News, Reviews, and Social Media
by Lynn Maudlin
Christopher Tolkien, J.R.R. Tolkien's son and literary executor, has died (apparently January 15th in the night). He was the last living member of The Inklings and provided us with a glimpse into Tolkien's creative process, making sense of the vast number of papers and partial documents and revisions of the body of work his father left behind when he died in 1973. The Silmarillion and the many History of Middle-earth volumes would not have been published without Christopher's labor - or, if they were, certainly not in any form that his father could have approved.
Christopher was the Scholar Guest of Honor for Mythcon 18 and all of us privileged to be in attendance back in 1987 remember him with great fondness. Look for remembrances in upcoming Society publications.
Let us also remind you that Mythcon 51 will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Registration is open; join now while the membership rates are low.
Archive of The Horn of Rohan (MythSoc blog, 2010-2012)
Announcements ListWe encourage all members of the Mythopoeic Society to subscribe to our "news blog," the Horn of Rohan Redux, where this link will take you. There is no discussion or interaction, just updates and information posted from time to time. It is the fastest way for us to get the word out to Society members but you must sign up for it to work.
We have put an unformatted archive of the retired MythAnn ("Mythopoeic Announcements") group here, for historic purposes.
Social MediaMany Mythopoeic Society members are active on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, a MythSoc Discussion Group (now hosted at Groups.io), and the Society has a presence on various social media sites; we invite you to "like" us or "follow" us or, in the case of the Facebook MythSoc group, ask to join - but please remember, being a part of the general-interest group on Facebook doesn't make you a member of the Mythopoeic Society - you must join the Society in order to actually be a member of the Society!
You can also connect with many of your fellow mythies via Goodreads, for instance, the Mythcon 43 Reading Group, or see some Mythopoeic photos in the MythSoc group on Flickr.
You can also help the Society fund its activities, including the “Starving Scholars Fund”, formally renamed the Glen GoodKnight Memorial Scholarship Fund, when you shop at Amazon, by following a link from our website.
Other Web ResourcesPlease see our page of other Inklings- and mythopoeic-related resources on the web.
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