Re: [mythsoc] MythCon dealer table
- Any rare and unusual books by or about Tolkien or the Inklings, or on myth and
fantasy, would be welcome, certainly. Our people are more text readers than
edition collectors, so a regular edition of an unusual book will perhaps be of
more interest than a rare or unusual edition of The Lord of the Rings, but
there's certainly room for interest in both.
In fiction, our tastes in modern books is probably best judged by looking at
the past nominees for the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award at
<http://mythsoc.org/MFAnoms.html>. In general, we tend to like high fantasy
(secondary-world or otherwise) with a mythic base to it, rather than the
grotesque and horror that constitutes "fantasy" in many peoples' minds. But we
also tend to ignore the big Tolclones. You won't find many Jordan or Eddings
A few of our people will buy expensive books (rare or associational), but
high-spending book collectors are few.
That, at least, is my take on the Mythcon audience.
Chair, Mythcon 38
At 09:38 AM 7/30/2007 -0700, Jeremy Edmonds wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have worked a plan with Tom to have a table in the dealer room for Saturday
> and Sunday. I'm not sure how much space I will end up with quite yet, but I
> already trying to plan out what I will be able to show.
> Any recommendations on what you would like to see at my table? You can see a
> bit of what I have available at rowns.com but the online listings are
> out of date now, so any suggestions (from broad categories to specific
> or titles) I will do my best to address.
> I can also change or supplement what I show between Saturday and Sunday, so
> you swing by on Saturday be sure to let me know what you are looking for. I
> hope to see you all there!
> Rown's Books
> * Tolkien, SF&F and more *
> 872 Loyalton Drive
> Campbell, CA 95008 USA
> (408) 396-6996