C2D1 Haunting 30th Anniversary Paranormal Symposium
Saturday Afternoon Vendor Area

Gone Haunting

Rolling Hills Asylum

CITA Productions

Ghost Detectives

Genesee Valley Paranormal Investigators

Rochester Paranormal Researchers

Rochester Paranormal Researchers

Surviving Evidence
As a young college student, Chris Di Cesare's view of life was forever changed by a series of horrifying events in and around his dorm room: C2D1 at SUNY Geneseo. From early February through late April of 1985, he and his college friends endured what is now referred to as 'The C2D1 Haunting'.  Apparitions sighted, disembodied voices heard, moving objects witnessed and frightening physical attacks all became part of the ordeal suffered by Chris - who quickly became the focal point of the haunting - and several of his college classmates.  Long suppressed by the participants themselves, the extreme haunting eventually moved into the realm of ‘urban legend’,

After almost a quarter century of avoiding the spotlight, in 2009 Di Cesare - convinced by the level of respect and authenticity provided by the "Please, talk with me..." film project - finally agreed to share his experience. The film recreates the 1985 events surrounding the photograph that has become known across the internet as the 'C2D1 ghost'.

Following a 2011 college speaking tour, Chris was featured on the SyFy channel's show "School Spirits". The episode titled 'Dorm Room Nightmare' first aired on June 27th, 2012 and gained national attention.

"Please, talk with me …" premiered at SCARE-A-CUSE in September, 2012 along with a companion book by the Rev. Tim Shaw (foreword by John Zaffis, the Haunted Collector).  The movie has since gone on to win multiple awards including Best Feature (Spirit Quest Film Fest) and Best Director (Wilson Horror Film Fest).

An accomplished lecturer who recently appeared on Coast to Coast AM, Di Cesare has released his memoir, Surviving Evidence, (Dark Moon Press) which offers a compelling first-hand accounting of the infamous extreme haunting from the person who found himself at its center … and survived it.

Haunted Rochester Mason Winfield has written or edited eleven books, mostly on supernatural traditions in upstate New York. He has also written books on the War of 1812 (Ghosts of 1812), and on the spiritual-supernatural traditions of the six Longhouse Nations (Iroquois Supernatural). As a researcher, Mr. Winfield has spoken at venues such as the Lily Dale Assembly, the New England Antiquities Research Association, and the Roycroft Campus Corporation in East Aurora, N.Y. He also designed and hosted The Phantom Tour (2003), a two hour TV program/DVD on haunted history in upstate New York.

Mason has appeared on many radio and TV programs, including NBC's Today Show and the Travel Channel’s Legend Hunters. His company, Haunted History Ghost Walks, Inc., designs walking tours, vehicle tours, and conferences. Cultural, historic and architectural preservation are vital issues to Mason, and Haunted History Ghost Walks, Inc. is proud to support those causes through a multitude of varied and successful fund-raising endeavors. As a storyteller/spoken word performer, Mason has appeared at multiple venues including First Night Saratoga (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.), Night Lights at the Heron (Sherman, N.Y.), City of Night (Buffalo, N.Y.), the Rochester Fringe Festival (Rochester, N. Y.), and Piccolo Spoletto Festival of the Arts in Charleston, S.C.
Communion of Saints Mary Grace is a Spiritual Counselor, Parapsychologist, and founder of Gifts of Grace Ministry, providing education on paranormal, supernatural, mystical and near-death phenomena.

She holds B.A. in psychology from the State University of New York at Geneseo and is a retired mental health professional.  She is a member of Spiritus Christi Catholic Church in Rochester, NY, the International Association of Near-Death Studies, Rochester UFO Meetup, and Paranormal Researchers of Rochester.Mary Grace conducts spiritual programs and lectures nationally.

About The Communion of Saints: If we can talk to God and the saints in heaven, why can’t we talk to Grandma in heaven?   Learn how grieving Catholics can communicate with loved ones in spirit through The Communion of Saints.  Check out this groundbreaking, inspirational, educational, self-help guide that bridges science and religion by integrating parapsychology with Christian Theology, mysticism, Catholicism and spiritualism. 
Field Guide

Dale Kaczmarek, President of the Ghost Research Society and director of Excursions into the Unknown, Inc. (the only year-round ghost tour of haunted Chicagoland locations).  His website Ghost Research Society (http://www.ghostresearch.org) is one of the most active of its kind in the world, and it was on it that very site that the ‘Skeletal Ghost’ image from the 1985 C2D1 Haunting first gained notoriety! He has appeared in numerous books, publications, newspapers and periodicals, including: “Oprah”, “Encounters”, “Sightings”, “The Other Side”, “Rolanda”, “Mysteries Magic and Miracles”, “Exploring the Unknown”, and was called on by the “Discovery Channel” to help produce, and appear in, two segments; “Real Ghosthunters” and “Phantom Photos”.

Dale has authored six books including: Windy City Ghosts; Windy City Ghosts II; A Field Guide to Spirit Photography; Illuminating the Darkness: The Mystery of Spooklights; Field Guide to Ghost Hunting Techniques and Field Guide to Haunted Highways and Bridges.
Even Dead

Chip Reichenthal – an award-winning New York area disc jockey back in the 1980’s – currently hosts “Understanding the Fringe: The Kinder Side of Afterlife Science” on the Dark Matter Radio Network, and “Beyond the Norm” on the A1B network. He is recognized across the industry for his ‘Chipisms’: positive views expressed during the opening segments of his shows. Mr. Reichenthal is an outspoken advocate for kindness, respect, love and light in often-considered dark realms like the paranormal, metaphysics and UFOlogy. In 2014 he authored a fictional novel entitled “Even the Dead Won’t Tell You the Truth” (Rowe Publishing); serves as a contributing writer for the online “Supernatural Magazine” and for “The Magic Happens” magazine out of Norway. Mr. Reichenthal has appeared as an actor in three independent films; and has served as a researcher, historian and investigator for the Glory Haunt Hounds Paranormal Team.
Chasing Shadows

