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Pietro_Mercurios
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PostPosted: 07-04-2008 10:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about Graham Hancock? Has he got a new book that needs promoting?

I'd go to his talk.

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PostPosted: 07-04-2008 10:53    Post subject: Reply with quote

A speaker who was very good at the 'Not the Uncon,' in Edinburgh, last year, was Caroline Watt, of the Koestler Institute of Parapsychology, at Edinburgh University. She sketched out some very interesting studies that they are working on, which seem like a real meeting point between Forteanism and science.

She would be a very good, serious and worthwhile, speaker for the UnCon. As Gordon and Min would probably confirm.

http://www.psy.ed.ac.uk/people/cwatt2/

yeay
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PostPosted: 07-04-2008 21:15    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pietro_Mercurios wrote:
A speaker who was very good at the 'Not the Uncon,' in Edinburgh, last year, was Caroline Watt, of the Koestler Institute of Parapsychology, at Edinburgh University. She sketched out some very interesting studies that they are working on, which seem like a real meeting point between Forteanism and science.

She would be a very good, serious and worthwhile, speaker for the UnCon. As Gordon and Min would probably confirm.

http://www.psy.ed.ac.uk/people/cwatt2/

yeay

all of the speakers there were very good, not once did i want to be elsewhere.
well maybe when i knocked my drink over Laughing
the shorts as well as the main talks were excellent.
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PostPosted: 07-04-2008 22:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

When will we know that the date is officially November 1st/2nd?

Cheers

Paul
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PostPosted: 08-04-2008 14:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't think of anything scarier than Derren Brown, might even be too scared to come if he's there Eek Eek
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PostPosted: 08-04-2008 16:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

I very much doubt if they can afford Derren Brown, I'm sure we're safe.
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PostPosted: 09-04-2008 07:54    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yay I <3 Uncon! I will so be there whatever the date and location.

As for suggestions, I have a not too helpful one as I cannot remember their name, maybe someone who went to the last Uncon can.... plus they weren’t technically speakers but, I really enjoyed the group of actors from the last Uncon.

They were the guys who were running round in character for most of the day generally being a bit odd, and they did a play involving jelly beans, didn't understand most it but throughly enjoyed it!

Oh and Ken Campbell, he was good too..
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PostPosted: 11-04-2008 15:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello, this my first post!

Here are my suggestions / wish list for UnCon 2008 -

Robert Nigel Trubshaw - Mystery Black Dogs
Jeremy Harte or Janet Bord - Fairy Traditions
Peter Underwood or Tony Cornell - Ghosts & Hauntings
Grant Morrison or Alan Moore - Magick
Robin Ramsay or Jon Ronson - Conspiracy Theories
Paul Devereux - Earthlights
Julian Cope or Aubrey Burl - Megaliths / Stone Circles
Michio Kaku - New Science
Jan Harold Brunvand - Urban Legends
Michael Persinger - Parapsychology
Bart D. Ehrman - Religion
Merrily Harpur - Mystery Black Cats
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PostPosted: 12-04-2008 20:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

A week or two after Halloween would be good,(hotels may be a bit cheaper for those of us that have to travel up from the "sticks").
Definately Gail, the CFZ Crew would be good too,Niel Arnold.

And guest musical appearances by Kate Bush, Alice Cooper and The Stranglers......................................(well a guy can dream can't he ?)........... Cool
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PostPosted: 13-04-2008 12:33    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know what he's like as a speaker but I've enjoyed Peter Lamont's books. The First Psychic seems quite appropriate for the Uncon. Maybe he could work a double act with Derren Brown?

I'm a bit out of touch with the Uncon; the last time I attended was about 8 or 9 years ago; please don't flame me if Peter Lamont has been a speaker in the past. Embarassed
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PostPosted: 21-04-2008 21:36    Post subject: Speakers suggestion - Moonwalker Reply with quote

How about Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 astronaut and moonwalker, who returned to Earth to set up a psychic investigation institute? Ed is booked for appearances to Aug 2008 (in Hungary - see link), so could conceivably be available for Uncon in November...

http://www.edmitchellapollo14.com/news_%26_appearances.htm
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PostPosted: 21-04-2008 21:39    Post subject: Moonwalker? Reply with quote

How about Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 astronaut and moonwalker, who returned to Earth to set up a psychic investigation institute? Ed is booked for appearances to Aug 2008 (in Hungary - see link), so could conceivably be available for Uncon in November...

http://www.edmitchellapollo14.com/news_%26_appearances.htm
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PostPosted: 21-04-2008 23:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about this bloke?

He's a historian and does programmes on ancient British holy sites, springs etc. Very knowledgeable and friendly.
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PostPosted: 22-04-2008 11:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

escargot1 wrote:
How about this bloke?

Comes up 404 here
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PostPosted: 22-04-2008 16:41    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh rats.

Here you go:

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a283/Phunkynun/historian.jpg

I met him yesterday and he was very nice indeed. I've seen his programmes on telly.

He indulgently posed for fan-snaps with us. Laughing

Can't remember his name or that of his series though, so I'm hoping someone here will recognise him.
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