Friends of Freddy Heads West in 2019!
10/12/19 — 10/13/19
Arne Nixon Center
Study of Children’s Literature
California State University,
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you in October!
FREDDYCON SCHEDULE 2019
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
2020 FreddyCon Venue