X-Message-Number: 165
From: Kevin Q. Brown
Subject: Venturist Cryonics Festival 
Date: 4 Apr 1990

Venturist Cryonics Festival July 1 - 4, 1990

The Venturists, P.O. Box 458, Wrightwood, CA 92397 (619) 249-3553

A July 4 Cryonics Festival sponsored by The Venturists will be held at the
Mountain View Lodge in Wrightwood, California.  We hope this one will be even
more fun than the one last year in Sedona, Arizona.  All cryonicists are
invited to attend.

Special Note
  There will be a regular Alcor monthly meeting at the Pizer's home on
  Sunday, July 1 at 1:00 p.m.  (This is not part of the Festival, but Alcor
  monthly meetings are open to all cryonicists, so even if you are not an
  Alcor member you are invited.)

The Festival will be a four-day, three-night event as follows:

Sunday, July 1:
Noon: Arrival
(No Sunday meals are included; however, there will be a buffet at the
Alcor meeting.  Restaurants are 3 blocks away, an easy walk.)
[1:00 p.m.: Alcor meeting.]
5:00 p.m.: Free time - swim, hike, go shopping, socialize.
7:30 p.m.: Cryonics discussion on scientific and business strategies in life
    extension led by Paul Segall, Ph.D.
9:00 p.m.: Cocktail party in Cabin #10.

Monday, July 2:
9:00 a.m.: Breakfast at each attendee's separate expense at a local
    restaurant (3 blocks away, a delightful stroll!).
10:30 a.m.: Nature walk (short drive to trail head) on "Big Horn Mine Trail,"
    2000-foot elevation gain, 4 miles round trip.  The Big Horn Mine is a very
    interesting site with old buildings and tunnels.  The trail is about 7000
    feet and goes through some very beautiful country.  Bring your camera for
    lots of pictures of beautiful scenery and wildlife.
1:30 p.m.: Lunch at local restaurant (attendee's expense).
2:30 p.m.: Free time shopping in gift shops in town, additional individual
    walks, swimming in our pool or trips to the lake.
7:00 p.m.: Outdoor cookout (included in the registration fee).
8:00 p.m.: Campfire discussion on molecular repair of the brain led by
    Ralph Merkle, Ph.D.

Tuesday, July 3:
9:00 a.m.: Breakfast (attendee's expense) at local restaurant.
10:00 a.m.: Two-hour walk along world famous Pacific Crest Trail (total of
    four hours including drive time - we will carpool).
2:00 p.m.: Lunch (attendee's expense in town) and free time.
7:00 p.m.: Banquet (buffet style) in the Wrightwood Community Center (included
    in the registration fee - 100 people can be seated).
8:00 p.m.: A series of after-dinner cryonics presentations:
    Saul Kent on "Funding for Cryonics".
    Gregory Benford, PhD. on "How science fiction of the past becomes the
        reality of the present".
    Carlos Mondragon on "Business practices in cryonics: past, present, and
    [Plus one or two additional speakers - not yet confirmed.]

Wednesday, July 4:
9:00 a.m.: Breakfast at local restaurant (attendee's expense).
10:00 a.m.: Hike to Blue Ridge Campground.  Self-guided nature trail, four
    miles round trip.  Elevation gain 1000 feet.
Noon: Pack up and check out before 1:00 p.m.  (Some attendees who have
    reserved a personal cabin may want to stay the evening of July 4 and a
    special rate will be offered.)
5:00 p.m.: Tour of Alcor facility in Riverside.

Package deal Registration Fee:  $40.00
(Includes all events and the included meals, but no lodging.)

Individual Fees for Specific Meals and Events:
Sunday Night Cryonics Discussion and Cocktail Party: $10.00
Monday Night Cookout and Evening Presentation:       $15.00
Tuesday Night Banquet and Evening Presentation:      $25.00
(Children to 3, free; 4-10, half price; 11 & over, full price)

Lodging At Our Motel
Dormitory style (bring a sleeping bag and air mattress) $20.00 per night
or 3 nights for $50.00 (limited to the first 20 people to reserve).
We advise you send your check for registration and lodging early!
(Children 5 and over are counted as "people".)
Our speakers have first choice on purchasing a personal cabin at our facility,
and they will probably use up all of our private cabins.  Therefore, we will
probably only have dormitory style lodging for non-speaker attendees on our
property.  Attendees who want their own personal cabins are urged to call
neighboring motels now!
Nearby Motels:
    Pines (3 blocks) (619) 249-3931
    Skylodge (3 blocks) (619) 249-4166
    Econolodge (15 miles) (nicest of the three) (619) 249-6777

Persons who bring their own tents or arrive in motor homes or camper-trailers
just pay the registration fee.

The Venturists, P.O. Box 458, Wrightwood, CA 92397
Call (619) 249-3553 for additional information.

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