April 22, 2010

FORTFEST A-Wake: A Tribute to John Michell and John Keel

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The International Fortean Organization (INFO) will pay tribute to John Michell and John Keel this weekend, April 24 and 25, at the Peabody Court Hotel in Baltimore.  The speakers include Joscelyn Godwin, Stephen Baude, Daniel Pinchbeck, Gary Mangiacopra, Phyllis Benjamin, Orion Foxwood, and myself (Doug Skinner).  You can find more particulars at


  1. Doug Skinner gave a most wonderful talk on John Keel at the 54th annual FortFest. The audience was, in turn, fascinated, amused, titillated and not dry-eyed. After the conference, the hotel reported a spate of reports from more than a few guests that the name John Keel was showing up in the flyleaf of their rooms’ bibles.

    Comment by Phyllis Benjamin — May 10, 2010 @ 12:39 am

  2. Thanks, Phyllis… At the end of my talk, I recalled that John was once alarmed to find his name written inside a Gideon Bible in a motel. I suggested that members of the audience write John’s name (or one of his pseudonyms) inside the Bibles in their rooms, as a little memorial.

    Comment by Doug — May 10, 2010 @ 12:28 pm

  3. excellent!

    Comment by angela — May 10, 2010 @ 5:33 pm

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