Fw: Matthew Dickerson to attend Medieval Fantasy Festival in Vacaville, CA
- Here's an excuse for a trip to California in April. This used to be called
the Middle-earth Festival before the Tolkien Estate got on their case.
Corresponding Secretary of the Mythopoeic Society (http://www.mythsoc.org)
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Betty L <otternaturestore@...>
03/21/2007 08:19 PM
Matthew Dickerson to attend Medieval Fantasy Festival in Vacaville, CA
Here is a copy of one of our press releases. I hope that some of you
will be able to come. If you are, please make yourselves known to me. I
would love to meet you.
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The third annual Downtown Vacaville, CA festival in April has a new name
this year, the Medieval Fantasy Festival. This Earth Day Faire with a
Celtic Flair will be held on April 20 - 22, 2007.
Special guest Matthew Dickerson will be featured in a forum to be held
at the Town Square Library on Friday evening, April 20. On Saturday
Dickerson will speak again and will take questions from the audience.
Guests may purchase his books and have them signed. Dickerson is the
author of Following Gandalf, Epic Battles and Moral Victory in the Lord of
the Rings. He has co-authored From Homer to Harry Potter, a Handbook on
Myth and Fantasy. Especially appropriate for this Earth Day weekend is his
most recent co-authored book, Ents, Elves, Eriador and the Environmental
Vision of J.R.R. Tolkien. Matthew Dickerson teaches at Middlebury College
in Vermont. He teaches and speaks frequently on Tolkien, Myth, and
The Medieval Fantasy Festival will also include games for the kids,
vendors of crafts - medieval, and fantasy wares and trinkets, a costume
contest, music and entertainment, plenty of good food and fun. Green,
eco-friendly vendors, Earth Day activities, and demonstrations of old time
skills will add to the festivities. Admission is free. Applications from
volunteers, vendors, and entertainers are still being accepted. For more
information, go to www.medievalfantasyfestival.com. or call (707) 451-2100
or (707) 448-1021.
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