From: Elizabeth Apgar Triano [mailto:lizziewriter@...
Sent: Friday, January 31, 2003 7:53 PM
Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Ellison and fandom
What Earnest said, only with a slightly different flavor. I'd be terrified
to meet half of the Mythies, cos I'd feel like a stammering or at least
incoherent fool. Forgetful and over my head, but hopefully forgiven. And
hearing folks hold out on fun creative subjects would be cool. Thanks,
David, for your words about socializing. I get terrified at going to big
events alone... but smaller things, or going with an angle or some group to
meet, makes it all the more fun. And can you imagine how much fun it would
be to go to a used bookstore or shop and swap table together? Wow....
I've been to a used bookstore with one other member of this list and dream
regularly of getting to do that again. So much more fun than alone or with
****Don't be terrified! At a recent Mythie, I have to say this is a very
welcoming group, and the size of the conference is far from intimidating.
In addition to the scholarly papers, there are also panel discussions and
talks with writers, and a dealer's room which usually includes booksellers..
And the way we take meals, with people drifting from table to table,
encourages getting to know people in a more casual way. So if you can get to
a Mythcon, please come! Nashville this year, Ann Arbor in 2004, and I think
it's Birmingham, England, in 2005.
As for Ellison... I think I saw a picture of him (is he the scarred-looking
one? Or is that the guy that died recently? See, I told you I was
incoherent) on a book jacket. Deliciously spooky !!
******Ellison's the really short one with the big ego.... I went through a
phase as a teenager where I read all his stuff, and thought his Dangerous
Visions anthologies were wonderful. But I now find New Wave SF unappealing.
I enjoy reading his invective, just because it's so over the top. And I
always enjoyed reading Isaac Asimov's stories about their rivalry at cons.
Janet Brennan Croft
Dictator-for-Life, Normans Sällskap för Kaffedrickande Tolkienlärde
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