2020 Conference in Horse Cave, KY (near Mammoth Cave)

 
Cover for 2020 Conference program.
 
The North American Jules Verne Society has postponed our original plans for a meeting in April 2020 to sometime later in the year. It will still be in the Horse Cave, KY (near Mammoth Cave) area.
 
The latest details as they become available will always be found here.
 

CALL for PRESENTATIONS

A theme for the meeting is “Journey to the Center of the Earth”; however, any paper related to Jules Verne will be welcomed.
 
Presentations should be 20-30 minutes in length.
 
Please contact Dennis Kytasaari <djk_@_epguides.com> to discuss making a presentation. A laptop with a digital projector should be available.
 
Need more information, or have any questions? Contact: Dennis Kytasaari
 
We’d like a head count of who (including spouses, etc) who is attending what activity. Please fill out this form and return it to Dennis Kytasaari at the address listed on the form (or better yet scan and email a copy).
 
Planned Presentations (held at Thomas House, near American Cave Conservation Association -ACCA-) include:
  • Prof. Art Evans - “The Demise of Horrible Hardwigg -- English Translations of Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Cato Holler - “Jules Verne and the Ruhmkorff Lamp: A Brief History of Underground Lighting Devices”
  • Alex Kirstukas - “Jules Verne’s Routledge Translators”
  • Jean-Michel Margot - Overview of the Available Research Tools
  • Steve Southard - “The Impact of JCE on Subterranean Fiction”
  • Ronald “Reggie” Van Stockum, Jr. - “Jules Verne; a Writer’s Inquiry”
Planned Activities include:
 

TENTATIVE Agenda

 
Wed
TBD
7:00 PM Welcome Dinner at: TBD
Thu
TBD
Breakfast as you wish…
9:00 AM Opening remarks
   - Dennis Kytasaari, NAJVS Inc.
9:05 AM “Jules Verne and the Ruhmkorff Lamp: A Brief History of Underground Lighting Devices”
   - Cato Holler, NAJVS Inc.
9:25 AM “Jules Verne; a Writer’s Inquiry”
   - Ronald “Reggie” Van Stockum, Jr., NAJVS Inc.
10:15 AM Overview of the Available Research Tools
   - Jean-Michel Margot, NAJVS Inc.
10:50 AM Break
11:05 AM “The Impact of JCE on Subterranean Fiction”
   - Steve Southard, NAJVS Inc.
11:40 AM “The Demise of Horrible Hardwigg — English Translations of Journey to the Center of the Earth
   - Prof. Art Evans, DePauw University
12:15 PM “Jules Verne’s Routledge Translators”
   - Alex Kirstukas, NAJVS Inc.
12:45 PM Lunch: TBD (somewhere near Thomas House)
2:30 PM NAJVS Business Meeting (members only)
   - Agenda by NAJVS President Dennis Kytasaari
Dinner as you wish…
Fri
TBD
Breakfast as you wish…
10:00 AM
Visit to American Cave Museum
   - David Foster, Director of the ACCA
11:30 AM Lunch: TBD
1:00 PM Tour of Hidden River Cave
   - David Foster, Director of the ACCA
Dinner as you wish…
Sat
TBD
Breakfast as you wish…
9:00 AM Trip to Mammoth Cave National Park and/or Crystal Onyx Cave
12:00 PM Lunch: (probably somewhere in Park City near next stop)
2:00 PM Visit to National Cave Museum and Library and Tour of Diamond Caverns
   - Gordon Smith, National Cave Museum and Library
Dinner as you wish…
Sun
TBD
— BON VOYAGE —