Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Mythopoeic Awards 2017: Call for Nominations

Individual members of the Mythopoeic Society are invited to nominate books for the 2017 Mythopoeic Awards, and/or to volunteer to serve on any of the committees. (You need not join the committee to make nominations.) The deadline for committee volunteers and for nominations (limit of five per person per category, please!) is February 10, 2017; please send nominations to the awards administrator (see contact info below) via e-mail (preferred) or U.S. mail. Authors, publishers, and their representatives may not nominate their own books for any of the awards. Books published by the Mythopoeic Press are not eligible for the awards. The Mythopoeic Society does not accept or review unsolicited manuscripts.

The Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature is given to the fantasy novel, multi-volume novel, or single-author story collection for adults published during in 2016 that best exemplifies “the spirit of the Inklings”. Books not selected as finalists in the year after publication are eligible for a second year. Books from a series are eligible if they stand on their own; otherwise, the series becomes eligible the year its final volume appears.
The Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children¹s Literature honors books for beginning readers to age thirteen in the tradition of The Hobbit or The Chronicles of Narnia. Rules for eligibility are otherwise the same as for the Adult literature award. The question of which award a borderline book is best suited for will be decided by consensus of the committees. Books for mature “Young Adults” may be moved to the Adult literature category.
The Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies is given to books on J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and/or Charles Williams that make significant contributions to Inklings scholarship. For this award, books first published from 2014 through 2016 are eligible, including finalists for previous years.
The Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies is given to scholarly books on other specific authors in the Inklings tradition, or to more general works on the genres of myth and fantasy. The period of eligibility is three years, as for the Inklings Studies award.

Winners of the 2017 Mythopoeic Awards will be announced at the 48th Annual Mythopoeic Conference (Mythcon 48), to be held July 28-31, 2017 at Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.
Please contact David Oberhelman, the Awards Administrator, to nominate books, volunteer for committees, or ask questions about the Mythopoeic Awards process.

     David Oberhelman
     306 Edmon Low Library
     Oklahoma State University
     Stillwater, OK 74078

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Mythlore 129 published

Mythlore 129 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 129; 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.

Mythlore 129: 208 pages of scholarly excellence, get it while it's hot!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Mythprint #378 published

The latest issue of Mythprint has been published (#378) and it will be sent to all members of the Mythopoeic Society; the default method is via email but some members choose to receive a print copy and it will be mailed to them.

We encourage you to join the Mythopoeic Society or renew your membership so you, too can enjoy our quarterly news-and-reviews publication.

We also take this opportunity to remind you that early registration rates apply for Mythcon 48 so please consider joining the conference before the rates rise.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

CONGRATULATIONS, 2016 Mythopoeic Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2016 Mythopoeic Award Winners!

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature
     Naomi Novik, Uprooted (Del Rey)

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature
     Ursula Vernon, Castle Hangnail (Dial Books)

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies
     Grevel Lindop, Charles Williams: The Third Inkling (Oxford Univ. Press, 2015)

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies
     Jamie Williamson, The Evolution of Modern Fantasy: From Antiquarianism to the Ballantine Adult Fantasy Series (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015)

The awards were announced August 7th at the Mythcon 47 banquet in San Antonio, Texas.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Mythcon 47 Program Schedule Now Available

The Mythcon 47 program schedule is now available online; view or download the PDF. And remember: pre-registration and room & board sales end about noon (California time) on Friday July 29th - let this schedule tempt you into joining us in San Antonio!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Mythcon 47 Day Rates and At-the-Door Prices

We continue to take Mythcon 47 memberships via the website, in addition to room & board packages, as the hotel has authorized us to keep offering them at the current rate. This final opportunity will end at noon on Friday, July 29th; after that point all transactions will happen at Mythcon itself.

The "At the door" Mythcon membership rates will be:  
     Mythopoeic Society Members: full conference $90
     Non-members: full conference $110

Day Rates will be:
     Friday: $30
     Saturday: $50
     Sunday: $50
     Monday: $30

Please note: We cannot guarantee that Mythcon 47 Program Books will be available for At-the-Door members and Day members as we may run out.

Join Mythcon 47 here

Purchase Room & Board, room only, or banquet or banquet plus dinner packages here

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Room & Board deadline for Mythcon 47

Room & board packages are only guaranteed through this weekend; please book your room & board here as soon as possible, including extra room nights or stand-alone banquet tickets. We think it's likely that rooms will be available - but we don't know for sure.

Also remember that Tshirts and totes featuring Mythcon 47's striking logo are available from PeachCreekPrinting on Etsy:

Tote bag
S-XL size shirts
2XL & 3XL size shirts

Tshirts are available in either green or blue and will continue to be available after Mythcon 47 is over. A small contribution to Mythcon is made with each Tshirt and tote bag purchase.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Mythcon 47 Tshirts & Totes Available

Tshirts and totes featuring Mythcon 47's striking logo are available from PeachCreekPrinting on Etsy:

Tote bag
S-XL size shirts
2XL & 3XL size shirts

Tshirts are available in either green or blue and will continue to be available after Mythcon 47 is over. A small contribution to Mythcon is made with each Tshirt and tote bag purchase.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Mythcon 47 - Progress Report #2 now available

The second progress report for Mythcon 47 is now available and may be downloaded here.

Also please remember that we can guarantee room & board at the current rate only through July 14th. We hope to be able to sell rooms and meals after that date but the hotel will open up the reserved block and can't guarantee availability after that date. Please book your room and board packages, extra nights, stand-alone banquet tickets, etc., at the website.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Remembrance of Things Past While Looking Forward--

After many years of having a WordPress-based website and several years of irretrievably broken navigation, the Mythopoeic Society has a new website. The design is intended to resonate with the earlier site but will be easier to navigate and maintain; critical considerations in this age of web-based business models.

Please enjoy and do let us know if you find any broken links or have trouble with display - we can test a lot but there's nothing like reality to shake out the bugs! Please email webmaster @ mythsoc.org - thank you.