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THE 2016 ECOF ~ June 26 - 28

The Los Angeles SubERBs and Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. 
take pleasure in announcing the 
2016 ECOF to be held at the Warner Center Marriott hotel 
beginning Sunday, June 26, and ending late Tuesday evening, June 28, 2016.
Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills 
21850 Oxnard St.
Woodland Hills, CA 91367 
The best available negotiated rates at the Marriott are $177 per day, plus taxes. Twenty-five rooms have been set aside for our organization. Reservations can be made at  818-887-4800  and tell the Marriott operator that you want the Tarzan —Edgar Rice Burroughs– Tarzan group rate. NOTE: June 7 is the last date to register and receive the special reduced rate.

If you want to download the registration form, print it out, and mail it to ERB, Inc., you can use this link at
If you want to register online, go straight to the ERB, Inc. website:
Please register early if you intend to attend the ECOF, even if you do not plan to stay at the Marriott.

This event is in conjunction with the release of the Warner Bros. Legend of Tarzan and we will receive a June 28 pre-release showing of the highly anticipated film on the Warner Bros. movie lot. The WB theater can accommodate only 200 guests. The film is rated PG-13. Children under 10 will not be admitted. Movie lot security requires everyone in attendance to have pre-registered and present an ID upon exiting the bus. 

Warner Bros. will open their WB lot and museum for a three-hour tour, but we are limited to just 60 people. If you want to go on the tour, be sure to get your registration form in soon! Children must be over age 8 to be admitted. Legal ID is required for everyone 18 and older. Bus transportation will be provided to carry guests from the Marriott hotel to and from the Warner Bros. movie lot in Burbank. 
NOTE: there is an extra charge to go on the tour (see “OPTION A” below). Please let us know if you will need any kind of assistance on the tour (cane, wheel-chair, etc.). 
NOTE: You will NOT be able to register for the WB tour on the first day of the ECOF. WB requires us to turn in the final list of names a week before the tour!
Saturday June 18 will be the last day to register for the WB tour.

OPTION A: $85: Includes ECOF admission, bus transport, movie, goodie bag, WB studio tour.
OPTION B: $40: Same as option A but without the WB studio tour.
OPTION C: $20: Just the “Legend of Tarzan” movie and bus transportation.

Esteemed guests who have said they will attend include: 
  • John Burroughs, ERB’s grandson
  • Linda Burroughs, Llana Jane Burroughs, and Dejah Burroughs James Sullos, President of ERB, Inc.
  • Nancy Miller (Mrs. Denny Miller)
  • Casper Van Dien (“Tarzan and the Lost City”)
  • Buddy Saunders, author of “The Martian Legion”
  • Martin Powell and Leia Barrett Durham (Powell)
  • Thomas Yeates     William Stout     Dan Parsons
  • Scott Tracy Griffin (with his new book “Tarzan on Film”)
  • Michael Hatt (author of “Tarzan Slept Here”)
  • Michael A. Sanford (author of “Tarzan on the Precipice”)
  • Michael Sellers (author of “John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood”)
  • Jim Gerlach (creator of “Back to the Stone Age” and other ERB-related books) 
  • Bob Zeuschner (author of a huge new ERB bibliography
  • Other guests to be announced.

Pre-registration form and huckster table reservation forms are available for download on 
Bill Hillman’s site:
and one can register directly at the 
ERB, Inc. website:

Tentative Schedule:
  • Saturday afternoon early arrivals. SubERB volunteers will hand out registration packs 
  • Saturday evening 6 pm: snacks at the home of a local SubERB 
  •      (transportation will be provided by local members of the Los Angeles SubERBs)
  • Sunday – hand out registration packets; huckster room opens at 9 am Sunday Panels (45 minutes):
  • Sunday 9 am – huckster room opens.
  • Sunday 10:30 am – Jim Sullos welcomes guests and talks about ERB, Inc. activities. 
  • Sunday 11:00 am (or 11:30 am) – Tracy Griffin on “Tarzan on Film.”
  • Sunday 1:30 pm (or first afternoon presentation) 
  •      – Michael Sellers talks about “The Legend of Tarzan” which will be his new book.
  • Sunday 2:30 pm – Bob Zeuschner talks about his new ERB bibliography.
  • Sunday 3:30 pm – Stan Galloway on the young Tarzan.
  • Sunday 5:30 pm on – a no-host mixer in the Marriott patio.
  • Monday 9 am – huckster room opens (four or five panels, each 45 minutes or less in length) 
  • Monday 10:00 am – Buddy Saunders on his various ERB projects.
  • Monday 11:00 am – Martin Powell and Leia Powell
  • Monday 1:30 pm – Author’s panel: Michael Hatt 
  •      -- (“Tarzan Slept Here”) and Michael A. Sanford (“Tarzan on the Precipice”). 
  • Monday 2:30 pm –
  • Monday 3:30 pm – Monday 4:30-5:00 – 
  • Monday evening 7 pm – gala auction
  •      Nancy Miller will offer a painting of Denny Miller as Tarzan to be auctioned.
  •      Leia Barrett Durham has several stained glass window artworks for the auction.
  • Tuesday morning: 9:30 am tours of the WB museum limited to 60 people (extra charge). 
  •      Those on the tour will be returned by bus to the Marriott around 2:30 pm.
  • Tuesday evening: 5:30 buses take us to Warner Bros. and return to the Marriott after the movie.
  • The 7 pm Tarzan movie is the highlight of the ECOF.


 ***  Nineteen of the 20 hotel rooms reserved in the room block at the Quality Inn, 200 Gore Road, for the 2016 Dum-Dum have been booked. And only a handful of rooms are available that weekend beyond the block. If you want to try to get a room, call  815- 942-6600 and mention “Burroughs Bibliophiles.” The rate is $99.99 plus tax for Wednesday through Sunday nights.
    If the rooms are booked, four other hotels are in that area- The Holiday Inn Express and Suites, 222 Gore Road; Comfort Inn, 70 Gore Road; the Days Inn and Suites of Morris, 80 Hampton Road (0.3 miles north of the Quality Inn); and Super 8, 70 Green Acres Drive (1 mile south of the Quality Inn). But the Holiday Inn only has rooms available for Aug. 3, 4 and 7, according to the hotel’s website; the other three hotels have rooms listed for Aug. 3 to 7.
    Telephone numbers are Comfort Inn, 844-656-5932;    Days Inn,  815-942-9000;     Super 8, 815-942-3200; and    Holiday Inn, 844-357-6216.
***   Sixteen of the 36 dealers tables have been booked for the 2016 Dum-Dum.  Whether you want to sell or promote a book you have written or published, or are selling duplicates in your collection, the Dum-Dum is a great way to meet ERB fans and make money.  
***   The extra charge if $5 for those attending the farewell breakfast and who are not staying in the hotel. Please notify us beforehand, email so we can make sure the hotel supplies enough food.
***   Mikerocosmos is the illustrated, 6-by-9-inch 144-page trade paperback collecting many of Guest of Honor Mike Resnick’s ERB fan writings, that will be given free to those who register for this year’s Dum-Dum.   The collection includes Mike's Hugo-nominated story “A Princess of Earth”; a story where Tarzan meets one of Mike's favorite characters, Lucifer Jones; and articles from Burroughs' fanzines, ERBdom and ERBapa.

   If any extra books are available after the convention, they will be sold for $15, plus $5 for shipping and handling. Contact Joan Bledig after Aug. 7 at
***    Our second guest of honor, Robert Garcia, recently announced he had designed the interior of the updated “Edgar Rice Burroughs: The Bibliography” by Robert B. Zeuschner. 

All programs will be held in the breakfast room of the Quality Inn, unless noted otherwise

Thursday, Aug. 4:
Registration starts in the dealers room 
* 4 p.m.: Author Michael Hatt will give a presentation on ERB’s association with Coldwater, Mich., and the research he has done on his book “Tarzan Slept Here: Edgar Rice Burroughs and the Coldwater Connection”  
* 8 p.m.: Joint meeting of Chicago Muckers and National Capital Panthans 

Friday, Aug. 5:
* 1 p.m.: Guest of Honor Mike Resnick, Q-and-A kaffeeklatch
* 2 p.m.: Talk by GoH Bob Garcia on art used in ERB stories
* 4 p.m.: Auction
* 8 p.m.: Burroughs Bibliophiles Board  meeting

Saturday, Aug. 6:
* 1 p.m.: Talk by Doug Ellis on ERB’s works in the pulp magazines
* 2 p.m.: Reading by GoH Mike Resnick
* 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.: Banquet in Maria’s Italian Restaurant, 1591 Division 
          Speakers to include GoHs Mike Resnick, Bob Garcia and others 

Sunday, Aug. 7:
Farewell breakfast in breakfast room of Quality Inn  (closes at 10 a.m.) 

