This has been a hectic, hyperfannish week for me, bookended by Westercon in Pasadena and Mythcon in Dallas. I think it’s the first time I’ve attended conventions on consecutive weekends — somehow I never needed to, unlike some veteran worldcon bidders I could name.
Diana, Sierra and I are together at Mythcon 41. And I’m posting this just after we all participated in a reader’s theater organized by David Bratman to reprise one of Charles Williams’ Amen House masques. Sierra, age 8, did a great job as The Manuscript. Emily Rauscher, who originated that role at a long-ago Mythcon, was cast this time as Master Librarian. (So how long ago was that Mythcon? Well, Emily was probably in high school then, and this year she’s a newly-minted Ph.D.) Bernie Phillips Bratman and David were stellar as those rival managers Alexis and Dorinda. Diana took the narrator’s role while I was gruff Colin.
More about Mythcon tomorrow.