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O Canada: We’re in Vancouver today, getting our British Columbia on. Let’s talk Scientology!


Today will mark our second incursion into Canada on our book tour, and our first return to Vancouver BC in many years. We hope you’ll join us at Seven Dining Lounge at 53 West Broadway starting at 7 pm. The event is free, so come on down and let’s talk Scientology and have a drink or two.

Last night we were in Seattle, and what a stellar group of people came out to see us. Seattle Skeptics and Seattle Atheists teamed up to host the event at Razzi’s Pizzeria on the north side of town. The room they booked held 70 people, but an overflow room held about another 30. It was another full venue on our tour. “This place is packed like a Scientology org in 1972,” we quipped.

Just a partial list of some of the former Scientologists who came out to see us: Amy Scobee and Mat Pesch, and Amy’s stepfather Mark Elliot. Gary “Jackson” Morehead. Rachel Denk. Camilla Andersson. And one of the real stars of Going Clear, Tom DeVocht.

Amy and Mat have been so important to getting word out about what really happens in Scientology. Not only through Amy’s book, but in the things they’ve told us that help us write our stories. And when we think of Amy Scobee, we think about the ways that Scientology tried to split her up from her mother, Bonnie Elliott, who stuck by her daughter.

We have heard that Bonnie is not feeling well, and we want her to know how grateful we are that she has helped us out in the past. She is a great inspiration.


Here’s a shot from last night as we enjoyed the post-party, with Mat Pesch, Amy Scobee, and Camilla Andersson…


Who will join us tonight in Canada? We just hope they let us over the border!


Bonus photos from our tipsters

Oh look, Colombia has a clear, and Chile has its first OT 7. South America is going to be cleared in no time!


Great caption from this photographer in Castro Valley, California: “So glad to see local businesses embracing the Halloween Spirit by having neighborhood haunts. #GoingClear”




We didn’t get a chance to include photos in our book, so we’ve posted them at a dedicated page. Reader Sookie put together a complete index and we’re hosting it here on the website. Copies of the paperback version of ‘The Unbreakable Miss Lovely’ are on sale at Amazon. The Kindle edition is also available, and shipping instantly.

Tony Ortega’s upcoming appearances (and check out the interactive map to our ongoing tour)…

Sept 29: Vancouver, BC, Seven Dining Lounge, 7 pm

Oct 23: Sydney, Giant Dwarf Theatre (with Sen. Nick Xenophon)

Oct 25: Melbourne, venue secured (announcement coming later)

Oct 28: Adelaide, Wheatsheaf Hotel, (with Sen. Nick Xenophon)

Oct 30: Perth

Past dates: Santa Barbara (5/16), Hollywood (5/17), Orange County (5/17), San Diego (5/20), San Francisco (5/22), New York (6/11), Chicago (6/20), Toronto (6/22), Clearwater (6/28), Washington DC (7/12), Hartford (7/14), Denver (7/17), Dallas (7/20), Houston (7/22), San Antonio (7/24), Austin (7/25), Paris (7/29), London (8/4), Boston (8/24), Phoenix (9/15), Cleveland (9/23), Minneapolis (9/24), Portland (9/27), Seattle (9/28)


Posted by Tony Ortega on September 29, 2015 at 07:00

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Learn about Scientology with our numerous series with experts…

BLOGGING DIANETICS: We read Scientology’s founding text cover to cover with the help of LA attorney and former church member Vance Woodward

UP THE BRIDGE: Claire Headley and Bruce Hines train us as Scientologists

GETTING OUR ETHICS IN: Jefferson Hawkins explains Scientology’s system of justice

SCIENTOLOGY MYTHBUSTING: Historian Jon Atack discusses key Scientology concepts

PZ Myers reads L. Ron Hubbard’s “A History of Man” | Scientology’s Master Spies | Scientology’s Private Dancer
The mystery of the richest Scientologist and his wayward sons | Scientology’s shocking mistreatment of the mentally ill
The Underground Bunker’s Official Theme Song | The Underground Bunker FAQ

Our Guide to Alex Gibney’s film ‘Going Clear,’ and our pages about its principal figures…
Jason Beghe | Tom DeVocht | Sara Goldberg | Paul Haggis | Mark “Marty” Rathbun | Mike Rinder | Spanky Taylor | Hana Whitfield


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