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  • #61
    Originally posted by jmenges View Post
    Facebook page for the 2016 Jack the Ripper Conference in Baltimore, MD

    https://www.facebook.com/RipperCon-1667584686829648/

    JM
    Thanks, Jonathan. Yes the official website is coming. Meanwhile thanks for posting the Facebook address for RipperCon which we hope will enable a number of people to get the information about the event and sign up.

    The speakers are --
    • Martin Fido - “Ripperology and Anti-Semitism”
    • David Sterritt - "The Ripper, the Lodger, and Hitchcock's Existential Outsider"
    • Stephen Hunter - “Finding a Voice for the Ripper (Writing Ripper fiction)”
    • Mike Hawley - “Francis Tumblety - Amongst the Best Suspects”
    • Robert Anderson - "Long Island Serial Killer"
    • Sarah Beth Hopton - "Jill the Ripper/Mary Pearce"
    • Howard Brown - "Diamonds in the Rough: A Positive View of the Contemporary Papers"
    • Christopher T. George - The Last Days of Edgar Allan Poe -- Murder or Something Else?"
    • Fiction panel chaired by Janis Wilson featuring David Sterritt, Stephen Hunter, and Mr. Hunter's researcher Lenne Miller
    • Other panels and surprises throughout weekend


    M/Cs for the weekend are Jonathan Menges of Casebook: Jack the Ripper's Rippercast and Casebook's Ally Ryder.

    Unfortunately Robert House, previously announced, has had to withdraw for financial reasons.

    Registration for RipperCon is $250 payable by Paypal to editorctrip@yahoo.com or by check made out to Christopher T. George, 3800 Canterbury Road, Apt 3E, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA. U.S. Funds only please. Sunday bus tour of Baltimore, Maryland, including Edgar Allan Poe Grave and House, Tumblety and John Wilkes Booth associated sites and Nutshell Studies, is $40.00 extra. Tour includes on your own lunch at a restaurant in Baltimore's famed Inner Harbor. Registration of $250 includes talks and panels Friday 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 to 5:00 pm at the Maryland Historical Society including lunch and refreshments; Friday night reception at the Mount Vernon Hotel, and Saturday evening banquet at the hotel. After dinner entertainment is Poe's Last Stanza http://doordiemystery.com/poes-last-stanza/

    The special room rate for the hotel that we negotiated is $119 per night. The hotel is changing its name to the Mount Vernon Hotel in early February but for now it is the Wyndham Mount Vernon Hotel, phone no. 410-727-7101. Our contact person at the hotel is Gretchen Shaffer --

    Gretchen Shaffer
    Business Travel and Corporate Sales
    Wyndham Baltimore Mt. Vernon Hotel
    Direct: 410-727-7101 ext 3104
    Fax: 410-789-3312
    Gretchen.Shaffer@BaltimoreWyndham.com
    www.wyndhambaltimoremtvernon.com

    Cheers

    Chris
    Christopher T. George
    Organizer, RipperCon #JacktheRipper-#True Crime Conference
    just held in Baltimore, April 7-8, 2018.
    For information about RipperCon, go to http://rippercon.com/
    RipperCon 2018 talks can now be heard at http://www.casebook.org/podcast/

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    • #62
      Jonathan Menges has informed me that because of the rebranding of the hotel, they will not accept reservations for our group until February. Thanks for the notification, Jonathan. We will keep everyone informed as to when the reservation desk is open for Rippercon room bookings.

      Chris
      Christopher T. George
      Organizer, RipperCon #JacktheRipper-#True Crime Conference
      just held in Baltimore, April 7-8, 2018.
      For information about RipperCon, go to http://rippercon.com/
      RipperCon 2018 talks can now be heard at http://www.casebook.org/podcast/

      Comment


      • #63
        NOTE: The hotel for RipperCon, currently known as the Wyndham Mount Vernon Hotel, shortly to become the Mount Vernon Hotel, will not take bookings for RipperCon until after February 2. Our contact at the hotel advises: "So please hold off until I get a definitive booking information and our hotel is loaded on the Global Distribution System (GDS) so that folks can find us. Right now they would not be able to book as Wyndham ends Feb 2. Once we have more info I will then give you the web site to the hotel."
        Christopher T. George
        Organizer, RipperCon #JacktheRipper-#True Crime Conference
        just held in Baltimore, April 7-8, 2018.
        For information about RipperCon, go to http://rippercon.com/
        RipperCon 2018 talks can now be heard at http://www.casebook.org/podcast/

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        • #64
          Originally posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
          NOTE: The hotel for RipperCon, currently known as the Wyndham Mount Vernon Hotel, shortly to become the Mount Vernon Hotel, will not take bookings for RipperCon until after February 2. Our contact at the hotel advises: "So please hold off until I get a definitive booking information and our hotel is loaded on the Global Distribution System (GDS) so that folks can find us. Right now they would not be able to book as Wyndham ends Feb 2. Once we have more info I will then give you the web site to the hotel."
          Anyone flying into Baltimore should preferably choose to fly into Thurgood Marshall Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) in preference to Dulles Airport or Reagan Airport in D.C., both of which are further away. The Mount Vernon Hotel which will be our base for #RipperCon is a fairly short cab ride from BWI.

