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147 BIG CHANGES and DEADLINE REMINDER for Mythcon 50
lynnmaudlin
Jul 12, 2019

Posting this here *and* also in MythSoc (the discussion list) so please bear with me if you see it twice, and REMEMBER the deadline for room & board, parking, etc., is July 15 - we might not be able to accommodate requests that come in after that date.

Literally the day after publishing PR#2 for Mythcon 50 we found out we're being moved to a different dorm!
https://mythsoc-rohan.blogspot.com/2019/07/mythcon-50-significant-update.html

The UPDATED Progress Report is here:
http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/mc50-pr2.htm and if you're coming, I hope you read it!

REST ASSURED that people who have requested doubles will be in doubles - we are not putting *three* people into any rooms ...but many rooms apparently have three beds; one (or two) will not be occupied.

In a nutshell: we're all being moved over to South Campus Plaza, the *new, more expensive dorm* (the one with private bathrooms) and we'll be paying the lower price we were quoted for the older, suite-style dorm.

For the people who've already paid extra to stay in South Campus Plaza, they will have that overpayment refunded AFTER Mythcon (or they can donate it to the Society - that's always an option! ;D).

We will still be having meals in The Garden cafeteria at Cuicacalli.

Keep reading the updates!

-- Lynn Maudlin, chair of MC50 and Steward for Mythopoeic Conferences --





146 MythSoc Awards Nominations Deadline AND Mythcon 50 PR#1 etc.
lynnmaudlin
Feb 5, 2019

If you serve on the Mythopoeic Awards committee(s), please remember the DEADLINE for nominations is February 16 ...which is coming right up!

The first Progress Report for Mythcon 50 is now available online, both as a webpage and as a downloadable PDF: http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/mc50-pr1.htm
and http://www.mythsoc.org/assets/mc50_pr1.pdf

AND Mythcon 50 Room & Board packages are now available for sale!
http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/mc50-room.htm

-- Lynn Maudlin, Steward for Mythopoeic Conferences --





145 Mythcon 50 CALL for PAPERS, etc.
lynnmaudlin
Jan 7, 2019

MYTHCON 50 NEWS: the first progress report will come out before the end of the month AND the cost of registration will also go up (save money, join now!).

The Call for Papers for Mythcon 50 is now available at:
http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/mc50-CFP.htm

Here is a link to the downloadable PDF:
http://www.mythsoc.org/assets/MC50_CFP.pdf

http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/mythcon-50.htm

And don't forget the Mythopoeic Awards 2019: Call for Nominations.
Read more here:
https://mythsoc-rohan.blogspot.com/2018/11/mythopoeic-awards-2019-call-for.html

-- Lynn Maudlin, Steward for Mythopoeic Conferences --




144 MYTHCON 50 - GUESTS of HONOR
lynnmaudlin
Oct 30, 2018

http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/mythcon-50.htm
https://mythsoc-rohan.blogspot.com/2018/10/mythcon-50-guests-of-honor-announced.html

In case you haven't seen the recent news via another source, MYTHCON 50 will be held August 2-5, 2019, in San Diego California.

Our Author Guest of Honor is John Crowley (Little, Big - winner of the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, 1982, and Ka: Dar Oakley in the Ruin of Ymr, Mythopoeic Fantasy Award Winner, 2018).

Our Scholar Guest of Honor is Verlyn Flieger ( author of Splintered Light: Logos and Language in Tolkien's World (1983; revised edition, 2002); A Question of Time: J. R. R. Tolkien's Road to Faerie, which won the 1998 Mythopoeic Award for Inklings Studies; and Interrupted Music: The Making of Tolkien's Mythology (2005). She won a second Mythopoeic Award for Inklings Studies in 2002 for Tolkien's Legendarium: Essays on The History of Middle-earth, which she co-edited with Carl Hostetter, and a third Mythopoeic Award for Inklings Studies in 2013 for Green Suns and Faërie: Essays on J.R.R. Tolkien.)

Our theme is Looking Back, Moving Forward and both of our authors are particularly well-suited to it.

Registration is open: http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/mc50-reg.htm

Please come join us in San Diego next summer!

-- Lynn Maudlin, Steward for Mythopoeic Conferences (and Mythcon 50 Chair) --





143 Mythcon 49 Advance Schedule Available
lynnmaudlin
Jul 14, 2018

If you haven't checked the Horn of Rohan Redux lately
https://mythsoc-rohan.blogspot.com/2018/07/mythcon-49-advance-schedule-now.html - do check out the MYTHCON 49 pages for the advance schedule (listed by presenters last names)
http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/mythcon-49.htm
and the low-down on our Mythcon 49 Buddy System, in lieu of our usual meal program, which gives us the opportunity to sit down with new folks and new-to-us folks and have interesting conversations.
http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/mc49-registration.htm

Hope to see you NEXT WEEKEND in Atlanta!

-- Lynn Maudlin, Steward for Mythopoeic Conferences --





142 MYTHCON 49 HOTEL BLOCK CLOSES SOON!
lynnmaudlin
Jun 18, 2018

If you're coming to Mythcon 49 in Atlanta (July 20-23, 2018) and you haven't booked your hotel room yet, PLEASE do so now! Our room block and special rate of $159 per room per night ends on Wednesday, June 20th.

http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/mythcon-49.htm Scroll down to "Location" for instructions.

In a nutshell: Guests can contact the Ritz-Carlton call center at 1-800-241-3333 and state that they are coming to The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta (Downtown), for Mythcon July 2018 and provide the agent with their requested dates of stay; the agent will identify your group rate of $159.00.

Guests can also reserve online at http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/Atlanta/Default.htm - enter their desired dates of stay, enter the seven letter Group/Promotion code MCJMCJA and click find to complete the reservation process.

Hope to see you next month at Mythcon 49!

-- Lynn Maudlin, Steward for Mythopoeic Conferences --





141 Mythlore #131 and Mythprint #382 published AND a call for nominations!
lynnmaudlin
Oct 25, 2017

Mythlore #131 has been published, all 256 pages of it! It will be mailed to subscribers who receive a print copy and digital subscribers will receive an email - please be sure to check your "Promotions" tab, if you use Gmail. Information on the issue here:

Our quarterly news & reviews publication, Mythprint #382, was published two weeks ago.

We also want to let you know that Mythlore has put out a call for nominations
READER’S CHOICE: THE BEST OF MYTHLORE’S FIRST FIFTY YEARS
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - read more about it here: http://mythsoc.org/news/news-2017-09-28.htm - deadline for nominations is November 30, 2017.

Members of the Mythopoeic Society receive digital Mythprint as part of their membership but our scholarly journal Mythlore requires a separate subscription.

You may join the Society or renew your membership here: http://mythsoc.org/join.htm and we invite you to subscribe to Mythlore here:

If you're not sure of the status of your membership or your Mythlore subscription, please email your query to Marion at and she will let you know.

-- Lynn Maudlin, Steward for Mythopoeic Conferences (and miscellaneous computer jazz!) --





140 Mythcon 48 Room & Board ASAP!!!
lynnmaudlin
Jun 21, 2017

IF you're coming to Mythcon 48 http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/mythcon-48.htm and you have not yet REGISTERED or bought your ROOM & BOARD package, please do it NOW because we're almost sold out of our available rooms and aren't sure we can finagle any more!

ALSO, while I have your attention, in case you missed it, the FINALISTS for the Mythopoeic Awards have been announced

-- Lynn Maudlin, Steward for Mythopoeic Conferences --





139 Mythcon 48 Progress Report now available
lynnmaudlin
May 7, 2017

The Progress Report for Mythcon 48 is now available (link at
http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/mythcon-48.htm ).

Do come join us, July 28-31, 2017, in Champaign, Illinois, as we celebrate ALL THAT IS GOLD for the 50th Anniversary of the Mythopoeic Society's founding - lots of fun and wonderful scholarship.

-- Lynn Maudlin, Steward for Mythopoeic Conferences --





138 Mythcon 48 Room & Board --and-- Mythlore #130 published
lynnmaudlin
Apr 25, 2017

The Room & Board packages for Mythcon 48 have been finalized:
http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/mc48-room.htm

And the Spring/Summer 2017 issue of Mythlore has been published.
http://www.mythsoc.org/mythlore/mythlore-130.htm

Come to Champaign, Illinois, this summer to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Mythopoeic Society with the first of three special "50" conferences: next year we celebrate 50 years since Mythlore was first published and in 2019 we will have Mythcon 50 - wow!!!

-- Lynn Maudlin --
Steward for Mythopoeic Conferences





137 Mythprint #380 Published
lynnmaudlin
Apr 11, 2017

The Spring 2016 issue of Mythprint (#380) has just been published! The default delivery method is via email so, if you use Gmail, be sure to check the "Promotions" tab. Some members choose to receive a print copy and it will be mailed to them.

We encourage you to join the Mythopoeic Society http://www.mythsoc.org/join.htm or renew your membership so you too can enjoy our quarterly news-and-reviews publication!





136 Mythcon 48 CALL FOR PAPERS
lynnmaudlin
Mar 7, 2017

The Call For Papers for Mythcon 48 is now available in PDF form; please follow the link. The conference theme is All That Is Gold as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Mythopoeic Society. Do come join us in Champaign, Illinois, this summer! July 28-31, 2017.
http://www.mythsoc.org/assets/MC48_CFP.pdf

-- Lynn Maudlin, Steward for Mythopoeic Conferences --





135 Mythcon 48 Guests of Honor Announced
lynnmaudlin
Mar 6, 2017

The Mythopoeic Society and Mythcon 48 are pleased to announce that William Fliss, Archivist at the Marquette University Special Collections and Archives, and Laura Schmidt, Archivist at the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College, will be our Guests of Honor for this very special conference.

Details of location, housing, and our first Progress Report will be available shortly. We encourage you to register now and plan to join us next summer in Illinois for an historic conference.

Mythcon 48 will be held July 28-31, 2017, in Champaign, Illinois. We will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Mythopoeic Society and our conference theme is All That Is Gold.

Do come join us! http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/mc48-registration.htm
http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/mythcon-48.htm

-- Lynn Maudlin, Steward for Mythopoeic Conferences --





134 Mythopoeic Awards 2017, Mythlore, Mythprint, and Mythcon 48!
lynnmaudlin
Nov 2, 2016 PM

Individual members of the Mythopoeic Society are invited to nominate books for the 2017 Mythopoeic Awards, and/or to volunteer to serve on any of the committees. (You need not join the committee to make nominations.) The deadline for committee volunteers and for nominations (limit of five per person per category, please!) is February 10, 2017.

For more details, please visit this page on the MythSoc website: http://www.mythsoc.org/news/news-2016-11-01.htm

In other recent news, Mythlore 129 was published October 20th and Mythprint #378 was published October 8.

Please visit http://www.mythsoc.org to subscribe, join, renew, register for Mythcon 48 coming up July 28 - 31, 2017 in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. Please do plan to join us because it's the 50th Anniversary of the Mythopoeic Society and we'll do some special things!

-- Lynn Maudlin, Steward for Mythopoeic Conferences --





133 MythSoc Announcements
lynnmaudlin
Aug 11, 2016

After a good chunk of discussion by the Council of Stewards at Mythcon 47, we've decided to use this list *more* than we have in the past and post MythSoc news here, as well as via the website ("News Etc." at ) and our news blog, The Horn of Rohan Redux which you can subscribe to by email or RSS feed. News posted there also posts to the Mythopoeic Society page on Facebook and is usually copied quickly to the MythSoc *group* on Facebook. Other social media sites are being utilized as well - we are trying to communicate as effectively as we can, considering how quickly everything changes!

MYTHOPOEIC AWARD WINNERS
The 2016 Mythopoeic Award Winners are listed here: http://www.mythsoc.org/news/news-2016-08-07.htm

MYTHCON 48 - July 28-31, 2017
Mythcon 48 will be held in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois and a preliminary website is now live at
http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/mythcon-48.htm - you may register now for the conference at the lowest rates available. Details of conference theme, Guest of Honor, and location details are being worked out and will be posted on the website as soon as we have more information.

-- Lynn Maudlin, Council of Stewards --





132 Mythcon 47 (and a new website!)
First, after almost 2 years of broken navigation, we have completely rebuilt the MythSoc website. Please use the internal links to move around because old URLs for specific pages probably won't work, at least not right now. The sitemap (linked on the home page, url here: ) may be helpful to you.

Second, Mythcon 47 is coming up in less than a month and we hope you're all coming to San Antonio the first weekend in August.

The second progress report is here: http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/mc47-progrep.htm

We *strongly* encourage you to book your room & board packages ASAP - we only have the block guaranteed through the end of this week. HOPEFULLY rooms and banquet tickets, etc., will still be available after this weekend but we aren't sure. Book room & board, extra room nights, etc., here: < http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/mc47-room.htm >

Finally, whether you attend Mythcon 47 or not, you can support the conference in a small way with Tshirts and Totes for sale, featuring our very colorful logo: < https://mythsoc-rohan.blogspot.com/2016/07/mythcon-47-tshirts-totes-available.html >

Hope to see you in San Antonio!

-- Lynn Maudlin, Steward for Mythopoeic Conferences --





131 Mythcon 47 - August 5-8, 2016
lynnmaudlin
Mar 21, 2016

Mythcon 47 is coming up the first weekend of August, 5-8, 2016. Please visit the website to read about our conference theme: "Faces of Mythology: Ancient, Medieval, and Modern" and our Guests of Honor: author Midori Snyder and C.S. Lewis scholar Andrew Lazo.
http://www.mythcon.org

The first Progress Report is now available: http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/mythcon-47/mc47-pr1/

Registration is here: http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/mythcon-47/mc47-registration/

Room & Board options are here: http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/mythcon-47/mc47-room/

Please come join us at Mythcon's first appearance in San Antonio, a fascinating city to visit.

-- Lynn Maudlin, Steward for Mythopoeic Conferences --





130 Mythcon 46 around the corner, PayPal links about to deactivate
IF you're planning to come to Mythcon 46 next weekend in Colorado Springs (and you're very welcome to come, even "at the last minute" and join at the door), please get your conference registration and room & board payments in ASAP because I am just about to deactivate the PayPal links at

Also please note that the advance schedule is also linked from the page.

Hoping to see y'all Real Soon Now :D

-- Lynn Maudlin, Steward for Mythopoeic Conferences --





129 Mythcon 46 update
lynnmaudlin
Apr 4, 2015

Mythcon 46:

PR#1 is now available at http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/mythcon-46/mythcon-46-progress-reports/ - please be sure to check for your name in the registered members list, especially if you paid by check last year, ok?

The deadline for paper proposals is almost upon us (April 15th) - if you want to present a paper at Mythcon, get that proposal in ASAP! Call For Papers is here

Room & Board packages are there, too http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/mythcon-46/room/ - we are in a hotel this summer (yay!) and we have special pricing from the hotel, including meals we can enjoy together as a group. IF you have food allergies, you may want to go for a "room only" option so you can order meals which avoid your allergy-inducing foods. I understand that vegetarians are accommodated in the meals packages and that the banquet will have foods accommodating food allergies - please contact the chair, Mem Morman at mythmem rialto org to specify your dietary restrictions so the conference can insure your needs will be met.

Please remember that rooms MUST be booked through the hotel (this is how we earn our function space and our Mythcon price is lower than any available discount price).

I'll send out another notification when PR#2 is published to remind y'all when the room & board deadline is-- until then, Mythopoeic Announcements out.

-- Lynn Maudlin, Steward for Mythopoeic Conferences --





128 Mythcon 46 Registration now open online AND upcoming elections
lynnmaudlin
Aug 20, 2014

Those of you who attended Mythcon 45 (August 8-11, 2014) know that memberships in next year's Mythcon were sold at the conference. I am pleased to announce that memberships can now be bought online via PayPal. We will shortly have the details for paying by check, for those who want or need a paper trail.

Next year's author GOH will be Jo Walton http://www.jowaltonbooks.com/ and we will let you know who the scholar GOH is, as soon as it is confirmed. The theme is The Arthurian Mythos which is full of riches (do you realize we've only had one other Arthurian themed Mythcon?).

"www.mythcon.org" has been redirected to next year's Mythcon:- it's the easiest way to give folks a direct link to the upcoming Mythopoeic Conference.

IN OTHER MYTHOPOEIC SOCIETY NEWS, we do have our triennial election coming up late this fall. We have an almost-complete slate to present to the membership for voting; the position we are missing is the newly revised "Communications Steward", formerly the Corresponding Secretary position but updated to reflect the changing realities of social media. A full description of the job was included in Mythprint #369 but I'm including it here, as well:

"This person is often people’s first contact with the Society, and requires someone with excellent written communication skills and great tact. The Communications Steward answers queries about the Society in various forms: paper (very rare); email (most common); and through our presence in a variety of social media. Currently we have accounts on Facebook (several pages and a group); Twitter; Google+; Pinterest; LinkedIn; Goodreads; Flickr; and a Yahoo discussion group.

"When appropriate, the Communications Steward refers the query (and/or person asking) to another person, our web site, the mythsoc email discussion list, or elsewhere on the Internet. The major portion of this Steward position consists of managing (and preferably expanding) our social media accounts. The Communications Steward coordinates with the various department heads and others to collect and publish news, information and publicity about Society activities. This must be provided on a regular basis to keep the Society’s social media presence fresh and active. The Communications Steward, as are all Stewards, is a member of the Council of Stewards, the governing Board of the Society. This requires attendance (within reason) at quarterly meetings. Three are via conference call, and one is held at the annual Mythopoeic Conference. All Stewards are expected to contribute to overall governance with information, analysis, and meeting participation. This new(ish) position is an updated version of the former Corresponding Secretary."

Please do consider whether this might be a position which would interest you and, if so, please contact Lynn Maudlin mythcon @ mythsocorg or Gerry Holmes secretary @ mythsocorg.

-- Lynn Maudlin, Steward for Mythopoeic Conferences and 2014 President of the Society --





127 Mythcon 45 PR#2, 2013 Annual Report, etc.
lynnmaudlin
Jun 30, 2014

Hello, Mythie Friends!

If you're registered for Mythcon 45 (August 8-11, 2014, at Wheaton College in Norton, MA) you will have received an email with a link for downloading the PDF of the second Progress Report. There's information within the PR which you will probably need at Mythcon 45 so I recommend you download to your phone/tablet or print out a copy. You may also read it on the website (with a download link): http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/mythcon-45/mythcon-45-pr-2/

Marion VanLoo, our membership Steward, has also just sent out the 2013 Annual Report, as required by law of 501(c)(3) organizations. Remember that we will have our triennial election this fall, discussed in some detail in Mythprint #369, and several Stewards are not standing for re-election. We are still actively looking for a "Communications Steward" (see the bottom of this message for a re-posting of the job description).

If you are interested in serving, please contact either the 2014 Chair of the Council, Lynn Maudlin at mythcon @ mythsoc.org, or the Recording Secretary, Gerry Holmes at secretary @ mythsoc.org The positions on which we will be voting include Treasurer, Recording Steward, Editors of the three Society publications, Orders Department Manager, Communications Steward, Membership and Discussion Groups Steward, Steward for Mythopoeic Conferences, Webmaster, Awards Administrator, and Steward for The Mythopoeic Press. A candidate can file for office by presenting to the Recording Steward, no later than August 11, 2014, a nominating petition signed by 5% of the Society’s membership (currently 21 signatures). Petitions will be available on request from the Membership Steward, Marion VanLoo at membership@mythsoc.org or by writing her at Box 71, Napoleon MI 49261.

And, in case you missed it, the location and date for Mythcon 46 has been announced; we don't have much information beyond that and the theme, The Arthurian Mythos, at this point but memberships will go on sale at Mythcon 45. http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/mythcon-46/

DO come to Mythcon - it will be lots of fun!

-- Lynn Maudlin, Steward for Mythopoeic Conferences and 2014 Council President --

Open job description:
The Communications Steward is often people’s first contact with the Society, and requires someone with excellent written communication skills and great tact. The Communications Steward answers queries about the Society in various forms: paper (very rare); email (most common); and through our presence in a variety of social media. Currently we have accounts on Facebook (several pages and a group); Twitter; Google+; Pinterest; LinkedIn; Goodreads; Flickr; and a Yahoo discussion group.

When appropriate, the Communications Steward refers the query (and/or person asking) to another person, our web site, the MythSoc Yahoo discussion list, or elsewhere on the Internet. The major portion of this Steward position consists of managing (and preferably expanding) our social media accounts. The Communications Steward coordinates with the various department heads and others to collect and publish news, information and publicity about Society activities. This must be provided on a regular basis to keep the Society’s social media presence fresh and active. The Communications Steward, as are all Stewards, is a member of the Council of Stewards, the governing Board of the Society. This requires attendance (within reason) at quarterly meetings. Three are via conference call, and one is held at the annual Mythopoeic Conference. All Stewards are expected to contribute to overall governance with information, analysis, and meeting participation. This new(ish) position is an updated version of the former Corresponding Secretary.




126 Mythcon 45 PR#1 and Paper Proposal Deadline
lynnmaudlin
Apr 30, 2014

The extended deadline for Mythcon 45's Call for Papers --May 1-- is just about to hit, so if you've been meaning to get your paper proposal in to David Oberhelman, *do it now*!
Papers Coordinator:
David D. Oberhelman
Edmon Low Library
Oklahoma State University
d.oberhelman@okstate.edu

The first Progress Report has been available online for a little while now and an interim issue of Mythprint is almost ready to go to out. It will also include PR#1 as well as job openings for the Council of Stewards and information about our upcoming election (as a California non-profit organization, every three years we must hold elections). The online version of PR#1 is here:
http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/mythcon-45/mythcon-45-pr1/

Remember to get your room & board for Mythcon 45 purchased - there are a limited number of rooms in the air-conditioned dormitories available! Deadline for room & board packages, stand-alone banquet tickets, and meal packages is July 24.

-- Lynn Maudlin, Steward for Mythopoeic Conferences --





125 Mythcon 45 Room & Board packages now available
lynnmaudlin
Mar 28, 2014

Whew! At long last we've got room & board packages, meal packages, stand-alone banquet tickets, and extra Thursday night rooms available for Mythcon 45, coming up August 8-11, this summer.
http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/mythcon-45/room/

PLEASE NOTE: there are some oddities to this year's conference: first, it doesn't matter if you have a single or double, the rate is the same per person. IF you want to share your room (you know, with your spouse, maybe!) please be sure to notify Conference Registration of your roommate's name (you can write the roommate name in the "Note to Seller" space in the PayPal form).

The price difference this year comes between AIR-CONDITIONED and NON-air-conditioned rooms. Bear in mind, there are a limited number of air-conditioned rooms available, so we cannot guarantee an air-conditioned room if you don't buy your room & board package early.

We can offer lodging for Thursday night before Mythcon (August 7, 2014), room only. Again, there is a choice between air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned rooms. There is The Cafe on Wheaton College campus which opens at 8:30 a.m. and closes at 3 p.m. so Friday morning breakfast and/or lunch will be available but Thursday dinner will require leaving campus.

Some very interesting and unusual things are being developed for Mythcon 45 so the theme, Where Fantasy Fits, will be examined in several different ways - I do encourage you to come to Mythcon 45 in Norton, Massachusetts (fly into either Boston, MA, or Providence RI) and enjoy Richard C. West, our Scholar Guest of Honor, and Ursula Vernon, our Author (and Artist!) Guest of Honor. Good fun and good scholarship awaits!

Finally, Progress Report #1 is being put together right now and will be published soon in an interim issue of Mythprint - keep your eyes open!

-- Lynn Maudlin, Steward for Mythopoeic Conferences --





124 New Webmaster and Mythcon 45
lynnmaudlin
Aug 14, 2013

Hello, friends!

In our ongoing effort to only send *very* important messages via the Mythopoeic Announcements List (what you're reading right now), I combine two notices in one.

