Peter Beagle's mother died on Saturday, June 24th. She was 100. Beagle was
Guest of Honor at the 2001 Mythcon, and she attended the banquet that year.
Beagle was also one of the guests at this year's Balticon (in Baltimore).
Balticon got Neil Gaiman, Gene Wolfe, and Peter Beagle this year, so it was an
excellent year for guests.
Beagle has had lots of money problems in recent years. He's never been
treated well by publishers and producers. You could hear the bitterness in his
banquet talk at Mythcon. Like everyone else who's ever met Saul Zaentz, he's
been screwed over financially. Zaentz only paid him $5,000 to write the
script of the Bakshi film of _The Lord of the Rings_. Zaentz promised Beagle
more film work if he'd take the job for a small amount of money, but then he
didn't give Beagle any additional work.
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