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  • #16
    Hi Chris,

    Thanks. No, I definitely won't want to miss out and will probably have to ensure, if possible, that I get there a couple of days early to shake off some of the jetlag!

    Cheers,
    Adam.

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    • #17
      Hello All

      I inked some paper this morning. The conference venue, where the main talks will take place, will not be, as earlier anticipated, at the University of Baltimore but rather at the Maryland Historical Society in the France Hall Auditorium in Baltimore's historic Mount Vernon District. See photographs below. We will have talks in France Hall 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday, April 9 and 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm Sunday, April 10, with a bus tour of downtown Baltimore on Sunday morning for those who don't have sore heads from Saturday night festivities.

      Here is what we will be offering:
      • Friday night reception at local hotel.
      • Weekend of expert talks and panel discussions
      • Exclusive Baltimore USA Ripper conference 2016 conference pack
      • Buffet lunch on Saturday and Sunday
      • Delegates only 3-Course banquet Dinner Saturday night
      • Saturday night entertainment
      • Sunday morning bus tour of Baltimore Ripper and Poe sites and other sites of historical interest
      • Tea/coffee or soda breaks throughout the weekend
      • Discounted room rates at local hotels.


      Any questions, address them to me via [email protected] or via private message.

      Really looking forward to welcoming many of you April 8-10, 2016 in Baltimore!

      Thanks

      Chris



      France Hall dinner at MdHS



      Park Avenue Entrance, MdHS

      More photographs of events at MdHS -- https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums
      Christopher T. George, Lyricist & Co-Author, "Jack the Musical"
      https://www.facebook.com/JackTheMusical/ Hear sample song at https://tinyurl.com/y8h4envx.

      Organizer, RipperCon #JacktheRipper-#True Crime Conferences, April 2016 and 2018.
      Hear RipperCon 2016 & 2018 talks at http://www.casebook.org/podcast/.

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      • #18
        As a fellow conference organiser can i say that looks great. Look forward to it.

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        • #19
          This sounds fantastic; it's about time the US had a conference, as they were long overdue one. Sadly I won't be able to make it to this event, but hopefully I will get to see the conference pack if someone from the UK does go.

          I have a bit of an interest in that side of things, having done graphics for five of these events!

          I wish the team all the success with this venture.

          All the best
          Andrew

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          • #20
            Chris,

            Don't forget you know what.

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            • #21
              What held you up, Scott?

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              • #22
                I won't be booking until after the first of the year as the trade I'm in is seasonal and we all cross our fingers to make it through the holidays. Hopefully, for my sake, it won't sell out quickly.

                JM

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by JMenges View Post
                  I won't be booking until after the first of the year as the trade I'm in is seasonal and we all cross our fingers to make it through the holidays. Hopefully, for my sake, it won't sell out quickly.

                  JM
                  Hi Jonathan

                  That's fine. In fact, we can reserve a place for you in the anticipation that you will be able to pay for a place at the conference after the first of the year.

                  Chris
                  Christopher T. George, Lyricist & Co-Author, "Jack the Musical"
                  https://www.facebook.com/JackTheMusical/ Hear sample song at https://tinyurl.com/y8h4envx.

                  Organizer, RipperCon #JacktheRipper-#True Crime Conferences, April 2016 and 2018.
                  Hear RipperCon 2016 & 2018 talks at http://www.casebook.org/podcast/.

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                  • #24
                    Thanks, Chris. Please do.

                    JM

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                    • #25
                      Hi all

                      As noted, in the next few days we will be tying down what local hotels have to offer us as to reduced rates for delegates attending the April 8-10 event as well as where the Friday evening reception and the Saturday night banquet will be held. Stay tuned. Also information on speakers will be available shortly.

                      Best regards

                      Chris
                      Christopher T. George, Lyricist & Co-Author, "Jack the Musical"
                      https://www.facebook.com/JackTheMusical/ Hear sample song at https://tinyurl.com/y8h4envx.

                      Organizer, RipperCon #JacktheRipper-#True Crime Conferences, April 2016 and 2018.
                      Hear RipperCon 2016 & 2018 talks at http://www.casebook.org/podcast/.

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                      • #26
                        Who else plans on attending ?
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                        • #27
                          We are looking at different options for entertainment on the night of the April 9 banquet. A possibility might be actor Tony Tsendeas or some other performer or performers. Nothing definite decided yet -- we are still analyzing prices for the weekend. Stay tuned. Meanwhile there is this event happening this Saturday in Baltimore, just to wet your appetite.



                          Actor Tony Tsendeas reads from "Berenice" at Edgar Allan Poe's grave at Westminster Hall and Burying Ground, Fayette and Greene streets, Baltimore

                          THIS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2015 beginning at 3:30 pm!

                          BALTIMORE PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE MEMORY OF POE AT HIS GRAVE!


                          THIS UNIQUE TRIBUTE to Poe will feature popular actors Tony Tsendeas and Don Mullins.

                          THEY WILL PRESENT dramatic readings (excerpts) from many of Poe's most famous tales of horror, terror and science fiction. These tales include: "The Fall of the House of Usher," "Berenice," "The Black Cat," "The Premature Burial," "Some Words With a Mummy," "Liegia," "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar," "The Pit and the Pendulum," "The Tell Tale Heart," and many more!

