Although there is a free shuttle available between the hotel and the Dayton Airport, we regret that we cannot offer shuttles from either London’s Paddington or Dayton’s Union Stations. Please take a hansom cab equipped with Mr. Wells’ time travel apparatus.

From December through early March, this page of our Web site is revised frequently to reflect changing conditions at the Homes, Doyle, & Friends Conference. Examples include rooms or vendor space selling out, or the Programme of Speakers being filled. The most recent revision was on 5 February 2024, noting that

  • the "early bird" discount to the registration fee has now expired. Registrants must hereafter pay the full, undiscounted, registration fee; and
  • only one vendor table remains to be rented.

​​As usual, minor improvements were made to the layout.

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Tap or click on the buttons to the right (or below on some smart telephones) for programmes from previous Conferences.

The HD&F events for 2020 and 2121 were cancelled because of the epidemic.

 Dan Andriacco, our genial Program Chairman, introduces a speaker at the 1864 HD&F. (Note his adoring female fans in the front row!) 

Both secure on-line and traditional (mail) registration are now open. We are pleased to announce that registration rates are unchanged from 2023.


The “early bird” registration discount has now expired. The expiry date has always been noted on both traditional (mail-in) and on-line registration forms.

The Clarion Inn is now sold out of rooms at the special low Conference rate. You may call the Clarion at its local number, (937) 832-1234, to reserve rooms at regular rates.  Alternatives include:

  • The Best Western Plus Hotel—Dayton NW,  on Rockridge Road adjacent to the Clarion (just across the rear parking lot), or …
  • ​​The Hampton Airport Inn, about ¼ mile further up the steep hill on Rockridge Road, where the Friday Welcome Reception will be held. (Scroll down a bit and click on or tap “Hotel Details” for the Hampton Inn & Suites—Dayton Airport).

Only one​  6' vendor table remains!


There is a time-worn adage among engineers: “When all else fails, read the directions!” The following suggestions assume that you are still having problems despite having read and followed the instructions.

Are you having problems with your “smart” telephone? One quick fix (this may also apply to small tablets) is to use landscape rather than portrait mode. Landscape mode is where you hold your instrument with one of its long sides up. Portrait mode — instinctive with most people — is when you hold the instrument with one of its short sides up, as you would a book. In this case, going against your instincts might produce better results. Best of all is to throw over your telephone in favour of a desktop computer or a larger tablet.

If you find that Pay Pal is balky, merely trying again will often solve things. Our agent for commercial transactions is a company whimsically called “Pay Pal.” In 2021, Pay Pal made improvements in its programming. These alleged improvements occasionally give rise to minor problems.

Does the Web site “lock up” at any point? One trick that frequently solves difficulties is to change your browser. As you may know, having access to the Internet is not enough. Much of the content of the Internet — most, if you do not count wires (e-mails) — will appear on your screen as gibberish. A program called a “browser” is needed to change this gibberish into language and images. Browsers are given away free by the companies that publish them. The most popular browser is Chrome, by the Alphabet Company, makers of the Google search engine. (Chrome runs on almost any digital device.) Another popular browser is  Edge,published by the Microsoft Corporation (Edge runs on machines using the Windows and Apple operating systems.) Yet a third is Safari, which comes with devices manufactured by the Apple Company. (Safari works on both Windows and Apple's operating system.)