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CooperCon 2021
« on: March 02, 2021, 09:41:19 PM »
Welcome....sound right? looks funny now
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Re: CooperCon 2021
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2021, 09:55:59 PM »
The header is perfect! Thanks.

I'll post a more comprehensive CC21 update tomorrow.
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Re: CooperCon 2021
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2021, 09:24:56 AM »
CooperCon 2021 UPDATE:

Location: Kiggins Theatre, Vancouver, WA

Dates: Friday, November 19, 2021 - Sunday, November 21, 2021

Schedule (Overview):

>>> Friday, November 19th, Evening Social at Portland, OR location yet to be determined.
>>> Saturday, November 20th, Conference from 10a - 4p at Kiggins. Evening Social at Vancouver, WA location yet to be determined.
>>> Sunday, November 21st, Conference from 10a - 4p at Kiggins. Evening Social at location yet to be determined.

Confirmed Guests and Speakers as of today:

Brian Ingram
Catherine Scott (Capt. Scott's daughter)
Mary Jean Fryar (former FBI)
Tom Kaye
Bruce Smith
Mark Meltzer (377)
Vern Jones
Eric Ulis
Darren Schaefer (Master of Ceremonies)

-My plan is to reach out to several other people who have a connection to the case. I'll post updates as required.
-Also, I'll be creating a website for CC21 which will be LIVE soon.
-Additionally I'm planning on a conference that has plenty of panel discussions about several topics while actively engaging the attendees.
-There will be some giveaways and fun activities too.
-I'm also working to have tables set-up featuring items from local businesses.
-Finally, I will have T-shirts available with the CC21 logo (below).

Feel free to post ideas or thoughts.
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Re: CooperCon 2021
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2021, 02:17:44 PM »
Just my 2 cents worth here ,
How many people actually lived in the area and were familiar with the circumstances will be speaking at CC 21 ?
A few I’m aware of but we need more and there has to be 100’s ! I was 30 years old and am now 80. Any real witnesses are fast disappearing!
 
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Re: CooperCon 2021
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2021, 02:25:34 PM »
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Just my 2 cents worth here ,
How many people actually lived in the area and were familiar with the circumstances will be speaking at CC 21 ?
A few I’m aware of but we need more and there has to be 100’s ! I was 30 years old and am now 80. Any real witnesses are fast disappearing!

Kermit, I would like to enlist your help with the DB Cooper Photobomb Initiative.

Specifically, I'm looking for old photos taken in or outside of PDX on November 24, 1971. There had to be dozens of family photos and the like as people greeted arriving family and friends for Thanksgiving or saw others off. I intend to analyze each of these pictures carefully and look for Cooper or signs of Cooper in the background.

Please reach out to anyone you know who may have a stray photo or two hanging around in an old photo album or slide projector reel. I can be reached via email.
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Re: CooperCon 2021
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2021, 08:07:34 AM »
I'm please to announce that Marty Andrade will be at CC21.

I'm stoked to hear him discuss his work particularly related to the survivability of the jump. Would also be cool to hear about his Gunther analysis.
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Re: CooperCon 2021
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2021, 12:14:18 PM »
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Just my 2 cents worth here ,
How many people actually lived in the area and were familiar with the circumstances will be speaking at CC 21 ?
A few I’m aware of but we need more and there has to be 100’s ! I was 30 years old and am now 80. Any real witnesses are fast disappearing!

Kermit, I would like to enlist your help with the DB Cooper Photobomb Initiative.

Specifically, I'm looking for old photos taken in or outside of PDX on November 24, 1971. There had to be dozens of family photos and the like as people greeted arriving family and friends for Thanksgiving or saw others off. I intend to analyze each of these pictures carefully and look for Cooper or signs of Cooper in the background.

Please reach out to anyone you know who may have a stray photo or two hanging around in an old photo album or slide projector reel. I can be reached via email.

Eric,
Although I have nothing but support for any new ideas, most people would consider your photobomb initiative as a real long shot ! We live nowadays in a society where almost everyone has a smart phone and since the photos cost nothing really, everyone is snapping away ! This event was such a huge happening in Portland in 1971 that I’d think that anyone who did take photos at PDX on Nov 24 would have gone through their photos looking for a Cooper lookalike ! However miracles are always possible so I think enlisting some help from local newspapers might produce something. I actually think producing any photos relating to Portland as it existed in 1971 would be of interest.
I’m sure many of our forum posters have little idea of how different things were back in 1971. That’s why I’d like to see more of the locals that were actually living in The area to get involved in CC21!
 

