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Dum-Dum 2020 :: June 24-28 :: San Antonio, Texas
ECOF 2020 :: August 13-16 :: Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin

Dum-Dum 2020 :: June 24-28
San Antonio, Texas

Theme: “The Terrible Tenderfoot”

Registration cost: $140. This includes a first edition of “The Terrible Tenderfoot
Host: Roger Herzog, 10811 Hidden Thicket, San Antonio, TX  78240

Location: Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio
NW I-10, 7750 Briaridge Dr, San Antonio, TX 78230.
Link for online reservations HERE.
You can also call the hotel for reservations at 210.340.5421.

Rate: $129 plus taxes per night. Free breakfast buffet. Complimentary airport shuttle;
Shuttle is also available to locations within a three-mile radius of the hotel.

SCHEDULE (tentative)
Speakers: Jim Goodwin ~ Jim Gerlach ~ ERB, Inc. ~ and more

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
* Arrive; meet and greet; complimentary snacks and cocktails

Thursday, June 25, 2020
* 9 - 1 AM: Huckster room open

* 11 AM: Speaker or Panel
* Noon: Lunch on your own
* 1 PM: Leave for The Alamo–Hall of Horns tours (pay entrance fee of $15.00 on your own), Alamo admission free
* Dinner: On your own. However, you are welcome to join Dum-Dum hosts Roger and Sheila Herzog at their favorite restaurant, Sea Island. The restaurant  serves reasonable priced steaks and burgers. It is within three miles of the hotel, so the shuttle should provide transportation for those who need it.

Friday, June 26, 2020
* 9 - 5 AM: Huckster room open

* 11 AM: Speaker or Panel
* Noon: Lunch on your own
* 2 PM: Speaker or Panel
* Dinner: On your own. There are many restaurants to choose from within shuttle range where we can also go as a group.
* Evening: The Burroughs Bibliophiles Board of Directors meeting

Saturday, June 27, 2020

* 9 - 1 AM: Huckster room open
* 11 AM: Speaker or Panel
* Noon: Lunch on your own
* 1 - 4 PM: Auction
* After 4 PM: Saturday evening banquet on the San Antonio Riverwalk including a River Barge tour.

Sunday, June 28, 2020
* Breakfast
and say good-byes

ECOF 2020

Art by Dan Parsons
August 13-16 :: Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin

Guest of Honour: Artist Dan Parsons
Host: Gary Buckingham: 5009 Ladera Ct. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111
Registration: $85
Includes membership button, special signed and numbered Magazine Quarto of
two authorized Tarzan novelettes by your host and a Saturday night banquet.

Location: Country Inn and Suites
1650 Doris Drive, Fort Atkinson WI 53538
Phone: (920) 542-1600 [Mention Code ERBLIT]
Reduced lodging rate of $109 plus 13%

EVENTS (Tentative)

Thursday Aug 13
*** 2 PM: Tour of the Fort Atkinson printing plant where the Burroughs Bulletin is printed

Friday and Saturday: Aug14-15
*** 9 - 5 PM: Dealers Room

Gary and other Bibliophiles have provided recommendations on nearby sites and activities that attendees might consider while visiting the area. Ideas include:
(1) The House on the Rock, 83 miles to the west of Fort Atkinson.
(2) Cave of the Mounds in Blue Mounds, 58 miles to the west.
(3) Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Aviation Museum in Oshkosh, 87 miles to the north (  The association also has an annual event and fly-in, “EEA AirVenture Oshkosh,” with 500,000 attending; this year it is set for 20-26 July.
(4) Circus World Museum in Baraboo, which hosts daily live circus performances throughout the summer, 74 miles to the northwest (
(5) Wisconsin Dells, with numerous theme parks and entertainment centers, 80 miles to the northwest (

Full Events Schedule
will appear here soon


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English fan ~ Frank Shonfeld ~ established a loose network of pen pals
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