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Default American Jack the Ripper - True Crime Conference, Baltimore, April 7-8, 2018

Co-organizer Janis Wilson and I are presently in the early stages of planning for the April 2018 event, talking to potential speakers and performers and lining up a venue and activities. As with the April 2016 event that we held at the Maryland Historical Society, it will be a combined Jack the Ripper and true crime weekend, and naturally there will be some surprises, a Saturday night dinner, and a planned tour of Baltimore. We welcome hearing from persons with proposed talks and ideas for the event as well as enquiries from interested attendees. Interested parties should feel free to contact me at editorctrip@yahoo.com. Stay tuned for further announcements.

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Default Registration Cost for RipperCon in Baltimore April 7-8, 2018

Hello everyone

RipperCon 2018, Jack the Ripper-True Crime conference to be held in Baltimore, Maryland this coming April, is going to be a big one so don't miss out. Our talks will be held at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in the College's 90-year-old Italianate Main Building in Room 110 off Statuary Hall (see images below).

RipperCon is the ONLY North American conference to be held during the 130-year anniversary of the Ripper murders. We have only 50 places available for registrants, so be sure to book early.

Meanwhile, we have a trivia contest going on, one of a series of trivia questions to be posted over the coming months. A precursor to the hour-long trivia contest with some worthwhile prizes planned for Sunday afternoon -- just to keep everyone on their toes!

What is a tintype?

First to answer will receive a genuine period tintypue -- er, whatever it is. Good luck, everyone! (NOTE: Mr. Hutchinson, you are "recused" from answering.)

Following are the details about registering for RipperCon 2018:

Registration is $140 or $120 for persons who agree to appear at RipperCon in period costume for two days of talks 9 am to 5 pm Saturday and Sunday, with 12+ expert speakers and panelists. Of the registration price, $80 is due now, and the remainder should be paid by February 14, 2018. All payments by PayPal to editorctrip@yahoo.com.

Registration includes entry to Friday night reception at a special location to be announced. Reception will feature free soft drinks and water and a cash bar for those who to purchase wish beer, wine, or liquor.

We are planning a separately priced all-day bus tour of Baltimore probably Friday or Monday to visit John Wilkes Booth's grave as well as Poe's grave and house, the Maryland Medical Examiner's office, and Fort McHenry with on-your-own lunch at a restaurant in Baltimore's Inner Harbor.

Saturday night will feature a banquet with speakers and entertainment -- details and price to be announced.

Questions anyone? Either PM me here or e-mail me at editorctrip@yahoo.com.



Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Main Building, Mount Royal Avenue, Baltimore - Venue for the daytime talks at RipperCon 2018



Statuary Hall in the Main Building at MICA. Talks are scheduled for Room 11 in the left hand corner.
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A Tinytype is type of photograph.
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Watch your spelling Gut TinType.

A positive photo shot on a small piece of tin, hence the name.
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Toy take a small piece of tin (probably other metals can be used too) coat it in enamel, paint in photograpgic emulsion expose and develop.
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Big announcement!

We have a winnah in the latest RipperCon Trivia Contest!

Our winner is our good friend Gut, who answered --

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A Tinytype is type of photograph.
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Watch your spelling Gut TinType.

A positive photo shot on a small piece of tin, hence the name.
Correct, Gut. You win!

Only, to correct you slightly, the metal was not tin, despite the misleading name. Rather, the metal used to make tintype photographs in the late 19th Century and into the 20th century actually was iron -- it is magnetic.

You've won our latest contest, Gut, and I'll send you the following period tintype if you provide your snail mail address. When you get it, you will be able to test that the photo is magnetic!



As explained by a historian friend of mine in discussion of the photograph which betrays some pink tinting on the man's lips and cheeks:

"Judging by the subject's clothing and the gray tone (as opposed to the chocolate tones produced later), I'd say the image could be Civil War period but in any case not long afterward. The tinting of cheeks, buttons, jewelry, etc. was commonly done to tintypes.

