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Saturday, September 7 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Whisky, Wiretaps and the Northwest's Rumrunning King

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How does Olmstead - a rising-star Lieutenant in the Seattle Police Department – decide to form a gang and become the Northwest’s Rumrunning King? Roy Olmstead’s story is a surprisingly classic tale of Northwest entrepreneurship, innovation, and spirit – frequently carried out in dramatic fashion on the water from British Columbia to south Puget Sound up until his final arrest during the infamous Woodmont Dock Raid, Thanksgiving Day, 1925.

Steve Edmiston, founder of The Good Bootlegger’s Guild, will immerse you in a bygone era of dramatic Northwest politics and culture wars, a shipping supply chain premised upon hiding from federal law enforcement gunboats, an illegal economic empire built by a man who refused to let his employees carry guns, and a bootlegging story that collides with law enforcement all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.


Steve Edmiston

Quadrant45 LLC
Steve is a Seattle business and entertainment attorney, independent film screenwriter and producer, and frequent speaker on Northwest prohibition, film finance and production, and entrepreneurship. He founded The Good Bootleggers Guild, and recently completed a sold-out, three-part... Read More →

Saturday September 7, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Technical Stage