Mythcon 38 - August 3-6, 2007

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Mythcon 38
Becoming Adept: The Journey to Mastery

Clark Kerr Campus, UCB
Berkeley, California
August 3-6, 2007

Becoming Adept: The Journey to Mastery

Fantasy literature features many characters who journey along a path from beginner to adept, from apprentice to master. How is this journey portrayed? What various highways and byways have such seekers traveled? What are the stages of transformation and the elements of the process of achieving mastery? How is mastery demonstrated, and what happens if these skills are lost? From the seasoning of Tolkien’s Merry and Pippin to the wizard-school training of Ursula K. Le Guin’s Ged and J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter, the journey to mastery runs throughout fantasy.

Guests of Honor

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.

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