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Paul-E-Palooza 2 Training Conference

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Date(s) - 08/16/2014 - 08/17/2014
8:00am - 5:15pm

Raven Concealment Range Complex

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A Memorial Training Conference To Benefit the Childrenof Our Great Friend Paul E. Gomez

Saturday and Sunday, August 16-17, 2014
8:00am to 5:15pm daily
Raven Concealment Systems Range! Garrettsville, OH
Please direct all inquiries to

Raven Concelament Systems
Combat Focus Shooting
Triple Aught Design

Faculty of Trainers
Honoring Paul’s memory and status in the community, an extraordinary cast of instructors will be donating training time to the cause, including:

Craig Douglas (“Southnarc”)- and Shivworks [Tentative]
Rob Pincus- Combat Focus Shooting, Personal Defense Network
Cecil Burch- Immediate Action Combatives
Dr. Keith Brown- Univ. of Nebraska School of Medicine, All-Around Death Merchant
Dr. Sherman House- The People’s Dentist and Medical Director of Paul-E-Palooza!
Greg Ellifritz- Active Response Training
Paul Sharp- Sharp Defense
Larry Lindenmann- Shivworks
Chris Fry- Modern Defensive Training Systems
Spencer Keepers- Keepers Concealment
Michael Goerlich- Raven Concealment Systems
Claude Werner- Firearms Safety Training LLC
John Hearne- Rangemaster and DVC Targets
Ian Wendt- Special Circumstances
William Aprill- Aprill Risk Consulting and Training Director of Paul-E-Palooza
Caleb Causey- Lone Star Medical
Morgan Atwood- BFE Labs
Ryan Mayfield- Kodiak Security Solutions
Chuck Haggard- Emperor of the Known Universe and Lieutenant, Topeka, KS, Police Department

In order to maximize learning potential with this unique gathering of talent, 2 and 4-hour blocks of instruction will be conducted from 8:00am to 5:15pm daily on 4 simultaneous tracks:
Lecture A
Lecture B
A detailed program schedule will be emailed to all registered attendees prior to the dates of the conference. Attendance at all courses is “first-come-first served”, and instructors reserve the r!ight to limit class size in the interest of safety and comfort.

Registration fee for the conference is $250, with the proceeds going to the Children’s Trust, dedicated to the support and education of Paul’s beloved children. Registration is limited based on the size of the facility and demand is high, so please do not delay in signing up.

To register, send a check for $250 US payable to
Paul Gomez Children’s Trust to:
c/o WTA
5721 Magazine St., Unit 180
New Orleans, L A 70115

Please include your full name, mailing address, and email address with your payment. Upon receipt of your payment, you will receive a confirmatory email.

Many have inquired about making donations to the Children’s Trust even though they are unable to attend the ‘Palooza. We appreciate this generosity immensely and encourage you to follow the above directions to donate any amount large or small.

Range Location
Paul-E-Palooza 2: Electric Boogaloo will be held in Garrettsville, OH, at a private range under the administration of Raven Concealment Systems. Exact address and directions will be emailed to registered participants in advance of the conference date.

Travel Information
Garrettsville, OH, is approximately 50 miles southeast of Cleveland. Multiple connecting flights are available daily into Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) and Akron Canton Airport (CAK), each roughly 50 miles from the training site.
Please note; We strongly encourage attendees to carpool, ride-share, and be creative! There is the possibility of some form of shuttle service between CLE and the training site, and any developments in that area will be distributed to registered attendees as early as possible.

There are several hotels within driving distance of the training site, including:
Holiday Inn Express Lordstown-Newton Falls/Warren
4185 State Route 5
Newton Falls, OH 44444
(330) 872-6000

Budget Lodge
4100 Ohio 5
Newton Falls, OH 44444
(330) 872-3833

Econo Lodge
4248 Ohio 5
Newton Falls, OH 44444
(330) 872-0988

Comfort Inn
136 North Park Ave.
Warren, OH 44481
(330) 393-1200

Fairfield Inn Warren Niles
1860 Niles Cortland Road Southeast
Warren, OH 44484
(330) 544-5774

Holiday Inn Express Hotel Youngstown N (Warren/Niles)
135 Highland Terrace Boulevard
Warren, OH 44484
(330) 544-8807

In addition, campsites are available on the Conference site, for both RV (with utility hookups) and tents (with shower and restroom facilities) for reservation per night. Please mention camping interest, if any, in a note with your registration and you will be magically referred to personnel appropriate to that discussion. Not us, though…we like our outdoors just fine when equipped with walls and ceilings.

Finally, for the truly discerning among you, desirous of the true full-Gomez experience, we will provide the number to the sleaziest local skank-pit of a dive-motel-from-hell upon request…just don’t say you weren’t warned.

The Conference will be conducted at an outdoor facility in August. Please prepare accordingly. Plenty of water will be provided for hydration safety, lunch will be available for purchase onsite both days, and attendees are welcome to bring any food and drink they desire. The facility features electric power, potable water, and restrooms, though it is best described as “Spartan chic”, if not Spartan chick…

Auction, Bonfire, and Celebration of Paul’s Life
On Saturday evening following the last class block, an auction of various highly desirable goodies for the discerning tacticophile will be conducted; proceeds to enrich the Children’s Trust. Bring yo’ wallet, friends ’n’ neighbors because the gettin’ has been good!!

Following the auction swine volunteers will be roasted by the Range Gnome crew, many adult beverages will be slaughtered before a raging bonfire and ribald tales of Paul told….some of them true!

BYOB and LYDG, of course.

—If you would like to donate an auction item, please contact us by email to discuss. Preference given to items likely to fetch the highest bids preferred, of course, but all generous thoughts are appreciated.

—Check for yourself, of course, but it is believed that Ohio honors concealed carry permits from WA, ID, WY, UT, AZ, NM, AK, ND, NE, KS, OK, MO, AR, LA, MI, KY, TN, WV, VA, NC, SC, FL, AND DE.