Mythcon 45 - August 8-11, 2014

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Mythcon 45

Where Fantasy Fits

Wheaton College
Norton, MA
August 8-11, 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.

Mythcon 45 Flyer

Ursula Vernon

Guests of Honor

Ursula Vernon – Author Guest of Honor
Writer, artist and illustrator, winner of the 2013 Mythopoeic Award for Adult Literature for her graphic novel Digger.

Richard West

Richard West – Scholar Guest of Honor
Winner of the 1976 Mythopoeic Award for Inklings Studies for Tolkien Criticism.

Call for Papers & Progress Reports

Call for Papers, Mythcon 45 (PDF)

View or Download Mythcon 45 PR#1 here (PDF)

View or Download Mythcon 45 PR#2 here (PDF)

Mythcon Reports

Wheaton College welcomes Mythcon 45 to campus and provides some nice background, including chair Mike Drout explaining Golfimbul!

Brenton Dickieson's blog The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth… Or At Least Pass the Pepper
Chris Cooper's blog report for Mythcon 45 Day 1, Day 2, and Days 3 and 4
Katherine Sas' Mustering Mythgardians at Mythcon report.
The Grey Havens Group Recap and Gratitude Mythcon report.
Matthew Rettino's blog reports for Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, and Day 4.


The following information is included for historic and informational purposes only.

Mythcon 45 online registration for Mythopoeic Society members, general public, and students*:
Please note: registration for children under 12 is free but they must be accompanied by an adult conference member.

July 17 – Jan 25 Jan 26 – May 15 May 26 – July 21 At the door
Conference registration Mythopoeic Society members’ rate $70 $80 $90 $100
Conference registration Non-member’s rate $85 $95 $105 $125
Conference registration Student’s rate* $60 $65 $70 $75

One-day registration is also available; please select the day(s) desired:

Member Non-Member Student*
Saturday 1-day Registration $50 $65 $35
Sunday 1-day Registration $50 $65 $35
Friday or Monday 1-day Registration $25 $35 $20

To pay by check, make checks out to “Mythcon 45″ (for 1-day registration please specify which day or days) and mail to:

Mythcon 45
Marion Van Loo, Registrar
Box 71
Napoleon, MI 49261-0071 USA

* Full-time students; must present current, active student ID at check-in to get this rate.

Room & Board

The following information is included for historic and informational purposes only.

Meals and Lodging

Deadline for Room & Board packages is July 24, 2014.
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 ticket; and Monday breakfast.

This year at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, we have an unusual scenario: the charge is per bed, not per room, so there is no price break for having a roommate; those desiring to share a room must advise Conference Registration of the name of their roommate.

This year the price difference is between the air-conditioned dormitory and the non-air-conditioned dormitory. There are a limited number of rooms available with air-conditioning so please book early to insure your comfort.

Mythcon 45 Room & Board A/C — $345

Mythcon 45 Room & Board - Non A/C — $265

Key deposits

Instead of taking credit card imprints and not processing them, Wheaton College asks guests to bring a check (or cash) in the amount of $85.00 – this goes into a sealed envelope with the room number on it. When the key is returned, the check is returned, uncashed.

Extra Night: Thursday only, no meals.

If you are coming early, one extra night’s lodging (Room Only) for Thursday, August 7th, may be added to your Room & Board package. Please select either air-conditioned or non-air-conditioned dormitory. Unfortunately we cannot offer lodging for Monday night.

Mythcon 45 - Thursday Room A/C — $55

Mythcon 45 - Thursday Room Non A/C — $30

The Cafe on campus opens on weekday mornings at 8:30 and is open until 3pm. Breakfast includes hot sandwiches, pastries, yogurt, fruit, coffee, etc., and lunch includes both hot and cold options. The Cafe is not open on weekends. There are a few places within walking distance, including a local pizza shop and a small pub; there are many options within a 5 mile driving radius. More detailed information will be available in Progress Report #2 and online closer to the conference.

Meals Only

Deadline for Meal packages is July 24, 2014.
Those who will not be staying on campus can purchase a package with meals only; this includes Friday dinner, Saturday lunch and dinner, Sunday lunch and banquet ticket.

Mythcon 45 Meals package — $155

Those who will not be staying at the hotel or eating other meals can still purchase a ticket for the banquet on Sunday night.

Mythcon 45 - Banquet only — $65

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