FortFest 07, 43rd Annual Conference on Anomalous Phenomena at the American VIsionary Art Museum (FortFest 2007)

Venue: American Visonary Art Museum-Jim Rouse Conference Center, 3rd floor

Location: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Event Date/Time: Mar 17, 2007 End Date/Time: Mar 18, 2007
Registration Date: Mar 17, 2007
Early Registration Date: Mar 01, 2007
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THE INTERNATIONAL FORTEAN ORGANIZATION (INFO)
FortFest '07 at AVAM!
*American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore,March 17, 2007
43th Annual Conference on Anomalous Phenomena, “Home & Beast”

SATURDAY at AVAM, 9:30 A.M.-6 P.M.:
LECTURE PROGRAM IN THE NEW JIM ROUSE VISIONARY CENTER, 3RD FLOOR,

George Hansen, lauded author of The Trickster and the Paranormal and member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians on The Trickster, Outsiders and Forteana. George has a exensive background with parapsychology labs-the Rhine Research Center in Durham, North Carolina and the Psychophysical Research Laboratories at Princeton, in New Jersey.

Dr. Michael Grosso, philosophy professor from Columbia Univ., prolific author of books on the paranormal, shamanism and the afterlife. Mike is also an Outsider painter and will give an illustrated presentation: Art as Materialization: Studies in Creative Dissociation.

Joscelyn Godwin, a Professor of Music at Colgate University, spends his time writing about things like Polar Myths, the Seven Vowels, Renaissance Paganism, Weird Upstate New York and, currently, a large book on the polymath Kircher. He will illuminate withThe Collection Mania, a talk based on his book The Pagan Dream of the Renaissance.

Phyllis Benjamin, journalist/artist/poet, President of the International Fortean Organization (INFO) and Chair of over twenty years of FortFest and FortNite Conferences on “ Charles Fort, America’s Headiest Philosopher.”

Doug Skinner, Fortean writer/artist/ Off-Broadway (with Bill Irwin) performer extraordinaire, sings the 1916 song “There’s a little monkey in us all”. Join the always amazing Skinner as he investigates the cultural clash between creationism and Darwinism in the US; including the rewriting of the Scopes Trial, the odd story of Joseph Knowles, Biblical dinosaurs, and a brief history of caveman cartoons.

Mike Hughes “Professor Pan” began demonstrating his intuitive abilities to the public after studying meditation, various spiritual and mental disciplines,psychology, Qigong, and mentalism (psychic magic) for many years. His unique stage shows present powerful examples of synchronicity, psi phenomena, mind/body magic, and the mysteries of the Tarot in an entertaining way.

Antonio Huneeus well-known Chilian science journalist and editor/ fortean writer with an all-new illustrated talk on Dragon Art Beyond Raphael, Leonardo and Durer:The Symbology of the Great Beast.

Plus: Optional Italian Buffet Luncheon inhouse(Noon),***Phenomenal-I-Would-Almost-Sell-My-Mother-To-Pay-For-Books Sale of Books,Tapes and Periodicals!***Informal Friday & Saturday Night Socials. Sat. Includes FREE PASS ($11 value) to AVAM’s new show “Home & Beast” and the permanent collection!

March 18, 2007, 10 A.M.-5 P.M.
SUNDAY SEMINARS at the DAYS INN (HARBOR ROOM) INNER HARBOR, Baltimore
William Fellows, physicist from NOAA and metaphysician on The Art-Science of Walter Russell.
Zohara Hieronimus, co- founder of Hieronimus & Company, The Kabbalah Center and the Wycomb Mansion Healing Arts Center on her latest book Prophecy and the Seven Prophetesses of Israel, A Kabbalistic Journey.
Herbert Bangs, AIA , geometer, with his new book The Realm of Sacred Architecture.
Mike Hughes, onThe UFO/Occult Nexus.
Alvin Holm, AIA, with King Bladud of Bath: a riddle solved and a legend confirmed.


