Southeast Cryonics Gathering (FWD)

Max More (
Sat, 10 Oct 1998 12:20:27 -0700

Forwarded for Rudi Hoffman...

attached...Southeast Cryonics Gathering Preliminary Announcement Rudi Hoffman
1249 Robbin Dr.
Port Orange, FL
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This is really more formal a name than I wish.

The "Southeast Cryonics Conference" conveys more formality than what I have in
mind. But I would like would like to meet with people in Florida and Georgia, etc., who share my interest in cryonics and technology.

How about Southeast Cryonics "Gathering"?

I have been thinking that perhaps an ORLANDO, FL based meeting, on a Friday night and Saturday day.

This could be a fun and educational time, and be a good excuse to visit Orlando, which is one of the great recreational centers of the world. I have e-mailed directly some folks obtained from the ALCOR membership handbook, and I am making this post on CRYONET.

One of the things I would like to accomplish at this meeting is to move forward on my "LIFEPACT" relationships. Another is to make the recommended video tape identifying what circumstances you wish re: possible reanimation. I do not currently own a video camera...perhaps someone out there coming to the gathering may such a high tech device. :)

I remain excited about the possibilities of extended life. I am hoping that freezing will be unnecessary, and that life extending and enhancing technologies will come online at reasonable and obtainable costs.

Perhaps a "bigwig" in cryonics/life extension may be interested in attending. Someone like Max More, Tom Donaldson, Brian Shock, Bob Ettinger, Saul Kent, Fred or Linda Chamberlain, Steve Bridge, etc., would be a welcome "Draw" and could "headline" the gathering.

I was on the Extropian BB, and no longer am due to time restrictions. But if someone can forward this post or provide the email address, I would appreciate

DATE: How does December 11 and 12 sound? This is a Friday and Saturday. LOCATION: The Orlando Hilton. this is a good facility with breakout rooms, gathering places, and reasonable room rates. I just returned from a Star Trek Convention there this last weekend. Room rate was only $65 plus tax, (this may have been a special...there were perhaps 500 in attendance. We could hope for a fraction of this number).

(PS...I now know why ALCOR quit recruiting at sci-fi conventions...these fun- loving airheads have a different orientation than the science/ computer oriented demographic that typifies the cryonics prospect.)

AGENDA: To Be Announced. I will develop an agenda based on responses received to this posting. While not knowledgeable enough to "headline" this gathering, I *will* commit to being the organizer and promulgator. Is there any interest in this GATHERING?

I will proceed only with some positive feedback from people who think this is a good idea. If there is only a few of us it could still be worthwhile.

Boundless, Joyous Life,
Rudi Hoffman
Daytona Beach, FL