Dum Dum 2017

DUM-DUM 2017



Hosted by: Michael A. Hatt

August 3 thru 5, 2017


comfort_inn3HELD at: QUALITY INN AND SUITES, 1000 Orleans Blvd in Coldwater, Michigan

Registration Forms and convention fees will follow shortly.






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Martin Powell

Martin Powell has written hundreds of stories in numerous genres for Disney, Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, and Capstone Books, among others. Nominated for the prestigious Eisner Award for his work with Sherlock Holmes, he has written many of the most popular characters in the industry, including Superman, Batman, Popeye the Sailor, Dracula, Frankenstein, and Tarzan of the Apes. Currently, as the author of almost a dozen different Edgar Rice Burroughs online comic strips, and the critically acclaimed Jungle Tales of Tarzan graphic novel, it is probable that Powell has written more Edgar Rice Burroughs characters than any other contemporary writer. His Tall Tale of Paul Bunyan won the coveted Moonbeam Golden Award for Best Children’s Graphic Novel of 2010. Powell is the co-creator of The Halloween Legion, a recent nominee for the Stan Lee Excelsior Award, and is also an educational writer for Gander Publishing, dedicated to improving literacy reading skills for students of all ages.



Bo Hampton

Bo Hampton (born in High Point, N.C. 1954) is an American comic book and cartoon artist. He graduated from the School of Visual Arts, New York City. He drew, wrote and painted comics and graphic novel for 24 years, always with a bent toward realism that was fairly uncommon in the medium. Some art highlights from that period include: BATMAN: CASTLE OF THE BAT a graphic novel for DC Comics, Legend of Sleepy Hollow for Tundra publishing and Verdilak, a horror story co­written and painted for NBM publishing.


Hampton spent a year as a professor at Savannah College of Art and Design, helping to develop the original incarnation of their Sequential Arts program before moving into the realms of storyboarding animated shows and films. He has worked on the animated ExtremeGhostbusters for SONY (TVepisodes and full length video feature) as well as Superman (Warner Bros.) and created Batman animation for 2 Cartoon Network spots.


Bo currently resides outside of Atlanta and recent work includes the graphic novels SIGHT UNSEEN (IMAGE) DEMONS OF SHERWOOD (IDW) AND RIVEN (Dark Horse). And even more recently he created a 4 part mini-series called 3 Devils (IDW) and is at this exact moment providing art for The Once and Future Tarzan (Dark Horse).


ACCOMMODATIONS: The Quality Inn and Suites (formerly The Comfort Inn), is currently undergoing extensive renovation and will become a model convention center. Reservations may be made by calling 517 278 2017 and mentioning the Dum-Dum 2017 convention. Special rates for the event have been set at $ 79.99 per night. Single king size bed or double twin bed rooms are available. Handicap accessible rooms are also available.


Attendees flying in are recommended to use the Fort Wayne International Airport, Fort Wayne, Indiana. The airport is located about an hour’s drive south of Coldwater. No shuttle service is available and a rent a car will be a necessity. I-69 is direct to town.



Coldwater, Michigan, retreat and vacation location for Edgar Rice Burroughs for almost twenty years, will be highlighted for the Dum-Dum with a bus tour on Friday, August 4, 2017. Sites that will be visited will include: Sunnyside Farm, the Hulbert family summer residence; Morrison Lake, site of Camp Branch and ERB’s Country Place; J. B. Branch and Co. department store building, Burroughs’ in-laws; and the Wing House Museum, a Second Empire Style home built in 1875, the year ERB was born. Photo opportunities will be available at all locations.

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BEYOND THIRTY, written by Edgar Rice Burroughs in 1915, and partially written at Sunnyside Farm in Coldwater, will be the overall theme of the Dum Dum. BEYOND THIRTY memorabilia will be included in the registration packets.



