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20607Re: [mythsoc] Mythcon 40 impending deadlines!

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  • scribbler@scribblerworks.us
    Jun 18, 2009
      Our wonderful and naggingly benevolent (love ya, Lynn!) Society Conference
      Secretary has presented you with the general fun of Mythcon and the site.

      As the Mythcon 40 Chair, I can echo that, and intice you with the news
      that the tentative programming schedule will be posted on the website in
      the next day or so! Alas, some of the titles come across dryer than the
      abstracts, but we have a very interesting and engaging schedule planned.
      And even as Chair, I'm bemoaning at some of the counter-programming! It's
      going to be great!

      Do come!


      > Please forgive me for posting this message here as well as on the mythann
      > (Mythopoeic announcements) list *but* I want to make sure all of you see
      > it-- so please take a look, okay?!
      > Hello Mythies, far and wide, near and narrow!
      > 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.
      > If you've never read "What is Mythcon?" on the website, please do take a
      > gander
      > <http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/about/> (includes a link to the history of
      > the
      > Not Ready for Mythcon Players); also Neil Gaiman's quick blog-post on his
      > experience in 2004
      > <http://journal.neilgaiman.com/2004/08/lewis-and-clarke-not-to-mention-snuff.asp\
      >> and his promised & reconstructed GOH speech
      > <http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/35/speech/>. In fact, I invite you to
      > wander
      > through the Mythsoc website conference history pages
      > <http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/history/> and delight at gems like Lee
      > Speth's
      > Mythcon 26 con report <http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/26/report/>
      > THE GUESTS:
      > James Owen <http://www.heretherebedragons.net/?page_id=7> author & artist
      > Diana Pavlac Glyer <http://www.theplaceofthelion.com/> Inklings scholar &
      > author
      > We will also enjoy the presence of Mythopoeic Society founder Glen
      > GoodKnight
      > and fantasy author Tim Powers
      > THE VENUE:
      > UCLA is a lovely campus and DeNeve Plaza is beautifully appointed and
      > fully
      > accessible (check out the Urban Dictionary definition of DeNeve Plaza--!).
      > Amenities include:
      > * Cable T.V.
      > * High Speed Internet
      > * In-room Telephone
      > * Alarm Clock
      > * Daily Maid Service
      > * 24-hour Front Desk with Faxing and Photocopying Services
      > * 850-seat Dining Room (featuring all-you-care-to-eat meals)
      > UCLA presentation for conferences:
      > <http://www.bclip.com/venue_viewer/ucla/>
      > Please register, if you haven't already and do purchase your room & board
      > packages (a variety are available; online at
      > <http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/40/registration/> via PayPal or by mail).
      > Just think - in a month we'll be enjoying Mythcon 40 at UCLA!
      > blessings,
      > -- Lynn Maudlin --
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