2016 Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 
Limited edition button created by Jean-Michel for the meeting.
 
The 2016 Annual Meeting will be held from Wednesday, July 13 through Saturday July 16, 2016. The meeting will be held in Philadelphia at the Independence Park Hotel. This location is walkable to Independence Hall and other tourist destinations. A conference room has been reserved for a whole day on Thursday, July 14 and a half day for Friday July 15. July 16 will be a day for other activities. Perhaps a search for the Weldon Institute? ;-)
 
Our hotel and meeting facility is located at:
15 sleeping rooms have been set aside for our group. The rooms are divided into 3 categories: Queen-$179.00 + tax per night; King-$199.00 + tax per night; Queen/Queen-$219.00 + tax per night. Individuals will have to make their own room reservations. Room rates will include a hot breakfast; tea and cookies in the afternoon; wine and cheese reception Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 pm; and discounted parking of $17 per night with in & out privileges (read the parking information on the hotel’ website). Rooms will be held until June 13. It’s a small boutique hotel so reservations should be made as soon as possible. Reservations must be made through the hotel front desk. The phone number is +1.215.922.4443 and reference is “Jules Verne Literary Group.” When calling for reservations, ask for Elizabeth. She will make sure that the rooms are available.
 
The latest details as they become available will always be found here.
 

CALL for PRESENTATIONS

About the theme of the meeting, at this time it is likely to be 1886‘s Robur le conquérant (Robur the Conqueror). It is at the Weldon Institute in Philadelphia where Robur makes his presence known to the world.
Of course every Vernian topic is of interest . . . and Vernians of every nationality! Just ask us to reserve a slot for you . . . presentations should be 20-30 minutes in length.
As you know, NAJVS welcomes Vernians of every bent — educators, collectors, researchers, hobbyists, translators, and explorers . . . not to mention renowned scientists and literary figures who say they couldn’t have done it without Verne!
Please tell Alex Kirstukas <alex.kirstukas_@_gmail.com> if you want to present a paper about Jules Verne and his works. A laptop with a digital projector will be available.
 
There will be a $30 conference fee associated with this event.
 
Need more information, or have any questions? Contact Mark Eckell <mark_eckell_@_hotmail.com>.
 
We’d like a head count of who (including spouses, etc) who is attending what activity. Please fill out this form and return it and the conference fee payment to Mark Eckell at the address listed on the form (or scan and email a copy).
 
Planned presentations include:
  • Art Evans - “English Translations of Jules Verne’s Le Château des Carpathes
  • Terry Harpold - “‘Des inondés de Mars’: Sans dessus dessous and the Argument from Analogy”
  • Marie-Hélène Huet - “Engineering Fiction”
  • Howard Lipman - “From 5 Weeks in a Balloon to the Graf Zeppelin: Famous lighter than air flights and the men and women who made them possible”
  • Alex Kirstukas - “Robur the Conqueror: Chapter 1”
  • Jean-Michel Margot - “Loitering with Jules Verne”
  • Peter Schulman - “Adventures in Translating: The Hidden Charms of Some of Jules Verne’s Unpublished Plays”
  • Brian Taves - “Robur vs. Nemo”
  • Brian Taves - “Visualizing Nemo and the Nautilus for the Screen: From Méliès to The Rock”
Planned panels include:
  • Peter Schulman, Brian Taves - “Making a Palik Volume”
  • Alex Kirstukas, Peter Schulman - “Translating Verne”
 

Agenda

Presenters and Members - if you have any corrections, suggestions, or comments, please contact Dennis Kytasaari at: djk@epguides.com
 
Wed
July 13
7:00 PM Welcome dinner at: Spasso Italian Grill
   - 34 S Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
   - +1 (215) 592-7661
Thu
July 14
Breakfast as you wish…
9:00 AM Opening remarks
   - Brian Taves, President, NAJVS Inc.
9:05 AM Update on Verne in Europe and Other Societies
   - Jean-Michel Margot, NAJVS Inc.
9:15 AM “Robur vs. Nemo”
   - Brian Taves, NAJVS Inc.
9:45 AM “Loitering with Jules Verne”
   - Jean-Michel Margot, NAJVS Inc.
10:35 AM “English Translations of Jules Verne’s Le Château des Carpathes”
   - Art Evans, DePauw University
11:05 AM Break
11:20 AM Robur the Conqueror: Chapter 1”
   - Alex Kirstukas, NAJVS Inc.
11:50 AM “Adventures in Translating: The Hidden Charms of Some of Jules Verne’s Unpublished Plays”
   - Peter Schulman, Old Dominion University
12:20 PM Panel - “Making a Palik Volume”
   - Peter Schulman, Old Dominion University
   - Brian Taves, NAJVS Inc.
12:50 PM Lunch
   - (as you wish; there’ll be a list of possible locations)
3:00 PM “‘Des inondés de Mars’: Sans dessus dessous and the Argument from Analogy”
   - Terry Harpold, University of Florida, Gainesville
3:30 PM “From 5 Weeks in a Balloon to the Graf Zeppelin: Famous lighter than air flights and the men and women who made them possible”
   - Howard Lipman, NAJVS Inc.
4:05 PM “Engineering Fiction”
   - Marie-Hélène Huet, Affiliate Faculty, MIT
7:00 PM Dinner
   - (as you wish; there’ll be a list of possible locations)
Fri
July 15
Breakfast as you wish…
9:00 AM NAJVS Business Meeting (members only)
   - Agenda TBA by NAJVS President Brian Taves
11:00 AM Panel - “Translating Verne”
   - Alex Kirstukas, NAJVS Inc.
   - Peter Schulman, Old Dominion University
12:05 PM “Visualizing Nemo and the Nautilus for the Screen: From Méliès to The Rock”
   - Brian Taves, NAJVS Inc.
12:30 PM Lunch
   - (as you wish; there’ll be a list of possible locations)
2:00 PM Free time to explore the historical city
7:00 PM Dinner
   - (as you wish; there’ll be a list of possible locations)
Sat
July 16
Breakfast as you wish…
9:00 AM Free time to explore the historical city
Sun
July 17
— BON VOYAGE —