The 25th Annual Buster Keaton Convention:

October 4th - 6th, 2019
Muskegon, Michigan


From October 4th through October 6th, 2019, International Buster Keaton Society will host its 25th annual convention in Muskegon, Michigan. We will take time to look back at the first quarter century of the Damfinos, and we will look ahead to the next stage in our work.

This year, we are looking to connect our presentations to this central theme: “The Next Stage.” By this we mean:

  • THE NEXT STAGE in Buster Keaton research

  • THE NEXT STAGE in Buster Keaton restoration

  • THE NEXT STAGE in Buster Keaton appreciation

  • THE NEXT STAGE for today’s artists who are inspired by Buster Keaton’s work

  • THE NEXT STAGE in the Buster Keaton Society and convention

  • A time when Buster Keaton moved into THE NEXT STAGE of his life and career

On Saturday night, October 5th, at the Frauenthal Theater, we will screen a fantastic double feature (with live accompaniment), and we are looking for presentations discussing these films (drum roll, please…):

  • ONE WEEK (marking a next stage in Buster Keaton’s filmmaking)

  • THE CAMERAMAN (marking the end of a stage in Buster Keaton’s filmmaking)

If you are interested in presenting at this milestone convention, please fill out the form below. Please note:

  • Presenters are responsible for the costs of travel, lodging, and food.

  • Presenters will have their 3-day convention fee waived.

  • Final presentations (power points, videos, etc) must be submitted by September 1st, 2019 even if you will be using your own laptop.

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