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Mythcon 39 -- Aug. 15-18 -- New Britain, CT

N.E. Brigand
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Jul 13 2008, 6:04am


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This coming Tuesday, July 15, is the last day for online registration for the 39th annual conference of the Mythopoeic Society, to be held in mid-August. After that, registration will only be possible at the door during the conference. For the first time, this year's Mythcon will be held in New England, at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, CT. Mythsoc is an organization dedicated to "promoting the study, discussion, and enjoyment of fantastic and mythic literature", with a special emphasis on the work of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams and the other Inklings. The group publishes the literary journal Mythlore (usually twice each year).

The theme of this year's conference is "The Valkyrie and the Goddess: The Warrior Woman in Fantasy", and there will be a track of papers as well as panel discussions on that subject. In addition, there will be a variety of papers on Tolkien, Lewis, Williams and other fantasy. Here is a sample of the announced papers: "The Forgotten Women of Middle-earth"; "Tradition in Rowling, Tolkien, and Lewis"; "Tolkien and Oxford University"; "Feminity and Arachnitas in Tolkien's 'Shelob'"; "Realistic War in Tolkien's Battles"; and "The Feminism of LeGuin's Earthsea Books". There are also a variety of other activities and entertainments, this year including one I particularly want to see: a planetarium show on the astronomy of Middle-earth, led by Kristine Larsen, who was written some fine papers on that subject.

There is also a banquet where this year's winners of the Mythopoeic Fantasy and Scholarship Awards will be announced. Among the nominees for adult fantasy are Ysabel by Guy Gavriel Kay, who got his start working with Christopher Tolkien on The Silmarillion. The children's fantasy nominees include J.K. Rowling, for the entire Harry Potter series. The Inklings-scholarship nominees include Diana Glyer's The Company They Keep and The History of 'The Hobbit' by John Rateliff. And one of the general fantasy scholarship nominees is The Shadow-Walkers, a study of monsters in Grimm, edited by Tom Shippey.

There will be two guests of honor: Marjorie Burns, author of Perilous Realms: Celtic and Norse in Tolkien's Middle-earth, and Sharan Newman, author of the novel Cursed in the Blood as well as non-fiction including The Real History Behind 'The Da Vinci Code'. Other notable Tolkien and Inklings scholars attending this year's conference include Verlyn Flieger, Janet Croft, Arden Smith, David Bratman, Mike Foster, Christopher Gilson, Joe Christopher, Diana Glyer, Wayne Hammond, and Christina Scull.


I know of at least three TORN contributors besides myself who will be attending: visualweasel, drogo, and Aelfwine. Anybody else?

