2007 Conference in Albuquerque, NM

Here is a collection of photos from the conference taken by Dennis, Jean-Michel and Anna-Jean.
Cover for 2007 Conference program
 
Our 2007 annual meeting was held in Albuquerque, NM, on Jun 7th - 10th.
The theme of the meeting was “Volcanoes & Sky Vessels”.
 

Agenda

 
Thu
Jun 7
6:15 PM Meet in Best Western Rio Grande Inn lobby
for self-transfer to…
6:30 PM Welcome dinner at:
   St. Clair Winery & Bistro
      901 Rio Grande Blvd.
      (Directly to the LEFT of the Best Western)
      After-Dinner Entertainment:
      a) Introductions;
      b) “Casting Call”
      c) Book drawing
      d) Some “surprises” from President Margot
Fri
Jun 8
Breakfast as you wish…
8:30 AM Meet at Rio Grande Inn lobby
8:45 AM Proceed to mini-auditorium at the
   The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History.
9:00 AM Welcome back, Announcements, etc.
   - Rick Walter, Barbara Bryant, Andy Rogulich.
9:05 AM Opening remarks
   - Jean-Michel Margot, President, NAJVS Inc.
9:15 AM “Verne Was (W)right All Along”
   - Jean-Michel Margot
9:45 AM “Writing a Map”
   - Julia Mastro, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
10:15 AM “Jules Verne’s Dream Machines”
   - Dr. Arthur B. Evans, DePauw University
10:40 AM Break
10:55 AM Welcome back
   - Rick Walter/Andy Rogulich.
11:00 AM “Verne and Rosny — Contrasting Models of Science Fiction”
   - Dr. George Slusser, curator of J. Lloyd Eaton Collection of
      Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Utopian Literature

      University of California at Riverside
11:30 AM “Mobilis in Mobile — History of the U.S.S. Nautilus
   - Andy Rogulich, NAJVS Inc.
      Here is a link to his Microsoft PowerPoint presentation.
12:00 PM “Verne’s Errant Readers — Nemo, Clawbonny, Michel Dufrénoy”
   - Dr. Terry Harpold, University of Florida, Gainesville
12:25 PM Walk to restaurant for
12:30 PM lunch at
   Little Anita’s
      2105 Mountain Rd.
      (1 block from Art Museum)
2:00 PM Welcome back
   - Rick Walter/Andy Rogulich.
2:05 PM “The Wrong-Headed League”
   - Rick Walter, Vice-President, NAJVS, Inc.
2:35 PM Keynote Presentation: “Verne and Volcanoes”
   - Jayne Aubele, vulcanologist,
      New Mexico Museum of Natural History
3:30 PM “The Great Pearl of Captain Nemo:
  Succession and Legacy in L’Ile Mystérieuse
   - Tom McCormick, NAJVS Inc.
3:55 PM Announcements & Wrapup
   - Rick Walter/Andy Rogulich.
7:45 PM Meet in Rio Grande Inn lobby
for self-transfer to…
8:00 PM dinner at
   The Melting Pot
      2011 Mountain Rd. — Meritage Room
      (Across the street from the Art Museum)
      After-Dinner Entertainment: Tom McCormick & Cast in a
      unique playlet: Nemo’s Giant Pearl.
Sat
Jun 9
Breakfast as you wish…
8:30 AM Meet at Rio Grande Inn lobby
8:45 AM Proceed to mini-auditorium at the
   The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History.
9:00 AM Welcome back, Announcements, etc.
   - Rick Walter, Barbara Bryant, Andy Rogulich.
9:10 AM “The Continuing Rehabilitation of Jules Verne”
   - Walter James Miller, New York University
9:40 AM “Introducing The Kip Brothers.”
   - Jean-Michel Margot
10:10 AM A Memorial Moment for
   Prof. Stanford L. Luce, Vernian pioneer.
      (Stan’s collaborators are invited to share
      brief memories of this trailblazing scholar, translator,
      and NAJVS member who died this past March.)
10:30 AM Break - “Author’s Signing Table” in foyer
10:55 AM Welcome back
   - Rick Walter/Andy Rogulich.
11:00 AM “Tribulations of a Chinese Gentleman”
   - Dr. Peter Schulman, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
       Peter changed his topic to talk about bachelors in Verne with a particular focus on Wilhelm Storitz.
11:30 AM “Around the World in Eighty Changes: Translating Jules Verne’s
  Le Tour du monde en quatre-vingt jours, 1873-2004.”
   - Kieran O’Driscoll, Dublin City University, Ireland
11:55 AM Walk to restaurant for…
12:00 PM lunch at
   High Noon
      425 San Felipe (corner of Mountain Rd.)
      (1 block from Art Museum)
1:25 PM Welcome back
   - Rick Walter/Andy Rogulich.
1:30 PM “The Pirate Publisher”
   - Jean-Michel Margot
2:00 PM “Earthrise, Comet Tracking, and Verne”
   - Dr. Alan Hale, co-discoverer of Comet Hale-Bopp.
2:30 PM Announcements & Wrapup
   - Rick Walter/Andy Rogulich.
2:45 PM NAJVS Business Meeting (members only)
   - Agenda TBA by NAJVS President Jean-Michel Margot
6:45 PM Meet in Rio Grande Inn lobby
for self-transfer to…
7:00 PM dinner at the
   Hotel Albuquerque
      800 Rio Grande Blvd. — Café Plazuela
      (Across the street from Best Western.)
      After-Dinner Entertainment: “Paris in the — 21st — Century,
        or What I Did Last Spring Break: Dr. Terry Harpold, Jean-Michel Margot,
        and 11 undergrads visit Verne and Haussmann’s Paris”
Sun
Jun 10
Breakfast as you wish…
9:30 AM Meet at Rio Grande Inn lobby,
   to transport participants from hotel to…
   Anderson-Abruzzo Balloon Museum
10:00 AM Special docent-led tour of
Anderson-Abruzzo Balloon Museum
11:30 AM Transport participants back to Best Western
— BON VOYAGE —
— MAYBE NEXT TIME —
Unfortunately they won’t be able to attend our event this year,
we hope that they will be able to join us sometime in the future.
“Undersea volcanoes; Atlantis”
   - Dr. Sean Chamberlin, Fullerton College, CA
“The Contribution of Colonial Missionaries in the Nineteenth Century to the Completion
  of the World Discovery: The Scottish Pastor and the Lazarist Priest in Eastern Africa
  as Seen in Jules Verne’s Five Weeks in a Balloon.”
   - Kouassi Jeannot N’GORAN, Côte d’Ivoire, Africa