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Ariadne
Bibliophile
Location: At the foothills of Mt. Level

Postby Ariadne » Tue August 3rd, 2010, 3:46 pm

Doug - small world indeed, and will do!

I'm doing registration again for the San Diego con so there may be more updates from me as the date gets closer. There is a good historical connection in that the Maritime Museum (collection of historic ships) is across the street from the hotel in San Diego harbor. So maybe we'll get some naval enthusiasts involved.

I heard similar things about York, EC. I don't think it was heavily publicized and too many editor and agent-types didn't want to leave London! They seem to be doing a better job with Manchester so I hope it'll be a good time. Would be great to see you at one of the US events.

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Margaret
Bibliomaniac
Interest in HF: I can't answer this in 100 characters. Sorry.
Favorite HF book: Checkmate, the final novel in the Lymond series
Preferred HF: Literary novels. Late medieval and Renaissance.
Location: Catskill, New York, USA
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Postby Margaret » Tue August 3rd, 2010, 11:14 pm

I've marked my calendar for San Diego in 2011!
Browse over 5000 historical novel listings (probably well over 5000 by now, but I haven't re-counted lately) and over 700 reviews at www.HistoricalNovels.info

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Divia
Bibliomaniac
Location: Always Cloudy, Central New York

Postby Divia » Wed August 4th, 2010, 2:04 am

"Margaret" wrote:I've marked my calendar for San Diego in 2011!


I'm going as well. I should have my manuscript done by then.

I was toying with the idea about the YA panel, but I dunno if I'm educated enough on the topic, ya know. I mean, I'm just a librarian. I'm not an author(yet).
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Ash
Bibliomaniac
Location: Arizona, USA

Postby Ash » Wed August 4th, 2010, 2:58 am

Just a librarian? You work with kids all of the time. You'd be perfect!

That museum is very cool, actually that whole area is. One of my favorite shopping areas is just down the way, called Seaport Village, with a bookstore called Upstart Crow.

Speaking of bookstores, there are three indie stores in the Hillcrest area that are quite good, so anyone going will have to make plans to visit (some great restaurants there too).

Darn it, gotta wait a whole year for this.

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Michy
Bibliophile
Location: California

Postby Michy » Wed August 4th, 2010, 3:10 am

Seaport Village is a cute place -- cobblestones and quaint little shops. The best part is that it is right on the bay.

If any of you have time to do a bit of sight-seeing, Balboa Park is absolutely beautiful, and there is an outdoor Shakespearean theater, also.

And while you're in California, don't pass up the chance to eat some awesome Mexican food! Don't go to a chain restaurant, have one of the locals point you to an authentic place. There are some good ones in Old Town.....

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Libby
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Location: Lancashire
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Postby Libby » Wed August 4th, 2010, 7:29 pm

I'm still trying to make my mind up about going to the Manchester conference. I live within driving distance but it means getting up very early on a Sunday morning! It would be nice to meet up with some online friends though.
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Margaret
Bibliomaniac
Interest in HF: I can't answer this in 100 characters. Sorry.
Favorite HF book: Checkmate, the final novel in the Lymond series
Preferred HF: Literary novels. Late medieval and Renaissance.
Location: Catskill, New York, USA
Contact:

Postby Margaret » Thu August 5th, 2010, 4:14 am

I was toying with the idea about the YA panel, but I dunno if I'm educated enough on the topic, ya know. I mean, I'm just a librarian. I'm not an author(yet).


I don't think you have to write for kids to know a lot about what sorts of books kids gravitate to. If you're a librarian who works with teens, and if you read a lot of books for teens, you probably know an enormous amount that you could usefully share on a panel.
Browse over 5000 historical novel listings (probably well over 5000 by now, but I haven't re-counted lately) and over 700 reviews at www.HistoricalNovels.info

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EC2
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Location: Nottingham UK
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Postby EC2 » Thu August 5th, 2010, 9:58 am

"Divia" wrote:I'm going as well. I should have my manuscript done by then.

I was toying with the idea about the YA panel, but I dunno if I'm educated enough on the topic, ya know. I mean, I'm just a librarian. I'm not an author(yet).


The Historical Novel Society was originally founded for everyone with just as much, if not more emphasis on the readers. Gradually the authors have made their voice the loudest, (a pity I often think because the slant is all now on the nuts and bolts of writing rather than the experience from the readers VP) but that doesn't mean that they are the most important part. Your input as a professional YA librarian has enormous value and you could contribute very strongly I would say.
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

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