UPCOMING CONS

Confluence 2019 -- July 26th - 28th, 2019
Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport Hotel, Corapolis, PA

FuMPFest 2019 -- August 9th - 11th, 2019
Holiday Inn Chicago O'Hare, Chicago, IL

IndyFurCon 2019 -- August 23rd - 25th, 2019
Indianapolis Marriott East, Indianapolis, IN

RECENT CONS

Anthrocon 2019 -- July 4th - 7th, 2019
David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Coraopolis, PA

Anime North 2019 -- May 24th - 26th, 2019
Toronto Congress Center, Toronto, ONT

Marcon 54 -- May 10th - 12th, 2019
Crowne Plaza Columbus North, Worthington, OH

Motor City Furry Con 2019 -- April 12th - 14th, 2019
Westin Detroit-Southfield, Southfield, MI

FurSquared 2019 -- February 22nd - 24th, 2019
Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield, Brookfield, WI

MagFest 2019 -- January 3rd - 6th, 2019
Gaylord National Resort, National Harbor, MD


NEWS OF THE CREW

Michael "Moonwulf" Longcor will be the Featured Music Guest at Confluence 2019. If you are in the Pittsburgh area the weekend of July 26th, please stop by and say hi.

Our very own David Stein was invited to contribute an article to the Apollo XI themed edition of Journey Planet. Issue #46 can be found at http://journeyplanet.weebly.com/journey-planet/journey-planet-46-apollo-xi.

Please raise a glass to toast our newest members, Bill Pearson and Laura Pearson. Welcome and congratulations. Shai Dorsai!




NEWS OF FANDOM
The Smithsonian Magazine has published an article on the origin, use, and evolution of the term "Mary Sue". The article features the story of how and why Paula Smith and Sharon Ferraro, DI, coined the term in their Star Trek fanzine.

The article can be found at the Smithsonian Magazine website, https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/these-women-coined-term-mary-sue-180972182/.


Gary McGath has published a history of filk, "Tomorrow's Songs Today, The History of Filk Music"

Available as a free PDF or ePub at http://www.mcgath.com/tst/, it is a very readable, and deeply researched history of filk around the world. Highly Recommended.






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