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possibly podcasting 45?

podcasts of panels, etc. would be nice to see/listen to. i'm particularly interested in the panel on fantasy and faith.

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SofaCON 2013

Join the crew of the Hugo Award winning StarShipSofa, their special guests, and friends from all over the world as a new tradition begins: SofaCON, An Online International Science Fiction Convention. This live, history-making event will focus on those who are creators, scholars, and fans of the best of speculative fiction. Over the years StarShipSofa has brought together a global community of science fiction lovers; it’s time for old and new Sofanauts alike to meet in a real-time, interactive virtual venue to celebrate the genre they love.

Meet stellar authors. Watch exclusive interviews and lectures. Ask questions and offer comments. Enjoy the SF convention experience from the comfort of your home. Don’t miss this inaugural event!

Tickets and the schedule of events are available now at sofacon.org.

Mythsoc publication news?

Since I'm not signed up for forums and don't receive announcements, this LJ post is to ask for news regarding Mythopoeic Society publications. Have been to the site but can't find what I'm looking for there. Also, I don't think the monthly bulletin has been received here since December.
Our originally booked scholar Guest of Honor, Dr. Christopher Mitchell, had to bow out because he will be moving from Wheaton, Illinois, to Southern California over summer 2013. Happily and very fortunately, Douglas A. Anderson, author of The Annotated Hobbit, Tales Before Tolkien, and many other works, has kindly agreed to be our scholar Guest of Honor - and what a happy pairing it is! With the release of Jackson's Hobbit movies and Mythcon 44's theme of "Green and Growing: The Land and Its Inhabitants in Fantasy," Anderson's scholarly work is especially apt.

For more information and to register and buy room and board packages, please visit Mythcon 44's website. Progress Report #1 will be out within days!

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Hello friends! July 9 is the deadline for buying room & board packages, meal packages, banquet tickets (included in room & board and meal packages), AND weekend parking passes.

If you're driving you REALLY might want to buy a parking pass for the weekend because, otherwise, you'll have to trot out every morning early and put money into the ticket machine!

GO RIGHT OVER to Mythcon 43 Room & Board page and buy everything you need (including registration, in case you haven't joined yet) to have a GREAT Mythcon!


Mythcon 43
Across the Continents:
Myths and legends from Europe and Asia meet and mingle


Clark Kerr Campus,
University of California-Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
August 3-6, 2012

http://www.mythsoc.org/news/mythcon-43-progress-report-2/

The second progress report for Mythcon 43, to be held this August 3-6, 2012 in Berkeley, California, is now available:

It is full of Room & Board information. Information about Clark Kerr and How to Get There. Some Basic Program Information (so you can start planning you stay). And Other Useful Stuff.

You don't need to be a member of Mythcon to go and read it.

But you do need to Join Soon! Room and Board Packages need to be in by July 9th and Mail In Registration closed July 15!

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Go to the Website to make your payments through Paypal - http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/43/room/

Extra Nights

Coming early or leaving a day later? Extra nights, Room Only, are available for Thursday and Monday. If you need any extra nights but these, please let us know ASAP, so arrangements can be made.

Extra Night – Double Occupancy (per person) $52.00

Extra Night – Single Occupancy $77.00

Extra Meals –

Staying an extra day, don’t want the whole commuter packet, Extra Meals are available.

Breakfast - $11.10

Lunch - $13.28

Dinner $15.18

Note to the non-planners – Clark Kerr does sell meals for cash at the Dining Room, but they are very limited in number. Please do not depend on this. Make everyone’s day easier, and pre-pay for meals when possible. We all thank you.

Parking Pass

Parking is available in the Southwest Lot at Clark Kerr Campus, right next to the Krutch Theatre Building.

For Commuters - They have machines and parking is $1 an hour. The machines are cranky and expire every morning.  Bring lots of change.

Thus for people actually staying in the dorms and to make life easier on those commuting, you can buy a Parking Pass. This is good from Friday when you arrive to Monday Noon (check out).  $42.

Arriving early, leaving late, don’t need all three days – Daily Passes are $14 a day.

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MYTHLORE

Issue 117/118             Volume 30, Number 3/4             Spring/Summer 2012

Editorial

            Janet Brennan Croft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

The Road of Our Senses: Search for Personal Meaning and the Limitations of Myth in Neil Gaiman’s American Gods

            Rut Blomqvist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5

From Despoina to Δ

Joe R. Christopher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Psyche in New York: The Devil Wears Prada Updates the Myth

            Janet Brennan Croft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  55

Aphrodite on the Home Front: E.R. Eddison and World War II

            Joe Young. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

Faramir and the Heroic Ideal of the Twentieth Century: Or, How Aragorn Died at the Somme

            Steven Brett Carter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89  

The Fall of Gondor and the Fall of Troy: Tolkien and Book II  of The Aeneid

            Alexander M. Bruce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103

Watchful Dragons and Sinewy Gnomes: C.S. Lewis’s Use of Modern Fairy Tales

            Ruth Berman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117

The Myths of the Author: Tolkien and the Medieval Origins of   the Word Hobbit

            Michael Livingston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129

Reviews. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147

The Christian Goddess: Archetype and Theology in the Fantasies of George MacDonald. Bonnie Gaarden. —Scott McLaren

Picturing Tolkien: Essays on Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings Film Trilogy. Janice M. Bogstad and Philip E. Kaveny, eds. —Emily E. Auger

Good Dragons are Rare: An Inquiry into Literary Dragons East and West. Fanfan Chen and Thomas Honegger, eds. —David D. Oberhelman

Critical Perspectives on Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials: Essays on the Novels, the Film and the Stage Productions. Steven Barfield and Katharine Cox, eds. —Amy S. Rodgers

From Elvish to Klingon: Exploring Invented Languages. Michael Adams, ed. —Harley J. Sims

Mythopoeic Narnia: Memory, Metaphor, and Metamorphosis in The Chronicles of Narnia. Salwa Khoddam. —Holly Ordway

Abiding in the Sanctuary: The Waite-Trinick Tarot: A Christian Mystical Tarot (1917–1923). Tali Goodwin and Marcus Katz. —Emily E. Auger

Tolkien and Wales: Language, Literature, and Identity. Carl Phelpstead. —Sara Brown

North Wind: A Journal of George MacDonald Studies. #29 (2010). VII: An Anglo-American Literary Review. #28 (2011). Tolkien Studies: An Annual Scholarly Review. #8 (2011). —Janet Brennan Croft

Mythcon 43

Across the Continents:

Myths and legends from Europe
and Asia meet and mingle

Clark Kerr Campus,
University of California-Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
August 3-6, 2012

Guests of Honor
Prof. G. Ronald Murphy, SJ – Scholar
Malinda Lo – Author – malindalo.com

Room and Board Information and payment links are now on our website.
We've also posted the Membership Rates from now until the con.. Join now before Prices Go Up!

See you at the con.

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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.
Malinda Lo - Writer Guest of Honor
We are very happy she has decided to come to Mythcon 43.

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