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I'm baaack!

I'm baaaack!

I'm still a bit lagged, but looking forward to catching up with everything.

Until I have something coherent of my own to say, here are some general News Items:

* My dear friend Dr. Katy McDaniel, who was responsible for introducing me to the Harry Potter series in the beginning, and whose brilliant "The Elfin Mystique: Fantasy and Feminism in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter Series" appears in the Past Watchful Dragons collection I edited, is the scholar guest on the latest episode of MuggleNet Academia. She does a fantastic job. It's great listening for Potterphiles!

* The Eaton Journal of Archival Research in Science Fiction is now soliciting articles for its first issue, scheduled for publication April 10th, 2013, and for subsequent issues of the peer-reviewed, open-access, online journal hosted by the University of California at Riverside, affiliated with the UCR Library’s Eaton Collection of Science Fiction & Fantasy. Here is the Call for Papers.

* Speaking of Calls for Papers, don't forget that there's still time to submit a proposal to Joss in June: A Conference on the Works of Joss Whedon.

* Registration is now open at Mythgard Institute for my online Spring 2013 class "Science Fiction, Part II: From the New Wave to Tomorrow" and at Lenoir-Rhyne University for my hybrid Spring 2013 seminar "J.R.R. Tolkien: Hobbits, History, and Heroism."

The induction into the Great Graduates Hall of Fame was a terrific experience. I was so happy my family could join me. Here I am with my sister and my wonder-niece, Baby Kaitlyn.

Margret, Kaitlyn and Me


( 11 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 7th, 2012 02:43 pm (UTC)
Congratulations, welcome home, and great photo Auntie Amy! She's a cutie!

Are you recommending taking Part I as a prereq?
Nov. 8th, 2012 12:43 pm (UTC)
Aw, thanks so much! :)

I'm recommending (but not requiring) that students be familiar with the lectures from Part 1, but that doesn't require having taken the class. Once the final class is over (Nov. 16), all 24 lectures will be available for download for a much-reduced price as the "class pack." If you register for Part 2, you'll automatically get an additional 50% discount on the Part 1 download. Thanks for asking! Please let me know if you have any questions.
Nov. 7th, 2012 08:35 pm (UTC)
I am so proud of your induction! And a lovely photo! Happiness abounds!
Nov. 8th, 2012 12:44 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you so much, my friend! :)
Nov. 7th, 2012 09:05 pm (UTC)
Three beautiful ladies! :-)
Nov. 8th, 2012 12:46 pm (UTC)
Awwww, thank you, kind sir! :)
Nov. 8th, 2012 12:42 am (UTC)
All these educational things you mention always sound so interesting.
Nov. 8th, 2012 01:49 pm (UTC)
I'm so tickled that you think so! Thank you.
Abbie [wordpress.com]
Nov. 10th, 2012 08:52 am (UTC)
It always cracks me up when you say "I'm baaaaack" like that. Anyway...

That photo is adorable! Congrats on the Hall of Fame, by the way!

Did you ever receive a Halloween card from me, by the way?
Abbie [wordpress.com]
Nov. 10th, 2012 08:54 am (UTC)
Re: Coherent....
Please don't piece together the fact that I wrote "by the way" twice there with the fact that I'm writing this past 2 am.....
Nov. 11th, 2012 03:03 pm (UTC)
Re: Coherent....

Thanks so much, on both counts!

And thanks a million for the fabulous Halloween card! I apologize for not sending my thanks earlier. I absolutely love it - it's still up on my refrigerator, and it continually gives me a grin! - and I thank you for being so thoughtful and brightening my favorite holiday. Huge hugs and high fives to you!
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