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& FICTION CONVENTION OF ORANGE COUNTY! COSPLAY ADVENTURE
SCIENCE FICTION FOOD - FOOD OF THE FUTURE
ABOUT THE FOOD!
THE SCI-FI FOOD!
YES, THE FOOD!
WALKING DEAD CAFE
CINDERELLA'S PANCAKES FISH STICKS &
MONSTER ALIEN BOWLS
ZOMBIE CINNAMON ROLLS
STARSHIP COOKIE BAKER
HEART VANILLA ICE CREAM AND ROYAL CHOCOLATE
FLAMING HOT MARSIANS
More To Come! DREAM FULL!
FUN IS SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION
HAPPENS WHEN SCIENCE FICTION BECOMES REALITY? RUDY'S RADICAL
SCIENCE will be
hosting this event and perfoming a science
show that will simply amaze kids and grown
ups about how Incredible Science Can BE!
THE MAGIC OF SCIENCE
AUTHORS, WRITERS, ARTISTS
He is the top selling artist at Comic-Con
San Diego and many other science fiction events,
conventions and expos. Specializes in Doctor
Who and specialized autograph collections.
Did work for for Sony Pictures and other Hollywood
and MORE TO COME!
FIND INCREDIBLE PEOPLE RIGHT NEXT TO YOU AT
INCREDCON - BLIZZARD ARTISTS, MOVIE ACTORS,
VIDEO GAME DESIGNERS, COMPOSERS AND MORE...
ARTISTS, ACTORS, EXHIBITS, PERFORMERS
& FUN FUN FUN TO BE ADDED!
IS YOUR OWN ACCESSIBLE ARTISTIC SCIENCE
FICTION TECHNOLOGY FOOD OF THE FUTURE CONVENTION
RIGHT HERE IN LOCAL ORANGE COUNTY!
THREE INCREDIBLE PEOPLE WILL BE HONORED WITH
STARS IN WALK OF FAME IN OLD TOWN SAN CLEMENTE!
Comic Book artists & vendors!
- Meet b-movie Actors, Directors, Composers!
- Artist Alley with Autographs!
- Science Fiction Writers & Charity
- Video Games and Exclusives!
- Cosplay Costume Contest!
- Explore NEW Science Fiction Technology!
- Robots & Robotics exhibits!
- Monsters & Aliens!
- Toys and Games!
- Sci-Fi Music & Performers!
- Art Exhibits & Auctions!
- SCIFI Incredcon X1 Games
- FOOD of the Future!!!
Of This World Food of the Future:
Deliciously weird Science Fiction Food
has landed! Experience The Walking Dead
Cafe, taste Alien Bowls, B-Movie BBQ
and MORE! Get your mind stuck on Science
Fiction and your fingers stuck on Sci-Fi
Time To Be Incredible!
IncredCon 2016 is about:
Access - Access to a quality
experience at a reasonable price.
Fans - Providing said access
to real genre fans.
Artists, Actors & Technology -
Spotlighting the artists and actors
with fan access and show and tell of real
future technology and foods that have come
from the inventiveness of Science Fiction.
Helphing Others and Community - An
event that spotlights community vendors and
nonprofits with phenomenal causes.
is poetry in motion; because it is about the weirdness
It's all about incredible people, ideas, thoughts
and things that have changed or will change the
world as we know it, combined of course with weird
food of the future! And best of all you can touch
a Tardus Space Ship!
MIND STUCK ON SCIENCE FICTION AND YOUR FINGERS
STUCK ON SCI-FI FOOD.
GAMES - DID YOU KNOW?
Orange County is the Video Game Capital
of the World! More video games are created
in Orange County than any place in the world.
Incredcon richly supports the expo of video games,
manufacturers, artists, composers and video game
stars. Adam Gubman Genius Composer and friends
that from Bizzard, Disney and other manufacturers
will be sneaking around, some giving exclusive
content and maybe even signing. We should even
have special content from an Owner of Blizzard.
