Mythcon 49 Guests of Honor

Conference theme: On the Shoulders of Giants

Mythcon 49 will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, July 20-23. Congratulations to Filer Dr. Reid for being named one of the headliners —

Our Scholar Guest of Honor for 2018 is Dr. Robin Anne Reid. She is a Professor in the Department of Literature and Languages at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Her teaching areas are creative writing, critical theory, and marginalized literatures. Please see her full bio on the Mythcon 49 site for publishing credits. Perhaps most notably for Mythies, she wrote an outstanding bibliographic essay on the history of scholarship surrounding female characters in Tolkien’s legendarium in Perilous and Fair, published by the Mythopoeic Press.

Our Artist Guest of Honor is Donato Giancola. He balances modern concepts with realism in his paintings to bridge the worlds of contemporary and historical figurative arts. He also teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, the Illustration Master Class in Amherst, Massachusetts and online through the SmArt School, and appears at various institutions, seminars, and conventions, from San Diego to Rome to Moscow, where he performs demonstrations in oil paint and lectures on his aesthetics. Please see his full bio on his donatoart.com for influences, awards, and credits.

Visit www.mythcon.org for more information and to register for the con.

[Thanks to Lynn Maudlin for the story.]

9 thoughts on “Mythcon 49 Guests of Honor

  1. Huzzah for Filer @Robin Reid, a File-renowned (and, it seems world-renowned) scholar!

    Also huzzah for Donato Giancola, an incredible artist whose work I like a ton!

  2. @ Paul, John, Cora, Bonnie, Hampus, Tasha, JJ, and Kendall:

    Thank you all so much! It’s going to be so much fun (I’ll be talking about bibliographic research *and* fanzines! Two great flavors that taste great together!).

    Kendall: The Mythopoeic people are much better than many of the straight “literature” conventions at recognizing the importance of art.

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