"The size of yours [2.5 inches by 2 inches] indicates it is a 9th plate tintype, that is, 9 identical exposures made on one sheet of 'tin' (actually iron) with a 9 lens camera, thus producing multiple exposures on one sheet that could be cut apart so you could give individual copies to family and friends."
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Next RipperCon 2018 trivia question, with yet another special prize. Gut and Melissa on our Facebook page, you've both won before so you are ineligible. One prize per customer is the rule going forward.

What is this man's real name?

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RipperCon 2018 in Baltimore is on track to happen a month from now in Baltimore. Don't miss out on the only North American conference on the Whitechapel Murders in the landmark 130th year of the crimes. Spaces still available but there are only 50 places so book now. Go to www.RipperCon.com for complete details.



The talks will be held at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in the College's 90-year-old Italianate Main Building in Room 110 off Statuary Hall.



Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Main Building, Mount Royal Avenue, Baltimore - Venue for the daytime talks at RipperCon 2018



Statuary Hall in the Main Building at MICA. Talks are scheduled for Room 110 in the left hand corner.

Note that we are two days away for the deadline to book at our flagship hotel, the Lord Baltimore in downtown Baltimore.

The rooms at the Lord Baltimore are $159.00 per night. Here is the information on how to book —

Room reservations will be made by attendees on an individual basis. Individuals should contact the Toll Free Reservations at 855.539.1928. In order to qualify for the Group Room Rate, attendees must make their reservations by Wednesday, March 7, and attendees must ask for the group id 1804RIPPER or RipperCon rate when making their reservation. Any requests for special room arrangements must be made at the time of this reservation. All reservations must be guaranteed by one night’s deposit, a major credit card or by the Group Master Account. In addition, at the time of check-in each guest will be required to present a valid credit card for any incidental charges they may incur during their stay. You can may also go to the hotel website http://www.lordbaltimorehotel.com/). Click on reservations and enter the group ID 1804RIPPER.

I look forward to seeing many of you in Baltimore a month from now!

Best regards

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RipperCon 2018 in Baltimore is on track to happen two weeks from today in Baltimore, Maryland.

Don't miss out on the only North American conference on the Whitechapel Murders in the landmark 130th year of the crimes. Spaces still available but there are only 50 places so book now. Go to www.RipperCon.com for complete details. If you miss this edition of RipperCon the next is expected to be in 2020 in Buffalo, New York!



The talks will be held at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in the College's 90-year-old Italianate Main Building in Room 110 off Statuary Hall beginning at 9:00 am on Saturday, April 7, with a walking and driving tour and a reception the previous afternoon and evening (i.e., Friday). See website.



Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Main Building, Mount Royal Avenue, Baltimore - Venue for the daytime talks at RipperCon 2018



Statuary Hall in the Main Building at MICA. Talks are scheduled for Room 110 in the left hand corner.

Our flagship hotel, the Lord Baltimore, in downtown Baltimore is awaiting your stay. That's from whence our tours will depart Friday and Monday, where the Friday reception will be held and the Saturday evening dinner and program.

According to our deal with the hotel, the rooms at the Lord Baltimore are $159.00 per night. Here is the information on how to book —

Room reservations will be made by attendees on an individual basis. Individuals should contact the Toll Free Reservations at 855.539.1928. In order to qualify for the Group Room Rate, potential attendees were being asked earlier this month to make their reservations by Wednesday, March 7, which was modified to March 16, I can see if the management will still honor that arrangement. I will be very pleased to ask them for you.

In any case, our arrangement with the hotel was that attendees must ask for the group id 1804RIPPER or RipperCon rate when making their reservation. Any requests for special room arrangements must be made at the time of this reservation.

All reservations must be guaranteed by one night’s deposit, a major credit card or by the Group Master Account. In addition, at the time of check-in each guest will be required to present a valid credit card for any incidental charges they may incur during their stay. You can may also go to the hotel website http://www.lordbaltimorehotel.com/). Click on reservations and enter the group ID 1804RIPPER.

I look forward to seeing many of you in Baltimore in a fortnight's time (or a FORTNIT's TIME as they say over here in the US of A. Are you listening Jackie Murphy????

*That's okay, we Statesiders are always happy to welcome Furriners despite what you might hear from that man who lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue!