Some will be getting Stars at in the Walk Of Fame
in Old Town San Clemente. See if you can spot
ADVENTURE - Cosplay has the most photos taken
representing an event or convention. Incredible
people dressing up get the excitement dressing
as their heroes and of convention goers and press.
Cosplay is the space where science fiction becomes
personal. People and Kids love it, bigger kids
love it I think even more. Our focus is to make
cosplay a leading and very present roll at Incredcon
fun factor! Life is about our Heroes and
what we admire!
AND THEIR ACTORS are one of the biggest
things usually left out at big conventions, but
have they have forged the content to the greatest
and most watched TV shows and Movies in all time.
Incredcon wishes to honor and show off those movies,
props, sets, and more. Almost everyone in that
industry got their start in B movies. Most bock
buster movies were B-movies at first. Madam President
from Iron Sky will be interviewing B-Movie actors
live at Incredcon. Incredcon is about meeting
the people that make the movie industry roll.
Some will be getting Stars at in the Walk Of Fame
in Old Town San Clemente. See if you can spot
BOOKSAND AUTHORS -
Did you know comics and science fiction authors
saved Hollywood and many other industries. They
are the major block buster movies of our time.
Many times comics and science fiction books have
been at the forefront of controversial issues
and communicated big issues to a huge population
and the youth. Comics are essentially picture
books of Science Fiction! Come and check out the
old, new and future comic books at Incredcon!
TECHNOLOGY OF THE FUTURE - Some
say its in the food of the future. Some
say its the electronics, Some say its in space,
Some say its in the software, Some say it is in
toys, Some say its in the writing, Some say its
all about robots, Some say its in the creativity.
Some say its biomechanics & biotech, Some
say its quantum mechanics, Some say its self aware.
It is at incredcon to inspire future and present
generations with the science fiction technology
of today! WOW FACTOR!
there is much more too see and experience words
don't do it justice, but memories do!
GETTING CLOSER TO OPENING TIME - The
closer it gets to the more information we will
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that believe in what you are doing that make your
idea successful. We appreciate all your help in
advance in making Incredcon Incredible! Since
this is a grass roots effort and we are all doing
this on our own time any suggestions and help
is appreciated. We are trying to incorporate and
make it an event with the needs and wishes of
all those invovled. It is about inspiring the
next generation, instilling wonder, and amazement,
demonstrating creativity and how all things are
possible if we work together. Thanks for thinking
of INCREDCON - SciFi Convention in Orange County.
WE THANK OUR SPONSOR AND HELPERS:
High School Boosters Club, Community, Prespyterian
Church Of San Clemente, Boys and Girls Club of
America, University Of California Alumni Association
(UCI), Stoneybrook Christian Schools, Crean Luthern
High School, Walmart, Albertsons, Ralphs, Lowes,
Denaults, US Chamber Of Commerce and More to Come...
If your company would like to be on the sponsor
list all year long and at the event, please give
a call or email.
FUNNY SCIENCE FICTION PRANKS THAT MAKE
YOU LAUPH AND LAUPH
REVIEWS & Testimonials:
What People are
thinking About US ...
LOVED THE EXPO!"
The Crazy Science Fiction Food
NEVER KNEW MY OWN AGE!"
Wow I am 84 with a science fiction
age of a 24 year old! With events like these
I can be my own age.
A GREAT TRAINER!"
I have been looking for a light
saber trainer so I can impress my friends. I
found one at the show, I am so happy!
There was a vendor that sold fantastic
comic books. For like a $1.50 they have them
and I purchased 10 of them for my friends and
family as gifts. Just the gifts I needed for
From WEIRD to ACCEPTABLE to GROSS,
I got to some food for my eyes, I am not seeing
food like I used to. Will let you know how these
wonderful new sceince fiction food adventure
From Games to Entertainment this
is the place to be, I purchased an Incredible
Kit of Incredcon memorabilia. This is the first
event. Just think how valuable this stuff will
become in a few year after many events and hopefully
Incredcon will grow into something like Comic-Con
and take over Disneyland or something. Tell
my kids and friends, yes I attended the first
Incredcon event in 2014!
