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Mythcon 45 - August 2014

PR #2 as a PDF to download or print: here.

Progress Report 2

Mythopoeic Society Conference 45

Wheaton College, Norton, MA
Friday, August 8 through Monday, August 11, 2014

WHERE FANTASY FITS

Fantasy literature does not fit comfortably into any scheme. Both old and new, traditional and innovative, popular and elite, mainstream and esoteric, escapist and engaged, high-tech and anti-technology, fantasy defies definitions and transcends categories, dramatizing the incompleteness of our understanding of our own imaginations. At Mythcon 45 we will discuss the place of fantasy in our culture, our institutions, and our hearts.


REGISTRATION and ROOM & BOARD

Deadline for pre-conference registration is July 24. One-day and full conference memberships will be available at the door.

Deadline for Room & Board packages is July 24.
Full room and board packages include lodging for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night, along with the following meals: Friday dinner; Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner; Sunday breakfast, lunch and banquet; and Monday breakfast. Checkout is 1 PM Monday, August 11.

*Note: Wheaton College can cater to vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free dietary needs for no extra charge. However, we require advance notice you require vegetarian, vegan, and/or gluten-free meals. Please contact mdrout@wheatoncollege.edu if you require one of these options.

This year we have a unique situation: room and board is figured by person, thus single rooms and double rooms have the same per-person rate. Please also note there are a limited number of air-conditioned dorm rooms available to us so, if you want A/C, buy your room and board package soon! We are able to offer an extra night on Thursday before Mythcon (no meals) but we cannot stay on campus Monday night.

For those staying on campus Thursday night, there is “The Cafe”, open weekday mornings at 8:30 until 3pm.  Breakfast options include hot sandwiches, pastries, yogurt, fruit, coffee, etc., and lunch includes both hot and cold options.  The Cafe is not open on weekends.  There are some dining places within walking distance, a local pizza shop and a small pub; there are many more options within a 5 mile driving radius, included at the end of this second Progress Report.

Air-conditioned rooms are in Keefe and Gebbie Halls and are arranged in suites of three and four bedrooms with shared common space and bathroom. The non-air-conditioned dorm, Beard Hall, has common bathrooms situated in the hallways. Linens are provided and include one washcloth, hand towel, and bath towel. Please bring your own soap & shampoo, etc.

We encourage attendees to take the room-and-board package. Even if you plan to stay off campus, we strongly recommend that you take meals on campus. Shared meals are a large part of Mythcon, and give attendees the chance to mingle with fellow mythopoeics.

Buy room & board packages online here; for Mythcon 45 members staying off-campus or who live locally, meals-only packages (dinners and lunches, no breakfast) and stand-alone Sunday night banquet tickets are also available on the same webpage or pay by check made out to Mythcon 45;
MUST be received by July 24:
Mythcon 45
Marion Van Loo, Registrar
Box 71
Napoleon, MI 49261-0071 USA

Complete list of Mythcon 45 registration rates and room & board and meal package prices.


CHECK IN AND CHECK OUT PROCEDURES

***Reminder*** Deadline for Room & Board and Meals only packages as well as Banquet tickets is July 24; purchase online here.

Early check-in on Thursday will start formally at 8 p.m. in the Keefe Hall dormitory on Wheaton campus. If you are arriving earlier than 8 p.m. please e-mail Michael Drout at mdrout@wheatoncollege.edu to let him know the approximate time of your arrival so that you may be properly received. Early check in will continue over night into Friday morning; at 8 a.m. normal check in will commence at The David Spencer Cafe in the Mars Center for Science and Technology; it will be available until Sunday morning.

Since no meals are included with the extra night Thursday, a list of local restaurants is included at the end of this second Progress Report.

Guests must check out by 1 p.m. Monday afternoon in the Davis Spencer Cafe. Please remember that Monday breakfast is the last meal provided in the Room & Board package. However, the café in the Balfour-Hood Campus Center will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Key Deposit: Upon checking in, each guest must provide a key deposit of $85, payable in the form of cash or check addressed to “Wheaton College.” Deposits will be sealed in an envelope and returned to guests upon return of the key. Sorry, it is not possible to pay the Key Deposit by credit card.


GETTING AROUND WHEATON COLLEGE

Wheaton College is a relatively small college campus; however, we hope to provide our guests with maximum ease of navigation in and around campus.

Please note that open trenches or other infrasctructure work may be going on and conference attendees need to be cautious when walking through such areas.

