffis has over forty years of experience studying and investigating the paranormal. He has had the opportunity to work for…

  • Rosemary Ellen Guiley
    Rosemary Ellen Guiley

    Rosemary Ellen Guiley  is one of the leading experts in the paranormal and metaphysical fields, and has done extensive research…

  • Brandon Hodge
    Brandon Hodge

    Brandon Hodge is a collector, author, historian, and the prevailing authority on automatic writing planchettes and early spirit communication devices. Long…

  • Dave Schrader
    Dave Schrader

    Since 2006, Dave has been the Executive Producer & Host of the wildly popular paranormal talk radio show Darkness Radio (weeknights…

  • Karen Dahlman
    Karen Dahlman

    Karen A. Dahlman is known as a leading, expert Ouijaologist within paranormal and metaphysical circles. Since 1973, Karen has been directly…

  • Calvin Von Crush
    Calvin Von Crush

    Calvin Von Crush is a full-time tattoo artist based in Berlin, Connecticut. When he’s not permanently drawing on people he…

  • Darren Evans
    Darren Evans

    Darren Evans is a paranormal researcher / survivor from Tulsa, Oklahoma. His experiences and research have led to what has become…

  • Rob Szarek
    Rob Szarek

    Robert has been interested in the paranormal from a young age and comes from a family that openly embraces the…

Panel Discussions Include:

  • Talking Board Collectors Panel
  • LIVE Séance with Chip Coffey
  • 30 Odd Minutes LIVE
  • Charity Auction

Talking Board Museum

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.


Thursday, April 23rd:

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.

Friday, April 24th:

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!

Saturday, April 25th: (Ouija’s Birthday)

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.

Ticket Policy:

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.