Jules-Verne-Stammtisch Dortmund

Wann: Samstag, 25.01.2020, 18:00 Uhr.

Wo: Restaurant „Marples in der Alten Mühle“, Roßbachstraße 34, 44369 Dortmund


Anmeldung: bis 24.01.2020 per E-Mail an stefan.marniok @ Nicht ortsansässige Teilnehmer werden gebeten, ihre Unterkunft selbst zu organisieren (z.B.

Treffen des Jules-Verne-Clubs und der Sociedad Hispánica Jules Verne 2020

Nächstes Jahr, vom 30. April bis 3. Mai 2020, wird der Jules-Verne-Club sich mit der spanischen Verne-Gesellschaft (Sociedad Hispánica Jules Verne) sowie hoffentlich auch anderen Verne-Vereinigungen in der Phantastischen Bibliothek Wetzlar ( und ) treffen. Die Phantastische Bibliothek Wetzlar ist die weltgrößte Bücherei, die auf SF & Fantasy spezialisiert ist und über 290.000 Bücher beheimatet, und der es gelungen ist die Sammlung des größten Sammlers deutschsprachiger Verne-Literatur zu vereinen, Wolfgang Thadewald, der 2014 verstorben ist.

Zu dem Treffen sind über die Mitglieder von Verne-Vereinigungen hinaus alle am Thema Jules Verne Interessierte eingeladen.

Dieses Treffen ist primär als einfaches „Zusammenkommen“ gedacht, um Freundschaften zu schließen oder zu erneuern, sich über Jules Verne betreffende Dinge auszutauschen…

Die offizielle Einladung in englischer Sprache nachstehend:

From:    Jules Verne Club Deutschland
Phantastische Bibliothek Wetzlar

Subject: Invitation

Date:     6th November 2019

European Jules Verne Convention
Thursday, 30th April to Sunday, 3rd May 2020
Wetzlar (Germany), Turmstrasse 20

The Phantastische Bibliothek Wetzlar (Wetzlar Library of the Fantastic) together with the Jules Verne Club Germany kindly asks the European Jules Verne societies to forward this invitation to an international Jules Verne Convention to their members: The convention will be both a multilingual literary conference and an opportunity to visit Wetzlar’s places of interest.

The Wetzlar Library of the Fantastic holds the largest collection of fantastic literature in Europe. After the acquisition of a huge specialized collection of books and other items last year, the Library of the Fantastic is the only German library that holds all German editions of the works of Jules Verne. Additionally, in cooperation with the German Jules Verne Club, the Library is assembling an archive of secondary sources about Jules Verne and his work.

All members of the invited Jules Verne societies are kindly asked to hand in proposals for conference papers: presentations should not be longer than 20 minutes and presented either in English or French. Translations of the abstracts will be provided in all participants’ languages (we kindly ask the national societies to support this endeavour).

Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words, plus 50 word bios by 5th January 2020 to

The projected sightseeing programme will comprise all Wetzlar sites related to Johann Wolfgang Goethe who lived in Wetzlar during 1772. This stay inspired his novella The Sorrows of Young Werther which turned out to be Europe’s first international bestseller. We will offer an opportunity to visit the Leica Gallery – the notorious Leica camera was invented and is still produced in Wetzlar. In addition, there will be the opportunity to go underground in an out-of-use iron mine and ride a miners’ train 500 feet below ground level.

Programme details will be finalised by the beginning of February 2020, which will facilitate broader publicity. You may find an up-to-date-version of the convention programme here:

There will be no conference fee charged from members of European Jules Verne societies; the convention will be open to non-members as well, at a fee of EURO 30.00 (EURO 20.00 concessions).

If you want participate, please register under

For planning purposes, we’d like to ask for support from the presidents of the national Jules Verne societies: We would appreciate if you could give us an estimate of how many of your members will be going to participate in the convention.

We are looking forward to inspiring Jules Verne encounters.

Thomas Le Blanc
Klaudia Seibel                                                    Bernhard Krauth
Phantastische Bibliothek Wetzlar                  Jules Verne Club Deutschland