• BAGH appears at Worldcon 76 in San Jose, day 4
    BAGH will be at all five days of Worldcon 76 and the fourth is its biggest. At 5 p.m., Be sure to catch us at our panel, "Bay Area Ghost Hunters: Have a Little Paranormal with Your Social Life." We'll be talking about things we have done and what we'll be planning in the future. We can also be found in the fan table area starting around 10 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Please feel free to stop by, say hi, and we'll answer any questions about BAGH. We'll also be passing out ribbons for as long as our supply lasts. Guests of honor and special guests at Worldcon 76 include Spider Robinson, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Frank Hayes, and Joe Picacio, with special tributes to Edgar Panghorn, Ghost of Honor, and Bob Wilkins, gHost of Honor. There is also a dealers room, art show, kaffeeklatches & literary beers, cosplay, Callahan's Place, Creators' Alley, film festivals, concerts, filking, and many, many more panels besides the one BAGH's organizers is appearing. This is also D-day for the Hugo finalists. After BAGH closes shop for the day, the Hugo Ceremony starts at 8:00 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom. Those interested in attending must be members of Worldcon 76. A full-attending adult membership for all FIVE DAYS of Worldcon 76 is currently $250.00. Admission is $80.00 for Sunday only. Other payment options are available. For more details, please see the Worldcon 76 website: https://www.worldcon76.org/ I look forward to seeing meeting any familiar or new faces. Adrienne

    San Jose Convention Center

    150 West San Carlos Street · San Jose, CA

  • BAGH appears at Worldcon 76 in San Jose, day 3
    Worldcon 76 is far from over on Saturday. As a matter of fact, it will be one of the busiest. BAGH will be at all five days of Worldcon 76. Our table can be found in the exhibit hall starting around 10 p.m. until about 5:00 p.m. Please feel free to stop by, say hi, and we'll answer any questions about BAGH. We'll also be passing out ribbons for as long as our supply lasts. As promised, some paranormal topics have been inserted into the program. At 6 p.m. in room 210E, be sure to catch "The Nature of Psi in Science vs. Science Fiction, Is Parapsychology Science or Speculative Fiction?" Are psychic abilities real at all or are they just fantasy and science fiction? Did the U.S. Government actually get value from its Remote Viewing Program? Is there really any science behind studying the paranormal? Where's the evidence? Has any science fiction gotten it right? Panelists include Ed May (Program Director[masked], U.S. Star Gate Program), Pamela Heath (parapsychologist and PK researcher), and Loyd Auerbach (parapsychologist, author, mentalist, and paranormal investigator). Guests of honor and special guests at Worldcon 76 include Spider Robinson, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Frank Hayes, and Joe Picacio, with special tributes to Edgar Panghorn, Ghost of Honor, and Bob Wilkins, gHost of Honor. There is also a dealers room, art show, kaffeeklatches & literary beers, cosplay, Callahan's Place, Creators' Alley, film festivals, concerts, filking, and many, many more panels besides the one described above. One of Worldcon's biggest traditional events, the masquerade, happens at 8:00 p.m. in the grand ballroom. This is where some of the best costumers in the community and their creations are featured. BAGH has also donated a lot of nine ghost-related items to Worldcon 76 charity auction (some of which are pictured above), which benefits the Alzheimer's Association. These will be on display and available for bidding until it wraps with the voice auction at noon on Saturday. In addition to BAGH's lot, please come and see all of the other delightful items that have been donated. Those interested in attending must be members of Worldcon 76. A full-attending adult membership for all FIVE DAYS of Worldcon 76 is currently $250.00. Admission is $80.00 for Saturday only. Other payment options are available. For more details, please see the Worldcon 76 website: https://www.worldcon76.org/ I look forward to seeing meeting any familiar or new faces. Adrienne