ON CAMPUS
Wheaton College Campus Map can be found online to help guests locate proper parking areas and the check in location as well as the dorms where guests are staying; we have also included it at the end of the PDF of Progress Report #2. Please note: Keefe Hall is #42 on our map and has been highlighted with a red circle. The Davis Spencer Cafe is #29 and highlighted with a green circle; Mythcon 45 registration, programming, and normal Wheaton housing check-in take place there.

ACCESSING GUEST WIFI
Guest wifi is available for all conference members on campus in the open, unencryted network named Guest. Instructions for logging in are included in the PDF of this second Progress Report; we recommend you download and print PR#2.

PARKING & UNLOADING
On Friday during normal check-in conferees should park in Lot 8 first, check-in at the Davis Spencer Cafe in the Science Center, then go to their dorms (Beard, Gebbie, or Keefe) to avoid traffic congestion in the Keefe/Gebbie Circle. The Science Center isn’t far from the dorms and has elevators for those who need them. Free parking is available in Lot 8 and Lot 4 (the Meadows Lot); on Friday Lot 8 might still be a bit full from staff & guests that are leaving so the Meadows Lot is a good back up until Lot 8 clears. We can use Lot 9 but it will most likely be full of staff.

THURSDAY ARRIVALS
For Mythcon guests arriving on Thursday, a list of restaurants around campus has been compiled, including information about distance from campus, food price ranges, phone numbers, and availability of delivery; this can be found at the end of this Progress Report.

Note: alcohol cannot be consumed on campus except inside formally approved spaces: the banquet setting; the private “hospitality” space; private rooms. Alcohol may not be carried in open containers on campus.

WEATHER EXPECTATIONS
Average August temperatures in Norton are low-80s. Expect mosquitoes in the evening (Golfimbul, hello!) so remember to bring and use insect repellent) – there may even be a little rain.

GETTING TO WHEATON COLLEGE
Norton, Massachusetts, is situated between Boston and Providence, Rhode Island. If possible, fly into Providence: it’s closer, has much less congestion, and is an easier airport to negotiate.

Wheaton College webpage on transportation to campus. There is free parking on campus, for those who drive or rent cars; in the PDF of Progress Report #2 we have provided a campus map highlighted to show locations for registration.

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION

The Route 140 GATRA is a shuttle service that can bring guests to and from two different local shopping centers and the Mansfield Crossing train station. Trains to and from both Boston and Providence are available there. ***Please note that the areas highlighted in blue are the times the GATRA is not available during the summer.

PROGRESS REPORT #1 included additional links for getting to Wheaton College, Norton, MA:
Here is a list of other local travel services for both airports and other transport:

Bill’s Taxi Service – transportation to airport
175 Fruit St., Mansfield, MA 02048 – (508) 339-0808

Gypsy Taxi – taxi, transportation to airport
Norton, MA 02766 – (855) 464-9779

Checker Cab Co. – taxi transportation to airport
295 Broadway, Taunton, MA – (508) 824-5831

Alpha Transport – taxi, transport to airport
37 Maple St., Attleboro, MA 02703 – (508) 283-9504

Houles City Cab – taxi, transportation to airport
65 Park St., Attleboro, MA 02703 – (508) 222-5000

Mansfield Taxi – taxis, transportation to airport
Mansfield, MA 02048 – (508) 339-3771

Providence Airport Ground Transportation

Boston Airport Ground Transportation

Boston is a world-famous city of well-known historic importance but Providence, Rhode Island, is of peculiar interest to fans of H.P Lovecraft and his fantastical works. The H.P. Lovecraft site has a Guide to Lovecraft Sites in Rhode Island which may be useful to those planning to spend a little extra time in the Northeast.


PROGRAMMING

Mythcon 45 registration will open about noon on Friday and programming will begin at 1 PM. The first meal on the package is dinner, 5:30-6:30 PM. Monday breakfast will be the final meal in the room & board package but programming will continue into the Mythopoeic Society annual members’ meeting  (all are welcome) and Mythcon closing ceremonies, which will finish approximately noon.

Mythcon offers a mix of scholarly papers, discussion panels, readings, films, Bardic Circle, Guest of Honor presentations, and other programming. A dealers’ room will sell books and other items of mythopoeic interest. Friday evening will feature the opening night Stewards’ Reception. Saturday evening will feature a concert and Sunday evening will feature the Banquet, presentation of the Mythopoeic Awards, a costume presentation, the annual strangeness from the Not Ready for Mythcon Players, and other delights yet to be known.

