- 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
* 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,
Bonnie Rauscher, Registrar
2231 10th Street
Berkeley, CA 94710