Archive for June 2009

Sirens Newsletter – Volume 1, Issue 6 (June 2009)

Programming Deadline, We Really Mean It
The extended (and absolutely final) deadline for programming proposals is this Sunday, June 7, 2009. Even if this is your first conference, we encourage you to share what you know with others through papers, panels, workshops, or even by leading a roundtable discussion. Find all the information you’ll need on the Sirens LiveJournal and the Sirens website.

We’re also pleased to receive proposals for interactive afternoon classes. Share your related hobbies and activities with other attendees! The deadline for submitting to teach these classes is July 1, but if you can get your application in sooner, we’d certainly appreciate it.

Please also join in on our discussion of inspirations and favorite female characters in fantasy, whether or not you’ll be proposing a presentation.


Programming Preview!
Want a sneak peek at a sample of the presentations for Sirens? Check out the new accepted proposals page on the Sirens website. (And if you’re a presenter and don’t see your accepted proposal, please don’t panic; once we’ve confirmed your registration, the summary goes into a queue for editing and formatting, and it can take another few weeks to be published.)


Programming Panels
A few panels–one on women in Harry Potter, one on Mary Sues in fantasy, and one on Twilight and Buffy the Vampire Slayer–seek additional panelists. If you’d rather not present on your own, consider taking part in one of these moderator-focused panels. Visit this entry for details and contact information.


Sirens Shuttle Between Denver International Airport and Vail
It can cost $100 or more one-way between Denver and Vail if you take a commercial shuttle, and as much or more to rent a car and park in Vail. We’ve found a way to get you there and back again for half the price–and give you a chance to meet other attendees on the way. A conference-sponsored shuttle will depart from Denver at 3:30 p.m. on October 1 and leave the Vail Cascade at 10:30 a.m. on October 4, which will accommodate flights arriving by 2:00 p.m. on October 1 or departing after 3:00 p.m. on October 4. Registered attendees will receive an e-mail as soon as shuttle tickets are available, and will have the first opportunity to purchase the limited seats.


Vail Cascade Resort and Spa
Roommates wanted! If you’re looking for someone to share a room with, check out the Sirens message boards to read or write advertisements.

One of the things we like best about the Vail Cascade is the library across from the main desk. The library was donated by a frequent patron of the Vail Cascade, and comfy couches and squashy armchairs overlook the patio on Gore Creek.

There’s also a computer terminal and printer, provided so that you can check in for your flight and print a boarding pass before you head home.


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See you in Vail!


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