40th Annual Conference on Anomalous Phenomena
- 40th Annual Conference on Anomalous Phenomena
THE INTERNATIONAL FORTEAN ORGANIZATION (INFO)
presents INTO THE DEEP
American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM), Baltimore, MD,
March 19, 2005!
Carlyle Hotel in Roland Park, Baltimore, March 20,
SATURDAY at AVAM:
LECTURE PROGRAM IN THE LOVE SCULPTURE BARN, 9:30 AM -
J. P. ONeill, author of The Great New England Sea
Serpent: An Account of Unknown Creatures Sighted by
Many Responsible Persons Between 1638 and the Present
Day with fabulous Fish Stories from the Cryptozoo.
William Sullivan, Ph.d,
ethnoastronomer/archaeoastronomer, acclaimed author of
The Secret of the Incas: Myth, Astronomy and the War
Against Time and Consultant in Astronomy and
Mythology to the Human Journey Project of the Center
for the World Mythology (St. Paul, MN) with an amazing
discussion and slides on The Invisible Pyramid of
John Michell, philosopher, the world's preeminent
scholar on the sacred mysteries and powers of the
Living Universe & the renowned Fortean author
(Eccentric Lives & Peculiar Notions, City of
Revelation, Ancient Metrology, Dimensions of Paradise,
View Over Atlantis, Twelve Tribe Nations And The
Science of Enchanting The Landscape and more) with a
not-to-be-missed illustrated talk, "Crop Circles:
Bearers of Knowledge". A must.
Phyllis Benjamin, journalist/artist/poet, President
of the International Fortean Organization (INFO) and
Chair of over twenty years of FortFest and FortNite
Conferences on I think, therefore I had breakfast, a
short discussion of Americas Twentieth Century
Outsider Philosopher and Father of the Study of
Anomalistics, Charles Fort.
Doug Skinner, Fortean writer/artist/ Off-Broadway
(with Bill Irwin) performer extraordinaire on "The
Amazing Stories of Richard Shaver". Skinner continues
his research into the strange and moving career of
Richard Shaver, whose tales of underground caverns,
and the rock books of the sea people (who may have
been from Atlantis) convinced thousands of readers in
the '40s and '50s.
Phyllis Galde, Editor of Fate Magazine and Publisher
of Galde Press, will invite the audience to jump off
the deep end with tales of Ghastly Ghosts of the
Sea: Watery Graves, Haunted Ships and Strange
Antonio Huneeus, Chilian science journalist on Aqua
UFO: astounding reports, worldwide, on Unidentified
Submarine Objects (USOs) including Shag Harbour, Nova
Scotia, the mother of all underwater anomalies.
Fort is in the Details: Optional Buffet Luncheon on
the waterfront at the Rusty Scupper
Sale of Books,Tapes and Periodicals!***Informal
Friday Night, March 18 Social. On Saturday join the
Forteans for an unbelieveable All-Night-Into-The-Deep
Bash at the Carlyle Hotel! Transportation between
AVAM and the Carlyle will be available for
out-of-towners. Sat. Includes FREE PASS ($11 value)
TO AVAMs new show Liquid Universe!
SUNDAY SEMINARS at the CARLYLE: 10 A.M.-3:00 P.M.
Doug Rogers, of MUFON, "The Dilemma of Forbidden
Knowledge vs the Status Quo regarding UFOs".
Sarah Estep, Founder of the American Association of
Electronic Voice Phenomena (AAEVP), author of Roads
to Eternity with electronic voice phenomena tapes and
stories from Spirit and Space. Bring a tape recorder
if you want to tape voices from Beyond during the
Phyllis Galde, The Most Haunting Stories from the
files of Fate Magazine, a nostalgic, ghostly slide
Tom Howell, Filmmaker and Psychic Investigator on
"Psychokinesis Research in the States and Abroad:
Energy Fields of Life.
( ) Saturday Lecture Program, $75 before March
10, $85 after.
includes Lectures, Book Sale, Ticket to
AVAM plus socials!
( ) Saturday Optional Buffet Lunch at the Rusty
Deli plus salads, desserts, drinks, tax, tip.
Pre-Pay by March 04!
( ) Saturday Optional Parking Pass, $10 All Day at
the Rusty Scupper
located across the street from the Museum. Pre-Pay
by March 04!
( ) Saturday Van Option: $10 transportation
available from Carlyle Hotel
to AVAM and return for those staying at hotel.
Pre-pay by March 04!
( ) Saturday Lecture Program Full-Time Student rate,
$35 with valid ID!
( ) Sunday Seminar at the Carlyle, $35 before March
10, $45 after.
( ) FORTNITE COMBO-MAMBO, $99 before March 10, $125
Includes Saturday Lectures and Saturday Ticket to
AVAMs new show
Liquid Universe plus Sunday Seminars and Socials
(does not include optionals such as meal,
parking, van shuttle).
*RESERVATIONS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR HOTEL BEFORE MARCH 02!
$99, Queen or King Kitchenette accommodations, or
Family Double Suite (sleeps up to 6) for $119
available for Friday,Saturday, and Sunday night from
The Carlyle Quality Inn & Suites, 500 W. University
Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21210. For directions to the
hotel call (410)889-4500 or log on to
For room reservations only call (410)261-2370,
Mon.-Fri. in the morning. Ask for the "FortNite 2005
Group Rate" from Chris in the Sales Office. Valet
Parking for Carlyle Hotel available for $10 a day or
Try SouthWest Airlines or TranAir for low rates from
the Northeast, Florida, LAX,SFO or Chicago and USAIR
for reasonable weekend fares. Buses and Amtrak offer
reasonable 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 contribution towards your work.
E-mail questions? Contact us at fortfest99@...
or call INFO at (304)876-0932. See our website for
past conferences at www.forteans.com
RESERVATIONS ARE A MUST FOR ALL EVENTS-PLEASE RESERVE
Make all checks payable to INFO and return to FortFest
Chair, P.O. Box 50088, Baltimore, MD 21211.
The International Fortean Organization (INFO) is a
non-profit, educational corporation a 501.c.3,
donations are tax-deductible!