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Mythcon 39 -- Aug. 15-18 -- New Britain, CT
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dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Aug 18 2008, 2:15pm

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Did he win it??? [In reply to] Can't Post

Whether or no - NEB's got to post his entry!

And yes, who'd have thought visualweasel and drogo were such "in-charge" guys - the things one learns about the talents of TORnfolk!

Cool


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915


Jazmine
Tol Eressea


Aug 18 2008, 8:18pm

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Just out of interest [In reply to] Can't Post

What's the Ted Nasmith CD called? Am wondering if it's the same one I picked up at one of his exhibitions.


*Jazminatar the Brown*


dernwyn
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Aug 18 2008, 11:43pm

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"The Hidden Door" [In reply to] Can't Post

"Songs in the key of enchantment"; I think it's the only one he's put out!

I wasn't there Saturday, so I missed out on his jamming with his guitar. Frown


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915


a.s.
Valinor


Aug 19 2008, 1:38am

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oh yes!! [In reply to] Can't Post

Sorry I didn't make that clear, but yes, NEB did win the "during Tolkien" portion of the Clerihew contest, and got a big laugh and applause! You're right, he has to post it.

Cool

a.s.

"an seileachan"

Pooh began to feel a little more comfortable, because when you are a Bear of Very Little Brain, and you Think of Things, you find sometimes that a Thing which seemed very Thingish inside you is quite different when it gets out into the open and has other people looking at it.


Jazmine
Tol Eressea


Aug 19 2008, 7:45pm

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That's the one. Was just checking it wasn't a new one I'd missed! Smile


*Jazminatar the Brown*


visualweasel
Rohan


Aug 20 2008, 5:47pm

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What do NEB and Chevy Chase have in common? [In reply to] Can't Post

They’re both masters of the pratfall. I wanted to get a picture of it, but he was much too quick. His clerihew was quite good too; though he had warned us it wasn’t, he was just being modest. Did you get invisibly drunk on your prize of an inivisible bottle of champagne, NEB?

Jason Fisher
Lingwë - Musings of a Fish


The Lord of the Rings discussion 2007-2008 – The Two Towers – III.4 “Treebeard” – Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6


visualweasel
Rohan


Aug 20 2008, 5:56pm

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The happy-face Nazgűl [In reply to] Can't Post

I’ll be writing up a detailed conference report in the next day or two (and I'll post a link to it here), but as to the happy-face Nazgűl, I had made the observation that one early explanation of the word wraith (in John Jamieson’s Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language) was a “guardian angel”, and to prove (as if it needed proving) that this wouldn’t have worked very well for Tolkien, I popped this up on my powerpoint slideshow:



Not very scary, but perhaps more disturbing. It was good for a laugh — as I’d intended. Tongue

Maybe I should make this my new avatar.

Jason Fisher
Lingwë - Musings of a Fish


The Lord of the Rings discussion 2007-2008 – The Two Towers – III.4 “Treebeard” – Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

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visualweasel
Rohan


Aug 20 2008, 7:02pm

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Mr. Bill as Valkyrie [In reply to] Can't Post


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Hopefully visualweasel will post the pic of whatever was on that one plate that he took a picture of, it looked like Mr. Bill to me...



It looked like Mr. Bill to me, too — or maybe a cross-dressing Mr. Bill, because it was supposed to be a Valkyrie, in line with the conference theme. Here's the picture I took:



Jason Fisher
Lingwë - Musings of a Fish


The Lord of the Rings discussion 2007-2008 – The Two Towers – III.4 “Treebeard” – Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6


WonderBroad
Lorien


Aug 21 2008, 12:21am

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Food sculpture! [In reply to] Can't Post

A fine tradition continues. Mythcon food sculpture rules!


dernwyn
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Aug 21 2008, 3:11am

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There he is, the cute fella! [In reply to] Can't Post

I can hear him thinking "Ooo, pretty please may I have that shiny Ring before I stick you with this cute little knife?"

Yep, wouldn't work. But that powerpoint did, very well, thank you! It does help to be able to see the various possible root words. Do you know if anyone else used powerpoint during their talk?


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915


dernwyn
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Aug 21 2008, 3:14am

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Hi there! [In reply to] Can't Post

I can't recall if we actually met there. Do you go often to these, and didn't you make a presentation at a past Mythcon?


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915


dernwyn
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Aug 21 2008, 3:16am

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That's one...um...wicked-looking Valkyrie... [In reply to] Can't Post

Amazing what some were able to do, with the variety of food and a bit of imagination! Well, a great bit of imagination.

That pic came out well!


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915


N.E. Brigand
Half-elven


Aug 21 2008, 3:53am

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Leslie Donovan also used Powerpoint. [In reply to] Can't Post

For her paper, "Brightly Shining and Armed for Battle: The Valkyrie Legacy in Tolkien's Middle-earth Fiction", a study of valkyrie imagery in The Silmarillion.

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a.s.
Valinor


Aug 21 2008, 11:32am

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pictures! [In reply to] Can't Post

I have a few pictures I took with my phone (what a 21st century thing to say!!) I forgot to pack my real camera.


This is dernwyn and drogo going into the banquet hall where they got to play with their food in the interest of Mythcon tradition:


This is dernwyn and NEB waiting to listen to one of visualweasel's talks, this one a panel discussion with other eminent scholars (and a good job he did moderating, it must be said!!):



This is drogo late in the evening in the Hospitality Suite, where people just hang out after the day's events are mostly over (you can't send Mythies to bed early, it seems!):



And this is NEB in the Hospitality Suite, too, just hanging out with fellow Mythies including one with a camera phone! :


I'm sure there are better pictures, but this is what I have!

Cool

I plan to send a more detailed report to the RR...when I can. I was sort of hoping NEB would start and I would just comment.

LOL

a.s.

"an seileachan"

Pooh began to feel a little more comfortable, because when you are a Bear of Very Little Brain, and you Think of Things, you find sometimes that a Thing which seemed very Thingish inside you is quite different when it gets out into the open and has other people looking at it.


visualweasel
Rohan


Aug 21 2008, 1:50pm

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So did Kris Larsen. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Jason Fisher
Lingwë - Musings of a Fish


The Lord of the Rings discussion 2007-2008 – The Two Towers – III.4 “Treebeard” – Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6


visualweasel
Rohan


Aug 21 2008, 1:50pm

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Those are pretty good for a cell phone! Thanks for sharing. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Jason Fisher
Lingwë - Musings of a Fish


The Lord of the Rings discussion 2007-2008 – The Two Towers – III.4 “Treebeard” – Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6


visualweasel
Rohan


Aug 21 2008, 3:39pm

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Mythcon 39 conference report [In reply to] Can't Post

Okay, it's finally online: my long (3000-word) conference report. Just head over to my blog, Lingwë – Musings of a Fish, and read all about it! There are a few photos too. Wink

Jason Fisher
Lingwë - Musings of a Fish


The Lord of the Rings discussion 2007-2008 – The Two Towers – III.4 “Treebeard” – Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6


N.E. Brigand
Half-elven


Aug 21 2008, 3:57pm

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As shown in your report, I see. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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dernwyn
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Aug 22 2008, 12:41am

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It's too short. [In reply to] Can't Post

Wink

Thank you for this; it gave me a chance to check out the excellent presentations I'd missed! There is a lot of good stuff at these conventions.

BTW, is there any particular reason why your "trilemma" link goes to the Isle of Lewis? Not that I'm averse to reading about that fascinating place's history again, but I don't think C.S. ever lived there...


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915


visualweasel
Rohan


Aug 22 2008, 3:00pm

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Try that link again [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks for calling this to my attention. Sometimes Blogger cuts off links after special characters. In this case, the link was to "Lewis's trilemma", and it cut off everything after the apostrophe. I think it's fixed now, and the Wikipedia entry gives a good summary of the argument. I'm glad you enjoyed all the rest of the report too.

Too short, eh? You must have a lot of free time. Wink

Jason Fisher
Lingwë - Musings of a Fish


The Lord of the Rings discussion 2007-2008 – The Two Towers – III.4 “Treebeard” – Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

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