Jane Goodall to be Special Guest of Honor at the "Tarzan Centennial Celebration" August 18, 2012, at Warner Center Marriott Hotel

Tarzana, CA – Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, will be the guest of honor at the Tarzan Centennial Celebration on the evening of Saturday, August 18, 2012.  The celebration is part of a three-day Burroughs Bibliophiles Convention to be held August 16-18, 2012, at the Warner Center Marriott Hotel in Woodland Hills, Calif.

Dr. Goodall credits Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan of the Apes novel, written in 1912, and other Tarzan stories as the source of her lifelong interest in Africa and the animals that live there.  At the early age of 11, she began reading the Tarzan series and quickly developed an intense interest in Africa and all its mysteries.

Dr. Goodall is attending the Tarzan Centennial Celebration at the invitation of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., the corporation established in 1923 to house and promote more than 70 novels and 40 short stories written by Mr. Burroughs. The three-day event will include a huckster room for collectors; panel discussions on literary and film subjects; and guest celebrity appearances; and will culminate in a banquet held at the hotel on Saturday, August 18, 2012.  The Celebration will also include a tribute to the novel A Princess of Mars, featuring John Carter of Mars, also written by Mr. Burroughs in 1912.

For more information about TARZAN, JOHN CARTER and EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS, please visit www.edgarriceburroughs.com.

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