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Mythcon in Michigan, July 12-15, with guest of honor Douglas A. Anderson.

N.E. Brigand

Jun 10 2013, 5:56am

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Mythcon in Michigan, July 12-15, with guest of honor Douglas A. Anderson. Can't Post

While it will be possible to purchase daily admission at the door, there's just one day left to register for room and board (always a good idea) at Mythcon, the annual conference of the Mythopoeic Society, which this year will be at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, running from the afternoon of Friday, July 12 through the morning of Monday, July 15. The conference theme this year is "Green and Growing: The Land and Its Inhabitants in Fantasy".

The Mythopoeic Society, usually called Mythsoc, was founded in 1967 and is devoted to the study of myth-making fantasy literature, with a particular emphasis on Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Charles Williams. The conference is a mix of scholarly papers and light-hearted fun, with a banquet on Sunday night. As usual there are two guests of honor at this year's conference. The author guest of honor is Franny Billingsley, who won the Society's award for children's literature in 2000 for her novel The Folk Keeper. The scholar guest of honor is Douglas Anderson, well-known to TORN members for creating The Annotated Hobbit, was for eight years the editor of the annual journal, Tolkien Studies and among much else edited Tales Before Tolkien and Tales Before Narnia. Other attendees whose names may be known to TORN include Verlyn Flieger, Christina Scull, Wayne Hammond, Richard West, Janet Brennan Croft, Carl Hostetter, David Bratman, Mike Foster, Arden Smith, and Jason Fisher (whose collection, Tolkien and the Study of His Sources, is nominated for the second time in the Inklings Scholarship category). Many of them will be presenting papers.

You can learn more about Mythcon here. I hope to see you there!

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Jun 10 2013, 11:03pm

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Dang [In reply to] Can't Post

That is a great lineup. Basically a Who's Who of the greats in Tolkien scholarship. Wish I could go. Frown

My Sam Gamgee is indeed a reflexion of the English soldier, of the privates and batmen I knew in the 1914 war, and recognized as so far superior to myself- J.R.R. Tolkien

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