A couple weekends ago, I had the pleasure of attending the 2016 Dum-Dum convention hosted by the Chicago Muckers chapter of The Burroughs Bibliophiles, being asked to give a talk on Philip José Farmer’s Khokarsa/Ancient Opar series. I’d like to thank Joan Bledig and Jim Hadac for inviting me to speak at the con, and everyone else for the warm welcome and fun time. Here are some pictures from the weekend.
My table in the huckster room. (I sold all of my stock but a couple books!) (Photo courtesy of Jason Scott Aiken)
Cathy Wilbanks (archivist at Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.) and me with copies of my latest books. (Photo courtesy of Cathy Wilbanks)
Another shot of me in the huckster room. (Photo courtesy of Cathy Wilbanks)
With Ray Le Beau in the huckster room. (Photo courtesy of Ray Le Beau)
The audience gathers for my talk on Ancient Opar.
Giving my talk on Philip José Farmer’s Khokarsa and Ancient Opar. (Photo courtesy of Jason Scott Aiken)
Bob Garcia giving his presentation on artists who illustrated the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs.
Doug Ellis giving a presentation on ERB’s works published in pulp magazine.
The Dum-Dum banquet on Saturday night gets underway.
Bob Garcia giving his Guest of Honor speech.
A panoramic shot of the banquet as Mike Resnick gives his Guest of Honor speech.
Jim Sullos, president of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., accepting the Golden Lion Award from Joan Bledig.
Jim Sullos with his Golden Lion Award.
Mike Resnick accepting his Golden Lion Award.
“Tarzan Meets the Oparian” by Clyde Caldwell was on display at Bill Kamper’s table in the huckster room. Caldwell, of course, also illustrated the cover of the 1981 DAW Books reprint of HADON OF ANCIENT OPAR, so it was a treat to see this painting in person.