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2013 Texas Bigfoot Conference
Saturday, March 16, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM (CDT)
Fort Worth, TX
The 12th Texas Bigfoot Conference will be held at the Fort Worth Convention Center, on Saturday, 16 March, 2013.
This year's conference will feature Josh Gates, star of television's Destination Truth. Josh has traveled the world investigating cryptids, including animals very similar to the North American Wood Ape (bigfoot). In addition, the TBRC will present a recap of last year's field research project, Operation Persistence.
The Texas Bigfoot host hotel is the Sheraton Fort Worth Hotel and Spa, just two short blocks away from the Convention Center. Conference attendees will enjoy a discounted room rate of $119/night when booking though this website.
Current conference line-up
Josh Gates, Host and Co-Executive Producer of SyFy's Destination Truth
Jeff Meldrum, Associate Professor of Anatomy and Anthropology and author of “Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science”
Bill Munns, Veteran Hollywood FX artist and author of "The Munns Report," a detailed analysis of the Patterson-Gimlin Film
Lyle Blackburn, writer and cryptid hunter from Texas and author of The Beast of Boggy Creek: The True Story of the Fouke Monster
Kathy Strain, Anthropologist and author of "Giants, Cannibals & Monsters: Bigfoot in Native Culture"
Brian Brown, producer of The Bigfoot Information Project Podcast and The Bigfoot Show podcast, and member of the Texas Bigfoot Research Conservancy's Board of Directors
Schedule (subject to change):
9:00-9:15 - Intro and welcome
9:15-10:15 - Bill Munns "The Patterson/Gimlin Hominid: Extraordinary costume, or extraordinary reality?"
10:15-11:15 - Kathy Strain
11:15-12:15 - Jeff Meldrum "Sasquatch: Status Report 2013"
12:15-1:30 - Lunch
1:30-2:30 - Lyle Blackburn
2:30-4:00 - Brian Brown "In the Valley of the Wood Ape"
4:00-4:20 - Break
4:20-5:30 - Josh Gates
5:30-5:45 Break (set up for panel)
7:00 - Closing remarks
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Texas Bigfoot Research Conservancy
The Texas Bigfoot Research Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit scientific-research organization comprised of volunteer investigators, scientists and naturalists.
With a diverse and talented roster of approximately forty members, including biologists and other professionals, the TBRC pursues education and research activities pertaining to the centuries-old “wildman” or “hairy man” phenomenon in North America. The TBRC proposes that the source of the phenomenon is a biological entity, probably an unlisted large primate. The organization is actively engaged in activities designed to test that hypothesis.
The all-volunteer non-profit TBRC is funded by membership dues, fundraisers, and the annual Texas Bigfoot Conference, in addition to donations and grants. It is governed by a seven-person board of directors elected by the general membership.