First, after more than a year of searching, we were delighted to find David Emerson, right under our respective noses, and he responded to our "webmaster needed urgently" plea at the Annual General Meeting of the Mythopoeic Society (held each year at Mythcon) and much huzzah'ing has commenced!

Second, Mythcon 45 is taking memberships on the website:
http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/mythcon-45/
Dr. Richard C. West is our Scholar GOH and our Author GOH will be announced soon, we trust. In any case, we're excited to have another Mythcon in the Northeast after the success of Mythcon 39 in Connecticut. You might start tracking airfares, either to Logan Int'l in Boston or to Providence, RI (which is technically closer). There are other travel options, especially for folks on the East coast.

I encourage you to make plans to attend Mythcon 45, August 8-11, 2014, at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts. Chair is Dr. Michael D.C. Drout, our Scholar GOH at Mythcon 42!! :D

-- Lynn Maudlin, Secretary for Mythopoeic Conferences,
Council of Stewards --





123 Mythcon 44 PR#3 now available, Room & Board deadline approaching!
lynnmaudlin
May 30, 2013

Hey there, Lynn Maudlin here, Secretary for Mythopoeic Conferences, making one of our rare Mythopoeic Announcements:

1) Progress Report 3 is now available on the MythSoc website:
http://www.mythsoc.org/news/mythcon-44-progress-report-3-available/
It contains important information about transportation and how the Kellogg shuttle works, so be sure to download it and read it. It will also be sent to Mythcon 44 conference members via MailChimp but, as we are currently "between" webmasters, that task is going to take us longer than we would like. So please go download it for yourself.

2) Room & Board deadline for Mythcon 44 is JUNE 11th - this is less than two weeks away, which means that Mythcon 44 is just over five weeks away. You can still join the conference (do come, it will be fun!) and you can even join at the door, but it will cost more.
You can possibly get room & board packages after the deadline BUT they're not guaranteed and they may well cost more; delay at your own peril. The deadline for MEALS (primarily meaning The Banquet) is July 1; individual meals at Brody can be purchased at the door:
http://www.eatatstate.com/diningoncampus

3) At Mythcon 44, you'll be able to join Mythcon 45-- as we have done previous years, there will be a special Mythcon-only rate to join Mythcon 45. We have accepted a bid from Michael Drout (our Scholar GOH at Mythcon 42) to hold Mythcon 45 at Wheaton College in Norton, MASSACHUSETTS, situated between Boston, MA, and Providence, RI. You'll be able to pay for registration with check or credit card, making it very easy (shoot, we'll even take cash). This will be our second Mythcon in the Northeast.

Thank you for participating in the Mythopoeic Announcements List - this is the way we get time-critical information to the members of the Society.

See you in East Lansing!

-- Lynn Maudlin --





122 Mythcon 44 Scholar GOH update
lynnmaudlin
Feb 6, 2013

Hello friends,

Lynn Maudlin here, secretary for Mythopoeic Conferences, and I wanted to let you know that our originally scheduled Scholar Guest of Honor for Mythcon 44, Dr. Christopher Mitchell, director of the Wade Center in Wheaton, had a major life-change and gave us his regrets (he's moving from Illinois to California this summer, making it too big a challenge to *also* be our GOH).

But never fear! Intrepid Mythcon chair Marion VanLoo has acquired for us Douglas A. Anderson, winner of the Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies for "The Annotated Hobbit" in 1990, and this is an especially appropriate pairing of guest and theme - after all, there's a lovely hobbit-hole for our conference logo this year.

Please note the Call For Papers, Registration, and Room & Board are also linked on that same page.

See you in Michigan this summer!

-- Lynn --





121 Mythcon 43 Room & Board/meals/parking passes DEADLINE!!
lynnmaudlin
Jul 8, 2012

DEADLINE for buying room & board packages, meal packages, stand-alone banquet tickets, WEEKEND PARKING PASSES (if you don't want to trek out every morning to feed the finicky machine!) is **JULY 9** yes, that's tomorrow.

http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/43/room/

Looking forward to seeing many of you in Berkeley!

-- Lynn Maudlin, Secretary for Mythopoeic Conferences --





120 Progress Report #2 for MYTHCON 43 is now available
lynnmaudlin
Jun 17, 2012

Hey there --

If you're a member of Mythcon 43 you should have already received an email about Progress Report #2, with a link to download it as a PDF (save or print it).

It's also found on the front page of the Mythopoeic Society website under "Latest News" and the Mythcon 43 page under "Progress Reports" - do make sure you're all caught up with the happenings!

DEADLINE for purchasing your room & board packages (extra nights, parking permits, banquet tickets, etc.) is JULY 9th and that's coming right up - eeeep!

See you in Berkeley!

-- Lynn Maudlin, Secretary for Mythopoeic Conferences --





119 A Message from the Treasurer of Mythcon 43:
lynnmaudlin
Apr 6, 2012

Hurry Hurry! Mythcon 43 Membership Rates go Up May 2!

Current to May 1
Members $70
Non-Members $85
Students * $55

May 2 - July 15
Members $80
Non-Members $95
Students * $65

At The door
Members $90
Non-Members $105
Students * $65

Children under 12 Free

Register at:
http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/43/registration/

And remember, you can join the Mythopoeic Society and receive the monthly bulletin by email for just $12 per year.





118 REMINDER: Stewards Election deadline 12-15-2011
lynnmaudlin
Dec 11, 2011

Every three years the Council of Stewards needs to be elected by the membership. We didn't have any candidates nominated to the existing slate at Mythcon 42 in Albuquerque this summer so the current crop of Stewards, being willing to continue in their respective positions, solicits your vote!

All Mythopoeic Society members should have received a ballot, either electronically if that's how you receive Mythprint, or by mail (the email came from The Mythopoeic Society on November 16, 2011 - at least it did for me!).

PLEASE remember to vote and get your votes in to our Recording Secretary, Gerry Holmes, either by email secretary AT mythsoc DOT org or mail to:
Geraldine Holmes

DEADLINE is December 15, 2011 - coming right up!

-- Lynn Maudlin, Secretary for Mythopoeic Conferences and friendly nag --





117 Mythcon 43 - Author GOH update
lynnmaudlin
Dec 5, 2011

The good news: Grace Lin is expecting a baby! The bad news: the timing makes being our GOH at Mythcon 43 unworkable.

The good news: Malinda Lo, author of 'Ash' and 'Huntress' (etc.) has agreed to be our new author GOH and her work is wonderfully apt for our theme. NO BAD NEWS!

I encourage you to register for Mythcon 43 Real Soon Now as the prices will be going up early in the new year.
http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/43/registration/

-- Lynn Maudlin, Secretary for Mythopoeic Conferences --





116 Mythcon 42 Reminder!! today or tomorrow...
Mythcon 42 deadline for buying the meals package or a banquet ticket is tomorrow, Sunday, JULY 10.

The special Mythcon 42 room rate at the hotel is no longer guaranteed although they may choose to honor the rate; please contact the hotel directly.

Details and PayPal links here:
http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/42/room/

See you in Albuquerque NEXT WEEKEND (yay!!).

-- Lynn --
Secretary for Mythopoeic Conferences





115 Mythcon 42 meal package and banquet deadline: July 10
lynnmaudlin
Jul 6, 2011

Mythcon 42 is mere weeks away and the deadline for buying the meals package or a banquet ticket is coming up this SUNDAY, JULY 10.

The special Mythcon 42 room rate at the hotel is no longer guaranteed although they may choose to honor the rate; please contact the hotel directly.

Details and PayPal links here:
http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/42/room/

See you in Albuquerque in a few weeks!!

-- Lynn --
Secretary for Mythopoeic Conferences





114 Mythcon 42 Room reservation deadline = June 24
lynnmaudlin
Jun 10, 2011

Hi guys, Lynn here with "Secretary for Mythopoeic Conferences" cap on.

I just found out that hotel reservations at the MCM Elegante need to be made by June 24th in order to get the special, low negotiated rate!!

IF you haven't reserved your room, please call the hotel at 1-866-650-8900 and tell them you're booking a room for "Mythcon 42" -
thanks!

-- Lynn --

MCM Eleganté Hotel
Toll free: 1-866-650-8900
Rate: $81/night + 13% tax *

* You must reference "Mythcon 42" to get our special rates. The special Mythcon rate with the hotel will be guaranteed through June 24. (After that, the group rate will only be available at the hotel's discretion.) This rate for regular rooms is available for single or double occupancy; this works out to be less than $280 for Friday through Monday.
* All rooms include a full, hot breakfast buffet each morning.
* All rooms receive 2 complimentary drink tickets from the bar for each evening.
* All rooms are non-smoking.
* Rollaway beds are provided free of charge, as long as you request them in advance through the hotel.

The hotel also will honor the Mythcon 42 special rate for up to 3 additional nights before the conference (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) and 3 nights after the conference (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday).





113 Mythcon 42 Progress Report #1
Hey Mythies!!!

Progress Report #1 for Mythcon 42 is now up and available as a PDF to download:

Mythprint subscribers should be receiving it as a second downloadable file with their next Mythprint and I think all society members will receive it with the Annual Report, coming out soon.

All of these are less expensive to deliver by email, of course - so if we DON'T have your email address, please send Marion Van Loo, our Membership Secretary, an email to membership AT mythsoc DOT org - or if you've made a change of email address.
membership @ mythsoc dot org

I'm not sure the degree to which Mythcon 42 will mail physical copies of the PR *except* to members of the conference for whom they do not have email addresses.

So, to recap, EVERYBODY can see it online via the webpage (well... if you're reading this, you can see it online!!) and some folks may also get it as a downloadable PDF in an email.

DO COME TO ALBUQUERQUE for Mythcon 42 - it will be grand!

-- Lynn (Secretary for Mythopoeic Conferences --





112 Count down to Mythcon 42 registration rate increase! 25... 26... 27...
lynnmaudlin
Jan 25, 2011

Yes, February 1 the registration rate increases for Mythcon 42. Leslie Donovan and her hobbits (the committee) are working diligently on arranging the best possible lodging and venue and those details will be announced as soon as they've firmed up.

In the meantime: ...28 ...29...

July 15-18 - See you in Albuquerque!

-- Lynn Maudlin, Secretary for Mythopoeic Conferences --





111 Mythcon 42 Membership Rates due to rise... and the Blog!
lynnmaudlin
Jan 11, 2011

The current membership rates for Mythcon 42 will rise at the end of January; please join now so you can join then --> July 15-18 in Albuquerque, our first New Mexico Mythcon. Register online at: .

AND, in case you haven't seen it recently, the Mythopoeic Society blog, "The Horn of Rohan," has new interesting posts, most recently on January 5, 2011 - timely!

I hope the new year treats you well and I hope to see you in Albuquerque this summer.

-- Lynn Maudlin, secretary for Mythopoeic Conferences --





110 Ooops, that's Mythcon 42!!
lynnmaudlin
Nov 24, 2010

Body of the message is correct but the subject line... ach, weel, nobody's human!





109 MythSoc blog; CFP for Mythcon 41; special issue of Mythprint
lynnmaudlin
Nov 24, 2010

Hello friends,

I wanted to make sure you know that the special issue of Mythprint, Remembering Glen GoodKnight, has now been released and it's beautiful; it contains a number of color photographs from different times in Glen's life and *a lot* of memories shared.
http://www.mythsoc.org/mythprint/

The "stewards' blog" has started: The Horn of Rohan will be handled primarily by Edith Crowe; I happen to know the second blog entry will be about Glen. The Horn of Rohan can be accessed at:
http://www.mythsoc.org/blog/

Last but not least, the Call for Papers for Mythcon 42 is now available:
http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/42/papers/

Remember that memberships to Mythcon make a *wonderful* gift and the current low membership rates are good through January 2011.

A very happy Thanksgiving to you all-- this has been a bittersweet season but it makes me very aware of how much my own life is enriched by the Mythopoeic Society; I am very thankful for you all.

-- Lynn Maudlin, Council of Stewards --





108 Los Angeles Times Obit for Mythopoeic Society Founder Glen GoodKnight
lynnmaudlin
Nov 13, 2010

http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-glen-goodknight-20101114,0,496766.story





107 Funeral Service for Glen GoodKnight
lynnmaudlin
Nov 7, 2010 3:12 AM

"The funeral time has finally been set.

Rose Hills, 3888 Workman Mill Rd. Whittier, CA 90601

Saturday, Nov 13th, 2010 @ 11:00 am sharp.

...A separate private viewing for close family & selected friends will be held on Friday, Nov 12, the day before.

In Sorrow, -Ken"

From Ken Lauw by way of Bonnie and, ultimately, Lynn.





106 R.I.P. Mythopoeic Society Founder Glen GoodKnight
lynnmaudlin
Nov 7, 2010 1:02 AM

Bonnie GoodKnight Callahan made the following announcement last night:

"I regret to inform the Mythopoeic Society that Glen GoodKnight passed away on Wednesday night. He had been in poor health for a number of years, but was actively participating in many online activities, cataloging his collection for eventual sale/donation, and appeared to be in stable condition. This has come as a complete shock to his entire family."

Many wonderful remembrances have appeared on Facebook (there is a Mythopoeic Society group page) and individual LiveJournal postings; Mythprint editor Jason Fisher will focus the November Mythprint on Glen GoodKnight, our remarkable founder, and I hope that soon the Stewards' blog (The Horn of Rohan) will go live and doubtless reference Glen's passing, too.

This announcement is just to let you all know; I will send out another MythAnn message when I have the details about his memorial service.

Good time to hug your loved ones--

-- Lynn Maudlin, Secretary for Mythopoeic Conferences, Council of Stewards --





105 Winners of the Mythopoeic Awards
lynnmaudlin
Jul 15, 2010

from David Oberhelman, Awards administrator:

The Mythopoeic Society

PRESS RELEASE: July 11, 2010

2010 Mythopoeic Award Winners

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature
Jo Walton, Lifelode (NESFA Press)

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature
Grace Lin, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon (Little, Brown)

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies
Dimitra Fimi, Tolkien, Race, and Cultural History: From Fairies to Hobbits (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009)

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies
Marek Oziewicz, One Earth, One People: The Mythopoeic Fantasy Series of Ursula K. Le Guin, Lloyd Alexander, Madeleine L'Engle and Orson Scott Card (McFarland, 2008)

The Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature is given to the fantasy novel, multi-volume, or single-author story collection for adults published during 2009 that best exemplifies "the spirit of the Inklings." Books are eligible for two years after publication if not selected as a finalist during the first year of eligibility. Books from a series are eligible if they stand on their own; otherwise, the series becomes eligible the year its final volume appears. The Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature honors books for younger readers (from "Young Adults" to picture books for beginning readers), in the tradition of The Hobbit or The Chronicles of Narnia. Rules for eligibility are otherwise the same as for the Adult Literature award. The question of which award a borderline book is best suited for will be decided by consensus of the committees.

The Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies is given to books on Tolkien, Lewis, and/or Williams that make significant contributions to Inklings scholarship. For this award, books first published during the last three years (2007–2009) are eligible, including finalists for previous years. The Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies is given to scholarly books on other specific authors in the Inklings tradition, or to more general works on the genres of myth and fantasy. The period of eligibility is three years, as for the Inklings Studies award.

The winners of this year's awards were announced at Mythcon XLI in Dallas, Texas, on July 11, 2010. A complete list of Mythopoeic Award winners is available on the Society web site:
http://www.mythsoc.org/awards.htm

The finalists for the literature awards, text of recent acceptance speeches, and selected book reviews are also listed in this on-line section. For more information about the Mythopoeic Awards, please contact the Awards Administrator:
David D. Oberhelman
awards AT mythsoc DOT org





104 Mythcon 41 - room & board, etc.
lynnmaudlin
Jun 19, 2010

Well, any of you folks who haven't joined the conference and haven't purchased room & board packages, I *think* you still can squeak in (certainly memberships can be bought at the door, including one-day memberships) - if you want to stay at the hotel or purchase a meal package or a single banquet ticket, PLEASE email co-chair Randy Hoyt mythcon41 AT mythsoc DOT org and ask he can still accommodate your wishes.

It's gonna be great and I hope to see you there!

-- Lynn Maudlin, Secretary for Mythopoeic Conferences --





103 Mythcon 41 Room & Board
lynnmaudlin
Jun 1, 2010

Room & Board payments for Mythcon 41 are due today:

http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/41/room/

And on a sad note, virtually everyone who ever attended a Mythcon is mourning the loss of Alexei Kondratiev, scholar extraordinaire, linguist and font of much knowledge. There is a discussion and some remembrances over on the MythSoc group.

*sigh*

-- Lynn Maudlin, Secretary for Mythopoeic Conferences --





102 LAST DAY before price increase!!!
lynnmaudlin
May 15, 2010

Mythcon 41 memberships increase in price TOMORROW - so save a few bucks and buy your membership today!

-- Lynn Maudlin, Secretary for Mythopoeic Conferences --





101 AGAIN, this time with links: Mythcon 41 registration and Room & Board
lynnmaudlin
May 8, 2010

REMINDER, dear friends, that the registration rates for Mythcon 41 go UP on May 15th!!!

Be sure to get your room & board payments in to Mythcon 41 too - that deadline is June 1st (part of the hotel's requirement for giving us all that lovely function space).

Lynn "the nag" Maudlin, Secretary for Mythopoeic Conferences





100 Mythcon 41 Membership Rates, Room & Board
lynnmaudlin
May 8, 2010

REMINDER, dear friends, that the registration rates for Mythcon 41 go UP on May 15th!!!

Be sure to get your room & board payments in to Mythcon 41 too - that deadline is June 1st (part of the hotel's requirement for giving us all that lovely function space).

Lynn "the nag" Maudlin, Secretary for Mythopoeic Conferences





99 Get Your Mythcon Membership While It's Hot!!!
lynnmaudlin
Apr 26, 2010

Because the price increases after May 15th. You know how it is: you were preoccupied with your taxes and then the satisfied glow of a job well-filed fills your being... Quick, before you spend your refund, buy your membership for Mythcon 41!

Dallas in the summer... in a luxurious hotel, fully air-conditioned, every room a suite... Tim & Serena Powers, Janet Brennan Croft and LOTS of other fabulous scholars and mythies.

You *know* you want to--

see you there!

-- Lynn Maudlin, Secretary for Mythopoeic Conferences --





98 Mythcon 41 Venue Change: New! Improved!!!
lynnmaudlin
Mar 23, 2010

My mythie friends, as the Secretary for Mythopoeic Conferences, I have a good news-bad news announcement for you. First, the good news:

Mythcon 41 won't be held on the campus of SMU after all but will instead be held at the Crowne Plaza Suites-Dallas. This means instead of living in a dormitory and eating college food you'll be staying in a *suite* and eating hotel food.

But wait, there's more: even better, the double room rate has not changed! (I know, I know, pick yourself up off the floor).

Unfortunately (here comes the bad news) the same cannot be said of the *single* room rate. BUT please remember that Mythcon 41's single room rate is still lower than the single room rate for last year's Mythcon by more than $100.

The **DEADLINE** for purchasing room & board packages has been moved up to June 1st due to the hotel's requirements.

The hotel is very nice and has experience with SF conventions, so we won't be out of their realm of experience. You must, however, buy your room & board packages THROUGH Mythcon in order to get the rates we're publishing and be part of the conference.

If you have further questions, please feel free to email me: mythcon AT mythsoc DOT org will reach me.

-- Lynn Maudlin, Secretary for Mythopoeic Conferences --





96 New Mythprint Editor [there is no #97]
I am very pleased to announce that Jason Fisher has been confirmed by the Council of Stewards as the new editor of Mythprint. Jason is a Tolkien scholar and linguist, co-chair of this year's Mythcon in Dallas, and an all-around bright and interesting fellow.

IF you aren't already subscribing to Mythprint, please visit us online:
http://www.mythsoc.org/join.htm

We do encourage those who are willing to receive Mythrpint as a PDF by email to do so (it will be more colorful!) and those who want to print out their own standard format Mythprint may download the printable PDF. Subscribers and libraries who want to receive the paper Mythprint by mail may still do so.

-- Lynn Maudlin, Secretary for Mythopoeic Conferences, Council of Stewards --





95 Mythcon 41 imminent price rise
lynnmaudlin
Feb 13, 2010

IF y'all haven't bought your membership to Mythcon 41 (July 9-12, 2010, Dallas, TX) do it now! The rate is about to RISE - not by much but still - save yourself some money and make the planning process easier!

http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/41

-- Lynn --





94 Mythcon 41 Room & Board rates, Mythprint update
lynnmaudlin
Jan 26, 2010

Hello my mythical friends!

I am pleased to announce that the room & board rates for Mythcon 41 have been set and you can register & pay for room & board online at:

You'll note that the low discounted membership rate *has been extended* two weeks, until February 15th - so buy your sweetie a Mythcon membership for Valentine's Day! Unlike a box of chocolates, a Mythcon membership won't live on your thighs forever, and will provide months of delightful anticipation rather than weeks of regret ("I can't believe I ate the whole thing!!").

You'll also notice that the rates are really reasonable! Much less $$ than UCLA last year and SMU is a nice campus... this will be good! I look forward to seeing you in Dallas.

Let me ALSO announce that MYTHPRINT #330 (Volume 47:1, January 2010) is essentially finished and will be sent as a pdf to those subscribers whose email addresses the Society already has on record. We apologize for any confusion about which issue of Mythprint was delayed - turns out the next issue due is whole number 330 and that's what we're sending.

You can make sure that Marion Van Loo, our Membership Secretary, has your email address by emailing her: membership AT mythsoc DOT org - and if you want to continue receiving Mythprint in printed format *even if we have your email address* please email Marion and let her know.

As specified earlier, we will extend all electronic subscriptions by two issues.

-- Lynn Maudlin, Secretary for Mythopoeic Conferences --





93 Mythprint delay and evolution
lynnmaudlin
Jan 15, 2010

Mythprint #332 has been delayed.

Editor Ginger McElwee has been forced to resign suddenly due to family care issues. The Stewards will produce an issue as soon as possible while seeking a new editor. For some time we have been discussing the future of Mythprint, and had already come to the conclusion that the time has come to make Mythprint primarily an electronic publication; we will continue with a limited print run for libraries and those subscribers unable to receive Mythprint by email.

We will extend all electronic subscriptions by two issues.

We will assume you are willing to receive Mythprint as a PDF by email if we have your email address; please advise Marion Van Loo (membership AT mythsoc DOT org) if you are willing to receive Mythprint electronically. If we only have your physical address, we will assume you require Mythprint in printed format unless you update Marion with your email address.

Please bear with us as we deal with this unexpected situation.

The Council of Stewards





92 Mythcon 41 Call for Papers
lynnmaudlin
Jan 2, 2010

Happy New Year, my mythical friends (wait, that's wrong; I know so many of you in person, I'm quite sure you're real!) - please allow me to direct your attention to http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/41/ where you can still join the 41st Mythopoeic conference at a reduced rate *and* where the Call for Papers is linked.

Or you may go directly to the Call for Papers at:
http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/41/papers/

I look forward to seeing many of you in Dallas this July 9-12 for Mythcon 41. Be there or be cubic!

-- Lynn Maudlin, Secretary for Mythopoeic Conferences --





91 Mythcon 41: July 9-12, 2010
lynnmaudlin
Dec 3, 2009

At last we have confirmed the dates for Mythcon 41: July 9-12, 2010, at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. This is a couple of months later than we thought we would have the details finalized and we hope it's not been too much of a problem for you faithful Mythies.

The early registration prices are good through January 31, 2010, so do think about who on your holiday gift list would cherish a Mythcon membership!

Very appropos to the conference theme, War in Heaven, we have author GOH Tim Powers (and his delightful wife, Serena: if you were at Mythcon 26 in Berkeley, you remember well what great guests they are) and our very own brilliant Janet Croft as scholar GOH.