    San Jose Convention Center

    150 West San Carlos Street · San Jose, CA

  • Ghosts and History Walking Tour of Downtown San Jose
    Several BAGH members are aware that I am a regular attendee of the World Science Fiction Convention (aka Worldcon) and have a tradition of organizing ghost walking tours of the host city for the convenience of its members. Worldcon is a convention that travels around the world and I generally have no problem locating tour operators to guide us on these off-site excursions for the Worldcon membership. This year Worldcon 76 is being held in San Jose, California. How ironic that the host city—the 10th largest in the USA and home of its most famous haunted house—does not have a professional operator to conduct a ghost tour for paranormal buffs. Well, BAGH is based in San Jose. Not wanting to disappoint the Worldcon members who have regularly joined me on the tours, Co-Organizer Deb Wible and I have been putting one together. San Jose was founded in 1777 when the original Mexican pioneers were sent to Santa Clara County to produce food for the presidios of San Francisco and Monterey. Many settled around the Guadalupe River, which is not far from today's convention center, making it the oldest part of town. Since then, the city has seen, among other things, the Bear Flag Revolt, the heartbreak of the redistribution of land after the USA took possession of California, the loss of becoming the state capitol, the burning of Chinatown on Market Street, the Hart Lynching and the transition of the valley from Heart's Delight to Silicon. Deb and I have plotted our route and continue researching our script in developing the tour. The tour covers about 1.5 miles. We start at Boccardo Gate on Fourth Street and San Carlos and end at Trials Pub, so we can socialize afterward. I find bringing a ghost walk to Downtown San Jose an exciting prospect and hope BAGH members look forward to it as well. Please be advised that even though it can be quite warm during the day in San Jose, the temperature significant drops after dusk. It could be worth bringing a sweater around. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and it's worth bringing a bottle of water. Cost of the tour is $15.00 in advance, $20.00 "at the door," if space is still available. PLEASE NOTE THE RSVP DEADLINE IS 11:59 P.M., AUGUST 16. This is being done as a fundraiser for BAGH, which is a non-profit organization. While this is being arranged for the convenience of those attending Worldcon 76, it is open to all BAGH members. There is no requirement to join Worldcon 76 as well. Adrienne

    Yoshihiro Uchida Hall

    Fourth Street & San Carlos · San Jose, CA

    $15.00
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  • BAGH appears at Worldcon 76 in San Jose, day 2
    BAGH will be at all five days of Worldcon 76. Our table can be found in the exhibit hall starting around 10 p.m. until about 5:00 p.m. Please feel free to stop by, say hi, and we'll answer any questions about BAGH. We'll also be passing out ribbons for as long as our supply lasts. As promised, some paranormal topics have been inserted into the program. At 1 p.m. in room 211D, be sure to catch "Growing Up Psychic: True Tales about Talking to the Dead." So many people wish they could talk to dead or predict the future, but is it really the gift they believe it to be? Real life mediums talk about how they learned they were psychic, the different ways they receive their information and other people's responses to their abilities. Pyschic Mediums Shawna Ristic, Irma Slage and Mariah will be talking about their experiences. Guests of honor and special guests at Worldcon 76 include Spider Robinson, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Frank Hayes, and Joe Picacio, with special tributes to Edgar Panghorn, Ghost of Honor, and Bob Wilkins, gHost of Honor. There is also a dealers room, art show, kaffeeklatches & literary beers, cosplay, Callahan's Place, Creators' Alley, film festivals, concerts, filking, and many, many more panels besides the one BAGH's organizers is appearing. BAGH has also donated a lot of nine ghost-related items to Worldcon 76 charity auction, which benefits the Alzheimer's Association. These will be on display and available for bidding until the voice auction at noon on Saturday. Please come and see all of the delightful items that have been donated. In addition to all of that, our Ghosts & History Walk of Downtown San Jose starts at 7 p.m. at 4th & Carlos. For more details on that, please go to its own meet-up post. https://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-Ghost-Hunters/events/253280673/ Those interested in attending must be members of Worldcon 76. A full-attending adult membership for all FIVE DAYS of Worldcon 76 is currently $250.00. Admission is $80.00 for Friday only. Other payment options are available. For more details, please see the Worldcon 76 website: https://www.worldcon76.org/ I look forward to seeing any familiar or new faces there. Adrienne

