[DWJ] Diana Wynne Jones mini-con in Tel Aviv, October 17

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Mon Oct 10 13:47:12 EDT 2011

Thanks, Gili! 

I'm now signed up for 3 DWJ events -- all but the crafts one -- even my deep abiding love for DWJ will not give me ability to work with my hands.  I'm VERY excited to go to my first CON ever -- will try not to be disappointed if I don't meet any centaurs or robotic hotel receptionists, or strange geometries in the hallways...


>From: Gili Bar-Hillel <gbhillel at netvision.net.il>
>To: Diana Wynne Jones discussion <dwj at suberic.net>
>Sent: Friday, October 7, 2011 11:01 AM
>Subject: [DWJ] Diana Wynne Jones mini-con in Tel Aviv, October 17
>I know there are at least two additional list members in Israel, and thought
>the rest of you might like to know, there will be several events in memory
>of Diana Wynne Jones during the Icon SF conventions in Tel Aviv this Succoth
>Icon was once the major Israeli SF convention, held every fall. Last year
>there was a big break in the SF community in Israel and there are now,
>ridiculously, two conventions running parallel, both called Icon (there is
>an ongoing legal dispute over ownership of the name). Back in April I was
>approached by both conventions to suggest and/or organise events in memory
>of Diana. For personal reasons, and also because I don't want to take sides
>in the whole Icon dispute, I turned down both conventions. Up to then I had
>been the go-to person for anything Diana Wynne Jones related at Israeli
>conventions, trying to spread the word about my favorite author since before
>anyone had heard about her in this country. I know there was disappointment
>when I refused to be involved this year, but one of the results was that
>other people were found to pick up the DWJ torch, and this makes me very,
>very happy. It's good to have visible evidence of the growing DWJ fanbase in
>Israel. In the end I will be participating in the concluding panel, though
>my name is not in the program.
>Here are event details:
>Monday, October 17,
>Damian Hoffman, "Improbable Heroes: The Worlds of Diana Wynne Jones" (full
>event details in Hebrew, here:
>Workshop: Modelling Howl's Moving Castle in Plasticine, with Rotem Baruchin
>(the link is in Hebrew but worth hitting for the picture!
>Dr. Dafna Kirsch (M.D.), "Diana Wynne Jones: the Legacy" (full event details
>in Hebrew here
>Panel: "Children, Grownups, and other Fantastical Creatures"
>Moderated by Ehud Maimon, with with Rotem Baruchin, Nadav Miller-Almog,
>Inbal Saggiv-Nakdimon and myself (uncredited) (details:
>All these events will be held as part of the Icon festival, full website:
>http://www.iconfestival.org.il. There is a second convention, Icon TLV,
>which does not have any specific Diana Wynne Jones content but many other
>interesting events, including several events with GOH Robert Charles Wilson.
>The website for Icon TLV is: http://www.icon.org.il/2011/ . Graff Publishing
>(my baby) is a sponsor of both Icons.
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>Dwj at suberic.net

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