Some papers already accepted for presentation include Where Myth and Fantasy Meet: Or Do They? by Verlyn Flieger, Noms de Guerre: The Power of Naming in War and Conflict in Middle-earth by Janet Brennan Croft, and Harry Potter as Dystopian Literature by Kris Swank.

Scheduled panels include:
Fantasy and Faith
Panel Organizer: Chip Crane
How does fantasy “fit” with faith? Can fantasy writing effectively express or affirm faith? How or when does it fall short of doing so? Tolkien, Lewis, and Williams are known for their Christian faith, and all three took distinctive approaches toward expressing it (or not) in their fiction. Panelists will comment on the questions above and related issues for the work of Tolkien, Lewis, and Williams, yet discussion will go beyond these three to contemporary fantasy writers. For example, J.K. Rowling weaves many Christian symbols into her Harry Potter series while leaving them almost devoid of any over religion. Phillip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy expresses what some would call an anti-faith response to fantasy. Are these and other writers successful in their approach?
Panelists: Sørina Higgins, Carl Hostetter, Lynn Maudlin, Chip Crane (Moderator).

The Inklings and King Arthur
Panel Organizer: Sørina Higgins
The 2013 publication of The Fall of Arthur complicated the generic complexities of Tolkien’s work: how does Tolkien’s Arthurian poem fit into the palimpsest of Arthurian legends? how does it map onto Middle-earth? How does it interact with Arthurian works by other Inklings? This panel represents The Inklings and King Arthur, an upcoming academic collection edited by Sørina Higgins. The panelists discuss Lewis, Tolkien, Williams, Barfield, Arthurian source materials, MacDonald, and Chesterton.
Panelists: Chris Gaertner, Yannick Imbert, Cory Lowell Grewell, Benjamin Shogren, Brenton D. G. Dickieson, Sørina Higgins (Moderator).

College-level Tolkien: Teaching Middle-earth Sixty Years Later
Panel Organizer: Leslie Donovan
Since the beginning of Tolkien’s popularity in the US, college teachers have developed an astounding variety of approaches to teach the mythic themes, historical backgrounds, and heroic constructs of Tolkien’s Middle-earth works. While the early fellowship of Tolkien teachers inclined primarily to male, anti-establishment responses, today such colleagues include diverse types of mainstream readers, including women, honors students, and history buffs. In this panel, college-level teachers who have contributed to the soon-to-be-released MLA Approaches to Teaching The Lord of the Rings and Other Works by Tolkien will give brief presentations describing the joys and perils they encounter when they teach Tolkien.
Panelists: Chip Crane, Verlyn Flieger, Kristine Larsen, Corey Olsen, Brian Walter (moderator)

Bringing Tolkien’s World to (Digital) Life
Panel Organizer: Chris Pierson
Middle-earth is one of the most richly described worlds in fiction, with numerous iconic locations, but other places are merely mentioned in passing. As The Lord of the Rings Online passes from Rohan into Gondor, both Tolkien’s most detailed locations and his sketchiest ones must be crafted with equal vibrancy. A panel of Turbine, Inc.’s artists and designers join with Michael Drout, Professor of English at Wheaton College, to show how they turn Tolkien’s words into living environments.

Individual paper presenters registered as of June 23, 2014, include:
Abrahamson, Megan
Baugher, James
Bogstad, Janice
Christoph, Lydia
Christopher, Joe R.
Crane, Chip
Crane, Jr., Christopher
Crane, Elliot
Croft, Janet Brennan
Dickieson, Brenton
Doyle, Eric
Drout, Michael D.C.
Flieger, Verlyn
Gavin, John
Hall, Molly
Hallam, Andrew
Hays, Sara E.
Hunnewell, S. Gary
Hunter, Cherly A.
Keating, Christine C.
Landais, Clotilde
Larsen, Kristine
Lawrence, Ryan W.
Lüthi, Daniel
McKenna, Lithlasiel Elise
Padol, Lisa
Perrier, Marie
Pierson, Chris
Rettino, Matthew
Ronn, Vicki
Rosegrant, John
Sengupta, Paromita
Simpson, Eleanor
Swank, Kris
Vernon, Ursula (GOH)
Vitale, Samantha
West, Richard C. (GOH)
Williams, Donald

EVENINGS & ENTERTAINMENTS

Classic Mythcon entertainments include the Friday evening Stewards’ Reception: the Council of Stewards (the board of directors of the Mythopoeic Society) sponsors a festive meet-and-greet Friday night to welcome everyone to the conference and most evenings will offer Bardic Circles (music and poetry) after other entertainments. The Masquerade Costume Presentation is not a competition but a fun and informal presentation and every conferee is encouraged to participate; costumes inspired by fantasy literature are encouraged, whether or not the wearer has made the outfit him/herself. Each entry is recognized an award – the question is… what award? Masquerade entry forms will be available at the conference. Golfimbul and the Not-Ready-For-Mythcon Players will also make appearances.

