Yesterday, I attended a briefing at the National Press Building in Washington, DC. It was the culmination of the 2009 X-Conference (held April 17-19), a UFO research and disclosure advocacy conclave organized by Washington lobbyist Stephen Bassett.
Peter Saputo and I financed our trip to the conference hotel in Gaithersburg, MD by selling the X-Con T-shirts that I designed last year. Shirt sales covered all but about $80 of our expenses, so I’m up for doing it again if Bassett will agree to make T-shirt orders a part of next year’s registration process.
When I arrived at the First Amendment Room on the 13th floor of the Press Building an hour early, I was surprised to find there Jim Courant, a commercial airline pilot who sat on the pilots’ panel at the 2006 X-Conference.
- Read entire blog entry as PDF.
- Jim Courant’s doppelganger
- CNN.com article
- Update: The Washington Post published a straight-faced article April 21 … and it features a photo of one of our shirts!