18350Re: [mythsoc] Re: Mythcon publicity
- Jun 7, 2007It'd be a good thing if someone familiar with MySpace created a page there
for the Society. But the information should probably mostly be adapted
from the Society web page, and done with the cooperation of Society
publicity officers. I hope that doesn't sound dampening: it's just that
this would be an official Society presence and should be accurate both in
facts and in the its expression of the type of Society we are. And this
needs participation of people experienced in the Society for the same
reason that Mythcons should be run by people who've been to some.
I think Cole's introduction is ample demonstration, if the Tolkien Library
folks weren't so already, that there are intelligent, well-read younger
people out there, just as there were 30 and 40 years ago, and we don't have
to reinvent the Society to some low media denominator to attract them.
There's plenty of other places for people who want that to go to; for
people who want The Mythopoeic Society, there's The Mythopoeic Society.
Cole mentions cost of Mythcons as a problem. Well, it is, and one thing
has changed: since we do have so many older people than we used to,
physical comfort of the surroundings is at more of a premium. But that
mostly expresses itself in more Mythcon attendees taking en-suite
accommodations than the dorms, and dorm rooms are still on offer. We still
hold Mythcons usually on college campuses rather than in hotels, because
hotels just don't offer the community feeling that campuses do, and the
campuses are less expensive. The general expensiveness of the world is, of
course, beyond our control.
One major Mythcon cost problem is that Mythcons travel around and can be
far away. But that also means that they can be close on occasion. The
Society was founded in Los Angeles, and most of the early Mythcons were
thereabouts, latterly with excursions to Northern California. That was
great for those who lived there, which many members did, but anyone who
lived elsewhere - an increasing percentage as time went on - was
continually out of luck. Now as we move about, there's more opportunity to
find a Mythcon near you. Stick around, please!
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