For our 2012 convention, we're returning to the Catskills, but to a new location. Actually, physically it's where we had the very first Friends of Freddy convention, but it's a whole new establishment.
Additionally, it's the 75th anniversary of the publication of The Clockwork Twin, so we're taking that as a theme for the weekend, and the keynote event will be a radio-play style presentation of the story, as scripted by award-winning playwright (and FoF founder) Dave Carley.* If you fancy yourself a radio star, feel free to contact Dave at .
Anyone is welcome to give a presentation. If interested, please contact convention chair Rick Hill at .
*Based on Freddy and the Clockwork Twin, copyright © 1937 Walter R. Brooks, copyright © renewed 1965 Dorothy R. Brooks. Published in 2003 by The Overlook Press, Peter Mayer Publishers, Inc. www.overlookpress.com. All rights reserved.
The 2012 Friends of Freddy convention will take place at the HANAH Mountain Resort and Country Club, Margaretville, NY, located just south of Roxbury NY, where Brooks spent most of the latter part of his life. We fully expect a tour of Roxbury, including the Brooks house and the local library, which has a permanent display dedicated to the Freddy books, to be part of the convention activities.
Registration is free for Friends of Freddy members, $25 to nonmembers. However, registration includes a two-year US membership in the Friends of Freddy, a $25 value.
The schedule below reflects current plans but is subject to change at any time.
FRIENDS OF FREDDY 2012 CONVENTION SCHEDULE All events held in the Hana Conference Room unless otherwise noted FRIDAY AFTERNOON / EVENING 3:30 — 5:30 Meet and greet in conference room 6:00 Dinner 7:25 — 7:35 Introductions and Announcements 7:40 — 7:55 Silas and Isaac Smith, Music To Read Freddy By 8:00 — 8:30 Presentation: Michael Cart, The Making of Talking Animals, the Brooks Bio 8:40 — 9:40 Clockwork Twin Play Rehearsal SATURDAY MORNING 7:30 — 8:30 Breakfast 9:00 Greetings, Introductions, Announcements 9:20 Presentation: Henry Cohn "Freddy and Patriotism" 9:50 Presentation & Discussion: Aladdine Joroff, Brooks's Adult Books and Other Crossover Authors 10:30 Coffee break 11:00 Presentation: Alice Tracy, "Freddy and the Blogosphere" 11:30 Presentation: Randy Cepuch, "Ninety Things You May Not Know About Pigs" 12:00 Lunch (catered) SATURDAY AFTERNOON / EVENING 1:00 Clockwork Twin players adjourn to theatre 1:15 Presentation: Nancy Joroff: "Freddy and Presidential Elections" 1:30 Games: Nancy & Aladdine Joroff 2:00 Coffee Break 2:15 Roxbury Tour and Walter Brooks Town Walk 4:00 Clockwork Twin Play 6:30 Grand Banquet 8:00 Presentation and Singalong: David and Susan Haas, "Setting Freddy Songs to Music" SUNDAY MORNING 7:30 — 8:30 Breakfast 9:00 — 9:10 Greetings and Announcements 9:15 — 10:20 Panel: Seasoned Members Reminisce on Friends of Freddy History 10:30 Coffee Break and Inauguration of New President 11:00 Presentation: Michael Cart: "The Lost Brooks Manuscript" 11:30 Open Mike: Lost Freddy Poems, Past Convention Highlights, and Other Surprises SUNDAY AFTERNOON / EVENING 12:00 Lunch (catered) 1:00 FoF Board meeting 2:00 Outing: Hobart Book Village 6:30 Dinner
Attendees will stay at the HANAH Mountain Resort, Margaretville, NY, which will also host most of the activities. (Carpooling will be available to any activities held elsewhere.). The Resort will charge $115 per adult per night for Friday and Saturday night, and $80 for Sunday night. Prices include dinner and breakfast. There is a single supplement of $20 per night. Guests must ask for the 2012 Friends of Freddy Convention to receive this special rate. For reservations please call: 1-800-752-6494.
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If you are not a Friends of Freddy member, please either include a check for $25 (payable to "Friends of Freddy") along with your registration, or be prepared to pay at the door.
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