Posted by: Loren Coleman on September 29th, 2009
The Texas Bigfoot Conference for 2009 has come and gone, and it was a success. My thanks to all the great people who introduced themselves to me, and said hi.
The city of Tyler was a wonderful host city. No doubt, you will see the gathering back there in the future.
The conference functioned on many levels.
The one seen by most folks (over 350 attendees) was an intensively scientific one, in which serious talks by world-class biologists, authors, and experts occurred in a huge lecture hall and at the evening banquet.
Then there was the popular cultural aspect of the event, taking place in the long area next to the lecture hall, filled with vendors of books, DVDs, keychains, bumper stickers, tee-shirts, other souvenirs, and a collectible watch.
Finally, around the edges, the attendees, members of the TBRC and the speakers engaged in the social interactive component. Some fine discussions occurred during the breaks in the lectures, in the vendor area, at the bar-b-que the night before, before and after the talk at the banquet, during the Sunday zoo tour, plus late into the nights, in the hotel lobby sitting area.
Because the first photos are in from one of the vendors, Yolie Moreno, producer of the world-famous Sasqwatch, that is where I will start.
Due to her winning smile (pictured above and below, along with someone else), Moreno convinced some of us, for nothing more than a “thank you,” to become hand models (a la’ Seinfeld) and be photographed wearing her Sasqwatch.
So here are some of the first photographs from the event, happening in the vendor hall, away from the serious talks in the conference venue.
Can you recognize some of these faces and the people in the background?
I will post more on the other aspects of the Texas Bigfoot conference today and in the coming days.
Wear your Sasqwatch and join the past patrons in supporting the International Cryptozoology Museum as it opens in downtown Portland, Maine.
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