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Mythcon 38 - August 2007

Mythcon 38

Becoming Adept:
The Journey to Mastery

Clark Kerr Conference Center
Berkeley, California

Guests of Honor: Ellen Kushner and Delia Sherman

Ellen Kushner and Delia Sherman are both Mythopoeic Fantasy Award winning authors for their novels Thomas the Rhymer and The Porcelain Dove respectively. Both have new novels appearing in 2006, Kushner’s The Privilege of the Sword and Sherman’s Changeling. Kushner’s public radio series Sound & Spirit is a renowned weekly program “exploring the human spirit through music and ideas.” Both have made great contributions to the mythopoeic and interstitial arts, and we are proud to welcome them to Mythcon 38.



  • $85 – Mythopoeic Society members
  • $95 – Non-members
  • $60 – Registered students (age 12 and up)
  • Free – Children (under age 12)

Room and Board

  • $275 – Residence hall, double occupancy
  • $335 – Residence hall, single room
  • $290 – Suites, double occupancy
  • $365 – Suites, single room


The Clark Kerr Campus of the University of California will be the setting. Its charming Spanish courtyards, arcades, and fountains have been the setting for three previous Mythcons, in 1988, 1995, and 2001. The Clark Kerr Campus is located at 2601 Warring St., Berkeley CA 94720, between Dwight Way and Derby St. in southeast Berkeley.

Weather: Berkeley faces the Golden Gate and is exposed to the ocean, so its weather is variable and often cool. Balmy summer days in the 70s are common, but cool, windy, overcast days in the 50s with even a little rain are more likely than scorchers in the 90s. Do not dress too lightly, and bring fairly warm clothing for cooler weather.

Getting There: We strongly recommend that air travelers fly to the Oakland International Airport. Airport shuttles and taxis can take you to the campus, which is about 9 miles away. San Francisco International Airport, 23 miles away, is a good substitute if convenient flights to Oakland are not available.


Cars may be parked in Clark Kerr’s Southwest Lot only. This is located behind Krutch Theatre, our programming building, with an entrance on Warring St. just north of Derby St. Parking in the main entrance horseshoe, or in the Northwest Lot close to the suites (entrance off Dwight Way) is for brief check-in only and is at your own risk: UC Berkeley meter wardens are said to be vigilant and strict.

To park in the Southwest Lot you will need a dashboard permit. Permits covering the whole weekend cost $39 and may be purchased when you register on Friday afternoon. We cannot obtain weekend permits after 4 PM Friday: once they’re gone we have no more.

If you’re commuting, you may find it more convenient to obtain a time permit from a machine in the Southwest Lot. These take bills, and coins down to nickels, exact change only. Rates are on the machine: they start at $3 for the first hour on weekdays, and 50 cents per half hour on evenings and weekends. If you’re staying on campus, to use the time permits will cost as much or more than the weekend permit, you’ll need at least four of them, you’ll need a lot of bills, and enforcement begins at 5 AM. So we recommend this for commuters only.

Non-resident street parking off campus is limited to 2 hours except on Sunday and is hard to find.