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|THE INTERNATIONAL FORTEAN ORGANIZATION (INFO) PRESENTS
FORTFEST A-Wake!: A Tribute to John Michell & John Keel
APRIL 24 & 25, 2010
54th Conference on Anomalous Phenomena
Peabody Court Hotel, Baltimore, MD
SATURDAY, April 24 Conference, 9:15 A.M.-6:30 P.M., MC Larry Arnold:
Joscelyn Godwin, Ph.D., musicologist and classics professor from Colgate University, author of The Pagan Dream of the Renaissance, The Theosophical Enlightenment, Music and the Occult, The Mystery of the Seven Vowels, and his latest Anthanasius Kircher’s Theatre of the World, on the wit and wisdom of fortean philosopher king John Michell and Michell’s ground breaking last book, How The World Is Made.
Doug Skinner long-time Fortean writer and performer, and long-time friend of John Keel, on Keel’s
life, work, and theories, including rare films and other curiosities.
Stephen Braude, Ph.D., on ESP, Psychokinesis and the Philosophy of Science. Stephen is a philosopher/parapsychologist, author of The Gold Leaf Lady and Other Parasychological Explanations, a Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Department at the University of Maryland Baltimore County and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Scientific Exploration.
Daniel Pinchbeck, world-traveling shaman and author of Breaking Open The Head and 2012: the Return of Quetzalcoatl with both a talk on predictions, prophecies and the whole truth on 2012 and a film on evolving consciousness Beyond 2010, New Trends In Consciousness s, that will knock your socks off.
Gary Mangiacopra, cyptozoologist and author of Does Champ Exist with Dwight G. Smith on Ivan T. Sanderson: new information and films plus an astounding potpourri from the cryptozoo including lake monsters, Turkish mermaids, 300-pound guinea pigs, flying creatures and more!
Phyllis Benjamin, journalist/artist/producer, President The International Fortean Organization (INFO) and Chair of the FortFests and FortScapes (co-Chair Al Rosensmyle) on Charles Fort’s Oeuvre.
Orion Foxwood, Elder in Traditional Craft, primary founder of the Alliance of the Old Religion, teacher of the Faery Seership tradition and author of The Tree of Enchantment and the Ancient Lore and Practices of the Faery Tradition, on The Tree of Enchantment, rituals for a New Age.
Plus: Optional Buffet in the glass enclosed rooftop 13th Floor with dessert, coffee, tea and iced tea, The Phenomenal I Would Sell My Mother To Pay For Books Sale, informal Friday in the hotel at the Three Georges Lounge and Library and Saturday Social and Networking Party in the hotel Bar Lounge/Library and late night at Rocket to Venus.
SUNDAY, APRIL 25, 9a-4p SYMBOLIST WASHINGTON (beyond Dan Brown) BY COACH with hosts Phyllis & Al, with sacred architect Alvin Holm, 32nd-degree Mason Will Fellows, Joscelyn Godwin, Faery Seer Orion Foxwood, Join us for our tour of unknown D.C! Departs and returns from the Peabody Court Hotel in Baltimore with additional pickups and drop-offs at the College Park Metro Station. Lunch on on your own at the Pavilion at the Old Post Office. Do ghost photography and EVP recordings on site. Bring water, a snack and infa-red film!
( ) Saturday Lecture Program, includes Friday and Saturday Socials
$89 before April 1, $99 after April 1
( ) Student/Starving Artist rate, $35 for Saturday
( ) Buffet Lunch, $22, pay by April 15
( ) Sunday Symbolist Washington by Motor coach, $59 with Sat. Program, $79 tour only. Tour departs Peabody Court Hotel 9a SHARP-returns 4p! For those who drive South, pickup and drop at College Park Metro train station outside of D.C. is available. Ask us about logistics!
*Reduced entrance fee to the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) for all FortFest attendees, $9 payable to the museum with your FortFest ticket!
HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS : BOOK BY March 26! Peabody Court Hotel, 612 Cathedral Street, Baltimore 21201, 410-727-7101 for Reservations, ask for the FORTFEST GROUP RATE and directions. ( ) Friday, ( ) Sat. ( ) Sun.
$105 per night per room, for single or double/triple accommodations plus 13.5% tax per night for Friday, Saturday or Sunday. (Split this amount with one or two or three roommates). Rooms offer microwave, frig, free wifi, newspaper, gym.
*On street and public lots ($6 all day across from the Walters Museum) Hotel also provides shuttle service (fee) from BWI, Reagan National and Dulles airports.
*Please let us know if you need a roommate or a ride from NYC, CT, PA, New Jersey or the Washington-Virginia area and we will connect you to fellow forteans. New Yorkers can catch the $45 bus round trip to Baltimore. Check SouthWest and AirTran for super cheap fares. Light Rail from BWI Airport to Lexington Market (3 blocks away from hotel) is $1.60. Baltimore’s Penn Station is 5 blocks from hotel.
Make checks or money orders for the Saturday Lecture Program and the Motor coach Tour payable to “INFO” and mail to INFO, P.O. Box 50088, Baltimore, MD 21211
( ) Yes! Sign me/us up for FortFest, A Phenomenal Conference!
( ) Sorry, I cannot attend. Please accept my tax-deductable towards your work.
Email questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone INFO
at 443-564-2158. See our website for past conferences at www.forteans.com
Bring 4 to either the conference or the coach tour and receive 1 free ticket!