*Reservations a must for all events!
BECOME A NEW AVAM MEMBER AND RECEIVE $20 OFF FORTNITE 2007!
Registration Form
( ) Saturday Lecture Program, $75 before March 1, $85 after.
includes Lectures, Book Sale, Ticket to AVAM plus socials!

( ) Saturday Optional Italian Buffet Lunch, $15
Pre-Pay by March 1!

( ) Saturday Lecture Program Full-Time Student rate, $45 with valid ID!

( ) Sunday Seminar, Days Inn Inner Harbor, $45 before March 1, $55 after.

( ) Sunday Optional Deli Lunch Buffet- $18

( ) FORTNITE COMBO-MAMBO, $99 before March 1, $125 after!
Includes Saturday Lectures and Saturday Ticket to AVAM’s new shows
plus Sunday Seminars and Socials
(does not include optionals such as meal, parking, taxi).


*RESERVATION ARE ESSENTIAL FOR HOTEL BEFORE February 23!
$149 single, double, triple, quad accommodations includes 2 Queen beds, newspaper, restuarant/lounge/room service, fitness center, 3 blocks to harbor, free high-speed wireless, available for Friday,Saturday, and Sunday night from Days Inn InnerHarbor, 100 Hopkins Place, Baltimore, MD 21201. For directions to the hotel call (410)576-1000 or log on to www.MapQuest.com.
For room reservations only call (410)576-1000, Mon.-Fri. . Ask for the "FortFest 2007 Group Rate" from Reservations. Valet Parking for Hotel available or on-street parking lots.
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 Airport.
( ) Sorry, I cannot attend. Please accept my tax-deductible contribution towards your work.

E-mail questions? Contact us at fortfest99@yahoo.com or call INFO at (410)243-8586. See our website for past conferences at www.forteans.com
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.

Name: Phone: FAX:

Address:

Zip:
Email: Website:

The International Fortean Organization (INFO) is a non-profit, educational corporation, a 501.c.3, donations are tax-deductible!

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Registration Form ( ) Saturday Lecture Program, $75 before March 1, $85 after. includes Lectures, Book Sale, Ticket to AVAM plus socials! ( ) Saturday Optional Italian Buffet Lunch, $15 Pre-Pay by March 1! ( ) Saturday Lecture Program Full-Time Student rate, $45 with valid ID! ( ) Sunday Seminar, Days Inn Inner Harbor, $45 before March 1, $55 after. ( ) Sunday Optional Deli Lunch Buffet- $18 ( ) FORTNITE COMBO-MAMBO, $99 before March 1, $125 after! Includes Saturday Lectures and Saturday Ticket to AVAM’s new shows plus Sunday Seminars and Socials (does not include optionals such as meal, parking, taxi). *RESERVATION ARE ESSENTIAL FOR HOTEL BEFORE February 23! $149 single, double, triple, quad accommodations includes 2 Queen beds, newspaper, restuarant/lounge/room service, fitness center, 3 blocks to harbor, free high-speed wireless, available for Friday,Saturday, and Sunday night from Days Inn InnerHarbor, 100 Hopkins Place, Baltimore, MD 21201. For directions to the hotel call (410)576-1000 or log on to www.MapQuest.com. For room reservations only call (410)576-1000, Mon.-Fri. . Ask for the "FortFest 2007 Group Rate" from Reservations. Valet Parking for Hotel available or on-street parking lots. 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 Airport. ( ) Sorry, I cannot attend. Please accept my tax-deductible contribution towards your work. E-mail questions? Contact us at fortfest99@yahoo.com or call INFO at (410)243-8586. See our website for past conferences at www.forteans.com 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. Name: Phone: FAX: Address: Zip: Email: Website: The International Fortean Organization (INFO) is a non-profit, educational corporation, a 501.c.3, donations are tax-deductible!

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