Incredcon showed me thatyour incredcon
tickets can really work in your whole life and
you will be out of place and scientifically
better. Some of Incredcon ticket holders were
there and they told of the wonderful science
and miracles done for their families filled
with the joy of science. From out of this world
food and science fiction stuff, I never knew
what a difference Incredcon attendance can make.
I have made a point to come every year!
precise time and place of the first science
fiction convention is a matter of some dispute.
Sometime in 1936, a group of British fans made
plans to have an organized gathering, with a
planned program of events, in a public venue,
in early 1937. On October 22, 1936, however,
a group of six or seven fans from New
York City, including David
Kyle and Frederik
Pohl, traveled by train to Philadelphia,
where, for several hours,they visited a similar
number of local fans at the house of Milton
A. Rothman; they subsequently declared that
event to be the first "science fiction convention."
This small get-together set the stage for a
follow-up event held in New York, in February,
1937, where "30 or 40" fans gathered at Bohemian
Hall in Astoria, Long Island City. Attendees
at this event included James
D. Hornig, Julius
Schwartz, and Willis
Conover. This event came to be known as
the "Second Eastern" and set the stage for the
successful Third Eastern held in Philadelphia
on October 30, 1937 and the subsequent Fourth
Eastern held on May 29, 1938, which attracted
over 100 attendees to a meeting hall in Newark,
NJ and designated itself as "The First National
Science Fiction Convention." It was at this
event that a committee was named to arrange
the first World
Science Fiction Convention in New York in
1939, formalizing planning that had begun at
the Third Eastern. The "First National", which
included the participation of a number of well-known
New York editors and pros from outside fan circles,
was a milestone in the evolution of science
fiction conventions as a place for SF professionals,
as well as fans, to meet their colleagues in
January 3, 1937, the British fans held their
long-planned event at the Theosophical Hall
Around twenty fans, including Eric
Frank Russell and Arthur
C. Clarke, attended. To this day, many fan
historians, especially those in the United
Kingdom,contend that the Philadelphia meeting
was a convention in name only, whereas other
fan historians point out that many similar gatherings
since then have been called "conventions" without
eliciting any disagreement.
Since the first conventions in the late 1930s,
such as the first Worldcon,
hundreds of local and regional science fiction
conventions have sprung up around the world
either as one-time or annual events. At these
conventions, fans of science fiction come together
with the professional writers, artists, and
filmmakers in the genre to discuss its many
aspects. Some cities have a number of science
fiction conventions, as well as a number of
special interest conventions for anime, media,
or other related groups. Some conventions move
from city to city, serving a particular country,
region, or special interest across. Nearly every
weekend of the year now has at least one convention
somewhere and some conventions are held on holiday
weekends where four or more days can be devoted
or more formally The World Science Fiction Convention,
is a science fiction convention that has been
held each year since 1939 (except for the years
1942 through 1945, during World War II). It
is the annual convention of the World
Science Fiction Society (or WSFS), an unincorporated
body whose members are defined as "all people
who have paid membership dues to the Committee
of the current Worldcon" (i.e., that are either
upcoming or currently under way). These members
of WSFS vote both to select the site of the
Worldcon two years in advance and to select
the winners of the Hugo
Awards, which are presented at the convention.
The rules for venue selection are deliberately
drafted to ensure the convention occurs in a
different city each year.
is usually considered alongside science fiction
at conventions (the terms were used interchangeably
for most of the period from 1926–1966). Conventions
that are nominally science fiction convention,s
such as Worldcon,
are also fantasy conventions in all but name.
Fantasy Convention was begun in 1975, and
has since been held on an annual basis. The
World Fantasy Convention, however, is less oriented
toward the fan
community, and is primarily a professional gathering
(for writers, editors, publishers, etc.). Many
of those who attend "World Fantasy" also attend
Worldcon. However, this convention is more focused
on authors and publishing, with a much higher
proportion of authors in attendance; as such
it does not usually include the broad range
of events (masquerade, dances, video room, etc.)
that one would normally find at a general-interest
World Horror Convention is an annual gathering
of professionals of the World Horror Society
and other interested parties. Up till 2009,
all World Horror Conventions had been held in
the United States or Canada, usually alternating
between the east and west sides of the country.