          Chris
          Christopher T. George
          Organizer, RipperCon #JacktheRipper-#True Crime Conference
          just held in Baltimore, April 7-8, 2018.
          For information about RipperCon, go to http://rippercon.com/
          RipperCon 2018 talks can now be heard at http://www.casebook.org/podcast/

          Comment


          • #65
            Hi all

            As noted earlier, our RipperCon entertainment for the night of the banquet on Saturday, April 9 at the Mount Vernon Hotel is "Poe's Last Stanza" by C. J. Crowe. My co-organizer, Janis Wilson, and I went to preview the show last week. We were impressed. Janis and I think attendees at RipperCon will like the Ms. Crowe's diversion, which captures something of the famous writer's life and connections to Baltimore. Here is a short Youtube video that gives you a taste of the presentation as well as various audience members' reactions to the show --

            https://youtu.be/ky729kmnCcI

            Despite the fact that, as with previous U.S. and U.K. conferences, the event will naturally largely focus on the Whitechapel Murders, as you might expecte, for the first time in a JtR conference on either side of the Atlantic, there will be a strong element about Poe and the writer's many connections to Baltimore, and, unlike earlier U.S. conferences, we are meeting in a downtown historic area which will add materially to the experience of the weekend.

            Our Sunday RipperCon bus tour of Baltimore will visit Edgar Poe's tomb and house on S. Amity Street and other locations, including the site of his death, the site of the tavern where he was found in a dying condition, and the house, still standing (!), where Poe secured his first literary success. Also -- we will point out sites connected to John Wilkes Booth, the Pinkertons, the U.S. Civil War, and Jack the Ripper suspect Dr. Francis Tumblety, who lived in the city at the time of the 1900 U.S. Census.

            Don't miss out!!!!!

            Best regards

            Chris




            The late actor Vincent Price at Edgar Allan Poe's tomb in Baltimore. Courtesy, Jeff Jerome.
            Last edited by ChrisGeorge; 01-28-2016, 03:44 AM.
            Christopher T. George
            Organizer, RipperCon #JacktheRipper-#True Crime Conference
            just held in Baltimore, April 7-8, 2018.
            For information about RipperCon, go to http://rippercon.com/
            RipperCon 2018 talks can now be heard at http://www.casebook.org/podcast/

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            • #66
              Hi all,

              I would like to add an enticement. I will be using the RipperCon to present over a dozen discoveries on Whitechapel murder suspect Francis Tumblety (I've been busy this year!); some quite significant. Additionally, I have the permission of Roger Palmer and Joe Chetcuti to present their discoveries. I can guarantee your opinions on Francis Tumblety as a Ripper suspect are based upon incomplete information. These discoveries need to be scrutinized, so I hope you can make it!

              Sincerely,

              Mike
              The Ripper's Haunts/JtR Suspect Dr. Francis Tumblety (Sunbury Press)
              http://www.michaelLhawley.com

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              • #67
                Originally posted by mklhawley View Post
                Hi all,

                I would like to add an enticement. I will be using the RipperCon to present over a dozen discoveries on Whitechapel murder suspect Francis Tumblety (I've been busy this year!); some quite significant. Additionally, I have the permission of Roger Palmer and Joe Chetcuti to present their discoveries. I can guarantee your opinions on Francis Tumblety as a Ripper suspect are based upon incomplete information. These discoveries need to be scrutinized, so I hope you can make it!

                Sincerely,

                Mike
                Hi Mike

                Sounds fabulous! We'll look forward to hearing your talk. Clearly your talk is going to be packed with new nuggets of information on this intriguing suspect.... the ever enigmatic Dr T. You might need more than the one hour I was planning to allocate to you. Ha ha.

                Cheers

                Chris
                Last edited by ChrisGeorge; 01-29-2016, 12:09 AM.
                Christopher T. George
                Organizer, RipperCon #JacktheRipper-#True Crime Conference
                just held in Baltimore, April 7-8, 2018.
                For information about RipperCon, go to http://rippercon.com/
                RipperCon 2018 talks can now be heard at http://www.casebook.org/podcast/

                Comment


                • #68
                  Sign Up Now!!!

                  We have many exciting talks planned for RipperCon in Baltimore. The conference will be held on April 8 to 10. Please hurry and sign up. We do not want anyone to miss out on this great program. Mike Hawley has promised to disclose several discoveries on the suspect Tumblety. No one should miss that.

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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by Barrister View Post
                    We have many exciting talks planned for RipperCon in Baltimore. The conference will be held on April 8 to 10. Please hurry and sign up. We do not want anyone to miss out on this great program. Mike Hawley has promised to disclose several discoveries on the suspect Tumblety. No one should miss that.
                    RipperCon now has a website at http://rippercon.com/

                    I need to get up additional linked pages giving the schedule and information on the Maryland Historical Society and the hotel. However the essentials on what the event is about and on the speakers are live already.

                    As Barrister recommends, don't miss out!

