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Cryptozoology Conference 2019

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Created September 16, 2018
The Year 2019 marks the anniversary of some milestones of cryptozoology. Two hundred years ago, 1819 was the year of the discovery of the Malayan Tapir, as well as mass sightings of the Great New England Sea Serpent. 

 The International Cryptozoology Museum’s (ICM)/International Cryptozoology Society’s (ICS)

Fourth Annual International Cryptozoology Conference (ICC2019).

The nonprofit, 501(c)3 ICM will hold our ICC2019 at the Clarion Hotel, in beautiful coastal Portland, Maine, April 26, 2019 - April 28, 2019.

 The conference will be featuring talks from leaders in the field, an unveiling of a new exhibit at the ICM, unique items and goods from specialized vendors, as well as an opportunity to expand your knowledge in the amazing field of cryptozoology.

The ICM is looking to offset costs associated with the conference, such as speaker's fees, space rental, advertising and audio / visual rentals. 

The money you donate will be used to directly pay for the above costs associated with running the conference. 

Originally, the ICM was going to skip a year and hold the next conference in 2020. We ask you, our supporters to help us make it a reality in 2019. 

We would need to raise these funds by December 2018, to be able to secure the speakers and place deposits on the rentals and equipment. 

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Our current work-in-progress speakers list (tentative due to travel, contract negotiations,  and last minute scheduling changes - no guarantees) is as follows:
Tim Binnall ✔️
Cliff Barackman
Anna Nekaris 
John Tenney ✔️
Lija Fisher ✔️
Ken Gerhard ✔️
Dawn Prince-Hughes ✔️
Jeff Belanger ✔️
Loren Coleman ✔️
Andy Matzke ✔️
Jeff Meuse ✔️
Mark Matzke ✔️
Seth Breedlove ✔️
Michel Raynal ✔️
June P. O'Neill ✔️
Bill Darmon/Mandate33 ✔️
Movie screenings
Hosts: Loren Coleman, Jeff Meuse, Jenny Coleman

✔️ = confirmed - we need your donations to complete travel plans and contract arrangements!


$250 SPONSOR VIP-
Supporters to the event will receive admission to the VIP dinner for two, as well as admission to the conference both April 27th and April 28th. You will also receive your name (or the name of your business) on the conference t-shirts and programs. 

$175 SUPPORTER VIP-
 We will be offering a VIP dinner and meet and greet on Friday April 26, 2019 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm.
This event is only offered for those that donate $175 through this Gofundme campaign and will be limited to 100 people. 
The dinner will consist of a meet and greet with the speakers, dinner for one and two talks.  
Your donation will also include admission to the conference events on April 27th and April 28th. 

$75 DINNER VIP-
We will be offering a VIP dinner and meet and greet on Friday April 26, 2019 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm.
This event  will be limited to 100 people. 
The dinner will consist of a meet and greet with the speakers, dinner for one and two talks.  

$100 SESSION VIP-
Saturday April 27, 2019 & Sunday April 28, 2019
Your donation of $100 will grant you access to both days of the conference.  
Saturday will be presentations and talks by our speakers and the evening viewing of Seth Breedlove's new film. It will also include Sunday's brunch and presentations from two speakers. This tier will be limited to 250 attendees only. 

$125 EARLY BIRD VENDOR-
Vendor support will grant you a vendor's table for Saturday and Sunday, one admission to conference both days and your name or the name of your business in the program and signage. This tier will be limited to 20 vendors only. 

*Vendor tables will be priced at $150, at the end of this campaign*
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One of the many amazing speakers we have for the 4th Annual Cryptozoology Conference is John E.L. Tenney.


John E.L. Tenney is one of the most well-recognized, well-spoken, and highly sought-after investigators of unexplained and Fortean phenomena in North America. Mr. Tenney has been actively involved in the field of anomalistic, conspiratorial, occult and paranormal research for almost three decades. It is estimated that, over the past 28 years, more than 85,000 people have attended one of John’s signature “Weird Lectures.” John E.L. Tenney’s columns and articles have been printed in magazines and newspapers world-wide, and he has lectured to numerous public and private schools, universities, organizations and clubs.
The author of over a dozen books, Mr. Tenney has also been interviewed extensively on radio and television worldwide. Mr. Tenney has created and hosts the podcasts “Reel Lost” and “Realm of the Weird” which Real Detroit Weekly awarded, across multiple years, “Detroit’s Best Podcast”. Aside from his lectures and due to his extended time involved in occult research he has acted as a consult for numerous companies including, but not limited to: NBC, A&E, Fox, SyFy, The Detroit Free Press and Huffington Post, Men’s Health and The New York Times, and Wall Street Journal. He has worked on numerous television shows including Unsolved Mysteries, Sightings, Very Scary Stories, Paranormal State: The New Class, Ghost Stalkers and Paranormal Lockdown.


Thank you all that have donated so far, we are 1/10th of the way there to our goal!
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Our master of ceremonies for the conference will be Tim Binnall.

Tim Binnall is the founder of the paranormal think tank Binnall of America, an online coterie that features both an audio program and a talented staff of writers. As host and producer of the critically acclaimed podcast BoA: Audio, he has interviewed a vast array of researchers, spanning a wide spectrum of disciplines and ranging from bonafide esoteric icons to up-and-coming future players in the paranormal milieu.


A graduate of Syracuse University, Binnall aims to maintain an outsider's perspective on the paranormal world and possesses a keen interest in the personalities and sociology of esoteric studies. He has written for Coast to Coast AM's After Dark magazine, made numerous radio appearances, and gone into the field to explore the mystifying Bridgewater Triangle in Massachusetts, the elusive Oak Island in Nova Scotia, Canada, and the haunted Whaley House in San Diego.

For more information on Tim, please visit binnallofamerica.com
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Raised by 12 people in 1 month
Created September 16, 2018
Funds raised will benefit:
International Cryptozoology Museum
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