[DWJ] bench fund

Martha Hixon marthahixon at gmail.com
Wed Sep 26 20:21:29 EDT 2012


thank you, Farah. And this is a great idea!

Martha


Dr. Martha P. Hixon
Department of English
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
615-898-2599 / martha.hixon at mtsu.edu


On Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 2:47 PM, Farah Mendlesohn <farah.sf at gmail.com>wrote:

> On 26 September 2012 14:53, Martha Hixon <marthahixon at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > I must have missed the first discussion of this. Would someone (Meredith?
> > Farah?) please explain the idea again--what kind of bench, how decorated
> or
> > designed, where permanently located, etc.?
>
>
>
> Dear Martha
>
> The following are the crucial three emails (minus the chiming in with
> enthusiasm from various lovely people).
>
>
>
> From Farah about three weeks ago:
>
> We are indeed very quiet.
>
>
>
> Allow me to give you something to talk about, tho I freely admit to self
> interest here.
>
>
>
> I am Exhibits Director of the next World Science Fiction Convention to be
> held in London (www.Loncon3.org). I have this huge great hall to fill,
> lots
> of ideas and some firm ideas about the need for seating in such a place.
> But seating is expensive and I think I need at least 20 seating areas, if
> not more.
>
>
> We have priced up garden benches and persuaded a bunch of people to
> sponsorthem. See here:
> http://www.loncon3.org/exhibits/sponsorship
>
>
> I wonder if this group would be interested in sponsoring a bench for Diana
> Wynne Jones?  The plaque could then be presented to the family.
>
>
> best wishes
>
> [image: cleardot.gif]F
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> -----
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>
>     *Elizabeth Bentley*
> via<
> http://support.google.com/mail/bin/answer.py?hl=en-GB&ctx=mail&answer=1311182
> >
>  suberic.net
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> 14 Sep (12 days ago)[image: cleardot.gif]
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> to Diana [image: cleardot.gif]
>
>
>
>
>
> Happy to contribute (I failed to read the message properly and was thinking
> in terms of sponsoring a bench on my own, which I'd decided I couldn't
> afford, but a joint one would be great.)
>
>
> Depending on how many and how much, I should think we might even manage
> more than one!
>
>
> Elizabeth
>
>
>
>
>
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> On 14 September 2012 12:29, Eleanor Joslin <eleanor at dreamvine.org.uk>
> wrote:
>
> I'd also be happy to contribute.
>
>
> Rather than another bench, are there any other aspects of Loncon we can
> sponsor if we overshoot?
>
>
>
> From Farah again
>
> Well, I can use a *lot* of benches....
>
>
> At the moment no, but within months, almost certainly.
>
>
>
> One possibility if you fancied might be to help me construct a school
> playground, complete with mock railings and street games. It won't cost
> huge money but it would be certainly in the region of £250.
>
>
> If Meredith is willing to collect the money, with the first £250 going to a
> bench, we could go from there,
>
>
> many thanks!
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