-- July 4th - 7th, 2019
David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Coraopolis, PA
-- July 26th - 28th, 2019
Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA
-- August 23rd - 25th, 2019
Indianapolis Marriott East, Indianapolis, IN
Anime North 2019
-- May 24th - 26th, 2019
Toronto Congress Center, Toronto, ONT
-- May 10th - 12th, 2019
Crowne Plaza Columbus North, Worthington, OH
Motor City Furry Con 2019
-- April 12th - 14th, 2019
Westin Detroit-Southfield, Southfield, MI
-- February 22nd - 24th, 2019
Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield, Brookfield, WI
-- 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.
Please raise a glass to toast our newest members, Bill Pearson and Laura Pearson. Welcome and congratulations. Shai Dorsai!
The Dorsai Irregulars will be guests at ConComCon 26 in Portland, Oregon the weekend of June 14th where we will be discussing the finer (and not so fine) points of preparing, organizing, training, executing, and reporting on the events we work. If you are in the area, come on by and join us.
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.