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2023 Worldwide Cryptozoology Convention ~ Could 19-20

Come be part of us on the Worldwide Cryptozoology Convention in Portland, Maine, from Friday evening Could 19, 2023, by means of all day Saturday Could 20, 2023, on the Clarion Resort, close to the Worldwide Cryptozoology Museum. 


To buy your entry into the CZCon, click on right here.


The Audio system – confirmed – for the Worldwide Cryptozoology Convention ~ Could 19-20, 2023.

Keynote ~ JW Ocker


JW Ocker has been a routine customer to the ICM since we opened.


The convention’s Friday evening keynote speaker is a Maryland born creator with a love for all issues spooky and unknown. Having written each fiction and nonfiction, JW Ocker isn’t any stranger to the legends and haunts of North America. He has acquired awards for his work such because the Edgar Award and the Lowell Thomas Award, each Gold and Silver for his works Thriller Writers of America and Society of American Journey Writers respectively. His web site OddThingsIveSeen.com is residence to his podcast of the identical identify, as effectively many chronicles by means of his visits to all locations regarding the odd, unusual, and peculiar throughout North America, in addition to internationally. Final 12 months, Ocker acquired the coveted Golden Yeti award, being named 2022’s Cryptozoologist of the Yr for his decade’s lengthy work that resulted in The USA of Cryptids: A Tour of American Myths and Monsters.

Saturday Could 20, 2023 ~ The Audio system – Not within the order of look


David Goudsward




David is a cryptozoologist and Lovecraftian scholar. Initially from Haverhill, Massachusetts, he lives, researches, and writes from Florida these days. David Goudsward has printed 14 nonfiction and over 20 fictional novels and tales over the course of the previous 20 years in addition to having appeared on such packages as “Mysteries on the Museum” and “Mysteries on the Monument.” His latest cryptozoology guide is Solar, Sand, and Serpents.


Chris Packard

Chris is a fulltime highschool science trainer in Bangor with a deep and wealthy household historical past in Maine relationship all the way in which again earlier than the civil battle. Born and raised in Ohio, Chris Packard made his manner again to the Pine State in 2007 together with his spouse and two children. His profitable illustrated area information, Legendary Creatures in Maine, highlights native creatures present in logger folklore, indigenous tales, and tales relationship again to early European immigrants.

Tim Halloran


Tim’s 2022 guide, The Bigfoot Influencers: Compelling and Candid Conversations with Researchers, Scientists, and Investigators was named 2022’s Quantity One Hominology Guide for the annual CryptoZooNews “Finest Books of 2022.” Hangar Publishing states that Tim Halloran’s journey to put in writing the guide started when he wished to be taught extra concerning the folks that actively work and research the “Bigfoot Phenomenon,” as it’s recognized right this moment. Written for each fanatics and researchers alike, it focuses on first hand experiences and data gathered from these working within the area right this moment.


Michelle Souliere



Very close to and expensive to the Worldwide Cryptozoology Museum’s coronary heart is former neighbor and previous board member Michelle Souliere. Michelle’s pivotal significance in our beginnings will probably be perpetually a part of an eternal contribution to our often rising historical past. In recent times she has launched her breakout cryptozoological guide, Bigfoot in Maine, a compilation of first hand accounts and sightings of Sasquatch all through the Pine State. We couldn’t be extra thrilled for her to hitch us right here right this moment.

Jean Tewksbury

0-10 Jean is the Operations Curator right here on the Worldwide Cryptozoology museum. Her private work with the research of Large Cats in Maine is unprecedented. Whereas doing most of her work behind the scenes, Jean has made main strides in her work regarding Maine-based thriller cats virtually solely exterior the general public eye. Apart from her love and devotion to those thriller beasts, she has labored tirelessly to help in making our museum the beloved spectacle it’s right this moment. She is an integral a part of the ICM household and we’re overjoyed to have her right here right this moment presenting an excerpt from her forthcoming guide, Ghost Cat of Maine: The Japanese Panther within the Pine Tree State.

Michael Mayes



Michael, a researcher and creator, is the chairman of the North American Wooden Ape Conservancy. Born in East Texas, he grew up with tales of ghost lights, Wildmen, and Black Panthers. His guide Shadow Cats: The Black Panthers of North America takes a deep and thorough take a look at the legends of black panthers that have been stated to inhabit the marshes, swamps, and woods throughout North America. His latest guide, Valley of the Apes, reveals his teams groundbreaking strategies.

Nate Brislin



Nate Brislin is a youthful, severe Maine Resident with an timeless love for each paleontology and cryptozoology. Whereas solely 24 years outdated, he has launched two characteristic size movies and simply accomplished work on his first guide. This will probably be his first half-decade working on the ICM. At present he will probably be sharing with us his 2021 challenge, Eyes within the Pines, a documentary type movie through which a bunch of researchers embarks on an expedition to a cabin in central Maine the place an abundance of Sasquatch exercise has been reported.


Loren Coleman


Loren is the founder and director of the Worldwide Cryptozoology Museum, having been concerned in cryptozoology since 1960. He’s written 40+ books, and been concerned in producing 60+ others. He’s well-known for his tv and convention appearances. He grew up in Illinois, lives in Bangor right this moment, and manages the museums in Portland and Bangor. 


Lead speaker sketch author: Doug Pedroza.

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