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Mythcon 40 - Sailing the Seas of Imagination

Mythcon 40 - “Sailing the Seas of Imagination”

17 -20 July, 2009
UCLA, Los Angeles, California

James A. Owen
Author Guest of Honor:

James A. Owen, author of The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica (Here, There Be Dragons, The Search for the Red Dragon, and The Indigo King).

He is also the creator of the independent comic book Starchild.

Diana Pavlac Glyer
Scholar Guest of Honor:

Diana Pavlac Glyer, Ph.D, author of The Company They Keep: C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien as Writers in Community, the award winning study of the Inklings as a creative community.

Dr. Glyer is a professor at Azusa Pacific University.

The Mythopoeic Society is dedicated to the study of  JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis, Charles Williams, the Inklings, and general fantasy. Mythcon, the Society’s annual conference, takes place over a weekend, Friday afternoon through Monday morning, with papers and panels, Art Show, Dealers’ Room, and good talk and fun. The Mythopoeic Awards are presented at the Banquet on Sunday evening.

Call for Papers:

Mythcon 40 seeks papers on the Conference theme, especially on all aspects of the creative process in the Inklings’ works; on the work of the Guests of Honor, young adult fantasy and science fiction, and the concept of artists and writers in community; and on seaborne imagery, especially the motif of sailing to unknown lands.
Please send abstracts to: Sherwood Smith, 5072 Kingscross Rd., Westminster, CA 92683, USA; The deadline for submissions is 15 April, 2009.

Membership Rates:

$65 for Mythopoeic Society Members, $75 for non-members, children under 12 free. On 16 May rates will increase to $70 for Members, $80 for non-members.

Room & Board:

Mythcon 40 will be held in the DeNeve Plaza Conference Center of the University of California at Los Angeles, California.

Please consult the Mythcon website for Room & Board packages and rates.

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