While not necessarily fantasy-inspired, conferees are also encouraged to bring banners and wear costumes or their appropriate academic regalia in the Procession that precedes Opening Ceremonies. Dust off your regalia, wherever it’s from, and enjoy Richard West’s Scholar Guest of honor address!

Banquet & Mythopoeic Awards

Sunday night we will enjoy a banquet in Emerson Dining Hall, followed by the Mythopoeic Awards presentation and Ursula Vernon’s Guest of Honor talk. Costumes or fancy dress are encouraged but not required.

For a complete list of books nominated for the Mythopoeic Fantasy and Mythopoeic Scholarship awards, please visit the Awards announcement page.

Society Auction

The traditional Mythopoeic Society auction offers donated books and other items of mythopoeic interest for written bids in the silent-auction format. Items with more than one bid are then auctioned live on Sunday afternoon. You may find an item you’ve long sought, or a real bargain, among the items in the Auction. Bid early and often. Bring items to Mythcon, or contact Marion Van Loo at mvanloo@comcast.net if you are unable to attend yourself.

Books will also be offered for direct sale during the open hours in the Dealers’ Room. Make your selections and complete the sale at the Society Sales Table.

Annual Mythopoeic Society Meeting

The annual members’ meeting of the Mythopoeic Society will take place late Monday morning and all conference members are welcome, whether Mythopoeic Society members or not. It’s a brief, informative session, and we will talk about the upcoming triennial election, followed by Closing Ceremonies.


Guests of Honor

Author Guest of Honor: Ursula Vernon
Winner of the 2013 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature for Digger.

Ursula Vernon is the author and illustrator of the Dragonbreath series, Nurk: The Strange, Surprising Adventures of a (Somewhat) Brave Shrew, and Digger, winner of the 2013 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, a first for a graphic novel.

The daughter of an artist, Ursula spent her youth attempting to rebel and become a scientist, but eventually succumbed to the siren song of paint (although not before getting a degree in anthropology, because life isn’t complete without student loans, right?). Her work has been nominated for an Eisner award, “Talent Deserving of Wider Recognition” and a number of Webcomics Choice Awards. Digger, in addition to winning the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature in 2013, won the Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story in 2012.

Ursula grew up in Oregon and Arizona, went to college at Macalester College in Minnesota, and stayed there for ten years, until she finally learned to drive in deep snow and was obligated to leave the state.

In addition to writing and making art, Ms. Vernon is “an avid birdwatcher, occasional neophyte practitioner of the sword art of iaido, and an amateur thrower of pots.” She is active in her local webcomics community, and can occasionally be found at local science fiction conventions, looking vaguely baffled by the crowd and signing anything put in front of her.

Having moved across the country several times, she eventually settled in Pittsboro, North Carolina, where she works full-time as an artist and creator of oddities. She lives with her boyfriend, a spastic Beagle, a (fairly) mellow Border Collie, a small collection of cats, and a large collection of Indonesian demon masks, which generally manage to keep her out of trouble.

Scholar Guest of Honor: Richard C. West
Winner of the 1976 Mythopoeic Award for Inklings Scholarship for Tolkien Criticism: An Annotated Checklist.

Richard C. West is an award-winning Tolkien scholar and serves on the Board of Advisors of the Mythopoeic Society and the editorial board of Tolkien Studies. His background in is medieval English, French, and Scandinavian literature, as well as in modern fantasy and science-fiction, and in librarianship. He is a graduate of Boston College (A.B. cum laude, English, 1966) and has graduate degrees in English (1967) and in library science (1974) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In September of 1966 while still a student, Richard and several other enthusiastic readers of The Lord of the Rings started a Tolkien society there, the University of Wisconsin Tolkien Society. He was Head of Serials and a reference librarian at the Kurt F. Wendt Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison until his retirement at the end of 2012, and is now Senior Academic Librarian Emeritus.

Richard has published articles on such authors as Peter S. Beagle, C. S. Lewis, Mervyn Peake, T. H. White, and J. R. R. Tolkien. He also contributed to A Tolkien Compass, Tolkien’s Legendarium,Tolkien Studies, Volume II, Picturing Tolkien, and authored multiple articles in the J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia.