Holiday blessings to you all--

-- Lynn Maudlin, Secretary for Mythopoeic Conferences --





90 Mythcon 41 (Dallas), Mythopoeic Awards, Membership Meeting
Lynn Maudlin
Aug 3, 2009

Hello my friends and gentlehobbits,

We have enjoyed a lovely Mythcon at UCLA, enjoying two splendid Guests of Honor in James A. Owen and Diana Pavlac Glyer, and you know what that means: time to buy your membership in *next year's Mythcon* while prices are low!!!

We also awarded four more Mythopoeic Awards and those details and the acceptance remarks are available at our website:

Finally we enjoyed a well-attended meeting of the membership of the Mythopoeic Society on Monday morning, before closing ceremonies, which included an explanation of the upcoming increase in the price of membership. We've been creeping up for several years, relying on Mythcon to raise funds for the Society to cover the fact that memberships don't quite pay for the expenses of running the Society, but with the necessity of purchasing a large liability insurance policy for Mythcon this year we found we are better served to buy a general liability insurance policy for the Society; this means not only is Mythcon covered but so are other Society meetings (e.g., discussion groups).

Of course we've never had a claim in more than 40 years but that doesn't alleviate the need to have liability insurance for Mythcon.

Bottom line, we shopped around, found a good policy and it's expensive so we need to adjust membership with Mythprint upward by $5 per year. Just so you know, when that rate rolls up.

Hoping you are enjoying your summer,

-- Lynn Maudlin, SMC --





89 Mythlore Blowout Sale at Mythcon!
Joan Marie Verba
Jul 10, 2009

Back issues of Mythlore 1-84 will be sold at Mythcon for only $2 each(regular price $3.50 each). Such a deal! Relive the thrilling days of yesteryear when such big name professional artists as George Barr and Tim Kirk contributed regularly to its pages! See how your respectable middle-aged (and later) friends and colleagues embarrassed themselves as youthful fanboys and -girls! (Or distinguished themselves as precocious scholars.) Help us reduce our back-issue inventory so we can save the Society money on storage fees!
Yes, your intrepid Stewards are taking advantage of the relative proximity of said storage to this year's Mythcon site, and the fact that many of us will have cars along. We're making a special trip to the wilds of South Pasadena and bringing back an extra-large number of Mythlores for your purchasing pleasure.
Please don't make us haul them back!

If you have special requests for specific issues (or specific artists) please let me know no later than noon PDT next Wednesday (July 15). My art index to Mythlore is only in its infancy as an electronic document, but if you have a particular artist in mind I'll do my best to plow through my worksheets if I have time.

Edith Crowe





88 LAST DAY!!!
Lynn Maudlin
Jul 6, 2009

If you haven't paid for your room & board package at Mythcon, TODAY is your final opportunity!

You can buy membership at the door; it will cost more but you can do it. But room/board packages will NOT be available at the door and I'm not sure it will even be possible to buy banquet tickets at Mythcon.

You *will* be able to buy individual meals from UCLA but that will be a bit of a pain, compared to having the meal plan.

So RUN don't walk over to the website and follow the links to registration and room & board.

Fun, fun, fun REAL soon now! Hope to see you there

-- Lynn --





87 Mythcon 40 ...tick ...tick ...tick
Lynn Maudlin
Jun 30, 2009

NO, it is NOT Captain Hook's alligator coming back around for another tasty hand - it's TIME running out to preregister & arrange room and board packages (and UCLA parking, I think ...Sarah?) for MYTHCON 40 at UCLA, De Neve Plaza in Los Angeles (basically Westwood).

The LAST DAY for prereg & room/board is JULY 6th.

Please note the tentative schedule is now up at the website:

Fantasy author & artist James A. Owen! Inklings scholar Diana Pavlac Glyer! Mythies large and small!

Come join the fun... be there or be polyhedronic!

If you've never read "What is Mythcon?" on the website, please do take a gander http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon.htm (includes a link to the history of the Not Ready for Mythcon Players); also Neil Gaiman's quick blog-post on his experience in 2004
http://journal.neilgaiman.com/2004/08/lewis-and-clarke-not-to-mention-snuff.asp and his promised & reconstructed GOH speech
http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/mc35-gaiman-speech.htm. In fact, I invite you to wander through the Mythsoc website conference history pages
http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/mythcon-history.htm and delight at gems like Lee Speth's Mythcon 26 con report http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/mc26-report.htm

THE GUESTS:
James A. Owen http://www.heretherebedragons.net/?page_id=7 Fantasy author & artist

Diana Pavlac Glyer http://www.theplaceofthelion.com/ Inklings scholar & author

We will also enjoy the presence of Mythopoeic Society founder Glen GoodKnight and fantasy author Tim Powers

THE VENUE:
UCLA is a lovely campus and DeNeve Plaza is beautifully appointed and fully accessible (check out the Urban Dictionary definition of DeNeve Plaza--!).

Amenities include:
* Cable T.V.
* High Speed Internet
* In-room Telephone
* Alarm Clock
* Daily Maid Service
* 24-hour Front Desk with Faxing and Photocopying Services
* 850-seat Dining Room (featuring all-you-care-to-eat meals)

UCLA presentation for conferences: http://www.bclip.com/venue_viewer/ucla/

SEE YOU THERE!!!

-- Lynn Maudlin --





86 Mythcon and other Mythbusiness
Lynn Maudlin
Jun 18, 2009

Hello Mythies, far and wide, near and narrow!

Kindly note: it is now June 18th and in a bit more than 2 weeks the deadline for paying for your Mythcon room & board package and the opportunity to pre-register for the conference will *disappear* poof!

JULY 6th is the day, fix it in your mind. See the fireworks on July 4th and think of Bilbo's birthday party and get your moolah in for Mythcon 40 at UCLA, July 17-20

Why should you come? Surely you jest-- Mythcon is marvelous! Our secret blend of scholarly, fannish, friendly and fun makes the annual Mythopoeic conference a delight for first-timers and regulars alike.

If you've never read "What is Mythcon?" on the website, please do take a gander (includes a link to the history of the Not Ready for Mythcon Players); also Neil Gaiman's quick blog-post on his experience in 2004 and his promised & reconstructed GOH speech . In fact, I invite you to wander through the Mythsoc website conference history pages and delight at gems like Lee Speth's Mythcon 26 con report

THE GUESTS:
James Owen author & artist

Diana Pavlac Glyer Inklings scholar & author

We will also enjoy the presence of Mythopoeic Society founder Glen GoodKnight and fantasy author Tim Powers

THE VENUE:
UCLA is a lovely campus and DeNeve Plaza is beautifully appointed and fully accessible (check out the Urban Dictionary definition of DeNeve Plaza--!).

Amenities include:
* Cable T.V.
* High Speed Internet
* In-room Telephone
* Alarm Clock
* Daily Maid Service
* 24-hour Front Desk with Faxing and Photocopying Services
* 850-seat Dining Room (featuring all-you-care-to-eat meals)

UCLA presentation for conferences:

Please register, if you haven't already and do purchase your room & board packages (a variety are available; online at via PayPal or by mail).

Just think - in a month we'll be enjoying Mythcon 40 at UCLA!

blessings,
-- Lynn Maudlin --





85 The Lamp-Post
Joan Marie Verba
Apr 27, 2009

Please post the following to the MythAnn list if you deem it appropriate.

Mythopoeic Society member Donald T. Williams, PhD, Professor of English at Toccoa Falls College in NE Georgia, has just been appointed as editor of The Lamp-Post: The Journal of the Southern California C. S. Lewis Society. Williams’ task will partly be a resurrection of sorts, for the journal has been published only haphazardly in recent years. He hopes to have it back on a dependable quarterly publication schedule by January, 2010. One does not have to live in Southern California to be the editor, obviously—nor to be a subscriber . . . nor a contributor. Williams hopes a number of Mythies will submit quality scholarly articles, essays, and poetry on Lewis, his, life, his circle, his works, and his ideas. Send submissions to him as Microsoft Word documents (2003 compatible) at dtw@tfc.edu.

To subscribe ($10.00 per year), contact Edie Dougherty at marshwiggler@mac.com. The Lamp-Post is indexed in the MLA Annual Bibliography.

Thanks!

DW
Donald T. Williams, PhD
Prof. of English, Toccoa Falls College





84 Mythopoeic Monthly - December 2008
Lynn Maudlin
Dec 22, 2008

Happy Chanukah! Merry Christmas! Hope you all enjoyed the winter solstice and ALL the upcoming holidays.

Thank you for voting for all your favorite Stewards: we've all been re-elected.

I trust you've subscribed the RSS feed at www.mythsoc.org - if you have, you will already know that the room & board packages for Mythcon 40 (July 17-20, 2009) are posted; UCLA's DeNeve Plaza conference space puts us in a single modern building for dorms, meals, and programming; each dorm room has its own bathroom (YES!). I also understand that the price of conference registration will remain at the current rate through the end of *January* 2009.

I have set up a Twitter account for Mythcon 40 and encourage you to follow it at I encourage any Mythcon 40 related posts to insert #mc40 so we can easily follow everyone's Mythcon 40 posts by using Twitter's search function. I'll provide moreinformation in the new year; folks with questions can email me:
mythcon AT mythsoc DOT org

Before closing, I would like to remind Mythies far and wide, near and narrow, that a Mythopoeic Society membership might just be the perfect gift for a fellow lover of fantasy: not too expensive, not too flashy. Or perhaps a subscription to Mythlore or Mythic Circle. For that very special loved one we recommend a membership to Mythcon 40. All of these thoughtful and tasteful gifts can be immediately procured online through the Society's website without any shipping & handling fees (hey, we aim to please).

Blessings one and all, stay warm in the Northern Hemisphere, remember your sunscreen in the Southern Hemisphere and I have no message for anyone living on the equator other than, "come to Los Angeles for Mythcon 40!"

Don't drink and drive, don't text and drive, don't write your doctoral thesis and drive-- just drive.

-- Lynn Maudlin --





83 Mythopoeic (sorta) Monthly - November 2008
Lynn Maudlin
Nov 11 5:32 PM

Yes, you would be right that we didn't have news to report in October and the purpose of the Mythopoeic Announcements list isn't to burble without meaning.

But while October news was sparse, November we have news:

The Society Directory ("Mything Persons") will be mailed out shortly along with the ballots for Society elections; the currently serving Stewards are all hoping to be confirmed in our respective roles. Take a look at our Council of Stewards webpage to refresh your memory.
http://www.mythsoc.org/leadership/

Mythopoeic Conferences are always close to my heart {{grin}} and I'm pleased to announce that Mythcon 40's Call for Papers (CFP) is now available at the Society website and, we trust, other locations shortly. You know what this means - start writing!
http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/40/papers/

Speaking of Mythcons, next year's Scholar Guest of Honor is Diana Pavlac Glyer, whose book, "The Company They Keep: J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis as Writers in Community," won this year's Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies. The book has just been released in paperback and is now in-stock at Amazon.com - I encourage you to click through the MythSoc website; you give the Mythopoeic Society a small percentage by using our link at the bottom of the navigation bar on the left side of our pages).

Sarah Beach, this year's Mythcon chair, says we should have room and board packages online soon, along with the ability for folks to make a series of payments over the next eight months or so, if that's easier than a single payment.

And finally, as the SMC (Secretary for Mythopoeic Conferences), I will simply say that we have a series of interesting possibilities lining up for 2010, 2011, and beyond - it just makes me tingle with delight! If you haven't yet discovered what great fun Mythcons are, Mythcon 40 at UCLA next summer will be a great introduction - do come join us!
http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/about/ [updated: http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon.htm ]

blessings with thanksgiving,
-- Lynn Maudlin --





82 [Fwd: E-Chronicles of the C.S. Lewis Foundation - 09-15-08]
Joan Marie Verba
Sep 15, 2008

*September 15, 2008*

*Stay in Touch with Friends through Our New Online Communities!*

We have had many inquiries from Oxbridge 2008 alumni desiring to find a way to maintain contact with each other, and we are proud to announce that the waiting is over! Now you have a way to exchange contact information, share photos, and carry on those discussions begun over tea and biscuits! We are offering two new ways for you to join in fellowship with other friends of the C.S. Lewis Foundation.

These communities are not just for Oxbridge 2008 alumni. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun! Whether you are an alum, are just curious about the conference, enjoy browsing photos of beautiful places, or have been looking for a way to meet new people who share your passion for C.S. Lewis, there is something for you in one of our online communities.

Take an active role in the dialogue about faith and reason in today’s world – join one of our online communities and let the discussion roll on!

*Participate in Discussion and Share Photos with our Yahoo!Group*

For those of you interested in continuing the conversations you began in England, we invite you to join our* Yahoo! Discussion Group*:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cslewisfoundation/

Members will be able to see and swap hundreds of beautiful photos, participate in polls, catch up with friends, share contact information, and post and discover articles and ideas which will help them stay connected with the progress of faith and reason in the academic world! There’s even an option to have all the discussion delivered straight to your inbox.

*Network with our Facebook Group*

For those interested in keeping in touch through a social networking site, we have created an* *official group on* Facebook*:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=42801232056.
Join it to connect with your friends and see their private pages for chatting, photoswapping, and more!

*Calling all Conference Photographers! *

If you have photos that you would like to share from any C.S. Lewis Foundation conference event, please contact us by replying to this email and we will put them up at both sites for others to view. You can also submit them from the Yahoo!Group after you sign up.

Further up and further in!
The Staff at the C.S. Lewis Foundation
http://www.cslewis.org/contact/index.html





81 Mythopoeic Monthly - September 2008
Lynn Maudlin
Sep 8, 2008

For those of you who don't wander by the Society website regularly or haven't signed up for the RSS feed, here's the latest news:

You can register for Mythcon 40 (UCLA, July 17-20, 2009) online and the price goes up September 16th, so act now for the lowest rate.
http://community.livejournal.com/myth_soc

The 2008 Mythopoeic Award winners' acceptance speeches have been posted to the website; you can read them at
http://www.mythsoc.org/awards/2008/.

The Mythcon 39 schedule was posted (read about what you missed, even if you were there - it's a pity we can't be in multiple places at the same time, eh?)
http://www.mythsoc.org/news/mythcon.39.schedule/

Mythic Circle 30 has been published. This is especially exciting to Sherwood Smith and myself who started the Society's fiction zine 21 years ago. Hmmm, it's now old enough to drink...
http://www.mythsoc.org/mythic.circle/30/

The Council of Stewards are also setting up the details for LIFETIME MEMBERSHIPS; I was surprised to see the high degree of interest expressed at the annual members' meeting (just before closing ceremonies at Mythcon 39, last month); perhaps next month I'll have a link to the relevant membership page.

We are also looking at ways to make your own membership details available to you online; I just got a call from a long-time member wondering if she's still successfully subscribed to both Mythlore and Mythprint. Tracking expiration dates would be handy, yes? And MYTHING PERSONS would be available online, to society members only.

You can also get Mythopoeic Society information as part of the LiveJournal community at http://community.livejournal.com/myth_soc.

blessings to all my Mythie friends--
-- Lynn Maudlin --





80 Mythcon 40 reduced membership price until 9/15/2008
Lynn Maudlin
Sep 2, 2008

As those of you who attended Mythcon 39 in Connecticut know, *next* year's Mythcon (40) will be held at UCLA (Los Angeles, California) July 17-20, 2009.

You can register online through the MythSoc website (www DOT mythsoc DOT org) and the low price reg has been extended through September 15th, so join now!

The Good News and the Bad News (all in one): the room & board package will be more expensive than this year's Mythcon at CCSU. This is bad news for your pocketbook BUT encouraging news for everybody who attended and were *disappointed* (hey! give me credit for my restraint!) at the quality of the room & board.

In fact, the whole facility is more expensive - but I've been there and the De Neve Plaza Conference Center is quite nice - check out
http://map.ais.ucla.edu/portal/site/UCLA/menuitem.789d0eb6c76e7ef0d66b02ddf8483\44a/?vgnextoid=3e9b5852ea143010VgnVCM1000008f8443a4RCRD for a small glimpse of bedroom & list of amenities.

-- Lynn, your friendly neighborhood SMC --





79 [Fwd: E-Chronicles of the C.S. Lewis Foundation - 06-11-08]
Joan Marie Verba
Jun 11, 2008

*Oxbridge 2008 Seminars and Workshops Announced!*

We are delighted to announce the /Oxbridge 2008/ afternoon program! Whether you decide to tailor the program to your specific interests or dive into subjects completely new, the caliber and variety of our afternoon sessions promise an exceptional experience for everyone.

Those of you who have registered for Oxbridge will soon receive an e-mail requesting your session choices. In the meantime, please visit our /Oxbridge 2008/ website for details on the afternoon seminars, workshops, symposia, and paper sessions.
http://www.cslewis.org/programs/oxbridge/2008/index.html.

*Matching Funds for Oxbridge Scholarships and Professional Development Grants*

Great news! We have recently received a generous offer to match all scholarship donations up to $100,000. Help us to support the next generation of scholars by aiding students, junior faculty, and young professionals to come to /Oxbridge 2008/! Learn more by calling 1-888-CSLEWIS or send your donation to: C.S. Lewis Foundation, P.O. Box 8008, Redlands, CA 92375.*

*Only Two Openings Remain for 2008-2009 Kilns Resident Scholars*

Find a community of fellowship and inspiration at the C.S. Lewis Study Centre at the Kilns. Openings are now available to qualified visiting faculty, independent scholars and artists, and advanced graduate students for varying lengths of residence, ranging from one week to ten months during the academic year (September through June).* Only two openings remain for the Fall 2008 and Spring 2009 terms. *Find out more at: *http://www.cslewis.org/programs/kilns/scholars.html*.

*C. S. Lewis Foundation Travel Network!*

Haven’t purchased travel for this summer yet? Planning a cruise for the fall? Use your travel plans to benefit the Foundation! By booking your flights, hotel, travel insurance, or car rental through our search engine, you can help support the C. S. Lewis Foundation. Find out more at: http://www.cslewis.org/donate/travel%20network.html.

*Our Needs List – Contribute to the Work of this Ministry!*

Our programs, C.S. Lewis Study Centre at The Kilns, CSLF Internship Program, and Oxbridge 2008, have need of the following equipment:
(1) Computer with Windows Vista & good graphics capabilities to be used with design, photo, and desktop publishing software (est. $1000)
(2-3) 15 in. or larger flat panel/LCD monitor (est. $189 each)
(3-4) Ergonomic office chairs (est. $150 each)

http://www.cslewis.org/contact/index.html





78 [Fwd: Invitation to the Oxbridge 2008 - C.S. Lewis Summer Institute]
Joan Marie Verba
Jan 14, 2008

*The Early Bird Deadline is just around the corner.*

*Don’t miss this opportunity to save up to $150 if you pay in full by January 15th!*
*You’re cordially invited to join us for the 7th Triennial*
*C. S. Lewis Foundation Summer Institute:*
*“The Self & the Search for Meaning”*
*_Week I: Oxford_* July 28 – August 2, 2008*
*_Week II: Cambridge_* August 3 – August 8, 2008*

*Over 3,000 People Have Experienced the Delights of Oxbridge*
*Isn’t It Time You Joined Us?*
*_Exceptional Programming_: Engaging lectures, outstanding seminars, creative workshops, academic symposia, & tours of C.S. Lewis’ home.*
*_Exceptional Speakers_: Including Francis Collins, Philip Yancey, John Polkinghorne, Richard Mouw, Earl Palmer, Paul Vitz, Wilfred McClay, Dana Gioia, Laurie Beth Jones, Will Willimon, John Guest, Walter Hooper, Malcolm Jeeves, Vishal Mangalwadi, Nancey Murphy, & many others.*
*_Exceptional Experiences_: Visit and worship in historic settings. Enjoy stellar performances of orchestral & choral music, theatre, and dance. Join in an unforgettable evening of traditional English country dance at Chilford Hall.*
Enrich your life. Learn to love God with all your mind, body, and spirit. Explore the deep questions of our faith. Be encouraged, challenged, and renewed. Enjoy top performances of art, music, theatre, poetry, and dance. Be exposed to passionate, thoughtful, engaging Christian speakers. Further your professional development. Continue your education in literature, philosophy, theology and the arts. Join us as we explore the theme “Self and the Search for Meaning” at Oxbridge 2008!
*Scholarships and Financial Aid are available to those who qualify!*

“This is an amazing conference. The roster of the faculty here is really unbelievable. If you want something that will enrich your life, that will take you deeper, that will help you love God with all your mind, I don’t know that I can recommend anything more highly.”
nbsp;nbsp; —Rick Warren, Author of /The Purpose Driven Life/

“This integrated way of existing - in which the academic, the artistic, the leisurely, and the holy are so beautifully intertwined - is exactly what you find at C.S. Lewis Foundation conferences. My three experiences at these events have been among the high points in my life - major signposts that have directed me in my ongoing pilgrim journey.”
nbsp;nbsp; --Brett McCracken, UCLA Graduate Student, Film Studies

www.cslewis.org/programs/oxbridge/2008/index.html





77 [Fwd: Stay at C.S. Lewis' beloved home, The Kilns!]
Joan Marie Verba
Dec 21, 2007

**C.S. Lewis** Foundation ***
Summer Seminars-in-Residence
*_Week I_* July 5 – 11, 2008
_Dr. Chris Mitchell_ Director, Marion E. Wade Center and Professor of Theology, Wheaton College

*_Week II_* July 13-19, 2008
_Dr. Devin Brown_ Author and Professor of English, Asbury College

*Register Now!* http://www.cslewis.org/programs/kilns/2008/index.html

*What alumni have said about the Summer Seminars*
“A five star treat of love and beauty. I loved staying at The Kilns and hearing it all. It was a dream come true for meâ??because Lewis has been such a close mentor for me for so many years! Thank you!”
"Great staff, wonderful experience! The fact that only seven others were participating lent a very personal touch that no price tag can assess. I recommend this seminar to everyone.”

This summer offers a rare opportunity for you to spend one week at The Kilns, the beloved home of C.S. Lewis in Oxford, England!
Imagine living in the same charming brick cottage where C.S. Lewis lived for most of his adult life, and also to:
*Grow* in your own spiritual journey through lectures, discussion and reflection in the peaceful setting of The Kilns and around England
*Experience* the historic settings of Lewis’ spiritual journey and conversion story, including Addison’s Walk at Magdalen College
*Feast* on the fellowship and delightful offerings from the kitchen at The Kilns; take afternoon tea on the lawn beneath blossoming fruit trees; and find the perfect Cornish pasty at the Covered Market in Oxford
*Share* this adventure among new friends eager to engage thetimes with a vibrant living faith

You’ll find all this and more at the *Summer Seminars-in-Residence at The Kilns*.
Act now to reserve your place at the table and to experience this unique opportunity!

For detailed seminar descriptions and registration information, please visit the Summer Seminar website http://www.cslewis.org/programs/kilns/2008/index.html or call toll-free 1-888-CSLEWIS.

For an unforgettable inside visit to the world of Lewis' Oxford and Cambridge, this most uniqe program offers the definitive experience. You simply won't want to miss it!
*Program details are subject to change.





76 [Fwd: Oxbridge 2008 Early Deadline Extended to Nov 30th!]
Joan Marie Verba
November 16, 2007





75 [Fwd: Announcing the Oxbridge 2008 Summer Institute!]
Joan Marie Verba
Oct 19, 2007





74 [Fwd: Nashville C.S. Lewis Conference-Deadline Extended!]
Joan Marie Verba
August 15, 2007
We've extended the early bird discount to August 17, 2007*
You have two more days to save by registering early for:

*Faith Set Free: C.S. Lewis and the Quest For Joy*
*Nashville, Tennessee **t** September 15, 2007*

Come join us this fall as we engage the world of C.S. Lewis in the good company of Lewis scholars *Joseph Pearce*, *Stan Mattson* and *Andrew Lazo*. Together we will explore Lewis' life and works, discovering the essential role of faith in our own quest for Joy.

