drcpunk (drcpunk) wrote,

Mythcon 39 as of Sunday

I got to nellorat's paper and to a panel or two. My presentation went well, considering that a) it was all rather unfinished and b) it was scheduled opposite two other things.

The banquet was fun. Sharan Newmann's GoH speech discussed the remarkable women of medieval times, particularly the 12th century, noting that these were the rule, not the exception. To my delight, Catherynne M. Valente's The Orphan's Tales took the award for adult fiction. While I was hoping that Nancy Springer's Dussie would take the children's award, it is appropriate that Rowling's Harry Potter series won.

For Inklings Scholarship, the winner was The Company They Keep, edited by Diana Pavlac Glyer; with an amazingly good appendix by David Bratman. For Non-Inklings Scholarship, the winner was The Shadow-Walkers: Jacob Grimm’s Mythology of the Monstrous, edited by T. A. Shippey.

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