ParaCon FAQ

Here are some frequently asked questions we get most years. If you don't find the answer here comment on the ParaCon page and we will try to answer you there. Another good source is our Facebook page. Shooting Star Casino also puts up an event page on Facebook and we try to help with questions and concerns there as well.


Q - When will we be able to purchase tickets for this event?  I keep missing it.  Thank you!
A - Tickets generally go on sale in early September. Like us on Facebook, set it to notify you of any posts we put up, is the best way NOT to miss it this year.


Q - Do they sell one day passes?

A- No they do not.


Q - Please Please bring back the following: (Big list of names)
A - We appreciate everyone's enthusiasm for ParaCon. While we at Midwest Paranormal Files are active participants in Paracon, the event organization and talent coordination remains the responsibility of Shooting Star Casino.
     We are happy to share suggestions and feedback with our contacts and friends in the Event Center staff and planning committee.


Q - I would throw this out there...switch venues. I'm sure the shooting star has been good, but maybe a  hotel without 'smoking' rooms?
A - Shooting star puts this together. We don't do the booking of talent. We suggest people, and promote it but that is all. We have been involved since the begining.
     The other local hotels don't have the room either. I would suggest asking for a smoke free room when booking.
     Or stay in Detroit Lakes at one of the many options there.


Q - My teenagers want to attend.  Can I bring them even though its at a casino?
A - The casino is open to all ages. They just can't gamble or go to the bar. It is very kid friendly. I will be bringing our 10 year old this year as well.


Q - Can buy my tickets at the door, or do I have to purchase online
A - Yes, they have a ticket booth right in the Event Center.


Q - I wanted to ask when the Shooting Star Casino will release more information about 2017 Paracon like the guests/ other paranormal teams also attending Paracon.
A - Typically in July we will get some names, then the rest in August. As soon as we get the list we will be posting on our Facebook page as well as updating this page.


Q - So somebody just made a comment on the Shooting Star Casino Facebook page. They said that _____ was not going to be at the paracon???
A - Expect a few changes to the line up. It happens every year. One year the GA crew bailed a week before and they brought in 4 different people to take their place. Linda Blair was one of the substitutions.


Q - What time do we need to be there for the VIP dinner? And where do we meet? How many people do you expect to be there? We are driving a long way.
      Just didn't want to be late if there will be a long line to get in. Very excited about this!!!!
A - The social hour starts at 6pm and the dinner is at 7. I believe they sell 100 tickets to the VIP dinner. They move through the line fairly quickly. Head to the banquet room/concert area.
      It will be on the left side of the main entrance to the casino. It's marked pretty well.