26 March 2012



COME TO EG AND LIVE FOREVER

Buster Martin, World's oldest marathoner

Meet Buster Martin, a chain-smoking, beer-swilling, trash-talking British plumber. Buster is seen here training to run the London Marathon in 2008 — which he did at the age of 101.

This year, EG presents a special session with film maker and photo journalist Mark Wexler, featuring a screening of his documentary, HOW TO LIVE FOREVER. Quirky, funny, thought-provoking, the movie takes a serious and disarming look at longevity and aging. From Jack LaLanne to Phyllis Diller, from the legendary long-lived Okinawans to the oldest living person on earth, these perspectives on the race of life are as funny and human as they are mind-opening. If your telomeres are normal and you wake up each day one day older, you need to see this film — preferably with your parents and children.

We can't wait to see you in gorgeous Monterey!


Michael Hawley, EG director
mike@the-eg.com 





ANNOUNCING FIVE
EG PRESENTERS:
SAM BOWSER
Polar Biologist

Some may recognize Sam as a character from Werner Herzog's Encounters at the End of the World. In real life, he is a polar biologist and an artist whose studios are the coldest places on earth, and subjects are strange unicellular creatures.
bowserlab.org

SIMON CORONEL
Magician

Obsessed with science, engineering, the universe and everything, Simon unexpectedly became an internationally renowned magician and won a top prize at the Magic World Championships. He continues to seek reality through the medium of illusion. simoncoronel.com

MARK KELLY & GABBY GIFFORDS
Astronaut & Congresswoman

A high velocity couple if ever there was one: While Mark was in orbit on the International Space Station, he received a call from Pope Benedict offering blessings for Gabby, who had undergone skull surgery that same week. She continues to recover from the assassination attempt. wiki: Mark / Gabby

BRIAN SELZNICK
Author / Illustrator / Puppeteer

A Caldecott-winning American author and illustrator of novels and picture books, Brian created The Invention of Hugo Cabret, which spawned a beautiful Oscar-winning movie; and Wonderstruck, which debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list.
scholastic.com

MARIA SPIROPOLU
Experimental Physicist

Originally from Kastoria, Macedonia, Maria divides her time between Caltech and CERN, hunting everywhere for clues to the origins of the universe. wikipedia