The International Buster Keaton Society’s 2024 Convention

Convention Poster 2024

‘Shadow Your Man Closely!'

The Damfinos are back in Muskegon, Michigan for our 2024 Convention. Join us on October the 4th & 5th for two full days of our favorite comedian.

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You can attend for the full event, just one day, just for the film and banquet – but if you’re a member of The International Buster Keaton Society you get $10 off the full event. 

Highlights include:


A welcome at the historic train depot Buster and his family would have been very familiar with.

Talks and films covering the case of Sherlock Jr. & much more – at the Muskegon Museum of Art.

Local expert, Ron Pesch is your guide on a walking tour of the Bluffton Actors’ Colony, where the Keatons and many other fellow Vaudevillians stayed and played during their summer lay-off.

Incredible Keaton rarities courtesy of ‘Paul Gierucki’s Cavalcade of Stuff’.

Our regular Damfinos Auction – a chance to bid for some tempting Keaton items and raise money for the Society.

Our spectacular Saturday night at the magnificent Frauenthal Theater in downtown Muskegon: our Thanksgiving Banquet in the Reception Gallery; our evening of films in the main Theater, accompanied by our maestro, Dennis Scott, at the magnificent theatre organ; and our traditional Speakeasy onstage at the Frauenthal.

We have a block of rooms reserved at a discounted rate for the convention at The Shoreline Inn and the Delta Hotel. Please call for reservations to get the discounted rooms – full booking details further below.

All this and more, so join the Dam-family BACK in Muskegon.

Hotel booking details

The Shoreline Hotel

The Shoreline Inn and Conference Center
750 Terrace Point Dr
Muskegon, MI 49440

Block Name: Buster Keaton/Damfinos convention 2024

Block Dates & Rates:

Wed 10/2 $109

Thu 10/3 $109

Fri 10/4 $149

Sat 10/5 $149

*no minimum night stay requirement – rates before tax (non-commissionable)*

Number of Rooms: 30 (standard rooms with one king bed and standard rooms with two queen beds)

Payment: Guests are paying for their own rooms. Guests will be asked to provide a credit or debit card to confirm their reservations when they call.

Cut Off Date: September 6th, 2024 – reservations MUST be made on or before this date to guarantee a room at the block rate. Reservations will not be accepted in this block after the cut off date. Any rooms not reserved by 9/6 will be released from the block.

Cancellations: Guests should cancel any group room reservations by 4PM local hotel time, at least 2 days prior to arrival to avoid a cancellation penalty.

How to Make Reservations:
By Phone: Guests should call the hotel at 231.720.4200 and use prompt ‘5’ to speak to the front desk. Guests should be sure to mention that you are reserving a room with the Buster Keaton Convention 2024 block over the weekend of October 5th.

Or alternatively call: +18555161090

Online: Use this link to book on a computer (please note this link is not currently working on mobile devices):

Hotel Information & Amenities:

check in time is 4PM
check out time is 11AM
100% non-smoking hotel on beautiful, lakefront property with  in-room microwaves, mini-fridges & Keurig coffee makers complimentary wifi, indoor pool, two hot tubs & fitness center, seasonal outdoor pool, 

AND two restaurants on property:

The Lake House Waterfront Grille

The Lake Effect Bistro & Lounge

onsite shop with snacks, drinks, health/beauty items, souvenirs, etc, 24/7 coin-operated laundry, complimentary self-parking

close proximity to bike/walking paths

close proximity to Downtown Muskegon (restaurants, bars, museums, local shopping, farmer’s market, etc





Convention Schedule  COMING SOON

***Please note that all registrations purchased after Thursday Sept 26th will not include the banquet since this is the deadline date for the caterers. All other events including the movie and speakeasy are still included.***