Posted by: Loren Coleman on January 9th, 2013
Nessie 80 Conference
Nessie at 80
As a special treat here is some advance information (ticket details at bottom of page) –
As part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival we are proud to announce Nessie at 80. A one day conference celebrating the first modern sighting of the Loch Ness Monster.
Tickets are £20 which includes a buffet lunch.
Numbers are strictly limited for this unique event to be held on Saturday the 6th of April 2013 at The Counting House in Edinburgh.
The following are taking part during the day:
Adrian Shine (naturalist, Loch Ness Project): biology of Loch Ness/overview of geography.
Roland Watson (author Waterhorses of Loch Ness): the pre-1933 history of Loch Ness monster/folklore.
Paul Harrison (author The Encyclopedia of the Loch Ness Monster): history of Loch Ness 1933 – 1971.
Tony Harmsworth (author Loch Ness, Nessie and Me): Loch Ness 1972 to present.
David Martin-Jones (lecturer in Film Studies University of St Andrews) : Nessie on film.
Charles Paxton (organizer) (ecologist University of St Andrews): statistical analysis of eyewitness reports.
Gordon Rutter (organizer) (author Ghosts Caught on Film 3): photographic evidence of the Loch Ness monster.
Hypotheses for the Loch Ness monster: different explanations for the Loch Ness monster as both a non-monstrous and monstrous phenomena.
Adrian Shine/Paul Harrison/Steuart Campbell (author The Loch Ness Monster: the Evidence)/Roland Watson Panel discussion
Books will be on sale during the event and there are a couple of competitions which you can enter online – watch this space!
To buy tickets send a paypal transfer to Charles Paxton (firstname.lastname@example.org) for £20 – we will not issue physical tickets but if you could bring your Paypal receipt on the day we will match that to our list.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.