Saturday, July 14, 2018

Mythcon 49 Advance Schedule Now Available

EDITED to add: the schedule now includes the names of the papers, not just the names of the presenters.

You can see the advance schedule for Mythcon 49 programming listed by last names of presenters. Click through on the link to download the PDF.

We're also encouraging folks to participate in our Mythcon 49 Buddy System!

Are you new to Mythcon or returning after some years away?


Frodo didn’t do it alone, so neither should us Mythies! We will not be doing a full Room & Board package this year —only the Stewards' Reception Friday evening and the Sunday-night banquet— but are arranging some options for dining with fellow Mythies at nearby restaurants. One of these options includes a buddy system to pair up conference attendees who are newer to the society or to Mythcon with more seasoned Mythies.

Veteran Buddies would primarily be responsible for making sure their Newbie doesn’t dine alone (not necessarily with you, every time, just not alone), but might also attend panels with them, invite them to Bardic Circle, or peer pressure them into trying their hand at Golfimbul. Such camaraderie between fans and scholars of mythopoeia, modeled on the friendship among the Inklings themselves, is an important cornerstone of our society—and keeps Mythcon attendance and society membership up!

Check the website to participate and include your preferred method of contact for your buddy. If you are new (or new-ish) to the society, or this is your first (or first-ish) Mythcon, you can also contact Megan to ask to be paired with a veteran Mythie.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Mythcon 49 Hotel Block CLOSES SOON!

If you're coming to the 49th Annual Mythopoeic Conference in Atlanta next month (July 20-23) and you haven't booked your hotel room yet, PLEASE do so now! Our room block and special rate of $159 per room, per night, ends on Wednesday, June 20th.
Go to the  website for Mythcon 49 and scroll down to "Location" for instructions.
In a nutshell: Guests can contact the Ritz-Carlton call center at 1-800-241-3333 and state that they are coming to The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta (Downtown), for Mythcon July 2018 and provide the agent with their requested dates of stay; the agent will identify your group rate of $159.00.
Guests can also reserve online at http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/Atlanta/Default.htm - enter their desired dates of stay, enter the seven letter Group/Promotion code MCJMCJA and click find to complete the reservation process.

ALSO don't forget to buy your banquet ticket!  You'll want to be there for the Annual Mythopoeic Awards and all the other fun activities which take place Sunday evening.
Hope to see you next month at Mythcon 49!

Friday, May 25, 2018

2018 Mythopoeic Awards Finalists Announced

The Mythopoeic Society has announced the finalists for the 2018 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 2018 finalists. The winners of this year’s awards will be announced during the banquet at Mythcon 49, to be held July 20-23, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Mythcon 49 Progress Report now available

The Mythcon 49 Progress Report is now available to read online or download and print.

Look out for our second progress report, coming in June, for group meal outing options and suggestions for activities around Atlanta.

AND remember the extended deadline for Paper Proposals is MAY 15.


Come join us in Atlanta, July 20-23, 2018, at the Ritz-Carlton Downtown as we explore our theme, On the Shoulders of Giants.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Mythlore 132

Mythlore 132 is available now! The print versions are on their way to subscribers, and those who subscribe to eLore can now access. Both formats are available for purchase through our website. The electronic version includes several color illustrations which appear in black and white in the print version. This edition of Mythlore is even bigger than the last issue and includes a special section of articles, notes, and reviews on Divination in Mythopoeic Literature by guest editor Emily E. Auger.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Mythcon 49 Guests of Honor Announced

Our Scholar Guest of Honor for 2018 is Dr. Robin Anne Reid. She is a Professor in the Department of Literature and Languages at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Her teaching areas are creative writing, critical theory, and marginalized literatures. Please see her full bio on the Mythcon 49 site for publishing credits. Perhaps most notably for Mythies, she wrote an outstanding bibliographic essay on the history of scholarship surrounding female characters in Tolkien's legendarium in Perilous and Fair, published by the Mythopoeic Press.

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Our Artist Guest of Honor is Donato Giancola. He balances modern concepts with realism in his paintings to bridge the worlds of contemporary and historical figurative arts. He also teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, the Illustration Master Class in Amherst, Massachusetts and online through the SmArt School, and appears at various institutions, seminars, and conventions, from San Diego to Rome to Moscow, where he performs demonstrations in oil paint and lectures on his aesthetics. Please see his full bio on his donatoart.com for influences, awards, and credits.

A sampling of Donato's artwork is reproduced below. He has a full Middle-earth gallery on his site, as well.



Mythcon 49 will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, July 20-23, 2018. Please visit www.mythcon.org for more information and to join the conference.