[DWJ] DWJ Conference 2014 (was Re: Hexwood)

Deborah Meghnagi Bailey deborah at brightweavings.com
Wed Oct 17 08:49:55 EDT 2012


Indeed :-)

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From: dwj-bounces at suberic.net [mailto:dwj-bounces at suberic.net] On Behalf Of
Lucy Pearson
Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 2:39 PM
To: Diana Wynne Jones discussion
Subject: Re: [DWJ] DWJ Conference 2014 (was Re: Hexwood)

Fingers crossed, Deborah! You have a while to plan, anyway :)

On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 1:34 PM, Deborah Meghnagi Bailey <
deborah at brightweavings.com> wrote:

> That sounds amazing, Lucy. I'd never say never, but I know I won't be 
> able to stay in the UK that long - husband will have started work 
> again, kid will be starting first grade - but maybe I could find some 
> cheap easyjet flight and willing babysitters and pop back by myself. 
> Doubt it, if I'm realistic, but I'll live in hope!
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: dwj-bounces at suberic.net [mailto:dwj-bounces at suberic.net] On 
> Behalf Of Lucy Pearson
> Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 2:25 PM
> To: Diana Wynne Jones discussion
>  Subject: [DWJ] DWJ Conference 2014 (was Re: Hexwood)
>
> I'm based in Newcastle, and this seems like a good idea to mention 
> that we are currently planning an DWJ conference to take place shortly 
> after WorldCon 2014. The conference will be in collaboration with 
> Seven Stories, the Centre for Children's Books, which holds Diana's 
> archives, and will include some opportunities to access the archive.
>
> I've been holding off talking about it on this list till I made some 
> final arrangements, but I think I'm now reasonably confident it will go
ahead.
> We'd been thinking about it mainly as an opportunity for people to 
> present papers, but in the light of this conversation I think we'll 
> also do a call for seminars / workshops. The lovely Cathy Butler of 
> this list has provisionally agreed to speak.
>
> The conference is scheduled for 5/6 September 2014 - hopefully this is 
> close enough to WorldCon that those of you who have travelled from 
> overseas for that might be able to extend your trips. The CFP hasn't 
> gone out yet, but will be circulated to this list when we're at that 
> stage. In the meantime, do start thinking about possible papers and 
> workshops!
>
> All best,
>
> Lucy
>
> PS Farah, I'm /that/ Lucy - and thank you for your help and advice in 
> the early stages of planning this thing!
>
> On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 12:57 PM, Deborah Meghnagi Bailey < 
> deborah at brightweavings.com> wrote:
>
> > I'm thinking of being in England for Worldcon 2014. I'd LOVE to 
> > attend a seminar on DWJ around that time, although I could only do 
> > Sunday, not Saturday...
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: dwj-bounces at suberic.net [mailto:dwj-bounces at suberic.net] On 
> > Behalf Of Farah Mendlesohn
> > Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 1:53 PM
> > To: Diana Wynne Jones discussion
> > Subject: Re: [DWJ] Hexwood
> >
> > Yes!
> >
> > And near World Fantasy 2013 is ideal.
> >
> > Lucy, where are you based?
> >
> > On 17 October 2012 12:41, Kathleen <kathleen.jennings at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Oh, yes! And if it were anywhere near World Fantasy 2013, I might 
> > > even be able to come.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > On 17/10/2012, at 9:34 PM, Lucy Pearson <lucy.r.pearson at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > > Would people genuinely be interested in attending / offering 
> > > > such a
> > > thing?
> > > > Because if so I might be in a position to facilitate it...
> > > >
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