The 2010 convention was held in Brighton
in the UK,
the first time it took place outside North America.
Writers Association's Bram
Stoker Award ceremony has been held in conjunction
with the convention for the last few years.
National Convention is usually held annually
in a number of countries. The British Eastercon
is the oldest of these. National conventions
are often run by, or in association with, a
national Science fiction organization or club.
conventions, which are offshoots of the main
regional conventions,draw fans from the immediate
area in which the convention is being held,
though these have very low numbers of attendees
who have traveled from afar to attend the main
convention. Some local conventions which include
events run by student groups from high schools
or colleges,draw their attendance solely from
the student body and campus neighborhood. However,
some local conventions, such as those run by
universities, may draw from a wider audience
than just the university itself. The series
of Shoestringcons, run by the University
of Hertfordshire's PSiFA, have been known
to draw more than 200 people from across the
conventions are focused on (audio-visual) "media",
that is, science fiction on film and television.
There are general media conventions covering
a broad range of science fiction in media, such
Trek, and then there are conventions focused
on a single body of work, such as "Celebration,"
the official Star
Wars convention, "Galaxyfest," the yearly
event in Vulcan,
Alberta dedicated to Star
Trek, and BotCon,
the official Transformers
convention. Most media conventions are commercial
shows run for profit, though some are organized
by non-profit fan groups similar to general
science fiction conventions.
and "popular culture" conventions
comics and media fandom, a category of "popular
culture" conventions has emerged, such as Comic-Con
International and Dragon*Con,
featuring a wide range of "pop culture" events
ranging from animation,
drive-in movie theaters, old-time radio, horror
movies, and cowboy celebrities.
These events have become much larger than traditional
SF conventions; nearly a hundred thousand people
attend Comic-Con in San Diego each year. Although
not all of them are commercial ventures, they
tend to suffer the same drawbacks as commercial
shows (long lines, overcrowding, etc.) due to
the sheer size of the events.
are many conventions focused on particular special
interests within science fiction. For example,
(in addition to being the Wisconsin
Science Fiction Convention) is focused on feminist
SF/fantasy and gender and class issues/studies.
concentrates on the vastness of human diversity.
Filking conventions such as Ohio
Valley Filk Fest, FilkOntario, and GAFilk
gather those interested in science
fiction-related music. Costume-Con
gathers people from around the world who are
mainly interested in science fiction, fantasy,
and historical costuming.
combines science fiction with technology, particularly
source software. The term "relaxacon"
is used for conventions which tend to be less
about programming, and more about socializing
within the fan community; this is quite different
"sercon" [SERious CONstructive discussion of
science fiction topics] conventions.
shows vs. volunteer conventions
important distinction can be made between commercial
events (often called "shows") – those run by
dedicated companies who specialize in con organization,
or by local for-profit firms – and volunteer-run
run for profit, commercial events tend to charge
for "tickets" or "admission" rather than having
"memberships". A primary focus of commercial
events is meeting celebrities, such as stars
of science fiction TV show and movies, anime
actors, etc. There are frequently very long
lines of people waiting for autographs at commercial
events; while famous actors like William
Shatner of Star Trek are paid tens
of thousands of dollars per convention, minor
and obscure bit
players pay to set up booths to sell autographs
Commercial events also tend to have less small-scale
programming; panels will more often be composed
of famous actors, directors, etc. on press junkets,
where the panels are held in very large rooms
with very high attendance. The largest cons
(in terms of attendance) tend to be commercial
ones. Commercial events tend to be more likely
to be about comics, manga, anime, and popular
visual media than volunteer cons, and they also
tend to attract the younger generation, but
this is not absolute by any means. Some commercial
conventions have official licences from the
company which produces a particular movie or
TV show to run a convention about a particular
movie or show. They have been known to aggressively
go after fan-run conventions via their legal
cons, on the other hand, tend to be smaller
in scope and more intimate in character. Panels
may be more lightly attended; however, it is
the fans themselves who mostly take part in
the panels. Although there are frequent autograph
sessions, they tend to be less of an attraction
for volunteer cons. Admission to volunteer cons
is usually called "membership", thus emphasizing
that the fans themselves are the ones who make
up the con, rather than the staff who run commercial
cons. A community of fans who run such conventions
has developed, and many of them share their
best practices and keep convention-running traditions
alive, including at specialist con-running conventions
such as SMOFcon.
