The rumors are true! Don Brinkman is going to host a turtle fest October 17-18, 2009 at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Drumheller. The symposium is in honor of Gene Gaffney's extensive contribution to the study of fossil turtles. They anticipate 50 oral and poster presentations and the keynote speakers are Richard Moody and Robert Carroll. Gene Gaffney will also be speaking. For more information, visit the Tyrrell's website at http://www.tyrrellmuseum.com/events/turtlesymp09.php.