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*Voting is open for The 2006 SyFy Portal Genre Awards, and everyone can participate: go here to vote!

*In other news, USA Today reports that scientists have now discovered over 200 extrasolar planets.

*And the third and final season of Forever Knight is finally coming to DVD!


*I am preparing to head off for a total of two trips in the next two weeks.

The first takes me to Florida, where I will be a faculty member for the Cato Institute's Cato University Summer 2006. I will be lecturing on Native American history and policy, as well as the politics of dystopian science fiction (specifically We, 1984, Brave New World, and Anthem).

Then I will go to Oklahoma, where I will be the Scholar Guest of Honor for Mythcon 37. I will give a keynote talk on Native American fantasy and Native Americans in fantasy, a reading from The Magic Ring, and two book signings. I am looking forward to seeing vonjunzt there and attending his presentation, as well as meeting one of my very favorite writers, Author Guest of Honor Lois McMaster Bujold.

I hope to have a chance to post in between the two events, and then catch up with everyone when I return. I wish you all a wonderful two weeks, my friends! Take care.


"It is for my fellow-men to decide how they will deal with me; it is for God to determine what shall be the end; but it is for myself to decide whether I shall be a hero or a dastard."
- Minstrel Love, Baron de la Motte-Fouqué

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agentxpndble
Jul. 25th, 2006 03:07 pm (UTC)
Mythcon 37

:::cries::: I wanna go... >:-P

Travel safe.
eldritchhobbit
Jul. 25th, 2006 11:09 pm (UTC)
*hugs* Thanks!

I'll know you're there in spirit, and I'll do my best to bring back pictures and a report and such. One of these days, we're going to meet, whether the world is ready for us or not! ;) Thanks again for your encouragement and support.
bellatook
Jul. 25th, 2006 03:13 pm (UTC)
**hugs you** Have a safe trip and I'll be eagerly awaiting your reports!
eldritchhobbit
Jul. 25th, 2006 11:10 pm (UTC)
**hugs back to you** Thanks so much! :)
ithildyn
Jul. 25th, 2006 03:20 pm (UTC)
Fair travels!
eldritchhobbit
Jul. 25th, 2006 11:10 pm (UTC)
Many thanks!
syredronning
Jul. 25th, 2006 04:49 pm (UTC)
This sounds all very interesting and like much busy fun! :))) Would love to hear you talking about politics of dystopian science fiction, as I enjoyed 1984 and Brave New World in a brainy way.
eldritchhobbit
Jul. 25th, 2006 11:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I hope my audience is as interested and knowledgeable as you. :) I appreciate your encouragement!
estellye
Jul. 25th, 2006 05:14 pm (UTC)
Enjoy! I look forward to hearing all about both events. (((((EH)))))
eldritchhobbit
Jul. 25th, 2006 11:11 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! (((Estellye)))
sneezythesquid
Jul. 26th, 2006 10:36 am (UTC)
Whoo-hoo! Have fun out there in the big, wild world.

"It's a dangerous business, walking out your front door..." :)
eldritchhobbit
Jul. 31st, 2006 06:34 pm (UTC)
LOL! Dangerous indeed. Thanks for the good wishes! Florida was great. Must sleep now. ;)
wellinghall
Jul. 26th, 2006 11:42 am (UTC)
Have fun on your trips! I really will make a MythCon one of these days ...

Ooh ooh ooh! You get to meet Lois Bujold! I'm a big fan, particularly of her "Miles Vorkosigan" books (I once reviewed A Civil Campaign), and The Spirit Ring.

(Tenuous connection: my sister-in-law's foster-parents are over here from Oklahoma at the moment).
eldritchhobbit
Jul. 31st, 2006 06:37 pm (UTC)
I really will make a MythCon one of these days ...

Oooh, I do hope so!

You get to meet Lois Bujold! I'm a big fan

So am I. Her Chalion series is wonderful, but I'll always be a Vorkosigan fan first. Do you have a favorite novel in the series? I think mine would be Memory or Mirror Dance.

(Tenuous connection: my sister-in-law's foster-parents are over here from Oklahoma at the moment).

Neat! Where in Oklahoma? I grew up in Tulsa and Broken Arrow.

wellinghall
Jul. 31st, 2006 08:32 pm (UTC)
Do you have a favorite novel in the series?

The first one I read was Brothers in Arms, and that's pretty close to being my favourite. I also like The Spirit Ring.

>Where in Oklahoma?

They live in Choctaw.
eldritchhobbit
Jul. 31st, 2006 08:52 pm (UTC)
I know where Choctaw is! Small world, eh?

Brothers in Arms is wonderful, too. I think Shards of Honor was my first Vorkosigan novel. I really liked The Spirit Ring, too. I'm looking forward to her Sharing Knife books - the woman's just a great writer.
valancourtbooks
Jul. 27th, 2006 01:46 am (UTC)
I know exactly what the Baron means. I still haven't made up my mind which direction I'm going to go, but I'm currently leaning toward "dastard"....
eldritchhobbit
Jul. 31st, 2006 06:35 pm (UTC)
Ha! "Dastardly" works for you, in a rakish kind of way. I say keep going with it. ;)
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