Las Vegas! Patriotic Cats! June 30!

The Great American Cat Lecture comes to Las Vegas. Celebrate feline pride in Sin City. https://www.facebook.com/events/1706156829399158/
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Talks at UCLA and in Portland, Oregon

Doing a death talk at UCLA, put on the the Anthro Dept. but I am told the public is welcome . . . if anyone is masochistic enough to deal with trying to get to Westwood during rush hour traffic. Flier below. Also . . . . . . . finally bringing the ship cat lecture to Portland, Oregon. Details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/428390827524332/
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May: Talks in Germany, Holland, and California

Again, I am far too lax in keeping up this site. But for those of such an inclination, there are talks upcoming in Germany, Holland, and California. May 12 in Los Angeles, Psychic Dogs:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1462277123837085/
May 13, Los Angeles (Glendale), Forest Lawn Cemetery: this will be possibly fascinating but it’s also complicated because the cemetery asked us to take down all event pages. Sooooooo . . . if you’re interested (I’m doing a talk and there is a cemetery tour) you must contact Bearded Lady vintage/oddities in Burbank, CA, to inquire, since they are handling all details.
May 16, Munich (see flier below): there are two talks actually, one during the day for students, and the one listed on the flier which is open to the public.
May 19, Amsterdam, Demonically-Possessed Cats:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1923616287916762/
May 20, Enschede, NL:
https://www.facebook.com/events/261936054279735/
When I return, at the end of May, there will also be a talk at UCLA and one in Portland, Oregon. Details upcoming.
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Dec. 9–The Carnal and the Mortal in Philadelphia, with Nicole Angemi/Sex Ghost lecture

Doing another iteration of the sex ghost lecture. Dec. 9, Philadelphia, with the world’s favorite pathologist, Nicole Angemi. Details at http://www.atlasobscura.com/events/the-carnal-the-mortal

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Animal Ghosts! Ship Cats! Lectures in Northern and Southern California

Tails From the Crypt: Animal Ghosts and Apparitions, free, Nov. 23, Los Angeles. See https://www.facebook.com/events/1771299696464408/
Ship cat lecture with . . . a mermaid contest, octopus dancing, and sea shanties! Wow! Dec. 9 in Arcata, CA. See https://www.facebook.com/events/780866608721101/ tails
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Fall talks in Milwaukee, Chicago, Pasadena CA (Huntington Library)

Doing talks this fall in Milwaukee (Ship Cats https://www.facebook.com/events/218551835227959/), Chicago (Sex Ghosts http://chicagoathleticevents.com/events/ghosts-seduction-sicilian-catacombs-with-dr-paul-koudounaris/), and the Huntington Library in Pasadena, CA (bejeweled skeletons). Milwaukee Oct 24, Chicago Oct 25, and the Huntington Oct 28. NOTE NOTE NOTE: the talk at the Huntington is part of a fantastic affair, their premier members Halloween party, but it’s a member’s event–I am not sure how membership at the Huntington works with its different levels, but basically if you’re a member or join as a member on a qualifying level, you can go to that party, if not, it’s private).

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Ghosts, skeletons, and other friends: Memento Mori panel at Flintridge Books, Oct. 27

This will be an interesting panel, if you’re in Southern California. Details https://www.facebook.com/events/184769925291841/flint
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Sicilian Sex Ghost lecture, San Diego, Oct. 5

I had decided to steer clear of sex ghost lectures a couple years ago, but somehow I have fallen back into it. Aside from the one in Houston there will also be one in San Diego, at the Art Institute in Balboa Park, Oct. 5. Link here: https://www.facebook.com/events/330932150581844/sd
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Great AMERICAN Cats–Lecture and Slideshow, Los Angeles, Sept. 29.

Damn right it’s time for an all American cat lecture. Sept. 29, HM157 in Los Angeles.

The Great American Cat Lecture! In 1776, it wasn’t just a bunch of human colonists declaring independence from European domination, no sirree. American felines also cut the ties with Old World tyranny. New American breeds were in the works, and native cats would travel westward and leave their (claw) mark on frontier life. By the first decade of the twentieth century the USA had given the world its first celebrity cat, as well as the only cat ever known to have worn prescription glasses. Our boys in fur would go on to win medals serving for the navy in World War II, and in the 1950s American cats even had their own national award of merit. So wave a flag and shed a tear as historian Dr. Paul Koudounaris relives the triumphs of the American feline in this special lecture and slideshow!
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1129442087092499
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Texas talks: Ship Cats (Sept. 14), Death Salon (Sept. 16)

Doing a talk on the history of nautical cats in Austin on Sept. 14, and for Death Salon in Houston. Sept. 16. Details of the former at https://www.facebook.com/events/1423634287653518. Details of the latter at: https://deathsalon.org/future-events/death-salon-film-festival-at-aurora/ dst
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