One of the better-known volunteer events in
the US is Comic-Con
of a typical convention
wide variations exist between different conventions,
there is a general pattern to which most adhere.
conventions have Guest(s) of Honor (GoH).
These guests are to some extent the headliners
of the convention. A convention may have as
many Guests of Honor as the convention committee
wishes. Along with Author and perhaps Fan Guests
of Honor (fans who are not necessarily celebrities
but have made a significant contribution to
the fan community), a convention may have an
Artist GoH, Editor GoH, Filk
or Music GoH, a Toastmaster, and Special Guests;
a Memorial Guest of Honor (as at Readercon)
is a deceased individual who is selected as
a focal point of the festivities. Potlatch,
however, has an annual Book of Honor
provide a forum for fans to see first-hand and
meet their favorite authors and artists. They
also serve the interests of authors, editors,
and other publishing professionals, providing
opportunities for networking, promotion, and
a convenient location for contract negotiations
and other business meetings. At traditional
science fiction conventions, there is little
or no distinction made between the "pros" and
the "fans." Many professionals in the field
began as fans, and may still consider themselves
fans; and more than a few fans have also worked
professionally or semi-professionally in the
field. At a small number of cons, there is a
category for "Attending Professionals," professionals
who are paying full con price to enter but also
get a special name badge that proclaims them
to be professionals in whatever field they are
discussions, or Panels, usually fill
up the daytime hours of most conventions with
typically one-hour discussions of topics related
in general. Some conventions have well-attended,
scheduled panels starting as late as midnight.
Panel members (even professionals) are not customarily
paid for their appearance, although many North-American
conventions waive membership fees for program
participants or rebate them after the convention.
program items are set presentations by experts.
Science speakers are among the most popular
program items at many conventions. Slides (either
photographic or computer),
video clips, or handouts might be used for such
and "kaffeeklatsches" are program items where
a single author either reads from his work or
has an informal discussion with fans.
first night of the convention "Opening Ceremonies"
are often held, where organizers and marquee
guests are introduced and speeches might be
made. Sometimes, conventions will have a skits,
musical performances, video clips, or other
samples of the convention as part of the Opening
costume contest called a masquerade
is often held where persons go on stage and
compete for nominal prizes based on their skill
in assembling and presenting genre-inspired
outfits. This, however, would be more accurately
labelled a "talent show" rather than the "fancy
dress ball" that the term suggests (although
British fandom sometimes uses the term "fancy
fans might refer to the masquerade as cosplay,
but there are notable and subtle distinctions
between the terms.
conventions feature award ceremonies, in which
the best works and most notable individuals
are recognized for their contributions to the
has several award ceremonies, most notably the
Awards, but also the Sidewise
Award for Alternate History and other awards.
Vancouver, BC features the Elron
Awards for dubious distinctions in science
fiction, including an annual award for John
Norman author of the Gor
as art shows display the visual aspect of science
fiction, many conventions include concerts or
other music-oriented events as part of the convention.
Often these are performances by filkers,
though other musicians may also appear at a
convention may have one or more auctions. The
Art Auction is an event where the most
popular items from the art show are sold to
the most interested buyers at the convention.
Many conventions also have auctions for charities,
either formal or fannish; the latter would include
auctions on behalf of TAFF (the Trans-Atlantic
Fan Fund) or DUFF (the Down
Under Fan Fund).
entertainment often includes a combination of
official and unofficial events, including concerts,
dances, formal invitational dinners, and fandom-themed
room parties. Additionally, other convention
committees hold room parties in order to promote
their own convention and to increase their membership.
