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    I've been trying to make a list of past Ripper Conferences, but my only sources are the Rippercasts and the ones mentioned in this forum.

    These are the ones that I have so far:


    Dates Name of Con Location

    2000- (1st US conference) New Jersey (Sam Gafford & Chris George)
    2004- (US- location not mentioned in podcast)
    2005- (Brighton Conference)
    & 2006 ??- Rippercon in Baltimore (Maryland)
    2007 Oct ??- (?sp) Wolverhampton, UK (Claudia, Andy Auliffe, Adam Wood) Catherine Eddowes theme
    & 2008 Oct 10-12- Knoxville, Tenn. (Dan Norder & Kelly Robinson)
    2009 Oct ??- London, UK
    2010 Sep 25- London, UK

    2011 Jul 16- The Cardiff Job (Cardiff)
    X 2011 Aug 27-28- Belfast [CANCELLED]
    2011 Oct 01-02- Whitechapel London Conference (MoC: Philip Hutchinson) [have list of speakers]
    & 2011 Oct 28-29- "Jack the Ripper Through a Wider Lens" (Philadelphia, Penn.)
    2012 Aug 05- The Bristol Job
    2012 Sep 08- Whitechapel Society Symposium: "The East End of Annie Chapman" (City Hotel, Osborn St., London) [have list of speakers]
    2012 Sep 29-30- JtR Conference: "The Double Event" (York, UK) [have list of speakers] featured in podcast
    2013 Nov 09-10- London
    2014 Nov 08- Whitechapel Society Con 2014 (Salisbury, UK) [have list of speakers] featured in podcast
    2014 Oct 28-29- (BOOM! Productions) (South Wales)
    2015 Dec 05- Casebook: Classic Crime Symposium (Chamberlin Hotel, London)
    2015 ??- Nottingham
    & 2016 Apr 08-10- JtR Conference Rippercon: The Jack the Ripper & True Crime Convention (Baltimore, Maryland)
    2016 Sep 03-04- Ripperologist 21 Birthday Conference (?location)
    2016 Nov 04-06- London (Arbor City Hotel, Aldgate, East End)
    2017 Sep 22-24- Liverpool (Marriott)

    Primarily, I'm looking for location & date information. A list of panels would be wonderful! Also, I know that various ones have different sponsors, could someone please explain the different ones a bit? (For instance, I'm completely confused by the "Jobs", which seem to be just short video-walks at particular locations.) Is "Rippercon" a PARTICULAR series used by one specific sponsor? Is this separate from "Jack the Ripper Conferences", which sometimes seems to be used as a generic term, and other times for particular ones? Also, the 2012 York Conference had as a theme "The Double Event", but the list of panels seem to be all over the place.

    I've worked on SciFi Conventions for 40 years, so I have a basic idea of how those types of cons work- at least on the west side of the Big Pond.

    Thanks for any help!

    -- CFL

  • #2
    1996- Ipswich
    1998- Norwich
    2001- Bournemouth
    2003- Liverpool

    If you'd like, send me a PM with your email address and I can help you with some of your questions and provide you more details via email when I'm home this evening.

    JM

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    • #3
      There was also the "18882016" conference which took place at The White Hart, Mile End Road, London on 5th & 6th November 2016, and there is the Jack the Ripper East End Conference at the Water Poet on Folgate Street London and the Curzon Cinema Aldgate London, to be held on 5th & 6th August 2017.

      All the best
      Andrew

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      • #4
        Here's an updated list of conferences:



        JACK THE RIPPER:
        - Conferences, Etc.