Mark Keyes is author of Chasing Shadows: A Criminal Investigator's Look into the Paranormal (Rowe Publishing). A native of Scranton, Pennsylvania  -- his interest in the paranormal began in his teenage years when he had what he believes was a paranormal experience. Mark graduated from Wilkes University with a degree in psychology and is currently a full time State Police Criminal Investigator with 20+ years’ experience as a State Trooper. In late 2007, Mark and his wife Lauren founded The Pennsylvania Paranormal Association, a resolution based paranormal group, to study paranormal phenomenon and help resolve hauntings for clients. Mark has been featured as a reoccurring cast member on Discovery's, THE HAUNTED,  and the Host of the PARANORMAL SCIENCE talk-show on WILK Newsradio 103.1FM in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre,Pennsylvania area broadcasting world-wide.
Foklore Rochester

Michael Keene is the author of, Folklore and Legends of Rochester, Murder, Mayhem and Madness, Mad~House and now his new book Question of Sanity. Michael is also the producer of the award-winning documentary series, Visions as well his recently released audio book, Anthology.

Although employed as a full time financial advisor for the past twenty-three years, Michael has combined his interests in local history, writing and film making in order to explore unique and fascinating chapters of 19th century Western New York folklore and legend.  The events that bubbled out of this period included the Anti-Masonic Movement, the origins of the Modern Spiritualist Movement, the Women's Rights and Abolitionist's Movements as well as the founding of seven new religions, sects and utopian communes.
Beyond Lila

“Beyond Lilla” is a spirited novel about Rochester’s newest ghost. Lilla, also known as “The Lilac Lady,” is an earthbound spirit searching for her husband, Sam, in the afterlife. It’s told in first person, so we hear Lilla’s inner bewilderment and occasional sarcasm as she learns tricks and secrets from many spirits in Mount Hope Cemetery and across the country. Her past as a celebrated gardener (similar to Doc and Katy), enlightened southern coed, and devoted sister, intertwine with her present as an awkward ghost finding her way in this unique blend of historical fiction, drama and humor.

Author Tracy Fontaine, a New Hampshire native, has lived in Rochester for thirty years and loves Rochester’s rich history. Mount Hope Cemetery’s hilly terrain, the artwork and inscriptions on the monuments, inspires her to muse about the people who’ve roamed this area over the years, and how they might interact if their spirits continued to exist among us.
Myth Ink Books

Jessica Burke and Anthony Burdge, the founders of Myth Ink Books, have been writing and editing for the past 13 years. They created Myth Ink Books to give voice to those who’ve written work that others may find just a bit too weird, eclectic, or profound for print. Myth Ink Books seeks to publish what would be deemed Weird Fiction, Horror, Fantasy, and similar styles of fiction, as well as related critical non-fiction and academic work. Myth Ink has plans to launch a paranormal series of non-fiction in 2016 beginning with the collection Tails from the Other Side: Pets & the Paranormal.

Rosalyn Bown, a former cast member of SyFy’s Ghost Hunters Academy, Ms. Bown has also appeared on the Paranormal After Party television series, was featured in the Surviving Evidence film project, and has contributed to episodes of paranormal programs for Comcast Cable, the National Geographic Channel, and the UK’s Living Channel.

Rosalyn joined her first ghost research group in 1999, and served as assistant director of a local T.A.P.S. Family Group for several years. She has conducted hundreds of ghost investigations and has traveled the country giving paranormal lectures and seminars. Rosalyn’s background in psychiatric nursing and customer relations give her a unique insight into the minds and motivations of both the living and the dead. She is also a Reiki Master, an Angel Therapy Practitioner, and a Psychic Medium.

Paranormal Talk Radio

Paranormal Investigators from two different states, Tim Vickers and Matthew J Haas have come together to form a Paranormal Talk Radio show that consists of educational topics that pertain mostly to Paranormal Investigations. Once in a while we host unique guests who offer a broad view and opinion about their work that may or may not be related to the Paranormal as we also discuss subjects such as UFO's, Government Conspiracies, Cryptozoology, Folklore and other interesting subjects.

Matthew J. Haas and Tim Vickers have quickly built an excellent reputation and rapport with many great names as their guests such as World Acclaimed Archaeologist Dr. Zahi Hawass, The Dream Expert Lauri Loewenberg, Renown Exorcist Bishop James Long, Widely Recognized Cryptozoologist Ken Gerhard, Fact or Faked Ben Hansen, Author Andrea Perron, Author of the Demon of Brownsville Road Bob Cramner and many more!

Mary Lee Mary Lee is a psychic medium has a Masters Degree in Creative Art Therapies as well as a MARI practitioner. Mary Lee connects to Higher Energies in her readings to offer insights that will help you in receiving the message Spirit intends. The messages you will receive in her readings will incorporate the recognition of your own strengths and assert your talents through empowerment. In addition, Mary Lee incorporates her Creative Arts Therapies education with her psychic mediumship in working with clients to explore their connection with spirit. She provides SPIRIT ART and MANDALA reading, upon request, where the client will receive their personalized art piece that is created during the session. She believes when working in the artistic realm one’s higher self transforms itself in the artwork. This provides the client with an opportunity for discovery and greater understanding of self. Her readings offer creative insights and emphasize the Universe’s role in supporting us in our daily lives.
Mike S.

Meet Michael Sciabarrasi -- the award winning independent film actor,and television director, casting director and executive producer. Mike will be on hand to answer your questions about the exciting upswing in movie and television shows being filmed in N.Y. State and how you can get into the movies!

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