A bid party is a room party held to influence
the choice of the location of a future convention
(such as Worldcon) by advertising its advantages.
conventions have a Closing Ceremony to
formally mark the end of the convention. Depending
on the convention, this can be a major gathering
of most of the membership, or it may be lightly
attended or dispensed with entirely as members
are occupied with packing up and checking out
of the hotel.
and fixed functions
Dealers' or Hucksters' Room is
available, where merchants sell wares which
may be of interest to fans. These include books,
figures, prop replicas and t-shirts. Similarly,
there is often an Art Show where genre-inspired
art is displayed and usually made available
for auction or purchase. Smaller conventions
may simply have an informal Dealers' Row,
a section of hotel rooms from which dealers
sell goods, while larger conventions may have
both an official dealers' room and an unofficial
Art Show is generally an open
art exhibition; that is, it is open to all
comers and all art submitted is exhibited for
sale. This naturally leads to a wide variety
of types of artwork, from professional illustrations
art, with many amateur works. The subject
matter is tailored to the interests of fandom,
i. e. many spaceships,
girls etc. Art shows often permit sales
by artists, these sales constituting a significant
source of income for some artists.
conventions have video rooms in which
genre-related audiovisual presentations take
place, typically commercial Hollywoodmovies,
show episodes, and anime.
If there are multiple media rooms, each one
may have themed content. Larger conventions
may also have a genuine film room, for
presentation of actual movies on film instead
North American Conventions, a Convention Hospitality
Suite or Consuite is often provided as
a room reserved for light refreshments, a quiet
conversation, and a place to briefly rest. The
refreshments typically include coffee, tea,
juice or soda, and light meals appropriate for
the time of day. Depending on local liquor distribution
laws, the suite may serve alcohol. At conventions
in the rest of the world, the hotel or convention
centre bar typically offers the same social
function. At conventions in the United
Kingdom, the provision of cask
ale is generally considered essential.
conventions have a dead dog party
in the evening of the last day of the convention,
after closing ceremonies. This is the traditional
winding-down party where the attendees are unlikely
to have huge amounts of energy. This party is
an attempt to ease people back into the real
world outside of the convention and can be an
effective method of warding off the depression
which is often associated with the end of a
major event. A dead dog party can last until
the following morning.
con-goers take pride in being interesting and
unusual, and naturally many cons are highly
idiosyncratic. Cons often have activities, running
jokes, organizational methods and other features
that not only differentiate them from other
cons but are often a point of pride. Most cons
vary from the above outline in one or more important
ways, and many have their own unique cultural
an early Minicon,
the President of Mnstf (the con's sponsoring
organization) declared himself to be President
for Life. This was resolved by play-assassinating
the President. Ever since then, the President
has been "assassinated" by various humorous
means at Closing Ceremonies.
cons will tend to evolve many of their own idiosyncrasies
along these lines. To fans, these are often
part of the charm each convention offers.
and weapons policies
peace-bonding is a conspicuous lock,
tie, or mark which makes or identifies something
unusable, such as a weapon, and shows that the
owner's intentions are purely peaceful.
some conventions, attendees carry real weapons
or costume props that appear to be weapons.
To forestall concerns about mis-use of real
weapons at such events, the security team "peace-bonds"
anything that might look like a weapon.
event's "weapons policy" may offer objective
criteria to determine what looks like a weapon.
For example, a weapons policy may require a
peace-bond for anything that a reasonable person
might recognize as a weapon from a short distance
in dim light. Real weapons, if allowed, are
disabled, secured, and marked. For example,
bright orange zip ties may be used to hold a
in a scabbard or to hold a pistol
in a holster. Simulated or costume props may
require conspicuous marks, such as bright ribbons
or zip ties, to show that security has deemed
them safe to be carried. Simulated weapons or
props which can be used as a weapon may be disabled
or secured as in the way real weapons are.
helps security control the use or abuse of real
weapons at a convention or other event; anything
that looks like a weapon but which is not peace-bonded
is immediately deemed to be suspicious. SF writer
J. Cherryh writes on her website, "I was
a witness of pre-peacebonding times, was narrowly
missed, and assure you this is a good idea.
