Mythcon 37 - August 4-7, 2006

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Mythcon 37
The Map & The Territory:
Maps and Landscapes in Fantasy

University of Oklahoma
Norman, Oklahoma
August 4-7, 2006

The Map & The Territory: Maps and Landscapes in Fantasy

What role do maps and landscapes play in fantasy? Is drawing the map necessarily an early part of the subcreative process? How do fantasists go about creating the worlds in which their stories take place? Sometimes it's said that the landscape is a character in the story—what does this mean? Sometimes maps play an important role in the story itself. Maps also provide an opportunity for "other minds and hands" to fill in the blanks left in an author's subcreated world. Native American characters frequently appear in fantastic fiction—how are they portrayed, and what role(s) do they play? Consider fantasies based on native myths and legends and/or fantasy written by Native American authors…what sources and philosophies do they bring to the field of fantasy?


Guests of Honor

Lois McMaster Bujold, Author


Amy H. Sturgis, Scholar

Call for Papers

View or Download Call for Papers (PDF)

Progress Report & Call for Papers, etc.


Thurman J. White Forum Building

Housing and Meals

The Sooner Hotel & Suites (standard hotel rooms and two-bedroom cottages) The Sooner Hotel and Suites offers a number of helpful services and amenities. Each room contains a mini-refrigerator, microwave, and cable TV with free HBO and a VCR. The Sooner Hotel and Suites also provides a complete line of services to cater to your every need. These services include:



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Campus Amenities

While you’re on campus, be sure to see: Maps and brochures are available for self-guiding walking tours of the campus, with a focus on our wonderful sculptures, architecture, and gardens.

Local Points of Interest

There's plenty to do in Norman, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Dallas/Fort Worth, and along Route 66 for those who want to make a vacation of it. Try these sites:


Will Rogers International Airport in Oklahoma City Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport or Dallas Love Field


Norman: Will Rogers Airport: Dallas airports:

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