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Re: CooperCon 2021
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2021, 12:23:42 PM »
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Just my 2 cents worth here ,
How many people actually lived in the area and were familiar with the circumstances will be speaking at CC 21 ?
A few I’m aware of but we need more and there has to be 100’s ! I was 30 years old and am now 80. Any real witnesses are fast disappearing!

Kermit, I would like to enlist your help with the DB Cooper Photobomb Initiative.

Specifically, I'm looking for old photos taken in or outside of PDX on November 24, 1971. There had to be dozens of family photos and the like as people greeted arriving family and friends for Thanksgiving or saw others off. I intend to analyze each of these pictures carefully and look for Cooper or signs of Cooper in the background.

Please reach out to anyone you know who may have a stray photo or two hanging around in an old photo album or slide projector reel. I can be reached via email.

Eric,
Although I have nothing but support for any new ideas, most people would consider your photobomb initiative as a real long shot ! We live nowadays in a society where almost everyone has a smart phone and since the photos cost nothing really, everyone is snapping away ! This event was such a huge happening in Portland in 1971 that I’d think that anyone who did take photos at PDX on Nov 24 would have gone through their photos looking for a Cooper lookalike ! However miracles are always possible so I think enlisting some help from local newspapers might produce something. I actually think producing any photos relating to Portland as it existed in 1971 would be of interest.
I’m sure many of our forum posters have little idea of how different things were back in 1971. That’s why I’d like to see more of the locals that were actually living in The area to get involved in CC21!

There will be a significant amount of promotion and publicity leading up to CC21. Locals will have ample opportunity to show up if interested.
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Re: CooperCon 2021
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2021, 12:26:51 PM »
Perhaps in the articles you could toss in the "where were you Nov. 24, 1971" to try and capture moments in time and see where people actually were that evening. driving down I-5, dropping someone off at PDX etc.
 

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Re: CooperCon 2021
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2021, 12:29:57 PM »
The downfall of course would be the gap in time and locals no longer being locals that now live all over the country by now..
 

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Re: CooperCon 2021
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2021, 01:32:20 PM »
It seems everyone who lived in the PNW at that time has a Cooper tale of some kind. Would be cool to have something set up for people to share their Cooper stories. Might actually discover a witness or new info that we’ve never heard from before.

Most of those stories are tall tales, but worth a shot.
 

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Re: CooperCon 2021
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2021, 01:48:28 PM »
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Just my 2 cents worth here ,
How many people actually lived in the area and were familiar with the circumstances will be speaking at CC 21 ?
A few I’m aware of but we need more and there has to be 100’s ! I was 30 years old and am now 80. Any real witnesses are fast disappearing!

Kermit, I would like to enlist your help with the DB Cooper Photobomb Initiative.

Specifically, I'm looking for old photos taken in or outside of PDX on November 24, 1971. There had to be dozens of family photos and the like as people greeted arriving family and friends for Thanksgiving or saw others off. I intend to analyze each of these pictures carefully and look for Cooper or signs of Cooper in the background.

Please reach out to anyone you know who may have a stray photo or two hanging around in an old photo album or slide projector reel. I can be reached via email.

Eric,
Although I have nothing but support for any new ideas, most people would consider your photobomb initiative as a real long shot ! We live nowadays in a society where almost everyone has a smart phone and since the photos cost nothing really, everyone is snapping away ! This event was such a huge happening in Portland in 1971 that I’d think that anyone who did take photos at PDX on Nov 24 would have gone through their photos looking for a Cooper lookalike ! However miracles are always possible so I think enlisting some help from local newspapers might produce something. I actually think producing any photos relating to Portland as it existed in 1971 would be of interest.
I’m sure many of our forum posters have little idea of how different things were back in 1971. That’s why I’d like to see more of the locals that were actually living in The area to get involved in CC21!

There will be a significant amount of promotion and publicity leading up to CC21. Locals will have ample opportunity to show up if interested.

Perhaps my main point is still lost somewhere ? Very few posters on this forum actually have first hand knowledge of exactly what existed in Portland area in 1971 ! All the commercial businesses located presently weren’t even on the drawing boards near the Airbase ! The 205 bridge wasn’t built yet in 1971 ! Cooper had a lot easier path getting around without being observed in 1971.
 
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Re: CooperCon 2021
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2021, 09:30:23 PM »
Just received word that Brett Eichenberger will be a part of CC21. Brett heads up a production company and is a movie director from Portland. His current project is a badass Bigfoot documentary--I have viewed the trailer and it is a first class doc.

I have always had in mind expanding CooperCon beyond DB Cooper. DB is obviously the star of the show and the backbone of the event, but I want to develop CooperCons into festivals that celebrate the Pacific Northwest at large. So Brett will serve as our first foray into this new territory.
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