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Re: 2018 DB Cooper Conference
« Reply #240 on: November 28, 2018, 09:52:22 PM »
Hello everyone. I had such a great time at the conference! I didn't have any idea what to expect and was impressed with every detail.

Each presenter was so engaging and interesting.  I didn't get a chance to meet + compliment all of you, so I really wanted to say this here. To see your camaraderie despite your different theories was cool.

I enjoyed all of those who I got to talk with at the conference. I had no idea this community existed. Thank you, Bruce, for mentioning this forum to me.

I tend to be shy on posting and have a lot of reading up to do, but I still might chime in once in a while.
 
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Re: 2018 DB Cooper Conference
« Reply #241 on: November 28, 2018, 10:01:01 PM »
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Hello everyone. I had such a great time at the conference! I didn't have any idea what to expect and was impressed with every detail.

Each presenter was so engaging and interesting.  I didn't get a chance to meet + compliment all of you, so I really wanted to say this here. To see your camaraderie despite your different theories was cool.

I enjoyed all of those who I got to talk with at the conference. I had no idea this community existed. Thank you, Bruce, for mentioning this forum to me.

I tend to be shy on posting and have a lot of reading up to do, but I still might chime in once in a while.


Hello 305,

I'm glad you enjoyed the conference. if you have any questions about the case just post it up and someone will respond..

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Re: 2018 DB Cooper Conference
« Reply #242 on: November 28, 2018, 11:56:56 PM »
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Hello everyone. I had such a great time at the conference! I didn't have any idea what to expect and was impressed with every detail.

Each presenter was so engaging and interesting.  I didn't get a chance to meet + compliment all of you, so I really wanted to say this here. To see your camaraderie despite your different theories was cool.

I enjoyed all of those who I got to talk with at the conference. I had no idea this community existed. Thank you, Bruce, for mentioning this forum to me.

I tend to be shy on posting and have a lot of reading up to do, but I still might chime in once in a while.

We have not heard about what happened at the conference! We are in the dark.

Can you supply that info ?

 
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Re: 2018 DB Cooper Conference
« Reply #243 on: November 29, 2018, 03:58:08 AM »
I posted my report, G, here and at the MN. There are lots o' pix with the piece at the Mountain News, too. FYI.
 

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Re: 2018 DB Cooper Conference
« Reply #244 on: November 29, 2018, 01:33:32 PM »
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I posted my report, G, here and at the MN. There are lots o' pix with the piece at the Mountain News, too. FYI.

got a url for the thousands who didnt see it?
 

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« Reply #245 on: November 29, 2018, 04:11:20 PM »
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Re: 2018 DB Cooper Conference
« Reply #246 on: December 03, 2018, 05:41:23 PM »
One of the interesting dynamics to surface at the Conference this year was the interest in DBC by so many young people. One-third of the audience seemed to be under 30 years old, or thereabouts.

The conference also triggered ripple effects of interest, most obviously through the wide-spread media coverage of the conference and the 47th Anniversary, and youngins' responded to that also.

One instance is a group of students at Pacific Lutheran Universality, led by a woman named Helen Smith and assisted by a fellow named Garrett, who reached out to me to talk about Cooper for their project on Washington State History. Here is their interview of me at PLU in their media lab. They wanted to know about Cooper as a person and skyjacker, and they wanted to know the details of the case and how it involved Washington. They had no interest in suspects, which was a welcomed change from most interviews that I have participated in.

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Re: 2018 DB Cooper Conference
« Reply #247 on: December 03, 2018, 07:43:54 PM »
couldn't play the audio file....
 

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Re: 2018 DB Cooper Conference
« Reply #248 on: December 03, 2018, 08:46:38 PM »
played ok for me.
you have to click okay in the popup that Google tells you it's too big to scan for viruses.
then it plays (after you hit the triangle)

quiet at first.
 

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Re: 2018 DB Cooper Conference
« Reply #249 on: December 03, 2018, 09:17:42 PM »
Yeah, and turn up the volume.
 

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Re: 2018 DB Cooper Conference
« Reply #250 on: December 03, 2018, 09:22:43 PM »
did that....let me try again..
 

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Re: 2018 DB Cooper Conference
« Reply #251 on: December 03, 2018, 11:26:21 PM »
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One of the interesting dynamics to surface at the Conference this year was the interest in DBC by so many young people. One-third of the audience seemed to be under 30 years old, or thereabouts.

The conference also triggered ripple effects of interest, most obviously through the wide-spread media coverage of the conference and the 47th Anniversary, and youngins' responded to that also.

One instance is a group of students at Pacific Lutheran Universality, led by a woman named Helen Smith and assisted by a fellow named Garrett, who reached out to me to talk about Cooper for their project on Washington State History. Here is their interview of me at PLU in their media lab. They wanted to know about Cooper as a person and skyjacker, and they wanted to know the details of the case and how it involved Washington. They had no interest in suspects, which was a welcomed change from most interviews that I have participated in.

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... on the other hand, got word late last week that three more named people in the 1980s Cooper investigation are now - silent keys. Every year adds more.
 

