20606Re: [mythsoc] Mythcon 40 impending deadlines!/ Book Toss
- Jun 18, 2009Just a little tweak on the tossing this year.
The Book Toss will be outside in the Plaza Courtyard (a picture of which
is in Progress Report #2), so, you can go for distance, and not just
> I would like to add an additional encouragement to Lynn's. It is a lot of
> Also, we will have the Khazad-dum Book Toss again. What is that? Since
> we're all highly intelligent people here, we find sometimes that the books
> we read are not up to our standards. Some are so bad you actually want to
> throw them against the wall. Well, at the Book Toss at Mythcon, you can!
> Bring a book *which you own* (no library books) but would like to get rid
> of. Stand up and briefly describe why you consider this book less than
> worthy of the time you invested in it (not to mention the $$). Then give
> good, hearty whack against the wall.
> It's fun and amazingly cathartic.
> And, in the tradition of "one man's meat is another man's poison," your
> trash may be someone else's treasure, so once you have released that book,
> you have released ownership of it. Any attendee at the event may then
> your book.
> Please, actual books only this year, no virtual book tossing. And I don't
> recommend tossing your Kindle -- you will probably be sorry.
> See you at UCLA!
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Lynn Maudlin" <lynnmaudlin@...>
>> Kindly note: it is now June 18th and in a bit more than 2 weeks the
>> deadline for
>> paying for your Mythcon room & board package and the opportunity to
>> for the conference will *disappear* poof!
>> JULY 6th is the day, fix it in your mind. See the fireworks on July 4th
>> think of Bilbo's birthday party and get your moolah in for Mythcon 40 at
>> July 17-20 <http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/40>
>> Why should you come? Surely you jest-- Mythcon is marvelous! Our secret
>> blend of
>> scholarly, fannish, friendly and fun makes the annual Mythopoeic
>> conference a
>> delight for first-timers and regulars alike.
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