2015 Conference

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 the world’s most popular late night radio host George Noory, as well as 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!

Special Appearance by George Noory of “Coast to Coast AM”

George NooryWe are thrilled to welcome to Edinburg for the first time ever, one of the world’s leading spokesmen in the field of UFOs and the paranormal, Mr. George Noory. Listened to by millions of people on over 500 radio stations, Mr. Noory is the undisputed king of late night talk radio. The popular host of Coast to Coast AM, Mr. Noory has maintained a lifelong interest in unidentified flying objects and the paranormal, which are recurring topics on his radio show. Mr. Noory has interviewed some of the greatest minds in the field of UFO research, and his own interest in the subject remains extremely strong. As part of his program in Edinburg, Mr. Noory will moderate a UFO Panel Discussion & Town Hall gathering, during which the audience may ask questions and participate. Mr. Noory is very excited to visit the Rio Grande Valley, where his popular program is heard every night on KURV 710 AM. Be sure to listen to Mr. Noory as he discusses his upcoming visit to Edinburg. “Coast to Coast AM” is heard on KURV at the following times: M-F: 12a-5a / Sat: 9p-12a / Sat: 12a-8a / Sun: 9p-5a. You can also subscribe to Mr. Noory’s archives and listen to all his shows anytime you want at http://www.coasttocoastam.com/coastinsider.

Special Guest: Mark Goddard, “Major Don West” from “Lost in Space”

MarkGoddard2Mark Goddard
“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.

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Noe Torres Speaks on “Exploring Dreamland: A History of Area 51″

Noe TorresNoe 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. Noe was recently invited to give this same presentation at the National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Museum. In discussing the history of Area 51 based on declassified documents, newspaper accounts, and eyewitness testimony, Noe will discuss how the mysterious base first became associated with UFOs. Accompanying his talk, a multimedia presentation will feature video clips and still photographs of the base throughout its history, as well as recent developments at the base and including all the known “black projects” that have been tested there. This lecture is excellent for those with minimal knowledge about Area 51, as well as persons who are already familiar with its fascinating history.

Ruben Uriarte Speaks About Reported UFO Crashes on the Texas-Mexico Border

Ruben UriarteVeteran 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 two reported UFO crashes along the Texas-Mexico border.

Dr. David Bowles Presents “The Border X-Files”

David Bowles
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 Carren

Star Wars Name & Logo are Trademarks of LucasFilm & Walt Disney Pictures

David Bennett Carren, a professor of film at UT-RGV, 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

Stevo2aStephen 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.”

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