Area 51 at World Sci Fi Con

Message posted by Peter Merlin on July 31, 2006 at 20:44:24 PST:

L.A. Con IV (64th World Science Fiction Convention), at The Anaheim Hilton, Anaheim, California, will feature a presentation on Area 51 at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 27.

Sun 8/27 2:30 PM, 60-90 minutes.
Speaker: Peter W. Merlin
Precis: Area 51, The Ranch, Dreamland. The names conjure images of mysterious black airplanes and UFOS. For half a century this remote desert outpost has served as a breeding ground for cutting edge technology. It is a place with a history of dark rumors and speculation and a name that has become an object of folklore. Based on declassified government documents, personal interviews and extensive fieldwork, aerospace historian Peter W. Merlin reveals the secrets of Area 51.

Earlier on the same day, there will be a presentaion on aerospace archeology (also with an Area 51 connection).

Sun 8/27 10:00 AM, 60-90 minutes.
Participants: Peter W. Merlin & Tony Moore
Precis: Peter Merlin and Tony Moore talk about their adventures searching for historic aerospace relics in the deserts of the western United States, where they have located over 100 crash sites, mainly of experimental aircraft from Edwards Air Force Base and Area 51. They have recovered parts of supersonic rocket planes, stealthy spy craft and vehicles that have reached the edge of space. Each hunt combines C.S.I. skills with X-Files persistence, and a dash of Indiana Jones adventure.

(Jeez, who writes this cornball stuff? Oh. Right.)


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