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Old March 3rd, 2017, 11:32 PM   #1
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Many thanks, Howard. Co-organizer Janis Wilson and I are presently in the early stages of planning for the April 2018 event, talking to potential speakers and performers and lining up a venue and activities. As with the April 2016 event that we held at the Maryland Historical Society, it will be a combined Jack the Ripper and true crime weekend, and naturally there will be some surprises, a Saturday night dinner, and a planned tour of Baltimore. We welcome hearing from persons with proposed talks and ideas for the event as well as enquiries from interested attendees. Interested parties should feel free to contact me at editorctrip@yahoo.com. Stay tuned for further announcements.

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I live close to Baltimore. Any way in which I can help organize or set up, please let me know!!
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I live close to Baltimore. Any way in which I can help organize or set up, please let me know!!

Sorry to be late responding. Email me at editorctrip@yahoo.com
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RipperCon 2018 Master of Ceremonies, Jack the Ripper tour guide and expert on Jack's London, Philip Hutchinson.

Hello everyone

RipperCon 2018, Jack the Ripper-True Crime conference to be held in Baltimore, Maryland this coming April, is going to be a big one so don't miss out. Our talks will be held at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in the College's 90-year-old Italianate Main Building in Room 110 off Statuary Hall (see images below).

RipperCon is the ONLY North American conference to be held during the 130-year anniversary of the Ripper murders. We have only 50 places available for registrants, so be sure to book early.

Our M/C for the event is Philip Hutchinson, London East End Ripper tour guide, actor, and co-author (with Rob Clack) of The London of Jack the Ripper: Then and Now. Philip will also give a talk on "Jack the Ripper's London" on Saturday morning. Other speakers will be announced in coming days, so check back regularly.

Meanwhile, we have a trivia contest going on. A precursor to the hourlong trivia contest with some worthwhile prizes planned for Sunday afternoon -- er, just to keep everyone on their toes!

What is a tintype?

First to answer will receive a genuine period tintype -- er, whatever it is. Good luck, everyone! (NOTE: Mr. Hutchinson, you are "recused" from answering.)

Following are the details about registering for RipperCon 2018:

Registration is $140 or $120 for persons who agree to appear at RipperCon in period costume for two days of talks 9 am to 5 pm Saturday and Sunday, with 12+ expert speakers and panelists. Of the registration price, $80 is due now, and the remainder should be paid by February 14, 2018. All payments All payments by PayPal to editorctrip@yahoo.com.

Registration includes entry to Friday night reception at a special location to be announced. Reception will feature free soft drinks and water and a cash bar for those who to purchase wish beer, wine, or liquor.

We are planning a separately priced all-day bus tour of Baltimore probably Friday or Monday to visit John Wilkes Booth's grave as well as Poe's grave and house, the Maryland Medical Examiner's office, and Fort McHenry with on-your-own lunch at a restaurant in Baltimore's Inner Harbor.
Saturday night will feature a banquet with speakers and entertainment -- details and price to be announced.

Questions anyone? Either PM me here or e-mail me at editorctrip@yahoo.com.




Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Main Building, Mount Royal Avenue, Baltimore - Venue for the daytime talks at RipperCon 2018





Statuary Hall in the Main Building at MICA. Talks are scheduled for Room 110 in the left hand corner.
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Big announcement!

We have a winnah in the latest RipperCon Trivia Contest! See below. . .


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RipperCon 2018 Master of Ceremonies, Jack the Ripper tour guide and expert on Jack's London, Philip Hutchinson.

Hello everyone

RipperCon 2018, Jack the Ripper-True Crime conference to be held in Baltimore, Maryland this coming April, is going to be a big one so don't miss out. Our talks will be held at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in the College's 90-year-old Italianate Main Building in Room 110 off Statuary Hall (see images below).

RipperCon is the ONLY North American conference to be held during the 130-year anniversary of the Ripper murders. We have only 50 places available for registrants, so be sure to book early.

Our M/C for the event is Philip Hutchinson, London East End Ripper tour guide, actor, and co-author (with Rob Clack) of The London of Jack the Ripper: Then and Now. Philip will also give a talk on "Jack the Ripper's London" on Saturday morning. Other speakers will be announced in coming days, so check back regularly.

Meanwhile, we have a trivia contest going on. A precursor to the hourlong trivia contest with some worthwhile prizes planned for Sunday afternoon -- er, just to keep everyone on their toes!

What is a tintype?

First to answer will receive a genuine period tintype -- er, whatever it is. Good luck, everyone! (NOTE: Mr. Hutchinson, you are "recused" from answering.)

Following are the details about registering for RipperCon 2018:

Registration is $140 or $120 for persons who agree to appear at RipperCon in period costume for two days of talks 9 am to 5 pm Saturday and Sunday, with 12+ expert speakers and panelists. Of the registration price, $80 is due now, and the remainder should be paid by February 14, 2018. All payments All payments by PayPal to editorctrip@yahoo.com.

Registration includes entry to Friday night reception at a special location to be announced. Reception will feature free soft drinks and water and a cash bar for those who to purchase wish beer, wine, or liquor.

We are planning a separately priced all-day bus tour of Baltimore probably Friday or Monday to visit John Wilkes Booth's grave as well as Poe's grave and house, the Maryland Medical Examiner's office, and Fort McHenry with on-your-own lunch at a restaurant in Baltimore's Inner Harbor.
Saturday night will feature a banquet with speakers and entertainment -- details and price to be announced.

Questions anyone? Either PM me here or e-mail me at editorctrip@yahoo.com.




Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Main Building, Mount Royal Avenue, Baltimore - Venue for the daytime talks at RipperCon 2018





Statuary Hall in the Main Building at MICA. Talks are scheduled for Room 110 in the left hand corner.

The winner in our latest trivia contest is our good friend Gut over at Casebook Forums, who answered --

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A Tinytype is type of photograph.
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Watch your spelling Gut TinType.

A positive photo shot on a small piece of tin, hence the name.
Correct, Gut. You win!

Only, to correct you slightly, the metal was not tin, despite the misleading name. Rather, the metal used to make tintype photographs in the late 19th Century and into the 20th century actually was iron -- it is magnetic.

You've won our latest contest, Gut, and I'll send you the following period tintype if you provide your snail mail address. When you get it, you will be able to test that the photo is magnetic!



As explained by a historian friend of mine in discussion of the photograph which betrays some pink tinting on the man's lips and cheeks:

"Judging by the subject's clothing and the gray tone (as opposed to the chocolate tones produced later), I'd say the image could be Civil War period but in any case not long afterward. The tinting of cheeks, buttons, jewelry, etc. was commonly done to tintypes.

"The size of yours [2.5 inches by 2 inches] indicates it is a 9th plate tintype, that is, 9 identical exposures made on one sheet of 'tin' (actually iron) with a 9 lens camera, thus producing multiple exposures on one sheet that could be cut apart so you could give individual copies to family and friends."
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RipperCon 2018 Speaker Announcement!


We are pleased to announce that SARAH BETH HOPTON will be coming to RipperCon to talk about "Mary Pearcey and the Hampstead Murders."

Sarah Beth Hopton’s Woman at the Devil's Door (Mango Books, 2017) about Mary Pearcey and her crimes in Victorian London is her first work of historic true crime. Her second book, Deadfall: Mountain Mysticism, Moonshine and Massacre in 1890s Virginia, is due out in 2019 from Indiana University Press.

Among her past jobs, Hopton worked as a Florida crime and politics columnist for both The News Sun and Closer magazine for a total of four years. She recently appeared on the Investigation Discovery (ID) channel special "Bloody Marys" to discuss Mary Pearcey, viewed by some as a possible "Jill the Ripper." For more on "Bloody Marys" see here.

Hopton is currently an assistant professor in the English Department at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. She lives on an off-grid permaculture farm with her partner, two dogs, many chickens, a few pigs, and four rascally goats.
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