Re: Rivendell meetings & Butterbur
- Forgive me for wasting your time if you don't live in the Twin Cities area, but
I was astonished to learn that someone was on this list and close enough to
attend this Sunday, but hadn't previously known of our local group. Or of
Butterbur. So just in case there's someone else.
If you don't live in the area, there might be a group in your area doing
something similar. If you can't find a group in your area on the web-page
Activity Calendar (or in the abbreviated calendar in _Mythprint_), please
contact me as I might know of another group or contact in your area, or I might
persuade you to become a contact for others. Butterbur's Woodshed is one of the
non-geographic discussion groups in the Mythopoeic Society. It consists of a
bi-monthly discussion by mail, between about 16 members, currently, each of whom
sends in a copy of her or his comments on the monthly topic, along with
responses to the previous mailing. A similar group exists devoted to Children's
Fantasy. We also have an online discussion group devoted to Charles Williams (I
think it's still going), and a group devoted to Tolkien's languages, primarily
the Elvish ones--they used to have regular meetings on both coasts and a
bimonthly newsletter, but are now slowed down to approximately annual
newsletters, but might be reactivated with some interest, I'm sure.
Glad you asked! I used to send you the Rivendell mailings, but I'd no idea
you'd moved to Minnesota again. Below is the latest.
As for Butterbur, I can probably tell you more, but there IS a web-page (there's
also a Rivendell web-page). You can get to both from my web-page, which should
be in my signature file below--look for links, and/or from the society web-page.
IF you don't have easy web-access, let me know, and I'll copy the pages & e=mail
them to you.
This Sunday, Sept. 26, the Rivendell Group will assemble at the home of Margaret
& Dick Gates to celebrate the birthdays of Frodo and Bilbo Baggins. We�ll talk
about things Tolkien, from the original Hobbit to the new film, now being cast
and about to begin shooting in New Zealand. I�ll have a few Tolkien-y mathoms
to hand out, and the "Win a Trip to Middle-earth" sweepstakes forms if anyone
wants a chance at this drawing for a trip to New Zealand, sponsored by New Line
Cinema and HarperCollins. There are also a few "Bree & Beyond" t-shirts left in
size Large, in several colors. These feature a Sylvia Hunnewell drawing of a
couple of Hobbits in front of Barliman Butterbur�s fine establishment, The
Prancing Pony. Can�t quite remember what we charge, something like $14, I think
(these are for Bree Moot 4/Mythcon XXX).
Please let me know if you can or can�t make it, especially if interested in
future meetings. Hopefully, we�ll be setting topics for upcoming meetings and
perhaps dates and locations. Some of the possible topics that have been
suggested include: Peg Kerr�s The Wild Swans, L. A. Taylor�s The Fathergod
Experiment, the "Harry Potter" books of J.K. Rowling, Stardust, by Neil Gaiman,
to say nothing of more Tolkien, Lewis & Williams. Send me your suggestions if
you can�t bring them yourself. If you need a ride (or can provide one), let me
know and I�ll see what I can coordinate.
- At 04:58 PM 9/24/1999 -0500, you wrote:
>From: "David Lenander" <d-lena@...>[snip]
> We also have an online discussion group devoted to Charles Williams (IIs this an e-list? If so, where do I apply to join?
>think it's still going
Daffyd ap Morgen (who is big fan of Charles Williams)