Richard’s award-winning Tolkien Criticism: An Annotated Checklist has gone through two editions (Kent State University Press, 1970, 1981) and some of us would love to see a third edition, available digitally!

Richard also served on the conference committee for Mythcon 18, the Mythopoeic Conference held at Marquette and featuring Christopher Tolkien as Scholar Guest of Honor. He attends Mythcon whenever it’s in the Midwest. He is married to Perri Corrick-West, also retired, who taught chemistry for decades and who loves science fiction even though she spots the scientific errors right away.

Special Programming

In addition to plenary sessions with our Guests of Honor and our usual array of excellent academic and entertaining papers and panels, Mythcon 45 enjoys unique physical proximity to Turbine, Inc., the company that created The Lord of the Rings Online™.

For many regular Mythcon attendees, the world of massively multiplayer online role playing games is entirely foreign territory. But Mythcon 45’s theme is “Where Fantasy Fits” and nine years of The Lord of the Rings Online™ demonstrates that one of the places where fantasy fits is MMORPG, in computers and across the interwebs!

For The Lord of the Rings Online™ in specific, Turbine has a team dedicated to creating an authentic representation of Middle-earth. “This is a world where you can walk around (in three dimensions) as a Man, Elf, Dwarf, or Hobbit and stand against the shadow of Sauron’s armies. The people who play our games do so with thousands of others, and form a vast community that visits in Middle-earth every day,” says Aaron Campbell, Executive Producer of The Lord of the Rings Online™.

Aaron Campbell, Chris Pierson (Senior World Developer), and their community team are planning to participate with talks and demo stations, and possibly a presentation with Turbine’s Art Director, focusing on their concept and development of either Orthanc or the Hornburg. Life at Turbine.

Some general history of the game: in March of 2005, Turbine, Inc., announced that it finalized a deal with Tolkien Enterprises and Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games) that granted Turbine the exclusive right to develop and publish massively multiplayer online worlds based on The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit literary works. As part of the agreement, Turbine owns all of the game assets to The Lord of the Rings™: Middle-Earth™ Online, which quickly became one of the most highly anticipated massively multiplayer online role playing games (MMORPG).

Eighteen months later, The Lord of the Rings Online™: Shadows of Angmar™ (LOTRO) went Beta with some 200,000 players worldwide signing up, and on October 30, 2007, The Lord of the Rings Online™: Shadows of Angmar™ was awarded the highly coveted Golden Joystick award for 2007 PC Game of the Year, beating out a stellar list of nominees, including World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade, Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars and S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Shadow of Chernobyl. In January of 2008 The Lord of the Rings Online™: Shadows of Angmar™ was named Best Persistent World Game of 2007 by IGN, one of the leading online destinations offering videogame, entertainment and lifestyle content and resources.

In November 2008 The Lord of the Rings Online™: Mines of Moria™ expansion launched and was quickly named “Best MMORPG” in the 1up.com 2008 Reader’s Choice Awards; two years later The Lord of the Rings Online™: Rise of Isengard™ was released as the latest expansion to the award-winning free-to-play massively multiplayer online roleplaying game.

On September 5, 2012, Turbine released The Lord of the Rings Online™: Riders of Rohan™, the next expansion to the award-winning free-to-play massively multiplayer online role playing game. The Lord of the Rings Online™: Helm’s Deep™ was released in April of 2013.


COMMITTEE
Mike Drout, Chair – mdrout@wheatoncollege.edu
Stephanie Lowell, Assistant
Jillian Valerio, Assistant
David Oberhelman, Papers & Programming – d.oberhelman@okstate.edu
Marion Van Loo, Registrar – mvanloo@comcast.net
Eleanor Farrell, Program Book
Leslie Donovan, Janet Brennan Croft, David Bratman, consultants
Lynn Maudlin, Steward for Mythopoeic Conferences – mythcon@mythsoc.org

Conference emergency contact phone number: (508) 431-7493
*note: This phone number will not be active until July 8*

Mythcon 45 Progress Report 1 as a PDF to download or print.
Mythcon 45 Progress Report 2 as a PDF to download or print.