Best regards

Chris

Schedule below


SATURDAY, April 7, MICA, Room 110

8:00 am - registration in Room 110, music provided by Tom Reyes starting 8:00 am, coffee, tea, and refreshments

9:00 am - welcome by the Dean of MICA and by M/C Jackie Murphy

9:10 am - Christopher T. George, “The Legend of Jack the Ripper”

10:00 am - Jackie Murphy, “Jack the Ripper's London”

11:00 am - Mikita Brottman, “A Morbid Curiosity: Murder in the Old Belvedere Hotel, Baltimore, 2006”

ca 12 noon to 1:00 pm - Lunch and Chesapeake Collectibles-style trivia and memorabilia hour with invited guests talking about and displaying items in their collections; will not include Francis Tumblety's watch let alone the alleged Maybrick watch... but we will briefly discuss the "Ripper" letter expected to be sold at auction in Folkestone, England, later in April.

1:00 pm - Bernard Beaulé, “Tumblety: Historical and Criminal Evidence Issues”

2:00 pm - Carla Anderton, “There’s Something About Mary: Whitechapel’s Darkest Night, November 9, 1888

3:00 pm - Ripper Fiction Panel moderated by Janis Wilson, with Carla Anderton, Bernard Beaulé, Matt Leyshon, and possibly K. W. Taylor, Sam Gafford, and Kevin Carmichael, either via Skype, conference call, or in person

4:00 pm - Charles Tumosa, “A Policeman’s Lot Is Not a Happy One” - How civilian conflicts with the police alter crime suppression and investigation.

5:00 pm, MICA talks end for day

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, dinner at the Lord Baltimore Hotel folowed by two-hour program with Tom DiVenti and another speaker or performer


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SUNDAY, April 8, MICA, Room 110

9:00 am - Brian W. Schoeneman - “Sir Charles Warren, the Metropolitan Police, and the Whitechapel Murders”

10:00 am - Janis Wilson - “Could Sherlock Holmes Have Solved the Ripper Case?”

11:00 pm - Chris Jones - “The Maybricks of Liverpool: More George & Ringo than Lennon & McCartney?”

ca 12 noon to 1:00 pm - Lunch at MICA featuring an appearance by President James Madison, our shortest president! The guy who let those bladdy Brits burn the White House!

1:00 pm - Amy Branam Armiento - “‘How calmly I can tell you the whole story’: Murder in Edgar Allan Poe’s Fiction”

2:00 pm - Christopher T. George - “The Devil in Mr Deeming”

3:00 pm - David Sterritt - “Red Riding, the Yorkshire Ripper on Film”

4:00 pm - Casey Smith - “William Joseph Ibbett (1858-1934): Poet, Printer, Piquerist, Ripper Suspect?”

5:00 pm - General Discussion - “Who Was Jack the Ripper - Will We Ever Know?”... and Trivia Competition/Live Auction (fundraiser benefit for this series of Ripper-True Crime conferences as well as Chris George's annual War of 1812 symposium series. Contact CTG if interested in his War of 1812 events).

6:00 pm - conference ends. Thanks in advance for coming and supporting this conference series which is meant to educate and illuminate the public as well as those who think they already know about the case. They do not, Rippermates!

Printed program is being assembled at this time and will include Friday free walking and/or driving tour of downtown Baltimore led by yours truly (2:00 to 5:00 pm pm starting from the Lord Baltimore Hotel), Friday evening (7:00 pm to 9:00 pm) reception at the hotel, 7:00 pm Saturday dinner at hotel and Monday bus tour of Baltimore.

NOTE! URGENT! Speakers and guests, I need to know a head count for the Friday and Monday tours, the Friday reception 8:00 pm and dinner Saturday night 7:00 pm. Thanks in advance!

Cheers

Chris
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Yes, folks! Our RipperCon swagerama giveaway is back and will operate each day until we kick off the conference in Baltimore with a walking/driving tour at 2:00 pm Friday leaving from the west door of the Lord Baltimore Hotel. Complete details at www.RipperCon.com. Don't let the prize go to someone elsewhere. Prizes given out each day leading up to RipperCon starting in Baltimore on Friday, April 7.

Want a clue? The answer will shake you to your core!

Good luck!



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