DUM DUM Program Schedule and Costs

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Dum Dum is the annual meeting of the Burroughs Biibliophiles, the ERB Fan Club organized in 1960 as a non-profit charitable organization to further the writings and legacy of ERB. The name comes from the meeting call of the apes in the jungle who would pound the earth: dum dum, dum dum

Dum-Dum 2014 ~ Bryan, TX ~ July 31, August 1 and 2 
Hosted by Brad and Pat Vinson

Location: LaSalle hotel in downtown Bryan, Texas
* LaSalle is a recently restored 100-year-old hotel with good free parking
* Large basement room for displays
* Bryan First Friday Celebrations: 
diversity of foods as well as live music, and art galleries and shops in a 3 block area.
* Vinson barbecue on Saturday with viewing of the Vinson art collection
* Texas A & M University in College Station is five miles away
* Bush Library is 20 minutes away
* Star of Texas Museum (where Texas declared independence from Mexico) is 40 minutes away
* Guests of Honour and other events will be announced later

Room rates and other activities will be determined by the number of registrants.
If you plan to attend, please contact Brad Vinson:

To register at the LaSalle Hotel, 120 S. Main St. Bryan, TX 
for the $90 special rate you need to call 979-822-2000 
and mention DumDum to get this rate as long as rooms are available 
but only by June 30. 

THURSDAY: July 31 

4-6 pm:
       * Registration at the LaSalle Hotel, 120 S. Main St. Bryan – hotel lobby 
       * Cost is $45 for registrants and $15 for spouse (barbeque). 
       * To receive registration packet please pay Brad Vinson, 921 N. Rosemary Dr. Bryan 77802.
       * Tables are included in the registration fee. 
6:00 pm: Greet and meet in hotel restaurant to decide to eat there or visit other dining choices.  Information will be in registration packet.
8:30: Burroughs Bibliophile Board meeting in the board room located in the basement of the hotel. 
       * Set up for the Huckster room is at the same location (adjoining room) and can be done at this time. 
       * Procedure is to get the key from the front desk and return it there.  Future meeting sites will be given.

FRIDAY: August 1

        * Hot breakfast served until 9am
 9:00 am: Huckster room opens for business 9-5 (closed at noon hour)  Setup can be done earlier that morning.
      * Opening presentation by Buddy Saunders about the new ERB book/Buddy Saunders book, “The Martian Legions: The Quest for Xonthron”, published by Russ Cochran.
12 noon:  Closed for lunch  Visit art galleries
1:15 reopen
1:30:  Presentation of “The Passing of My Pal Bill” of ERB’s western poem from The Bandit of  Helll’s Bend.
4:00: Auction benefiting Burroughs Bibliophiles.
5:30/6:00: Dinner on your own 

SATURDAY: August 2

9:00 am:  Hot breakfast buffet closes
9:30: Leave for Texas A&M campus. 
      * We have scheduled a visit to the Science Fiction and Fantasy Research Collection at Cushing Memorial Library and Archives. 
      * Larry Mitchell, the director will open especially for our group.  Jeremy Brett will do the tour.  An extensive exhibit on World War I can be seen in the lobby and 2nd floor.
       * Lunch on your own- on campus/ recommend the many restaurants along University Dr. E afterwards
2:00: Visit Brad’s collection-directions given that morning with transportation arranged.
5:00: Texas barbeque at the home of Brad and Pat Vinson.  Seating for 42+.

SUNDAY: August 3

        * Farewell breakfast- LaSalle breakfast buffet


Modern Myth Museum dum dum 2014
Tom Tolley put on another great event, this time, at the Studio 6 Motel in Willows, and at the home/musuem of Ralph and Katie Brown.

Our special guests for this event were artist Thomas Yeates, author-actor Scott Tracy Griffin, and super-fans and ERB collectors Ralph Brown and John “Bridge” Martin. John traveled from Washington state to attend the event.

Thanks to the Studio 6 Motel for letting us use their meeting room and being very accommodating.

Read the Full Story and see All the Photos at: Modern Myth Museum