2019 Freddy the Pig Convention

Freddy Goes West!

Friends of Freddy Heads West in 2019! 

10/12/19 — 10/13/19

Arne Nixon Center

for the

Study of Children’s Literature

 California State University,

Fresno, CA

Convention Registration

Attendance is free, but we ask that let us know if you plan to attend. We also strongly encourage all convention attendees to become members of the club.  Visit the Join the Club page on this website for details on how to become a member and links to join immediately via PayPal. Members receive the Bean Home Newsletter and other benefits.

If you have any questions, contact us by email at:  friendsoffreddy@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you in October!



PARKING is available for free on Saturday and Sunday in any of the University’s parking lots

THE CON will be held on the second floor of the Henry Madden (i.e., University) Library in Room 2206  

SATURDAY, October 12, 2019

            9:00 – 9:15 Greetings. John Chastain, President & Treasurer, Friends of Freddy

            9-15 -10:15 Walter R. Brooks: His Life and Times. Michael Cart

            10::15 – 11:15: Authors and Talking Animals. Angelica Carpenter

            11:15 – 11:45 The Arne Nixon Center. Tammy Lau

            11:50 – 12:50: Tours. Michael Cart. Tammy Lau. Susan Brynteson

            12:50 – 1:50:  Lunch in the University Dining Hall

            1:50 – 2:05: Bean Farm Symphony. Michael Anderson

            2:05 – 3:15: Animals Are People, Too plus The Great Freddy Knowledge Competition.. Harley Hahn

             3:15 – 4:15:  Break and Tours

             4:15 – 4:45 David Sedaris’s Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: Anthropomorphized Animals. Dr. Claire Dunavan

            5:00 – 7:00: Dinner in University Dining Hall (or off campus for the adventurous)

            7:00 – 8:00: Freddy and the Ignormus: a Dramatic Reading. Sarah Kishler and the Bean Farm Players

SUNDAY, October 13, 2019

            9:00 – 10:00: Freddy’s Crate Escape Game. Randy Cepuch. University Library Room 2108

            10:00- 10:15: What Type of Kids Read the Freddy Books?

            10:15 – 11:00 Kids’ Sci Fi in the ‘50’s. John Chastain

            11:00 – 11:20: Original (?) Freddy poems: Rick Hill

            11:20 – 12:00: Open Discussion

                                    Business / Rights / Publication / Adaptation / Animation

                                    Political Correctness in the Freddy Books

                                    New Homes for Old Freddys

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