Sunday, July 22, 2018

2018 Mythopoeic Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to all of our 2018 Mythopoeic Awards winners!

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature: Garth Nix for Frogkisser

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award for Myth and Fantasy: Michael Levy & Farah Mendelsohn for Children's Fantasy Literature: An Introduction

Mythopoeic Scholarship Award for Inklings Studies: Sorina Higgins for The Inklings and King Arthur

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature: John Crowley for Ka: Dar Oakley in the Ruin of Ymr

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.