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Re: 2018 DB Cooper Conference
« Reply #252 on: December 04, 2018, 10:42:21 PM »
Conference Video Update

Shutter called me today to chat Cooper and the Reca Crew. In the course of events we spoke about the video that Vern Jones, the publisher of the Reca book, was making, and he suggested that I post what I know and what I'm anticipating in the near future.

Vern Jones is much more than just a publisher. As the owner of Principia Media he also has a sizeable videographing program, and two members of it, Dirk Wierenger and Dave Somebody filmed at the Conference. They produced over eight hours of high-quality footage. Now somebody has to edit it, add captions and such, and make it look professional. That's gonna take time.

Further, Principia, and Dirk Wierenga in particular, has a second DB Cooper project going, and that is taking up Dirk's time. In fact, he has been on the road filming Cooper stuff for a month or thereabouts, and will be continuing his filming for another few weeks. As part of that filming he came to Eatonville, and filmed me for two hours. In doing so he revealed that he is doing a grand Cooper theme, and looking deeply into the Cooper Community - how it connects people, why we are so impassioned, why we go nuts sometimes, and how does it inform the societal dynamics of the nation, especially now when there is so much disconnection, despair, and loneliness.

Part of Dirk's interest is the emergence of so many youngins' coming to the Cooper table to feast - all the young podcasters, the dozens of aficionados who came to the conference and asked a ton o' good questions, and then traipsed over to the V-23 to drink beer and continue to talk and query us more senior members of Cooper World.

So, if Dirk is gonna do any of the editing, it won't commence until after the holidays. Hence, folks here won't see any conference footage until 2019, unless Vern and his crew have other plans.

For his part, Vern is clearly eager to be a key player in Cooper World. His presentation at the conference was sharp, smart, and on target. He was also very humble and announced to the audience when he began his Reca talk: "I know that much of what I'm going to tell you today will irritate many of you because it contradicts what you think is true. Nevertheless, it's the story I've got, and I trust my research."

He also asked me to advertise on the Mountain News, which I am considering. How I can allow such advertising to appear on the MN without it seeming to endorse Reca-as-Cooper, I haven't figured out, yet. Heck, I don't even advertise my book on the MN on a regular basis. So, this may shake things up for me...

Regardless, Vern Jones is much more than a "One-and-Done" kind of guy. He's here for the long haul. Fortunately, I enjoyed his company, and Dirk's immensely.
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Re: 2018 DB Cooper Conference
« Reply #253 on: December 04, 2018, 11:45:41 PM »
Vern Jones and his wife are from Michigan. Dirk is involved with Vern's Principia Media. Dirk will be in Arizona in a week filming both Tom Kaye and me for the upcoming documentary.

When I have the footage from the conference I'll make it available for all.
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Re: 2018 DB Cooper Conference
« Reply #254 on: December 05, 2018, 03:33:02 AM »
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Conference Video Update

Shutter called me today to chat Cooper and the Reca Crew. In the course of events we spoke about the video that Vern Jones, the publisher of the Reca book, was making, and he suggested that I post what I know and what I'm anticipating in the near future.

Vern Jones is much more than just a publisher. As the owner of Principia Media he also has a sizeable videographing program, and two members of it, Dirk Wierenger and Dave Somebody filmed at the Conference. They produced over eight hours of high-quality footage. Now somebody has to edit it, add captions and such, and make it look professional. That's gonna take time.

Further, Principia, and Dirk Wierenga in particular, has a second DB Cooper project going, and that is taking up Dirk's time. In fact, he has been on the road filming Cooper stuff for a month or thereabouts, and will be continuing his filming for another few weeks. As part of that filming he came to Eatonville, and filmed me for two hours. In doing so he revealed that he is doing a grand Cooper theme, and looking deeply into the Cooper Community - how it connects people, why we are so impassioned, why we go nuts sometimes, and how does it inform the societal dynamics of the nation, especially now when there is so much disconnection, despair, and loneliness.

Part of Dirk's interest is the emergence of so many youngins' coming to the Cooper table to feast - all the young podcasters, the dozens of aficionados who came to the conference and asked a ton o' good questions, and then traipsed over to the V-23 to drink beer and continue to talk and query us more senior members of Cooper World.

So, if Dirk is gonna do any of the editing, it won't commence until after the holidays. Hence, folks here won't see any conference footage until 2019, unless Vern and his crew have other plans.

For his part, Vern is clearly eager to be a key player in Cooper World. His presentation at the conference was sharp, smart, and on target. He was also very humble and announced to the audience when he began his Reca talk: "I know that much of what I'm going to tell you today will irritate many of you because it contradicts what you think is true. Nevertheless, it's the story I've got, and I trust my research."

He also asked me to advertise on the Mountain News, which I am considering. How I can allow such advertising to appear on the MN without it seeming to endorse Reca-as-Cooper, I haven't figured out, yet. Heck, I don't even advertise my book on the MN on a regular basis. So, this may shake things up for me...

Regardless, Vern Jones is much more than a "One-and-Done" kind of guy. He's here for the long haul. Fortunately, I enjoyed his company, and Dirk's immensely.

The Reca-as-Cooper story is dog .... 

There has to be a limit to the amount of pure crap one can waste time on - under the DB Cooper umbrella!
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