In addition to insightful lectures on Lewis, the Southeast Regional C.S. Lewis Conference will feature performances by the *StillPoint Dance Theatre* of Nashville with guest vocalist *Stacy Jagger*, a screening of Buena Vista Pictures' newly released documentary /C.S. Lewis: Dreamer of Narnia/, an “illustrated message” on Lewis given by artist *Joe Castillo*, and a special guest appearance by *Jeff Kepple* singing with his daughters Natalie and Kelsey.

This one-day conference convenes on the beautiful and historic campus of *Belmont University*, a private, coeducational, liberal arts university located less than a mile from downtown Nashville.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to engage the life and timeless works of C.S. Lewis while pursuing your own quest for joy.

To register or to find out more information, visit the Southeast Regional Conference website
http://www.cslewis.org/programs/regional/se/2007/index.html or call toll free 1-888-CSLEWIS
*See you in Nashville!*





73 2007 Mythopoeic Award Winners
Joan Marie Verba
Aug 10, 2007

2007 Mythopoeic Award Winners

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature
Patricia A. McKillip, Solstice Wood (Ace Books)

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature
Catherine Fisher, Corbenic (Greenwillow)

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies
Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond, The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide (Houghton Mifflin, 2006)

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies
G. Ronald Murphy, S.J., Gemstone of Paradise: The Holy Grail in Wolfram’s Parzival (Oxford University Press, 2006)

The Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature is given to the fantasy novel, multi-volume, or single-author story collection for adults published during 2006 that best exemplifies “the spirit of the Inklings”. Books are eligible for two years after publication if not selected as a finalist during the first year of eligibility. Books from a series are eligible if they stand on their own; otherwise, the series becomes eligible the year its final volume appears. The Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature honors books for younger readers (from “Young Adults” to picture books for beginning readers), in the tradition of The Hobbit or The Chronicles of Narnia. Rules for eligibility are otherwise the same as for the Adult Literature award. The question of which award a borderline book is best suited for will be decided by consensus of the committees.

The Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies is given to books on Tolkien, Lewis, and/or Williams that make significant contributions to Inklings scholarship. For this award, books first published during the last three years (2004–2006) are eligible, including finalists for previous years. The Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies is given to scholarly books on other specific authors in the Inklings tradition, or to more general works on the genres of myth and fantasy. The period of eligibility is three years, as for the Inklings Studies award.

The winners of this year’s awards were announced at Mythcon XXXVIII in Berkeley, California, on August 5, 2007. A complete list of Mythopoeic Award winners is available on the Society web site:
www.mythsoc.org/awards.htm

The finalists for the literature awards, text of recent acceptance speeches, and selected book reviews are also listed in this on-line section. For more information about the Mythopoeic Awards, please contact the Awards Administrator, awards@mythsoc.org.





72 The Mythopoeic Society goes Live Journal!
Joan Marie Verba
Aug 7, 2007

At the Recommendation of the attendees of Mythcon 38, we are creating a Live Journal community to help with communication. Website
http://community.livejournal.com/myth_soc
Yes, you will need to Join Live Journal in order to join this community.

This is a place to discuss fantasy, especially the works of JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis, and Charles Williams. It is also a place to talk about the Mythopoeic Society and to post Society News.

Like all our online presences, you do not need to be a member of the Mythopoeic Society to join, though you are encouraged to do so. Membership information can be found at the Mythopoeic Society Website. Membership to this community is moderated. And Posting is limited to Members only. This is to keep the spammers off.

If you wish to join. please e-mail me at mythsoc at sbcglobal.net with your live journal user's name and I will add you on.
Thanks.
Lisa





71 [Fwd: Don't Miss the C.S. Lewis SE Regional Conference!]
Joan Marie Verba
Jul 24, 2007





70 [Fwd: Stay at C.S. Lewis' beloved home, The Kilns!]
Joan Marie Verba
May 18, 2007





69 [Fwd: C.S. Lewis Summer Conference Discount Extended]
Joan Marie Verba
May 15, 2007





68 [Fwd: The Oakland freeway and Mythcon]
Joan Marie Verba
Apr 30, 2007

By this time you may have heard about a gas tanker explosion in the middle of a major freeway interchange in Oakland on Sunday morning. And you may be wondering how this will affect travel to and from Mythcon.

There is some hope that the freeway will be repaired before Mythcon.

But nobody's guaranteeing anything, so in case it isn't fixed by then:

The best road to Mythcon from the Oakland airport* does not go through this interchange, though traffic may be heavier than normal especially on the return to the airport.

The best road to Mythcon from San Francisco was along the overpass that collapsed, but there's an easy alternative**, though again traffic may be heavier than normal.

- David Bratman
Mythcon XXXVIII chair

*880 to 980 to 24 to Claremont Avenue.

**80 E to Ashby.





67 [Fwd: Nashville C.S. Lewis Conference Update!]
Joan Marie Verba
Apr 13, 2007





66 [Fwd: Summer Study at C.S. Lewis' Home in Oxford!]
Joan Marie Verba
Mar 30, 2007





65 [Fwd: C.S. Lewis SE Regional Conference Coming Soon!]
Joan Marie Verba
Mar 29, 2007
“Faith Set Free: C.S. Lewis and the Quest for Joy”
*Come join us on the campus of Brentwood Academy in Nashville, Tennessee on May 5th *as we engage the world of C.S. Lewis in the company of enthusiastic readers from across the region. Together, we will explore his life and works, discovering the essential role of faith in our own quest for Joy. Featuring engaging lectures by Lewis scholars, inspiring performances by leading Christian artists, a variety of breakout sessions on the role of joy in our own lives and work, and a Children’s Track for young Narnians (ages 7-12), the Southeast Regional C.S. Lewis Conference offers a feast for the heart, mind, and imagination!

Lectures by Leading Lewis Scholars!

When C.S. Lewis described his conversion to Christianity in his autobiography /Surprised by Joy/, he spoke of Joy as being the fulfillment of the longing for our Creator, which he called /Sehnsucht.
This connection between Joy and the longing for God would become a central theme in Lewis’ life and works, so much so that Lewis once stated, “In a sense the central story of my life is about nothing else… It is that of an unsatisfied desire which is itself more desirable than any other satisfaction. I call it Joy….”

So that we may affirm the essential role of Joy in our own lives, noted Lewis scholars *Joseph Pearce*, *Stan Mattson* and *Andrew Lazo* will take you on a journey through the life and works of Lewis in three insightful lectures:

*“/The Long Journey Home/:/ C.S. Lewis and /Surprised by Joy/* *Stan Mattson*, Founder & President, C.S. Lewis Foundation

*“Faithful and Free: C.S. Lewis and the Joyful Intellect” *Joseph Pearce*, Professor & Writer-in-Residence, Ave Maria University

*“The Quest for Joy in The Chronicles of Narnia” *Andrew Lazo*, Fellow, Rice University; Visiting Scholar, Marion E. Wade Center

Inspiring Performances!
In addition to rich lectures on Lewis, the Southeast Regional C.S. Lewis Conference will feature performances by Christian artists in Joy-filled celebration:
*The *Ad Deum Dance Company* of Houston will pair with guest singer-songwriter *Stacy Jagger *in an exploration of faith, grace, beauty and redemption through music and dance.
*Artist and former pastor, *Joe Castillo* will create an “Art Story," a presentation in which he discusses themes from Narnia while illustrating them, ultimately combining the smaller Narnian images into a surprise larger portrait of C.S. Lewis.
*Physician/Musician *Jeff Kepple* and his daughter *Kelsey* will entertain you with songs inspired by their own journey to Narnia.
*Finally, you will be delightfully entertained and greatly informed by a private screening of the recently released and superb Disney documentary, */C.S. Lewis: Dreamer of Narnia/*

Small Group Breakout Sessions on the Role of Joy in Our Lives!
One of the special rewards of attending the Southeast Regional Retreat is the rich fellowship with other "Mere" Christians and seekers. Our breakout sessions will provide valuable time to engage such relevant topics as Communicating the Gospel through the Arts; The Joyful Business of Songwriting and Recording; Expressions of Joy through Modern Dance; Storytelling: The Oral Tradition; the Apologetics of Joy; Christianity and Popular Culture; and Finally Finding Joy: /Till We Have Faces/.

An Acclaimed Children’s Track!
Designed for children ages 7-12 (age exceptions gladly considered on an individual basis!), this program will offer children a chance to engage the writings of Lewis on their own level in imaginative, creative and faithful ways. Our goal is to provide purposeful fun so that we might encourage children to enjoy their reading, to find little life lessons all around them, and to become better followers of Aslan in their own unique ways!

Don’t miss this feast for the heart, mind, and imagination!





64 [Fwd: Mythcon 38: rates going up soon]
Joan Marie Verba
Jan 15, 2007

The 38th Mythopoeic Conference, Mythcon 38, will be held at the Clark Kerr Center in Berkeley, California, August 3-6. It's the Mythopoeic Society's annual gathering to get together with those who share interests in the Inklings, myth, and fantasy. There will be papers, panels, musical performances, and other events.

Registration is currently $50 for Mythopoeic Society members and $60 for non-members. Rates are going up February 1st, to $75 for members and $85 for non-members, so we encourage you to join now. Room and board rates (we're on a college campus conference center, and recommend staying on campus and taking meals together) will be available soon.

Our website is at http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon38.html

There you will find registration info, including an address for checks and our PayPal buttons; also the Call for Papers, should you want to present one - deadline for that is April 15th.

Again, registration is $50 for Mythopoeic Society members and $60 for non-members only through February 1st.
We hope to see you at Mythcon.





63 [Fwd: Shadowlands in Issaquah this month]
Joan Marie Verba
Jan 12, 2007

Nicholson's SHADOWLANDS is also being produced this year by the Village Theatre in Issaquah, WA, a professional (Equity) company best known for its staging of musicals. It runs from January 17 to February 25th. This is the Web page with the details:
http://www.villagetheatre.org/mainstage_shadow07.shtml

-Allan Armstrong





62 [Fwd: Theatre Production of Shadowlands]
Joan Marie Verba
Jan 12, 2007

This Saturday, LifeHouse Theater in Redlands, CA is opening its production of William Nicholson's /Shadowlands/, a drama based on the life of C.S. Lewis. We fully anticipate that this fine regional theater company, dedicated to offering high quality, family-friendly productions, will deliver a first-rate show. For details, please see below.

A LOVE THAT ENDURES
The acclaimed William Nicholson drama based on the life of Narnia author C.S. Lewis appears for the first time on the LifeHouse stage. This riveting story of Lewis’ personal life chronicles his discovery of true love and the testing of his faith when tragedy strikes. The basis of the hit movie starring Anthony Hopkins, “Shadowlands” is an award-winning drama that inspires audiences.

OPENING NIGHT : Saturday, January 13, 2007, at 7:30 p.m.
PERFORMANCES: January 13 – February 4, 2007
Friday: 7:30 p.m., Saturday: 2:15 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday: 2:15 p.m
*Special performance Thursday, February 1 at 7:30 p.m.*
For more information, please visit http://www.lifehousetheater.com/

LifeHouse Theater





61 2007 Mythopoeic Awards Announcement
Joan Marie Verba
Dec 18, 2006

2007 Mythopoeic Awards Announcement
Individual members of the Mythopoeic Society are invited to nominate books for the 2007 Mythopoeic Awards, and/or to volunteer to serve on any of the committees. (You need not join the committee to make nominations.) Deadline for committee volunteers and for nominations (limit of five per person per category, please!) is February 15, 2007; send nominations to the awards administrator (see contact info below) via e-mail (preferred) or U.S. mail. Authors or publishers may not nominate their own books for any of the awards. Books published by the Mythopoeic Press are not eligible for the awards. The Mythopoeic Society does not accept or review unsolicited manuscripts.

The Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature is given to the fantasy novel, multi-volume novel, or single-author story collection for adults published during the previous year that best exemplifies "the spirit of the Inklings". Books not selected as finalists in the year after publication are eligible for a second year. Books from a series are eligible if they stand on their own; otherwise, the series becomes eligible the year its final volume appears.

The Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature honors books for younger readers (from "Young Adults" to picture books for beginning readers), in the tradition of The Hobbit or The Chronicles of Narnia. Rules for eligibility are otherwise the same as for the Adult literature award. The question of which award a borderline book is best suited for will be decided by consensus of the committees.

The Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies is given to books on J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and/or Charles Williams that make significant contributions to Inklings scholarship. For this award, books first published during the previous three years are eligible, including finalists for previous years.

The Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies is given to scholarly books on other specific authors in the Inklings tradition, or to more general works on the genres of myth and fantasy. The period of eligibility is three years, as for the Inklings Studies award.

Winners of the 2007 Mythopoeic Awards will be announced at the 38th Annual Mythopoeic Conference (Mythcon 38), to be held from August 3-6, 2007, at the Clark Kerr Conference Center in Berkeley, California.

Please contact Eleanor Farrell, the Awards Administrator, to nominate books, volunteer for committees, or ask questions about the Mythopoeic Awards process.





60 Conference on the Fantasic, Call for Papers
Joan Marie Verba
Dec 17, 2006

Dear colleagues:

I am contacting you to let you know about the VIth International Colloquium on Fantastic Literature, which we are organizing on June 27-30, 2007, at the University of Goteborg (Sweden). I am inviting proposals for this event from diverse aspects about medieval "merveilleux" (medieval marvellous or fantastic). I have posted the Call for Papers, but, for further information about the conference, please visit our website at:
http://www.cilf.org.mx

Cordially,
Ana María Morales

The Call for Papers:
VI INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FANTASTIC LITERATURE

The fantastic: North and South
Göteborg University, Sweden 27-30 June 2007

Dear colleague,

The International Conferences on Fantastic Literature have been a forum for reflection on the fantastic as well as a meeting point for specialists. By means of this call for papers we invite you to our sixth conference. On this particular occasion we wish to focus on comparative issues concerning the fantastic and on the ways the fantastic relates to adjacent modalities.

Papers on the following topics are encouraged:
- Theorization on the fantastic: theories and reviews about the discourse of the fantastic.
- Relationships of the fantastic with related or adjacent modalities (the merveilleux; the ghost-story; magical realism and lo real maravilloso; the detective novel; Science fiction; Fantasy; the Gothic novel, etc.).
- Studies about the specific discourse of any of the related modalities.
- Comparative issues within the fantastic: studies comparing Spanish texts with Spanish American ones or others from different languages, as well as others from different regions or époques. (Priority will be given to comparative studies between Hispanic and Nordic literatures, although the call is open for studies on literature in any language and in different regions.)
- Periodizations of the fantastic literature and related modalities, either regarding specific countries or cultural regions, or periods defined by literary currents of each regional tradition (Baroque, Romanticism, Vanguards, etc.).
- Analysis of specific authors and texts; thematic studies and studies of literary motifs.

Abstracts and papers
Abstracts of approximately 250 words including the title of the paper and name of the author must be submitted by e-mail to the organizing committee before January 30, 2007. Submissions might be written in Spanish, English or French. The organizing committee will send an acknowledgement of the receipt of the letter. Only the persons who have confirmed their attendance before March 25 will appear on the program. The performance of the papers should not be longer than 20-minutes. The final text to be published should be sent before August 30, 2007 and should not exceed 20 pages of copy, including notes and bibliography. The paper should be sent by e-mail to the organizing committee. The notes and bibliography of the paper must be in accordance with the rules of The MLA Style Manual.

Inscriptions
The inscription fee will be 55 euros for participants from Europe, Canada and the United States, and 35 for those from Latin America, Africa and Asia. The inscription is to be paid to the count of Göteborg University by means of a credit card and will be formalized only after the submission had been accepted and before the confirmation of attendance.

We hope we can count on your attendance.





59 Call for Papers, Mythcon 38
Joan Marie Verba
Dec 17, 2006

The 38th Annual Mythopoeic Conference
Mythcon XXXVIII

Theme: "Becoming Adept: The Journey to Mastery"
Clark Kerr Conference Center
Berkeley, California
August 3-6, 2007

Guests of Honor: Ellen Kushner and Delia Sherman

Call for Papers
Ellen Kushner and Delia Sherman are both Mythopoeic Fantasy Award winning authors for their novels Thomas the Rhymer and The Porcelain Dove respectively. Both authors published new novels in 2006, Kushner's The Privilege of the Sword and Sherman's Changeling. Kushner's public radio series Sound & Spirit is a renowned weekly program "exploring the human spirit through music and ideas." Both have made great contributions to the mythopoeic and interstitial arts, and we are proud to welcome them to Mythcon 38.

Fantasy literature features many characters who journey along a path from beginner to adept, from apprentice to master. How is this journey portrayed? What various highways and byways have such seekers traveled? What are the stages of transformation and the elements of the process of achieving mastery? How is mastery demonstrated, and what happens if these skills are lost? From the seasoning of Tolkien's Merry and Pippin to the wizard-school training of Ursula K. Le Guin's Ged and J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter, the journey to mastery runs throughout fantasy.

Papers dealing with the conference theme are especially encouraged. We also welcome papers focusing on the work and interests of the Inklings (especially J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Charles Williams), of our Guests of Honor, and other fantasy authors and themes. Papers from a variety of critical perspectives and disciplines are welcome.Each paper will be given a one-hour slot to allow time for questions, but individual papers should be timed for oral presentation in 40 minutes maximum. Participants are encouraged to submit papers chosen for presentation at the conference to Mythlore, the refereed journal of the Mythopoeic Society. All papers should conform to the MLA Style Manual (2nd ed). Paper abstracts (250 word maximum), along with contact information, should be sent to the Papers Coordinator at the following address (e-mail is preferable) by April 15, 2007. Please include your AV requests and the projected time needed for your presentation. All paper presenters must register for the full conference; please see the Mythcon 38 web page, www.mythsoc.org/mythcon38.html, for information and rates.
Eleanor M. Farrell
Mythcon 38 Papers Coordinator

The Mythopoeic Society is an international literary and educational organization devoted to the study, discussion, and enjoyment of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and mythopoeic literature. We believe the study of these writers can lead to greater understanding and appreciation of the literary, philosophical, and spiritual traditions which underlie their works, and can engender an interest in the study of myth, legend, and the genre of fantasy. Find out about the Society's activities at: www.mythsoc.org.





58 [Fwd: MythAnnounce: 2006 Mythopoeic Award winners]
Joan Marie Verba
Aug 11, 2006

*2006 Mythopoeic Award Winners*

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature
Neil Gaiman, /Anansi Boys/ (William Morrow)

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature
Jonathan Stroud,* The Bartimaeus Trilogy*, consisting of /The Amulet of Samarkand/, /The Golem's Eye/, and /Ptolemy's Gate/ (Hyperion)

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies
Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull, /The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion/ (Houghton Mifflin, 2005)

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies
Jennifer Schacker, /National Dreams: The Remaking of Fairy Tales in Nineteenth-Century England/ (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003)

The Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature is given to the fantasy novel, multi-volume, or single-author story collection for adults published during 2005 that best exemplifies "the spirit of the Inklings". Books are eligible for two years after publication if not selected as a finalist during the first year of eligibility. Books from a series are eligible if they stand on their own; otherwise, the series becomes eligible the year its final volume appears. The Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature honors books for younger readers (from "Young Adults" to picture books for beginning readers), in the tradition of The Hobbit or The Chronicles of Narnia. Rules for eligibility are otherwise the same as for the Adult Literature award. The question of which award a borderline book is best suited for will be decided by consensus of the committees.

The Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies is given to books on Tolkien, Lewis, and/or Williams that make significant contributions to Inklings scholarship. For this award, books first published during the last three years (2003-2005) are eligible, including finalists for previous years. The Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies is given to scholarly books on other specific authors in the Inklings tradition, or to more general works on the genres of myth and fantasy. The period of eligibility is three years, as for the Inklings Studies award.

The winners of this year's awards were announced at Mythcon XXXVII in Norman, Oklahoma, on August 6, 2006. A complete list of Mythopoeic Award winners is available on the Society web site:
www.mythsoc.org/awards.htm

The finalists for the literature awards, text of recent acceptance speeches, and selected book reviews are also listed in this on-line section. For more information about the Mythopoeic Awards, please contact the Awards Administrator: Eleanor M. Farrell





57 CS LEWIS SEMINAR WEEK 3: JUL 29-AUG 4
Joan Marie Verba
Jun 30, 2006

Please note that Week III of our Summer Seminars-in-Residence, led by Dr. Stan Mattson, will be held from July 29 to August 4.

Celebrating Twenty Years of Living the Legacy - 1986-2006
July 7- 16 - C.S. Lewis Summer Institute at Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts - near Tanglewood, summer home of the Boston Symphony. Love Among the Ruins: On the Renewal of Character & Culture. First ever in the U.S.! One week of feasting for the mind and imagination on one of the loveliest campuses in New England.

Summer Seminars-in-Residence, C.S. Lewis Study Centre at The Kilns, Oxford, England for an intimate small group study in residence at Lewis' beloved home, July 8 -14 with Dr. Jerry Root; July 16 - 22 with Walter Hooper & Aidan Mackey; July 29 - August 4 with Dr. Stan Mattson





56 2006 Mythopoeic Award Finalists
Joan Marie Verba
Jun 5, 2006

The Mythopoeic Society
PRESS RELEASE: June 5, 2006
2006 Mythopoeic Award Finalists

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature
Margaret Atwood, The Penelopiad (Canongate)
Lois McMaster Bujold, The Hallowed Hunt (Eos)
Neil Gaiman, Anansi Boys (William Morrow)
Tanith Lee, Metallic Love (Bantam Spectra)
Tim Pratt, The Strange Adventures of Rangergirl (Bantam Spectra)

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature
Holly Black, Valiant (Simon & Schuster)
Diane Duane, Wizards at War (Harcourt)
Clare B. Dunkle, By These Ten Bones (Henry Holt)
Jonathan Stroud, The Bartimaeus Trilogy, consisting of The Amulet of Samarkand, The Golem's Eye, and Ptolemy's Gate (Hyperion)

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies
Marjorie Burns, Perilous Realms: Celtic and Norse in Tolkien's Middle-earth (University of Toronto Press, 2005)
Verlyn Flieger, Interrupted Music: The Making of Tolkien's Mythology (Kent State University Press, 2005)
Verlyn Flieger, ed., Smith of Wootton Major: Expanded Edition by J.R.R. Tolkien (HarperCollins, 2005)
Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull, The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion (Houghton Mifflin, 2005)
Alan Jacobs, The Narnian: The Life and Imagination of C.S. Lewis (HarperSanFrancisco, 2005)

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies
Jerry Griswold, The Meanings of "Beauty and the Beast" (Broadview Press, 2004)
Deborah O'Keefe, Readers in Wonderland: The Liberating Worlds of Fantasy Fiction from Dorothy to Harry Potter (Continuum, 2003)
David R. Loy and Linda Goodhew, The Dharma of Dragons and Daemons: Buddhist Themes in Modern Fantasy (Wisdom, 2004)
Jennifer Schacker, National Dreams: The Remaking of Fairy Tales in Nineteenth-Century England (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003)

The Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature is given to the fantasy novel, multi-volume, or single-author story collection for adults published during 2005 that best exemplifies "the spirit of the Inklings". Books are eligible for two years after publication if not selected as a finalist during the first year of eligibility. Books from a series are eligible if they stand on their own; otherwise, the series becomes eligible the year its final volume appears. The Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature honors books for younger readers (from "Young Adults" to picture books for beginning readers), in the tradition of The Hobbit or The Chronicles of Narnia. Rules for eligibility are otherwise the same as for the Adult Literature award. The question of which award a borderline book is best suited for will be decided by consensus of the committees.

The Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies is given to books on Tolkien, Lewis, and/or Williams that make significant contributions to Inklings scholarship. For this award, books first published during the last three years (2003-2005) are eligible, including finalists for previous years. The Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies is given to scholarly books on other specific authors in the Inklings tradition, or to more general works on the genres of myth and fantasy. The period of eligibility is three years, as for the Inklings Studies award.