    San Jose Convention Center

    150 West San Carlos Street · San Jose, CA

  • Ghosts and History Walking Tour of Downtown San Jose
    JUST ADDED A SECOND TOUR!!! Those who already scheduled on Friday, August 17, may transfer to Thursday if they prefer. Several BAGH members are aware that I am a regular attendee of the World Science Fiction Convention (aka Worldcon) and have a tradition of organizing ghost walking tours of the host city for the convenience of its members. Worldcon is a convention that travels around the world and I generally have no problem locating tour operators to guide us on these off-site excursions for the Worldcon membership. This year Worldcon 76 is being held in San Jose, California. How ironic that the host city—the 10th largest in the USA and home of its most famous haunted house—does not have a professional operator to conduct a ghost tour for paranormal buffs. Well, BAGH is based in San Jose. Not wanting to disappoint the Worldcon members who have regularly joined me on the tours, Co-Organizer Deb Wible and I have been putting one together. San Jose was founded in 1777 when the original Mexican pioneers were sent to Santa Clara County to produce food for the presidios of San Francisco and Monterey. Many settled around the Guadalupe River, which is not far from today's convention center, making it the oldest part of town. Since then, the city has seen, among other things, the Bear Flag Revolt, the heartbreak of the redistribution of land after the USA took possession of California, the loss of becoming the state capitol, the burning of Chinatown on Market Street, the Hart Lynching and the transition of the valley from Heart's Delight to Silicon. Deb and I have plotted our route and continue researching our script in developing the tour. The tour covers about 1.5 miles. We start at Boccardo Gate on Fourth Street and San Carlos and end at Trials Pub, so we can socialize afterward. I find bringing a ghost walk to Downtown San Jose an exciting prospect and hope BAGH members look forward to it as well. Please be advised that even though it can be quite warm during the day in San Jose, the temperature significant drops after dusk. It could be worth bringing a sweater around. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and it's worth bringing a bottle of water. Cost of the tour is $15.00 in advance, $20.00 "at the door," if space is still available. PLEASE NOTE THE RSVP DEADLINE IS 11:59 A.M., AUGUST 16. This is being done as a fundraiser for BAGH, which is a non-profit organization. While this is being arranged for the convenience of those attending Worldcon 76, it is open to all BAGH members. There is no requirement to join Worldcon 76 as well. Adrienne

    Yoshihiro Uchida Hall

    Fourth Street & San Carlos · San Jose, CA

    $15.00
    4 comments
  • BAGH appears at Worldcon 76 in San Jose, day 1
    Many are aware that there are big overlapping interests between paranormal buffs and science fiction fans. Worldcon 76 is coming to town and BAGH will be there to share the love. BAGH will be at all five days of Worldcon 76. Our table can be found in the exhibit hall starting around noon until about 4:00 p.m. Please feel free to stop by, say hi, and we'll answer any questions about BAGH. We'll also be passing out ribbons for as long as our supply lasts. Guests of honor and special guests at Worldcon 76 include Spider Robinson, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Frank Hayes, and Joe Picacio, with special tributes to Edgar Panghorn (Ghost of Honor), and Bob Wilkins (gHost of Honor). There is also a dealers room, art show, kaffeeklatches & literary beers, cosplay, Callahan's Place, Creators' Alley, film festivals, concerts, filking, and many, many panels. BAGH has also donated a lot of nine ghost-related items to Worldcon 76 charity auction, which benefits the Alzheimer's Association. These will be on display and available for bidding until the voice auction at noon on Saturday. Please come and see all of the other delightful items that have been donated. In addition to all of that, our first Ghosts & History Walk of Downtown San Jose starts at 6 p.m. at 4th & Carlos. For more details on that, please go to its own meet-up post. https://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-Ghost-Hunters/events/253834736/ Those interested in attending must be members of Worldcon 76. A full-attending adult membership for all FIVE DAYS of Worldcon 76 is currently $250.00. Admission is $50.00 for Thursday only. Other payment options are available. For more details, please see the Worldcon 76 website: https://www.worldcon76.org/ I look forward to seeing any familiar or new faces. Adrienne