Restaurants Around Wheaton Campus
$- menu items less than $10 $$- most menu items between $10 and $20

Jade Delight
$- Chinese food
will deliver to Wheaton
$2 delivery charge
63 E Main St.
Norton, MA 02766
(508) 285-8300
0.26 miles

Jeffrey’s
$$-pizza, salad, sub sandwiches
63 E Main St.
Norton , MA 02766
(508) 285-5518
0.26 miles

Norton Hotdog Stand & Diner
$- burgers, hot dogs/sausages
33 W Main St.
Norton, MA 02766
(508) 285-4369
0.29 miles

House of Pizza
pizza, sandwiches
57 W Main St.
Norton, MA 02766
(508) 285-9774
0.39 miles

Tsang’s Chinese Restaurant
Chinese food
113 Mansfield Ave.
Norton, MA 02766
(508) 285-2950
1.09 miles

Trinity Bar and Restaurant
$-burgers, sandwiches, pasta, salad, bar food
185 W Main St.
Norton, MA 02766
(774) 430-3424
1.34 miles

Great Woods Mandarin
$-Chinese food
will deliver to Wheaton
175 Mansfield Ave
Norton, MA 02766
(508) 285-8828
1.69 miles

McDonald’s
$-fast food
175 Mansfield Ave.
Norton, MA 02766
(508) 285-5083
1.69 miles

Alberto’s Italian Kitchen
$$- soup, salad, pizza, pasta, calzones
will deliver to Wheaton
241 Mansfield Ave.
Norton, MA 02766
(508) 285-5611
2.17 miles

Cosi Resaurant
sandwiches, pizza, flatbreads, salad
online ordering available for some locations
280 School St. #D135
Mansfield, MA 02048
(508) 261-8740
2.22 miles

Downtown Café
$$-pizza
292 W Main St.
Norton, MA 02766
(508) 222-7030
2.21 miles

Village Pizza
$- soups, salads, pizza, sub sandwiches
will deliver to Wheaton
360 Old Colony Rd.
Norton, MA 02766
(508) 222-9777
2.97 miles

Patty’s Place
$- breakfast,lunch
363 Old Colony Rd.
Norton, MA 02766
(508) 226-2766
2.98 miles

Chipotle Mexican Grille
$-burritos, burrito bowls, tacos
can order online for pick-up
287 School St.
Mansfield, MA 02048
(508) 339-2061
4.54 miles

Café on the Common
$-breakfast and lunch
12-14 South Main St.
Mansfield, MA 02048
(508) 339-9130
4.73 miles

Asia Grill & Sushi
$$-noodles, egg rolls, Japanese food
online ordering available for pick-up
287 School Street
Mansfield, MA 02048
(508) 339-3888
4.73 miles

Qdoba Mexican Grill
burritos, quesadillas, nachos, tacos
order available for pick-up
280 School St.
Mansfield, MA 02048
(508) 337-2400
4.74 miles

TGI Friday’s
$$-burgers, grilled food, soups, salads
order for pick-up available
280 School St.
Suite A100
Mansfield, MA
(508) 261-4021
4.74 miles

Chateau Restaurant of Norton
$$-Italian; pasta, salad, seafood
48 Bay Rd.
Norton, MA 02766
(508) 286-4050
4.99 miles

Jimmy’s Pub and Restaurant
$$-pub food, pasta, salads, sandwiches, entrees
141 North Main St.
Mansfield, MA 02048
(508) 339-7167
4.99 miles

Trattoria della Nona
antipasti, pizza, pasta, insalata
160 North Main St.
Mansfield, MA 02048
(508) 339-5432
5.01 miles

Wendys
$-fast food
64 Copeland Dr.
Mansfield, MA 02048
(508) 339-7284
5.47 miles

Tahana Restaurant
60 Oakland St
Mansfield, MA 02048
(508) 337-8500
5.61 miles

D’Angelos
260 Chauncy St.
Mansfield, MA 02048
(508) 339-8603
5.71 miles

Bertucci’s
254 Chauncy St.
Mansfield, MA 02048
(508) 339-3655
5.76 miles

Mansfield House of Pizza
175 N Main St.
Mansfield, MA 02048
(508) 339-6400
5.03 miles

Stefano’s Pizza
30 Chauncy St.
Mansfield, MA 02048
(508) 339-6111
5.33 miles

Dominos
17 Treemont St.
Taunton, MA 02780
(508) 880-0111
7.15 miles

Ruby Tuesday
2097 Bay St.
Taunton, MA 02780
(508) 880-6652
4.15 miles


The Mythopoeic Society is an international literary and educational organization devoted to the study, discussion, and enjoyment of the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and mythopoeic literature. We believe the study of these writers can lead to greater understanding and appreciation of the literary, philosophical, and spiritual traditions which underlie their works, and can engender an interest in the study of myth, legend, and the genre of fantasy. Find out about past conferences at (http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon).