Three Upcoming Bigfoot Conferences

Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 8th, 2008

What’s in store for human group discussions involving the big hairy bipeds during 2008? Here are some announced gatherings:

20th Annual Bigfoot Conference / EXPO


Don Keating’s 20th Annual Bigfoot Conference / EXPO will occur on Saturday, May 17, 2008, from 4 p.m. to about 10 p.m. The location is the Salt Fork State Park Lodge, just off of US Route 22, in Guernsey County, Ohio. The speakers are Igor Bourtsev, Jeff Meldrum, Eric Altman and MK Davis.

East Coast Bigfoot Conference for 2008


Eric Altman’s Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society will hold its conference on September 27, 2008 from noon to 8:00 pm, in the banquet hall located above Pitzers’ Townhouse Restaurant, Jeannette Pennsylvania. Speakers are Diane Stocking, Steve Kulls, Bob Chance, Billy Willard, Tom L, Joe Biello, and Eric Altman.

2008 Texas Bigfoot Conference


The Texas Bigfoot Research Conservancy (TBRC), hosted by Craig Woolheater, will present the 2008 Texas Bigfoot Conference in Jefferson, Texas, on October 18, 2008. Two speakers have been confirmed: Dr. John Bindernagel and Dr. Henner Fahrenbach.

If you know of other forthcoming large gatherings and meetings, please share the dates and details!

BTW, as evidenced by the names of these organizations and their conferences, I have to observe: So much for the hopes of Grover Krantz that the word Sasquatch would replace Bigfoot in the titles and terminology in use for discussing the hairy unknown hominoids.

Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
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.

One Response to “Three Upcoming Bigfoot Conferences”

  1. eireman responds:

    From a marketing point of view, “Bigfoot” is more attractive since it is easily recognized, visually evocative, and generally understood by everyone. In most cases, these events have to serve not only as a scientific forum but as entertainment with the goal of raising money. To that end, it is necessary to rope in the casually interested or those who might thing it was something quirk and fun to do on a Saturday.

    A few years back, I attended a paranormal conference in Tulsa, OK. They brought in some heavy-hitters in the field who spoke at length and in a technical fashion about the study of Hauntings, etc… You could practically hear the collective yawn (and regret) from the casually interested for having plopped down their hard earned money for the admission. They wanted fun. The researchers wanted a quality lecture. It was tough for them to find a middle ground between mass appeal and respectability.

    As a designer, I understand the need to communicate ideas and “sell product” but as someone intersted in the subject, I agree with you, Loren. It’s a shame that there isn’t a more dignified term.

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