The winners of this year's awards will be announced during Mythcon XXXVII, to be held from August 4-7, 2006, in Norman, Oklahoma. A complete list of Mythopoeic Award winners is available on the Society web site:
http://www.mythsoc.org/awards.htm

The finalists for the literature awards, text of recent acceptance speeches, and selected book reviews are also listed in this on-line section. For more information about the Mythopoeic Awards, please contact the Awards Administrator: Eleanor M. Farrell





55 [Fwd: C.S. Lewis Summer Institute 2006--The REAL Email!]
Joan Marie Verba
May 11, 2006

Dear friend: The C.S. Lewis Foundation is in the final stages of preparing for its inaugural stateside Summer Institute "Love Among the Ruins: On the Renewal of Character and Culture" to be held at Williams College (MA), a beautiful New England setting in the Berkshire Mountains, America's premier cultural retreat destination. We have worked tirelessly to design a conference for believers and seekers who love Lewis and who care about the world of ideas in making a difference within the culture to which we are called and among the people who are yearning for true love and significance amid the ruins of much of contemporary life. We are truly grateful for the tremendous program and faculty we have been led to bring together to this end. On that note, if you have not yet visited our website, I urge you to do so now (www.cslewis.org). There you will find the wide variety of offerings (speakers, performances, seminars, etc) we have lined up for this conference, including an evening with the Boston Symphony at Tanglewood, among others.

Whatever your age, background, or interests, we have something that will spark your interest. Among the many options, consider the following:
-Children's Program For children ages 8-12 interested in Pursuing Prince Caspian (age exceptions gladly considered on an individual basis!), this Narnia-themed program will engage and enrich young minds eager to follow Aslan in their own unique ways.
-College-Bound Track: For college-bound high school juniors and seniors, this seminar (taught by Chris Nichols, New England Regional Director of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship) will explore what it takes for a Christian student to survive?"and thrive?"on a secular university campus.
-Creative Writing Workshop: Taught by prolific poet and playwright Jeanne Murray Walker, this writers workshop offers the chance to improve your craft by writing and critiquing new work in a friendly group setting.
-Visual Arts Workshop: This weekday workshop by acclaimed painter and master teacher Richard Harden is designed for artists of all levels who wish to learn more about contemporary drawing techniques and postmodern aesthetics.
-Dance Workshop: For all dancers and choreographers--Don't miss this unique opportunity to bring your artistic work for performance, critical feedback and discussion led by Amy Yopp Sullivan of SUNY-Stony Brook in the breathtaking, brand-new 62' Center for Theater and Dance.
-Theater Workshop: Develop, critique, and perform new theatrical pieces in this workshop led by Jeffrey Miller, former cast member of the renowned Lamb's Players of San Diego and current Director of Theater at Gordon College.
-Institute Choir: Join Tom Brooks, Chair of the Music Department at Gordon College, along with a select company of Gordon's chamber singers, for rehearsal and participation in worship services and performance during the conference.
-Outdoor Education: Taking full advantage of the beautiful environment of the Berkshires, crowned with the majesty of nearby Mt. Greylock, experience outdoor educator and Lewis aficionado, Matt Dominguez, of Wheaton Academy.

If none of those spark your interest, rest assured you'll find much to enjoy in our full 9-day schedule. And if you cannot make it for the whole conference, you'll be pleased to know that we are also taking registrations for either (or both) of the two weekends (July 7-9 or 14-16) For more information, visit our website, call toll-free 1-888-CSLEWIS, or email our registrar, Brett McCracken. We pray you will be able to join us this summer for what is sure to be another unforgettable experience of enrichment for the heart, mind, body and soul! If Pastor Rick Warren's praise of our former Summer Institutes is any indication, you will not want to miss this opportunity!

"If you want something that will enrich your life, that will take you deeper, that will help you love God with all your mind, I don't know that I could recommend anything more highly than the Summer Institute put on by the C.S. Lewis Foundation."
-Rick Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Life

Yours for the journey,
Stan Mattson Founder and President C.S. Lewis Foundation





54 C.S. Lewis Summer Institute 2006!
Joan Marie Verba
Mar 18, 2006

Dear Friends,
The countdown for the first ever stateside C.S. Lewis Summer Institute has begun! Here in Redlands, the staff of the C.S. Lewis Foundation is hard at work preparing for yet another extraordinary Summer Institute experience, this time to be held on the historic New England campus of Williams College, nestled amid the scenic Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts. Our theme is Love among the Ruins: On the Renewal of Character and Culture. This conference is sure to instruct, challenge, and inspire all who take part.

This ten-day conference will be in session from Friday, July 7, through Sunday, July 16. Faculty and speakers include Tom Howard, Joseph Pearce, Armand Nicholi, Jim Como, James Emery White, Nigel Goodwin, Jeanne Murray Walker, Malcolm Guite, Karen Mulder, Dick Staub, and Ben Patterson, among many others. (Note: If you can join us for the entire Institute, by all means do come for one of the two weekends: I July 7-9, or II July 14-16).

Weekday seminars will permit small group discussion of a wide array of topics relating to the theme, while workshops in dance, drama, the visual arts and creative writing will offer unique opportunities to explore the same through the arts. An innovative children's track, featuring storytelling, arts and crafts and a children's choir, will also be offered. Special programs include such trademark events as the BAG-END CAFE� (a late night haven for Hobbits) and outstanding arts performances in theater, film, poetry, New England Country Dance, and visits to Tanglewood to experience the Boston Symphony with pianist, Emanuel Ax, as well as the Boston Pops and the Tanglewood Vocal Fellows in Bernstein on Broadway Central to all will be the joy of mere Christians of many traditions, joining in worship together throughout the week. In short, the 2006 C.S. Lewis Summer Institute at Williams College is simply not to be missed!

To secure your place, as room is limited, register now at:
http://www.cslewis.org/programs/institute/summer2006.htm or by calling 1-888-CSLEWIS.

We are truly delighted to bring a taste of Oxbridge across the pond. Friends old and new will enjoy what promises to be a most enriching time of study, recreation and worship. Do join us and invite your friends to share it with you.

Yours for the journey,
Stan Mattson
Founder and President
C.S. Lewis Foundation





53 2006 Mythopoeic Awards Announcement
Joan Marie Verba
Dec 14, 2005

2006 Mythopoeic Awards Announcement

Individual members of the Mythopoeic Society are invited to nominate books for the 2006 Mythopoeic Awards, and/or to volunteer to serve on any of the committees. (You need not join the committee to make nominations.) Deadline for committee volunteers and for nominations (limit of five per person per category, please!) is February 15, 2006; send nominations to the awards administrator (see contact info below) via e-mail (preferred) or U.S. mail. Authors or publishers may not nominate their own books for any of the awards. Books published by the Mythopoeic Press are not eligible for the awards. The Mythopoeic Society does not accept or review unsolicited manuscripts.

The Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature is given to the fantasy novel, multi-volume novel, or single-author story collection for adults published during the previous year that best exemplifies "the spirit of the Inklings". Books not selected as finalists in the year after publication are eligible for a second year. Books from a series are eligible if they stand on their own; otherwise, the series becomes eligible the year its final volume appears.

The Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature honors books for younger readers (from "Young Adults" to picture books for beginning readers), in the tradition of The Hobbit or The Chronicles of Narnia. Rules for eligibility are otherwise the same as for the Adult literature award. The question of which award a borderline book is best suited for will be decided by consensus of the committees.

The Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies is given to books on J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and/or Charles Williams that make significant contributions to Inklings scholarship. For this award, books first published during the previous three years are eligible, including finalists for previous years.

The Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies is given to scholarly books on other specific authors in the Inklings tradition, or to more general works on the genres of myth and fantasy. The period of eligibility is three years, as for the Inklings Studies award.

Winners of the 2006 Mythopoeic Awards will be announced at the 37th Annual Mythopoeic Conference (Mythcon 37), to be held from August 4-7, 2006, at the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman, Oklahoma.

Please contact Eleanor Farrell, the Awards Administrator, to nominate books, volunteer for committees, or ask questions about the Mythopoeic Awards process.
Eleanor Farrell
Mythopoeic Awards Administrator





52 [Fwd: Restoration of The Kilns on the 700 Club tonight]
Joan Marie Verba
Nov 28 6:52 PM

Late breaking news...

We just received notice from CBN that the 700 Club will air a six minute special on the restoration of "The Kilns" tonight on the ABC Family Channel at the following times:

CABLE/SATELLITE ABC FAMILY CHANNEL - East Coast Feed
Galaxy 5, T 11
9am; 11pm; 3am EST

CABLE/SATELLITE ABC FAMILY CHANNEL - West Coast Feed
C-3; T1 vertical
9am; 11pm; 3am PST

Please spread the word.

Further up and further in,
Stan





51 [Fwd: 2005 Mythopoeic Awards]
Joan Marie Verba
Aug 19, 2005

The Mythopoeic Society
PRESS RELEASE: August 15, 2005

2005 Mythopoeic Award Winners
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, Adult Literature
Susanna Clarke, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell (Bloomsbury USA)

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, Children's Literature
Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky (HarperCollins)

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies
Janet Brennan Croft, War and the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien (Praeger Publishers, 2004)

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies
Stephen Thomas Knight, Robin Hood: A Mythic Biography (CornellUniversity Press, 2003)

The Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature is given to the fantasy novel, multi-volume, or single-author story collection for adults published during 2004 that best exemplifies "the spirit of the Inklings". Reissues (such as paperback editions) are eligible if no earlier edition was a finalist. Books from a series are eligible if they stand on their own; otherwise, the series is eligible the year its final volume appears. The Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature honors books for younger readers (from "Young Adults" to picture books for beginning readers), in the tradition of The Hobbit or The Chronicles of Narnia. Rules for eligibility are otherwise the same as for the Adult Literature award. The question of which award a borderline book is best suited for will be decided by consensus of the committees.

The Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies is given to books on Tolkien, Lewis, and/or Williams that make significant contributions to Inklings scholarship. For this award, books first published during the last three years (2002-2004) are eligible, including finalists for previous years. The Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies is given to scholarly books on other specific authors in the Inklings tradition, or to more general works on the genres of myth and fantasy. The period of eligibility is three years, as for the Inklings Studies award.

The winners of this year's awards were announced at the Tolkien 2005 conference (incorporating Mythcon XXXVI) in Birmingham, England, on August 14, 2005. A complete list of Mythopoeic Award winners is available on the Society web site:
http://www.mythsoc.org/awards.htm

The finalists for the literature awards, text of recent acceptance speeches, and selected book reviews are also listed in this on-line section. For more information about the Mythopoeic Awards, please contact the Awards Administrator: Eleanor M. Farrell





50 Mythprint
Joan Marie Verba
Jun 5, 2005

Mythprint invites Mythopoeic Society members to contribute brief news items (1-2 sentences) about recent publications, appearances, projects, awards, etc. (personal as well as professional notes are welcome) for a new section of the newsletter which will report on "MythSoc Members in the News." Please send notes or questions directly to the editor:





49 2005 Mythopoeic Award Finalists
Joan Marie Verba
May 21, 2005

PRESS RELEASE - May 20, 2005
2005 Mythopoeic Award Finalists

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, Adult Literature
Kage Baker, The Anvil of the World (Tor)
Susanna Clarke, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell (Bloomsbury USA)
Elizabeth Hand, Mortal Love (HarperCollins)
Patricia A. McKillip, Alphabet of Thorn (Ace)
Gene Wolfe, The Wizard Knight, consisting of The Knight and The Wizard (Berkley)

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, Children's Literature
Kevin Crossley-Holland, Arthur Trilogy, consisting of The Seeing Stone, At the Crossing Places, and King of the Middle March (Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books)
Nancy Farmer, Sea of Trolls (Atheneum)
Monica Furlong, Trilogy consisting of Wise Child, Juniper, and Colman (Random House)
Garth Nix, The Abhorsen Trilogy, consisting of Sabriel, Lirael: Daughter of the Clayr, and Abhorsen (Eos)
Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky (HarperCollins)

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award for Inklings Studies
Jane Chance, ed, Tolkien the Medievalist (Routledge, 2003)
Janet Brennan Croft, War and the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien (Praeger Publishers, 2004)
Matthew Dickerson, Following Gandalf: Epic Battles and Moral Victory in The Lord of the Rings (Brazos Press, 2003)
Doris T. Myers, Bareface: A Guide to C.S. Lewis's Last Novel (University of Missouri Press, 2004)
Anne C. Petty, Tolkien in the Land of Heroes (Cold Spring Press, 2003)

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award for Myth and Fantasy Studies
William Patrick Day, Vampire Legends in Contemporary American Culture: What Becomes a Legend Most (University Press of Kentucky, 2002)
Jerry Griswold, The Meanings of Beauty and the Beast (Broadview Press, 2004)
Stephen Thomas Knight, Robin Hood: A Mythic Biography (Cornell University Press, 2003)
Teya Rosenberg, ed, Diana Wynne Jones: An Exciting and Exacting Wisdom (Lang, 2002)

The Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature is given to the fantasy novel, multi-volume, or single-author story collection for adults published during 2004 that best exemplifies "the spirit of the Inklings". Reissues (such as paperback editions) are eligible if no earlier edition was a finalist. Books from a series are eligible if they stand on their own; otherwise, the series is eligible the year its final volume appears. The Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature honors books for younger readers (from "Young Adults" to picture books for beginning readers), in the tradition of The Hobbit or The Chronicles of Narnia. Rules for eligibility are otherwise the same as for the Adult Literature award. The question of which award a borderline book is best suited for will be decided by consensus of the committees.

The Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies is given to books on Tolkien, Lewis, and/or Williams that make significant contributions to Inklings scholarship. For this award, books first published during the last three years (2002-2004) are eligible, including finalists for previous years. The Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies is given to scholarly books on other specific authors in the Inklings tradition, or to more general works on the genres of myth and fantasy. The period of eligibility is three years, as for the Inklings Studies award.

The winners of this year's awards will be announced at the Tolkien 2005 conference (incorporating Mythcon XXXVI) in Birmingham, England, from August 11-15, 2005. A complete list of Mythopoeic Award winners is available on the Society web site:
http://www.mythsoc.org/awards.htm

The finalists for the literature awards, text of recent acceptance speeches, and selected book reviews are also listed in this on-line section. For more information about the Mythopoeic Awards, please contact the Awards Administrator: Eleanor M. Farrell





48 [Fwd: C.S. Lewis Summer Institute - Oxbridge 2005]
Joan Marie Verba
Oct 21, 2004





47 [Fwd: 2004 Mythopoeic Award winners]
Joan Marie Verba
Aug 10, 2004

http://www.mythsoc.org/awards/awards-2004.htm





46 [Fwd: The C.S. Lewis Sea Cloud II Tall Ship Cruise]
Joan Marie Verba
Jun 7, 2004
> Dear Friend,
>
> When David Spence, President of First Century Voyages and a longtime friend, first contacted me to explore the possibility of collaborating on a truly unique C.S. Lewis study cruise aboard the Sea Cloud II, I was deeply honored and unabashedly overjoyed.
>
> I was honored because of the distinguished reputation of First Century Voyages for providing among the very finest educational cruises available on the planet. And I was overjoyed at the prospect of sailing the waters of England, Ireland and Wales aboard the magnificent Sea Cloud II, visiting ports well known to C.S. Lewis, while venturing to discover little known aspects of Lewis' early roots in Ireland. As an avid sailor, it had long been a distant dream of mine to initiate a series of small-ship cruises, treating different aspects of Lewis' spiritual and intellectual odyssey.
>
> With David Spence's call, the dream came closer to reality and, with it, the privilege of inviting you to join my wife, Jean, and me, for our inaugural "Dawn Treader Voyage" aboard the Sea Cloud II. To our great delight, Lewis' stepson, Douglas Gresham (himself a sailor of the first order), and his wife, Merrie, will be sailing with us.
>
> There are but 94 berths on the entire vessel and they are filling rapidly. We would love to have you aboard with us. In fact, it would be great if you could forward this to 5 friends who you think might find this rare opportunity to be of keen interest. (For more details, please visit: http://www.cslewis.org/programs/cruise/2004/index.html)
>
> In hopes of seeing you at the Captain's Table,
> Yours in Christ,
> Stan Mattson, President
> C.S. Lewis Foundation
>
> Don't miss these upcoming events:
> June 24-27, 2004: C.S. Lewis Summer Conference - The Fantastic Worlds of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, University of San Diego
> Summer 2004: Summer seminars-in-residence at the Kilns
> August 17-29, 2004: C.S. Lewis Sea Cloud II Tall Ship Cruise of England, Ireland, and Wales
> July 24-August 6, 2005: Oxbridge 2005 Summer Institute - The Good, the True and the Beautiful
>
> For further information please visit our website at www.cslewis.org
>
> The C.S. Lewis Foundation is a not-for-profit, donor supported 501 (c) (3) tax exempt organization.





45 [Fwd: Mythopoeic Fantasy Award Finalists]
Joan Marie Verba
May 25, 2004
> PRESS RELEASE: May 24, 2004
>
> 2004 Mythopoeic Award Finalists
>
> Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, Adult Literature
> *Lois McMaster Bujold, Paladin of Souls (Eos)
> *Kij Johnson, Fudoki (Tor)
> *Ursula K. Le Guin, Changing Planes (Harcourt)
> *Patricia A. McKillip, In the Forests of Serre (Ace)
> *Robin McKinley, Sunshine (Berkley)
>
> Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, Children's Literature
> *Kate DiCamillo, The Tale of Despereaux (Candlewick Press)
> *Clare Dunkle, The Hollow Kingdom (Holt)
> *Cornelia Funke, Inkheart, translated from German by Anthea Bell (The Chicken House)
> *Shannon Hale, The Goose Girl (Bloomsbury USA)
> *Terry Pratchett, The Wee Free Men (HarperCollins)
>
> Mythopoeic Scholarship Award for Inklings Studies
> *Jane Chance, ed., Tolkien the Medievalist (Routledge, 2003)
> *Matthew Dickerson, Following Gandalf: Epic Battles and Moral Victory in The Lord of the Rings (Brazos Press, 2003)
> *John Garth, Tolkien and the Great War: The Threshold of Middle-earth (Houghton Mifflin, 2003)
> *Don W. King, C.S. Lewis, Poet: The Legacy of His Poetic Impulse (Kent State University Press, 2001)
>
> Mythopoeic Scholarship Award for Myth and Fantasy Studies
> *Mike Ashley, Algernon Blackwood: An Extraordinary Life (Carroll and Graf, 2001)
> *Francis Bridger, A Charmed Life: The Spirituality of Potterworld (Darton Longman & Todd, 2001)
> *William Patrick Day, Vampire Legends in Contemporary American Culture: What Becomes a Legend Most (University Press of Kentucky, 2002)
> *John Lawrence & Robert Jewett, The Myth of the American Superhero (Eerdmans, 2002)
> *Margaret Mackey, ed., Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit: A Children's Classic at 100 (Scarecrow, 2002)
> *Jennifer Schacker, National Dreams: The Remaking of Fairy Tales in Nineteenth-Century England (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003)
>
> The Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature is given to the fantasy novel, multi-volume, or single-author story collection for adults published during 2003 that best exemplifies "the spirit of the Inklings". Reissues (such as paperback editions) are eligible if no earlier edition was a finalist. Books from a series are eligible if they stand on their own; otherwise, the series is eligible the year its final volume appears. The Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature honors books for younger readers (from "Young Adults" to picture books for beginning readers), in the tradition of The Hobbit or The Chronicles of Narnia. Rules for eligibility are otherwise the same as for the Adult Literature award. The question of which award a borderline book is best suited for will be decided by consensus of the committees.
>
> The Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies is given to books on Tolkien, Lewis, and/or Williams that make significant contributions to Inklings scholarship. For this award, books first published during the last three years (2001-2003) are eligible, including finalists for previous years. The Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies is given to scholarly books on other specific authors in the Inklings tradition, or to more general works on the genres of myth and fantasy. The period of eligibility is three years, as for the Inklings Studies award.
> The winners of this year's awards will be announced at the banquet during Mythcon XXXV, to be held in Ann Arbor, Michigan, from July 30th-August 2nd, 2004. A complete list of Mythopoeic Award winners is available on the Society web site:
> http://www.mythsoc.org/awards.html
>
> The finalists for the literature awards, text of recent acceptance speeches, and selected book reviews are also listed in this on-line section. For more information about the Mythopoeic Awards, please
contact the Awards Administrator: Eleanor M. Farrell





44 [Fwd: Your invitation to - C.S. Lewis Summer Conference]
Joan Marie Verba
Apr 28, 2004





43 2004 Mythopoeic Awards Announcement
Dec 16, 2003

2004 Mythopoeic Awards Announcement

Members of the Mythopoeic Society are invited to join the committees which choose the Society's annual Fantasy and Scholarship Awards, and/or to nominate eligible books. Nominations (no more than five books for each award, please) and requests to serve on the selection committees should be sent by February 29, 2004 to the awards administrator:

Eleanor M. Farrell, Awards Administrator

You must be a current member of the Mythopoeic Society to nominate books or serve on the committees.





42 [Fwd: Online Tolkien Event]
Joan Marie Verba
Aug 2, 2003

Palandiliar wrote:
> Hello,
> I would like to inform you (and the members of your list) of a online Tolkien Event at
> http://www.suite101.com which starts August 3 and will run until Oct 31.
> Articles relevant to the topic will be accepted for possible inclusion in the event. Please send submissions to douglasrrapier@ispeed.com.tw or by reply to this email at palandiliar@the-mathom-house.com
> Thank you,
> Douglas Rapier





41 [Fwd: Online Tolkien Event]
Joan Marie Verba
Jun 20, 2003





40 2003 Mythopoeic Award Finalists
Joan Marie Verba
May 20, 2003
> PRESS RELEASE: May 18, 2003
>
> 2003 Mythopoeic Award Finalists
>
> Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, Adult Literature
> *Ted Chiang, Stories of Your Life and Others (Tor)
> *Nina Kiriki Hoffman, A Fistful of Sky (Ace)
> *Ellen Kushner and Delia Sherman, The Fall of the Kings (Bantam Spectra)
> *Patricia A. McKillip, Ombria in Shadow (Ace)
>
> Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, Children's Literature
> *Holly Black, Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale (Simon & Schuster)
> *Michael Chabon, Summerland (Miramax)
> *Nancy Farmer, House of the Scorpion (Atheneum)
> *Neil Gaiman, Coraline (HarperCollins)
> *Vivian Vande Velde, Heir Apparent (Harcourt)
>
> Mythopoeic Scholarship Award for Inklings Studies
> *George Clark and Daniel Timmons, eds., J.R.R. Tolkien and His Literary Resonances (Greenwood, 2000)
> *Michael D.C. Drout, ed., Beowulf and the Critics by J.R.R. Tolkien (Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2002 )
> *Don W. King, C.S. Lewis, Poet: The Legacy of His Poetic Impulse (Kent State University Press, 2001)
> *Peter J. Schakel, Imagination and the Arts in C.S. Lewis: Journeying to Narnia and Other Worlds (University of Missouri Press, 2002)
>
> Mythopoeic Scholarship Award for Myth and Fantasy Studies
> *Graham Anderson, Fairytale in the Ancient World (Routledge, 2000)
> *Francis Bridger, A Charmed Life: The Spirituality of Potterworld (Darton Longman & Todd, 2001)
> *Thomas C. Peters, The Christian Imagination: G.K. Chesterton on the Arts (Ignatius Press, 2000)
> *G. Peter Winnington, Vast Alchemies: The Life and Work of Mervyn Peake (Owen, 2000)
>
> The Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature is given to the fantasy novel, multi-volume, or single-author story collection for adults published during 2002 that best exemplifies "the spirit of the Inklings". Reissues (such as paperback editions) are eligible if no earlier edition was a finalist. Books from a series are eligible if they stand on their own; otherwise, the series is eligible the year its final volume appears. The Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature honors books for younger readers (from "Young Adults" to picture books for beginning readers), in the tradition of The Hobbit or The Chronicles of Narnia. Rules for eligibility are otherwise the same as for the Adult Literature award. The question of which award a borderline book is best suited for will be decided by consensus of the committees.
>
> The Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies is given to books on Tolkien, Lewis, and/or Williams that make significant contributions to Inklings scholarship. For this award, books first published during the last three years (2000-2002) are eligible, including finalists for previous years. The Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies is given to scholarly books on other specific authors in the Inklings tradition, or to more general works on the genres of myth and fantasy. The period of eligibility is three years, as for the Inklings Studies award.
>
> The winners of this year's awards will be announced at the banquet during Mythcon XXXIV, to be held in Nashville, Tennessee, from July 25-28th. A complete list of Mythopoeic Award winners is available on the Society web site:
>
> http://www.mythsoc.org/awards.htm
>
> The finalists for the literature awards, text of recent acceptance speeches, and selected book reviews are also listed in this on-line section. For more information about the Mythopoeic Awards, please contact the Awards Administrator: Eleanor M. Farrell





39 [Fwd: Mythcon XXXIV, All Is Not Lost]
Joan Marie Verba
Apr 22, 2003
Stolzi wrote:
> Please get the word, and pass the word to friends who may not be subscribed to this list:
>
> Although the announced deadline for room deposits is past, we plan to hold a few extra rooms when we put down our 50% deposit to the facility this week.
>
> If you want to come to Mythcon, we want to have you. Lots of people have signed up, lots and lots of papers have been submitted, and we're planning what we hope will be a marvelous Conference. Please contact us, and/or go right ahead and register using the form linked to the webpage in my sig.
>
> Mary M. Stolzenbach, co-Chair Mythcon XXXIV





38 The Two Towers: Film Reviews Wanted!
Joan Marie Verba
Dec 19, 2002
> We expect that Mythprint readers all have opinions -- positive or negative -- about The Two Towers, Peter Jackson's second film in his trilogic adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, in theaters December 18th. Last January we devoted an issue of the newsletter to your reviews and comments, and the result was entertaining enough that we want to do it again!
>
> Please send contributions to me by the end of December. E-mail is preferred -- text can be sent directly as an e-mail message or included as an ASCII or Word attachment (contact me about other options).
>
> Again, in order to allow as many people as possible to contribute, please keep your pieces relatively short. The editor (who spends way too much time watching Chinese martial arts celluloid extravaganzas and has become semi-expert in sword moves) reserves the right to cut and slash.
>
> Eleanor M. Farrell
> Mythprint editor





37 Lord of the Rings seminar
Joan Marie Verba
Dec 7, 2002
> "Lord of the Rings, the Storytelling Art of J.R.R. Tolkien" seminar is convening in Adamstown, Maryland USA on January 26-February 1. For more information visit http://www.sacredstorytelling.org or contact Dr. Robert Bela Wilhelm mailto:bob@wilhelm.name.
>
> Robert Bela Wilhelm, Th.D.
> Founder, Consortium of Sacred Storytelling Organizations
> http://www.sacredstorytelling.org





36 [Fwd: 2002 Mythopoeic Award winners]
Joan Marie Verba
Aug 3, 2002
http://www.mythsoc.org/awards/awards-2002.htm





35 Re: Call for Papers, 2003 Mythcon
Joan Marie Verba
Jul 16, 2002

Call for Papers
Mythopoeic Society Conference XXXIV
Nashville, Tennessee
25-28 July 2003

From Athena to Galadriel: The Image of the Wise Woman in Mythopoeic Fiction

Author Guest of Honor: Sherwood Smith
Scholar Guest of Honor: Dabney Hart

Wisdom, both rational and intuitive, has often been symbolized by feminine figures, from Pallas Athene down to George MacDonald's goddess-figures; Charles Williams' Sibyl Coningsby; Tolkien's Galadriel; Lewis's Psyche; and many others. What roles and functions do the "wise women" play in mythopoeic fiction? Why do (mythopoeic) writers often personify wisdom as feminine?

The Mythopoeic Society is an international literary and educational organization devoted to the study, discussion, and enjoyment of the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and mythopoeic literature. We believe the study of these writers can lead to greater understanding and appreciation of the literary, philosophical, and spiritual traditions which underlie their works, and can engender an interest in the study of myth, legend, and the genre of fantasy. Find out more about the Society and previous Mythcons at
http://www.mythsoc.org/.

Papers dealing with the conference theme are especially encouraged; we also welcome papers focusing on the work and interests of the Inklings (especially Tolkien, Lewis, and Williams), of our Guests of Honor, and other fantasy authors and themes, particularly George MacDonald. Papers from a variety of critical perspectives and disciplines are welcome.

Individual papers should be suitable for oral presentation within 20 to 30 minutes. Papers chosen for presentation at the conference will be considered for publication in Mythlore, the refereed journal of the Mythopoeic Society (http://www.mythsoc.org/mythlore.html). All papers should conform to the MLA Style Manual (2nd ed).

Paper abstracts (250 word maximum), along with contact information, should be sent to the Papers Coordinator at the following address (e-mail is preferable) by 31 March, 2003. Please include your AV requests and the projected time needed for your presentation.

Dr. Theodore J. Sherman, Editor
Mythlore: A Journal of J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature
Associate Professor of English
Middle Tennessee State University





34 [Fwd: 2002 Mythopoeic Awards finalists announced]
Joan Marie Verba
May 19, 2002
> 2002 Mythopoeic Award Finalists
>
> Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, Adult Literature
> *Lois McMaster Bujold, The Curse of Chalion (Morrow/Avon)
> *Neil Gaiman, American Gods (William Morrow)
> *Sarah A. Hoyt, Ill Met by Moonlight (Ace)
> *Ursula K. Le Guin, The Other Wind (Harcourt Brace)
> *Tim Powers, Declare (William Morrow)
>
> Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, Children's Literature
> *Peter Dickinson, The Ropemaker (Delacorte)
> *Diane Duane, The Wizard's Dilemma (Magic Carpet/Harcourt)
> *Eva Ibbotson, Island of the Aunts (Puffin)
> *Gail Carson Levine, The Two Princesses of Bamarre (HarperCollins)
>
> Mythopoeic Scholarship Award for Inklings Studies
> *George Clark and Daniel Timmons, eds., J.R.R. Tolkien and His Literary Resonances (Greenwood)
> *Verlyn Flieger and Carl F. Hostetter, eds., Tolkien's Legendarium: Essays on the History of Middle-earth (Greenwood)
> *Candice Fredrick and Sam McBride, Women Among the Inklings: Gender, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Charles Williams (Greenwood)
> *Don W. King, C.S. Lewis, Poet: The Legacy of His Poetic Impulse (Kent State University Press)
>
> Mythopoeic Scholarship Award for Myth and Fantasy Studies
> *Graham Anderson, Fairytale in the Ancient World (Routledge)
> *Elizabeth Wanning Harries, Twice Upon a Time: Women Writers and the History of the Fairy Tale (Princeton)
> *G. Ronald Murphy, The Owl, the Raven & the Dove: The Religious Meaning of the Grimms' Magic Fairy Tales (Oxford University Press)
> *Christine Poulson, The Quest for the Grail: Arthurian Legend in British Art 1840-1920 (Manchester University Press, dist. St. Martin's Press)
>
> The Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature is given to the fantasy novel, multi-volume, or single-author story collection for adults published during 2001 that best exemplifies "the spirit of the Inklings". Reissues (such as paperback editions) are eligible if no earlier edition was a finalist. Books from a series are eligible if they stand on their own; otherwise, the series is eligible the year its final volume appears. The Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature honors books for younger readers (from "Young Adults" to picture books for beginning readers), in the tradition of The Hobbit or The Chronicles of Narnia. Rules for eligibility are otherwise the same as for the Adult Literature award. The question of which award a borderline book is best suited for will be decided by consensus of the committees.
>
> The Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies is given to books on Tolkien, Lewis, and/or Williams that make significant contributions to Inklings scholarship. For this award, books first published during the last three years (1999-2001) are eligible, including finalists for previous years. The Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies is given to scholarly books on other specific authors in the Inklings tradition, or to more general works on the genres of myth and fantasy. The period of eligibility is three years, as for the Inklings Studies award.
>
> The winners of this year's awards will be announced at the banquet during Mythcon XXXIII, to be held in Boulder, Colorado, from July 26-29th. A complete list of Mythopoeic Award winners is available on the Society web site: http://www.mythsoc.org/awards.htm
>
> The finalists for the literature awards, text of recent acceptance speeches, and selected book reviews are also listed in this on-line section. For more information about the Mythopoeic Awards, please contact the Awards Administrator: Eleanor M. Farrell





33 [Fwd: 2002 Mythopoeic Awards finalists announced]
Joan Marie Verba
May 19, 2002





32 Paper Call, Mythcon 33
Joan Marie Verba
Apr 1, 2002

PAPER CALL-- The 33rd Annual Mythopoeic Conference (Mythcon XXXIII)
Theme: "A Midsummer Night's Dream: Shakespeare and Fantasy"
Boulder, Colorado July 26-29, 2002

http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon33.htm
Scholar Guest of Honor: Alexei Kondratiev
Alexei Kondratiev is a Celtic scholar and linguist as well as a long-time member of the Mythopoeic Society. Since 1984 he has taught Irish at the Irish Arts Centre in New York as well as teaching courses on Celtic mythology, early Celtic Christianity, the history of Celtic traditional music and related topics. He is the author of The Apple Branch: A Path to Celtic Ritual, and has contributed numerous articles to a variety of publications including Mythlore, Mythprint, Keltoi, CARN, People of the Earth and Keltria.

Author Guest of Honor: Connie Willis
Connie Willis is a prolific science fiction writer, the winner of six Nebulas, six Hugos, and numerous other awards; she is the first author to win both the Nebula and Hugo in all four fiction categories. Ms. Willis once said in an interview, "I think every writer creates a world that exists only in the pages of his book, literary worlds are more real, sort of hyper-real."

The Mythopoeic Society is an international literary and educational organization devoted to the study, discussion, and enjoyment of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and Charles Williams. It believes the study of these writers can lead to a greater understanding and appreciation of the literary, philosophical, and spiritual traditions which underlie their works, and can also engender an interest in the study of the genre of fantasy as a whole and the realm of myth and legend from which such authors derive their inspiration. Find out more about the Society and previous Mythcons at http://www.mythsoc.org/.

Papers dealing with the conference theme are encouraged, as are those on the role of the Society in Mythopoeic scholarship. Papers focusing on the work and interests of our Guests of Honor, the Inklings (especially Tolkien, Lewis, and Williams), and other fantasy authors and themes are also welcome. We are interested in papers from a variety of perspectives and disciplines.

Some ideas to explore:
· Magic and fantasy in Shakespeare
· Shakespeare and Tolkien: comparisons and inspirations
· Shakespearean themes in fantasy and science fiction writing and film
· Fantasy and the fantastic in drama

Individual papers should be suitable for oral presentation within a time period of 20 to 45 minutes, leaving 10-15 minutes for questions. They should conform to the MLA Style Manual. Papers chosen for presentation at the conference will be considered for publication in Mythlore, the refereed journal of the Mythopoeic Society. We are also interested in paper sessions consisting of two to four related papers by different authors, to be read and discussed in a 90 minute time period.

Abstracts of 200 words or less should be sent to the Papers Coordinator at the following address (e-mail is acceptable) by April 30, 2002. Please include your AV requests and the projected time needed for your presentation.
Janet Brennan Croft





31 2002 Mythopoeic Awards - Call for Nominations & Volunteers
Joan Marie Verba
Dec 11, 2001

2002 Mythopoeic Awards - Call for Nominations & Volunteers
Members of the Mythopoeic Society are invited to join the committees which choose the Society's annual Fantasy and Scholarship Awards, and/or to nominate eligible books. Nominations (no more than five books for each award, please) and requests to serve on the selection committees should be sent by February 28, 2002 to the awards administrator, Eleanor M. Farrell - You must be a current member of the Mythopoeic Society to nominate books or serve on the committees.

The Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature is given to the fantasy novel, multi-volume, or single-author story collection for adults published during 2001 that best exemplifies "the spirit of the Inklings". Reissues (such as paperback editions) are eligible if no earlier edition was a finalist. Books from a series are eligible if they stand on their own; otherwise, the series is eligible the year its final volume appears. Last year's winner was _The Innamorati_ by Midori Snyder.

The Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature honors books for younger readers (from "Young Adults" to picture books for beginning readers), in the tradition of _The Hobbit_ or _The Chronicles of Narnia_. Rules for eligibility are otherwise the same as for the Adult Literature award. The question of which award a borderline book is best suited for will be decided by consensus of the committees. Last year's winner was _Aria of the Sea_by Dia Calhoun.

The Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies is given to books on Tolkien, Lewis, and/or Williams that make significant contributions to Inklings scholarship. For this award, books first published during the last three years (1999-2001) are eligible, including finalists for previous years. Last year's winner was _J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century_ by Tom Shippey.

The Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies is given to scholarly books on other specific authors in the Inklings tradition, or to more general works on the genres of myth and fantasy. The period of eligibility is three years, as for the Inklings Studies award. Last year's winner was _King Arthur in America_ by Alan Lupack and Barbara Tepa Lupack.

Volunteers for the committees must state their willingness to read all the finalists, and also state whether or not they are willing to be included on an address list to be distributed among the committee for purposes of discussion. For each committee, Eleanor will be sending out lists of nominees in early March, from which you must pick five books that you would like to see as finalists. Your choices must be returned to Eleanor by May 15; she will then tabulate the vote and inform the committee of the five finalists. These five are the books you must read (or re-read) by the final voting deadline of July 15. Please volunteer, and come to hear the winners announced at the banquet during Mythcon XXXIII, to be held in Boulder, Colorado from July 26-29, 2002.

A complete list of Mythopoeic Award winners is available on the Society web site:
http://www.mythsoc.org/awards.htm

The finalists for the literature awards, text of recent acceptance speeches, and selected book reviews are also listed in this on-line section.
Eleanor M. Farrell, Awards Administrator





30 Mythopoeic Press Secretary position opening
Joan Marie Verba
Nov 25 6:20 AM

The current term of the Mythopoeic Press Secretary expires on December 31, 2002, and the current Mythopoeic Press Secretary will not be running again for the position. Interested parties are invited to apply for the position of Mythopoeic Press Secretary and./or distribution manager.
(The Mythopoeic Press Secretary is a Steward position; the distribution manager is not.) E-mail and web access are required for both positions, and the current Mythopoeic Press Secretary is willing to train interested parties. Questions or expressions of interest can be directed to Joan Marie Verba.

Mythopoeic Press Secretary job description:

E-mail address and web access required
Work with the editorial board to select material for publication
Work with authors (or author representatives) to make up contracts for publication
Direct production of books
arrange cover art
arrange electronic typesetting of book and cover
select printer and work with printer
solicit endorsements
obtain EAN bar code
assign ISBNs
Register copyrights
Maintain Mythopoeic Press area of Amazon.com
Maintain Mythopoeic Press area of Books in Print (RR Bowker)
Supervise financial recordkeeping
Do basic publicity

Distribution manager for the Mythopoeic Press job description

E-mail address and web access required
Have easy access to books (in storage area or residence)
Handle orders and inquiries
Make up invoices
Pack and ship books
Keep records of income and expenses





29 Call for papers for Libraries and Popular Culture presentations at the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association
Joan Marie Verba
Aug 16, 2001

(This conference also has an Area on Science Fiction and Fantasy; go to the website below to see all the Areas and their chairs.)

We are enclosing information about this year's call for papers for Libraries and Popular Culture presentations at the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Associationconference, which will meet again in Albuquerque in February of 2002.
We would be very pleased to receive a proposal from you, and we would also appreciate it if you would share this information with other colleagues who might be interested.

If you are interested in some other topic in Popular Culture, please go to the Association's web site for a list of other Areas and their chairs, or feel free to contact one of us about which Area would fit your paper best.

Annual Southwest / Texas Popular Culture Assn.
and Southwest/ Texas American Culture Assn.

Meeting February 13-17, 2002

Abstract/Proposals due by November 15, 2001

Location:
Albuquerque Hilton Hotel (new location this year!)
1901 University, NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102

For more details, visit the Associations web site at http://www.swtexaspca.org/





28 Sayers on Holmes now available!
Joan Marie Verba
Aug 13, 2001

Sayers on Holmes collects the writings of Dorothy L. Sayers on the subject of Sherlock Holmes. In "Sherlock Holmes and His Influence," Sayers examines how the Sherlock Holmes stories affected the genre of detective fiction. In "The Dates in 'The Red-Headed League'" she discusses the contradictory dates in the Holmes story. In "Holmes' College Career" Sayers determines which university Holmes attended--Oxford or Cambridge--and speculates on a birth year for Holmes. "Dr. Watson's Christian Name" represents an effort by Sayers to solve the problem that Watson is called by different first names in different Holmesian stories. "Dr. Watson, Widower," is concerned with the speculation on Dr. Watson's possible multiple marriages. In addition, published here for the first time is the script she wrote for a radio production, "A Tribute to Sherlock Holmes on the Occasion of his 100th Birthday," in which the young Lord Peter Wimsey consults Sherlock Holmes.

This book will give great pleasure to readers of Conan Doyle and Dorothy L. Sayers. It contains one special delight: an unpublished story in which Sherlock Holmes and Lord Peter Wimsey are brought together-not to be missed! --Barbara Reynolds, author of Dorothy L. Sayers: Her Life and Soul, editor of The Letters of Dorothy L. Sayers. How rewarding to unite Sayers' four Sherlockian studies with her incisive pages on the position of Holmes in detective fiction! How splendid to bring into print for the first time her delightful Wimseyan and whimsical tribute to Holmes--the last Lord Peter story she ever wrote! Alzina Stone Dale's discerning Introduction binds these writings firmly together and it was a brilliant thought to complete this invaluable volume with Joe R. Christopher's annotated listing of Sayers' works. --Christopher Dean, Chairman, The Dorothy L. Sayers Society

Sayers on Holmes is a fine celebration of the happy conjunction of the two writers who did most to move sensational fiction to a plane where nowadays the books that have followed their example can be enjoyed with profit by even the most fastidious of readers. --H.R.F. Keating, crime novelist and critic, Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and holder of the George N. Dove Award for the Serious Study of Mystery Fiction

"Dorothy L. Sayers was one of the earliest and best of those who invented and played the grand game of Sherlockian scholarship, and it is nice indeed to have her essays on Sherlock Holmes in print again. It is even nicer to have available for the first time the script she wrote for Lord Peter Wimsey's comments for the centenary birthday tribute to Holmes broadcast by the BBC in 1954." Peter E. Blau--geologist and journalist, and the secretary ("Simpson") of The Baker Street Irregulars.

Sayers on Holmes is $8 (postage and handling $1.50 additional or $4 additional outside North America).





27 2001 Mythopoeic Award Winners
Joan Marie Verba
Aug 8, 2001

PRESS RELEASE: August 6, 2001

2001 Mythopoeic Award Winners
http://www.mythsoc.org/awards/awards-2001.htm





26 Mythcon 32
Joan Marie Verba
May 18, 2001

Mythcon 32 (32nd Annual Mythopoeic Conference)
August 3-6, 2001
Clark Kerr Conference Center, Berkeley, CA

Theme: Many Dimensions: Modern Supernatural Fiction

Scholar Guest of Honor: David Llewellyn Dodds
Author Guest of Honor: Peter S. Beagle

Our 2001 conference, Mythcon 32, celebrates the role of Charles Williams as one of the founders of this currently popular genre, modern supernatural fiction. Scholar David Llewellyn Dodds is the editor of two books in Boydell and Brewer's "Arthurian Poets" series, one on Charles Williams and the other on John Masefield, and a contributor to The Rhetoric of Vision: Essays on Charles Williams (edited by Charles Huttar and Peter Schakel). Peter S. Beagle, author of The Last Unicorn, A Fine and Private Place and many other novels and short stories, is considered among the finest of modern fantasists. He is a two-time Mythopoeic Fantasy Award winner, for The Folk of the Air and Tamsin.
Mythcon 32 will include the usual assortment of conference programming, including full tracks of scholarly papers, panels, and much more. Some confirmed specifics:

Panels
* The role of the supernatural in modern fiction
* Modern Arthurian literature and the place of Charles Williams's Arthurian poetry
* The connection between fantasy literature and popular and folk music
* Children's fantasy in the age of Harry Potter and The Amber Spyglass
* Crystal-ball-gazing at the prospects for Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings film

In addition to our Guests of Honor, confirmed panel speakers include authors Lisa Goldstein, Katherine Kerr, Sherwood Smith, Alexei Kondratiev. Charles R. Coulombe and many favorite Mythcon regulars.

Special Events and Entertainment
* Philippa Boyens, co-author of the screenplays for the upcoming Peter Jackson/New Line Lord of the Rings movies, will speak on the writing and production of the films.
* Saturday evening concert by the folk and early music ensemble Broceliande
* Sunday evening performance of Charles Williams' surprisingly delightful play on publishing, The Masque of the Manuscript
* English country dancing, a Bardic Circle, video film program
* and many more activities ...

Guest of honor talks, author readings and autograph sessions, dealers' room, Mythopoeic Society auction, art show, and our annual banquet and presentation of Mythopoeic Awards will also be included in the weekend activites.

Registration is $45 for Mythopoeic Society members ($55 for non-members) until July 1, 2001. Rates for lodging and meals are also available; deadline for room and board reservations is June 30, 2001. Check the conference web site for updates. For more information, contact:
Mythcon 32
Bonnie Rauscher, Registrar





25 Paper call
Joan Marie Verba
Apr 23, 2001

Children's Fantasy Fiction Debates for the Twenty First Century
7th, 8th & 9th January 2002, Bulmershe College, University of Reading UK

An Interdisciplinary conference hosted by the Science Fiction Foundation
and the Association for Research in Popular Fictions

Advance Call for Papers and Panel Convenors - Abstracts for 25 minute presentations should be submitted by 1st July 2001 on all areas of research concerning children's fantasy fiction across media or popular cultural forms e.g. books, graphic novels, radio, television, film, games, story telling and toys which will make a contribution to a forum on new approaches and research perspectives for this field of study.

Please send proposals by August 1st 2001 to Helen Briscoe, Conference
Administrator, MCCA, Liverpool John Moores University, Dean Walters Building





24 Rooms at Mythcon
Joan Marie Verba
Apr 17, 2001

We have no more suites available at this time. The options are dorm rooms (single or double) or housing off site, which is not convenient to anyone without a car. We do have plenty of dorm rooms. There is a possibility that more suites will become available closer to the conference date. If you would like to sign up for a dorm room and put yourself on a waiting list for a suite (with the understanding that if you are offered one you will take it), you may do so. Please be aware that the "suite-single occupancy" option means one person in each bedroom of the two-bedroom suite and the "suite-double occupancy" option means two people in each bedroom of the suite. The deadline for purchasing room and board packages is June 30.

Bonnie Rauscher, Registrar





23 The Pedant and the Shuffly
Joan Marie Verba
Apr 15, 2001

Correction: postage is $1.50, so the price is $7 plus $1.50 postage (for anyone who sends $2, I'll mail it first class).
Make checks payable to the Mythopoeic Society





22 The Pedant and the Shuffly
Joan Marie Verba
Apr 15, 2001

The Pedant and the Shuffly is now available from the Mythopoeic Press.
Price is $7 plus $2 postage and handling. Make check payable to the Mythopoeic Society

The Pedant and the Shuffly
by John Bellairs
illustrated by Marilyn Fitschen
foreword by Brad Strickland

The evil magician Snodrog ensnares his victims with his inescapable logic and transforms them into Flimsies (stained handkerchiefs)...until the kindly sorcerer, Sir Bertram Crabtree-Gore (Esq.) enlists the help of a magical Shuffly (Latin name: Scuffulans Hirsutus)...and Snodrog meets his match!

John Bellairs was a one-of-a-kind writer, and The Pedant and the Shuffly is a one-of-a-kind book. John Bellairs was a truly erudite man, able to make wicked fun of meaningless erudition, and his unique wit romps through every page of this book, whether you understand Latin, logic, linguistics, logorrhea or not. To read it is to realize what a loss his death was--not simply to fantasy, or to children's literature, but to the English language, and to the art of storytelling, which he served so well in the short time he had. I'm truly grateful to have any of John Bellairs's books back in print. Especially this one. --Peter S. Beagle

"There arose a sound like 10,000 bouzoukis, and from the four known points of the compass Flimsies came rustling, turning the night sky into a gravy-stained wonder of whiteness." Child or adult, who would not thrill to the cockeyed poesy of that image? Kids who love wonderful, weird, and wacky stories will snicker happily over Snodrog's misadventures. Adults who adore James Thurber at his best, who have whispered Edward Gorey quotes to other adults In The Know, will welcome this superb reprint from the Mythopoeic Press. Read it to yourself, or better yet, read it aloud. It's entrancing.--Sherwood Smith





21 Bree Moot and Concerning Hobbits
Mar 29, 2001
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TOLKIEN SCHOLARS AND HOBBIT FANS CONVERGE
Tolkien scholars and hobbit fans will gather at two conferences at The University of St. Thomas over April [26-28], 2001. Concerning Hobbits and Other Matters: Tolkien Across the Disciplines, on Thursday, April [26], will feature a number of formal presentations by scholars from around the country, under sponsorship of the St. Thomas English Department.

Bree Moot 5, over the next two days, will celebrate the works and worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien in more reader-oriented activities, including both individual and group presentations and informal interactions.
The Bree Moot theme is "The Fellowship of Tolkien," broadly interpreted to include approaches to fantasy literature inspired or modeled by Tolkien in his fabulously popular fantasy works, including The Hobbit, and The Lord of the Rings (now being filmed for a major film release next December by New Line Cinema) and in his scholarly works and teaching. The local Rivendell Group of The Mythopoeic Society is devoted to the example of Tolkien's discussion group in the 30s and 40s, The Inklings (which also included noted writer/scholar/professor C.S. Lewis), which met regularly to discuss books and the great literary tradition as well as to workshop the members' own works-in-progress.
Margaret Howes, Bree Moot guest of honor exemplifies this approach: She published a "fan" article in the mid-60s Tolkien Journal, at the height of the Tolkien campus craze, and went on to derive inspiration from Tolkien in writing (and later performing) her "Tales Told by the Lonely Mountain," some of which were published in The Tolkien Scrapbook. After helping found and participating in the Rivendell discussion group for many years, she last year published her first novel, The Wrong World, and this year is publishing Autumn World, a novel jointly written by five current and former members of the Rivendell Group.

Other program features at Bree Moot will include author/critic Ruth Berman presenting slides on dragon illustration, presentations by Canadian scholar William Sarjeant (and fantasy author "Antony Swithin") on "The Shire: its bounds, food and farming," and "Geology of Middle-earth," musician David Emerson on the Tolkien-Donald Swann collaboration, "The Road Goes Ever On" song cycle, and presentations on the Children's Theatre Company dramatizations of The Hobbit and on the forthcoming New Line Cinema films, with members of TheOneRing.net web-site. Other activities include panel discussions, filk-singing, and some displays of fan publications and memorabilia. This is the second time that Bree Moot has come to Minnesota.

Cost for this two day reader-oriented conference is $20 advance through April 15, more at the door.

(Membership in the Concerning Hobbits conference is a separate $30 charge, at the door).

THE TOLKIEN SEMINAR Leading up to Minicon and Bree Moot 5/Concerning Hobbits will be a series of programs held around the Twin Cities approaching our themes on a smaller scale. The first of these will be on April 7, at the Southdale Public Library, at 1:30 p.m. This will be a panel discussion featuring experts on and writers of children's fantasy, FROM HOBBITS TO HARRY POTTER: Children's Fantasy since Tolkien

For more information about Conference plans, contact The Rivendell Group, which is sponsoring the conference, is a chartered discussion group of The Mythopoeic Society and has also been a recognized student organization at the University for the past two decades, studying and discussing fantasy in the Tolkien tradition each month.
David Lenander





20 FWD: 2001 Mythopoeic Awards
Joan Marie Verba
Jan 1, 2001

Announcement: 2001 Mythopoeic Awards

Members of the Mythopoeic Society are invited to join the committees which choose the Society's annual Fantasy and Scholarship Awards, and/or to nominate eligible books. Nominations (no more than five books for each award, please) and requests to serve on the selection committees should be sent by February 28, 2001 to the awards administrator, Eleanor M. Farrell





19 FWD: Mythcon 32
Joan Marie Verba
Oct 29, 2000

Subject: Mythcon 32

Our next Mythopoeic Conference (Mythcon 32) will be held from August 3-6, 2001, at the Clark Kerr Campus in Berkeley, California. The conference theme is "Many Dimensions: Modern Supernatural Fiction", and focuses on the role of Inkling Charles Williams as a "father" of this genre. Mythcon 32 Guests of Honor will be David Llewellyn Dodds (Williams Scholar) and Peter S. Beagle (award-winning fantasy author). The event will include talks from our guests of honor, scholarly papers, panels, discussions and readings, exhibits, and entertainment. We will have a dealer's room, art show, and Society auction, a costume masquerade and Bardic Circles. Our Sunday evening banquet will include presentation of the annual Mythopoeic Awards.

The Mythcon 32 Paper Call has been previously published on this list; check the archives if you missed this post.

Conference registration (until March 1, 2001) is $35 for Mythopoeic Society members and $45 for non-members. Membership for children aged 7-13 is $25. Conference room and board rates are available; please contact the Mythcon 32 registrar or visit our web site for details. Progress Report 1 is in the process of being bulk-mailed to registered attendees and to our conference mailing list. You can download a PDF copy of PR#1 from the Mythcon 32 web site, along with a registration form which can be printed and mailed.

Mythcon 32 information:
Bonnie Rauscher, Registrar





18 FWD: Mythcon 32 Paper Call
Joan Marie Verba
Sep 18, 2000

----- Forwarded Message Starts Here -----

PAPER CALL--the 32nd Annual Mythopoeic Conference (Mythcon XXXII)
Theme: Many Dimensions: Modern Supernatural Fiction
Clark Kerr Conference Center, Berkeley, California, August 3-6, 2001
http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/mythcon-32.htm

Scholar Guest of Honor: David Llewellyn Dodds
David Llewellyn Dodds is the editor of two books in Boydell and Brewer's "Arthurian Poets" series, one on Charles Williams and the other on John Masefield.

Author Guest of Honor: Peter S. Beagle
Peter S. Beagle, author of _The Last Unicorn_, _A Fine and Private Place_ and many other books, is considered among the finest of modern fantasy writers. He is a two-time Mythopoeic Fantasy Award winner, for _The Folk of the Air_ in 1987 and _Tamsin_ in 2000. Beagle was a guest of honor at Mythcon IV in 1974 and we are honored to welcome him back in 2001.

The Mythopoeic Society is an international literary and educationalorganization devoted to the study, discussion, and enjoyment of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and Charles Williams. It believes the study of these writers can lead to a greater understanding and appreciation of the literary, philosophical, and spiritual traditions which underlie their works, and can also engender an interest in the study of the genre of fantasy as a whole and the realm of myth and legend from which such authors derive their inspiration.

Papers dealing with the general conference theme are encouraged, as are those examining Charles Williams' role and influence in this genre. We also invite papers focusing on the work and interests of our Guest(s) of Honor, or on the other Inklings (especially Tolkien, Lewis). Papers on other fantasy authors and themes are also welcome. We are interested in papers from a variety of perspectives and disciplines.

Papers should be suitable for oral presentation within a time period of 20 to 45 minutes, leaving 10-15 minutes for questions. They should conform to the MLA Style Manual. Papers chosen for presentation at the conference will be considered for publication in _Mythlore_, the refereed journal of the Mythopoeic Society. Abstracts of papers should be sent to the Papers Coordinator at the following address (e-mail is acceptable) by April 30, 2001:

Edith L. Crowe, Clark Library
San Jose State University





17 2000 Mythopoeic Awards
Joan Marie Verba
Aug 26, 2000

The winners of the 2000 Mythopoeic Awards were announced on August 19th during the banquet at the 31st Mythopoeic Conference (Mythcon XXXI), held in Volcano, Hawai'i. The winners are:
http://www.mythsoc.org/awards/awards-2000.htm





16 FWD: Call for papers on Diana Wynne Jones
Joan Marie Verba
Aug 7, 2000





15 Masques of Amen House
Joan Marie Verba
Aug 4, 2000

Now available from the Mythopoeic Press: The Masques of Amen House by Charles Williams.
Charles Williams worked as an editor of the Oxford University Press (OUP), whose London offices were in a building called Amen House. In the 1920s, Williams wrote three short plays (masques) celebrating the work of the Press, two of which were performed by Williams and his co-workers for the entertainment of the OUP staff. The first play, The Masque of the Manuscript, traces the development of a manuscript to a published book; The Masque of Perusal deals with the sale of the book; in The Masque of the Termination of Copyright, the book is rediscovered and reprinted. These plays display Williams�s wit, charm, and sense of humor. Also included in The Masques of Amen House: Williams�s poems relating to the masques, selections from the music written by Hubert Foss for the stage productions, and extensive commentary by Bernadette Bosky and David Bratman about Williams and the masques.
To order: Each book is $14 plus shipping ($1.25 book rate, $2.75 first class). Make check payable to the Mythopoeic Society





14 FWD: Mythopoeic Award finalists
Joan Marie Verba
May 21, 2000

The finalists for the four 2000 Mythopoeic Awards have been selected by the committees, and include:

MYTHOPOEIC FANTASY AWARD (ADULT LITERATURE)
Peter S. Beagle, _Tamsin_ (Roc hc November 1999)
A. S. Byatt, _Elementals_ (Random House hc May 1999)
Lisa Goldstein, _Dark Cities Underground_ (Tor hc June 1999)
Peg Kerr, _The Wild Swans_ (Warner Aspect tp May 1999)
Yves Meynard, _The Book of Knights_ (Tor tp April 1999)

MYTHOPOEIC FANTASY AWARD (CHILDREN'S LITERATURE)
David Almond, _Skellig_ (Delacorte hc April 1999)
Franny Billingsley, _The Folk Keeper_ (Atheneum hc October 1999)
Tamora Pierce, "The Circle of Magic" series, consisting of: _Sandry's Book_ (Scholastic hc 1997, Point pb September 1999) _Tris' Book_ (Scholastic hc 1998, Point pb September1999) _Daja's Book_ (Scholastic hc October 1998, Point pb March 2000) _Briar's Book_ (Scholastic hc April 1999, Point pb March 2000)
J.K. Rowling, _Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban_ (Arthur A. Levine hc Sept 1999)
Cynthia Voigt, "Kingdom" series, consisting of: _Elske_ (Atheneum hc October 1999) _Jackaroo_ (MacMillan hc 1985, Point pb 1995) _On Fortune's Wheel_ (Econo-Clad Books hc Oct.1999, Aladdin pb Oct. 1999) _The Wings of a Falcon_ (Point pb 1995)

MYTHOPOEIC SCHOLARSHIP AWARD IN INKLINGS STUDIES
Lionel Adey, _C.S. Lewis: Writer, Dreamer & Mentor_ (Eerdmans, 1998)
Joseph Pearce, _Tolkien: Man and Myth - A Literary Life_ (Ignatius Press, 1998)
J.R.R. Tolkien (ed. Wayne G. Hammond & Christina Scull), _Farmer Giles of Ham_ (Houghton Mifflin, 1999)
J.R.R. Tolkien (ed. Wayne G. Hammond & Christina Scull), _Roverandom_ (Houghton Mifflin, 1998)

MYTHOPOEIC SCHOLARSHIP AWARD IN MYTH AND FANTASY STUDIES
Alan Lupack and Barbara Tepa Lupack, _King Arthur in America_ (Brewer, 1999)
Christine Poulson, _The Quest for the Grail: Arthurian Legend in British Art 1840-1920_ (Manchester University Press, dist. by St. Martin's Press, 1999)
Michael Riley, _Oz and Beyond: The Fantasy World of L. Frank Baum_ (University Press of Kansas, 1997)
Carole G. Silver, _Strange and Secret Peoples: Fairies and Victorian Consciousness_ (Oxford University Press hc, January 1999)
Jack Zipes, _When Dreams Come True : Classical Fairy Tales and Their Tradition_ (Routledge pb, December 1998)

The awards will be presented during the banquet at Mythcon 32, to be held in Volcano, Hawaii, August 18-21, 2000. For more information about the awards, please visit the Society's web page:
http://www.mythsoc.org/awards.htm





13 FWD: Mythcon Paper Call
Joan Marie Verba
Feb 22, 2000

Paper Call--the 31st Annual Mythopoeic Conference (Mythcon XXXI)
Theme: Myth and Legend of the Pacific
Kilauea Military Camp, Volcano, Island of Hawai'i, Hawai'i
August 18-21, 2000

Guest of Honor: Steven Goldsberry
Author of Maui the Demigod: An Epic Novel of Mythical Hawai'i
Associate Professor of English (Creative Writing), University of Hawai'i at Manoa

The Mythopoeic Society is an international literary and educational organization devoted to the study, discussion, and enjoyment of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and Charles Williams. It believes the study of these writers can lead to a greater understanding and appreciation of the literary, philosophical, and spiritual traditions which underlie their works, and can also engender an interest in the study of the genre of fantasy as a whole and the realm of myth and legend from which such authors derive their inspiration.

Papers dealing with the conference theme are encouraged. We also invite papers focusing on the work and interests of our Guest(s) of Honor, or on the Inklings (especially Tolkien, Lewis and Williams). Papers on other fantasy authors and themes are also welcome. Some that suggest themselves are island worlds; the Great Sea; sea journeys; symbolism of earth and fire. We are interested in papers from a variety of perspectives and disciplines.

Papers should be suitable for oral presentation within a time period of 20 to 45 minutes, leaving 10-15 minutes for questions. They should conform to the MLA Style Manual. Papers chosen for presentation at the conference will be considered for publication in Mythlore, the refereed journal of the Mythopoeic Society. Abstracts of papers should be sent to the Papers Coordinator at the following address by April 30, 2000:

Edith L. Crowe, Clark Library
San Jose State University





12 FWD: Mythlore 85, vol. 22.3
Joan Marie Verba
Feb 16, 2000

Subject: Mythlore 85, vol. 22.3

Mythlore is now in the hands of the printer. It will be in the mail within 2-3 weeks.

All submissions for publication should conform to The MLA Style Manual (New York: Modern Language Association, 1998). Article submissions normally should be 3000-9000 words; reviews of books should be 250-750 words. Submissions should be formatted as MicrosoftWord, WordPerfect, or plain ASCII/text files and submitted electronically via e-mail attachment. Authors unable to submit essays electronically should include a separate cover sheet with author identification. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted and unpublished materials. Essays not accepted for publication will be returned only if the author provides a self-addressed and stamped envelope. Authors may expect a decision regarding publication within three-to-six months. Submissions should be sent to:

Dr. Theodore James Sherman
Editor, Mythlore





11 Mythic Circle
Joan Marie Verba
Feb 11, 2000

Attention, Writers of Science Fiction and Fantasy!

_The_Mythic_Circle_ is on the lookout for original stories and poems.

What is The Mythic Circle? We are a small literary magazine published by the Mythopoeic Society, which celebrates the work of J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, and Charles Williams. These adventuresome writers saw themselves as continuators of a rich imaginative tradition, encompassing writers as different as Homer and H. G. Wells. For more information, check out our website:
http://www.mythsoc.org/

Works submitted on paper should be typed and double spaced and should include a stamped, self-addressed envelope for the return of manuscript. E-mail submissions are also encouraged and are likely to get a faster reply. Simultaneous submissions should be clearly identified as such.

It is the policy of the editors to respond individually to all submissions.

As a small publication, we can only reward our authors and illustrators with one complimentary copy of the issue in which the accepted work appears. All rights revert to the author on publication.

Mail submissions and Letters of Comment to:
Trent M. Walters





10 Fwd: 2000 Mythopoeic Awards
Joan Marie Verba
Dec 5, 1999

2000 Mythopoeic Awards
-----------------------
Members of the Mythopoeic Society are invited to join the committees which choose the Society's annual Fantasy and Scholarship Awards, and/or to nominate eligible books. Nominations (no more than five books for each award, please) and requests to serve on the selection committees should be sent by February 29, 2000 to the awards administrator:

Eleanor M. Farrell





9 The 31st Annual Mythopoeic Conference
Joan Marie Verba
Oct 17, 1999

Announcement: Mythcon XXXI
The 31st Annual Mythopoeic Conference

Dates: August 18-21, 2000
Location: Kilauea Military Camp
Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
Theme: Myth and Legend of the Pacific

The first Mythopoeic Conference in a year beginning with a "2" promises to be a unique event and a definite change of pace. Belying its name, our site-Kilauea Military Camp (KMC)-is a luxurious private resort located at the edge of Kilauea Crater adjacent to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii. (You can't get much closer to the Crack of Doom!) The local Society discussion group, Sammath Naur, invites everyone to help celebrate their 25th anniversary at a Mythcon focusing on Pacific Island mythology.

The conference site is accessible via Hilo airport, and some direct flights are available from the mainland to the island of Hawaii. Of course, we urge you all to spend time before or after Mythcon exploring the many beautiful locations and rich cultural heritage of the Hawaiian Islands. Specifics on room and board rates, travel suggestions, recommended background reading, and other pertinent information, as well as a call for papers, will be available shortly. Please check the Mythopoeic Society web site for updates and relevant links, such as the KMC web site.

Registration
Conference registration is $35 until November 30th, and will increase after that date. Please make checks out to Mythcon 31 and send to:
Eleanor M. Farrell, Treasurer
Mythcon 31





8 Mythopoeic Society Web Site becomes Amazon.com Associate
Joan Marie Verba
Oct 17, 1999

Mythopoeic Society Web Site becomes Amazon.com Associate

The Society's Council of Stewards recently approved a decision to explore the web site's participation with on-line booksellers, and we have set up as an Amazon.com Associate. (This seller was chosen first because Amazon.com carries the two Mythopoeic Press titles, and we have set up individual links to these books.) Please support the Society by making purchases from Amazon.com through our links!

Our hope is to bring in a little indirect cash from our own publications and members, and perhaps expand to include links from Mythopoeic Award winners and other outstanding fantasy books. We'd be happy to receive feedback -- pro or con -- on this and related matters; please contact the web administrator, Eleanor Farrell with suggestions.

Mythopoeic Society web site: http://www.mythsoc.org





7 Fwd: "TILL WE HAVE FACES" ON STAGE
Joan Marie Verba
Jul 2, 1999

LAMB'S PLAYERS THEATRE TO PRESENT THE PREMIERE OF C.S. LEWIS'S TILL WE HAVE FACES
AUGUST 13 to SEPTEMBER 19, 1999

Lamb's Players Theatre is pleased to announce the premiere of TILL WE HAVE FACES, a riveting new stage adaptation of the novel by C.S. Lewis.

First presented by Lamb's Players as a workshop production at the C.S. Lewis Centennial Celebration in Cambridge, England last summer, TILL WE HAVE FACES received an overwhelming response. That encouraged Lamb's Players to mount it as a full production in its 1999 Season.

Though perhaps his most overlooked book, TILL WE HAVE FACES was Lewis own personal favorite. As literature it has its own unique style: part myth, part mystery, part biographical novel.

Using the Greek myth of the encounter between the god Cupid and the beautiful girl Psyche, Lewis explores issues of power, beauty, spiritual experience and the self-centeredness of human love. His central character, Orual -Psyche's older sister- is one of the most fascinating and layered women in literature.

The Lamb's Players stage adaptation uses a cast of 12 and a vivid and physical theatricality to bring this haunting tale to life.

TILL WE HAVE FACES was developed under the direction of Artistic Director, Robert Smyth. Costume Design by Jeanne Reith, with Scenic Design by Michael Buckley, Light Design by Nathan Peirson and original music by Deborah Gilmour Smyth.

C.S. Lewis, one of the 20th Century s best selling authors, was on the faculty of Oxford University for thirty year. Repeatedly passed over for professorship at Oxford he went on instead to the chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge.

As an author he tackled a range of subjects and styles from poetry, science fiction, autobiography, children s books, theology and cultural studies,

In 1936 The Allegory of Love was published. Today it remains a respected textbook on Medieval Literature. During the war his book The Screwtape Letters was a popular hit. Today he is probably best know for his children s series The Chronicles of Narnia.

TILL WE HAVE FACES was published in 1956. Lewis had carried the idea around for decades. He first envisioned it as an epic poem or a mask play. It was the story ideas and theatrical possibilities that attracted Lamb's Players to an adaptation.

Celebrating its 28th year, Lamb's Players is San Diego s third largest theatre company and maintains the regions only year round acting company. The company's beautiful resident theatre located in the historic Spreckels Building in the charming seaside community of Coronado.

It also mounts productions throughout the year at the Lyceum Theatre in Horton Plaza, The California Center for the Arts, Escondido, the Playhouse On Plaza in National City and each December at the Hotel del Coronado.

In addition, Lamb s Players Educational Outreach is the largest in the county, impacting over 60,000 students each year.

FIND OUT MORE! Visit us at http://www.lambsplayers.org





6 Fwd: News from Bree #3
Joan Marie Verba
Jun 12, 1999

Subject: News from Bree #3
If you have not previously received News From Bree #1 and #2, and would like to (information is mostly not repeated here), contact me and request a posting of these.

1. CORRECTION on extra nights lodging. "News from Bree" #2 stated that additional nights lodging were available at $20 per night (single, or $15/night/person, double), but there is no meal package (or meals on-"campus" available. This is correct. However, contrary to what I wrote in that posting, ONLY Thursday night and Monday night are available. The previous Wednesday is NOT available--we had misunderstood the conference center people when we had reported that.

2. I have recently posted more information about the Cousins Center site, and a list of accepted programs/papers, originally from Jan Bogstad, our Papers chair and programming co-chair (with David Emerson). These notes (as well as a few others) can be found from links on our Bree Moot 4/Mythcon XXX web-page (http://www.tc.umn.edu/nlhome/m391/d-lena/BreeMoot.html). If you do not have easy access to an internet connection and web-browser, I can e-mail (or even snail mail) a copy of any of these files to you. Contact me to request them. Some of this information should be in the Progress Report #2, which should be in the mail from Matt Fisher by the end of June--at the latest, via first class mail. As of this mailing, the list of conference members is several weeks out of date. I hope to update that list early next week.

3. DEADLINES: After discussions with the Cousins Center folks, we are able to extend the board & room package deadline to the end of June. That's June 30. Please try to see that we've received your room & board money by this date. If you're putting the money in the mail on June 30, contact us by phone or e-mail to let us know. If you're suddenly interested in room and/or board AFTER this date, please contact us by e-mail or telephone to ask first. Registrar Jo Ann Johnson would like to remind members that the board and room components ARE separable this year, and the meal plan is available for $115. We thought at one time that we might be able to separate this plan further by meal, but that is not possible for the Cousins Center staff. We had reported that we might be able to at least further divide the meal plan by day, aside from the separately available Sunday evening banquet ($30). This turns out to be much more complicated than it seemed, as our price is based upon certain estimated numbers and group discounts. IF you are going to be at the conference only for one day, please contact us about a possible day rate, and we will try to make an adjustment for you. Please make any special requests as far in advance as possible. After June 30 it will be difficult to make any changes. Note that if you will not have a car at the conference, meal options away from the Cousins Center are limited and several blocks away.

