Press Release: FortFest ’08 “Beyond Belief”!
Written By: The International Fortean Organization
FortFest ’08 “Beyond Belief”!
*American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM), Baltimore,MD
47th Conference on Anomalous Phenomena, March 29-30
SATURDAY, March 29, at AVAM, 9:30 A.M.-6:30 P.M. MC Larry Arnold:
LECTURE PROGRAM IN THE NEW JIM ROUSE VISIONARY CENTER, 3RD FLOOR
Budd Hopkins with a startling all-new talk on ”The UFO Abduction
Phenomenon and the new Paradigm”. Budd is an award-winning (Guggenheim
fellowship) painter with pieces in major museums including the
Guggenheim and the Whitney and the author of Missing Time, Intruders
and Sight Unseen: Science, UFO Invisibility & Transgenic Beings.
Linda Godfrey, a teacher and journalist, author of Weird Wisconsin, on
her compelling books An American Werewolf and The Beast of Bray Road,
chilling true life stories from the dark corner of cryptozoology!
Orion Foxwood, Elder in Romano-Celtic Traditional Craft, primary
founder of the Alliance of the Old Religion,
is an Elder teacher of the Faery Seership Tradition. Orion is the author
of The Faery Teachings and will talk on his upcoming book (Samuel
Weiser) The Tree of Enchantment, Ancient Lore and Practices of the Faery
Phyllis Benjamin, journalist, producer/artist/poet, President of the
International Fortean Organization (INFO) and Chair of over twenty years
of FortFest, FortNite, FortScape Conferences and FortFest Seminars at
“ Synchronicity or Supernatural, Another Miracle on 34th Street?”
George Haas with an all-new exo-archaeology talk on the fascinating
link between the sculptures of pre-Columbian Meso-America and
Mesopotamia with a set of corresponding structures found in the Cydonia
region of Mars. George is a sculptor and the author of the Cydonia
Codex, Reflections from Mars. Was there life on Mars?
Dr. Bob Hieronimus, charismatic talk radio host of 21st Century Radio,
author of Founding Fathers, Secret Societies: Freemasons, Illuminati,
Rosicrucians and the Decoding of the Great Seal on “In Goddesses We
Trust” from his latest book on religion and hidden symbology in
America. He will be signing his latest book United Symbolism of
America: Meanings in America’s Most Familiar Art, Architecture and
Logos (New Page Books, March 2008).
Dr. Peter Westbrook, historian of sacred science, author Divine Harmony:
Life and Teachings of Pythagoras with a talk and a segment of his
documentary Perennial Philosophy for Spaceship Earth featuring an
interview with Huston Smith, renown author of Religions of the World ,
and his experience with Buddhism, Sufism, Hinduism plus Smith’s work
with Aldous Huxley, Timothy Leary and entheogenic plants within a
Plus: Optional Italian Buffet Luncheon in house
of Books,Tapes and Periodicals!***Informal Friday, Sat. & Sun. Night
Socials and Pub Crawls. Sat. Includes a FREE PASS ($12 value) to AVAM’s
extraordinary new show “All Faiths Beautiful”!
March 30, 2008, 10 A.M.-5 P.M. (moderator Alvin Holm)
SUNDAY SEMINARS AT THE DAYS INN (HARBOR ROOM) INNER HARBOR,BALTIMORE
George Hansen, rescheduled from 2007 Ice Storm at FortFest, from the
Psychophysical Research Laboratories at Princeton, NJ , author of The
Trickster and the Paranormal, with new observations.
William Fellows, NOAA quantum physicist, New Look at Madam Blavatsky
and Theosophical Science.
Barbara Lane, Ph.d., hypnotherapist, on “Jesus’ Past Lives According to
Edgar Cayce” and a regression “Divine drama: the lives of a Master and
your own role in the spiritual history of the Earth through time
Dave Drake, author of over 110 best-selling SciFi books, on “Science
Fiction and Fiction’s Debt to Charles Fort”.
Phyllis Benjamin on “Is the Tomb of Jesus in Kashmir?”
Jim Grapek, filmmaker from Associated Producers, with Zeitgeist, and a
film challenging belief
systems. *Reservations a must
for all events!
( ) Saturday Lecture Program, $75 before March 15, $85 after.
includes Lectures, Book Sale, Ticket to AVAM plus socials,
( ) Saturday Optional Italian Buffet Lunch, $16
Pay by March 15!
( ) Sunday Seminar, Days Inn Inner Harbor, $45 before March 15, $55
Note: Limited seating on Sunday, first preference given to
Combo-Mombo Pass holders. Reserve early!
( ) Sunday Optional Deli Lunch Buffet, $20. Pay by March 15!
( ) FORTFEST COMBO-MAMBO, $99 before March 15, $125 after!
Includes Saturday Lectures and Saturday Ticket to AVAM’s new shows
plus Sunday Seminars and Socials
(does not include optionals such as meals, parking, taxi).
*RESERVATIONS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR HOTEL BEFORE March 5!
$149 single or double accommodations (King bed room has pull-out sofa)
includes newspaper, restaurant/lounge fitness center, 3 blocks to
harbor, free high-speed wireless, available for Friday,Saturday, and
Sunday night from Days Inn Inner Harbor, 100 Hopkins Place, Baltimore,
MD 21201. 410)576-1000 or www.MapQuest.com.
Room Reservations call (410)576-1000, Mon.-Fri. Ask for the "FortFest
2008 Group Rate" from Reservations. Valet Parking available or
Southwest Airlines. Jet Blue or TranAir offer low rates from the
Northeast, Florida, LAX,SFO or Chicago. Buses and Amtrak offer low
rates from the Northeast to Baltimore.Hotel is a short cab ride from
either the Baltimore Amtrak or Bus Station. SHUTTLES available from BWI
( ) Sorry, I cannot attend. Please accept my tax-deductible
contributions towards your work.
E-mail questions? Contact us at [email protected] or call INFO at
(443)564-2158. See our web site for past conferences at
RESERVATIONS ARE A MUST FOR ALL EVENTS-PLEASE RESERVE EARLY!
Make all checks payable to INFO and return to FortFest Chair, P.O. Box
50088, Baltimore, MD 21211.
Phone: Work Phone:
The International Fortean Organization (INFO) is a non-profit,
educational corporation, a 501.c.3, donations are tax-deductible!
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