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Tonight I'll be offering a lecture ("'I Take My Life in My Hand': A Tale of Two Cherokees and the Trail of Tears") at the meeting of the Catawba County Executives' Club, and then tomorrow I'm off to Oklahoma for the induction into the Broken Arrow Great Graduates Hall of Fame. I'll be catching up with everyone as soon as I'm back home!

I had a lovely time at Harry PotterFest 2012. I was very pleased by the attendance and reaction at my talk. Danielle Tumminio was fantastic, as were Hawthorn and Holly. It was great to spend some time with gods_lil_rocker and others at the "Insufferable Know-It-Alls" trivia contest, too!

On another note, I just got the happy word that I'll be presenting my paper "'Crowded in My Sky': Frontier Narratives and Freedom in Firefly and Serenity" at Joss in June: A Conference on the Works of Joss Whedon. I'm looking forward to it! FYI, the Call for Papers is still open, if you're interested in submitting a proposal. It should be great fun.

I'll leave you with a photo. My niece Kaitlyn was Tigger for her very first Halloween. :)

Halloween 2012


( 11 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 1st, 2012 07:15 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on the induction and the very cute niece!

Also, thank you for the October treats!
Dec. 1st, 2012 09:49 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you so much! :D

My pleasure! Thank you for joining me for the countdown.
Nov. 1st, 2012 07:26 pm (UTC)
my goodness, Amy, where do you get all your energy? Congratulations on your paper and your induction! (and your niece is adorable!)
Dec. 1st, 2012 09:51 pm (UTC)
Augh, I don't feel very energetic at the moment, LOL. *fakes a Victorian-era swoon*

Thank you so much, on all counts! :D
Dec. 3rd, 2012 01:16 pm (UTC)
*applies smelling salts*

none of that, now! You've a million Xmas cards to send owling into the ether!

(you know, I mistakenly thought that life should, at some point, slow down, but it is like a berserk merry-go-round instead, spinning ever faster, the music growing frantic and dissonant. And we cannot be passive riders....no! We must run alongside, at least, like Merry at Theoden's stirrup.)

take care! jan
Nov. 2nd, 2012 02:08 am (UTC)
Such a little cutie!!! And congrats on the lecture, talk, and paper acceptance - you go, gal!
Dec. 1st, 2012 09:51 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you so much, on all counts! :D
Nov. 5th, 2012 09:37 pm (UTC)
Good job being inducted!

Awww, she looks very cute!
Dec. 1st, 2012 09:51 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you, on both counts!
Nov. 6th, 2012 01:40 am (UTC)
What a cute little tigger! Is that your sister? If so she favors you in more ways than one. ;~)
Dec. 1st, 2012 09:53 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you! That is indeed Margret, my baby sister. Kaitlyn's her (and my brother-in-law's) first. And I definitely take that as a compliment! :D Thanks again.
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