IF you have special dietary requests, such as for a vegetarian or vegan diet, please be sure to inform us by June 20, and be as specific as possible.

Papers & other program item deadline. When the committee last met, I expected to have this notice out very shortly after we had returned from Wiscon, and to include the list of papers accepted by Jan. Although even that would've included only a few days time to get additional paper proposals in, we were announcing that the final deadline for paper proposals would be extended to June 10, as there was still room in the program. I regret that I haven't been able to send this notice until now. David Emerson was a bit more flexible on other program proposals, able to accept proposals at least until June 15, and possibly later, but it's important to contact him as soon as possible, also. If you're proposing a panel, it might be wise to also suggest some members and take responsibility for contacting some of your proposed panelists and ask if they'd be willing/interested. Let David know.

I think that there may have been one or two paper proposals about which I had heard from members but which did NOT appear on Jan's list. If you think you sent a proposal but did not receive a response from Jan, and/or your paper does NOT appear on the list on the web-page (see note 2, above), try to contact her immediately. Jan will be out of the country for much of the time between mid-June and the conference at the end of July, so she may not be able to process more requests, even if there would have been room. You may wish to copy any such inquiry to Programming co-chair David Emerson, as he will be working on programming and might still be able to accept some proposals for some time yet in June, or he may have a more recent list from Jan--although perhaps he is only working on non-paper proposals (such as panel or other kinds of presentations. Only some of these are listed in Jan's list). Also, David will be handling the scheduling of programs for Mythcon/Bree Moot, so if you have particular needs in this regard, you may wish to contact him for any sort of program/paper (for instance, if you haven't told us that you will have to give your paper on Saturday, because you aren't arriving until late Friday and have to be leaving on Sunday--or whatever).

David Lenander





5 Fwd: News from Bree #2
Joan Marie Verba
May 27, 1999

Greetings.
1. This is the second of several planned periodic updates on developing plans for Bree Moot 4/Mythcon XXX. (A fantasy literature conference emphasizing J.R.R. Tolkien studies July 30-August 2, 1999, in Milwaukee). If you don't want to receive e-mailings like this one, please let me know so I can remove your name from the list. This memo is mostly going to people we're expecting to attend the conference. If you have not joined the conference, you may also wish to confirm by return e-mail that you'd like to continue receiving these e-mailings. And visit our web-site if you have a chance, at http://www.tc.umn.edu/nlhome/m391/d-lena/BreeMoot.html

2. Please let us know what other questions you have, which we can address in another memo like this one, or in Progress Report #2, or in a personal response. Matt Fisher expect to mail Progress Report #2 after June 15. And let us know if you did NOT receive Progress Report #1 or News from Bree #1.

3. Changes in pricing and board and room packages. We have resolved the confusion over the price of membership of the conference, which had been advertised at two different rates after April 4. As of May 1st and after, our rate for membership is $50 until July 15. If received after July 15 or at the door, the rate rises to $60. There will be single-day rates, as well, which together will total no less than $60. If you sent in membership at the $55 rate, we will refund $5 at the door.
Unlike many past Mythcons, the board and room packages are separable, as follows: The entire board package (meals only) can be had for $115--once again, this covers meals from Friday evening (supper/dinner) through Monday morning (breakfast), and includes the Sunday evening banquet. We are investigating the possibility of separate days meals being available: Saturday-only meals, for example. (If available, it would only be whole days per the site manager--individual meals CANNOT be purchased separately). EXCEPTION: we are planning a separately available Sunday banquet. You may purchase the Sunday banquet--only--for $30.
We do have some room-only additional evenings available: For $20 per night you may stay in the "dorm" rooms the Wednesday and/or Thursday and/or Monday evenings (IF you have a room-mate for these evenings, you can plan on $15 per person, maximum of two persons per room). At this point it appears that meals will not be available during these evenings. We will be providing a list of nearby meal sources. For stays extending even longer, apparently we can accommodate even earlier arrivals, but stays beyond Tuesday will not be possible. Please contact us with specifics, and allow time for us to pursue further inquiries.

4. Deadlines. The board and room package deadline was announced as June 1. We think that the deadline will be extended, and we have plenty of available space as of now. We should know more after Memorial Day. July 15 is the firm deadline for advance registration for the conference, after that date membership will be $60. We may still process registrations received after that date (allowing pre-printing of badges for instance) which might save you some time at the door, but we will consider late registrations at-the-door, and collect any difference between the enclosed amount and $60. I am unsure about a deadline for program proposals, but it must be fast approaching. Contact David E or Jan B if you have a paper or panel to propose!

5. Members of the conference committee & e-mail contacts:
Richard West is the chairperson,
Greg Rihn is the co-chair and Milwaukee coordinator,
Jan Bogstad is the papers chair, contact her at
Jo Ann Johnson is registrar, contact via David Lenander at
David Emerson is programs co-chair,
Matt Fisher is editing the Progress Reports:
Phil Kaveny is Dealers Tables coordinator,
Charles Elston, curator of the Tolkien collection,
Joan Verba is acting Secretary for Mythopoeic Conferences,
Other members of the committee include: Douglas A. Anderson, Eleanor Arnason, David Bratman, Sue Dawe, Michael Du Charme (film program), Michael Foster, David Hoose, John Houghton, S. Gary Hunnewell, Sylvia Hunnewell, Jan Long (Secretary), Jeff Long (Treasurer), Nancy Martsch (Beyond Bree editor), Georgie L.Schnobrich, Marion Van Loo, Mike Zielinski

6. I hope to send out a notice listing accepted papers and programs next time. In the meantime, please contact Jan Bogstad or David Emerson with any proposals.

7. Ann Wilson will be unable to attend the conference. Please contact me if you would be interested in purchasing her membership at the $35 rate (her membership was purchased at last year s Mythcon memberships are transferrable but not refundable).

8. Several of the Mythmoot committee members will be attending SF conventions in the upper midwest over the next couple of months. If you'll be at one of these conventions, you could certainly talk to one of us in person about Mythmoot developments. I know that there will be members at Wiscon in Madison this weekend, and hopefully at CONvergence in the twin cities, Minnesota. We may even hold committee meetings there. Let me know if you'll be at any of these!

9. Can you help us publicize Bree Moot 4/Mythcon XXX? Especially with our proposal coming together so late last year, and with our committee scattered over three metro areas our publicity has been scattershot. If you'd be willing to put out flyers at a conference or convention, or in a local bookstore, or post a flyer on a bulletin board, or send a press release to your local paper, particularly in the upper midwest, please let me know. You could also forward addresses of bookstores that might put out our literature (as opposed to tossing out our flyers with the junk mail) or newspapers or other publications that might run our conference information as a public service announcement. If you know someone who might be interested, send me an address for mailing one of our flyers. (Or better yet, tell your friend about Mythmoot!)

David Lenander





4 Fwd: Bree Moot 4/Mythcon 30
Joan Marie Verba
Apr 29, 1999

I don't think I've noticed anyone posting that the deadlines for Bree Moot/Mythcon paper proposals and advance registration rates were extended (and once again at hand with the end of April). The conference is focusing particularly on Tolkien this year, but the usual topics of Inklings-related or general and contemporary fantasy stories and writers (as in the Mythopoeic Awards) remain welcome and there will also be a particular focus on some of the writers championed by scholar/editor guest of honor Douglas A. Anderson (such as Kenneth Morris).

Paper proposals should go to Jan Bogstad, U of WI-Eau Claire
Advance registrations go to Jo Ann Johnson
there is a registration form and some additional information on the web-page, see my sig file below.

On a personal note, I'm looking for papers or people who've written or worked on the works of P.C. Hodgell, as well as other Minnesota & Wisconsin area fantasy writers, including Eleanor Arnason, Caroline Stevermer, Peg Kerr, Ruth Berman, Phyllis Karr, Elizabeth Kindt McKenzie, and most of the Scribblies, incl. Pat Wrede, Pam Dean, Emma Bull, Kara Dalkey who've been the subjects of Mythopoeic Society & University of Wisconsin (Madison) Tolkien Society discussions for a panel or other program at Mythcon/Bree Moot. Please reply with any suggestions of people I might contact or citations I might have missed, thanks.

David Lenander





3 Looking for a Few Good Stewards
Joan Marie Verba
Apr 2, 1999

Looking for a Few Good Stewards

Members of the Mythopoeic Society will be electing the Council of Stewards to new three-year terms in the fall of 1999. While all of these positions are open to members at every election, the Council is conducting its most active search ever for capable volunteers because four incumbents are not seeking re-election. Their positions are: Secretary for Mythopoeic Conferences, Editor of Mythlore, Membership Secretary, and Secretary for Discussion Groups.

Composition of the Council: There are 11 Stewards on the Council, including the Founder, Glen GoodKnight (who is remaining on the Council, but is resigning as editor of Mythlore.) Here is a brief description of the other 10 positions.

Corresponding Secretary: Handles e-mail and postal correspondence; publishes the Steward's Forum monthly; maintains contact with Board of Advisors.

Editor of Mythic Circle: Responsible for editing and publishing of Mythic Circle.

Editor of Mythlore: Responsible for editing and publishing of Mythlore.

Editor of Mythprint: Responsible for editing and publishing of Mythprint.
Manager of the Orders Department: Maintains the Society's stock of back issues and sales items. Maintains a transaction log and document file relative to all membership, subscription, and sale records. Mails out current issues, back orders, and merchandise as required. Manages the Society dealer's table at Mythcon. Invoices institutional subscribers as needed and services delivery complaints. Updates membership and subscriber information to the periodical data compilers. Deposits checks and posts records to Treasurer.

Membership Secretary: Keeps membership records; Maintains the Society database; Publishes the membership directory.

Recording Secretary: Keeps minutes of Stewards' meetings; coordinates elections

Secretary for Discussion Groups: Facilitates formation of discussion groups; assists discussion groups with questions or concerns; forwards a calendar of discussion groups to Mythprint.

Secretary for the Mythopoeic Press: Responsible for acquisition, production, sales, and marketing of Mythopoeic Press publications. With the editorial board, selects items for publication. Secures rights. Handles publishing, publicity and distribution.

Secretary for Mythopoeic Conferences: Responsible for Mythcons. Primary tasks involve contacting groups interested in running a Mythcon and keeping in touch with groups planning future Mythcons. Advises Mythcon committees.

Treasurer: Keeps the Society's books; prepares the annual budget; reports to the Council of Stewards, Society membership, and government agencies as needed. Coordinates bank accounts. Oversees collection and distribution of Society funds.

How to Volunteer: The Council intends to recommend a slate of nominees at its May 22nd meeting. If you would like to communicate your interest in any position to the Council, contact the Chair, Edith Crowe. Also, anyone wanting more information on any position is welcome to contact Edith who will forward the inquiry to the incumbent.

In addition to the slate put together by the Council of Stewards, members may also be nominated by submitting a petition with the 20 necessary signatures (5% of current members) to Mike Glyer by August 16. Watch the Mythopoeic Society web site and the announcements electronic mailing list for further details. This is an uncommon opportunity for those of you concerned about the future of the Society to take a hand in directing that future. Please consider joining the Council and help us move our unique organization into a new millenium.





2 Fwd: News from Bree
Joan Marie Verba
Apr 1, 1999

Greetings.

1. This is the first of several planned periodic updates on developing plans for Bree Moot 4/Mythcon XXX. (A fantasy literature conference emphasizing J.R.R. Tolkien studies July 30-August 2, 1999, in Milwaukee). If you don't want to receive e-mailings like this one, please let me know that I should definitely remove your name from the list. This is a long memo, and I'd guess that future memos will be shorter. I'd originally planned monthly updates, but as we get closer to Mythcon, I might issue one every couple of weeks. There may also be an almost immediate follow-up to this one, within a week, as this memo may bring forth some additional information and/or possible corrections. If you have not joined the conference, you may also wish to confirm by return e-mail that you'd like to continue receiving these e-mailings. And visit our web-site if you have a chance, at http://www.tc.umn.edu/nlhome/m391/d-lena/BreeMoot.html

2. If you'd like even more discussion of "Mythmoot" (the committee employs this shorthand expression, why not here?), you might be able to engage in some online discussion in the Mythopoeic Society's new electronic mailing list. There's no requirement for joining beyond interest in the subject. For complete information, contact Joan Verba, the list administrator.

If you'd like just the most important announcements from Mythmoot (along with--possibly--some other Mythopoeic Society announcements) you could elect to join the Mythopoeic Society announcements list, which has little traffic, and would probably be shorter postings than these News from Bree postings. Joan Verba also administers that.

3. Hopefully, by now, the Bree Moot 4/Mythcon XXX Progress Report 1 should have reached everyone concerned, including at least all U.S. members of the conference. Thanks to editor Matt Fisher and production editor Anne Osborn for sending these. I can e-mail or print out the information for anyone who hasn't received her/his copy. There is also our web-site, where all of the pertinent information should be available, and where I ve posted the text for PR#1 as received via e-mail from Matt. I will also try to at least excerpt information from this posting for placement on the web-site, as well. I'm not sure what exactly will be in Progress Report 2, but that will go to far fewer people, the members of the conference, plus, I suppose, people who've not yet joined but have indicated interest in attending. If you have questions you'd like answered, let us know what they are and we'll try to include them in PR#2 (hopefully we can respond to your question more immediately, as well). I noticed two apparent errors in PR1. Jo Ann Johnson is the Registrar, not me (David Lenander), and so far as my records, the web-site and some publicity indicate, the conference membership rate goes up to $55 after April 4, not $50. I m asking the committee to reconsider this situation, as out publicity in PR #1 has gone out a couple of months later than originally planned, due to confusion about the board & room rates at the conference center. Ask if you're not sure what to send and on behalf of the registrar, we will accept later payments at the $45 rate at least until April 15 from anyone who contacts us and explains that they ve only just received word about the conference. Matt Fisher will be editing PR2 as well.

4. Deadlines. The most immediate deadline is April 1, the deadline for paper proposals to Papers Chair Jan Bogstad. As we understand that our program is not full, I expect that additional proposals will be considered after that date, probably at least through the end of April, but that will be dependant upon space available in the program. So, even if you're only thinking vaguely about a possible paper, you might want to write to Jan and let her know your ideas, immediately, so that she may have an opportunity to advise you as to whether the proposal could fit well into the developing program, or possibly give you some advice on shaping your proposal for Mythcon/Bree Moot.

As mentioned above, the next deadline for membership rate is April 4, after which the membership rate rises from the current $45 to $55. Note the two cautions in point 3, particularly that we ll be accepting the $45 rate through April 15.

The board and room package deadline is June 1. Again, this might be available after that date, or a somewhat more expensive package might be available, but we have plenty of available space until that date.

July 15 is the firm deadline for advance registration for the conference, after that date membership will be $60. We may still process registrations received after that date (allowing pre-printing of badges for instance) which might save you some time at the door, but we will consider late registrations at-the-door, and collect any difference between the enclosed amount and $60.

5. Members of the conference committee & e-mail contacts: Richard West is the chairperson,
Greg Rihn is the co-chair and Milwaukee coordinator,
Jan Bogstad is the papers chair,
Jo Ann Johnson is registrar,
David Emerson is programs co-chair,
Matt Fisher is editing the Progress Reports:
Phil Kaveny is Dealers Tables coordinator,
Charles Elston, curator of the Tolkien collection,
Joan Verba is acting Secretary for Mythopoeic Conferences,
Other members of the committee include: Douglas A. Anderson, Eleanor Arnason, David Bratman, Sue Dawe, Michael Du Charme (film program), Michael Foster, David Hoose, John Houghton, S. Gary Hunnewell, Sylvia Hunnewell, Jan Long (Secretary), Jeff Long (Treasurer), Nancy Martsch (Beyond Bree editor), Georgie L.Schnobrich, Marion Van Loo, Mike Zielinski

6. David Emerson would like to hear about any non-paper program proposals. He particularly invites inquiries from any conference members who play musical instruments for some ideas he has. We're wide open on different program items. Past conferences have included panel discussions, group book discussions (sometimes hosted by members of the various Mythopoeic Society discussion groups), dramatic presentations, including everything from full-dress musicals to dramatic readings to puppet shows (even if Tolkien didn't believe in bringing fantasy to the stage!), costume and writing workshops, other kinds of performances, filk-singing, slide presentations, videos, living chess games, etc. The bulk of the program is usually a combination of formal papers and panel-style discussions, but we don't rule out anything in advance!

For instance, I'd like to have a panel presentation of papers or discussion of upper-Midwest fantasy writers, for example, such writers as P.C. Hodgell, Eleanor Arnason, Caroline Stevermer, Patricia C. Wrede, Phyllis Karr, or Peg Kerr. I'd like to have a demonstration/discussion of fantasy/mythopoeic content in WorldWideWeb sites. I'd like to have a panel discussion of animal fantasy/beast fable, including children's books but not so limited. Send your ideas to David E, and I'll try to report more next month.

Richard West notes that 1999 is the 50th anniversary of the publication of Farmer Giles of Ham and the 100th anniversary of the birth of Nevill Coghill (one of the Inklings). We hope to do something in honor of both anniversaries at the MythMoot. Obviously, any paper or program proposals on either topic would be especially welcome.

7. Registrar notes. We've been gradually receiving questions for the registrar, about accommodations, directions to the convention site (the Archbishop Cousins Conference Center in Milwaukee). We hope to include much of this sort of information, including directions to the site and probably a map in future Progress Reports. But we'll probably overlook the most important question you have if you don't send it to us now. Send these queries to me for forwarding to Jo Ann Johnson.

8. Several of the Mythmoot committee members will be attending SF conventions in the upper midwest over the next couple of months. If you'll be at one of these conventions, you could certainly talk to one of us in person about Mythmoot developments. I know that there will be members at Minicon (April 2-4) and CONvergence in the twin cities, Minnesota, hopefully (?) X-Con in Milwaukee, and Wiscon in Madison. WE may even hold committee meetings there. Let me know if you'll be at any of these!

9. Can you help us publicize Bree Moot 4/Mythcon XXX? Especially with our proposal coming together so late last year, and with our committee scattered over three metro areas (we've referred to it as 3M: Madison, Milwaukee and Minneapolis (or Minnesota, as some of us Minnesotans live in St. Paul!) our publicity has been scattershot. If you'd be willing to put out flyers at a conference or convention, or in a local bookstore, or post a flyer on a bulletin board, or send a press release to your local paper, particularly in the upper midwest, please let me know. You could also forward addresses of bookstores that might put out our literature (as opposed to tossing out our flyers with the junk mail) or newspapers or other publications that might run our conference information as a public service announcement. If you know someone who might be interested, send me an address for mailing one of our flyers. (Or better yet, tell your friend about Mythmoot!)

10. As yet, we've heard of no firm bid for Mythcon or Bree Moot in the year 2000. If you're interested, or might, possibly, be persuaded to work on one of these conferences, contact Joan Verba, Acting Secretary for Mythopoeic Conferences, or Nancy Martsch, editor of Beyond Bree.

11. Official announcements are being prepared, but there will be several openings on the Mythopoeic Society Council of Stewards as several Stewards have either already stepped down or do not plan to run for re-election. If you might be interested in working on keeping the Society going, start thinking about what you'd like to do or see happen. Areas to focus on: Publicity, discussion and special interest groups, membership services, Mythlore, and future Mythopoeic conferences and the Fantasy and Scholarship Awards. With such a large turnover, the opportunities are wide-open. This will be a topic for discussion at the Mythcon Members' Meeting.

David Lenander





1 Forodrim jubilee and Northern Tolkien Festival
Joan Marie Verba
Feb 25, 1999

Below is an official invitation from the Forodrim to the Mythopoeic Society.
We are aware that this is coming late, less than two months before the day when the price goes up. But if people who think of coming only let us know before then, they can enjoy the lower price even if they pay it later, for instance when they arrive. Will you send the invitation on to the Mythopoeic Society announcement list, so that it reaches members as quick as possible?

Chivalrous greetings, Beregond, Anders Stenstrom

The year is drawing near when the Forodrim will have been active for three enneads, reaffirming the glory and grandeur of the ancient Middle-earth in a paled world.
We intend to appropriately celebrate this memorial: when we march through the Gates of next Summer a feast begins that will last for four days and three nights.
Therefore the North-people - its Grand Council, Knighthood and Commoners - invites you all, dear kinsfolk, to attend the Twentyseven-year jubilee of the Forodrim, L tess 26-29 XXVIII (May 13-16 1999). Our jubilee also has the honour to constitute the Northern Tolkien Festival '99, and we hope for many guests from far away. There will be entertainment, an Arda-symposium, good food, dance, competitions, and an auction.
The entire festivity will aim at recreating some of the splendour of R menna of yore, and N menor will be the theme of the Arda-symposium at the festival. Welcome!

The festival will begin May 13 in the morning, so you should be in Stockholm on the Wednesday, May 12. The first meal will be a picnic; if you do not bring your own food, you can get it from us if you tell us in advance.
The main part of the festival will be on the island Blid outside Stockholm, and costs today 755 crowns (about 56, $ 95) if you want all we offer (see below for the alternatives). One can go to the island by bus or car, but we hope to arrange a boat for our guests, at a price to be announced later.
A participant that is under 18 years of age, needs a legal guardian's written consent, and an adult fellow-guest taking responsibility.
Let us know how many nights before and after the festival you wish to stay in Stockholm, and we will lodge you for free. On the Sunday, there will be a sightseeing tour in Stockholm for you.
At the festival there will be an inn, where food can be bought, though it will be shut during the Thursday barbecue and the Saturday banquet. There will be no kitchen place for cooking your own food.
If you go to Stockholm by car and have one or more empty places, it is also a good idea to tell us; we may know who wants a ride.
Write and tell us if you have something to present at the symposium, and likewise if you have anything for the arts & crafts competition, or if you plan to bring anything to be sold at the auction.
A society that wants to make an embassy to the Forodrim at the jubilee should contact us at least two weeks before.
A group of guests may of course send their payment together.
Further information will turn up on http://www.algonet.se/~arador/ntf/ntf99en.html, and will be sent later this spring to those who have registered. If you have any questions now, send e-mail or a letter to
The person in charge of the celebration:
Xera, Sara Vikstr m Norrthon

Contact person of the Northern Tolkien festival
Beregond, Anders Stenstrom

Registration form for the 27-year Jubilee of the Forodrim

Middle-earth name:
Society:
Name else:
Adress:
Telephone:
E-mail:

I register for (amounts in Swedish crowns):
Being there
_ Thursday, 125:-
_ Friday, 150:-
_ Saturday, 175:-
(Sunday is free)
Breakfasts
_ Breakfast Friday, 15:-
_ Breakfast Saturday, 15:-
_ Breakfast Sunday, 15:-
Main meals
_ Barbecue Thursday, 50:-
_ Buffet dinner Friday, 85:-
_ Banquet Saturday, 125:-

_ All of the above, 755:-

Sleeping quarters at the festival (the number of beds is limited)
_ I have to sleep indoors in a bed because:
_ I want to sleep indoors, the floor is OK
_ I want to sleep in a pavilion/tent

_ I have a pavilion
_ I have a tent
_ I am willing to lend it, or
_ share it with some other(s). Number of places:

Other wishes or comments concerning sleeping quarters:

Other
_ I want to go by boat to Blid and will pay the price, if it does not exceed:
_ I want a sale table, contact me!
_ I will probably take a bus back on the Sunday (we need to forewarn the bus company)
_ I am a vegetarian
_ I have the following food allergies:
_ I have other allergies/diseases you ought to know:
Other wishes or comments:

Send this form to the Forodrim, Agnegatan 45, S-112 29 Stockholm, SWEDEN. Pay in Swedish crowns to the Swedish postal giro account 57 95 09 - 1 "Forodrim", or by international cheque or money order payable to "Tolkien-s llskapet Forodrim". (If you want to pay in instalments, contact Beregond.)
After April 10, the prices will be raised with a third. Guests who are not members of a Tolkien society are admitted only if space allows, and at prices that are a quarter higher.






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