Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., Centennial and Tarzana Office Open House

A Century of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

On March 26, 1923, Edgar Rice Burroughs, creator of Tarzan and John Carter of Mars, became the first author to incorporate himself, founding Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., with its headquarters located on the property of his Tarzana ranch in Southern California’s San Fernando Valley. Today, one hundred years later, the corporation that he established is still owned by his heirs and continues to promote his important legacy the world over, overseeing authorized adaptations of his literary works in film, television, radio, publishing, theatrical stage productions, licensing, and merchandising. There aren’t many companies that can say they have reached such an important milestone, and we couldn’t have done it without the support of a fanbase so incredibly dedicated to the works and imagination of Mr. Burroughs, our founder.

Such enthusiasm is still going strong today. Over the past year we were thrilled to see the ERB fan community come together with a grassroots campaign to honor Edgar Rice Burroughs with a star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars. This effort was made independent of the corporation, which makes it all the more special, as it shows the true passion of ERB fans. For more information on the event, which will occur on April 4, 2023, in Palm Springs, California, details can be found here.

Tarzana Office Open House

On Friday, April 7, 2023, we will be holding an open house at our Tarzana offices from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. as part of this year’s ongoing centennial celebrations. This special event is free to the public and will include a commemorative gift (while supplies last), as well as a tour of the historic ranch-style house and grounds where Edgar Rice Burroughs wrote many of his timeless stories. A special presentation will be held at 12:30 p.m. If you wish to attend the open house, just drop a short email to Cathy Wilbanks, Vice President of Operations, at cwilbanks@erburroughs.com for details and directions. If this date doesn’t work for you, as always, we are happy to set up free individual tours as long as they are scheduled in advance, but we’d love to see you at this special open house if you can make it!

The ERB, Inc., Centennial Continues…

We will be attending the following events in 2023 to commemorate the ERB, Inc., centennial:

3/19: Los Angeles Vintage Paperback Collectors Show (Glendale, CA): The perfect place to be for book collectors!
3/24–3/26: WonderCon 2023 (Anaheim, CA): Don’t miss ERB, Inc.’s panel and booth! Details TBA.
7/20–7/23: International Comic Con (San Diego, CA): We will back at San Diego Comic-Con for our annual panel! Details TBA.
8/3–8/6: PulpFest/ERBFest (Pittsburgh, PA): We will be celebrating both the ERB, Inc., and Moon Maid centennials with multiple ERB-related panels and a booth in the dealer’s room!

And stay tuned for more exciting announcements throughout the year!

Best Regards,
The Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., Team
James Sullos / President
Cathy Wilbanks / Vice President – Operations
Christopher Paul Carey / Director of Publishing
Charlotte Wilbanks / Operations Manager
PO Box 570277 | Tarzana CA 91357 | 818.344.0181

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