The Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference (18-20 July 2014 Grapevine TX)

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Dear Liberty Activists and Cockfighters

Can you write a nonfiction story about gamecock farming and sports?

If YES, register at (registration page direct link here).

Registration Fees

General admission and educator fees have been increased for the first time since 2008. Registration is now open. The following rates apply if registered by May 1, 2014. New rates include one copy each of Mayborn magazine and Ten Spurs literary journal.

Early Bird Rates

  • General Admission $374
  • Educator Admission $354
  • Student Admission $324

After May 1, 2014 registrants will pay $425 for conference registration. Registration is closed when full or by June 1, 2014. Fees are non-refundable. The Hilton offers a special rate of $110 per night plus taxes to all conferees of the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference. You can book rooms here.

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Mayborn Magazine

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Gameness til the End – Cockfighting From All Over The World

Thanks to Julie whom I reached out to first as her contact information is available from the website.

  • Julie (Scharnberg) Buchanan
  • Graduate Academic Advisor
  • Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism
  • University of North Texas (UNT)

Thanks to the Mayborn Magazine Editor.

Thanks to the Photographer, Mike Mezeul II.

Thanks to the Author, Jesse Sidlauskas, who gave me his permission to repost including the permission from Mayborn Magazine Editor and the Photographer.

– Gameness til the End


My request sent to Julie…

I would like to ask your permission to repost an article of yours (THEMAYBORN) that truly resonate a personal experience of mine and many individuals in “the chicken farming and sports community” worldwide.

Hope you can help me get permission from the Author and the Photographer; aside from THEMAYBORN’s permission.

My reply to Jesse’s approval to repost….

“Reading your nonfiction short story was great and I was thinking that maybe you will write a nonfiction or fiction hardback in the likes of Dick Francis (and his fiction novels about racehorses).

The community of gamecock farmers and sportsmen will tear up, like I did, when they read your nonfiction short story. Many THANKS from them to you.”

To read more, click here.

Jesse’s story Putting On My Old Cockfighting Shoes ended with these statements…

“Nothing’s changed. Only, we don’t have the right to do it anymore.”


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