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ECOF 2014 will be hosted by Rudy Sigmund in Fargo, ND JUNE 19-22
Dum-Dum 2014 will be hosted by Brad and Pat Vinson ~ Bryan, TX ~ July 31, August 1 and 2

2014 ECOF CONVENTION

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Fargo, North Dakota ~ June 19-22

Host: Rudy Sigmund 
It promises to be a gala event since the gathering will be 
combined with the huge Fargo Comic Con which draws hundreds of fans. 
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

(Tentative)
THURSDAY
1:00 PM: An organized Used Book Crawl for early arrivals -- starts at the motel
6:30 PM: Gathering at SPACE ALIENS BAR and GRILL in a separate special room reserved for attendees . . . followed by a return to the motel for an early dealers room setup

FRIDAY
9:00 AM: Dealers room will open for both ECOF and Comic Con
11:00 AM: First of our guest panels will start -- the topic is still in development
2:00 PM: Second panel starts -- topic to be determined-- and it will include guests from comic con
5:00: PM: Dealers room will close.
6:30 PM: Gather for the fully-paid buffet and social hour until 9:00 PM
10:00 PM: Start of the movie Tarzan and the Golden Lion at the historic Fargo Theatre

SATURDAY 
9:00 AM: Dealers room opens for both ECOF and Comic Con
11:00 AM: Meet and talk to all our guests of honour, autographs, etc.
2:30PM: Auction for ECOF starts
5:00PM: Dealers room will close
6:30 PM: Awards banquet and social

SUNDAY
Farewell breakfast brunch at the motel
Please everyone, get home safely and I hope that everyone had a good time.
If a few people want to come to my house later and look at a very feeble collection I will make time for your disappointment. ~ Rudy


Tentative guests include: 

Martin Powell and Diana Leto, who work on many of the new 
ERB, Inc. Sunday pages
Pablo Marcos who draws Tarzan of the Apes and The Land That Time Forgot 
besides being a legend for DC and Marvel back in the '60s and '70s.
Plus Nik Poliwko who draws The War Chief and 
Tom Floyd who draws Carson of Venus along with Diana Leto
Leia Barrett Durham: author and artist. 
Leia's 16x28 stained glass panel based on Tom's Tarzan of the Apes plus
Tom's Tarzan original art piece will be offered at the ECOF auction.
David Fury: author of superb bios on Maureen O'Sullivan, Weissmuller, etc.
Fargo actress, Kirsten Rudrud, who was featured in the film FARGO. 
Rudy is also planning a showing of TARZAN AND THE GOLDEN LION in the historic Fargo Theatre 
with live music from the mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ. 
Rudy is also looking into getting Sara Karloff (Boris's daughter) to come and introduce 
Tarzan and the Golden Lion at the Fargo theater (Boris Karloff played a native in the film).
Author/actor Tracy Scott Griffin will be showcasing his very popular book: 
TARZAN: The Centennial Celebration
More guests and events will be announced shortly.
UPDATES FROM RUDY SIGMUND
* The Double Wood Best Western motel is confirmed and rooms will be set aside 
           so make sure you mention ECOF to get the discount rate which is $89. 
           (Regular rates are $110 and up)
* Hotel phone number: 701-235-3333 for reservations* The charge for the ECOF will be $85 and that will 
* include two meals (a buffet and banquet )
* choice of two shirts
* access to all activities including the movie at the Fargo theatre.
* Spouse cost will be $35 but will be just for both the meals and the movie at the Fargo Theatre
* The earlier people plan to come and register the better
*Please when you do register let me know if you want a table (free with paid registry)
* and size you want your shirt to be!
Rudy Sigmund ~ eMail: tarzan52749@aol.com
1125N Broadway, Fargo ND 58102 ~ Phone 701-730-0465

A stained glass panel 16x28  crafted by Leia Durham 
from Tom Floyd's art for Tarzan of the Apes
Both the glass panel and Tom's original art will be donated to the ECOF auction and 
since both Tom and Leia should be at the ECOF the winner can get them signed by them. 
Leia says that the stained glass art piece is valued at $500 
and could be a bargain for someone who wins along with the original art by Tom.
 Update from Rudy Sigmund:
  • All the double rooms for Thursday night have been booked taken and only king size are left.
  • The good news is that all king size rooms have a fold-out couch bed.
  • However, there are double rooms still available for Friday and Saturday nights so if you get a king size for Thursday they will let you switch to a double on Friday.
  • If you are coming to the ECOF, I encourage you to register before April 15th so I can guarantee your shirt sizes... there will very few extra shirts so to get the size you want the order for the shirts go to the printer on the 16th.
  • Also if you register before April 15, as a bonus I have made up a very limited number of glass ERB ECOF memorial candle holders that you will receive with a continuous three-day burning candle (the memorial holders are large and heavy and almost a foot tall)
  • If you register early, it will make it easier to get into the convention as the Comic-Con will have control over getting in on Friday and Saturday and you will receive an ECOF button that will get you into everything -- all events, including the buffet and awards banquet and the movie on Friday night... the theatre will be charging other people to get in, but will honour the ECOF button so you won't be charged again!
  • If anyone has any questions or concerns please contact me via my email address: tarzan52749@aol.com or call me at: 701-730-0465
  • Thanks for your help in this -- I'm looking forward in seeing my old ERB friends and hopefully make a few new ones.
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Dum-Dum 2014 ~ Bryan, TX ~ July 31, August 1 and 2 
Hosted by Brad and Pat Vinson
Location: LaSalle hotel in downtown Bryan, Texas
* LaSalle is a recently restored 100-year-old hotel with good free parking
* Large basement room for displays
* Bryan First Friday Celebrations: 
diversity of foods as well as live music, and art galleries and shops in a 3 block area.
* Vinson barbecue on Saturday with viewing of the Vinson art collection
* Texas A & M University in College Station is five miles away
* Bush Library is 20 minutes away
* Star of Texas Museum (where Texas declared independence from Mexico) is 40 minutes away
* Guests of Honour and other events will be announced later

Room rates and other activities will be determined by the number of registrants.
If you plan to attend, please contact Brad Vinson:
bvinson@ag.tamu.edu


2013 Dum-Dum in Louisville, Kentucky: August 8-11

CONTENTS

Introduction Page ERBzine 4540
1. Kentucky Arrival  ERBzine 4541
2. Early Bird Diners ERBzine 4542
3. Presenters and Panels ERBzine 4543
4. Friday Food at Freedom Hall ERBzine 4544
5. Huckster Room: Presenters ~ Dealers ~ Bidders ERBzine 4545
6. Banquet ~ Speeches ~ Photo Ops ERBzine 4546
7. Sunday Farewell Breakfast ERBzine 4547
8. Fan Candids and DD Swag  ERBzine 4548
9. Departure and Journey Home ERBzine 4549

THANKS TO ERB FANS FOR MAKING THE 2013 ECOF A SUCCESS

Special Guest
Mike Hoffman

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The 2012 Centennial Celebrations were a terrific success.
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Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, VA ~ November 1-4, 2012
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