Mythcon 48 - July 28 - 31, 2017

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Mythcon 48
All That Is Gold
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
July 28 - 31, 2017

Mythcon 48 Registration
Call For Papers

The Mythopoeic Society is launching into a series of 50th anniversaries: the founding of the Society in 2017; the initial solicitation of articles for Mythlore in 2018; and of our Mythopoeic conferences in 2019. For the fiftieth anniversary of our Society, we are relating to gold - all that is gold!

Guests of Honor

William Fliss, Archivist at the Marquette University Special Collections and Archives
Laura Schmidt, Archivist at the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College


Gold in fantasy:
Greed for gold: Tolkien's dwarves and gold lust, economic systems in fantasy and fantasy gaming
Gold as a color: color symbolism in fantasy and heraldry
Gold as an element: gold and other fantastic elements and materials like mithril, octarine, meteorite metal, unobtanium, or the list of semi-precious gems in Tolkien's "Errantry"...
The Golden Age: in fantasy and myth, of fantasy as a genre

Digging for Gold in the Archives:
Primary and secondary materials about the Inklings and other fantasy authors in the archives at Marquette University, the Wade Center, Oxford University, and other locations
Fan material and society archives
Materials in collections at the University of Illinois, especially the Center for Children’s Books
Archives, libraries, writing, and research IN fantasy

Mythcon 48 will be held in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
July 28 - 31, 2017

Location details, room and board packages and options, and our first progress report will be forthcoming VERY soon.

In the meantime, registration is open and here's a podcast interview with Melody Green, Mythcon 48 chair, talking about Tolkien and C.S. Lewis and the theme of sacrifice in children's literature. The interview was done shortly before the Tolkien conference in fall of 2016 - enjoy!

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