2008 Conference in Akron, Ohio

Here is a collection of photos from the conference taken by Dennis.
Limited edition button created by Jean-Michel for the meeting.
Cover for 2008 Conference program.
Our 2008 annual meeting was held in Akron, Ohio, on May 29 - June 1st.


May 29
6:30 PM Welcome dinner at:
   “The Bistro of Green”
      3459 Massillon Rd., Uniontown, OH 44685
May 30
Breakfast as you wish…
9:00 AM Opening remarks
   - Jean-Michel Margot, President, NAJVS Inc.
9:15 AM “JV on Stage”
   - Jean-Michel Margot
9:40 AM “Why I Don’t Hate Michel Verne”
   - Dr. Julia Mastro, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
10:05 AM “Verne and Science Fiction”
   - Dr. Arthur B. Evans, DePauw University
10:40 AM Break
10:55 AM “The Metallurgy of Jules Verne”
   - Dr. Quentin Skrabec, University of Findlay
11:45 AM “Giori Specimen Banknote”
   - Andrew Nash, NAJVS, Inc.
12:00 PM Lunch as you wish’
   - Fast food and chain restaurants nearby
1:15 PM “The Kip Brothers: A Generic Interpretation”
   - Brian Taves, Ph.D., Library of Congress
1:50 PM “Verne Translators Revealed: Stephen W. White and William Struthers”
   - Norm Wolcott, NAJVS, Inc.
2:10 PM “Jules Verne Near Death”
   - Rick Walter, Vice-President, NAJVS, Inc.
2:40 PM “The Lone Ranger Meets Captain Nemo”
   - Mark Eckell, NAJVS Inc.
3:30 PM Leave for a tour of’
  MAPS Air Museum located at
  2260 International Parkway, North Canton, OH 44720.
    There will be a $7.00 charge.
5:30 PM Leave for dinner at The Hartville Kitchen
      1015 Edison St NW Hartville, OH 44632
May 31
Breakfast as you wish…
9:00 AM “55 Years With Jules Verne”
   - Jean-Michel Margot
9:50 AM “Sampson Low Editions”
   - Brian Kutzera, Secretary/Treasurer, NAJVS, Inc.
10:15 AM Break
10:30 AM “Flying Machines in the Age of Jules Verne”
   - Eric Brothers, The Lighter-Than-Air Society
11:05 AM “Translating Foundling Mick” (an article by Kieran O’Driscoll)
   - Norm Wolcott
11:25 AM Video Various
   - may include Georges Méliès 1904 film
      "Le Voyage à travers l’impossible” (“The Impossible Voyage”)
    & more
12:20 PM Lunch as you wish
   - Fast food and chain restaurants nearby
1:30 PM NAJVS Business Meeting (members only)
   - Agenda TBA by NAJVS President Jean-Michel Margot
6:00 PM dinner at
   member host Dana Eales’ home in
      Uniontown OH
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