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Explaining Mythcon

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  • Edith Louise Crowe
    The explanation that Mythcon is the combination of a fantasy convention and an academic conference is the most succinct. To expand that a little: Mythcon, like
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 13, 1999
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      The explanation that Mythcon is the combination of a fantasy convention
      and an academic conference is the most succinct. To expand that a little:
      Mythcon, like the Mythopoeic Society, is geared primarily for people who
      actually read, unlike all too many media-heavy SF & fantasy cons these
      days. Which is not to say plenty of us don't watch lots of the TV/film
      variety as well--but it's in addition to, not instead of.

      There are very scholarly academic papers given at Mythcons. However, they
      are generally much more accessible and less jargon-ridden than papers at a
      more specialized academic conference would be. At Mythcon, one's audience
      is likely to consist of scholars from a wide variety of disciplines, as
      well as non-scholars. It keeps one honest.

      The most fun part is getting to see those same people who may have given a
      serious scholarly paper during the day do strange things at night, like
      bowl with a goblin's head and 10 empty soda cans, or dress up like Xena in
      a skit, or sundry other hijinks.

      Mythcon is unique. Try it. Many of the program books for past Mythcons can
      still be bought. A detailed list of back-issue availability and prices is
      going up on our web site soon (withinthin a month or less). That's a good
      way to get a detailed idea of the papers and other events that go on.

      Edith
    • Stolzi@xxx.xxx
      In a message dated 08/13/1999 2:53:13 PM Central Daylight Time, ... Which is, of course, Golfimbowling.
      Message 2 of 2 , Aug 16, 1999
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        In a message dated 08/13/1999 2:53:13 PM Central Daylight Time,
        ecrowe@... writes:

        > like
        > bowl with a goblin's head and 10 empty soda cans,

        Which is, of course, Golfimbowling.
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