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Offline Bruce A. Smith

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Re: 2018 DB Cooper Conference
« Reply #45 on: September 14, 2018, 03:02:46 AM »
Eric, I'll send you Robb's contact info, such as I have it. He has moved since we last saw him in 2013, moving to the Phoenix area.

I have no idea exactly what or why Robb might be motivated to come. I think the 2013 visit was more of curiosity - to see who all the Cooper people were who were making a fuss. Subsequently, Robb's ex-wife - and the woman who was in Robb's life when he hijacked his airplane - has written a book about those days from her perspective. She later married Robb while he was in prison. It's a very complicated love story. I had trouble reading it. I felt bad for Robb, and that his ex was being an opportunist.

I asked Robb about his ex's story, which I found distressing and disrespectful of Robb - especially his integrity. But he said he's on good terms with her and has no issue with the book.

It's title is: Falling Over Reno - The True Story of the Skyjacker's Wife.

I guess we'll see how it plays.
 

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Re: 2018 DB Cooper Conference
« Reply #46 on: September 14, 2018, 03:57:28 PM »
UPDATE

The venue for the 2018 DB Cooper Conference is being changed. The date and time will remain the same.

The reason for the change is because Robert Blevins contacted the Portland Yacht Club and threatened to sue the club if he didn't like what was said at the conference regarding him. Yes that's right, apparently Blevins thinks that the 2018 DB Cooper Conference is all about him.

The club reached out to me and stated that they just didn't want to get in the middle of some kind of conflict even though there isn't a conflict. Therefore, the approval by the Board of Trustees was rescinded.

Not to worry, I have another venue in the works that is completely aware of the situation and has expressed interest in hosting the event. I should be able to finalize everything by early next week.

May I say that I will not let such antics get under my skin. My objective has been, and will continue to be, to put on an event that is fun and informative and worthy of a mystery of this size. Furthermore, my plan is to make this an annual event.

I have decided to include the full text of the threatening email sent to the Portland Yacht Club by Blevins below highlighted in blue text:

Hello,
This is Robert Blevins from Adventure Books of Seattle. We have a serious concern regarding a scheduled 'DB Cooper' Conference slated to be held at your club on Saturday, November 24, 2018.

We are not objecting to the conference itself, but the person who approached you about asking the club to host this event is advertising the event mainly on this site:  You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

To provide some background, we are the publishers of the book 'Into The Blast - The True Story of D.B. Cooper,' which is now optioned for the first-ever full-length feature film on the famous hijacking. Production shooting is slated to begin next year, both in the Los Angeles area, as well as in Portland and Seattle.

Over at The DB Cooper Forum, this is where user 'EU' has been organizing this event. This is also the website where we took more than fifty screenshots of hateful and insult comments about our company, my wife Gayla, and me personally, that were made over the last four years. Many of this site's members, including the host Dave Brown, aka 'Shutter' supported these posts. Most of them are extremely slanderous.

This event at the Portland Yacht Club is being advertised as free to attend, and free parking included. We intend to send an anonymous representative from Adventure Books to observe the proceedings. Since we are well familiar with most of the people involved in this event, we will be watching for slanderous comments at that event aimed at either Adventure Books, our staff, or anything else related to us. The film production companies, as well as their attorneys, are supporting this effort.

If we observe anything slanderous being presented, we will immediately file suit against the Portland Yacht Club for personal damages, and for supporting the presentation of such slander. We have good reason to believe this will be a part of the program for this conference, because that website and many of its members (including some of the scheduled speakers) are doing it now. For these people to extend their outrageous behavior it to a conference you host is not a stretch. If you would like copies of some of the screenshots taken from The DB Cooper Forum and elsewhere to see the truth for yourself, feel free to ask and we will provide them to you.


Sincerely yours,
Robert M. Blevins
Managing Editor/Co-Founder
Adventure Books of Seattle
2415 I Street NE #D
Auburn, WA  98002
253-929-6259
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Re: 2018 DB Cooper Conference
« Reply #47 on: September 14, 2018, 04:31:14 PM »
WOW.

