It’s Back! Get Ready for August 14 & 15, 2015!
UFOs and ETs return to the City of Edinburg at the annual “Out of This World!” Conference & Festival to be held on Aug. 14 & 15, 2015. Our event features a tribute to the 50th anniversary of Irwin Allen’s classic science fiction television series “Lost in Space,” which premiered in 1965. Sponsored by the City of Edinburg, the Sekula Memorial Library, Edinburg Arts, the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce, and the Edinburg Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, this year’s festival will again focus on UFOs, science-fiction, and similar “out of this world” topics. The festival features special appearances by COSMO, our resident ET, as well as several top authors and celebrities. Make plans to join us for the free admission “UFO Fiesta” on Friday, Aug. 14, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Edinburg City Hall Courtyard, followed on Saturday by an amazing program of multimedia presentations about UFOs and other topics at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance. See you there!
Tentative List of Speakers. Final list to be announced by July 1, 2015.
Special Guest: Mark Goddard, “Major Don West” from “Lost in Space”
“Danger, Will Robinson” is a phrase that Mark Goddard heard often in his role as Major Don West in the 1960s hit television series Lost in Space, produced by the legendary Irwin Allen. In addition to speaking about his role on the popular outer space series, Mark will also speak about his recent book To Space and Back, which tells of his amazing journey from a small town boy to a TV star. He recounts humorous anecdotes about co-stars and celebrities he met while working in television. With humor and candor, Mark will reveal his roller coaster ride to stardom on board the Jupiter Two headed for Alpha Centauri. Reruns of Lost in Space are shown in the Rio Grande Valley on KRGV-DT3 (5.3), Time Warner Channel 1241.
Noe Torres Speaks on “Exploring Dreamland: A History of Area 51″
Noe Torres has written or co-written eight books about famous UFO cases and has appeared on the History Channel, George Noory’s Coast to Coast AM, the Jeff Rense Program, and many other media venues. He is also a frequent speaker at UFO conferences and is the primary organizer of the “Border Zone” UFO conferences. He will speak on the amazing history of America’s most top secret military base – Area 51 in Nevada.
Ruben Uriarte Reveals New Evidence about 1955 Texas UFO Crash
Veteran California researcher Ruben J. Uriarte has been investigating UFOs and crop circles for over 30 years. He is the deputy director for UFO investigations for the Mutual UFO Network, a worldwide organization of volunteers dedicated to solving the UFO phenomenon. Ruben appears frequently on TV shows and documentaries about UFOs and has co-written four books with Edinburg author Noe Torres. He is also the co-creator of the “Border Zone” UFO conferences, which have been held since 2010 in Laredo, Del Rio, Presidio, and Edinburg. He will give a presentation on compelling new evidence in the reported crash of a UFO along the Texas-Mexico border in 1955, a case known as “The Other Roswell.”
Dr. David Bowles Presents “The Border X-Files”
As featured on the national cable TV series Monsters & Mysteries in America, author Dr. David Bowles tells of paranormal happenings in South Texas and also Mexico, including UFOs, strange creatures, and other bizarre occurrences. Dr. Bowles is the author of several award-winning books, including Mexican Bestiary and Border Lore. He has also conducted research on the UFO stories told in Ancient Mexico.
Screenwriter David Carren Speaks on “Star Wars: The Motion Pictures”
David Bennett Carren, a professor of film at UTPA / UTRGV, has written or produced more than 200 films and television shows, including Star Trek, Stargate, Twilight Zone, Murder, She Wrote, Diagnosis Murder, and Walker, Texas Ranger. In his long Hollywood career, he counts among his fondest memories working with Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, as well as the cast and crew of Star Trek: Next Generation, including Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, and many others. He will present an overview of the “Star Wars” film series, including a preview of the new film “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” due out in December 2015.
Also Appearing: Stephen Andrasko, UFO Researcher
Stephen Andrasko is a librarian and UFO enthusiast based in McAllen, Texas. He has been a featured speaker at a number of UFO conferences, including the Border Zone UFO Festival, the Edinburg UFO Conference, and the Del Rio UFO Festival. He is an avid reader of science-fiction and has a deep interest in the subject of extraterrestrial life. He is also a well-known public speaker and story teller in South Texas, appearing frequently at numerous venues. He will co-present “Exploring Dreamland: A History of Area 51.”
MORE Speakers To Be Announced Soon