Read the convention weapons policy."
San Clemente is a city in Orange County, California,
United States. As of 2005, the city population was 65,338.
Located six miles south of San Juan Capistrano at the
southern tip of the county, it is roughly equidistant
from San Diego and Los Angeles. The north entrance to
Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton (known as the "Christianitos
Gate") is located in San Clemente.
Prior to the arrival of the Spanish, the area was inhabited
by what came to be known as the Juaneño Indians. After
the founding of Mission San Juan Capistrano, the local
natives were conscripted to work for the mission. The
city of San Clemente was founded in 1925 by real estate
developer (and former mayor of Seattle) Ole Hanson who
named it San Clemente after a town in Spain. As it were,
San Clemente Island was named after the city later since
it is directly west of the coast. Hanson envisioned
it as a Spanish-style coastal resort town, a "Spanish
Village by the Sea." In an unprecedented move, he had
a clause added to the deeds requiring all building plans
to be submitted to an architectural review board in
an effort to ensure that future development would retain
some Spanish-style influence (for example, for many
years it was required that all new buildings in the
downtown area have red tile roofs). It was incorporated
in 1928 with a council-manager government.
Nixon's "Western White House" In 1968 President
Richard Nixon bought the H. H. Cotton estate, one of
the original homes built by one of Hanson's partners.
Nixon called it "La Casa Pacifica," but it was nicknamed
the "Western White House", a term now commonly used
for a President's vacation home. It sits above one of
the West Coast's premier surfing spots, Trestles, and
just north of historic surfing beach San Onofre. During
Nixon's tenure it was visited by many world leaders
, including Soviet Premier Leonid Brezhnev, Mexican
President Gustavo Díaz Ordaz, Japanese Prime Minister
Eisaku Sato, and Henry Kissinger, as well as businessman
Bebe Rebozo. Following his resignation, Nixon retired
to San Clemente to write his memoirs. He later sold
the home and moved to Park Ridge, New Jersey. The property
also has historical tie to the democratic side of the
aisle; prior to Nixon's tenure at the estate, H.H. Cotton
was known to host Franklin D. Roosevelt, who would visit
to play cards in a small outbuilding overing the Pacific
Surfing legacy San Clemente catches swells all
year long. Going from South to North, they include Trestles
(technically just south of the city line), North Gate,
State Park, Riviera, Lasuen, The Hole, Beach House,
T-Street, The Pier, 204, North Beach, and Poche. San
Clemente is also the surfing media capital of the world
as well as a premier surfing destination. It is home
to Surfing Magazine, The Surfer's Journal, and Longboard
Magazine, with Surfer Magazine just up the freeway in
San Juan Capistrano. The city has a large concentration
of surfboard shapers and manufacturers. Additionally,
many world renowned surfers were raised in San Clemente
or took up long-term residence in town, including Hobie
Alter, Jr., Shane Beschen, Gavin Beschen, Matt Archbold,
Christian Fletcher, Mike Parsons (originally from Laguna
Beach), Colin McPhillips, Rocky Sabo, Colleen Mehlberg,
Greg Long, Dino Andino, Chris Ward, and many, many others.
San Clemente High School has won 6 out of 7 most recent
NSSA national surfing titles.
The city is served by Capistrano Unified School District.
Within the city, there are 5 elementary schools, 3 middle
schools, and 1 high school. Elementary Schools: Concordia
Elementary, Truman Benedict, Vista Del Mar, Las Palmas,
and Lobo Elementary. Middle Schools: Bernice Ayer, Shorecliffs,
and Vista Del Mar. High Schools: San Clemente High San
Clemente High School is the only high school in San
Clemente. Ranked in the top 1.3% of schools nationwide,
San Clemente also has an IB (International Baccalaureate)
Program, a vast number of AP Courses. The music program
also boasts a nationally recognized Vocal Arts Program
with award-winning Madrigals, Women's Ensemble, and
A Cappella choirs. San Clemente's IB students rank in
the top 3% of the World for their IB scores and the
program has expanded vastly in the past few years under
the direction of Patrick Harris and Kathleen Sigafoos,
the IB Coordinators of the School.
