I mentioned awhile back the date of the upcoming World Explorers Club micro-conference. The link w/details & registration is:
I believe Rick Osman is going. Steve Garcia is a longtime friend of David Hatcher Childress and Christopher Dunn and probably has not missed a WEX conference. I hope so as always enjoy the infrequent but brilliant dialogues between Osman, Garcia and others on our web site.
Hatcher Childress, Dunn, and Jerry Smith who Rick Osman interviewed recently on the Oopa Loopa Cafe are among those speaking at the Saturday conference. Kempton is a small Central Illinois farm town and WEX conferences are very informal, fun, have very good speakers, and much interaction between attendees, speakers, and friendly staff.
Adventures Unlimited Press and Bookstore will be the setting for five hours of complimentary drinks, hors'doevres and conversation for those attending a Friday night cocktail party hosted by David Hatcher Childress and his wife Jennifer Bohm. Conference cost is $60 and includes the kick off cocktail party, Saturday's lunch, and the conference.
It is my understanding AWS member and author, Brad Olson worked at the Kempton WEX Bookstore & Press a few years back. Pamela Giese introduced me to WEX conferences during the mid-90's, now is residing in the UK so may not be attending. I booked a room for two nights where I have stayed several times. Co-owner of the farmhouse B&B went to chef's school: Greenhoues Bed & Breakfast:
Camping $25/night per tent (breakfast extra); Farmhouse room, Single-$55 & couple-$75 w/full breakfast, gourmet cooking; nightly camping is $25/tent. There is otherwise little in the way of motels within ten or fifteen country miles.
Most here may have heard Jerry Smith's interview by Rick Osman last month on the Oopa Loopa Cafe. Speaking also will be David Hatcher Childress and Christopher Dunn.
David Hatcher Childress was on Coast to Coast AM Radio a few years back with George Noory. For those unfamiliar with David, here is a brief Youtube Pt. 11 of the interview: Lost Cities of North and Central America, the Olmec, Maya, etc. In the audience participation discussion he refers to ancient world waterways as highways, diffusionism and ancient Mississippi River area earthworks, Egyptian findings in SE Illiniois, Gungywomp area/America's Stonehenge.