    San Jose Convention Center

    150 West San Carlos Street · San Jose, CA

  • Ghost Walking Tour of Downtown San Jose TEST DRIVE
    Several BAGH members are aware that I am a regular attendee of the World Science Fiction Convention (aka Worldcon) and have a tradition of organizing ghost walking tours of the host city for the convenience of its members. Worldcon is a convention that travels around the world and I generally have no problem locating tour operators to guide us on these off-site excursions for the Worldcon membership. This year Worldcon 76 is being held in San Jose, California. How ironic that the host city—the 10th largest in the USA and home of its most famous haunted house—does not have a professional tour operator to conduct a ghost walk for paranormal buffs. Well, BAGH is based in San Jose. Not wanting to disappoint the Worldcon members who have regularly joined me on the tours, C-Organizer Deb Wible and I have been putting one together. San Jose was founded in 1777 when the original Mexican pioneers were sent from Yerba Buena to Santa Clara County to produce food for the presidios of San Francisco and Monterey. Many settled around the Guadalupe River, which is not far from today's convention center, making it the oldest part of town. Since then, the city has seen, among other things, the Bear Flag Revolt, the heartbreak of the redistribution of land after the USA took possession of California, the loss of becoming the state capitol, the burning of Chinatown on Market Street and the Hart Lynching. Deb and I have plotted our route and are currently researching and writing our script, but we would appreciate some help in developing the tour. Although we have always pursued history and ghost stories, neither of us claim to be all-encompassing experts. We want to test drive the tour and are looking for feedback and help filling in stories before leading Worldcon 76 members through town. Any questions arising from the stories would help us too, so we'll be making notes of them. The tour covers about 1.5 miles and we also need to determine how accessible it is. We start at Fourth Street and San Carlos and end at a pub, so we can socialize afterward. We also need to time it, but we're aiming for 90–120 minutes. Since we expect this tour to need polishing, we will be doing it at a reduced rate as a fundraiser for BAGH. Psychic Medium Irma Slage will also be joining us to give us her impressions of our points of interest. We are looking for people who will provide feedback, particularly for those who have either a strong background in local history or paranormal experiences/stories. Accessibility issues are also an issue we need to consider, so seeing how it works for people with mobility challenges would be helpful too. This tour is for BAGH members only; no guests. I find bringing a ghost walk to Downtown San Jose an exciting prospect and hope BAGH members look forward to it as well. Adrienne