Orange County is a county in Southern California, United
States. Its county seat is Santa Ana. According to the
2000 Census, its population was 2,846,289, making it
the second most populous county in the state of California,
and the fifth most populous in the United States. The
state of California estimates its population as of 2007
to be 3,098,121 people, dropping its rank to third,
behind San Diego County. Thirty-four incorporated cities
are located in Orange County; the newest is Aliso Viejo.
Unlike many other large centers of population in the
United States, Orange County uses its county name as
its source of identification whereas other places in
the country are identified by the large city that is
closest to them. This is because there is no defined
center to Orange County like there is in other areas
which have one distinct large city. Five Orange County
cities have populations exceeding 170,000 while no cities
in the county have populations surpassing 360,000. Seven
of these cities are among the 200 largest cities in
the United States.
Orange County is also famous as a tourist destination,
as the county is home to such attractions as Disneyland
and Knott's Berry Farm, as well as sandy beaches for
swimming and surfing, yacht harbors for sailing and
pleasure boating, and extensive area devoted to parks
and open space for golf, tennis, hiking, kayaking, cycling,
skateboarding, and other outdoor recreation. It is at
the center of Southern California's Tech Coast, with
Irvine being the primary business hub.
The average price of a home in Orange County is $541,000.
Orange County is the home of a vast number of major
industries and service organizations. As an integral
part of the second largest market in America, this highly
diversified region has become a Mecca for talented individuals
in virtually every field imaginable. Indeed the colorful
pageant of human history continues to unfold here; for
perhaps in no other place on earth is there an environment
more conducive to innovative thinking, creativity and
growth than this exciting, sun bathed valley stretching
between the mountains and the sea in Orange County.
Orange County was Created March 11 1889, from part of
Los Angeles County, and, according to tradition, so
named because of the flourishing orange culture. Orange,
however, was and is a commonplace name in the United
States, used originally in honor of the Prince of Orange,
son-in-law of King George II of England.
March 11, 1889 Legislative Districts:
* Congressional: 38th-40th, 42nd & 43
* California Senate: 31st-33rd, 35th & 37
* California Assembly: 58th, 64th, 67th, 69th, 72nd
County Seat: Santa Ana County Information:
Robert E. Thomas Hall of Administration
10 Civic Center Plaza, 3rd Floor, Santa Ana 92701
Telephone: (949)834-2345 Fax: (949)834-3098
County Government Website:http://www.oc.ca.gov
communities Some of the communities that exist
within city limits are listed below:
* Anaheim Hills, Anaheim * Balboa Island, Newport
Beach * Corona del Mar, Newport Beach * Crystal
Cove/Pelican Hill, Newport Beach * Capistrano
Beach, Dana Point * El Modena, Orange * French
Park, Santa Ana * Floral Park, Santa Ana * Foothill
Ranch, Lake Forest * Monarch Beach, Dana Point
* Nellie Gail, Laguna Hills * Northwood, Irvine
* Woodbridge, Irvine * Newport Coast, Newport
Beach * Olive, Orange * Portola Hills, Lake Forest
* San Joaquin Hills, Laguna Niguel * San Joaquin
Hills, Newport Beach * Santa Ana Heights, Newport
Beach * Tustin Ranch, Tustin * Talega, San Clemente
* West Garden Grove, Garden Grove * Yorba Hills,
Yorba Linda * Mesa Verde, Costa Mesa
Unincorporated communities These communities
are outside of the city limits in unincorporated
county territory: * Coto de Caza * El Modena
* Ladera Ranch * Las Flores * Midway City * Orange
Park Acres * Rossmoor * Silverado Canyon * Sunset
Beach * Surfside * Trabuco Canyon * Tustin Foothills
Adjacent counties to Orange County Are:
* Los Angeles County, California - north, west
* San Bernardino County, California - northeast
* Riverside County, California - east * San Diego
County, California - southeast
County is home to many colleges and universities,
honest answer is the sign of true friendship."
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