Gonzo Fest 2019 was a lavish extravaganza. It just finished, February 20, in coordination with a Year of Hunter S. Thompson in Louisville that included a Frazier Museum exhibit and a Speed Museum exhibit, followed by a day at the Free Public Library, with panels and music. Photos from those events will follow. Meanwhile, here are two photos by Jeffrey Parrish and there is a post of GF 2019 by me photos at the bottom of this page.
Gonzo Fest 2018 - April 14 in the Louisville Free Public Library.
Here are a few photos, compliments of Deborah Brownstein:
In 2017 I was fortunate enough to be Skyped into a GF panel, consisting of hip, learned Ron Whitehead, poet and HST friend; Hunter's son Juan; William McKeen, head of journalism studies at Boston University; myself; and Rory Feehan, Irish author of a brand-new PhD dissertation on "the Hunter Figure." What a group. What a skilled moderator, Michael Lindenberger (Dallas Morning News). What a blast. A highly insightful back-and-forth. Michael asked me what it was like to work with Hunter on Hell's Angels. You can read exactly how Hunter felt about it in his own words in long extracts from his letters to me in Keep This Quiet! As for the Gonzo Fest 2018 location: "The LFPL is the largest library system in Kentucky, comprised of 18 branch locations serving more than 3 million visitors per year."
Below are photos from Gonzo Fest Louisville, April 2016. Juan Thompson presented his new book, Stories I Tell Myself. Watch for more news to come!
PHOTOS, POSTS FROM 2014, 2018, 2019:
It’s May 2, 2014. I’ve been remiss. Below are some photos from the Gonzo Fest in Louisville. Here is a link to Jinn Bug's beautiful collection of photos from the Brown Hotel dinner.
On Location - Gonzo Fest 2018
Photos from the July 2019 Gonzo Fest