Southern California Cryofeast

(A.K.A. The Turkey Roast, BBQ and Pot Luck)
Once a year, Alcor cryonicists from around the Southern California area, gather together and have a fabulous party. What better way to meet and mingle with optimistic futurists from every walk of life! This is your opportunity to get answered all those nagging questions like: “who are these people?” And “What’s with the ice?” Bring a bathing suit and towel if you feel like a dip in the pool or hot tub.

Location: Red Rhino Ranch
10250 Penrose St.
La Tuna Canyon, CA 91352 USA

Our gracious hosts who have volunteered their private home are: Emi Joy and Baron Reichart Von Wolfsheild. You’ll be met with open arms and warm greetings.

Date: Saturday, December 2nd 2006
Time: 2:P.M. till 10:P.M. or until you can drive again

And/or call 310.795.0141 and coordinate with Regina Pancake on what you will
bring for the pot luck, so as to avoid embarrassing amounts of any one food group.

Northern California Team Training

Saturday, November 11th and Sunday, November 12th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Are you curious about what happens when an Alcor Emergency Response Team is called into action?

You are invited to observe or participate in our 2006 Northern California training session. Instruction will be provided by members of the Alcor readiness and transport team.

The purpose of this training session is to teach people interested in learning about or joining the emergency first response team for the Northern California region.

There will be presentations of the emergency techniques and procedures employed by Alcor’s first responders and mannequins will be provided for hands-on practice.

If you are interested in participating in the training session to become an Alcor Certified Transport Technician or would just like to observe and meet Alcor representatives and other members, please RSVP to Michelle Fry.

Michelle Fry
* 877/462-5267 ext 104

There will also be an informal dinner after the training session on Saturday, November 11th which is open to anyone interested in meeting other Alcor members. The location for the dinner will be announced at Saturday’s training session.

Board of Directors Meeting

There will be an Alcor Board of Directors meeting this Saturday, November 4, at 11 am Arizona time at the Alcor facility at 7895 East Acoma Drive in Scottsdale, Arizona. All are invited to attend. Lunch will be served.

Conference Comments

Alcor Conference Comments

The 2006 Alcor Conference is over, and frankly we are still catching our breaths. A big thank you to everyone who made this conference a success, both Alcor staff and volunteer. We thought people would like to see some of the comments being made about it around the internet:
Report on the Alcor Conference 2006 [Part 1]
Report on the Alcor Conference 2006 [Part 2]
Photos from Bruce Klein

Last Chance!

The Sixth Alcor Conference is rapidly approaching, but you can still pay at the door to attend. There will be nearly 200 people there, discussing science, medicine, and cryonics. They will also get a sneak peak at Alcor’s current progress and future plans. Be there or you will miss all the fun!
Details Here

Training Sessions and Member Gatherings

Alcor training sessions are given throughout the year in a variety of
locations for the purpose of training individuals to perform
cryopreservation stabilization and transport procedures. Those who do not
wish to participate are welcome to observe or simply stop by to meet Alcor

Training sessions are attended by one or more Alcor personnel and offer an
introduction to biohazard and safety protocols, advanced airway management,
cardiopulmonary support and blood washout procedures, often using mannequins
for hands-on experience. Training also provides introductory training in
negotiating with medical personnel, families and medical examiners or
coroners. Local medical professionals and members of Alcor or other
cryonics organizations are eligible to attend. There is no charge for
attendance, but each person is responsible for their own travel and hotel

Participation in the training is required to become a member of the Regional
Transport Team in your area. Members of the Regional Teams may be contacted
if an Alcor member needs help and will be compensated for participation in a
cryopreservation case. Team members who become Alcor members also receive a
75% discount on membership dues (excludes Life Membership).

Unless indicated otherwise, each Saturday training session will be followed
by a dinner which is open to anyone interested in meeting Alcor members,
even those who are unable to attend the training session. RSVP is required.

Location: Southern California (Redondo Beach) at the Crown Plaza
Resort, 300 North Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA
Date(s): August 19-20, 2006
Time(s): Training will be held from 9am-4pm both days. There will
also be a Saturday evening dinner open to anyone interested in meeting Alcor members.

Location: Austin, Texas at the office of Steve Jackson at 3735
Promontory Point Drive, Austin, TX 78744
Date(s): September 23-24, 2006
Time(s): Training will be held from 9am-4pm both days. There will
also be a Saturday evening dinner open to anyone interested in meeting Alcor

Location: Northern California (Berkeley) at Café de la Paz, 1600
Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709 (510-843-0662)
Date(s): November 11-12, 2006
Time(s): Training will be held from 9am-4pm both days. There will
also be a Saturday evening dinner open to anyone interested in meeting Alcor

Contact Michelle Fry, Alcor Readiness Coordinator, to RSVP to either the
training or the Saturday evening dinner:
(480) 905-1906, ext. 104

Next Board Meeting

The next Board meeting is scheduled for Saturday, September 9, 2006, at 11:00 AM (MST). Board meetings are typically held on the first Saturday of the month at the Alcor facility (7895 East Acoma Drive in Scottsdale, AZ). Members and the public are encouraged to attend.