        ================================================== =====

        Dates /Name of Con /(Location) /Guests /(Attendance)

        1996 Apr 12-14- (Ipswich); MC: Rosie Howell; Nick Connell, Jon Ogan, Colin Wilson*, Nick Warren

        1998- UK Conference (Norwich); MC: Rosie Howell; Alan Hayday, Bill Beadle, Dave Cuthbertson, Nick Warren, Andy Aliffe, Stewart Evans, Martin Fido
        - Jack the Ripper Radio Play

        2000- (1st US Convention- New Jersey); MC: Christopher-Michael DiGrazia; GoH: Paul Begg [Sam Gafford was mentioned as a guest, but not listed on speaker listing]
        - Christopher T. George: The Myths and Facts of the Jack the Ripper Letters
        - Andy Aliffe: Footlight, Felons, and a Funeral
        - Jill Jones: A Blood Tale: Impact of Ripper Murders on Literature and Mass Media
        - Des McKenna: Did Mary Jane Kelly Survive?
        - Stephen G. Michaud: From Jack the Ripper to Ted Bundy, The Serial Killer in Society
        - Christopher-Michael DiGrazia for Karoline Leach: Jack Through the Looking-Glass: Was Lewis Carroll Really Jack the Ripper?
        - Panel
        - Musical by Frogg Moody & Company


        2001- UK Conference (Bournemouth); MC: Jeremy Beadle
        - Jack the Musical (Musical with French cast by Christopher George and Erik Sitbon)
        - Andy Aliffe: Inspector Abberline
        - (visit to Abberline’s grave, unveiling of blue plaque on Abberline’s house)
        - The Foreign Perspective panel, with Eduardo Zinna, Wolf Vanderlinden, Christopher-Michael DiGrazia, Christopher George
        - Maybrick Diary panel (with display of Diary and Watch), with Shirley Harrison, Albert Johnson, Robert Smith, Melvyn Fairclough
        - Maggie Bird: Jill the Ripper
        - Beadle Quiz
        - Joseph Sickert (An Audience with...)
        - (displays of Dear Boss letter & Abberline's walking stick & cuttings book)

        2003- UK Conference (Liverpool); MC: Jeremy Beadle
        - Christopher George: Liverpool and Jack the Ripper
        - Professor David Canter: Mapping Murder
        - Colin Wilson and Robin Odell: Summing Up and Verdict
        - Seth Linder, Caroline Morris and Keith Skinner: Ripper Diary: The Inside Story
        - George Skelly; The Cameo Conspiracy
        - Beadle Quiz
        - Prof William Rubenstein: Ripperology: Hobby or History?
        - Deborah McDonald: Jack’s Spitalfields
        - Jean Overton-Fuller: Sickert and the Ripper Crimes

        2004- US Convention 2 (Baltimore, Maryland); MC: Christopher-Michael DiGrazia
        - Mike Huie: Jack- one man show
        - Mike Huie and Larry Barber: Dead Raven Sketch
        - Robert Barnes: Murder Most Foul
        - Stan Russo; The Ripper Suspects
        - Harry James Cook: Jack London and People of the Abyss
        - L. Perry Curtis Jr.: Veiling and Unveiling the Ripper Victims
        - Christopher George: Jack the Ripper and the Jewish East End
        - John Hacker: Jack the Ripper and Technology

        2005- UK (Brighton) Conference (Brighton); MC: Jeremy Beadle
        - Film Preview: "The Last Victim"
        - Robert McLaughlin: The First Jack the Ripper Victim Photographs
        - Jennifer Pegg: Researching Uncle Jack
        - Don Rumbelow: The Siege of Sidney Street
        - Andy Aliffe: The life and career of Wynne Baxter
        - (Unveiling of an official Brighton bus bearing the name ‘Wynne Baxter’)
        - Outstanding Achievement Award: Stephen Ryder
        - Philip Hutchinson: The Ghosts of the Ripper
        - Ivor Edwards: D’Onston
        - Christopher George: Francis Tumblety
        - Richard Patterson: Francis Thompson

        # 2006 ??- US Convention 3- RipperCon (Baltimore, Maryland); MC: Christopher-Michael DiGrazia (Judy Stock & Stephen Ryder)
        - Jana Oliver: Sojourn
        - Andy Aliffe: An Indoor Ripper Walking Tour
        - Alan Sharp: Commissioner Anderson
        - Dr. James J. Badal: The impact of the press on how a crime can be perceived by the public at large
        - Donald Rumbelow: I Spy Blue
        - Robin Odell: JTR, American Connection
        - Prof. James E. Starrs: A life in forensic anthropology
        - Dr. Karen K. Teal: The status and struggle of women in the Late Victorian Period
        - panel discussion

        2007 Oct ??- UK Conference (Wolverhampton, UK); MC: Jeremy Beadle (Claudia, Andy Auliffe, Adam Wood) Catherine Eddowes theme
        - Whitechapel Society photography competition
        - Michael Huie: Jack, A One Man Show
        - Dr. David Morris; The Wolverhampton Kate Eddowes Would Have Known
        - Andy Aliffe: Good Night Old ****- The Life of Catherine Eddowes
        - (display of replicas of all the items found on Kate Eddowes’s body and reproduction of Kate’s last outfit)
        - Neil Bell: As Far As Mitre Square
        - Stewart Evans: The Three Witnesses
        - Robert Eighteen-Bisang: Jack the Ripper and Dracula
        - Don Souden: The Myths of Jack the Ripper
        - Neal Shelden: The Victims’ Descendants
        - Outstanding Achievement Award: Neal Shelden

        # 2008 Oct 10-12- US Convention (Four Points at Sheraton Hotel, Knoxville, Tenn.) (Dan Norder & Kelly Robinson)

        -------

        2009 Oct 24-25- Ripper Conference "Jack's Back" (King's Stores, Widegate St., London, UK); Host: Colin Cobb
        - Daniel Olsson: Elizabeth Stride- the Beginning
        - Philip Hutchinson: Elizabeth Stride- the End
        - Ripper Tour
        - showing of Ripperland

        2010 Sep 25- (London, UK)


        2011 Jul 16- The Cardiff Job (Cardiff)
        X 2011 Aug 27-28- (Belfast) [CANCELLED]
        2011 Oct 01-02- Whitechapel London Conference (MoC: Philip Hutchinson) [have list of speakers]
        # 2011 Oct 28-29- "Jack the Ripper Through a Wider Lens" (Philadelphia, Penn.)

        2012 Aug 05- The Bristol Job
        2012 Sep 08- Whitechapel Society Symposium: "The East End of Annie Chapman" (City Hotel, Osborn St., London) [have list of speakers]
        2012 Sep 29-30- JtR Conference: "The Double Event" (York, UK) [have list of speakers] featured in podcast

        2013 Nov 09-10- (London)

        2014 Nov 08- Whitechapel Society Con 2014 (Salisbury, UK) [have list of speakers] featured in podcast
        2014 Oct 28-29- (BOOM! Productions) (South Wales)

        2015 Dec 05- Casebook: Classic Crime Symposium (Chamberlin Hotel, London)
        * -- 1) Jon Lee Rees: "In a Nutshell' A Close Look at the Life's Work of Frances Glessner Lee"
        * -- 2) Trevor Bond: "A Terrible Tale of 1888"
        * -- 3) Neil Bell: "Bluebottles & Tecs: Life as a policeman in H Division"
        * -- 4 (final)) Adam Wood: "Donald Swanson and the Seaside Home"
        2015 ??- (Nottingham)