Registration is being held inside the dealers room, the Ashford, Berkley and Carlisle rooms, during dealers room hours. 
Registration will start Thursday as soon as setup of the room, between 9 and 10 a.m., is finished. 
Our table will be inside the far front door.
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Aug. 4 to 6, in Morris, Illinois


Help the Chicago Muckers chapter of the Burroughs Bibliophiles celebrate its 10th anniversary at the 2016 Dum-Dum, being held Thursday through Saturday, August 4 to 6, with a farewell breakfast Sunday, August 7, in Morris, Illinois. 

Our guests of honor will be Mike Resnick, Hugo-Award winning science fiction author, former ERB fandom writer, and co-editor of Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs; and Robert Garcia, his co-editor and the book’s graphic designer. Be sure to bring your copies and get them autographed.

In keeping with the Muckers’ tradition, each registered Dum-Dum attendee will receive a book containing, in part, a number of Mike Resnick’s early ERB fan writings. At the 2013 ECOF Gathering in Morris each registered attendee received a copy of The Best of the Muckers, and in 2010 the freebie was a profusely illustrated hardcover combination edition of The Mucker and The Return of the Mucker with cover art by Tom Floyd. 

Chicago-area, award-winning artist Douglas Klauba is our signature artist. He is designing this year’s Dum-Dum logo. His 2016 Adventure Calendar, designed by GOH Bob Garcia, includes John Carter as well as other pulp characters. Doug will be happy to take commissions to personalize your souvenir book or other.

Both guests will participate in programs. Mike Resnick will hold a Q-and-A kaffeeklatch on Friday afternoon, and a reading on Saturday. Bob Garcia will host a panel on art used in ERB stories. 

A program about Edgar Rice Burroughs’ works in the pulp magazines will be presented by pulp expert Doug Ellis, co-chairman of the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention. 

A joint meeting of the Muckers and National Capital Panthans will be held Thursday night. The Burroughs Bibliophiles Board will meet Friday evening.

The auction will be held 4 p.m. Friday afternoon. Other programs may be scheduled. 

Our Saturday night banquet attendance will be at Maria’s Italian restaurant, a short drive south of the hotel on Illinois Route 47. Mike Resnick and Bob Garcia will be among our speakers.

The farewell breakfast will be Sunday morning in the breakfast room of the hotel. Those who choose to stay elsewhere will be asked to pay a minimal cost to the Quality Inn for the farewell breakfast. 

Setup of the dealers’ rooms is expected from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday. The room will be open until 5 p.m. that day for selling and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday (closing a bit early to allow for the auction), then will open Saturday at 9 a.m. All dealer materials must be removed from the room by 5 p.m. on Saturday. Thirty-six tables will be available. Because the hotel has to rent tables from an outside source, regrettably we have to pass on that fee on to our dealers. Be sure to indicate whether you need a table. The hotel does not have drapery for the tables, so we recommend dealers bring a bottom cloth if they wish to cover their table’s surface plus a top cover for when the room closes or the table is left unattended. 

The registration fee is $105. Huckster tables are $15 each for the weekend. Additional banquet tickets for significant others are available for $35 each. Send your check payable to The Muckers to 

Jim Hadac, 
3618 Raymond Ave., 
Brookfield, IL 60513-1564

Download and Print Out the Registration form from the link below:

Our convention hotel is the 
Quality Inn 
200 Gore Road, 
Morris, Illinois
at the junction of Interstate 80 and Illinois Route 47 (about 60 miles southwest of O’Hare Airport). 
Our special convention rate is $99.99 per night plus tax. The hotel will extend the convention rate to folks who plan to check in Wednesday and/or check out Monday morning. Included in your stay is a free guest breakfast that is more than just a Continental breakfast, with at least one prepared hot dish.

A block of 20 rooms is being held until July 4, so don’t wait until the last minute to book your room. 
The hotel telephone number is (815) 942-6600. Mention “Burroughs Bibliophiles” when you register. 
If the block fills early, we can request an increase in the number of rooms in the block. But, remember, the block is gone July 4th.


Quality Inn ~ 200 Gore Road ~ Morris, Illinois

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