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Re: Oo, oo, oo, now we're prestigious

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  • lynnmaudlin
    Hey, I think ANYONE who has attended Mythcons all their life OUGHT to have a crown of planets & stars upon earning their PhD in astrophysics! I ll stand by
    Message 1 of 8 , Aug 31, 2010
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      Hey, I think ANYONE who has attended Mythcons all their life OUGHT to have a crown of planets & stars upon earning their PhD in astrophysics! I'll stand by that one--!! ;D

      -- Lynn --


      --- In mythsoc@yahoogroups.com, WendellWag@... wrote:
      >
      > Lynn,
      >
      > I was joking. I was just so surprised that they referred to the
      > Mythopoeic Awards as "prestigious" that I thought about what sort of snide, jerky
      > comment they could have made about the awards if they had my natural talent
      > for snide jerkiness. Of course there are other traditions that now outshine
      > the one of food sculpture, like that of awarding a crown with stars and
      > planets hanging from it to anyone who has attended Mythcons their whole life
      > when they get a Ph.D. in astrophysics.
      >
      > Wendell
      >
      >
      > In a message dated 8/30/2010 4:15:15 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
      > lynnmaudlin@... writes:
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Maybe your tongue is firmly planted in your check, but if you've been
      > attending the same Mythcon banquets I've attended, the making of food
      > sculptures is a fun activity but the Mythopoeic Awards are *important*...
      >
      > I'm very glad to see people outside the Society take the awards seriously
      > - that's a good thing.
      >
      > -- Lynn --
      >
      > --- In _mythsoc@yahoogroups.com_ (mailto:mythsoc@yahoogroups.com) ,
      > WendellWag@ wrote:
      > >
      > > In the biography of Nancy Springer on the cover of her book The Case of
      > > the Bizarre Bouquets, it says that she twice won an Edgar Award and that
      > she
      > > has been nominated for the prestigious Mythopoeic Fantasy Award. So the
      > > Mythopoeic Award merits the term "prestigious" that the Edgar doesn't. I
      > > started a thread here a few years ago about the fact that the Mythopoeic
      > > Awards were getting mentioned in various things as being on the same
      > level as
      > > the Hugo or the Nebula, but now we're a prestigious award. And the blurb
      > > could have said something disparaging like "She was given an award at
      > > some-or-other banquet where the making of food sculptures overshadows
      > the award
      > > presentation."
      > >
      > > Wendell Wagner
      > >
      >
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