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ECOF 2015 will be hosted by the National Capital PANTHANS ~ Rockville, MD ~ June 4-7
Dum-Dum 2015 will be hosted by Peggy Adler ~ Clinton, CT ~ August 20 - 23
ECOF 2015
1995 to 2015

The National Capital Area Panthans are delighted to host the 2015 ECOF in Rockville, MD celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the discussions at the 1995 Dum-Dum in Rutland, VT that lead to the formal chartering of our fan group about a year later.  As of our ECOF on June 4-7, we will have met consecutively for 224 months, producing a newsletter and an informative Panthan Journal composed of member contributions at each of those monthly meetings.

We’re delighted to invite you to return to the venue where we hosted the 2006 combined ECOF and Dum-Dum, right on the Twinbrook Metrorail line station here in Rockville.  In addition to our anniversary activities, we will be hosting the Dark Horse distribution launch of "Jungle Tales of Tarzan," for which we will have special limited ECOF leather-bound signed edition available, hosting a pre-publication discussion  of Lee Strong’s "A Soldier of Poloda" to also be published by Dark Horse, and providing a panel on the making of "The Martian Legion" featuring Buddy Saunders and Joe DeVito. 

Buddy Saunders
In addition, a three-member Panthan panel selected 20 of the best-loved cover artwork over the last six years of our monthly Panthan Journal to be included in our 20th Anniversary Art Folio which will be provided to each registrant.  We are absolutely delighted that well-known artist Tom Grindberg, who has been kind enough to provide us with a number of Panthan Journal covers over the years, has agreed to be our Guest of Honor.

Our tentative schedule and registration form are below.  We will update the schedule particulars as they become available, and for your convenience we have arranged a direct hotel registration link for you.  If you have any questions, contact me at .  See you in June!

2015 ECOF Schedule 
June 4-7, 2015
Thursday, June 4
12:30 pm – Adventurous Book Crawl – A.Q. Porter, PhD, certified guide. 
Let us know if you want to go and can drive to:
1st  -- “Second & Charles” – Hagerstown
2nd -- “Wonder Books” – Frederick
3rd -- “Friends of the Library” – Rockville
4th -- “Second Story Books” -- Rockville 
3:00 pm – Rockville Hilton Executive Meeting Center check-in – Hotel Lobby
5:00 pm – ECOF registration – John Tyner’s home -- 5911 Halpine Road
6:00pm –  3-D Event (Deli Delight Dinner) to prep for……
7:00 pm – Annual Panthans/Muckers Joint Meeting
8:00 pm – Huckster tables set-up in Plaza One 

Friday, June 5
All day  – Hilton check-in – Hotel Lobby
All day --  ECOF Registration  -- Plaza One Foyer
7:00 am – Huckster Room set-up – Plaza One
8:00 am – Huckster Room Open – Plaza One
8:00 am – 6 pm – “Drop-In” idea/gossip sessions in designated area – Plaza One Lobby
10:00 am –  Panel A - Guest of Honor Introduction by Mark Wheatley - Presentation by GOH Tom Grindberg – Washington Theater
11:00 am –  Panel B – The Making of “The Martian Legion” by Jake “Buddy” Saunders - Washington Theater
12:00 pm – Lunch on your own (see restaurant list of  local joints)
3:30 pm – Panel C –  “This year’s BB bucket list?”  moderated by Quaestor & J the V.
     to discuss our fan-driven non-profit organization’s future – followed by
     convening of the announced BB Board Meeting -- Washington Theater.
6:00 pm – Huckster Room closed and secured
6:30 pm – Self-organized Dutch-treat dinner  in neighborhhood restaurant TBA 
8:00 pm – Naughty ERB-flavored scholarly movies  --  Washington Theater
1. Hardcover Theater’s production of “A Princess of Mars”
2. The Asylum’s film of “A Princess of Mars”
3. Al Bohl’s documentary “Tarzan, Lord of the Louisiana Jungle” 
4. Midnight Madness --  “Tarzana, the Wild Girl”
Saturday, June 6
All day –  Hilton check-in – Hotel Lobby
All day –  ECOF registration – Plaza One Foyer
8:00 am – Huckster Room open – Plaza One
8:00 am – 5 pm – “Drop-In” idea/gossip sessions in designated area  - Plaza One Lobby
10:00 am – Presentations --  Washington Theater
• Dark Horse distribution launch of “Jungle Tales of Tarzan” with 
     Mark Wheatley and Dr. Stan  Galloway of Bridgewater College, author of “The Teenage Tarzan.”
• Pre-publication discussion  of “A Soldier of Poloda” with Author Lee Strong 
12:00 pm – Lunch with colleagues at local restaurants
2:30 pm – Benefit Auction featuring the antics of Certified Auctioneer Bill Ross – Washington Theater
5:00 pm – Huckster Room cleared and closed
6:30 pm – Attitude Adjustment – Riff’s Lounge
7:30 pm – ECOF Banquet --  Roosevelt Room
               “Audio Greetings from the Jungle”
               Guest of Honor Tom Grindberg
               “Pand and Ara” from Tublat
               Awards and Presentations
Sunday, June 7
8 - 10:00 am – Farewell Breakfast (informal gathering in Twinbrook Grille)

Events to be held at the Hilton Washington, DC/Rockville Hotel and Executive Meeting Center,  1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852 (telephone 301.468.1100). Preview available at NOTE: There is NO huckster room fee.

Thursday night event held at John Tyner’s home 5911 Halpine Road, a short walk from the hotel.  Book crawl destinations are noted above.

Jungle Tales of Tarzan will be launched at ECOF. 
We have commissioned 50 special hardcover copies set aside for purchase ($49.95) by attendees. 

Events to be held at the 

Hilton Washington, DC/Rockville Hotel and Executive Meeting Center
1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852 
(telephone 301.468.1100). 
Preview available at
Room rate is $99.00 single/double. 
Registration fee of $85 includes goodies, huckster room browsing 
and panel/chat discussions and banquet. 
All hotel events are held in the Plaza One and Washington Theater rooms. 
NOTE: There is NO huckster room fee.



Dum Dum 2015 Schedule 
Andrews Memorial Town Hall
54 East Main Street
Clinton, CT 06413
Meet Peggy Adler: Wikipedia
Update from Peggy
I'm thrilled to announce that Nancy Miller, Denny Miller's widow, will be joining us at the Dum Dum 
for all three days.
Nancy will be vending Denny's books and DVDs. 
She'll also be contributing some of Denny's memorabilia for the auction. 
Thursday, August 20
Noon - 6:00 pm, Dealer & Banquet Registration Check-in/Huckster room set-up, (Green Room) 
Tarzan Yell Competition Sign-up (Green Room) 
2:00 pm, Book Barn @ Niantic 
Dinner on your own (see Economic Development Commission [EDC] Restaurant Guide) 
6:30 pm, “Beatles Forever” Outdoor Concert at Vece Gazebo, 75 East Main Street (free) 
(In case of rain the concert will be in Andrews Memorial Town Hall’s Auditorium)
  (Sponsored by the Clinton Chamber of Commerce)
7:30 pm, “The Many Faces of Tarzan” (1989) [by permission of Tom Lavagnino] (Auditorium) 
8:45 pm, Burroughs Bibliophile Board Meeting (Rose Room)

Friday, August 21
Breakfast, on your own (see EDC Restaurant Guide) 
9:00 am - 6:00 pm, Huckster Room open in the Green Room 
9:00 am, Banquet Registration Check-in
Tarzan Yell Competition Sign-up (Green Room) 
9:00 am, "Tarzan Finds a Son" (1939) Johnny Weissmuller * (Auditorium) 
10:30 am, "Tarzan's Magic Fountain" (1949), Lex Barker [by permission of ERB, Inc.] (Auditorium) 
12:00 pm, Lunch on your own (see EDC Restaurant Guide) 
1:00 pm, "Tarzan" TV Series (1967), Ron Ely (Auditorium) * 
“The Perils of Charity Jones” [Parts 1 & 2] (guest starring Julie Harris) 
3:00 pm, "Tarzan" (1999), Disney Animated Feature (Auditorium) * 
4:30 pm, "Tarzan's Many Genres" ( Books, Comics, Radio, Stage, Screen (live action &
          animation and TV).  Panel moderator: Scott Tracy Griffin
          Panelists: Will Murray, Joe DeVito, Alexander Simmons & Michael R. Hudson
6:00 pm, Dinner on your own (see EDC Restaurant Guide) 
7:30 pm, Video Tribute to Denny Miller (Auditorium)
8:30 pm, Chicago Muckers/The National Capital Panthans Joint Meeting (Rose Room)

Saturday, August 22
Breakfast on your own (see EDC Restaurant Guide) 
9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Huckster Room open in the Green Room 
9:00 am, “John Carter” (2012) (Auditorium)
11:15 am, ERB’s influence on modern Sci-Fi (Auditorium)
           Panel discussion will be moderated by Scott Tracy Griffin: 
     Panelists: Jake (Buddy Saunders), Diana Leto, Mark Ellis & Thomas Yeates 
12:00 pm, Lunch on your own (see EDC Restaurant Guide) 
1:00 pm, Tarzan Yell Competition - Emcee will be Clinton’s own Dennis Donovan (Auditorium) 
2:00 pm, “The Search for Sandy” [by permission of Bill Berloni] (Auditorium) 
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Public Auction of ERB memorabilia (Rose Room) 
 (Bill Ross auctioneer “extraordinairre”)
6:00 pm, Cash Bar & Banquet (Clinton Country Club/128 Old Post Road aka Rte 145) 
> 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award, posthumously, to Denny Miller
> Guest of Honor: Bill Berloni, Tony Award Winning Animal Trainer 
  [Stage (i.e. “Annie”), screen & television] Training Animals to Perform - Then & Now
9:00 pm, Fireworks Extravaganza (Clinton Town Beach) 
         [Clinton Chamber of Commerce]

Sunday, August 23
8:30 am, Farewell Breakfast at the Clinton Town Beach's 
picnic pavilion, with the food (Dutch Treat) from the beach's Hazy Daze concession. 

* In Partnership with the Henry Carter Hull Library of Clinton, CT

Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a responsible adult

Additionally, there will be presentations in the Andrews Memorial Town Hall’s  Rose Room. 

Dum Dum Notables to Date (*= Panelist)
1) Bill Berloni (Guest of Honor/banquet speaker): Has trained over 300 rescue animals for performance for stage, screen and television. (
2) Linda Burroughs: widow of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Grandson Danton 
3) Llana Jane Burroughs: Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Great-Granddaughter. 
4) Dejah Burroughs: Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Great Granddaughter. 
*5) Joe DeVito: Artist/Sculptor (Centennial Tarzan Statue); Illustrator, upcoming Will Murray Tarzan Novel.  (
*6) Mark Ellis: American novelist and comic-book writer, who under the pen name James Axler has written scores of books for the Outlanders paperback novel series; other book titles; and numerous independent comics’ series.
*7) Scott Tracy Griffin: Author, “Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration”; ERB Historian; actor.  (
*8) Michael R. Hudson: publisher and book producer; owner of Sequential Pulp Comics and Raven's Head Press (
*9) Diana Leto: Illustrator, on-line ERB comic strip “Cavegirl”; “My Little Pony”; and Sesame Street Workshop (
10) Nancy Miller is Denny Miller’s widow.
11) Pocho Morrow, widow of Gray Morrow (, who among other things, did the art for the Sunday “Tarzan” (from 1983 until his death in 2001) 
*12) William Patrick Murray (Will Murray): Author, upcoming Tarzan novel; “Doc Savage”, at al
*13) Jake (Buddy) Saunders: “The Martian Legion”; Lone Star Comics on-line (; and
*14) Alexander Simmons: Writer, “Tarzan” Sunday comic strip; “Archie”, et al; and
15) Jim Sullos: President of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. (
16) Cathy Mann Wilbanks: Executive Assistant & Archivist. @ Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. (
17) Thomas (Tom) Yeates: As a comic artist for over 25 years, he is considered by many to be an astute master of his trade. Currently Thomas does the awesome art for the Sunday newspaper & on-line “Prince Valiant”.  Additionally, he is an incredibly talented classical artist & gifted illustrator. (

Peggy (

Rose Room Presentations
(concurrent with the events in the auditorium)Friday, August 21st:

10:00am: Mark Ellis (aka James Axler):
Author, King Solomon’s Mines Graphic Novel

11:00am: Alexander Simmons:
Author, Tarzan Sunday Newspaper Strip; Archie

1:00pm: Diana Leto:
Artist, Cave Girl comic strip; My Little Pony;& Sesame Workshop
and Michael R. Hudson:
Publisher, Jungle Tales of Tarzan
 2:00pm: Diana Leto’s Comic Con workshop for kids

Saturday, August 22nd:
 9:00am, William Patrick (Will) Murray:
 Author, Doc Savage; and Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don
10:00am, Joe DeVito: The creation of his Centennial Tarzan statue and his painting for Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don, by William Patrick (Will) Murray

Here’s What People Get If They Pay $75 for the Banquet
1) Tote/backpack with the Dum Dum logo
2) T-shirt with the Dum Dum logo > if ordered by July 20th
3) Audio CD:  “Tarzan” radio show (1932 - 1933)
4) DVD: “A Video Tribute to Denny Miller”
5) “Broadway Tails”, a book by Dum Dum banquet guest of honor, Bill Berloni
6) Dum Dum program on half-fold card with DumDum logo & schedule
7) 1, quarter-fold gift card bearing the Dum Dum logo
8) Numbered Dum Dum Name Tag in plastic badge holder
9) Numbered Banquet Ticket
10) Numbered Auction Card
11) Additionally,  local Clinton information ....
Edgar Rice Burroughs' family has an indirect link to Clinton, CT, where Dum Dum 2015 will take place:
ERB’s brothers, George and Henry (Harry) both went to Yale, graduating there in 1889 from the Sheffield Scientific School.
Coincidentally, 189 years earlier, Yale was "born" in Clinton.
[The Dum Dum will be at Andrews Memorial Town Hall, August 20-23, and will be open to the public for free. 
More information, along with a banquet & vendor registration form, can be found on this ERBzine page
as well as on FaceBook at "Dum Dum 2015", as a page, a group and an event. 
for banquet registration is AUGUST 12th
How to get to Dum Dum 2015:

Clinton, Connecticut is a mere 20 miles or so east of New Haven and is easily accessible by plane, train and car. 

Connecticut’s Bradley International Airport (BDL) services all major airlines, as well as bargain priced Southwest ( ~ sign up for their e-mails); and Jet Blue ( ~ sign up for their e-mails as well). Bradley is only 55 minutes from Clinton by car. Folks can also fly into New York’s JFK or LaGuardia; Rhode Island’s Warwick/Providence; or Boston’s Logan - and then rent a car or take an airport limo or train. Additionally, US Air flies into New Haven’s Tweed-NH Airport.

Clinton is also accessible by Metro North, from New York City’s Grand Central Station to New Haven -- and then Shoreline East from New Haven to Clinton (or any of the other nearby shoreline stations); and Amtrak, which has stops in New Haven and nearby Old Saybrook. 

And of course, you can always get there by car -- to Exit 63 or 64 on I-95.

Check it out!

Peggy Adler

A Compilation of Places to Stay in the Clinton Area
What to do in the Clinton area:
For folks who want to take side trips on their own: Since Clinton is only 20 or so  miles from New Haven, they can go there to check out Yale; the Yale Center for British Art ( ; the Yale Art Gallery (  and the Peabody Museum of Natural History ( (with its Pulitzer Prize winning dinosaur mural by my dear, late, friend Rudy Zallinger.) Or they may want to hop a commuter train to NYC for the day.  Clinton is also near  Mystic Seaport ( ); Mystic Aquarium (; Essex Steam Train (; Gillette Castle State Park, formerly the home of actor William Gillette, who portrayed Sherlock Holmes on the stage; Connecticut’s Dinosaur State Park and the Goodspeed Opera House ( where “Annie” & “Man from La Mancha” started before going to Broadway.  Additionally, for those that like to gamble – there are two, nearby, tribal run casinos (Foxwoods & the Mohegan Sun).   Three miles West is the nationally acclaimed  R.J.Julia Booksellers (  And the fabulous Book Barn @ Niantic is just a few miles to the East, off  I-95 (

The following pages contain photo journals of
The 2014 Bryan and Texas A&M Dum-Dum hosted by Brad and Pat Vinson

ERBzine 5160
Intro/Series Contents
ERBzine 5161
Hillman Road Trip Hilites
ERBzine 5162
Arrival at Bryan TX
ERBzine 5163
Huckster Room I Sellers & Showmen
ERBzine 5164 
Huckster II: Buyers and Bidders
ERBzine 5165
Downtown Safari Walk
ERBzine 5166
Texas A&M Collections
ERBzine 5167
A&M Fan Cameos I
ERBzine 5168
A&M Fan Cameos II
ERBzine 5169
George Bush A&M Library
ERBzine 5170
George Bush Library II
ERBzine 5171
George Bush Library III

ECOF 2014 was hosted by Rudy Sigmund in Fargo, ND JUNE 19-22

Read the reports and see all the photos from this event

ERBzine 5043
ERBzine 5044
Friday Banquet
ERBzine 5045
Fargo Theatre
ERBzine 5046
ERBzine 5047
Golden Lion Showtime
ERBzine 5048
Guests of Honour
ERBzine 5049
Diana Leto/Martin Powell
ERBzine 5050
Leia Barrett-Durham
ERBzine 5050a
Leia/Tom Floyd
ERBzine 5050b
Leia/Pablo Marcos
ERBzine 5051
ERBzine 5051a
Banquet /Awards
ERBzine 5051b

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


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


Special Guest
Mike Hoffman

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Mike Hoffman Collage

The 2012 Centennial Celebrations were a terrific success.
Visit ERBzine to see hundreds of photos and reports of these events.
Also see links to the ERBzine Reports below.
Read the photo journal reports from the 

Hollywood Screening ~ Mingling ~ Presentations and Panels 
Burroughs Bibliophiles Meeting and Auction ~ ERB Commemorative Stamp Ceremony
Tarzan Yell Contest ~ Banquet ~ Guest Speakers: Jane Goodall and Jim Morris
Tarzana Dum-Dum 2012: August 16-18
Read the photo journal reports from the

Intro to 16 Webpages Coverage
 INTRO | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16

FESTIVAL 1 : 2 : 3 : 4 : 5: 6 : 7 : 8 : 9 : 10  : 11 : Songbook : Doc Stories
Tracy Griffin, Robin Maxwell,  Jim Sullos, Denny Miller and John Ralston Burroughs
were in Louisville on October 28th for book signing at the Burroughs Memorial Collection.
The event was hosted by George McWhorter - Curator of the ERB Memorial Collection at the Ekstrom Library University of Louisville and was attended by many ERB fans and scholars. Sunday, October 28, 2012
ERBzine 3899 REPORT
Dr. Stan Galloway's Tarzan Centennial Conference
Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, VA ~ November 1-4, 2012
Guests: Denny Miller ~ Henry Franke ~ DJ Howell ~ Ellen Vartanoff ~ Jonathan Atkins ~ Lee Strong ~ Rand Muender ~ Chuck Early ~ Demo Sachlas ~ Jim Sullos ~ John Ralston Burroughs ~ Huck Huckenpohler, Lee Strong ~ Stan Galloway
ERBzine 3939 REPORT

Photos and Reports from Conventions Past
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What is ECOF?
English fan ~ Frank Shonfeld ~ established a loose network of pen pals
who shared his love for Burroughs, the man and his works.
He eventually named this group the
Edgar Rice Burroughs Chain of Friendship (ECOF).
See the Shonfeld story in ERBzine 1159

Frank Shonfeld and Danton Burroughs

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