    Yoshihiro Uchida Hall

    Fourth Street & San Carlos · San Jose, CA

    $10.00
    7 comments
  • Ghost Walking Tour of Downtown San Jose BETA TEST
    Several BAGH members are aware that I regularly attend the World Science Fiction Convention (aka Worldcon) and have a tradition of organizing ghost walking tours of its host city for the convenience of members. Worldcon is a convention that travels every year and I generally have no problem locating tour operators to guide us for these off-site excursions. This year Worldcon 76 is being held in San Jose, California. How ironic that the host city—the 10th largest in the USA—where BAGH is based does not have a professional tour operator to conduct a ghost walk for paranormal buffs. Not wanting to disappoint the Worldcon members who have regularly joined me on the tours, Deb and I have been putting one together. San Jose was founded in 1777 when the original Mexican pioneers were sent from Yerba Buena to Santa Clara County to produce food for the presidios of San Francisco and Monterey. Many settled around the Guadalupe River, which is not far from today's convention center, making it the oldest part of town. Since then, the city has seen, among other things, the Bear Flag Revolt, the heartbreak of the redistribution of land after the USA took possession of California, the loss of becoming the state capitol, the burning of Chinatown on Market Street and the Hart Lynching. Deb and I have plotted our route and are currently researching and writing our script, but we would appreciate some help in developing the tour. Although we have always pursued history and ghost stories, neither of us claim to be all-encompassing experts. We want to test drive the tour and are looking for feedback and help filling in stories before leading Worldcon 76 members through town. Any questions arising from the stories would help us too, so we'll be making notes of them. The tour covers about 1.5 miles and we also need to determine how accessible it is. We start at Fourth Street and San Carlos and end at a pub, so we can socialize afterward. We also need to time it, but we're aiming for 90–120 minutes. Since we expect this tour to need polishing, there will be no charge for this trial run, but we are looking for people who will provide feedback, particularly for those who have either a strong background in local history or paranormal experiences/stories. Accessibility issues are also an issue we need to consider, so seeing how it works for people with mobility challenges would be helpful too. We'll be setting up a waiting list and asking members how they can contribute to the tour's development and choose from there. We will be doing another test drive in July for those who would like to relax a little more on the walk, so members who aren't selected for this ghost walk can join us then. I find the prospect of bringing a ghost walk to Downtown San Jose exciting and hope BAGH members look forward to it as well. Adrienne

    Yoshihiro Uchida Hall

    Fourth Street & San Carlos · San Jose, CA

    19 comments
  • BAGH appears at BayCon 2018 in San Mateo—Part 2
    Bay Area Ghost Hunters will be returning to host a second panel at BayCon this year. At 7 p.m., we'll talk about local ghost stories and places we know and encourage other members to tell theirs. Maybe we'll even talk about the ghosts at the Marriott. Last year, a medium who was attending told us she saw some astral children running around the hotel. We can also be found in the fan table area starting around 10 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Please feel free to stop by, say hi, pick up a ribbon and we'll answer any questions about BAGH. In addition, please look for the lot of ghostie items BAGH is donating to BayCon's charity auction. This year, proceeds go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Guests of honor and special guests at BayCon 2017 include Tamora Pierce, Margaret Organ-Kean, Christopher J. Garcia, M. Todd Gallowglas and JC Arkham. Those interested in participating must be members of BayCon 2018. A full-attending adult membership for all FOUR DAYS of BayCon is currently $80.00, but that price rises at the door. Other options are available. A one-day pass for Sunday is $60 and sold only at the door. For more details, please see the BayCon website: http://baycon.org/bcwp/

    Marriott San Mateo Hotel

    1770 South Amphlett Blvd · San Mateo, CA

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  • BAGH appears at BayCon 2018 in San Mateo—Part 1
    If Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson proved anything, it was the overlapping interests between paranormal buffs and science fiction fans. Bay Area Ghost Hunters will go to BayCon 2018 to spread the love. We'll host a panel at 3 p.m. where we'll update people about BAGH and give people the opportunity to talk about their experiences. Unlike TAPS, we do believe personal experiences have a place in the study of parapsychology. We may even talk about the ghosts at the Marriott. Last year, a medium who was attending told us she saw some astral children running around the hotel. We can also be found in the fan table area starting around 1 p.m. until about 6 p.m., but will be taking a break for our panel. Please feel free to stop by, say hi, pick up a ribbon and ask questions. We'll be back on Saturday from 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. In addition, please look for the lot of ghostie items BAGH is donating to BayCon's charity auction. This year, proceeds go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Guests of honor and special guests at BayCon 2017 include Tamora Pierce, Margaret Organ-Kean, Christopher J. Garcia, M. Todd Gallowglas and JC Arkham. Those interested in participating must be members of BayCon 2018. A full-attending adult membership for all four days of BayCon is currently $80.00, but that price rises at the door. Other options are available. One-day passes for Friday are $50.00 and sold only at the door. For more details, please see the BayCon website: http://baycon.org/bcwp/

    San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport

    1770 South Amphlett Boulevard · San Mateo

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