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ZGWS 38th Annual Convention
Cooperstown / Oneonta, NY
October, 2020

Unfortunately, the officers and Board of Directors of the Zane Grey's West Society have voted to cancel the in-person 2020 Annual Convention, due to the on-going coronavirus emergency. This was a tough decision, but we're convinced it was the right decision. We have left the 2021 Annual Convention as originally scheduled, to be held in Tucson, AZ, beginning October 10th, 2021. Please check back with us in early 2021 for details.

However, we have also determined to hold a "Virtual Convention" in place of the in-person convention. The "Virtual Convention" will start Sunday, October 11th, and wrap up Thursday, October 15th. The "Virtual Convention" will consist of Vimeo and YouTube videos, plus live Zoom sessions for discussions. Here is the tentative schedule:

Sunday, October 11th
Pre-Convention Activity
Riders of the Purple Sage: The Making of a Western Opera
7:30 PM Eastern (4:30 PM Pacific)
Kristin Atwell, Film-Maker/Producer

Monday, October 12th ;
Welcome to the Convention! Terry Bolinger, President

Dr. Joe Wheeler, Executive Director
Officers and Directors of the ZGWS

Opening Address
8 PM Eastern Time
Zane Grey and the Mormons Revisited
                           Dr. Alan Pratt 

Tuesday, October 13th                                                            
8:00 PM Eastern Time (5:00 Pacific) 
ZGWS:  Retrospective and Remembrance                     
Dr. Rosanne Vrugtman

Finding Zane Grey: From the Safety of your Home        Ed Meyer, VP

Wednesday, October 14th                                                                    
8:00 PM Eastern Time (5:00 Pacific)    
Movie Night!  Watch movie before 8 PM ET          Dr. James D'Arc, Film Historian
           Man of the Forest  (starring Randolph Scott)    

Thursday, October 15th                                                          
7:00 PM Eastern Time (4:00 Pacific)    
Book Discussion – LIVE!                                             John Sanders, Director
           Man of the Forest
(by Zane Grey)

8:00 PM Eastern Time (5:00 Pacific) 
Collectors Night—LIVE!                                                                                              
Hop on a LIVE Zoom with Todd and discuss /            Todd Newport, Director
show off your favorite item in your collection     


Note - above schedule is tentative - subject to change. Also, we are trying to arrange for an online auction. Continue to check this page for more details.

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