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Fri, Apr 26



International Cryptozoology Conference

Welcome to the 4th International Cryptozoology Conference, April 26-27, 2024. The conference will feature engaging talks and presentations by leading Cryptozoology experts on a variety of topics as well as access to the our vendor rooms, hosting over two dozen cryptozoology, science, curiosity, and

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International Cryptozoology Conference
International Cryptozoology Conference

Time & Location

Apr 26, 2024, 3:00 PM – Apr 27, 2024, 2:00 PM

Portland, 1230 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102, USA

About the event

  • Friday Night VIP Event Schedule: 3:00-6:00pm - Vendor Room Early Access (not all vendors may yet be present) 4:30-6:30pm - Meet & Greet Happy Hour Fundraiser for Herp Haven - touch reptiles, chat with cryptozoology experts and other enthusiasts  6:00-7:00pm - Casual Pizza Dinner with VIP seating - eat and mingle with over a dozen cryptozoology celebrities! 7:00-8:00pm - Keynote Address: J.W. Ocker, author of The United States of Cryptids: A Tour of American Myths and Monsters 8:00-10:00pm - Screening of BIG FUR, a feature documentary movie about taxidermist Ken Walker, Bigfoot and the value of wilderness. Meet taxidermist Ken Walker, filmmaker Dan Wayne, and "Patty" the bigfoot.
  • Saturday Main Conference Schedule: 9:00-6:00pm - Vendor Room Fully Open 9:45-10:00am - Official Conference Welcome 10:00-10:45am - "Bigfoot in Maine: Back into the Woods" - Michelle Souliere, author of Bigfoot in Maine & Strange Maine 11:00-11:45am - "Cryptozoology Adventures" - Pat Spain, host of Travel Channel's Legend Hunter, Nat Geo's Beast Hunter 12:15-12:45pm - "Mystery Cats" - Jean Tewksbury, Eastern Cougar Researcher 12:00-1:00pm - Lunch on your own (bag lunches may be available on site for for $10), vendor room open 1:00-:1:45pm - "Big Cats are Scary: A case study of cryptozoology & folklore" - Christopher Packard, author, biologist, and folklorist 2:00-2:45pm - "My Favorite 25 Cryptozoology Facts" - Wen Eldridge, cryptozoologist and creator at Facebook's "Cryptozoology Facts" 3:00-3:45pm - "Cryptozoology, Cthulhu, and Lovecraft" - David Goudsward, author and cryptozoologist 4:00-4:45pm - "50 years of Cryptozoology" - Loren Coleman, author, cryptozoology legend, and founder of the ICM 5:00-5:30pm - Official Closing Remarks
  • Dinner on your own - offsite - see what Portland has to offer.
  • Optional Add-on - Saturday 6:00-10:00pm The International Cryptozoology Museum is only short distance away from the hotel, and has special conference hours for you to visit, come tour the museum and meet Nathaniel Brislin, cryptozoologist, filmmaker, and author of "Crawlers: A Conclusive Casebook". Separate ticket purchase required.
  • Special rates available in our block of rooms at the Clarion - room availability is limited so book your reservation now, only rooms in the block include free breakfast.  Reservation link:


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