May I re-post this at the MN? I'd love to feature it in an article on Robert Blevins and the lengths he will go to sabotage the research efforts of other.
 

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« Reply #48 on: September 14, 2018, 04:38:16 PM »
I think it's time to inform the local police about this problem with Robert....this has really ticked me off...
 
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Re: 2018 DB Cooper Conference
« Reply #49 on: September 14, 2018, 04:59:26 PM »
Cooper Kerfuffle Swirls

Today, Robert M. Blevins has created a serious kerfuffle in Cooper World.

I have just spoken with Daniel Wilkins, the Club Manager of the Portland Yacht Club. He was the epitome of a Cooper Clam-Up, at first simply stating, "No comment," when I asked about the rescinding of the club's hosting the 2018 DB Cooper Symposium in November.

When I pressed and asked Wilkins, "Can you confirm that the club has rescinded its invitation to host the DB Cooper Symposium,?" Wilkins said after a pause, "I can simply say that the event will not be held here."

I continued and asked: "Can you confirm that you have received a letter from Robert Blevins?," Wilkins paused, cleared his throat, hesitated, and then hung up.

Welcome to the Real Cooper World.
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« Reply #50 on: September 14, 2018, 05:01:28 PM »
what he fails to understand is you can't be slanderous to something you can't prove yourself...
 

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Re: 2018 DB Cooper Conference
« Reply #51 on: September 14, 2018, 05:02:16 PM »
Update on the Cooper Kerfuffle

I have written Robert M Blevins on multiple fronts. First, I have asked him for the screenshots that he says are objectionable and the cause of his writing a letter to the Portland Yacht Club threatening law suits if the DBC Symposium is held there.

Secondly, I have asked him to confirm if the letter that he sent to the PYC and posted here by Eric is legit.

So far, I have not heard back from Blevins.
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Re: 2018 DB Cooper Conference
« Reply #52 on: September 14, 2018, 05:04:35 PM »
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I think it's time to inform the local police about this problem with Robert....this has really ticked me off...

I agree. I am completely and fully committed to bringing suit against Blevins for this outrageous act. Attention all Attorneys!

As for LE, Shut, I leave that to you to decide which agency and jurisdiction is best suited to make an intervention on our behalf.

I am UTTERLY OUTRAGED by Blevins' behavior.
 

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Re: 2018 DB Cooper Conference
« Reply #53 on: September 14, 2018, 05:05:01 PM »
I don't see a need for any WAR...he should be outed completely from the Cooper community...
 

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« Reply #54 on: September 14, 2018, 05:06:24 PM »
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I think it's time to inform the local police about this problem with Robert....this has really ticked me off...

I agree. I am completely and fully committed to bringing suit against Blevins for this outrageous act. Attention all Attorneys!

As for LE, Shut, I leave that to you to decide which agency and jurisdiction is best suited to make an intervention on our behalf.

I am UTTERLY OUTRAGED by Blevins' behavior.


This is Ariel all over again where he brings this into the real world...it's harassment 101...
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Re: 2018 DB Cooper Conference
« Reply #55 on: September 14, 2018, 05:21:31 PM »
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I don't see a need for any WAR...he should be outed completely from the Cooper community...

Okay. Maybe my words are a little too heated....

...I'll go back and tone it down.
 

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Re: 2018 DB Cooper Conference
« Reply #56 on: September 14, 2018, 05:23:35 PM »
First step is to write the article about this issue at hand...you probably won't hear from him until he returns from his camping trip ..
 

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« Reply #57 on: September 14, 2018, 05:26:42 PM »
True. But it might be interesting to talk to the people who aren't on his camping trip.
 

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« Reply #58 on: September 14, 2018, 05:27:16 PM »
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True. But it might be interesting to talk to the people who aren't on his camping trip.

what people?
 

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« Reply #59 on: September 14, 2018, 05:58:23 PM »
I'm developing sources along those lines. Stay tuned...if you catch my drift....