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Mythcon 39 -- Aug. 15-18 -- New Britain, CT N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Jul 13 2008, 6:04am
    I could be tempted entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Jul 13 2008, 3:15pm
    I *am* tempted, but a.s. Send a private message to a.s. Jul 13 2008, 3:50pm
        Let's chat a.s. entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Jul 13 2008, 4:02pm
            Excellent and kind as well! :-) a.s. Send a private message to a.s. Jul 13 2008, 4:13pm
                Yes, I'll be there! And here's some more info ... visualweasel Send a private message to visualweasel Jul 14 2008, 3:07pm
        Usually the activities are confined to a few adjacent buildings. N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Jul 14 2008, 2:54am
    Just registered. dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Jul 15 2008, 10:44am
        Fantastic! N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Jul 15 2008, 5:16pm
            Likewise! dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Jul 15 2008, 8:58pm
                OK, this decides me, I'm going! a.s. Send a private message to a.s. Jul 15 2008, 9:50pm
                    Wonderful! dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Jul 16 2008, 2:10am
                    If you want to heckle me, get there early! visualweasel Send a private message to visualweasel Jul 16 2008, 2:39pm
                        oh, wouldn't miss your talk for the world a.s. Send a private message to a.s. Jul 16 2008, 6:51pm
                Sadly, I can't make it entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Jul 16 2008, 2:53am
                    And we'll be dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Jul 16 2008, 3:17am
    Ah, Mythcon! WonderBroad Send a private message to WonderBroad Jul 16 2008, 2:59am
        great! and a question about costumes a.s. Send a private message to a.s. Jul 16 2008, 11:10am
            Well... dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Jul 16 2008, 12:48pm
                yeah, that's my speed!!! a.s. Send a private message to a.s. Jul 16 2008, 6:51pm
            No need to worry: costumes really are optional visualweasel Send a private message to visualweasel Jul 16 2008, 2:42pm
                **pats brow with handkerchief a.s. Send a private message to a.s. Jul 16 2008, 6:53pm
    Room and board can still be arranged online. N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Jul 19 2008, 12:31am
    I'll be there drogo Send a private message to drogo Jul 23 2008, 12:09am
        drogo! Good to see you. entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Jul 23 2008, 1:45am
        yay! and ?? about start time on Friday a.s. Send a private message to a.s. Jul 23 2008, 1:17pm
            The Final Schedule visualweasel Send a private message to visualweasel Jul 23 2008, 1:49pm
                many thanks! // a.s. Send a private message to a.s. Jul 23 2008, 1:55pm
                Can I heckle you from the air? drogo Send a private message to drogo Jul 23 2008, 5:16pm
                    You’re welcome to heckle me ... visualweasel Send a private message to visualweasel Jul 23 2008, 5:45pm
                    we'll be glad to heckle in your name! a.s. Send a private message to a.s. Jul 23 2008, 6:17pm
                        Yes, I do. And more importantly ... visualweasel Send a private message to visualweasel Jul 23 2008, 7:52pm
                            Hmm, planning my itinerary. N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Jul 23 2008, 11:03pm
                                Auction on Sunday!!! drogo Send a private message to drogo Jul 24 2008, 12:28am
                                    I'm green with envy! Modtheow Send a private message to Modtheow Aug 9 2008, 7:14pm
                                        bummer! a.s. Send a private message to a.s. Aug 10 2008, 2:09am
                                            Meh. N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Aug 10 2008, 4:40am
                                                Heh. a.s. Send a private message to a.s. Aug 10 2008, 3:11pm
                                                    Bleh. Modtheow Send a private message to Modtheow Aug 10 2008, 4:23pm
                                                        Wow! Peredhil lover Send a private message to Peredhil lover Aug 10 2008, 7:14pm
                                                        I wonder if another Marquette conference might be held soon entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Aug 10 2008, 9:16pm
                                                            we could hold our own! a.s. Send a private message to a.s. Aug 11 2008, 11:33am
                                                                We've talked about that entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Aug 11 2008, 5:18pm
                                                                    Spring in Milwaukee with a side trip to Chicago, or a.s. Send a private message to a.s. Aug 11 2008, 11:29pm
                                        That's too bad! dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Aug 11 2008, 2:19am
    Mythcon Day 1: So there we are, having dinner with Wayne & Christina... dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Aug 16 2008, 3:16am
        Wow! Altaira Send a private message to Altaira Aug 16 2008, 5:07am
            Mythcon 39 conference report visualweasel Send a private message to visualweasel Aug 21 2008, 3:39pm
                It's too short. dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Aug 22 2008, 12:41am
                    Try that link again visualweasel Send a private message to visualweasel Aug 22 2008, 3:00pm
        Lord of the Ringos? I love them! entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Aug 17 2008, 11:03pm
            We wish you could have been here, also! dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Aug 18 2008, 3:41am
                Just out of interest Jazmine Send a private message to Jazmine Aug 18 2008, 8:18pm
                    "The Hidden Door" dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Aug 18 2008, 11:43pm
                        Yeah Jazmine Send a private message to Jazmine Aug 19 2008, 7:45pm
                Mr. Bill as Valkyrie visualweasel Send a private message to visualweasel Aug 20 2008, 7:02pm
                    Food sculpture! WonderBroad Send a private message to WonderBroad Aug 21 2008, 12:21am
                        Hi there! dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Aug 21 2008, 3:14am
                    That's one...um...wicked-looking Valkyrie... dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Aug 21 2008, 3:16am
        it was fated that I would survive Mythcon!!! a.s. Send a private message to a.s. Aug 18 2008, 2:06pm
            Did he win it??? dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Aug 18 2008, 2:15pm
                oh yes!! a.s. Send a private message to a.s. Aug 19 2008, 1:38am
                    What do NEB and Chevy Chase have in common? visualweasel Send a private message to visualweasel Aug 20 2008, 5:47pm
            pictures! a.s. Send a private message to a.s. Aug 21 2008, 11:32am
                Those are pretty good for a cell phone! Thanks for sharing. // visualweasel Send a private message to visualweasel Aug 21 2008, 1:50pm
        The happy-face Nazgűl visualweasel Send a private message to visualweasel Aug 20 2008, 5:56pm
            There he is, the cute fella! dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Aug 21 2008, 3:11am
                Leslie Donovan also used Powerpoint. N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Aug 21 2008, 3:53am
                    So did Kris Larsen. // visualweasel Send a private message to visualweasel Aug 21 2008, 1:50pm
                        As shown in your report, I see. // N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Aug 21 2008, 3:57pm

 
 
 

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