On Thursday, I recieved a CFP (Call for Papers for those of you not in the know) from a Pop Culture Conference in Boston. They have a specific track dedicated to Arthurian Literature. On a whim (and with plenty of time at work) I wrote up an abstract for a paper on the Arthurian Love Triangle in film, based on my undergrad thesis.
On Friday, I completed my move out of Long Beach. Thanks be to Camin and Carrie, without whom I could never have done it. So, really sore from the move, I came home to Monrovia and prepared to go to Crown.
On Saturday, I drove out to the middle of nowhere (aka Idyllwild) for Caid's Crown Tournament. I stepped down as Bellows, Caid's Chief Field Herald, in a very cool ceremony. Because I put my replacement through a trial by fire that day, and she came through with flying colors, I feel confident she can handle the job. The winner of Crown Tourney, and our new al-Caid, was Duke Edric Aaron Hartwood, fighting for the honor of the Honourable Lady Faizeh al-Zarqua(aka jillaw), our new Lady Caid. Congratulations to Their Royal Highnesses, and Her Royal Majesty kottr for what must surely have been an epic labor (Edric is approximately 9 feet tall).
On Saturday night/Sunday morning, I slept for 12 hours. It was glorious.
Today (Sunday), I recieved an email back from the Pop Culture Conference coordinators. They loved my abstract, and have accepted me as a presenter. Now I need to find the funding to go, either through Student Life and Development, the College of Liberal Arts, or both.
Edit: Abby and Camin suggested that I set up a PayPal account for donations. Not one to argue, I did. If you wish to donate to my "I need to get to Boston in early April and still pay the bills" fund, please click on the link here:
Edit 2: So I performed a major faux pas, and did not post a link to the conference itself. The fix: