The Dum-Dum 2023 convention will be two full days in Rhinelander, Wisconsin
Friday and Saturday, 22-23 September 2023.
The hotel is Quality Inn at Rhinelander, Wisconsin, 715-369-3600.
Convention hotel rate per room of $99 plus tax per night
Special rate is for six nights in a row,
inclusive of Wednesday 9/20 through Monday 9/25,
with checkout on Tuesday.
The special reduced rate code is NQ13S1

The hotel has hot breakfast, a free airport shuttle 24 hours per day to Rhinelander (RHI) airport,
which is serviced by Delta and American Airlines, and Wi-Fi.
The convention Huckster room and ancillary room have loads of space.

Convention-included dinner will be at Little Bohemia Lodge, Manitowish Waters, Wi, on Friday.
As there is no public transport, the drive of about 45 minutes will be done by those with vehicles.
Please plan ahead for this; share the ride generously.

The FBI had an infamous shootout with the John Dillinger Gang
at Little Bohemia Lodge in 1934; bullet holes are still evident.

A reminder is that the original Tarzan of the Apes novel by ERB
ends in the North Woods of Wisconsin.
Rhinelander, while a town of 13,000, is smack dab in the North Woods,
as is the Little Bohemia Lodge.

Gangsters from Chicago enjoyed the North Woods in the 1920s-1930s.
Al Capone's brother owned a bar in the North Woods for many years.
The Dillinger Gang hid out there at Little Bohemia Lodge.

Dum-Dum 2023 Schedule
Friday, 22 Sep
8 AM — Huckster Room Set-up
9 AM — Huckster Room Open to Public
10:30 AM — Welcome by Host Gary Buckingham
10:45 AM — Retrospective of an ERB Fan — Jeff Long as questioned by the Host
Lunch on your own
1:30 PM — Will Murray on Writing ERB-Characters
                     (4 authorized novels to date)(via Zoom)
5:00 PM — Huckster Room Closes
6:30 PM — Dinner at Little Bohemia Lodge
        5625 Little Bohemia Lane (south of Manitowish Waters west side US Hwy 51)
                   Manitowish Waters, WI  54545
       Sign up for Rides to/from Restaurant.  Drivers, please share your Ride.
       Drive is about 45 miles, Wisconsin Hwy 47 northwest then US Hwy 51 north.
Saturday, 23 Sep

9:00 AM — Huckster Room Opens
10:30 AM — Chris L. Adams — Author, Artist, Digital Design & Layout
             (new authorized book on Barsoom)(via Zoom)
Lunch on your own
1:00 PM — Editing and Writing Historical Fiction is Not for the Faint of Heart
                     Author/Editor/Publisher Gary Buckingham
3:30 PM — Auction Set-up
4:00 PM — Auction
5:00 PM — Huckster Room Closes
5:15 PM — Burroughs Bibliophiles Board of Directors Annual Meeting (Open to Public)
Presentations will be approximately 30 minutes each.  Schedule may fluctuate

Convention Registration includes:
*** 3" membership button
*** Banquet at Little Bohemia Lodge
*** New authorized Tarzan® book by Gary Buckingham
*** Hodag miniature.

Dealer Tables are available
The Burroughs Bibliophiles present their Outstanding Achievement Award.

Send $100 Registration Fee for Convention via Check payable to:
Gary Buckingham
5009 Ladera Ct. NE
Albuquerque, NM  87111
E-mail at: gbucking3@gmail.com

Download the 2023 Registration Form WORD File at

Celebrating the many worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs!

April 4-6 ~ Tuesday-Thursday

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ERBzine 7720
Monday Arrival
ERBzine 7721
Tuesday Star Gathering
ERBzine 7722
ERB Star Dedication
ERBzine 7723
Hawkers & Talkers
ERBzine 7724
Huckster Rm Action & Auction
ERBzine 7725
ERB Star & ECOF Committee
ERBzine 7726
Memorial Library ERB Display

See More Information, Guest and Registration at

Poster by Ahmed Khocht - Click or Tap for Full-Size

The Edgar Rice Burroughs Chain of Friendship gathering
Honoring the life and works of author Edgar Rice Burroughs
(Creator of Tarzan of the Apes, John Carter of Mars, and many more)
Hosted by the Los Angeles SubERBs chapter
of the Burroughs Bibliophiles literary society
Will take place Tuesday, April 4 through Thursday, April 6, 2023,
in Palm Springs, California
Featuring the unveiling of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ star on the world-famous
Palm Springs Walk of Stars on April 4, 2023, at 11 a.m.

The official convention hotel is:
Hotel Zoso ~ 150 South Indian Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, California 92262
(760) 325-9676
To obtain the discounted ECOF room rate, please call the number above or use this online
Reservation Link:

The ECOF convention rate is $209/night (does not include tax and incidentals), resort fees waived*,
for rooms booked Monday, April 3, Tuesday, April 4, Wednesday, April 5, Thursday, April 6.
Rate includes single king or double queen beds.


The cutoff for this special rate is Friday, March 10, 2023. Do not delay!
Guests hoping to share a room with another attendee should note it on
the registration form, sent to the event organizers at
* Resort fee covers the following amenities, FREE to ECOF attendees:
• High-speed wireless internet
• Overnight valet parking for one vehicle
• Airport shuttle service from the Palm Springs International Airport
• In-room coffee and bottled water
Auto-confirmation will show a resort fee and extra tax for it, but this will be waived at check in.
For more information on the property, please see:


Event registration fee is US$120 payable via check or PayPal (submit form)
Our Special Guest for this event is Tommy Cook, star of two Edgar Rice Burroughs films,
the serial Jungle Girl (1941) and Tarzan and the Leopard Woman (1946).
Tommy is one of the last living actors of the Johnny Weissmuller era, and has a lifetime of stories to tell.
Tommy will join us at the unveiling ceremony, will sit for a Q&A with us,
will be selling and signing stills of his film roles and discussing his career with fans.

Day 1: Tuesday, April 4, 2023
11:00 a.m. Edgar Rice Burroughs’ star unveiling ceremony in downtown Palm Springs
12-2 p.m. Photographs and no-host lunch break
2-4 p.m. Open house and Burroughs exhibit at
Welwood Murray Memorial Library, 100 South Palm Canyon Drive

Day 2: Wednesday, April 5, 2023
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Huckster Room, Hotel Zoso Palladium Room
10 a.m. Q&A with ECOF 2023 Special Guest, Tommy Cook, star of the Edgar Rice Burroughs films
Noon-5 p.m. Programming TBA (watch ERBzine and the Gridley Wave for updates)

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Day 3: Thursday, April 6, 2023
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Huckster Room, Hotel Zoso Palladium Room (programming TBA)
3-5 p.m. Auction

If you would like to be part of the programming and
for more information, please contact ecof2023@mail.com

A huge “THANK YOU!” to our GoFundMe donors for making this
honor for Edgar Rice Burroughs and his family a reality!
We could not have done it without you.
We hope to see you in Palm Springs


Was a Major Success.
Congratulations to Jim Goodwin and
The Texas Chapter of the Burroughs Bibliophiles
for hosting this event.

June 2, Thursday

SIGHTS: The first day of the Dum-Dum will be devoted to those who would like to
come and see the sights of ‘Old San Antone’.
 9:30 – Gather in lobby at the hotel to prepare to drive to the Buckhorn.  [share rides]
Burroughs Bibliophile member, Texas Bob, will conduct the tours of the Buckhorn.
10:00 -Buckhorn, Texas Ranger Museum opens (318 E Houston St, San Antonio).  We will start our tour there.
Noonish – Will eat at Buckhorn, or one can eat elsewhere, if desired
1:00 – Walk to and tour the Alamo
2:00  – Riverwalk
4:00  – Return to convention hotel

June 3, Friday

8:00 – Huckster room opens (called the “Alamo Room” at the hotel)
9:00 – Jim Gerlach will speak on what is going on at ERB Books
Tracy Griffin will speak on the Palm Springs Star for ERB.
10:00 – Roland Trenary will speak on Mahlon Blaine
11:00 Gary Buckingham will speak about his projects
Noon – Lunch on your own
(A Whataburger is not far, for those interested in a different type of Texas cuisine.)
2:00ERB, Inc to speak
3:30Douglas Klauba will speak about his art for The Terrible Tenderfoot hardcover edition
5:00Huckster room closes to the public
Supper on your own
7:00 The Burroughs Bibliophiles’ Board of Directors meeting, either in the Alamo Room or the room in front of it

June 4, Saturday

8:00 Huckster room opens
9:00Henry Franke will discuss the history of the Tarzan comic strip
10:30Jess Terrell will discuss ERB on Facebook
Noon – Lunch on your own
1:30Mike Conran, Bill Ross, and Jason Hardy on editing an ERB fanzine
3:00Huckster room closes and Auction begins
6:30Banquet at La Margarita 120 Produce Row, (210) 898-1746 (share rides)

June 5, Sunday
Breakfast and saying our good-byes


Included in the registration will be the first book printing of The Terrible Tenderfoot,
(which is the pulp version of the Deputy Sheriff of Comanche County.)
It has new art done by Douglas Klauba.
A one-time fanzine made up exclusively for the Dum-Dum will be given out.
There will be other items, such as a Terrible Tenderfoot pin.
Since the hotel is charging for 25 tables in the huckster room, this expense has to be passed on to the users of the tables.

* There will, hopefully, have opportunities for the JANES (Just Another Neglected ERB Spouse).
This would be the women shopping or whatever they want to do.

* The meeting will be held at the Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio North Stone Oak, 823 North Loop 1604 East, phone 210-494-2420,
* The hotel has covered parking, WIFI, breakfast and an item called “Free 5:30 Kickback”.
* The hotel serves free hot food and cold beverages during this “kickback”.
* The rate is $110 a day (plus taxes) address: 833 North Loop 1604 East, San Antonio, TX 78232.
* Telephone 800-325-0720 and web site is: www.druryhotels.com.
* It is important to refer to group number 10003545 to get the ERB rate which is below regular room rate.
* Unfortunately, there is no shuttle service to the hotel, so, if one is flying in, here are some options
National Cab, San Antonio: 210-434-4444 https://nationalcab.com/
San Antonio Taxi: 210-303-8787 https://www.sanantoniotaxicabservice.com/

I can be reached, if necessary, at
940-704-6499 or jimmiecg@prodigy.net
Jim Goodwin, 2022 convention administrator.

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JUNE 2-4, 2022

DUM-DUM 2021 :: Albuquerque, NM, USA
November 6 and 7 (Two Full Days -- Saturday and Sunday)
Organizer: Gary Buckingham

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Artist Dan Parsons created the convention logo
Presentations about 30 minutes each; All times are Mountain Time
Saturday, 6 November

Huckster Room Set-up                                                                       8 AM
Huckster Room Open                                                                         9 AM
Gary Buckingham Opening Talk of the World of Publishing                  10 AM
Guest of Honor Will Murray on Reviving Tarzan                11 AM
Daniel Parsons:  His Art of Tarzan & the Lion of Judah                         1 PM
Henry Franke:  ERB Movie Scenarios and Treatments                          2 PM
ERB Inc. on Publishing                3 PM
Huckster Room Closes                                                                      5 PM
Rudy’s BBQ Dinner   [ 0.7 miles from Convention Hotel]                      6 PM
Burroughs Bibliophiles Board Meeting [ everyone is welcome ]             8 PM

Sunday 7, November
Huckster Room Opens                                                                       9 AM
Scott Tracy Griffin:  ERB’s L.A. Empire                                              10 AM
Daniel Parsons: His Art of Tarzan: Untamed Frontiers                        11 AM
Gary Buckingham:  The 10,000 Mile Adventure, “Untamed Frontiers”    1 PM
Jamie Chase           My Art and Edgar Rice Burroughs                          2 PM
Alan Hanson  [ subject to be determined ]     3 PM
Dum-Dum Auction Set-up, then the Auction                                   4:30 PM
Huckster Room Closes                                                                       6 PM
Dealers complete clearing off their tables                                            7 PM

       *** On 31 August, ERB, Inc. officially announced the new authorized novel, “Tarzan and the Lion of Judah, by Gary A. Buckingham.  This 400-page book features cover art and interior illustrations by Dan Parsons, who also illustrated Gary’s previous authorized Tarzan book, “Tarzan: Untamed Frontiers.

      ***  “Tarzan and the Lion of Judah” will be published in three versions:  trade paperback, regular hardcover, and limited hardcover.  The 8-1/2” x 11” limited hardcover edition will be signed and numbered, and will include two extra illustrations (one by Neal Adams).  In addition, 52 copies of the limited hardcover will feature an original Dan Parsons sketch on the signature page.

The new Tarzan novel will debut at the 2021 Dum-Dum,
hosted by Gary in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on 6 and 7 November.

The regular hardcover edition is part of the paid registration package.  With a paid Dum-Dum registration, in-person attendees will ALSO have priority in purchasing one of the 52 remarqued limited hardcover copies.  Note that attendees can replace their regular hardcover copy with a limited hardcover copy simply by paying the difference in cost between the two editions.

       *** To whet your appetite, we are featuring the pencils for two of the illustrations by Dan Parsons in the novel:

Korak Battling Tiger
Waziri Battling Mau Mau Terrorists
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The Dum-Dum Convention is held as an annual event requested by the Burroughs Bibliophiles,
the only organized fan group authorized personally by Edgar Rice Burroughs, open to the public.

*** You can obtain the convention rate by calling the hotel directly at (505) 881-0544
and giving the special code: "Dum-Dum 2021"

*** The convention hotel will allow stays at the reduced Dum-Dum rate of $105 plus tax
for the nights of 4-9 November 2021, inclusive.  Choose dates as you like.
NOTE: This special rate will end on Saturday, 23 October.

*** Please don't call the convention hotel for reservations from 3-6 PM Mountain Time;
they are short-staffed and people are checking in.

*** New Mexico is now 73% adults fully covid vaccinated.

*** The Albuquerque International Airport is eight miles from the Con hotel;
said hotel provides registered guests free airport shuttle from 7AM-7PM.


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ERBfest 2021: August 19 - 21 :: Mars, Pennsylvania
Edgar Rice Burroughs Fest (ERBFest) 2021, is working with the PulpFest organizers and ERB, Inc to coordinate activities.
It will be embedded in PulpFest with certain events in their programming aligned to ERBFest.


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ERBfest 2021: August 19 - 21 :: Mars, Pennsylvania
Edgar Rice Burroughs Fest (ERBFest) 2021, is working with the PulpFest organizers and ERB, Inc to coordinate activities.
It will be embedded in PulpFest with certain events in their programming aligned to ERBFest.

Thursday: Aug. 19 at 7:15
*** “The Amazing, Thrilling, and Fantastic Edgar Rice Burroughs” by Henry Franke is the opening presentation at PulpFest.  This will focus on ERB's years in Hawaii, during World War II, and post-war years

Three in a row on Friday:
* “Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Unfinished Tales -- Mars, Venus, Poloda, and Tarzan’s Africa” -- presentation on Friday, August 20, at 3:00 pm

* “Beyond the Farthest Star: A Classic Science Fiction Novel Restored” -- panel on Friday, August 20, at 3:35 pm (Cathy Wilbanks and Christopher Paul Carey as panelists, Henry Franke as moderator)
* “The News from Tarzana: Thrilling Updates from Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.” -- panel on Friday, August 20, at 4:10 pm (Cathy Wilbanks and Christopher Paul Carey)

* “A Barsoomian Bull Session,” hosted by Henry Franke in the hotel lounge area on Saturday, August 21, beginning at 11:00 pm

PulpFest will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh–Cranberry in Mars, Pennsylvania.
The convention rate is $129 plus taxes per night, which includes a voucher for their hot breakfast buffet.
There are no additional charges for ERBFest events; all PulpFest attendees are invited to attend.
Details about registration and payments, plus the hotel, are at www.PulpFest.com.
(Also see "The Gridley Wave" #463 (April 2021).)

The Burroughs Bibliophiles will man their table in the dealers room throughout the convention (ERB, Inc. will have a table, as well).
Mark Wheatley will also be in the dealers room.
By the way, The Burroughs Bibliophiles has signed up more new members at PulpFest in past years than at any other convention.

ERBFest 2021 is a one-shot ERB fan celebration to fill the gap this year in our usual fan conventions, due to the absence of the ECOF Gathering.
The 2021 Dum-Dum, to be hosted by Gary Buckingham in Albuquerque, NM, will be an in-person event in November -- more details to follow.

Henry Franke


THIS YEAR'S DUM-DUM June 24-28 San Antonio, Texas

Theme: “The Terrible Tenderfoot”


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More about this collectible edition at:

Art by Dan Parsons

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%

Full Events Schedule will appear here when they are provided

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 (www.EAA.org/Museum).  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 (www.circusworldbaraboo.org).
(5) Wisconsin Dells, with numerous theme parks and entertainment centers, 80 miles to the northwest (www.wisdells.com).

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Poster: Thanks to The Arizona Cave - AZ Fans of Edgar Rice Burroughs Facebook Group


Read a recent article on the Rex Allen Museum in Willcox

"Edgar Rice Burroughs Hunted the Apache Kid"

Two years soldiering in the Arizona Territory at Fort Grant
provided decades of creative inspiration for Tarzan’s creator.
An in-depth, fully illustrated article in the latest
By this year's Dum-Dum host
Frank W. Puncer

The Holiday Inn Express in Willcox is now ready to take room reservations
from ERB fans using the "ERB" letter code.
Phone: 520.384.3333
Contact Frank Puncer:
Phone: 520.281.1818

Online Promo Splash Bars

2019 ECOF :: Oak Brook, Illinois
June 13-15

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All 8 of these highly collectible prints will be available from Joe Jusko at the 2019 ECOF.
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NOTE: The one-day membership of $25 for Friday and Saturday
is for activities in the dealers room only . . .
Joe Jusko's talk, RPG programming, and buying from dealers.
This does not include the banquet or the book.
Wednesday, June 12
Field trip to see ERB-related art collection, leaves at 6:30 p.m. from the Oak Brook Ballrooms of DoubleTree.

Thursday, June 13:
Dealers’ room setup starts at 9 a.m. in the Oak Brook Ballrooms
Registration opens at 10
Dealers’ room opens at 10
Demonstration of John Carter of Mars role-playing game from 10 to 11 a.m. at John Carter of Mars Facebook gaming group table in the dealers room
An Introduction to John Carter of Mars the role-playing game by Modiphius Entertainment from 11 a.m. to noon at JCM Gaming table.
Hotel shuttle in afternoon to nearby Half Price Books in Downers Grove for those who want to go
A Beginners Game of JCoM “Survivors of Mars”, maximum 5 players, everything you need will be provided, from 1 to 4:30 p.m.
Dealers’ room closes at 5 p.m.
Carpool to Giordano’s Pizza, 17W280 W22nd St. (Cermak Road three blocks west of Route 83) for pizza meal at 6 p.m.
Joint Chicago Muckers/National Capital Panthans meeting, 7:30 in Giordano's

Friday, June 14:
Dealers’ room opens at 10
Demonstration of John Carter role-playing game from 10 to 11 a.m. at John Carter of Mars Facebook gaming group table in the dealers room
How to write a JCoM’s Adventure using the JCoM’s Narrators Toolkit, Pulp Fiction at its Finest;” from 11 a.m. to noon at JCM table in the dealers room
JANES (Just Another Neglected ERB Spouse) optional trips; list to be given out at registration
A Beginners Game of JCoM “Panthans of Mars” maximum 5 players, everything you need will be provided from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at JCM table in the dealers room
Dealers’ room closes at 5 p.m.
Carpool to Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest from 6 to about 7:30
Supper on own, but group trip planned to Buona Beef, Cermak Road and Wolf Road  in Hillside

Saturday, June 15:
Dealers room opens at 10
Demonstration of John Carter of Mars role-playing game from 10 to 11 a.m. at John Carter of Mars Facebook gaming group table in the dealers room
Joe Jusko talk in dealers room at 11 a.m.
JANES optional trips; list to be given out at registration
A Beginners Game of JCoM “Assassins of Mars”, maximum 5 players, everything you need will be provided, from noon to 3 p.m.
Auction at 3 p.m. in dealers’ room
Dealers room must be empty at 5 p.m.
Banquet at 7 p.m. in Sawa’s Old Warsaw restaurant, 9200 W. Cermak Road, Broadview

Sunday, June 16:
Farewell banquet  from 8 to 11 a.m. in Atrium Café of DoubleTree by Hilton

Members of the John Carter of Mars & Tarzan & all ERB Gaming Group (on Facebook) will introduce and demonstrate the John Carter of Mars role-playing game from Modiphius Entertainment at the 2019 ECOF Gathering. All activities will be held in the gaming group’s table in the dealers room at the Oak Brook Ballrooms in the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel. A demonstration of the game will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. each day, Thursday through Saturday. Modiphius will introduce the game at 11 a.m. Thursday. “How to write a JCoM’s Adventure using the JCoM’s Narrators Toolkit, Pulp Fiction at its Finest;” will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Friday. A beginner’s game, maximum of five players, will be held each afternoon, focusing each of the days progressively on “Survivors of Mars,” “Panthans of Mars” and “Assassins of Mars.” Everything needed will be provided.
 THE OAKDALE AFFAIR Exclusive 2019 ECOF Print :: 11"x17" Limited to 100 prints. They will be made available first at the ECOF and the remainder will be made available on various ERB pages the following week. They are 30 dollars each.

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NOTE: One T-Shirt comes free with Registration
Cost stated above is for ordering additional T-Shirts
NOTE: T-Shirt sizes and orders must be provided by July 16

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The Burroughs Bibliophiles and Cajun Coast Visitors & Convention Bureau
celebrate the 100th anniversary of the release of Tarzan of the Apes,
a 1918 American action adventure silent film directed by Scott Sidney
starring Elmo Lincoln, Enid Markey, George B. French and Gordon Griffith.
It was the first Tarzan film ever made and is based on
Edgar Rice Burroughs’ original novel Tarzan of the Apes

Thursday, 2 August
9:00 – 11:00 – Set up, Conference Registration
11:00 – 1:00 – Hotel check in, dine around lunch
1:00 -1:30 – Welcome - Connection to Burroughs for Morgan City
1:30 - 2:15 – Discussion - Current ERB Events
2:15 – 2:30 - Break
2:30 – 3:30 - Speaker - Al Bohl
3:30 – 4:30 – Speaker - Henry Franke III
5:30 – 6:30 – Welcome Social
6:30 pm – Dine Around

Friday, 3 August
9:00 – Dealer Room Open
10:00 – 11:00 – Speaker – Scott Tracy Griffin
11:30 – 1:00 – Lunch Dine Around
1:00 – 2:00 – Panel Discussion
2:00 – 3:00 – Speaker - Win Scott Eckert
3:00 – 3:15 – Break
3:15 – Auction
5:00 – Dealer Room Closes
6:00 – Dine Around

Saturday, 4 August
9:00 – Dealer Room Open
9:30 – Option 1 Swamp Tour or Self-Guided Movie Location Driving Tour
11:30 – Option 2 Swamp Tour or Self-Guided Movie Location Driving Tour
Lunch – Dine Around
2:00 – King & Queen of the Louisiana Jungle – Costume/Yell Contest (Open to Public)
6:00 – Banquet Café Jo Jo’s
8:00 – Board of Directors Meeting

Sunday, 5 August
7:30 - until – Farewell Breakfast

Guest Speakers:
Just added to the 2018 Dum Dum roster!

Edgar Rice Burroughs Amateur Press Association founder and
"Forgotten Tales of Love and Murder" publisher
John Guidry will be in attendance!
Al Bohl
Al is an award winning artist, writer and filmmaker with over 40 years of experience. Bohl released his feature documentary “Tarzan: Lord of the Louisiana Jungle” and a re-edit of the original 1918 classic silent film “Tarzan of the Apes.”  Al has worked in the entertainment business through book and magazine publishing, advertising, marketing, music and filmmaking.  His textbook, “Guide to Cartooning” is used in public schools in the United States.  He continues to work in film and is currently writing a new Zaanan book in the series entitled, "Zaanan: The Mermen of Immersia" and also working on a children's book called, "De Trouble Wit' Monkeys." Al Bohl developed and teaches the GEN4 Animation Course for the Talented Arts Program of the Bossier Parish School system. 

Scott Tracy Griffin
Scott Tracy Griffin is the author of Tarzan on Film (Titan Books, 2016), a lavishly illustrated history of the renowned franchise, which began in 1918 with Tarzan of the Apes and continues through 2016’s The Legend of Tarzan. Griffin’s previous book, Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration (Titan Books, 2012), was a 2013 Locus Award finalist for Best Art Book.

Griffin’s career as a writer, pop culture historian, and consultant began in 1993. Print publications for which Griffin has written include Cinefantastique, FilmFax, Femme Fatales, The Burroughs Bulletin, Mississippi Magazine, and AlterEgo.  His online editorial contributions have been featured in the Huffington Post, Amazon’s Hollywonk, Aintitcool.com, MTV Geek, Flavor Wire, Man of La Book, and List.co.uk.

He has served as a consultant and on-camera interviewee for numerous Tarzan documentaries, including Arts & Entertainment Biography’s Tarzan: The Legacy of Edgar Rice Burroughs (1996); Canadian InformAction’s Investigating Tarzan (1997); London Weekend Television’s In Search of Tarzan (1999); Tarzan: Silver Screen King of the Jungle (2004); the award-winning Tarzan, Lord of the Louisiana Jungle (2012); and Tarzan Revisited (2017).

A resident of Southern California, Griffin graduated from Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi with a Bachelor’s degree in sociology. He is currently enrolled in the MBA program at California State University Los Angeles and serves as the Director of Special Projects for Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

Henry G. Franke III
Henry Franke is the Editor of The Burroughs Bibliophiles, the non-profit literary society devoted to the life and works of Edgar Rice Burroughs.  The Bibliophiles publishes The Burroughs Bulletin journal and The Gridley Wave newsletter.  Henry is just the third editor of The Burroughs Bulletin since it was first published in 1947.  He was the Contributing Editor and penned the introductions for IDW Publishing’s Library of American Comics archival series reprinting Russ Manning’s Tarzan daily and Sunday newspaper comic strips.  Volume 1 won the 2014 Eisner Award for Best Archival Collection – Strips.  He has written articles and other book introductions on Tarzan comic books and strips for TwoMorrows Publishing, Titan Books, and Library of American Comics.  Henry was the Official Editor of the Edgar Rice Burroughs Amateur Press Association (ERBapa) in 1994-1996 and 2004.  He served in the U.S. Army from 1977 to 2009 and is now a government civilian employee of the U.S. Army.

Win Scott Eckert
Win Scott Eckert is an expert on famed science fiction writer Philip José Farmer, including Farmer’s connections to Edgar Rice Burroughs and Tarzan. Eckert contributed a new foreword the 2006 edition of Farmer’s well-known fictional biography, Tarzan Alive: A Definitive Biography of Lord Greystoke (University of Nebraska/Bison Books) and played a key role in bringing Farmer’s authorized novel, Tarzan and the Dark Heart of Time (Meteor House), back into print in 2018.

Eckert is the coauthor with Farmer of the Pat Wildman novel The Evil in Pemberley House, and the coauthor with Farmer of the forthcoming fourth novel in Farmer’s Secrets of the Nine series, The Monster on Hold. He has written short stories and novels featuring many popular characters, including Zorro, The Avenger, The Phantom, The Lone Ranger, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Honey West, T.H.E. Cat, Hareton Ironcastle, Captain Midnight, The Green Ghost, Sexton Blake, The Domino Lady, Doc Ardan, and Sherlock Holmes. Find Win online at winscotteckert.com and @woldnewton (Twitter).

Set up of dealers’ room will be Thursday, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and the auction will take place at 3:15 p.m.
The dealer room will reopen Saturday at 9 a.m. until all dealer materials must be removed from the room by 5 p.m. on Saturday.

The registration fee is $105.00.
Not included in registration cost:
Dealer tables are $15.00 each for the weekend.
Additional banquet tickets for significant others are available at $35.00 each.
T-shirts are free with registration: pre-order S-XL ~ XXL-XXXL
Cost for additional T-Shirts is $20.00: S-XL ~ $25.00: XXL-XXXL
NOTE: T-Shirt sizes and orders must be provided by July 16
Optional swamp tours $35.00 per person.

Mail/email or fax registration form and payment or call to register:
Cajun Coast Visitors & Convention Bureau/Tarzan
P.O. Box 2332
Morgan City, LA 70381
Fax: (985) 380-2876
Payment: credit cards, cash, check or money order

• Registration not confirmed until payment is received
• Upon receipt of registration and payment confirmation will be mailed
• Refunds for optional swamp tours will be given only if tour is canceled due to weather.

2018 Dum Dum in the news!
"The Chamber, Cajun Coast and others have been making plans to commemorate the
100th anniversary of the silent film 'Tarzan [of the Apes],'
which was filmed around Morgan City and became
the first of many film adaptations of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ adventure classic."
Read the News Story HERE

Host Hotel:

Clarion Hotel & Conference Center
520 Roderick Street, Morgan City, LA  70380
(985) 385-2200
If calling to make reservations,
please mention that you are with the Dum Dum Convention.

A look at the previous celebration in Morgan City
will give some idea of what the area has to offer.
Erbzine.com Homepage
Official Edgar Rice Burroughs Tribute and Weekly Webzine Site
Since 1996 ~ Over 15,000 Webpages in Archive

Click for larger images

The venue of the event is the Disciples Church located in a store front in a strip mall about a 2 minute walk from the Folsom Hilton Garden Inn (the official hotel of the ECOF). 
Directions to the Hilton Garden Inn, 221 Iron Point Road,
- Folsom, CA, 95630 ~ (916) 353-1717
- From HWY 50 take the Folsom Blvd exit. 
- Coming from the east, this is the first exit after the Prairie City exit. 
- Coming from the west, this the first exit after the Hazel Ave. exit.
- Turn left onto Folsom Blvd at the first traffic light after exiting HWY 50.
- Turn right at the first traffic light onto Iron Point Road.
- The Hilton Garden Inn will be on your right shortly.

The address of the church is 281 Iron Point Road, Folsom, CA, 95630. 
We have rented two very large rooms, 
one for the dealer and artist tables and 
one for the presentations, auction, and panels.

Dealer set-up starts on Thursday, May 17, at noon. 
Dealers may also set up on Friday and Saturday mornings at 8 AM. 
We need all dealers with their goods and other attendees to vacate the church by 9 PM on Saturday night.
Dealers will need to bring their own table covers. 
Also, please bring some extra covers to cover your merchandise if you leave the table
and when you leave at the end of the day when the room is locked for the night.

Remember to bring your James Rollins books for signing. 
We are proud to have Mr. Rollins as our guest of honor and he is scheduled to sign on both Friday and Saturday.

The event schedule is attached so take a look and note that we have some great things planned such as a presentation by our guest of honor; a talk by the President of Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc., Jim Sullos, on future happenings in the ERB world; movies, and much more.

There is also a plan to have a hand-picked selection of vintage serials, shorts and tv shows screened after dinner on Friday night.

If you have any questions feel free to email or call Don Gray at (916) 933-8050 or dgrayjr@sbcglobal.net

Use this private website to reserve ECOF 2018 rooms:
Don Gray e-Mail

The Florence-Lauderdale Library in Florence, Alabama
will host a free screening and discussion of
"Tarzan's New York Adventure" (1942)
on Sunday, November 12, 2017, at 2 p.m.

 Author Martin Powell and his wife, Stained Glass Artist, Leia Powell,
will discuss Edgar Rice Burroughs,
their association with the Burroughs family, and will introduce the film.

For more details, call the library at 256-764-6564 or Pillar of Fire at 256-366-4512.

For more background on this 1942 Tarzan film visit the ERBzine Silver Screen Series:


2017 ECOF
Irving, Texas ~ June 8-11, 2017
Hosted by the HELL'S BENDERS
The Latest word from Jim Goodwin:
Buddy Saunders will be premiering his new book, "Tarzan and the Cannibal King"
 Bob Zeuschner will be there with his new Bibliography
Joe Lukes will be premiering his new bibliography:
"The Descriptive Bibliography of the Grosset and Dunlap Reprints."
This book is revised and enlarged to include all variants of the G&Ds.

The guests of honor are still in negotiation.
The Saturday night banquet will be (what else) Barbeque.
There probably will be more than three books premiered at the ECOF.
All registrants will receive a leather name badge.

Contact Jim Goodwin by phone at:

ECOF - 2017 will be held at the DFW (Dallas-Fort Worth) Airport North Marriott,
8440 Freeport Pkwy, Irving, Texas 75038.  972-929-8800

We have reserved almost 3000 sf of meeting space and
have negotiated a rate of $89/night for ECOF attenders.
The hotel is located 5 miles northeast of the DFW Airport
and provides a complimentary 24-hour shuttle to and from DFW Airport which is three miles away.
Reservations must be made by May 18, 2017 to receive this special pricing.
The hotel is providing our group complimentary WiFi and parking and
the hotel amenities include 2 urban restaurant/bars serving American cuisine,
a fitness center, a business center, a hot tub, and both an indoor and an outdoor pool.

View in Larger PDF Format HERE

To reserve your room, call the hotel at 972-929-8800 and
tell them you are with the ECOF group and wish to receive the group rate.

Full Registration Information:
Contact Jim Goodwin by phone at:


Mikerocosmos Contents

Excerpt from Who—What—Why— 
     by Caz [Camille Cazedessus, Jr.] 
     and Steve [Steven Ellis], ERB-dom #6
The History of Life on Barsoom
The Art of Jetan
Five Barsoomian Maps- Commentary
Map References 
Five Barsoomian Maps 
     -Apologia For ERB-dom’s Barsoomian Map
Burroughs’ Torture Chambers 
     or The Fiendish Side of ERB 
A Journey Through Caspak
Swords Against ERB 
Literature and ERB
The Prophetic Side of ERB
To Tars Tarkas 
The Forgotten Sea of Mars- In Retrospect
Correspondence by the Readers
The Problem of Timelessness
The Untold Tales of Pellucidar
The Satiric Side of ERB 
Edgar Rice Burroughs 
Tarzan: Biography of a Cultured Anthropoid
Return of the Heretic #1 
Return of the Heretic #2 
Return of the Heretic #3 
Return of the Heretic #4 
Return of the Heretic #6–7
Return of the Heretic #8–9
The Lord of the Jungle - From Adventures
Introduction to The Land That Time Forgot 
     - Burroughs and Caspak
Flower Children of Mars 
     by Mike Resnick and M. Shayne Bell
Introduction to Tarzan Alive 
ERB: The Man Who Held the Hero’s Horse 
A Princess of Earth 
***  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 chiefjoseph1877@sbcglobal.net 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 jthev@aol.com
***    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:
* 10 a.m.: Registration starts in the dealers room or as soon as table setup is finished. 
* 3 p.m.: Guest of Honor Robert Garcia will interview Jim Sullos, president of ERB Inc., on publishing being done by the company
* 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:
* Noon: Christopher Paul Carey will discuss the Opar novels he has continued from Philip Jose Farmer
* 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.: Burroughs Bibliophiles 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
* 3 p.m.: Author Michael A. Sanford will discuss his book “Tarzan on the Precipice” being published by ERB Inc.
* 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.: Banquet in Maria’s Italian Restaurant, 1591 Division 
          Our speakers  include GoHs Mike Resnick, Bob Garcia, Jan Novak Dressel and others

Sunday, Aug. 7:
* 6 a.m. and on: Farewell breakfast in the breakfast room of the Quality Inn until the room closes. Guests not staying in the Quality Inn but wish to join us will be asked to pay a $5 fee to cover the cost of their breakfast. Thank you!

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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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 ERBzine.com:
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: erbzine.com/dumdum/
and one can register directly at the 
ERB, Inc. website: edgarriceburroughs.com

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.


Dum Dum 2015 Schedule 
Andrews Memorial Town Hall
54 East Main Street
Clinton, CT 06413
Meet Peggy Adler: Wikipedia
Updates from Peggy
Come to Dum Dum 2015, August 20-23, at Andrew Memorial Town Hall in Clinton, Connecticut and meet the author and the illustrator of the first new Tarzan novel in years .... as well as members of the Burroughs family and the President of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc and his Executive Assistant.
Written by the prolific adventure writer, Will Murray (William Patrick Murray), author of "The Wild Adventures of Doc Savage" series, "Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don" is an authorized sequel to one of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ most celebrated Tarzan novels, "Tarzan the Terrible" and is published by Altus Press.
“Having been an Edgar Rice Burroughs fan since 1968,” says Murray, “the opportunity to bring this iconic character back to life means a great deal to me. I’ve pulled out all the stops to faithfully replicate the storytelling style of the great Edgar Rice Burroughs and recreate the original era of 'Tarzan of the Apes'.”
Jim Sullos, President of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., who will be at the Dum Dum as well, notes, “We couldn’t be more pleased to have such a talented writer as Will Murray write a sequel to one of Mr. Burroughs’ Tarzan novels. The pace is fast and the suspense never lets up, just what a reader expects when following the adventures of our Ape-Man.”
"Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don" features a magnificent cover illustration by award-winning artist Joe DeVito, who also executes the covers for Altus Press’ "Wild Adventures of Doc Savage" series.
“It is always a treat painting covers for Will’s Doc Savage adventure yarns,” says DeVito. “And now, Tarzan, the granddaddy of all the great action-adventure characters. After sculpting the Centennial Tarzan statue for ERB, Inc. in 2012, I was hoping to get a crack at a Tarzan painting as well. This book provided an opportunity to combine them both!”
"Tarzan: Return to Pal-ul-don" will be released in paperback in June, to be followed by a deluxe hardcover edition with a wraparound cover. The deluxe edition will also contain a bonus Tarzan short story by Gary A. Buckingham, entitled “Tarzan and the Secret of Katanga” -- a sequel, which ties into the lead novel. Both will be available at Dum Dum 2015.

About Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.:
Founded in 1923 by Edgar Rice Burroughs, as one of the first authors to incorporate himself, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. holds numerous trademarks and the rights to all literary works of the author still protected by copyright, including stories of Tarzan of the Apes and John Carter of Mars. The company has overseen every adaptation of his literary works in film, television, radio, publishing, theatrical stage productions, licensing and merchandising. The company is still a very active enterprise and manages and licenses the vast archive of Mr. Burroughs’ literary works, fictional characters and corresponding artworks that have grown for over a century. The company continues to be owned by the Burroughs family and remains headquartered in Tarzana, California, the town named after the Tarzana Ranch Mr. Burroughs purchased there in 1918 which led to the town’s future development.
Along with ERB,, Inc's President, Jim Sullos presence at Dum Dum 2015, there will be his Executive Assistant, Cathy Mann Wilbanks -- and three member of ERB's family: Linda Burroughs and her two daughters, Llana Jane Burroughs & Dejah Burroughs.

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 (Auditorium)
6:00 pm, Dinner on your own (see EDC Restaurant Guide) 

7:30 pm, Video Tribute to Denny Miller (Auditorium)

Saturday, August 22: 
Breakfast on your own (see EDC Restaurant Guide) 
9:00 am - 12:00 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) 
2:45 pm, Dum Dum Drawing for Kids,  3 – 13 years old (Green Room)
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Public Auction of ERB memorabilia (Green Room)  (Bill Ross auctioneer “extraordinairre”)
4:00 pm, Historic House Walk (Clinton Placemakers)
6:00 pm, Cash Bar & Banquet (Clinton Country Club/128 Old Post Road aka Rte 145) 
> 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award, posthumously, to Denny Miller
> Golden Lion Awards: Jake (Buddy) Saunders & Jim Gerlach
> Introduction of Jamie Corcoran & Amber Vuilleumier, winners of Clinton’s high school’s ERB Art Contest
> 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

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. (http://www.theatricalanimals.com/)
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.  (http://www.jdevito.com/
*6) Jim Gerlach: Editor of the special new authorized BACK TO THE STONE AGE edition of ERB's classic novel - printed from the original G&D plates and with new art - will talk about Grosset & Dunlap and Edgar Rice Burroughs Past and Present. 
*7) Scott Tracy Griffin: Author, “Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration”; ERB Historian; actor.  (http://scotttracygriffin.com/
*8) Michael R. Hudson: publisher and book producer; owner of Sequential Pulp Comics and Raven's Head Press (http://sequentialpulpcomics.com/).
*9) Diana Leto: Illustrator, on-line ERB comic strip “Cavegirl”; “My Little Pony”; and Sesame Street Workshop (http://www.dianaleto.com/
10) Nancy Miller is Denny Miller’s widow.  http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denny_Miller
11) Pocho Morrow, widow of Gray Morrow (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Will_Murray
*13) Jake (Buddy) Saunders: “The Martian Legion”; Lone Star Comics on-line (http://www.mycomicshop.com/; http://www.themartianlegion.com/) and
*14) Alexander Simmons: Writer, “Tarzan” Sunday comic strip; “Archie”, et al
http://www.SimmonsHereAndNow.com; http://www.KidsComicCon.com and
15) Jim Sullos: President of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. (http://www.edgarriceburroughs.com/)
16) Cathy Mann Wilbanks: Executive Assistant & Archivist. @ Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. (http://www.edgarriceburroughs.com/)
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. (http://www.thomasyeates.com/)

Peggy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peggy_Adler

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

Friday, August 21st:
10:00am: Jim Gerlach will talk about Grosset & Dunlap and Edgar Rice Burroughs Past and Present. 
11:00am: Alexander Simmons: "Tarzan, Love of a Darker Land"
Author, Tarzan Sunday Newspaper Strip; Archie
1:00pm: 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 ( www.southwest.com ~ sign up for their e-mails); and Jet Blue (www.jetblue.com ~ 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! http://clintonctedc.com/index.html

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 (http://britishart.yale.edu/) ; the Yale Art Gallery (http://artgallery.yale.edu/)  and the Peabody Museum of Natural History (http://peabody.yale.edu/) (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 (http://www.mysticseaport.org/ ); Mystic Aquarium (http://www.mysticaquarium.org/); Essex Steam Train (www.essexsteamtrain.com/); 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 (http://www.goodspeed.org) 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 (http://www.rjjulia.com/).  And the fabulous Book Barn @ Niantic is just a few miles to the East, off  I-95 (http://www.bookbarnniantic.com/).


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 tyner@taliesan.com .  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 www.rockvillehotel.com. 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 www.rockvillehotel.com
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 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:

To register at the LaSalle Hotel, 120 S. Main St. Bryan, TX 
for the $90 special rate you need to call 979-822-2000 
and mention DumDum to get this rate as long as rooms are available 
but only by June 30.

THURSDAY: July 31 

4-6 pm:
       * Registration at the LaSalle Hotel, 120 S. Main St. Bryan - hotel lobby
       * Cost is $45 for registrants and $15 for spouse (barbeque). 
       * To receive registration packet please pay Brad Vinson, 921 N. Rosemary Dr. Bryan 77802.
       * Tables are included in the registration fee.
6:00 pm: Greet and meet in hotel restaurant to decide to eat there or visit other dining choices.  Information will be in registration packet.
8:30: Burroughs Bibliophile Board meeting in the board room located in the basement of the hotel. 
       * Set up for the Huckster room is at the same location (adjoining room) and can be done at this time. 
       * Procedure is to get the key from the front desk and return it there.  Future meeting sites will be given.

FRIDAY: August 1

        * Hot breakfast served until 9am
 9:00 am: Huckster room opens for business 9-5 (closed at noon hour)  Setup can be done earlier that morning.
      * Opening presentation by Buddy Saunders about the new ERB book/Buddy Saunders book, "The Martian Legions: The Quest for Xonthron", published by Russ Cochran.
12 noon:  Closed for lunch  Visit art galleries
1:15 reopen
1:30:  Presentation of "The Passing of My Pal Bill" of ERB's western poem from The Bandit of  Hell's Bend.
4:00: Auction benefiting Burroughs Bibliophiles.
5:30/6:00: Dinner on your own 

SATURDAY: August 2

9:00 am:  Hot breakfast buffet closes
9:30: Leave for Texas A&M campus. 
      * We have scheduled a visit to the Science Fiction and Fantasy Research Collection at Cushing Memorial Library and Archives. 
      * Larry Mitchell, the director will open especially for our group.  Jeremy Brett will do the tour.  An extensive exhibit on World War I can be seen in the lobby and 2nd floor.
       * Lunch on your own- on campus/ recommend the many restaurants along University Dr. E afterwards
2:00: Visit Brad's collection-directions given that morning with transportation arranged.
5:00: Texas barbeque at the home of Brad and Pat Vinson.  Seating for 42+.

SUNDAY: August 3

        * Farewell breakfast- LaSalle breakfast buffet
The Vinsons' 2014 Texas Dum-Dum will be of special interest to all
Not only will Brad's marvelous art collection be featured
. . . but also . . .
Dela White will be bringing a huge selection of original art from 
the incredible White Collection.
This will include drawings and paintings by
St. John, Whelan, Manning, Marsh, Krenkel, and more.

2013 Dum-Dum Schedule
August 8-11, 2013

Thursday, August 8

3:00pm – Hilton Garden Inn Airport check-in – main lobby 
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm Dum-Dum registration – Hilton Garden Inn -- Suites Lobby 
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm (bar closes) – Gen5 Gridley Wave exchanges – Suites Lobby 

Friday, August 9

All day  – Hilton Garden Inn check-in – main lobby 
8:00 am – 5:00 pm  --  Dum-Dum Registration  -- Chao Auditorium 
9:45 am – Carrie Daniels, Director, Archives and Special Collections, Ekstrom Library Archives and Special Collections, or “ASC, formed January in 2013 uniting the Burroughs and other rare books collections with University Archives, Digital Initiatives, and Photographic Archives. 
10:00 am –  Panel A - Guest of Honor Introduction by Joan Bledig 
        Presentation by Dr. Philip J. Currie – Chao Auditorium 

 11:00 am –  Panel B – Presentation by Dr. D.J. Howell “Can Tarzan be called a literary classic?” – Chao Auditorium 
Noon to 4:30 pm – Ekstrom Library  ERB Collection tours by appointment 
      Note: requires timed tickets at 15 minute intervals – preference given to those who have never seen the Collection (on your honor now!)
12:00 pm – Lunch on your own – e.g. Student Union cafeteria or local joints 
1:30 pm – Panel C –  “What’s the BB’s bucket list?”  moderated by Quaestor & J the V. 
      Forum for workable solutions from the BB members on how to proceed in our fan-driven non-profit organization’s future. 
3:00 pm – BB Board of Directors meeting
5:00 pm – Ekstrom Library closed
6:00 pm – Organized dutch-treat dinner in Freedom Hall at Cardinal Hall of Fame Café (next to hotel) 
    Speaker: Lane Batot, "African Adventures With Jane Goodall" or "How I got to REALLY play Tarzan with great apes in an African forest" 
8:30 pm – Joint Mucker/Panthans Meeting – Hilton Garden Inn 
10:00 pm – Huckster room set-up – Metropolitan Ballroom 

Click images above to see our Phil Currie Collages

Saturday, August 10

All day – Hilton Garden Inn check-in – Main Lobby 
All day – Dum-Dum registration – Metropolitan Ballroom 
8:00 am – Huckster Room open – Metropolitan Ballroom
Concurrent discussion groups
 10:00 am – Commentary from Josh Kushins on his book “Art of John Carter”
 11:00 am -  Martin Powell  on  “ERB Comic Strip Writing”
12:00 pm – Lunch with colleagues at local restaurants 
2:30 pm – Auction benefiting Burroughs Bibliophiles -- Auctioneer Bill Ross 
5:00 pm – Huckster Room closed 
6:30 pm – Attitude Adjustment 
7:30 pm – Burroughs Bibliophiles Dum-Dum Banquet 
  “Audio Greetings from the Jungle”
               Guest of Honor Dr. Philip J. Currie
    “Pand and Ara” from Tublat (GTM) (check with the Ape/English dictionary for translation) 
    Burroughs Bibliophiles Awards and Presentations

Click image above to see the full George T. McWhorter Collage

Sunday, August 11

9:00 am – Farewell Breakfast (informal gathering in hotel restaurant) 

Events to be held at the 

Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Airport, 
2735 Crittenden Drive, 
Louisville, KY 40209 
(telephone 502.637.2424)
Preview available at www.louisvilleairport.hgi.com
Room rate is $94.00 single/double. 
Registration fee of $85 includes goodies, huckster room browsing and panel/chat discussions and banquet.  All hotel events are held in the Metropolitan Ballroom. 

Ekstrom Library Rare Books Department is the site of Friday’s events. 




ECOF 2013 dates are May 17-18-19 in Morris, Illinois
Morris is about 60 miles southwest of Chicago, at the junction of Interstate 80 and Illinois Route 47. The Muckers are hosting. Mike Hoffman has accepted to be our guest of honor. Registration rate is $70.

If you plan on attending, book your room at the Quality Inn, 200 Gore Road, Morris, Illinois, 60450, 815-942-6600. A small block of rooms is being held for us until April 15th. Book under the event code "The Muckers" for an $85 plus tax room rate, single, double, or triple occupancy. This is $10 less than their normal rate. If 4 persons will be occupying one room, the hotel will charge an additional $6 for the room. The hotel offers a free hot breakfast entry along with standard continental breakfast fare as well as free wi-fi. I recommend you book early as our event will coincide with graduation time in the area.

There is a restaurant/bar consession in the building which opens at 4 p.m. Drinks purchased there can be brought into the hotel breakfast area. No liquor can be brought in from the outside. Also, there is a Chili's and an IHOP within walking distance from the hotel.

Huckster room setup will start at 8 a.m. Friday morning. We must be out of the room Saturday by 4 p.m. The Saturday evening "banquet" (party) will be from 5 till 10:30 p.m. at the Lakewood Trails Clubhouse in Minooka, about 15 minutes east of the hotel. A Sunday morning farewell breakfast will be at the hotel. For folks who can dally after the convention, there will be a post-convention get-together at the home of J the V with an opportunity to view her collection.

Click to see the Mike Hoffman Collage

The 2012 Annual ECOF
March 2nd and 3rd, Tarzana, California
Celebrating the Opening of the Disney John Carter Film
 Downloadable Registration Form


Click for larger screen images
Open PDF version

You can register online for the event at http://www.edgarriceburroughs.com,
or you can mail your check and completed registration form to
ERB, Inc.
P.O. Box 570277
Tarzana, California 91357

Featured at our John Carter Film News Site
ERB, Inc. and Burroughs Family at

The John Carter Hollywood Premiere
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The 100 Year Celebration
Monday, 27 February 2012,  BBC Radio 4 will broadcast "Tarzan: Lord of the Jungle," with James Sullos of ERB, Inc., Desmond Morris, and Jeffrey Richards. 

The broadcast time is 16:00 GMT, and will be available on the BBC website.  BBC Radio usually makes their programs available for 7 days after the initial broadcast, though some are available for longer.  The program can also be accessed through BBC iPlayer. ~ www.bbc.co.uk/radio4 ~  Also try http://bbc.in/xzEk0a


MEET ROBIN AT THE 2012 TARZANA ECOF : Saturday 9:30 am
Author of JANE:  The Woman Who Loved Tarzan
Robin will be giving a multi-media presentation:

"Tribute to Tarzan and Jane -- The First Hundred Years."
"My next novel – it won’t be published till September 2012, is JANE:  The Woman Who Loved Tarzan.  It’s set in 1912 and it’s fiction, so I suppose it could be considered historical fiction.  But it was written (with the full authorization and support of the Edgar Rice Burroughs Estate) as a Tarzan classic.  It's the first novel in the ERB Tarzan franchise to be penned by a woman, and the first of the series written from Jane’s point of view.  It crosses several genres (adventure, sci-fi/fantasy, romance, and women’s literature), but at its heart it is, like all my other books, the story of a strong, fabulous woman who stands tall under extraordinary circumstances." INTERVIEW ~ Robin Maxwell

Read the Feature Article in Bridgewater Magazine  ~ Winter 2012 Issue 

Jim Sullos

Casper van Dien

John Carter

Lydie Denier

Ron Ely

JG Huckenpohler

Michael Sellers

Thomas Yeates

John Carter

Dan Parsons

Mary Burroughs

Joe Musso






Disney security tells us that getting onto the Disney lot for 
the special advance screening for John Carter 
will be similar to the security practices used when boarding an airplane.

ID will be required for everyone, a driver's license, a passport, a school ID, etc. 
No one under age 12 will be admitted.
Only those who ride the ECOF/SubERB buses will be admitted.
No one will be allowed to drive to the studio separately.

Hotel Information
The locus of ECOF activities will be the same hotel used in the 1996 and 1999 Dum-Dum events, namely the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills, close to Tarzana and the ERB, Inc. offices. The newly refurbished Warner Center Marriott hotel is set in the San Fernando valley, adjacent to Highway 101 (Ventura Freeway), approximately 40 minutes north of LAX, and approximately 25 minutes west of the Burbank airport.

The Warner Center Marriott Woodland Hills is located at
21850 Oxnard Street · Woodland Hills, California 91367 USA
An on-line link which will allow you to register at the Marriott can be found at
http://edgarriceburroughs.com/ at the bottom of the ECOF registration page
The Registration Page may be downloaded for mailing at:
(The  direct link to the Marriott is HERE)
Their Website provides maps and transportation information, photographs, local attractions, amenities, etc.

You can telephone the Marriott directly at (818) 887-4800.

To receive the group rate discount you must mention the ECOF or Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Special group rates are available for Friday March 2 and Saturday and March 3rd, and for early arrivals on both Wednesday, February 29th and Thursday, March 1st. Our special group rate is $109 per night plus the city tax of 15.6%. Overnight self-parking is at a discounted rate of $9 per car. If you choose to stay elsewhere, the Marriott charges $6 to park for the day plus 10% tax. Limited free street parking is available adjacent to the hotel.


Dum-Dum & ECOF Dossier
Annual gatherings of the Burroughs Bibliophiles
to celebrate the life and works of 
the Master of Fantasy Adventure:
Edgar Rice Burroughs


The 2011 Dum-Dum, sponsored by the National Capital Panthans, 
will be held on August 6-10, 
at the Clarion Inn, 1399 Bench Road, Pocatello, ID 83201, land line (208) 237-1400

 Program Cover and Book Bag Logo
click for full-screen images

2011 Dum-Dum Schedule
Saturday, August 6 
All day – Clarion Inn check-in [Front Desk in Main Lobby]  Site seeing all day on your own
5 – 8:00 pm – Dum-Dum Registration [Main Lobby]
7:00 pm  -- Informal Drop-in Chat session [Board Room]

Sunday, August 7 
All day – Clarion Inn check-in [Front Desk in Main Lobby]
8 - 5:00 pm – Dum-Dum Registration [Main Lobby]
8:00 am -- Huckster Room available for set-up  [Madeira Room]
9:00 am -- Huckster Room Open for Business
11 – 12 noon --  Panel A: “Whither For Art Thou, BBs?” Henry Franke, Colonel USA (RET), Editor & Publisher, Burroughs Bulletin  [Board Room] 
12:45 pm --  Lunch, Huckster Room closed 
1:45 pm -- Huckster Room open
2 - 3:00 pm -- Panel B:  “ERB in our Electronic Matrix,” Bill Hillman, assistant professor (retired), Information/Communication Technologies, Brandon University, Canada [Board Room]
5:00 pm -- Huckster Room closed
5:30 pm – Book/Museum Crawl
7:00 pm -- Dinner at local eatery in Pocatello
9:00 pm -- Pre-Midnight Madness -- BB, Inc. Board Meeting [Board Room]

Monday, August 8 
All day –  Clarion Inn check-in [Front Desk in Main Lobby]
9:00 am – Meet in lobby for all-day Burroughs Territory (Coach?) Trip, including
        Yale Ranch, Raft River, Rupert, Minidoka, Burley, Fort Hall Replica, and Historic Old Town Pocatello
6 – 8:00 pm – Dum-Dum Registration [Main Lobby]
7:00 pm  -- Informal Drop-in Chat session [Board Room] plus 
The Annual Muckers Jeopardy Contest featuring teams of well-known ERB scholars.
The theme for this 2011 show is WESTERNS with the topics:

Real Life Idaho
Girl from Hollywood/Minidoka/The Return of the Mucker
War Chief/Apache Devil
Bandit of Hell's Bend
Deputy Sheriff of Comanche County

Tuesday, August 9 
All day --  Clarion Inn Check-in [Front Desk in Main Lobby]
All day  -- Dum-Dum Registration [Main Lobby]
9:00 am -- Huckster Room open [Madeira Room]
11:00 – 12 noon -- Panel C:  “Poetry in Burroughs’ Universe,” Professor Stanley A. Galloway, Bridgewater College, VA, author of “The Teenage Tarzan.” 
[Board Room]
1:00 pm -- Lunch (Huckster Room closed)
1:45 pm -- Huckster Room open
2:00 pm -- Insanity Auction  to Benefit ERB Pundits  -- Auctioneer: Bill Ross
5:00 pm – Huckster Room closed
6:00 pm -- Attitude Adjustment in hotel ‘beverage stand”
7:00 pm – Annual Dum-Dum Celebratory Banquet
9:00 pm – Annual Mucker/Panthan joint meeting  [Board Room]

Wednesday, August 10 
8:00 am -- Farewell Breakfast (informal gathering on your own)
9:30 am – Sight-seeing day trip (on your own)

Event to be held at the Clarion Inn, 1399 Bench Road, Pocatello, ID 83201, land line (208)237-1400, http://www.clarionhotel.com/hotel-pocatello-idaho-ID057Room rates $66.00 inclusive single/double.  Each room has a hair dryer and iron. The hotel has a large indoor pool, a hot tub and a sauna for your enjoyment, as well as ping-pong and billiard tables.  Please call the Inn directly to make your reservation, citing “Edgar Rice Burroughs Bibliophiles” to get our room rate. Please be sure to specify “non-poolside” if you wish a quieter room in the afternoon and evening.

Registration $75.00 includes Burroughs Territory road trip guide, banquet, goodie bag, access to huckster room, panel/chat events and privilege of fondling all auction items.  Huckster events will be held in the Madeira Room (65’x20’-1,300 sq ft) which has wi-fi, and panels/meetings will be in the connecting Board Room. 

Huckster Room & Registration  20 feet in the Inn
Brass Rail Restaurant   50 feet in the Inn
Applebees Restaurant   block from the Inn
Perkins Family Restaurant  block from the Inn
The Sandpiper (seafood)   block from the Inn
Sizzler Steakhouse    0.5 mile
Bannock County Fairgrounds  1 mile
Chilis Restaurant    2.5 miles
Pine Ridge Mall    3 miles
Remo’s Italian Restaurant  3 miles
Fort Hall Replica    4 miles
Performing Arts Center   4 miles
Texas Roadhouse Restaurant  5 miles
Historic Old Town Pocatello  5 miles
Ross Park Zoo    5 miles
Fort Hall Casino    9 miles
Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Museum      9 miles
Idaho Potato Museum                         17 miles
Lava Hot Springs Spa                          40 miles
Museum of Idaho                                 45 miles
BBR45 National Lab-first reactor       62 miles
Craters of the Moon                             75 miles
Joan’s Montana Touchdown              122 miles
Yellowstone Park                               135 miles
Jackson Hole                                     137 miles


Our Dum-Dum starts off on Sunday with exploring (and buying) the treasures of the huckster room, two informative panels, afternoon book/museum crawl in historic Old Town Pocatello, Pokey dinner on your own and then the BB board meeting at 9 pm in the hotel’s Board Room for all attendees. 

Monday involves you with an all-day guided tour in an air-conditioned bus of Burroughs Territory including Yale, Raft River, Minidoka, Jerome, Burley, Rupert, the original Burroughs ranch, American Falls, and (if time) the Craters of the Moon and the Fort Hall Replica site.

Tuesday brings more huckster treasure hunt, another great panel, BB benefit auction, our grand banquet, ending with our traditional Mucker/Panthan joint meeting

Wednesday features our Farewell Breakfast followed by more sightseeing for those staying on in Idaho, especially as the Shoshone-Bannock Indian Festival kicks off on Thursday. 

Your registration fee of $75.00 includes the Burroughs Territory road trip guide, banquet, goodie bag, access to huckster room, panel/chat events and the privilege of fondling all auction items. Our registration form and program schedule are up on the web. All events will be held in the Madeira Room (65’x20’ - 1,300 sq ft) which, for you Gridley Wave enthusiasts, has wi-fi. BTW, the Clarion Inn is also HQ for Sho-Ban Festival celebrities so you might see the Head Man Dancer and members of the two Host Drums from the Northern Cree and Comanche tribes. 

Come join us in this area of ERB's early life and really take time to see the surrounding country. For further information, contact our organizers John Tyner tyner@taliesan.com and/or Joan Bledig jthev@aol.com

Since most folks will be taking time to sightsee in the general area (since the BBs have never ventured to Idaho for a meeting before) we invite you to check-in on Saturday and get settled in Pocatello or “Pokey” and share tales on Saturday night. If you are flying, best and least-expensive suggestion is to fly to Salt Lake City and rent a car for the three hour drive to Pokey. One can fly to Pokey from Salt Lake City but it is expensive.  Alternatively you could fly to Boise and drive down from there.   For those of you driving, I-15 and I-86 intersect outside of town. 

Registration | Schedule

Darwin Would be Proud
Dum-Dum 2010

ERB's house is the same - but the faces of the mangani have changed
Dum-Dums through the years captured by the time camera of Jairo and Adriana Uparella


3320 Dum-Dum 2010 Overview I 3321 2010 Overview II 3322 2010 Arrival 3323 2010 Spannrafts | II
3324 2010: Chicago Blues 3325 2010 Dealers | Huckster Wares 3326 2010 Oak Park I | II 3327 2010 Banquet | II | Awards
3328 2010 Special Events 3329 Farewell Breakfast | Picnic 3157 Oak Park News I 3158 Oak Park News II
ERBzine 3333: LIFE
ERBzine 3334: WORKS
ERBzine 3335: FILM
ERB Museum At Pleasant Home: 2005 Visit

Blues Jam: Bob | Tom | Bill
ERBzine 3324
Dum-Dum 2010
Blues Jam at Spannrafts' and 
Rockin' at Kingston Mines Blues Club

Kingston Mines Blues Club
Coming Soon:
More Dum-Dum 2010 Photo Journal Coverage
Watch the PanthanPress Promo Video

ECOF 2010 ~ June 4-6
Baltimore Area and Shenandoah Caverns, Virginia
Photos from Jonathan Hart and John Tyner
 Photos from Jim Hadac

2009 Dum-Dum
Was held in Dayton, Ohio ~ August 13-16
Guest of Honor: Pete Ogden ~ Host Richard Spargur
See the Events, Attendees and hundreds of photos at
Hillman 2009 Dum-Dum Photo Galleries
CONTENTS | I | II | III | IV | V | VI | VII | VIII | IX | X | XI
Mickey Burwell Photo Gallery

ECOF 2009 ~ El Dorado Hills, California
Hosted by Don Gray was held in May 29-31, 2009
See the poster HERE
A Photo Tour by Cathy Wilbanks and Janet Mann
Gallery I: Bob Zeuschner Photos
Gallery II: John Martin Photos
Gallery III: Huck Huckenpohler
Gallery IV: John Pappas
Gallery V: Huck Huckenpohler II
Gallery VI: Stan Galloway

View all the Dum-Dum 2008 Features in ERBzine

See the full ECOF poster HERE

See the full ECOF poster HERE
View the Mike Grell Poster in Full Size HERE

* NOTE: Author Mike Chapman has joined our Guest of Honour line-up.
See more information below.
* NOTE: Artist Mike Hoffman has joined our Guest of Honour line-up.
See more information below.

* NOTE: Mike Grell is one of this year's Guests of Honour and 
is doing special artwork just for the ECOF.
Art prints will be available.* For spouses who come only to the barbeque and banquet the price is $25 for the banquet
(the barbeque is free and on me)
* Also there are only 11 tables for the dealers left, they are free with paid membership to the ECOF 
but first come — 6 tables are already taken.
The dealers room is free and open to anyone.
Memorial Day Weekend - May 26-29

Rudy Sigmund has just announced his plans for ECOF 2011 which will be held during the US Memorial Day Weekend in MINNEAPOLIS at the BLOOMINGTON AIRPORT HOLIDAY INN on I-35. The hotel is holding a package of 35 rooms until May 10, at the rate of $76. The hotel phone number is 952.703.7526, but "ECOF" should be mentioned when booking, since the normal rates are $95-$150. The hotel is just 10 minutes from the airport and they have hourly airport shuttle service. They also have shuttle to the MALL OF AMERICA which is only seven minutes away.

THURSDAY: For early arrivals there will be a guided tour to some of the most unique used and collectible bookstores in the twin cities, followed by a gathering at the Mall of America. In addition to the huge array of shops on five levels, the Mall has an indoor theme park, 24-plex movie theatre, huge aquarium, mini golf, live butterfly walk-through, etc.

FRIDAY: The dealer room will be open all day and closing in the evening for a barbaque picnic at MINNIHAHA FALLS PARK by the Mississippi River near downtown. The falls is nearly 60 feet high and made famous by the poem "Song of Hiawatha."

SATURDAY: The dealer room will be open all day with an auction in the afternoon. The banquet will be held that night at poolside and the dealers room in the evening for socializing.

SUNDAY: A farewell breakfast will be available at the hotel and there will be discount tickets, including the monorail, for the MINNESOTA ZOO for those interested.


Mike Chapman
is the author of 22 books, including two books on movie Tarzans Herman Brix (aka Bruce Bennett) and Glenn Morris. He will have copies of his books for sale and the magazine Iowa History Journal with a long feature article on Jock Mahoney. Mike has been the host of  three Dum-Dums ( Dum-Dum 2008 | Dum-Dum 2004 ~ II )
Mike Hoffman
Mike has done amazing ERB-related and SF/Fantasy art for a long line of publications. His latest project is the publishing of a new edition of ERB's "Beware!" which he has also illustrated (see ERBzine 3372 ). 
Mike is also featured in ERBzine's ERB Artist Encyclopedia
Mike Grell
In the early 1980s, Grell illustrated the Tarzan newspaper strip (some of which were collected in Blackthorne Publishing’s “Comic-Strip Preserves” series in 1986). In 1999, Grell returned to the jungle with the 4-part comic series, “The Savage Heart,” published by Dark Horse Comics. He is also the creator of “The Warlord” series. Mike is featured in an ERBzine series starting at: ERBzine 2966
Mike is also featured in ERBzine's ERB Artist Encyclopedia
David Fury
Fury is best known as the author of “Kings of the Jungle,” as well as the definitive biographies of two Hollywood legends, Johnny Weissmuller and Maureen O’Sullivan. He will be on hand to sign copies of “Twice the Hero” and “No Average Jane,” and to unveil his latest project.

REGISTRATION FEE for the event is $65.
This will include the guided bookstore tour on Thusday, the barbeque picnic on Friday and the banquet on Saturday along with a packet with a pin, shirt and a special ECOF edition of a book on ERB with the guest author there to autograph it. 

Rudy Sigmund
1125 N. Broadway
Fargo, North Dakota  58102
Phone: 701.730.0465

Dum-Dum 2010
Watch the PanthanPress Promo Video

Chicago, IL ~ August 19-22

Best Western Chicago-Hillside, 4400 Frontage Road, Hillside, Illinois,
is the site of the 2010 Dum-Dum.
The 2010 Dum-Dum, organized by The Muckers, the Chicago chapter of the Burroughs Bibliophiles, will be held over four days, Aug. 19 to 22, 2010, at the Best Western Chicago-Hillside, 4400 Frontage Road, in Hillside, Illinois, a near western suburb of Chicago. Phone: 708.544.9300

The new, LOWER hotel room rate is $89 plus taxes. Check www.panthanpress.com/muckers  for updates on the convention and to provide feedback on the bulletin board.

The Best Western offers free shuttle service to and from only O'Hare Airport for its guests. Ask the hotel for more information when you make your reservation. Use code "Mucker Dum-Dum" when reserving your room at the Best Western Hillside.

Convention Cost: $120
Includes four days packed with activities ... a dealers’ room, Mucker Jeopardy, a panel discussion hosted by author Stephen Korshak, a reception at the site of the planned new ERB museum in Oak Park, a tour of homes where ERB lived and wrote some of his most thrilling adventures - followed with a reception at Pleasant Home, a banquet on Saturday night, and many hours of banter with fans. 

Attendees will receive a new hardcover edition of The Mucker -- containing both "The Mucker" and "The Return of the Mucker."

Spouse/Guest ticket: $50
Includes banquet ticket and other events. But we’re also planning pay-as-you-go activities around Chicago for spouses.


George McWhorter, curator of the Edgar Rice Burroughs Memorial Collection at the Ekstrom Library of the University of Louisville, has accepted the Muckers' offer to be Special Guest of Honour. 

Stephen D. Korshak, author of Grand Master of Fantasy: The Paintings of J. Allen St. John and From the Pen of Paul: The Fantastic Images of Frank R. Paul will make a presentation at 2:30 p.m. Thursday on the art of J. Allen St. John.

Thomas Floyd, creator, artist, and writer of the online comic strip Captain Spectre.

As part of your convention package you will receive a special Muckers’ edition of The Mucker and The Return of the Mucker, profusely illustrated with over 40 illustrations by 17 artists in the field. The book will be a hard cover and will have a full color dust jacket featuring the Dum-Dum's logo created by artist guest of honor Thomas Floyd. Only 250 copies of the book will be printed. A limited number of extra copies will be available for purchase at the convention at a price still to be determined. 

In addition to The Mucker book, your convention package will contain a special convention shirt, pin back, program book, souvenir banquet ticket, restaurant guide, book store locations, maps, attractions information, and whatever else we can get contributed by the local Chamber of Commerce.

WEDNESDAY: For early arrivals, please join the Muckers Wednesday evening at SAFARI LAND, 701 W. North Avenue, Villa Park, IL 60181 (www.safarilandfun.com for directions) for pizza, coke, one line of bowling (including shoe-rental), and $5-worth of tokens for pinball and games or just good camaraderie and conversation for only $12 per person. More information to come. 

THURSDAY: Mucker Jeopardy will run at 1 p.m. followed by Stephen D. Korshak's presentation at 2:30 p.m. on the art of J. Allen St. John. The barbecue starts at 6 p.m. 
This year's MUCKER JEOPARDY categories are:
 Real Life Mars
TV Tarzan
The Mucker
Art and Artists
 The Final Jeopardy category is ... a secret as always.

FRIDAY: On Friday, we will board buses at 1 p.m. and head to Oak Park to see the homes of Edgar Rice Burroughs. At 4:30, the Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest will offer a tour of the new site of its museum, archives and research center in a historic former firehouse that will feature expanded and more interactive space for its Edgar Rice Burroughs exhibit. A reception will follow.

SATURDAY: Saturday programs will feature the annual Burroughs Bibliophiles auction at 2 p.m. and the banquet in the hotel at 6:30. The Burroughs Bibliophiles Board meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m.

SUNDAY: The farewell breakfast, on your own, will be held from 7 to 10 a.m. Sunday in the hotel restaurant. Activities will end with a back-yard party at 1 p.m. at a member's home in nearby Brookfield. 
Former firehouse that will be transformed into a museum, archives and research center for the Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest. Built in 1898 at Lake Street and Lombard Avenue, it is the oldest public building in Oak Park.

The dealers' room will be open for 14 hours during the convention and include 8-foot-long tables. On Thursday, the room will open at 10 a.m., with setup starting at 8 o'clock, and close at 5 p.m. Friday hours will be 8 a.m. to noon, closing for the trip to Oak Park. Saturday hours will be 9 a.m. to noon, with breakdown followed by the auction. Contact Ken Manson at krmanson@earthlink.net for information on dealers' tables.

Please Note: 21 tables have been committed already for the dealers room. Tables can be guaranteed only when people register in advance througb panthanpress.

The Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.
offices in Tarzana, California, will be well represented.

Linda, Llana Jane, and Dejah Burroughs will also be flying in from Tarzana 
to mingle with ERB fans and to keep alive the memory of Danton Burroughs.

Attendees will be pleased to hear that noted filmmaker/animator
Al Bohl and daughter Allison Bohl (filmographer) are attending the Dum-Dum. 
They have done some major production work on the forthcoming documentary: 
Tarzan: Lord of the Louisiana Jungle

Thomas Yeates will be in attendance at the Chicago Dum-Dum 
and drawing sketches for those who want to buy one. 
He will also be selling select original pages of his full color painted up-coming 
Outlaw Prince graphic novel, based on The Outlaw of Torn
as well as other art  and books on the themes of legends and myths. 
He also hopes to have a special announcement for fellow Dum-Dum attendees.

Members of the Chicago Muckers 2010 Dum-Dum Committee are Joan Bledig, Mike Conran, Dave Gorecki, Jim Hadac, Ray Le Beau, Jeff Long, Ken Manson, Greg Phillips, Bill Ross, and Jerry Spannraft.

Download the REGISTRATION FORM at the:


Logo art by Mike Cody
2010 ECOF GATHERING: June 4 - 6
The Baltimore Area and Shenandoah Caverns, Virginia

Announcement to All
The National Capital Panthans invite you to join them for an adventurous weekend on June 4-6, 2010 culminating in an expedition to Pellucidar for those gilaks brave enough to gather in the Hall of the Giants led by our own Lt. von Horst. 

A tentative agenda is attached for your edification, featuring side trips to Baltimore and the Nation's Capitol to prepare you for meeting our Shenandoah mahars.  While there is no fee and no "host hotel" for this adventure, you must register with us IN ADVANCE so we can determine the scope of our needed adventure support.  However, you will need to bring some form of monetary remuneration with you to spend at the venues, especially the bookshop crawls and restaurants….

For the out-of-towners, as in the past, there will be some limited availability for housing in a few Panthan homes.  For those of you wanting hotel accommodations, we suggest that you may wish to use the Hilton Hotel in Rockville, familiar to those of you who came to our 2006 Dum-Dum/ECOF, as it is at the Twinbrook metrorail station, giving you access to our DC events. 

If you wish to participate, please email your name and email address to tyner@taliesan.com so we can provide you more information as it is available. 
We ALL still live,
JT2 ~ Silverback Emeritus

TENTATIVE  2010 ECOF (ERB Chain of Friendship) Gathering Schedule
Friday, June 4
(Metrorail travel to Union Station on the Red Line)
10:00 am --  Tour of Capitol Visitors Center and Capitol Building
1-4:00 pm – Library of Congress Tours – (1) Prints, Photos & Drawings and  (2) Manuscripts & Books  (www.loc.gov
4:30 pm – Tour historic Union Station
6:00 pm – Dinner at The Station Grill restaurant

Saturday, June 5
(Travel to Glen Burnie's Baltimore Light Rail Station)
10:00 am – Tour of Geppi's Entertainment Museum 301 W. Camden Street
1:00 pm --  Lunch at Lexington Market, 300 W. Lexington Street
2:00 pm --  Visit to Edgar Allen Poe's Grave, Westminster Hall
4:00 pm – Book crawl to Drusilla's Books, 817 N. Howard Street
6:00 pm – Dinner at local eatery TBA
8:00 pm – Return to light rail station

Sunday, June 6 
(Travel to Quicksburg, VA, Exit 269 off I-81)
11:00 am – Tour of Pellucidar  (Shenandoah Caverns)
12 noon -- Panthan Meeting in the Hall of the Giants
1:00 pm -- Lunch in Caverns Café or other local eatery
2:00 pm – Book crawl to Royal Oak Books, Front Royal, VA
7:00 pm – Farewell dinner featuring______________

 Journal cover and logo art by Mike Cody

2009 Dum-Dum ~ Dayton, Ohio
August 13-16
Guest of Honor: Pete Ogden ~ Host Richard Spargur

See the Events, Attendees and hundreds of photos at
Dum-Dum 2009
Hillman Photo Galleries
CONTENTS | I | II | III | IV | V | VI | VII | VIII | IX | X| XI

Mickey Burwell Photo Gallery
DUM-DUM 2009: Tentative Schedule of Events

Friday 8:00 AM Dealers set up in Huckster Room
9:30 AM Huckster Room opens
11:00 AM Mucker Jeopardy
12:00 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Dennis Wilcutt's Personal Art presentation
3:30 PM BB Board Meeting
5:30 PM Huckster Room Closes for the day
6:30 PM Cookout at the Spargur house
Saturday 9:30 AM Huckster Room opens
11:00 AM Panel discussion "ERB's Influences"
12:00 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Al Bohl: Discussion & Showing of Tarzan documentary
3:30 PM Auction
5:30 PM Huckster Room Closes
7:00 PM Banquet
Sunday 9:30 AM Farewell Breakfast
Planned Events
1. Mucker Jeopardy
2. Art Presentation by Dennis Wilcutt
3. Panels and Presentations
4. Friday backyard dinner at Spargur Home
5. Saturday Banquet
6. Auction
7. Huckster’s Room
8. Saturday Spouses' Non-ERB events 
9. Advance Showing of Tarzan Documentary Footage
10. And more . . .
Registration Costs: 
Early: Member: $80 Spouse: $75
Guest for Banquet Only: $35
Please RSVP by July 6, 2009
Late: Member: $85 Spouse: $80
Guest for Banquet Only: $40
Dealer tables free to members, $10 for everyone else.
Member: $80 ~ Spouse: $75 ~ Guest for Banquet Only: $35
Mail to: Richard C. Spargur
5535 Woodbridge Lane ~ Dayton, Ohio 45429
Phone: (937) 4348676 ~ Email: rspargur@woh.rr.com
Dayton-Mall- I-75 & Rt 725
31 Prestige Plaza Dr.
Miamisburg, OH  45342   USA

Desk: 1-937-434-8030
Fax: 1-937-434-6452
Web: www.hidayton.com

Mention "Dum-Dum 2009" when registering

$79 King or Queen
$89 Double Beds

From North: I-75 South to exit #44, left off exit to 2nd light, right at Prestige Plaza Drive, the hotel will be to the right.
From South: I-75 South to exit #44, right off exit to light at Prestige Plaza Drive, right at Prestige Plaza Drive, the hotel will be to the right.
Spouses Day at the Dayton DumDum 
(Events for Saturday August 15)
Excursion to Jungle Jim’s International Market 


A food lovers paradise - Foodieland - No matter what you call it, Jungle Jim's is arguably the nation's most unique supermarket megastore, featuring more than six acres of food, wine, beer, gourmet cheeses, exotic meats, cigars, fresh seafood, spices, confections, bakery, gourmet cookware, gifts of distinction and more!  Unbelievable displays and hands-on activities make this destination a delight for families and foodies alike.  Jungle Jim’s International Market is a place where the first rule is to treat customers like gold and the second is to have fun doing it.  Over 50,000 people a week visit from several states away for the unique shopping experience Jungle Jim’s International Market offers.  You can buy food from over 70 countries, listen to Elvis and Mariachi music, sample tasty foods, get red hot deals and, of course, have hours of fun. 

Lunch at The White House Inn 

Nestled on six acres of southern Ohio countryside, this 50-year-old farmhouse was restored  into seven separate dining rooms each with its own unique decor. There are four fireplaces, country and herb gardens, two outdoor patio areas, a  gorgeous Gazebo, a Tavern featuring a breathtaking two-story stone fireplace, and a loft. 

Optional Visit to IKEA

IKEA offers a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products at prices so low that as many people as possible will be able to afford them. This is the idea at the heart of everything IKEA does, from product development and purchases to how we sell our products in IKEA stores globally

Dick Spargur is expecting over 70 attendees for the 2009 Dayton Dum-Dum
A list of some of the early registrants he has sent over to us follows:
Adler, Peggy
Bledig, Joan
Bohl, Al
Bohl, Allison
Buchheit, John
Buchheit, Judy.
Burrows, Bob
Burwell, Mickey
Burwell, Shirley
Conran, Mike
Critchfield, Dave
DeLeo, Philip
DeLeo, Mrs. Philip
Denby, Doug
Denby, Jean
Ekstrand, Joe
Ekstrand, John
Evanek, Phyllis
Franke III, Henry G.
Hadac, Jim.
Hart, Jon
Helfrich, Gary
Helfrich, Pam
Hillman, Bill 
Hillman, Sue-On
Howell, DJ
Huckenpohler, Huck
Jacoby, Robert
Kamper, Bill
Karr, Jim
Le Beau, Ray
Le Beau, Shirley
Manson, Ken
McGeeney, Bob
McGeeney, Mrs.
Morse, Bill
O'Malley, Robert
Ogden, Pete
Ogden, Joan
Pepin, Col. Michael R.
Pepin, Ricky
Phillips, Greg
Spannraft, Jerry
Spargur, Dick 
Spaight, Candy
Strong, Lee
Swaun, Harry 
Thompson, Jim
Thompson, John W.
Tyner, John G
Versandi, Robert 
Versandi, Mrs. Robert 
Wadding, Steve
Wagner, Bill
Wilcutt, Dennis
Wood, Bruce
Wood, John L
Wood, Theresa


 Also planning to attend:
Badre, Phillipe
Casella, Anita
Casella, Elaine
Critchfield, Teresa (banquet)
Dunn, Laurence
Dunn: Judy Bohnett
ERB, Inc., Mann, Janet
ERB, Inc.,  Wilbanks, Cathy
Fibiger, Milan
Lukas, Fred
Ross, Bill
Sigmund, Rudy  and guest
Vinson, Brad

ECOF 2009
El Dorado Hills, California
Hosted by Don Gray was held in May 29-31, 2009
See the poster HERE
A Photo Tour by 
Cathy Wilbanks and Janet Mann
of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., 
Tarzana, California
Gallery I: Bob Zeuschner Photos
Gallery II: John Martin Photos
Gallery III: Huck Huckenpohler
Gallery IV: John Pappas
Gallery V: Huck Huckenpohler II
Gallery VI: Stan Galloway

Ramada Inn

Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center

Dum Dum 2008 in Waterloo, Iowa
July 24 - 27, 2008
Hosted by the Waterloo Convention and Visitors Bureau 
Location: Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center in Waterloo
                (connected via a skywalk to the Ramada Inn)
Hotel: Ramada Inn
Address: 205 W 4th Street (4th Street & Commercial Street), Waterloo, IA 50701
Phone: 1.319.233.7560
Room Rate: $79.95 for a standard room (up to 4 people)
Parking: Free parking is available in the parking ramp across the street for overnight guests at the Ramada.
Huckster Room: 15 Tables (or more) available at $40 each ~ Thursday morning until Saturday Evening.
Website: www.freewebs.com/dumdum2008
Registration: prices and information will be available soon.
Contact: Kelly Kimmich ~ Waterloo Convention & Visitors Bureau
                313 E. 5th St. ~ Waterloo, IA 50703
Host Phone: 1.319.233.8350 or 1.800.728.8431
fax: 319-233-2733
The Sullivan Brothers
The Fighting Sullivans
Tarzan convention, comic book show headed to Waterloo in July
WCF Courier ~  May 10, 2008
WATERLOO --- One of the most popular fictional characters of all time will be swinging into Waterloo the weekend of July 25-26 when the national Tarzan convention, known as a Dum Dum, arrives at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center. The convention celebrates the most famous creation of Edgar Rice Burroughs, a prolific author who wrote 26 Tarzan novels. The Tarzan event will be held in conjunction with the Iowa Comic Book Collectors Show in the same facility. Both events will be free to the public except for the closing banquet on Saturday night. The main guest will be Denny Miller, who played Tarzan in the 1959 feature film, "Tarzan, the Apeman," and has appeared in more than 25 movies and 100 television shows. Other guests are Jack Bender, a native of Waterloo and former Courier cartoonist who draws the nationally syndicated Alley Oop newspaper strip; Dave Fury, author of a new book on the late actress Maureen O'Sullivan, "No Average Jane"; and Mike Chapman, author of two books on movie Tarzans, Herman Brix/Bruce Bennett and Glenn Morris. More>>>
The Iowa Comic Book Club has arranged for Thomas Floyd, Illustrator & Cartoonist, to attend the Comic Book Jungle at the 2008 Dum Dum Convention! Floyd has illustrated many Burroughs books including editions of Tarzan of the Apes, Pirates of Venus,The Moon Maid & more! 

 We are still on schedule despite flooding in the downtown area of Waterloo. The Dan Gable International Wrestling Institute & Museum, however, has not fared so well. Due to extensive damage, the museum will be closed until recovery is completed. 

ERBzine 2077
Dum-Dum Intro
ERBzine 2078
II: Photo Overview
ERBzine 2079
III: Huckster Room Photos
ERBzine 2080
IV: Critchfield Report
ERBzine 2311
V: Hadac Photo Gallery
ERBzine 2312
VI: Events Photos
ERBzine 2313
VII: BB Banquet Photos

Louisville Dum-Dum 2007 and Bob Hyde Collection Dedication

1987: Intro
1988: Rogue Gallery I
1989: Rogue Gallery II
1990: Hyde Dedication
1992: Hyde Posters
1993: Hyde Photos
1994: Hyde Art
1995: Huckster Room
1996: Presentations
1997: Bibliophiles
1998: Banquet | a | b | c
1999: Farewell Breakfast

ECOF 2008 PREVIEW ~ June 6-8 ~ Groton, Connecticut
Theme: The West in Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Life and Works
Dates: Friday, June 6, through Sunday, June 8; early bird gathering, Thursday evening, June 5
Hosts: DJ Howell (Usha) and Phyllis Evanuk
Venue and Primary Lodging: The Mystic Marriott Hotel and Spa, Groton, Connecticut
Alternative Lodging: Best Western Olympic Inn, Groton, Connecticut
Access: by car, immediately off Route 95; by air, Green (Providence, RI) or Bradley (Hartford, CT); 
by train (Metro North to New Haven, Shoreline East to New London)

Tentative Program:

Thursday early bird gathering, lobby, Mystic Marriott
Friday and Saturday: huckster* room available all day (until 11:00 pm Friday)
Friday afternoon: optional guided tour of the Mashantucket Pequot Museum
Friday evening: optional Dutch-treat supper at Foxwoods Casino
Saturday morning: optional book crawl at The Book Barn in Niantic
Saturday afternoon: Symposium on the West in Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Life and Works**
  Presentations to be announced***
  Mini-auction to defray hosting expenses (any excess receipts to be donated to Burroughs Bibliophiles)
Saturday evening: banquet
Sunday morning: Dutch-treat farewell breakfast

Representative Optional Excursions to Local Attractions
(prices of admission available directly through each attraction)
  • Essex Steam Train & Riverboat
  • Historic Ship Nautilus & Submarine Force Museum
  • Mashantucket Pequot Museum
  • Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration
  • Mystic Pizza (yes, it's real and still in business)
  • Mystic Seaport
  • Nathan Hale Schoolhouse
  • National Submarine Memorial/Wall of Honor
  • Olde Mistick Village –  "18th century style shopping center" [!]
  • State beaches (too early for swimming, unless Global Warming allows it)
*Prospective hucksters please contact DJ Howell directly regarding table requirements
**You are invited to contribute essays, poetry, or works of graphic art for inclusion in the ECOF 2008 chapbook, The West in Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Life and Works; details to follow 
***Anyone interested in making a presentation or moderating a panel discussion, please contact DJ Howell directly

Dum-Dum 2007 
Hosted by George T. McWhorter
Took place in
Louisville, Kentucky -- August 2 - 5, 2007
Galt House on the Ohio RiverGTM and part of the McWhorter Memorial ERB Collection: U of L
Galt House and the Ekstrom Library, University of Louisville
Home of the Edgar Rice Burroughs Memorial Collection
Featured a formal dedication of the Bob Hyde Collection.
Updated program and info at: http://erb.louisville.edu


The Art of Richard Hescox
Richard Hescox is known to Burroughs fans for his beautiful paintings for the Venus stories, pictured on the covers to the Ballantine/Del Rey paperbacks of 1991. He was born in Pasadena, California, and soon rose to prominence in the art world with over 130 cover paintings fo rmajor publishing houses, and Hollywood advertising and design artist for such films as E.T., The Never-Ending Story, and The Time Bandits. In his spare time he has turned to fine art painting, and has been exhibited at many American art galleries and The Society of Illustratros in New York City. He recently moved to Reno, Nevada with his wife and son, and we are happy to introduce him to Burroughs fans at the 2007 Dum-Dum in Louisville. Much of his work is featured at: www.richardhescox.com
Denny Miller's face is well known to Burroughs fans, and to the rest of the world, which is why he called his autobiography, Didn't You Used to Be What's His Name? In addition to playing Tarzan the Ape Man in 1959, he has made over 100 films and 37 TV commercials. Besides that, he is one of the greatest human beings ever to tread the planet, so we are pleased and privileged to welcome him back for Dum-Dum 2007.

He and our other special guests will be featured on our "Meet the Artists" panel, followed by audience participation in a questions and answers session. See also ERBzine 1480

Tarzan the Musical from Disney Theatrical has taken two continents by storm over the last year generating record attendances and excitement from fans and critics alike. The Disney people have promised to send a representative to regale the Bibliophiles with  behind the scenes information. The ERBzine editors have attended both premieres -- Broadway and Netherlands -- and share many photos and reviews at:
www.ERBzine.com/disney (Broadway production)
www.ERBzine.com/holland (European production)
Herman Brix / Bruce Bennett and Gordon Scott will be remembered at a special panel discussion moderated by Mike Chapman who wrote the Brix bio. Another panel discusses the Bibliophiles, past, present and future. Dorothy Howell and Joan Bledig will entertain with a slide show and Burroughs Jeopardy! game. Bob Hyde's three children will be on hand for the dedication of their father's ERB collection to the University of Louisville Library and some of the outstanding items in this collection will be on exhibit.


At the University of Louisville Library
Bob Hyde Collection Dedication & Exhibition
Guided Tours of the Burroughs Memorial Collection
Meet the Artists Question & Answer Panel
Burroughs Bibliophiles Panel Discussion & Board Meeting
ERB Jeopardy! Game Hosted by Joan Bledig
Burroughs Slide Show by Dorothy Howell
Reception for Guests and Members
At the Galt House
Annual BB Auction (Saturday Afternoon)
(Donation of auction items invited)
Awards Banquet (Saturday Night)
Farewell Breakfast (Sunday Morning, Magnolia Room)

20 tables @$35 ~ Thurs. a.m. thru Sat. Eve.

The Galt House
140 N. 4th Street, Louisville  KY 40202
Call 1.800.589-52008
and ask for the Dum-Dum Rate (until July 2)
Double: $104 ~ Triple: $114 ~ Quad: $124
Limo from the airport: $10/person ~ Taxi $16.95
$65 advance or door
Cheques to "Burroughs Bibliophiles"
Mail to: Burroughs Collection, 
University of Louisville, Ekstrom Library, 
2301 South Third St.,
Louisville, KY  40292

Photos and Reports from Conventions Past
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ECOF 2007 ~ Binghamton, New York
(actually, Vestal which is just west of Binghamton)
Friday, May 25 through Sunday, May 27
Lodging: The Howard Johnson Express Inn,
Phone: 1-607-729-6181.
Try to reserve by May 1st to be sure of a room at the "ECOF Group" rate.
Rooms: King size bed  1-2 people  ~  $69.95 a night
            2 Double beds 1-4 people  ~  $79.95 a night
                    Add 11% tax.

The dealers room and banquet will be in The Courtyard Marriott.
Both hotels are on the same side of the Vestal Parkway (also called route 434), just .2 of a mile apart.
Obtain Directions and Maps from www.MapQuest.com or:

Directions from the Binghamton Regional Airport:
  • Follow Airport Road to Route 17 West to exit 70S (Route 201). 
  • Follow Route 201 S (towards SUNY Binghamton). 
  • Exit onto Route 434 West. 
  • Both hotels will be on the right, about a half mile. 
Directions for those coming from north or south on I-81: 
  • Follow Route 17 West to exit 70S (Route 201). 
  • Follow to Route 434West. 
  • Hotel is on right. 
  • (Route 17 continues across southern NY State - also called Route 86 in some areas.) 
Howard Johnson Express Inn, 3601 Vestal Parkway East, Vestal, NY  13850
phone: 1-607-729-6181 and fax: 607-797-0309

Courtyard Marriott, 3801 Vestal Parkway East, Vestal, NY 13850
phone: 1-607-644-1000 and fax: 607-644-1022

Registration fee is US$67.  An extra banquet meal is another $25.
Make checks out to Elaine Casella and indicate your meal preference (Chicken Marsala or Pasta Primavera),
and whether you need a dealer's table.
Elaine Casella,
64 Front Street,
Binghamton, NY  13905
or phone:1-607-724-3114
E-Mail:  kuklakhan1st@aol.com

Logo by Mark Wheatley
2006 ECOF (ERB Chain of Friendship) and
Clarence "Bob" Hyde Memorial Dum Dum
Schedule: August 3-6, 2006

Thursday, August 3

2:00 pm – National Capital Panthans Regularly Scheduled Meeting 
Pool Barbeque Party at Bill Ross’ home, Annapolis, MD
3:00pm – Attendee check-in -- Doubletree Hotel, Main Lobby
6:30 pm – Burroughs Bibliophiles Board Meeting at Bill Ross’ home

Friday, August 4

All day  – Doubletree Hotel check-in – Main Lobby
8:00 am – 5:00 pm  --  ECOF Registration  -- Regency Room
8:30 am – Huckster Room available for set-up
9:30 am – Huckster Room Open for Business
1:00 pm – Deli lunch provided at “Gotten,” John Tyner’s home
2:00 pm – Panel A - JANE: HER EVOLUTION - The evolution of Jane's character role during in the 20th Century"  ~  Moderator: Bruce Salen 
     Panelists: Joan Bledig, J.G. Huckenpohler, Cole Richardson (Jane of the Comics), and Jim Hadac 
4:00 pm – Huckster Room closed
4:30 pm – Book Crawl to Second Story Books, host - Nelson Freck
6:00 pm – No-host dinner at Broadway Diner (500 items to choose from)
8:00 pm – Book Crawl to Wonder Books, Frederick, MD (or)
      Open House at J.G. Huckenpohler’s Puerto Rican Tree House

Saturday, August 5

All day – Doubletree Hotel check-in – Main Lobby
All day – ECOF Registration – Regency Room
9:00 am – Huckster Room open
11:00 am – Panel B –  “ERB Second Century Contributors” ~  Moderator: Bruce Salen
  Panelists: J. G. Huckenpohler (A.Q.Porter Tells All), Ellen Vartanoff, Jim Thompson and Tom Stock
1:00 pm – Deli lunch with colleagues at local restaurants (by arrangement)
2:00 pm – Auction benefiting Burroughs Bibliophiles, Auctioneer Bill Ross
3:00 pm – Insanity Auction benefiting Panthans Pundits, Auctioneer Bill Ross
5:00 pm – Huckster Room closed
6:00 pm – Attitude Adjustment
7:00 pm – Vern Coriell Memorial Burroughs Bibliophiles Dum-Dum Banquet featuring Guest of Honor

Sunday, August 6

9:00 am – Farewell Breakfast (informal gathering at Broadway Diner)

Event to be held at the Doubletree Hotel and Executive Meeting Center, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852 (telephone 301.468.1100). Preview available at www.doubletreerockville.com.  Room rate is $89.00 single/double. Registration fee of $80 includes two deli lunches, banquet, goodies, Huckster Room and Panel/Chat discussions.  All events are held in the Regency Room. Fee for BB Banquet only: $35.

National Capital Panthans
P.O. Box 673
Rockville, MD 20848-0673 

If you should have any questions, e-mail tyner@taliesan.com
or call John Tyner at (301) 468-2146. 
Web Site:

The 2005 Dum-Dum: Oak Park / Chicago
August 10 - 14
is hosted by Jerry Spannraft 
at the Write Inn in Oak Park 
across the street from the Hemingway Museum, 
a block from Hemingway's birthplace and 
near the Burroughs homes and 
the Historical Society with its ERB museum.

Edgar Rice Burroughs ~ Ernest Hemingway ~ Carl Sandburg
DUM-DUM 2005
Oak Park, Illinois
August 10 - 14
Registration: Member $100.00 ~ Spouse: $75.00

Phone: 708.361.2492
e-Mail: cclairmore@wi.rr.com

Send cheques before August 1 to:

Jerry Spannraft
26 Brook Lane
Palos Park, IL  60464

Wednesday BBQ at the Spannraft's
Thursday Dinner at the Oak Park Conservatory
Thursday Bus Trip to the Museum of Science & Industry
Friday Reception at the Oak Park Historical Society
Saturday Banquet
Sunday BBQ at the Spannraft's
Surprise Souvenir
Friday Bus Trip to ERB Sites
Tickets on El to Chicago Loop
Tour of Oak Park
Wednesday, August 10 .
Welcome Party at the Spannraft's, Palos Park 5:00 PM
Early Registration 5:00 PM
Thursday, August 11 .
Registration & Opening Meeting at Baptist Church 9:00 AM
Bus Trip to Museum of Science & Industry: Colleen Moore Doll House & ERB Mini-Book 10.00 AM
Bus Trip to Oak Park 3:00 PM
Oak Park Conservatory & Dinner 6:00 PM
Oak Park Dinner Speaker: Lee Brook speaks on The History of Oak Park, 1910-1919 7:30 P.M.
Friday, August 12 .
Huckster Room Bazaar set up at Church Gym 7:30 A.M.
Huckster Room Bazaar Open 9:00 A.M.
Bus Tour of ERB Sites: Birthplace ~ Brown School ~ Emma's Parents' Home ~ Tree House Studio 
of  J. Allen St. John ~ W.F. Hall Printing Co. ~ A.C. McClurg Building ~ Four Houses of ERB
1:30 -
4:00 P.M.
Dedication of ERB Offices, Oak Park 4 - 5 P.M.
ERB Museum Reception & Tour with Guest Speaker: Gary Gianni 6 - 8 P.M.
Spouse Trips: Chicago Loop Shopping 
followed by ERB Museum Reception & Tour
9 AM-3 PM
6 - 8 P. M.
Saturday, August 13 .
Huckster Room Bazaar Open at Church Gym 9:00 A.M.
Huckster Room Tables Cleared Noon-2 P.M
Auction at Chapel 2 - 5 P.M.
Avenue Ale House Cocktail Hour 6:00 P.M.
Avenue Ale House Dinner  6: 30 P.M.
Dinner Guest Speaker Max Allan Collins 8: 00 P.M.
Board Meeting at Avenue Ale House 9:30 P.M.
Spouse Trips include Oak Park Tour
and the Avenue Ale House Dinner
9 AM-3 PM
6:30 - 9:30
Sunday, August 14 .
Farewell Breakfast: Tyme Restaurant 8-10 A.M.
Tour of Hemingway & Frank Lloyd Wright Houses 10 AM-4 PM
Barbecue at Spannraft Home, Palos Park 5:00 P.M.

Related ERBzine References
Museum of Science & Industry: The only remaining building from the Chicago Columbian Exposition 1893
ERB Mini Book: Tarzan Jr. by Edgar Rice Burroughs with illustrations by John Coleman Burroughs
The ERB / Oak Park Connection ~ also see the ERB Bio Chronology and Oak Park Man Honored
ERB Residences
Artist J. Allen St. John
ERB Museum in Oak Park

Write Inn Hotel
Oak Park, IL 60302
This tourist-class hotel offers affordable rooms, suites, and apartments for short of extended stays.
Located in the Frank Lloyd Wright historic district, this hotel offers close proximity to
historic attractions, shops, restaurants, and commuter rail lines.

30 rooms have been blocked for our use at the Write Inn.
Contact the hotel directly to make your reservations.
Please mention "Dum-Dum" when making your reservation.
Room rates range from $75 - $162

ERB with grandsons Mike, Johnny and Danton
As part of our lead up to the 2005 Oak Park Dum-Dum
Another article by Oak Park journalist, Ken Mason:
Kin Hopes to Visit Burroughs' Homes
From August 3, 2005 ~ Oak Leaves, Oak Park, Illinois 

Important Information for anyone planning on attending the 
Dum-Dum in Oak Park & Chicago this August!

If you are planning on going to the Museum of Science and Industry to see the Colleen Moore Fairy Castle and the tiny book TARZAN JR, please let Jerry Spannraft or Mike Conran know before July 21st.

Jerry is going to purchase non refundable group tickets from the Museum for those making the trip.  Because the tickets are non refundable, it is important that we have an accurate head count for the group going the Museum.

If you know you are NOT planning on the trip to the Museum, let us know so we have an accurate count.

Mike Conran ~ tanar@JUNO.COM
Jeddak of Jenison

Dum-Dum host Jerry Spannraft has expressed concern that many attendees have not yet registered at the hotel.  He wants to let everyone know that only 30 rooms are set aside for the Dum-Dum.  That is 50% of the rooms in the hotel.  When they are gone, you will need to find another hotel.  The only other hotel in Oak Park charges $250 a night.

If you stay out of the village of Oak Park you will have problems parking.  The village is very strict about on-street parking.  However, those staying at the Write Inn will receive free parking.

For those planning on arriving on Thursday, be aware that the bus leaving for the Museum of Science and Industry to view the Colleen Moore Fairy Castle and the book TARZAN JR. is leaving the Write Inn at 10:00 am.  This is a trip you will not want to miss!  But if you are not at the Write Inn at 10:00 am, you will not be on the bus!  This is a unique opportunity to view the one-of-a-kind miniature book TARZAN JR. (written by ERB and illustrated by JCB) as the Museum of Science and Industry has agreed to remove the book from the library and have it on display in a special case for us. 

You can reserve a room by calling the Write Inn at (708)-383-4800, 
be sure to ask for the Dum-Dum rate.

Jerry Spannraft portrait by Rob Greer
 ERBzine 1461
Dum-Dum 2005
Hosted by Jerry Spaanraft in
Oak Park, Illinois
A newspaper article reprint
by Ken Manson
Oak Leaves ~ December 22, 2004


Edgar Rice Burroughs Chain of Friendship
Gathering In Unionville, Ontario, Canada
just north east of Toronto
June 24 - June 26, 2005
Date: Friday, June 24 to Saturday, June 25
Bar-b-que and pre-gathering on the Thursday evening.
Good-bye breakfast on the Sunday.
Venue: Unionville Train Station, an historic train station,
in the middle of Historic Unionville, a Victorian village north-east of Toronto.
Event: Edgar Rice Burroughs Fans and Friends Sharing
Cost: $75 American Dollars. Please note same on cheques.
After all Canada is a foreign land with its own currency.
Doug Denby  email: DDenby@Rogers.Com
137 Main St. phone: 905 477 1857
Unionville, Ontario
Canada, L3R 2G6
Unionville is an historic village within the Town of Markham adjacent to the City of Toronto.
It is serviced by major highways for direct access from all directions.
Maps are available in ERBzine: HERE

Train Station is literally across the road from the host’s residence 
and both locations will be used for events. 
Saturday evening meal & gathering provided. 
Visitations to local fans’ collections will be arranged. 
Those wanting a table in the huckster room should let the host know.

B&Bs are close to the site, beds limited. 
All Hotels, but one, are 3 miles from site 
but at the junction of major transport routes to the Greater Toronto Area. 
(see the listing below)
Hotels can be seen at Trip Advisor - Smart Deals Website

See the ECOF 2005 Brochure in PDF HERE

Local B&Bs
NearBy Hotels (Prices are in Cdn $)
Yellow House Bed and Breakfast
(Across road from ECOF site & Host’s Home)
Hosts: Iggy and Joan Natoli
137 Main St., 
Unionville, Ontario, L3R 2G4.
Phone: 877-593-4469 or 905-947-9060
Hilton Suites Markham
(closest to site, also the most expensive)
$126-$200 per night
8500 Warden Avenue
Markham Ont. L6G 1A5
Built1988 ~ Remodeled-2001
Maynard House Bed and Breakfast
(1/2 mile, up the street from the ECOF site)
Hosts: Anna and Carlos Sousa
268 Main St., Unionville, Ontario, L3R 2H2
Phone: 905 944-9692 Fax: 905 472 1987
Monte Carlo Inn Markham
$100-$126 per night
8900 Woodbine
Markham Ont. L3R 5K6
The O’Hara Inn
(3/4 mile from ECOF site, straight walk)
Hosts: Nick and Sue O’Hara
40 Landmark Court, Unionville, Ont., L3R 9N6
Phone: 905-479-3862, 905-947 9493
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites (Toronto-Markham)
$112-$200 per night
7095 Woodbine Avenue
Markham, Ont. L3R 1A3
Tel: 1-905-4740444
Fax: 1-905-4741877
Email: generalinquiries@holidayinnmarkham.com
Paradise Inn Markham
(Friends of host, 4 miles from ECOF site)
Hosts: Bob and Lorraine MacLean
24 Paradise Avenue, Markham, Ont., L3P 3B9
Phone: 888-472-2030, 905-472-2030
Comfort Inn Toronto Northeast
$97 - $120 per night
8330 Woodbine Ave
Markham Ont. L3R 2N8
Valley View House Bed and Breakfast
(3 1/2 miles from the ECOF site)
Host: Teil Hall
109 Robinson Street, Markham, Ont., L3P 1P2
Phone: 866-472-3163, 905-472-3163
Howard Johnson Markham
$75 - $120 per night
555 Cochrane Dr
Markham Ont. L3R 8E3
A mini-atlas of 7 maps
to guide the mangani to hogtown for the 
2005 ECOF Convention
at nearby Unionville, Ontario.

2004 Dum-Dum ~ June 25-26
Fort Collins, Colorado
Ramada Inn - Fort Collins
The Ramada Inn Fort Collins is a great hotel that offers easy access to I-25. It is located 70 minutes northwest of the Denver International Airport. This property is 5 minutes away from Colorado State University and only a short distance to Hewlett Packard, Kodak, Epic Center and Lincoln Center. The hotel features a large indoor swimming pool, children's wading pool, game and exercise area, lounge and restaurant. Whether your stay is for business or pleasure, you are sure to enjoy staying here. Each of the 197 tastefully appointed guest rooms feature all the standard amenities that today's modern traveler has come to expect. All rooms have a coffee maker, hair dryer, iron/ironing boards and much more. Comfortable facilities and convenience are qualities that you will come to expect as a guest of the Ramada Inn Fort Collins. A cordial and attentive staff is available to assist you with any needs that you might have. The hotel is minutes away from dining, shopping and entertainment venues. 
Shuttle Service from Denver to Fort Collins: Shamrock Airport Express: Phone: 970 - 482 - 0505.  One-way fare is something like $26.00 
Ramada Inn on Interstate 25
 $59 a night ~ Reservations: 970-484-4660

Registration Fee: $65.00
Send the check and registration to George McWhorter
The Burroughs Memorial Collection, University of Louisville Library, 
University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky 40292

FRIDAY: June 25

  • Huckster room opens at 10 a.m.
  • Glenn Morris 5k Run at 6 p.m.
  • Showing of three Glenn Morris films at 8 p.m.
 SATURDAY: June 26 
  • Huckster Room opens at 9 a.m.
  • Panel Discussion on Olympic Tarzans at 11 a.m.
  • Showing of three Glenn Morris films throughout day. 
  • Banquet at 7 p.m. ? Mike Chapman, master of ceremonies
 SUNDAY: June 27 
  • Farewell breakfast brunch at 8 a.m.

Glenn Morris bio by Mike Chapman
Honoring Glenn Morris, 1936 Olympic champion and film Tarzan No. 9, and enjoying the beauty of Colorado will be two of the main attractions of the 2004 Dum Dum. It is set for June 25-26 in Fort Collins, the home of Colorado State University.

Mike Chapman will host the event. He is author of the book The Gold and The Glory, which is the biography of Glenn Morris. He also hosted the 1997 Dum Dum in Newton, Iowa.

Mike offered Fort Collins to be the 2004 host site due to Glenn Morris’s connection to Tarzan, and because of the geographical beauty of the setting. Mike currently lives in Newton, Iowa, but was sports editor of the Fort Collins newspaper in the 1970s.

 “Dum-Dum people who have never been to Fort Collins are in for a real treat,” said Mike. “The Rocky Mountains flank Fort Collins on its western side and provide a majestic landscape. It is a beautiful setting.”

Mike’s two daughters live there and he visits the city frequently. He spent several days in Fort Collins in November to begin building interest in the Dum Dum. He met with the mayor, the executive director of the Fort Collins Convention and Visitors Bureau, and was also the guest speaker at seven different service organizations … all within a three-day period. He was also interviewed on the largest radio station in Fort Collins.

 “The mayor is going to declare Saturday, June 26, as Glenn Morris Day in Fort Collins,” said Mike. “He has pledged to help support the weekend event in any way he can. And so has the director of the convention and visitors bureau. They are really excited about this event coming to Fort Collins.”

The Dum Dum will be held at the Ramada Inn, which sits just 100 yards off of Interstate 25, the busiest freeway in the entire state. It connects Fort Collins (a city of 150,000) to Denver (50 miles south) and Cheyenne, Wyoming (35 miles north). 

The basic rate is $59 a night for Dum-Dum attendees. 
You can call 970-484-4660 to make your reservation.

Mike also met with officials from Colorado State University, where Morris was a standout athlete in both football and track. The college officials are also excited about the event coming to Fort Collins. “Colorado State University athletic people think this is wonderful,” said Mike. “They are going to promote the event on their web site and in press releases.”

The Dum Dum weekend will include showing of Glenn’s Tarzan film, “Tarzan’s Revenge,” and two other films he appeared in. “Decathlon Champion” is a ten-minute short produced shortly after his gold-medal performance in the Berlin Olympics. “Hold That Co-Ed” is a campus comedy starring George Murphy, Joan Davis and John Barrymore. Morris plays a college football star and is seen throughout the film.

A local running club is hosting a Glenn Morris 5K run on Friday, June 25. It will begin at 6 p.m. at the South College Fieldhouse ? the very spot where Glenn Morris trained for the Olympics in 1936. Dum Dum attendees will be able to walk on the indoor track where Glenn trained and see the brand new “Glenn Morris-CSU Track Hall of Fame” that has been established in the South College Fieldhouse.

The gold medal that Glenn won in 1936 in Berlin in the decathlon will be on display during the Dum Dum. Morris Ververs, a former high school principal in Glenn’s hometown of Simla, Colorado, is the custodian of the gold medal. He and Jim Larson, who served with Glenn Morris in the Navy during World War II, will both attend the convention.

Denny Miller, who played Tarzan in 1959 and starred on the TV hit series “Wagon Train,” will be one of the special guests in Fort Collins. He has just written his autobiography and it will be available at the Dum Dum.

A panel discussion is being planned to discuss the careers of the four Olympic athletes who played Tarzan ? Johnny Weissmuller, Herman Brix, Buster Crabbe and Glenn Morris. Mike says he is working on several other major guests.

More details will be forthcoming soon.
Read a Glenn Morris Article Reprint in ERBzine 0643

August 12-14, 2004

ECOF 2004 Flyer
Click for full-screen image

MEMBERSHIP: $75 includes

  • Registration Goody Bag 
  • Saturday Dinner Ticket 
  • Entry to all Events 
  • Door Prizes 
  • Free Table in Huckster Room

    We are offering associate memberships free of charge to family members/significant others. 
    These memberships allow entry into the huckster room.
    Additional Saturday Dinner Tickets available. 
    Contact Don Gray at 916.933.8050 or dgrayjr@sbcglobal.net
    Make cheques out to Don Gray ~ 3331 Besana Dr., El Dorado Hills, CA  95762


  • Danton Burroughs of ERB, Inc. - ERB Grandson and son of John Coleman Burroughs
  • Dan Parsons - Artist (Official ECOF 2004 Artist) 
  • Tom Yeates - ERB Artist 
  • Lydie Denier ~ "Jane" actress in the TV Tarzan series
  • John Eric Holmes - (author of Mahars of Pellucidar, Red  Axe, and Mordred a Buck Rogers story)
  • Unfortunately Mr. Holmes will not be able to attend because of illness.
  • Richard Lupoff
  • Dick Lupoff - (science fiction author and editor of ERB's Canaveral Press firsts and reprints)


  • Thursday Night Dinner at Ralph Brown's House 
  • Huckster Room 
  • Complimentary Lunch 
  • Saturday Auction 

    Saturday Night Dinner
    Vagabond, Inn ~ Sacramento, CA
    Vagabond Inn ~ 2030 Arden Way ~ Sacramento, CA 95823   ~ 800.793.2030 
    Reserve Room Under "CHAIN OF FRIENDSHIP"
    Single / Double Room Per Night: $79 (plus 12% & $1.25 County Assessment Fee)
    Mini-Suite: $89 ~ King w/ Queen Sofa Sleeper

    Close to stores & restaurants ~ 24 hr coffee service in lobby ~ Complimentary CA Breakfast 
    Computer and Internet Access ~ Microwave and Refrigerator in room ~ 
    Free Airport Shuttle (Reservations Required)
    Ask for one of the following rooms: 169-187 Ground Floor or 269-287 Second Floor
    These rooms are reserved for us and open to a quiet private and grassy area.

    Click for full-screen image


    1. Colors:  Let us know your first and second choice of 
    White, Black, Forest Green (dark green), Gold, Light Blue, Lime Green, Maroon, Navy Blue, Orange, Red, Royal Blue (a little lighter than the Navy), Kelly Green (more a traditional green), Teal Blue, or Yellow. 

    2. Image Color:  Black OR White. (White printing will look better on the darker colored shirts)

    3. Size:  Small, Medium, Large, Xlarge, 2Xlarge, 3Xlarge

    4. One of the following two original drawings:

    Don Gray
    Ralph Brown
    Tom Tolley

    Visit the Louisville Memorial Collection

    Dum-Dum 2003 
    Hosted by George T. McWhorter 
    Galt House ~ Louisville, Kentucky
    Thursday - Sunday: August 28-31, 2003
    Galt House on the Ohio RiverGTM and part of the McWhorter Memorial ERB Collection: U of L
    4th Avenue & Main St. at the Ohio River, Louisville, KY 40202
    Single and Double Rooms = $89
    Triple Rooms = $99 ~ Quads = $109
    Be sure to mention THE BURROUGHS BIBLIOPHILES so you will get the convention rates. A block of rooms is reserved for us until July 28 (midnight), after which it is opened up to the general public. Indoor parking is available for all registered guests at $5 per night. 

    $75 Per person. 
    Please make checks payable to "Burroughs Bibliophiles" 
    and mail to 
    Burroughs Memorial Collection, 
    University of Louisville, 
    Ekstrom Library, 
    Louisville, KY 40292. 
    If not convenient to pay beforehand, you can pay at the registration desk 
    at the Huckster Room at the Galt House when you arrive. 
    • Danton Burroughs (grandson of ERB)
    • Boris Vallejo (renowned Tarzan artist)
    • Max Allan Collins (author of the ERB mystery, The Pearl Harbor Murders)
    • Denny Miller (Tarzan actor No. 12)
    • Miles O'Keefe (Tarzan actor no. 16) (pending, not yet confirmed)

    Twenty tables, each with one white tablecloth and two chairs, have been reserved for us at $35 each for the duration of the convention. More tables will be supplied if needed. Huckster room will be open from Thursday morning through Saturday evening (closed and locked at night) for selling, buying and trading ERB books & collectibles. Please reserve a.s.a.p.

    ERB Film Festival (all day long at Ekstrom Library auditorium)
    Wine & Cheese Social (at Special Collections Department)
    Regular tours of Burroughs Memorial Collection & ERB exhibit on ground floor of Library

    Huckster Room Activity (Thursday-Saturday)
    Annual Burroughs Bibliophiles Auction
    Annual Banquet & Awards Program (Saturday night)
    Sunday Farewell Brunch (8 a.m. - 3 p.m.)

    The National Capital Panthans' ECOF Gathering is scheduled for June 27-29, 2003 at the Ramada Inn, BWI Airport (Baltimore-Washington Parkway and MD 100 in Hanover, MD) which is located 10 minutes via free shuttle from BWI airport.
    • ECOF Registration is $75 and will include a banquet on Saturday night, a ceremonial and collectible button, a Harry Roland sketch book with something extra special, and a few other items to be announced later.
    • The Inn registration for an all-inclusive room cost of $77.28 single or double, $88.48 for triple/quad is to be handled separately by each registrant.
    • There will also be a huckster room available to the first 10 registered dealers/collectors who would like a table.
    ECOF 2002
    The Los Angeles SubERBs
    (in cooperation with the Panthans)
    are pleased to announce the annual ECOF get together and ERB Birthday Bash for 2002!
    August 30 - September 1, 2002
    Holiday Inn ~ 21101Ventura Blvd. ~ Woodland Hills, CA ~ 818-883-6110

    If you mention the ECOF, the room rates are $79 per night, double occupancy (or $89 if you want a breakfast buffet for two).
    There is shuttle service available ~ Free parking ~ Free local calls.
     REGISTRATION: Pre-registration fees are $55 until August 10 [extended from July 15] and $65 thereafter ($70 at the door).
    Tentative Schedule

    Friday, August 30
    3:00PM - 4:00 PM  ERB Inc. Tour
    4:00 PM - Until...  "Back at the Ranch" Event & Tour of ERB Ranch including screening of never-before-seen home movies of ERB with commentary by Danton Burroughs. Light snacks and finger food will be available. 
    Saturday, August 31

    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM  Huckster Room opens for all
    9:00AM  Special Guests Begin to Arrive for Signing & Panels:
    Lydie Denier, Bruce Boxleitner, Thomas Yeates, Charles Pogue
    Christopher Schenck, David Burton, William Stout
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM  Presentation of Papers 
    1:30 - 2:30 PM Special Panel: ERB and the Pulp Fiction Era
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM "The Weakest Link" - ERB Style. 
    Sunday, September 1
    8:00 AM - 6:00 PM  Huckster Room Opens
    8:00 AM - 10:00 AM  Red Hawk Hike - 
    Led by Tracy Griffin, this short hike will allow you to walk in the footsteps of ERB and see the actual coastal areas he discusses in his Moon Maid series.
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Burroughs Bibliophiles Board Meeting 
                    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ERB Auction - Burroughs-related books and memorabilia. 

    Monday, September 2
    7:00AM - 8:30AM  Farewell Breakfast
    9:00AM - 5:00PM  Disneyland - A Day Magic Kingdom!
    Registrants will receive a cloth logo goodie bag containing a commemorative convention t-shirt, exclusive signed and

     numbered convention art book by Thomas Yeates, a souvenir button, and a host of other goodies. 
    There will NOT be an official banquet this year.
    Dum-Dum 2002

    Theme: Warlord of Mars ~ Hosted by S. B. Vinson
    BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION ~ (Texas A&M University)
    May 23 - 26 (Thursday through Sunday)

    REGISTRATION: $85 ($95 at the door)
    Includes Barbecue and Saturday night banquet
    921 N. Rosemary,
    Bryan, Texas  77892  USA
    Phone: 979.846.5577

    Joe Lansdale ~ Author
    Scott Beachler ~ Artist: The Mars Trilogy ~ Bison
    Viewing of over a dozen ST. JOHN originals and two SCHOONOVERS
    Discussion group on the Mars stories
    Huckster Room: Thursday thru Saturday

    Hotel: Hilton Hotel and Conference Center
    801 University Drive East
    College Station, Texas  77840

    Room Rate: $74 per night single or double
    Reservations: 979.693.7500

    AIR: College Station airport is two miles west of the Hilton Hotel and is
    serviced by commuter flights from either Houston or Dallas.
    Through Dallas, the commuter is American Airlines
    Through Houston the commuter is  Continental Airlines
    CAR: The Dum-Dum site is a 4-hour drive south from Dallas
    or one hour north from Houston.
    Austin is two hours west and San Antonio is three hours south-west.

    Dum-Dum 2001: A Florida Odyssey
    June 21-24, 2001
    Ramada Inn and Conference Center
    5303 West Kennedy Blvd. 
    Tampa, Florida  33609 U.S.A

    Registration fee is $75 up to May 31st and is $85 in June. 
    A special rate of $70 applies if received before February 28th. 
    Extra banquet tickets are $25. 
    Make checks payable to D. Peter Ogden and mention your T-shirt size.

    D. Peter Ogden
    8410 Lopez Drive 
     Tampa, FL  33615  USA 

    Room rates are $69 for up to four people 
    (be sure to mention the Burroughs Bibliophiles)
    The same rate is available for anyone wishing to stay longer and make a vacation of it. 
    There is a free shuttle from the airport which is only ten minutes away.
    The Ramada is within walking distance of Westshore Mall. 

    Host Pete Ogden is arranging for discount coupons for Busch Gardens,
    which is worth staying an extra day to see.

    The phone number for the Ramada Inn is 1-800-353-9536. 
    Book early, you can always cancel if you change your mind

    Guests of Honour will include:
    Steve Hawkes
    Movie Tarzan of Spanish Films
    Eleanor Holm
    Olympic Champion and Jane in Tarzan's Revenge
    Lydie Denier
    Jane in the Tarzan Television Series
    Steve Korchak
    Author of the Unpublished J. Allen St. John Bio

    Visit Steve Hawkes on the Web:
    Steve Hawkes
    Tarzan of the Movies
    Other Tarzans of the Movies
    Jungle World
    Interview with Steve Hawkes
    Blood Freak: 1971
    Movie Bio
    Tarzan and the Rainbow (Spanish) 1974
    Tarzan and the Golden Grotto (Spanish) 1969
    Matt's Tarzan Movie Guide (Synopses, Cast & Posters)

    Dum-Dum Trivia:
    While filming the Tarzan and the Rainbow in 1970, on location at Rainbow Springs, Steve Hawkes (Tarzan) and Kitty Svanholm (Jane) were badly burned. During the filming of a torture scene, the two actors were tied to stakes when gasoline-soaked leaves ignited and both were burned seriously. They were rushed to the University of Florida Medical Centre in Gainsville. They remained there for months for skin graft treatment, while the rest of the crew departed for Bogota, Columbia and on to Spain,  to shoot more scenes. The film  eventually saw Spanish release in 1974.

    Visit Eleanor Holm on the Web
    Eleanor Holm: Olympic Swimmer ~ Tarzan's Revenge
    Glenn Morris and Eleanor Holm: Stars of Tarzan's Revenge
    Eleanor Holm
    Olympic Gold Medalist and 
    Star of
    Tarzan's Revenge

    Tarzan's Revenge
    Tarzan Flicks
    International Swimming Hall of Fame
    The News-Times Feature News Story: 1997
    IMDB.COM Bio


    Featured as Jane 
    in the Tarzan TV Series

    For more information
    on the Florida
    Peter Ogden
    ERBANIA Magazine

    Binghamton, New York
    August 17, 18, 19, 2001
    The First ECOF Gathering of the Millennium
    Elaine Casella, Hostess
    Guest of Honor:
    Michael Kaluta
    DC & Dark Horse: Minidoka ~ Tarzan ~ Carson of Venus ~ Pellucidar ~ etc.

    Registration Cost:
    $75 after July 23
    Elaine Casella
    64 Front Street
    Binghamtom, NY    13905-4709
    Phone: 1.607.724.3114

    DUM-DUM 2000
    ~ The Annual Convention of the Burroughs Bibliophiles ~
    was held on
    July 13-16, 2000
    Click on the Logo for more info

    Hosted by Jim Thompson
    Barry Stubbersfield
    Barry Stubbersfield
    Mary Burroughs portrait by John Coleman Burroughs
    Mary Burroughs
    MAY 18 - 21, 2000

    Barsoomian Brawl ~ The 1st Annual Tarzan Film Festival

    For a Full Report on ECOF 2000
    Visit the Dejah's Diaries Series starting at:
    ERBzine 0385

    Be sure to visit our other ECOF 2000 features in ERBzine:
    ERBzine: 0371: ECOF 2000 ~ Arrival
    ERBzine: 0372: ECOF 2000 ~ Hucksters & Auctioneers
    ERBzine: 0373: ECOF 2000 ~ Comics Panel
    ERBzine: 0374: ECOF 2000 ~ Thompson Bar-B-Q
    ERBzine: 0375: ECOF 2000 ~ Thompson ERB Collection
    ERBzine: 0376: ECOF 2000 ~ Mary Burroughs
    ERBzine: 0377: ECOF 2000 ~ Tarak & Predator Battle
    ERBzine: 0378: ECOF 2000 ~ Tom Yeates At Work: Dejah & JoN I
    ERBzine: 0379: ECOF 2000 ~ Tom Yeates At Work: Dejah & JoN II
    ERBzine: 0380: ECOF 2000 ~ Banquet
    ERBzine: 0381: ECOF 2000 ~ Group Photos
    ERBzine: 0382: ECOF 2000 ~ Jim's Book Signing and Catalogue
    ERBzine: 0383: ECOF 2000 ~ Brunch
    ERBzine: 0384: ECOF 2000 ~ Farewells
    ERBzine: 0385: ECOF 2000 ~ Dejah's Diary - Day I
    ERBzine: 0386: ECOF 2000 ~ Dejah's Diary - Day II
    ERBzine: 0387: ECOF 2000 ~ Dejah's Diary - Day III
    ERBzine: 0388: ECOF 2000 ~ Dejah's Diary - Day IV
    ERBzine: 0389: Laurence Dunn: Elvis, Tarzan, Superman…!
    ERBzine 0176: Death Duel I ~ Arrival
    ERBzine 0177: Death Duel II ~ Soul Search
    ERBzine 0178: Death Duel III: ~ Jungles of  Tarzana
    ERBzine 0179: Death Duel IV ~ Warm-Up Battles
    ERBzine 0180: Death Duel V - The Battle
    ERBzine 0181: Quest for Tarzan - Disney Lot
    ERBzine 0182: Quest for Tarzan - Hollywood
    ERBzine 0183: Plundering the Treasure Vaults of Tarzana I
    ERBzine 0184: Plundering the Treasure Vaults of Tarzana II
    ERBzine 0185: Lost in Ackermansion I
    ERBzine 0186: Lost in Ackermansion II
    ERBzine 0187: Dum-Dum Banquet - Umgawa I
    ERBzine 0188: Dum-Dum Banquet - Umgawa II
    ERBzine0189: Dum-Dum Banquet - You Lucky Guys! Awards
    ERBzine 0190: Dum-Dum Treasures
    ERBzine 0191: Thanks for the Memories by Tarak
    ERBzine 0192: Tarzana Flashback 1971 - Pt. I
    ERBzine 0193:DD99: Tarzana Flashback 1971 - Pt. II
    For More Dum-Dum '99 Photo Coverage Visit These Great Sites:
    GHAK'S DUM-DUM '99
    ITINERARY - DUM-DUM 99 - Tarzana California
    Mirrored at Tangor's ERBList & Jim Thompson's ERBCOF Sites
    A Virtual Tour of the 1997 Newton, Iowa Dum Dum with 
    Erling B. Holtsmark
    (appears to have been retired)
    Thuvia's Version of the 
    1998 Baltimore Dum-Dum
    Photos from Dum Dum 98 Featured at Elmo's Barsoomian Blade
    What Really Happens at Those Wild & Whacky Dum Dums
    The Jeriatric Park Chronicles
    The Official Tarzana, California Site
    Tarzana Yellow Pages (Yahoo)
    The Hillmans Meet the Burroughs Family In
    Tarzana - 30 Years Ago!
    ERB's Tarzana Ranch
    Tarak's Adventures In Balsoom - Dum Dum 98
     ºOº Disney Animated Tarzan Sites ºOº
    ºOºOfficial Disney Tarzan Site ºOº 
    ºOº Disney Tarzan Animated Trailer ºOº
    ºOº Flounder's Tarzan ºOº Tarzan WebRing ºOº
     ºOº Disney Ultra Sites  ºOº
    ºOº  Manton Info-News-Images  ºOº scoopsºOº
    ºOº  Vicky Viadas' Animation Studio 23 ºOº 
    ºOº Tarzan Stills ºOº The Tarzan Page ºOº


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