Goings On Around the Clubhouse

Things are heating up at the Arizona clubhouse with the high desert summer in full gear. The air conditioners are going full blast and ceiling fans spin overhead while the rocks outside sizzle in the heat. There has been plenty of rain at the Kempton clubhouse and Adventures Unlimited Bookstore, and the corn and soybeans are thriving in the green fields outside of town.

My last speaking engagement was at the Edinburg Out of This World UFO Confernece and Festival in the south Texas town of Edinburg, near McAllen (west of Brownsville). That festival was held August 12 and 13 and I was a featured speaker on Saturday, August 13, along with Ben Hansen of TV’s 'Fact or Faked?'.

I am joining Jason Martell and Micah Hanks for a second Ancient Aliens Cruise, this time to Belize, the Bay Islands and Cozumel. Prices for the 8-day cruise start at $1199 and it departs from Miami on September 18, 2016. Our Norwegian Line ship returns to Miami on September 25. Norwegian is a very prestigious cruise line with high-end luxurious ships. Visit http://www.ancientaliencruise.com for more information.

Then I will be at the Alien Con 2016 convention from October 28 to 30 in Santa Clara, CA. Sponsored by the History Channel, Alien Con is the very first convention devoted to fans of the Ancient Alien television show as well as general sci-fi buffs, and pop culture enthusiasts alike! Giorgio Tsoukalos, Jason Martel, Johnathan Young and others will be at the convention as well. Check out the website at: http://www.thealiencon.com

My new book, Ark of God, has been released. Check the Adventures Unlimited Press pages on how to order the book.

Also, a new season of Ancient Aliens is now being shot for the History Channel, so keep your eye out for new episodes.

I had a good, but hot, time at the Contact in the Desert conference at Joshua Tree, California from June 3 to 6. Friends Giorgio Tsoukalos, Erich von Daniken, Robert Bauval and Graham Hancock were all there and we were all together in a fascinating panel discussion one afternoon. Old friends Travis Walton, Jim Marrs, Nick Redfern, Brad Olsen and Richard Dolan were there as well. Check out the next one at: http://www.contactinthedesert.com .

Everyone had a great time at the Meet-and-Greet Autograph Party held at the Kempton bookstore in May featuring myself and authors Christopher Dunn and Brad Olsen. Author Kenn Thomas dropped in from St. Louis as well, and WEX regulars like John Feiertag from Ohio made the day memorable.

The booksigning at the Cottonwood store in April was success, drawing our western fans from around the state. I spoke at the International UFO Congress in Phoenix, Arizona on February 18, 2016. The conference lasted for five days and was attended by a lot of people interested in the subjects I research, so it was a lot of fun.

Back in January we had our World Explorers trip to Guatemala. We had a private bus take us to Antigua, Lake Atitlan, and the amazing archeological site of Quirigua, and then we flew up to the vast Peten jungle to visit the awesome Mayan site of Tikal. Check out future tours at: wexclub.com/events

Jennifer and I had a good time at the Brazilian UFO conference that started on December 3 at Iguazu Falls. Jennifer and I then went on to the beautiful island town of Florianapolis in southern Brazil, near the Uruguay border. Lots of Ancient Aliens fans attended, and it was fun taking pictures with them and spending time with other English-speaking presenters including Nick Redfern, Gary Heseltime and others.

After consulting Mike Migliore, who runs WEX Club Cruises, we are changing the date for our 11-day expedition to Antarctica from Dec. 1, 2016 to December 2017. We still fly to Buenos Aires and then flying to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. From there we embark on the double-hulled exploration ship and spend five full days in Antarctica with lots of shore excursions. All meals and drinks are included in the package. This might be the time to cross Antarctica off your bucket list! Check out the event webpages on our site!

The Adventures Unlimited bookstore in Cottonwood, Arizona, is still going strong and now has its own facebook page. Gotta Like it!

We had an author signing at the bookstore on Saturday, April 16. Keep checking for the latest news on facebook or at the bookstore’s web pages ( http://www.adventuresunlimitedbooks.com ). Drop in at 1020 N. Main Street when you are in the Sedona-Cottonwood-Jerome area, or give the staff a call at: 928-639-1664.

The Frontier bookshop in Amsterdam has moved! Now going by the name of Frontier World, the shop is still in the Jordaan district of the city, now near the Singel canal. It’s within walking distance of Centraal, the main train station, so definitely stop by when visiting the fascinating city on the Amstel! The address is: Marnixstraat 82, 1015 VX Amsterdam. Tel: (+34) 020-330-9151. Have a virtual visit at their website: http://www.frontierworld.nl/bookshop .

Kathmandu is still rebuilding from the 7.8 earthquake that rocked Nepal last spring, but as WEX Manager Govinda Panta says—“the mountains are still here.” Plan a trip to this beautiful country and infuse some good tourist dollars into the local economy. Govinda can make trekking arrangements and any other travel plans. Check out the latest news and expeditions offered by Govinda and Adventure Pilgrims Trekking at www.trekinepal.com or give them a call at: 977-975-107-7190. Get our popular WEX Kathmandu T-shirt from the Wexmart pages.

As always, keep a keen eye out for possible World Explorers Club future establishments—are you destined to help spread the fun of discovering the mysteries of our fabulous world? Is there a WEX clubhouse to be acquired in your town?

Be sure to contact us with any ideas about starting a retail outlet or clubhouse! Also, send in your classified ad; remember up to 25 words are free for WEX members. We are always looking for stories or news clippings, so send those in, too! I also have my own web domain and you can check it out here: http://www.DavidHatcherChildress.com

So, settle down in your favorite chair and keep an eye on the grill so the house doesn’t burn down, and have a gander at the latest issue of World Explorer!

David Hatcher Childress, Founder, World Explorer

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