        # 2016 Apr 08-10- JtR Conference Rippercon: The Jack the Ripper & True Crime Convention (Baltimore, Maryland)
        -- Keynote Speaker: Martin Fido: "Ripperology and Anti-Semitism"
        * -- Robert Anderson: "An Incident at Oak Beach: Ripperologists look at LISK"
        * -- Mikita Brottman: "The Life and Times of the Yorkshire Ripper"
        * -- Michael Hawley: "Dr. Francis Tumblety: Amongst the Best Suspects"
        * -- Prof. Charles Tumosa: "The Forensic Time Machine- Looking Backwards"
        * -- Janis Wilson & Christopher T. George: "The Ripper, Sherlock Holmes & Sir Arthur Conan Doyle"
        * -- Suspect Panel: with Martin Fido, Robert Anderson & Michael Hawley
        2016 Sep 03-04- Ripperologist 21st Birthday Conference (?location)
        2016 Nov 04-06- (Arbor City Hotel, Aldgate, East End, London)
        2016 Nov 05-06- 1888/2016 (London)

        2017 Aug 05-06- East End Conference (The Water Poet on Folgate Street London & The Curzon Cinema, Aldgate, London); MC: Philip Hutchinson
        * -- Keynote Speaker: Charlotte Mallinson: "In the Name of Jack: Rethinking Victimhood in Representations of the Whitechapel Murders"
        -- John Bennett
        * -- Karl Coppack: "Ten Weeks In Whitechapel- A New Way of Telling the Story"
        * -- Richard Jones: "The Everyday Humble Hero in the Age of Jack the Ripper"
        * -- Mark Ripper: "The Trial of Israel Lipski"
        -- Robert Smith
        * -- Tom Westcott: "Reading Between the Lines"
        2017 Sep 22-24- (Marriott, Liverpool)

        2018 Apr 07-08- RipperCon 2018 (Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, Maryland)
        * -- Bernard Beaule: "Tumblety- Historical and Criminal Evidence Issues"
        * -- Chris Jones "The Maybricks of Liverpool"
        2018 Sep 08- Whitechapel Society 1888 Victims Conference (Hanbury Hall, London) (?aka 130th Anniversary Conf.) c100
        (removed) -- 1) Lindsay Siviter: "The representation of victims of crime in museums"
        * -- 2) Dr. Louise Raw: "Striking a Light- East End Women"
        * -- 3) Joyce Hampton: "The Huguenots: From Victims to Saviours"
        -- Hallie Rubenhold: "The Lives of the Canonical Five"
        -- Clare Smith: "The Aesthetics of Desire and Death. Depictions of Prostitution in Art"
        2018 Nov 03-04 East End Conference (EEC) 130 (The Astronomer, Middlesex St., London); MC: Richard Jones
        * -- 1) Louis Berk: "Echoes of the East End Jewish Community"
        * -- Emelyne Godfrey: "Against the Shadows: Victorian Crime Waves and the Craze of Self-Defence"
        * -- Tracy I'Anson: "Jacob the Ripper" (Jacob Levy)
        * -- Philip Hutchinson: "Whitechapel Wanderlust"
        * -- Adam Wood: "Swanson & the Four Rippers"
        * -- Drew Gray: "Fake News from Whitechapel? Ripperology & the Academe"


        ----------------

        Sources:

        - Casebook: Jack the Ripper website
        - Rippercast podcast
        - Ripperologist
        -- Martin Fido's article in Ripperologist #100 was especially helpful for the early cons [unfortunately, he does not give dates or venues]
        - Jonathan Menges (private communication- 2017 March 11)


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        * talk available as Rippcast podcast
        # ?"RipperCons"
        X cancelled
        Last edited by C. F. Leon; 12-22-2018, 05:44 PM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by C. F. Leon View Post

          # 2008 Oct 10-12- US Convention (Four Points at Sheraton Hotel, Knoxville, Tenn.) (Dan Norder & Kelly Robinson)
          Dan Norder: Opening Remarks
          Robert McLaughlin: The First Jack the Ripper Victim Photographs
          Timothy Riordan: The Myths of Dr. Tumblety
          Philip Hutchinson: The Whitby Collection and Beyond
          Martin Fido: Twenty Years On- Experiences in Ripperology
          Eugenia Parry: What to do with a French Crime Album
          Alan Sharp: Special Branch and the Whitechapel Murders

          JM

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