I've never been to a "Gillette to Brett" conference before. Will I actually get to meet the famous speakers you bring in?

Yes! Unlike some conventions, where a headlining guest might fly in just before his appearance, speak, and then immediately leave, all of the Special Guests and speakers at From Gillette to Brett IV are on site the whole time, participating in the conference just as you will be - from the opening reception on Friday evening to the final Sunday brunch. We also provide time for autographs for authors and Special Guests.

For a glimpse of the past events, click here and see a photo album of our last event! Additional accounts of the first three From Gillette to Brett conferences can be found at the following links:


I am flying into the Indianapolis International Airport for the conference. Will I have to rent a car to get to Bloomington, Indiana?

No, no rental car is necessary. There is direct shuttle service between the airport and The Biddle Hotel at the Indiana Memorial Union in Bloomington. The service is provided by GO Express Travel.

The Airport Shuttle To Bloomington arrives at and departs from the Indianapolis airport at ZONE 1. Airport Shuttle Tickets may be purchased at the vending kiosk machines. (Exact cash or a major credit card is required to make the purchase. The machines cannot make change.) Or you can order your shuttle ticket online in advance.

Does my registration include meals?

All meals are SEPARATE from the registration fee. Scheduled conference meals include the Saturday evening Banquet, and a Sunday Morning Brunch.

The Banquet: The Banquet is a pre-ordered/pre-paid event. Registration for the Banquet is $40 per person. We have separated this from the general conference events because some people prefer to attend the conference but skip the banquet and dine on their own.

The Brunch: The Sunday Brunch is not included in the cost of your registration. Each person who attends will be billed individually at that time. It will be held in The Tudor Room in the Indiana Memorial Union. There will be a designated space for conference attendees from 9:00 to 11:00, affording one last opportunity to visit with friends, both old and new. Each attendee for this event will be billed separately at this time by the Tudor Room.

Is the IU Cinema in the Memorial Union?

The Saturday night showing of The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes will be held in the IU Cinema, which is located in the IU Auditorium, two blocks from the Union in the heart of the IU Bloomington campus.