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Happy Tuesday

Happy Tuesday!

How do you turn a Christmas tree into a Cthulhu tree? Add tentacles!

Librivox has new unabridged narrations of particular interest:
* the class Gothic novel The Monk: A Romance by Matthew Lewis (1795)
* the classic science fiction novel In The Days of the Comet by H.G. Wells (1906)

In other news, here are my first two convention confirmations for the new year. I'll be an author guest at the following 2012 cons:
* StellarCon 36
* ConCarolinas

Our course outline for the Spring 2012 "Taking Harry Seriously: The Artistry and Meanings of the Harry Potter Saga" class, offered online for audit or M.A. credit, is now available here at the Mythgard Institute website, as is the outline for Corey Olsen's "The Making of Myth: C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien" course.

Taking Harry Seriously: The Artistry and Meanings of the Harry Potter Saga

International registration is now open through January 13, 2012. More information is available here at The Mythgard Institute.

“For last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice.”
- T.S. Eliot


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Dec. 20th, 2011 03:19 pm (UTC)
A suggestion if your guest writer status at StellarCon doesn't include the hotel expenses (or for anyone else going to StellarCon who wants to save a few bucks). When I attended MACE last November (it was at the same Best Western as StellarCon), I chosse to stay at a place a couple of blocks away called the Townhouse Inn. My room was forty-eight bucks a night and the continental breakfast was better than average. The only trick is that the entrance is on a one-way street just off South Main that goes in the wrong direction, so you have to circle a block to get in there.
Dec. 22nd, 2011 10:16 pm (UTC)
Oh, excellent! Thanks for the heads up. I need to pass this on to some other friends, as well. I appreciate it!
Dec. 20th, 2011 04:16 pm (UTC)
That Cthulhu tree was amazing. It must be something in the air this year. I looked at one of my little trees which I use for displaying the miniature ornament collection, and the mardi gras dice beads in the dice collection, and the idea light bulb popped on and said "Those are in the right scale to be garland for this tree..." Now I have a little gaming themed tree - dice garland, assorted polyhedra I wasn't attached to with hooks glued on to hang by, and some incidental fantasy themed ornaments.
Dec. 22nd, 2011 10:16 pm (UTC)
I love that tree, too!

Your gaming themed tree sounds fantastic. The dice garland is an inspired idea.
Dec. 20th, 2011 07:27 pm (UTC)
I love the Cthulhu tree! But I wonder where one gets a Cthulhu plush.
Dec. 22nd, 2011 10:17 pm (UTC)
Isn't the tree a hoot? Amazon for one has a variety of Cthulhu plush toys.
Dec. 23rd, 2011 03:00 am (UTC)
Would you be at all interested in speaking at the next Long Expected Party Tolkien gathering at Shaker Village in Kentucky in about 3 years? Cos if you are, we of the Nashville Smial can start pestering Mr Bilbo to invite you!
Dec. 23rd, 2011 12:21 pm (UTC)
Oh wow - would I ever! I would love the opportunity to do that! Thank you so much for thinking of it. I appreciate it. :)
Dec. 24th, 2011 12:55 am (UTC)
Then we shall get right on it!
Dec. 24th, 2011 02:14 am (UTC)
Aw, thanks a million!
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