Eastern Panhandle Paranormal Conference (EPPC2009)

Venue: Apollo Civic Theatre

Location: Martinsburg, West Virginia, United States

Event Date/Time: Aug 29, 2009
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Tentative Schedule-Lecture Titles To Come Soon!

9:00AM Doors Open

Conference Begins

Shawn Kelly: "Do Spirits Exist?"


Sharon Kincaid: "Improving the Study of the Paranormal"

Break For Lunch


Rie Sadler: “Overlooked on the Paranormal Map: The Historic Haunts of the Old Line State”


John Sabol: "The Re-haunting of Gettysburg"


Susan Sheppard


Break for Dinner

Victorian Séance’/Message Circle

Venue History


First, there was the Apollo Theatre...

The life story of this historic building is being rewritten and we're collecting tales from many contributors.

For two years beginning in 1973, the theatre was used by The Berkeley County Civic Theatre (or BCCT) for productions in conjunction with the owner, Elwood Lane. In 1975, Mr. Lane purchased the Berkeley Plaza Theaters and the BCCT bought the Apollo building.

After a cleanup and extensive refurbishing, the group was able to begin presenting a full season of theatrical productions.

In 1987 the name of the organization was changed to The Apollo Civic Theatre, Inc.

The Apollo Civic Theatre organization...

The ACT is a West Virginia non-profit corporation, recognized as a 501(c)(3) organization by the IRS. (Your contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law.)

With an all-volunteer board, the ACT produces six main-stage shows each year, plus a summer youth production. Shows may be musicals, dramas, comedies or mysteries. Audiences are asked to contribute their ideas and suggestions for productions.

Participation is open to all regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, or disability. Please contact us if you need special accommodation to participate or attend a performance, and we will assist you.

Funding for productions and for the operation and maintenance of the theatre building is by sales of admissions to the shows, by fundraising activities, special events and especally by contributions from the community. The City of Martinsburg, Berkeley County, and the State of West Virginia have generously supported The Apollo Civic Theatre throughout its years of operation.

Community events held regularly at the Apollo include the Coronation of Queen Pomona during the Apple Harvest Festival in October, and the Miss Berkeley County Pageant in February.

Apollo-produced special events have included an annual Haunted Theatre tour for Halloween, and the Community Talent Extravaganza. A Directors' Workshop coaches aspiring directors as they present short one-act plays.

Victorian Seance & Message Circle

Q: What is it?

A: A Psychic Medium first summons spirits within the building and communicates their messages to the audience. Next the Psychic Medium walks through the audience and does readings on people. Often family members who are deceased come through with a message from beyond.

Q: Am I Gaurenteed a Reading?

A: Unfortunately, not everyone is gaurenteed a reading do to time constraints and spiritual means. The seance and message circle is a wonderful event to expeirence. Some say it is much like watching John Edwards or Sylvia Browne.

Q: Is additional admission required?

A: Yes you must obtain a ticket spefically for the circle, of purchase a VIP Ticket.

APG Conferences always provides outside vendors that oppurtunity to bring their unique paranormal merchandise to the public. Many of our esteemed lecturers are up and coming authors who have wonderful text to offer at our events.

Vendors will be allowed to set up at 9AM and remain open until 7PM

To sell your items at the Eastern Panhandle Paranormal Conference obtain a vendor ticket above. Each ticket entitles you to a table. Space is limited.



128 E. Martin St.
West Virginia
United States