Re: [mythsoc] Participation in Long Island Con
- Joshua -
If you've been hanging around this list and like fantasy, you're as
qualified as anyone. Just be sure you can pronounce the name right <g>.
But yes, I am being serious. The Mythopoeic Society is a group of people
who gather round and discuss fantasy - we can do it in a zine (Mythprint
or Mythlore), we can do it at a meeting (see branch listing at
Mythsoc.org), we can do it in an APA (we have two, see Mythsoc.org), we
can do it on an e-list, or we can do it at a con (panels on Tolkien and
other fantasy writers are a wonderful way to meet more of us). Mythcon
is just a better way to have more fantasy panels and the scholarly works
that we like than show up at a regular convention, but Fantasy panels do
not need to be limited to Mythcon. The important thing is they are all
useful ways to talk about Fantasy.
So pick a favorite fantasy topic and get involved. I'm sure you'll do
just fine. If you can't figure out a topic, talk to David Bratman, he's
usually got a lot of good ones. We can even send you flyers to put out
at the con :-) .
And we hope there isn't too much snow.
Lisa Deutsch Harrigan
Treasurer, The Mythopoeic Society
Joshua Kronengold wrote:
>>Do we have any interested Society members who are in the area or want to
>>travel? If so, get in touch with me and I'll give you contact info.
>I usually make I-Con, but don't really feel qualified to represent the
>Society (despite volunteering for the award committees every year -- I
>don't feel qualified to represent a society whose convention I've
>never yet attented, and of whom I only know a few in person, I -do-
>feel qualified to judge how good a work of SF or fantasy is and
>whether it's in the spirit of the Inklings). But I'd likely find time
>to go to a discussion if it presented.