Hey, I think ANYONE who has attended Mythcons all their life OUGHT to have a crown of planets & stars upon earning their PhD in astrophysics! I'll stand by that one--!! ;D
-- Lynn --
--- In email@example.com, WendellWag@... wrote:
> I was joking. I was just so surprised that they referred to the
> Mythopoeic Awards as "prestigious" that I thought about what sort of snide, jerky
> comment they could have made about the awards if they had my natural talent
> for snide jerkiness. Of course there are other traditions that now outshine
> the one of food sculpture, like that of awarding a crown with stars and
> planets hanging from it to anyone who has attended Mythcons their whole life
> when they get a Ph.D. in astrophysics.
> In a message dated 8/30/2010 4:15:15 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
> lynnmaudlin@... writes:
> Maybe your tongue is firmly planted in your check, but if you've been
> attending the same Mythcon banquets I've attended, the making of food
> sculptures is a fun activity but the Mythopoeic Awards are *important*...
> I'm very glad to see people outside the Society take the awards seriously
> - that's a good thing.
> -- Lynn --
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org_ (mailto:email@example.com) ,
> WendellWag@ wrote:
> > In the biography of Nancy Springer on the cover of her book The Case of
> > the Bizarre Bouquets, it says that she twice won an Edgar Award and that
> > has been nominated for the prestigious Mythopoeic Fantasy Award. So the
> > Mythopoeic Award merits the term "prestigious" that the Edgar doesn't. I
> > started a thread here a few years ago about the fact that the Mythopoeic
> > Awards were getting mentioned in various things as being on the same
> level as
> > the Hugo or the Nebula, but now we're a prestigious award. And the blurb
> > could have said something disparaging like "She was given an award at
> > some-or-other banquet where the making of food sculptures overshadows
> the award
> > presentation."
> > Wendell Wagner