2024 Conference in Groton, CT (near the USS Nautilus)

Cover for 2024 Conference program.
The North American Jules Verne Society is holding our 2024 Annual Meeting from Wednesday, May 22nd through Sunday, May 26th, 2024 in Groton, CT (near the USS Nautilus) area.
Our primary hotel is located at:
Our presentations and business meeting will be held at the hotel above, but you are welcome to stay whereever you can find accommadations.

Here’s a map of the area.
The latest details as they become available will always be found here.


A theme for the meeting is “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea(s)”; however, any paper related to Jules Verne will be welcomed.
Presentations should be 20-40 minutes in length.
Please contact Dennis Kytasaari <djk_@_epguides.com> by May 10th to let me know if you plan on making a presentation. A laptop with a digital projector will 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). Or just send the requested information in an email to Dennis.
Planned Presentations (held in the meeting room at our hotel) include:
  • Andrew Nash - “The Sampson Low ‘Taj’ / ‘Monkey’ / ‘Big Ship’ Editions”
  • Andrew Nash - “Collecting: New English Edition Discoveries”
  • Darek Powell - “Unintended Lessons from Verne”
  • Steve Southard - “Nautron Respoc Lorni Virch (The Mysterious Language of the Nautilus Crew)”
  • Ronald “Reggie” Van Stockum, Jr. - “Charette and Jules Verne!”
  • Always room for more!!!
Planned Activities include:
Other suggestions include:


May 22nd
7:00 PM Welcome Dinner at: Groton Townhouse
   - 355 CT-12, Groton, CT 06340
   - +1 (860) 449-0355
May 23rd
Breakfast as you wish…
9:30 AM
Visit to the USS Nautilus (Submarine Force Library & Museum)
12:30 PM Lunch: TBD
(or perhaps somewhere near the Nautilus or perhaps our next destination)
1:30 PM Visit to Old Mystic Seaport Village
Dinner as you wish…
(or perhaps somewhere in or near the Old Mystic Seaport Village)
May 24th
Breakfast as you wish…
9:15 AM Opening remarks
   - Dennis Kytasaari, NAJVS Inc.
9:20 AM “The Sampson Low ‘Taj’ / ‘Monkey’ / ‘Big Ship’ Editions”
   - Andrew Nash, NAJVS Inc.
9:50 AM “Collecting: New English Edition Discoveries”
   - Andrew Nash, NAJVS Inc.
10:20 AM “Charette and Jules Verne!”
   - Ronald “Reggie” Van Stockum, Jr., NAJVS Inc.
11:05 AM Break
11:20 AM “Nautron Respoc Lorni Virch (The Mysterious Language of the Nautilus Crew)”
   - Steve Southard, NAJVS Inc.
11:55 AM “Unintended Lessons from Verne”
   - Darek Powell, NAJVS Inc.
12:20 PM “An Amputee’s Guide to Jules Verne”
   - Nick DiMartino, NAJVS Inc. (via Zoom)    - with Tad Davis moderating
1:00 PM Lunch: TBD (somewhere near the hotel)
3:00 PM NAJVS Business Meeting (members only)
   - Agenda by NAJVS President Dennis Kytasaari
5:00 PM Open Time
Dinner as you wish…
May 25th
Breakfast as you wish…
11:30 AM Visit to The Mark Twain House & Museum
2:00 PM Open Time
Dinner as you wish…
May 26th
At your option take a trip to the other suggested options, otherwise…