Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Mythprint #382 Published

The Mythopoeic Society's quarterly news & reviews publication Mythprint has just published Whole Number 382, featuring lovely cover art by Will Coats --members of Mythcon 48 fondly remember Will, his beautiful daughter, and his display of mythopoeic art-- a report on the 2017 Mythopoeic Awards Winners, Golfimbul winners, Clerihew winners, book reviews, and an article *ahem* by J. Aleksandr Wootton on the unsuitability of fairytales for children....

IF you are a member of the Mythopoeic Society you will automatically receive Mythprint #382 electronically or, if you have opted for a physical copy, it will be mailed to you shortly.

Gmail users, please remember to check your "Promotions" folder.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Mythlore call for nominations



IN 2018 WE CELEBRATE THE FOUNDING OF MYTHLORE, the scholarly journal of the Mythopoeic Society, which published its first issue in January 1969. Reader’s Choice: The Best of Mythlore’s First Fifty Years will collect and reprint the very best articles, artwork, reviews, letters, and creative work, all nominated by readers, along with commentary about the journal’s founding and history, and will be published in time for Mythcon 49.

HAVE YOU READ AN ARTICLE that changed your thinking about an author? Influenced your own scholarship? Inspired you to read something new, or re-read an old favorite with a fresh perspective? Is there a brilliant article you think has been neglected by current scholarship and deserves more attention? Nominate your favorite and tell us why you think it should be included in this volume.

IS THERE A PICTURE you still have pinned to your bulletin board after all these years? A poem you copied and saved? Nominate your favorite and tell us why it’s meaningful to you. DID YOU READ A REVIEW that made you rush right out to buy a new book? A letter that offered special insight or started a friendship with the author? An editorial you thought was especially insightful or inspirational? Nominate your favorite and tell us why it was so special.

DO YOU HAVE ARCHIVAL MATERIAL relating to the early years of the journal? Perhaps minutes from the early Council of Stewards meetings where the idea first came up, or a copy of the first call for papers? We’d love to be able to reproduce this material and add it to our archives.

NOMINATIONS FOR ANY TYPE OF MATERIAL should include a citation to the Mythlore issue in which it originally appeared, a paragraph about why you chose it (up to 250 words), and a brief paragraph about yourself (up to 100 words). If your nomination is chosen, you will receive a free copy of the electronic version of the book and a discount code for the print-on- demand version.


Sunday, July 30, 2017

Congratulations to our 2017 Mythopoeic Award Winners

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature
Patricia A. McKillip, Kingfisher (Ace)

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature
Adam Gidwitz, The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and their Holy Dog (Dutton)

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies
Philip Zaleski and Carol Zaleski, The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015)

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies
Richard Firth Green, Elf Queens and Holy Friars: Fairy Beliefs and the Medieval Church (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016)

More information about the Mythopoeic Awards here

Monday, June 5, 2017

2017 Mythopoeic Awards Finalists Announced

The Mythopoeic Society has announced the finalists for the 2017 Mythopoeic Awards. More information about the awards, can be found in the Awards section of the Mythopoeic Society's website and in the press release for the 2017 finalists. The winners of this year’s awards will be announced during Mythcon 48, to be held July 28-31, 2017, in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Mythcon 48 Progress Report Published

The Progress Report for Mythcon 48 is now available as a PDF (download here) and we invite all members of this summer's Mythopoeic Conference and other interested folks to download it. Much of the information has already appeared on the website but this compiles it in one place, including details of housing options, membership rates, current members, Guests of Honor, and a little bit of Mythopoeic Society history - we are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Society, after all!

Do come join us in Champaign, Illinois, for Mythcon 48 this summer: July 28-31, 2017. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

HUZZAH!!! Mythcon 48 Room & Board

The long-awaited room and board packages for Mythcon 48 at the St. John's Catholic Newman Center, University Illinois at Champaign, are now LIVE (and we think you'll like the prices).

There are some interesting choices this year: a single room shares a bathroom with one other person in the "jack & jill" style rooms OR a single room suite shares a bathroom with up to three other people in the "suite style" rooms. There are a very limited number of ADA-compliant singles with their own bathroom.

Double rooms are two beds in a shared bedroom; they come two-bedrooms per double suite for a total of four people sharing one bathroom.

The suites also have shared living/lounging space.

For those who want bigger beds and the amenities of a hotel, we've arranged for a limited number of rooms at the Illini Union, a scant half-mile away - but you'll probably need to walk between locations.

For choices, details, prices and a look a what the room layouts are like, please follow the link to our room & board page.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Mythlore 130 published

Mythlore 130 has been published and is enroute to subscribers who receive print copies; subscribers who take the electronic version should have already received an email notification. Here is the Table of Contents and the opportunity to buy either print or PDF versions of Mythlore 130; most back-issues of Mythlore are also available for sale via the Mythlore History page, including all issues edited by Janet Brennan Croft in both electronic and print formats.