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Re: Announcements of Future Mythcons

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  • lynnmaudlin
    ... about ... the previous ... to write ... necessary to ... right, ... added that ... all be done ... This was the illusive Mythcon Planners Manual (a copy
    Message 1 of 46 , Jun 1, 2007
      --- In mythsoc@yahoogroups.com, WendellWag@... wrote:
      > In a message dated 5/31/2007 1:51:10 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
      > SophistiKate@... writes:
      > I'm curious, have previous organizing committees written up a "post-
      > mortem"; a "how-we-did-mortem"; a "how-we-did-<WBR>it" for future
      > be something for current and future committees to consider.
      > I don't know if this is still done, but our committee was given in
      > 1992 a ring notebook with a page or two of suggestions from each of
      the previous
      > Mythcon committees (or, at least, from each of the ones that chose
      to write
      > up such suggestions). After our Mythcon (and the various things
      necessary to
      > tie up loose ends) in 1994, we made our list of things that went
      > things that went wrong, and general advice for future Mythcons and
      added that
      > page to the ring notebook. I guess, like everything else, this can
      all be done
      > online these days.
      > Wendell Wagner

      This was the illusive Mythcon Planners Manual (a copy of which I have
      not seen in decades, though it is rumored to still exist--!). And yes,
      this is why we are doing the Mythcon Wiki, to hold the history and
      also to update current situations/problems/solutions, etc.

      -- Lynn --
    • Cole C Matson
      My thanks to everyone for their welcoming replies. I m consolidating my responses into one post so as not to clog up your mailboxes. Wendell: I m not sure my
      Message 46 of 46 , Jun 11, 2007
        My thanks to everyone for their welcoming replies. I'm consolidating my responses into one post so as not to clog up your mailboxes. Wendell: I'm not sure my class paper would be of high enough quality to stand alongside other Mythcon presenters, but I'll take a look at it and see if I can get it up to snuff for submission. Thank you very much for the Knossos schedule. Emerdavid: Of course pun intended. Re: the MySpace page: The reason I didn't volunteer to create one was because of exactly the reasons David Bratman mentioned. I've only been a member a few months; if a page were to be created, it should be created by someone in an official capacity. And I wholeheartedly agree with David when he said, "We don't have to reinvent the Society to some low media denominator." If that happened for the sake of attracting members, much of the value of the Society would be lost. The trick is not to change it so that more people want to join, but to let more people know about it so that those people (like me) who would say, "Wow, such a thing EXISTS!?" will find what they've already been searching for. (Btw, I found out about the Soc. through Google - I was searching either for Lord of the Rings sites, or for sites about the Inklings, if I remember correctly.) Ellen: I am also on LiveJournal. I know there are several Tolkien/Lewis communities, some of which actually have good discussion. (On the "tolkien" community, someone just tried to post their "fanpics" of male LOTR characters engaging in romantic relationships with each other, and links to their club for the encouragement of the same. Several other members of the community gently but firmly suggested that, while that person had the right to post whatever he/she wanted, those drawings might not be quite appropriate for a community of people who were serious about discussing, among other topics, the moral and spiritual themes of the Middle-Earth Legendarium - oh, and they also weren't very respectful of the author's own beliefs. [Kind of like the LOTR tarot deck I saw sold at the Renn Faire where I work. The owner didn't care. It made me sad.] I was surprised to find on LJ something more than just rabid movie fans.) Lynn: Thank you for the tip about the "Starving Scholars" fund! Don't worry, I will be sticking around, and will try to make it to the next Mythcon (or Knossos meeting) I can. Cole

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