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26Mythcon 32

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  • Joan Marie Verba
    May 18, 2001
      Mythcon 32 (32nd Annual Mythopoeic Conference)
      August 3-6, 2001
      Clark Kerr Conference Center, Berkeley, CA

      Theme: Many Dimensions: Modern Supernatural Fiction

      Scholar Guest of Honor: David Llewellyn Dodds
      Author Guest of Honor: Peter S. Beagle

      Our 2001 conference, Mythcon 32, celebrates the role of Charles
      Williams as one of the founders of this currently popular genre,
      modern supernatural fiction. Scholar David Llewellyn Dodds is the
      editor of two books in Boydell and Brewer's "Arthurian Poets" series,
      one on Charles Williams and the other on John Masefield, and a
      contributor to The Rhetoric of Vision: Essays on Charles Williams
      (edited by Charles Huttar and Peter Schakel). Peter S. Beagle, author
      of The Last Unicorn, A Fine and Private Place and many other novels
      and short stories, is considered among the finest of modern
      fantasists. He is a two-time Mythopoeic Fantasy Award winner, for The
      Folk of the Air and Tamsin.
      Mythcon 32 will include the usual assortment of conference
      programming, including full tracks of scholarly papers, panels, and
      much more. Some confirmed specifics:

      * The role of the supernatural in modern fiction
      * Modern Arthurian literature and the place of Charles Williams's
      Arthurian poetry
      * The connection between fantasy literature and popular and folk music
      * Children's fantasy in the age of Harry Potter and The Amber Spyglass
      * Crystal-ball-gazing at the prospects for Peter Jackson's Lord of
      the Rings film

      In addition to our Guests of Honor, confirmed panel speakers include
      authors Lisa Goldstein, Katherine Kerr, Sherwood Smith, Alexei
      Kondratiev. Charles R. Coulombe and many favorite Mythcon regulars.

      Special Events and Entertainment
      * Philippa Boyens, co-author of the screenplays for the upcoming
      Peter Jackson/New Line Lord of the Rings movies, will speak on the
      writing and production of the films.
      * Saturday evening concert by the folk and early music ensemble
      * Sunday evening performance of Charles Williams' surprisingly
      delightful play on publishing, The Masque of the Manuscript
      * English country dancing, a Bardic Circle, video film program
      * and many more activities ...

      Guest of honor talks, author readings and autograph sessions,
      dealers' room, Mythopoeic Society auction, art show, and our annual
      banquet and presentation of Mythopoeic Awards will also be included
      in the weekend activites.

      Registration is $45 for Mythopoeic Society members ($55 for
      non-members) until July 1, 2001. Rates for lodging and meals are also
      available; deadline for room and board reservations is June 30, 2001.
      Check the conference web site for updates. For more information,

      Mythcon 32
      Bonnie Rauscher, Registrar
      2231 10th Street
      Berkeley, CA 94710