                          SEVERAL OBITUARIES OF POE will also be presented.

                          WE ARE PRIVILEGED AND EXCITED to include several cast members of MESMERIC REVELATIONS! OF EDGAR ALLAN POE who will delight us with excerpts and comments from this outstanding event coming to the Maryland Historical Society! Word is Virginia Poe will visit us from her grave and enchant us with her presence! We're waiting to find out who the other person is from Poe's life that will return to our world and help us honor Poe.

                          ACTUALLY WE AREN'T BEING VISITED by the ghosts of people that knew Poe unfortunately. Several actors from this outstanding interactive production will attend this event and present brief excerpts from this interactive play being held at the historic Enoch Pratt House sponsored by the Maryland Historical Society. Click on the link for the gruesome details.

                          http://www.myedgarallanpoe.com or http://mesmericrevelationsofpoe.tumb...ricrevelations

                          A GRUESOME EDGAR ALLAN POE DEATH CAKE will be given to a unlucky member of the audience. The chef at the House of Usher is making this cake and he assures us it's to die for!

                          A WREATH LAYING CEREMONY will conclude the tribute. Visitors are invited to bring their own flowers and wreaths for the ceremony.

                          THIS EVENT IS FREE but standing room is limited. Gates will be closed at 2 pm to allow the sound system to be installed. The gates will reopen at 3 pm.

                          THE EVENT WILL LAST approximately (depending upon the actors intensity and frenzy as they present the readings) one hour and 20 minutes.

                          WE ARE STILL COLLECTING donations to help fund this event and the January Birthday Tribute to Poe. Please consider a donation to help us continue to pay homage to Poe in this unique way. Baltimore is the ONLY Poe city that can do this kind of tribute because we have Poe's BODY!

                          The producers of the upcoming PBS film EDGAR ALLAN POE: BURIED ALIVE have made a generous offer to donate $250! IF we can raise matching funds by Friday, October 9th! Will you help us reach that goal?

                          Please help us make this match to successfully finish the fund-raising drive for our events!

                          CLICK HERE TO CONTRIBUTE: http://www.gofundme.com/s543f947.

                          THERE WILL BE UPDATES and additions to this program. Visit "Edgar Allan Poe: Evermore" for regular updates.

                          IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS regarding this event or wish to donate privately please contact me at: purplerust[email protected].

                          IF YOU WISH To send a check, bypassing the online donation, send it to: Jeff Jerome, PO Box 1226, Severna Park, MD 21146.

                          PLEASE BE ASSURED THAT DONATIONS WILL BE USED FOR THIS EVENT AND THE JANUARY GRAVESIDE BIRTHDAY SALUTE TO POE.

                          ALL OF US HERE at Evermore thank you for your continued support throughout the many years of these popular events.

                          Your most obedient servant,

                          Jeff Jerome
                          Curator Emeritus
                          Formerly with the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum
                          Christopher T. George, Lyricist & Co-Author, "Jack the Musical"
                          https://www.facebook.com/JackTheMusical/ Hear sample song at https://tinyurl.com/y8h4envx.

                          Organizer, RipperCon #JacktheRipper-#True Crime Conferences, April 2016 and 2018.
                          Hear RipperCon 2016 & 2018 talks at http://www.casebook.org/podcast/.

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                          • #28

                            I just got a royalty check today for $130 for a picture book of Baltimore, Baltimore Close Up, that I put out in the 1990s through Arcadia publishers, History Press. A complete shock. I have not received anything from the publishers for years. Some years ago they had told me it was out of print and would I pay to have it reprinted. Nonetheless I didn't take them up on the offer. The check out of the blue made me wonder if in the meanwhile they may have revived the title without me knowing.

                            And yes it is back in print -- https://www.arcadiapublishing.com/Pr.../9780738589794

                            You can get a preview of the book at

                            https://books.google.com/books/about...d=e4VRKVv3nfgC

                            Chris

                            Christopher T. George, Lyricist & Co-Author, "Jack the Musical"
                            https://www.facebook.com/JackTheMusical/ Hear sample song at https://tinyurl.com/y8h4envx.

                            Organizer, RipperCon #JacktheRipper-#True Crime Conferences, April 2016 and 2018.
                            Hear RipperCon 2016 & 2018 talks at http://www.casebook.org/podcast/.

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                            • #29
                              Congrats on the windfall, CG !!

                              That reminds me. What's going on with the book project you were working on, Jack The Ripper & The Jews ? You probably mentioned something but I don't recall.
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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Howard Brown View Post
                                Congrats on the windfall, CG !!

                                That reminds me. What's going on with the book project you were working on, Jack The Ripper & The Jews ? You probably mentioned something but I don't recall.
                                No progress on that front, Howard. Been involved in too many other things.

                                Chris
                                Christopher T. George, Lyricist & Co-Author, "Jack the Musical"
                                https://www.facebook.com/JackTheMusical/ Hear sample song at https://tinyurl.com/y8h4envx.

                                Organizer, RipperCon #JacktheRipper-#True Crime Conferences, April 2016 and 2018.
                                Hear RipperCon 2016 & 2018 talks at http://www.casebook.org/podcast/.

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