Join us in Leesburg, VA, from June 21-24, 2018, for Mythmoot V: Fantastic Frontiers

In June 2018, we will be returning to the National Conference Center in Leesburg, VA, for Mythmoot V: Fantastic Frontiers. Come join us for a weekend of fun, learning, and fellowship.

Welcome from Dr. Corey Olsen

Signum University and the Mythgard Institute have been around for over five years now, and each time we’ve hosted a Mythmoot conference, it has been special. As an institution, Signum strives to make serious scholarship on imaginative literature and all the fun that goes along with it available to everyone, and from its inception, Mythmoot has been the place where that mission gets embodied in a local gathering. This year, we have put together our biggest program ever. We’ve invited more guests, extended the conference an extra day, and discovered a wonderful new venue that enables us to plan the most exciting conference we’ve ever hosted. Whether you are a casual fantasy fan or a professional scholar, you will find Mythmoot a marvelous opportunity for intellectual explorations, creative expression, and stimulating conversation. I hope to see you there!

Welcome from Dr. Corey Olsen

Signum University and the Mythgard Institute have been around for over five years now, and each time we’ve hosted a Mythmoot conference, it has been special. As an institution, Signum strives to make serious scholarship on imaginative literature and all the fun that goes along with it available to everyone, and from its inception, Mythmoot has been the place where that mission gets embodied in a local gathering. This year, we have put together our biggest program ever. We’ve invited more guests, extended the conference an extra day, and discovered a wonderful new venue that enables us to plan the most exciting conference we’ve ever hosted. Whether you are a casual fantasy fan or a professional scholar, you will find Mythmoot a marvelous opportunity for intellectual explorations, creative expression, and stimulating conversation. I hope to see you there!

Special Guests

John Garth

Author of Tolkien and the Great War

Douglas Anderson

Scholar of fantastic literature

Marc Okrand

Marc Okrand

Inventor of Klingon and professional conlanger

Prancing Pony Podcasters

Hosts Alan Sisto and Shawn E. Marchese

A (Very Humble) Moot Point

By Sarah Powell

A moot is quite a merry gathering,
a welcoming, a chattering,
a come-sit-down-and-we’ll-discuss
of wizard’s luck and hobbit pluck.
Digging deep like dwarves, behold—
we’ll find a treasure more than gold:
friends new and old, and tales told,
and fellowship is forged in bold.
We’ll spin enchanted webs of banter,
drawing in the deeper matter:
hope and light and wrong from right,
to trust in small, not just in might.
And when the hours are spent and done
we’ll draw our hoods and everyone
will trundle home with thoughts afresh,
and Signum will have earned its rest
until the next moot gathers, blessed.

Used with permission.

Registration

Registration is open through May 31, 2018. Prices are detailed in the table below.

Conference registration includes:

  • Access to all conference sessions and events
  • Three meals per day, including the masquerade ball on Saturday night
  • Snacks and beverages throughout the day
  • Full access to the beautiful National Conference Center facility, including meeting rooms, common areas, 24/7 fitness gym, hiking trails (with access to the Potomac), speakeasy, fire pit, and more…
Mythmoot V Pricing
Entire Conference$449
Two-Day Pass
(Fri. + Sat. or Sat. + Sun.)
$310
Friday only$155
Saturday only$165 (includes masquerade ball)
Sunday only$155

Register for Mythmoot V

Lodging

Conference registration does not include lodging. The National Conference Center will have rooms available at the following conference rates:

  • Single rooms: $81/night (plus taxes)
  • Suites: $110/night (plus taxes)

Note that there is a limited supply of suites, so book soon if you plan to attend!

Book a Room

Image: The Argonath, by Ted Nasmith (used with permission)

A (Very Humble) Moot Point

By Sarah Powell

A moot is quite a merry gathering,
a welcoming, a chattering,
a come-sit-down-and-we’ll-discuss
of wizard’s luck and hobbit pluck.
Digging deep like dwarves, behold—
we’ll find a treasure more than gold:
friends new and old, and tales told,
and fellowship is forged in bold.
We’ll spin enchanted webs of banter,
drawing in the deeper matter:
hope and light and wrong from right,
to trust in small, not just in might.
And when the hours are spent and done
we’ll draw our hoods and everyone
will trundle home with thoughts afresh,
and Signum will have earned its rest
until the next moot gathers, blessed.

Used with permission.

Looking for more information about Mythmoot? Use our contact form or email events@signumu.org.