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20606Re: [mythsoc] Mythcon 40 impending deadlines!/ Book Toss

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  • scribbler@scribblerworks.us
    Jun 18, 2009
      Just 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
      > fun.
      > 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
      > it
      > 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
      > claim
      > 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!
      > Berni
      > ----- 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
      >> pre-register
      >> for the conference will *disappear* poof!
      >> JULY 6th is the day, fix it in your mind. See the fireworks on July 4th
      >> and
      >> think of Bilbo's birthday party and get your moolah in for Mythcon 40 at
      >> UCLA,
      >> 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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