                    Best regards

                    Chris
                    Last edited by ChrisGeorge; 02-04-2016, 08:27 AM.
                    Christopher T. George
                    Organizer, RipperCon #JacktheRipper-#True Crime Conference
                    just held in Baltimore, April 7-8, 2018.
                    For information about RipperCon, go to http://rippercon.com/
                    RipperCon 2018 talks can now be heard at http://www.casebook.org/podcast/

                    Comment


                    • #70
                      Good news! After changing ownership, the Mount Vernon Hotel, our base hotel for RipperCon April 8-10 in Baltimore, can now take bookings. See below.

                      Hello Christopher,

                      We just now have our systems up and running. Below is the link for your group. All they have to do is click and book their rooms.

                      Rippercon

                      Please let me know if you have any other questions. Thank you for you patience.

                      Thank you,

                      Gretchen Shaffer
                      SALES MANAGER
                      COMMUNE HOTELS + RESORTS
                      Alila | Joie de Vivre | Thompson Hotels | tommie
                      612 Cathedral Street
                      Baltimore MD 21201
                      phone 410-727-7101
                      fax 410-789-3312
                      Christopher T. George
                      Organizer, RipperCon #JacktheRipper-#True Crime Conference
                      just held in Baltimore, April 7-8, 2018.
                      For information about RipperCon, go to http://rippercon.com/
                      RipperCon 2018 talks can now be heard at http://www.casebook.org/podcast/

                      Comment


                      • #71
                        As noted we now have a website which gives the complete rundown of speakers and times:

                        http://rippercon.com/rippercon-speakers/

                        http://rippercon.com/rippercon-schedule/

                        Registration costs and bus tour price are given on the main page --

                        http://rippercon.com/

                        As noted, our base hotel for RipperCon is the Mount Vernon Baltimore Hotel, a block east of the Maryland Historical Society where the talks will take place 1 pm to 6 pm on Friday, April 8 and 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday, April 9, with the bus tour taking place on the morning of Sunday, April 10 as the last event of the weekend.

                        Rooms can be booked at the Mount Vernon Baltimore Hotel for the special price of $119 a night by going to Rippercon
                        Christopher T. George
                        Organizer, RipperCon #JacktheRipper-#True Crime Conference
                        just held in Baltimore, April 7-8, 2018.
                        For information about RipperCon, go to http://rippercon.com/
                        RipperCon 2018 talks can now be heard at http://www.casebook.org/podcast/

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                        • #72
                          It all sounds splendid, but I can't afford it. Are the lectures ever made available for us to hear later?
                          Pat D. https://forum.casebook.org/core/imag...rt/reading.gif
                          ---------------
                          Von Konigswald: Jack the Ripper plays shuffleboard. -- Happy Birthday, Wanda June by Kurt Vonnegut, c.1970.
                          ---------------

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                          • #73
                            Originally posted by Pcdunn View Post
                            It all sounds splendid, but I can't afford it. Are the lectures ever made available for us to hear later?
                            Jonathan Menges is planning a podcast during the event.

                            Chris
                            Christopher T. George
                            Organizer, RipperCon #JacktheRipper-#True Crime Conference
                            just held in Baltimore, April 7-8, 2018.
                            For information about RipperCon, go to http://rippercon.com/
                            RipperCon 2018 talks can now be heard at http://www.casebook.org/podcast/

                            Comment


                            • #74
                              Hi all

                              At RipperCon there will be two panels: a Panel on Ripper Fiction on Friday afternoon featuring David Sterritt, Stephen Hunter, and Lenne Miller (Mr. Hunter's researcher) to be moderated by Janis, and a Panel on Ripper Suspects on Saturday morning including Martin Fido, Robert Anderson, and Michael Hawley, to be moderated by Jonathan Menges.

                              We have added a talk on The Ripper, Sherlock Holmes, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle where Janis Wilson and I will talk on the topic. Also I am planning for Saturday lunchtime a trivia session which will feature book prizes, including a signed copy of Neil Bell's excellent Capturing Jack the Ripper: In the Boots of a Bobby in Victorian London, which Neil is kindly sending over especially for RipperCon. Many thanks in advance, Neil!

                              Before my talk on the mystery about the death of Edgar Allan Poe in Baltimore in October 1849, we will have a wrap-up discussion between the speaker and the audience on "The State of Ripperology Today."

                              Best regards

                              Chris

                              Christopher T. George
                              Organizer, RipperCon #JacktheRipper-#True Crime Conference
                              just held in Baltimore, April 7-8, 2018.
                              For information about RipperCon, go to http://rippercon.com/
                              RipperCon 2018 talks can now be heard at http://www.casebook.org/podcast/

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                              • #75
                                Janis Wilson will chair a panel on Ripper fiction at RipperCon in Baltimore April 8-10, 2016, with David Sterritt, Stephen Hunter, and Lenne Miller http://rippercon.com #jacktheripper conference! Don't miss out!

                                Christopher T. George
                                Organizer, RipperCon #JacktheRipper-#True Crime Conference
                                just held in Baltimore, April 7-8, 2018.
                                For information about RipperCon, go to http://rippercon.com/
                                RipperCon 2018 talks can now be heard at http://www.casebook.org/podcast/

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