iJane Conference in Rochester, New York


We mentioned this in Getting Local a week or so ago, but a couple of people have asked about it so we’re making a separate post.

JASNA’s Rochester and Syracuse Regions are hosting a Super Regional Conference, “iJane: Jane Austen in the Information Age” this Saturday, May 3, 2008, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Gleason Auditorium, Central Library, Rochester, NY. Tickets are a very affordable $27 for JASNA members and $32 for non-members, and includes lunch from Simply Crepes. The speakers include Myretta Robens from the Republic of Pemberley and your humble servant. We’re very excited about it and hope to meet some AustenBlog readers there. Click the link above for the registration form–they’re due by Monday, but we’ll see if something can’t be worked out if anyone still wants to attend.

The next day, Sunday, May 4, from 2-5 p.m., the second annual Jane Austen Ball will be held at the Cutler Union Ballroom at the Memorial Art Gallery on University Avenue. If you’re unsure of your English Country Dancing skills, there is a practice session at 10 a.m.