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Old Aug 13 2010, 10:34 AM   #1
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The topic for McCaffrey Quest 2010 has been picked!

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The staff have picked their favorite parts of things McCaffrey and the following books will be covered: Dragonsong, Dragonsinger, All the Weyrs of Pern, and Killashandra. There will also be a section on general McCaffrey knowledge.

The date will be in November, though a specific weekend has not yet been picked.

So dig out your books or pull them lovingly from their place of honor on the shelf and get reading!
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Old Aug 13 2010, 12:23 PM   #2
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I'm surprised to see that there is a quest this year, but excited!

Will we ever find out about who won last year, or get prizes?

Also, what does general McCaffrey knowledge mean? Books? Personal life? Something else?

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Old Aug 13 2010, 12:53 PM   #3
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...I'm directing the Dragonsong play in November/December...it'll give me an /extra/ excuse to re-read that book. xD
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Will we ever find out about who won last year, or get prizes?
You will, but Cheryl has to, and I quote, "Get off her big behind." The winners are aware of their placing.

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Also, what does general McCaffrey knowledge mean? Books? Personal life? Something else?
There will definitely be book related questions. As to what else might be in there...
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W00t! More MQ!
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Can't wait!! I missed last year's, but surely, surely there will be time in my life for me to do it this year!!!!
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Great, but I doubt I'll be doing the Quest this year, either. I read DSinger and DSong, but I'm reading the books from the beginning, so it will take some time to reach AtWoP.
And really, Pam, it's not nice to tell us something that big and then keep us waiting! We all wonder what else will be in the general questions!
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Old Aug 14 2010, 07:11 PM   #8
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A good excuse to reread some of my favourites
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General questions = exactly what it says

Primarily general questions about anything written by Anne, but we reserve the right to enjoy ourselves a little
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Pleasantly surprised there'll be another. Know I won't get very far in it as I haven't read everything by Anne and I only read Killashandra once. Also don't have access to the box it's in.
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Cool!!! Looking forward to it. Missed last years. Don't want to miss again!!
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YAY!!! I sure hope I'm not too busy with Uni...

Oh blast it, I need to get my priorities straight.... Of course I'll find the time... Hmm... if I tell my lecturer that my essay will be late, well in advance....that'd be okay... surely....
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*chuckles* I know I've got the books somewhere but "where" is a good question...
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In the spare room of course!
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Old Aug 18 2010, 03:36 PM   #15
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Question re Killashandra: is it just the first book, or all three please?
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Question re Killashandra: is it just the first book, or all three please?
It's the book Killashandra. So, the middle one of the Crystal Singer series.
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Yay! And enough randomness to make it difficult for me. Not gonna do as well as usual on this one, but it'll be fun joining in.
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It's the book Killashandra. So, the middle one of the Crystal Singer series.
Thank you Pam. I forgot Crystal Singer is the first.
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Hurrrrray...It looks like I'll be able to do the Quest
again this year too. The only part that I might have some
real difficulty with this year, will be the *General McCaffrey
knowledge*...as we won't get to know what those questions
are...???...until we start the Quest I need all
the help and study this brain can get.

Thanks MoM staff...for putting this together for all of us again
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Great, but I doubt I'll be doing the Quest this year, either. I read DSinger and DSong, but I'm reading the books from the beginning, so it will take some time to reach AtWoP.
And really, Pam, it's not nice to tell us something that big and then keep us waiting! We all wonder what else will be in the general questions!
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Looks like the "general knowledge" is setting brains to work Good

Honestly, we'll play fair, the questions in this section won't be anything like as difficult as we could write if we chose to

Anyone who considers him/herself an Anne fan and is at least acquainted with her major series will be in with an equally good chance


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Old Aug 25 2010, 10:34 PM   #23
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Well Anneli...I believe I'm a true fan of Anne and her writings...so hopefully I will do alright...with this part of the *Quest*.
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Looking forward to trying MQ again, will only be my second attempt. Not sure how my General Anne McCaffrey knowledge will hold up though. Just hope I'm not busy on the chosen dates.
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I second what TwoSheds said! I will only be my second attempt too! I hope I'm free that weekend!
*off to find the books*
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Don't panic, folks, the General Knowledge will be no more or no less than it says on the can - after all, this is supposed to be fun, not a scary weekend

The exact date will be announced a bit later due to staff holidays and other engagements with real life that are looming high on the agenda right now, but we will definitely give advance notice November is the most likely target, so pencil that in...

In the meantime, I hope we've given you a great incentive to re-read not only the four "set texts" but also to indulge yourselves in an autumn orgy of Annedom
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For those who want to check them through: I've bumped the discussion threads on D'song, D'singer and AtWoP.

We never discussed Killashandra (in the Discussion forum) but of course there are various threads in the 'Crystalsinger/Brainships' section
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Well I've managed to read 3 of the 4 "texts" - being short and sweet to read but my spring cleaning may mean I'll have difficulty finding ATWOP and general questions, HELP!
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Excellent! Some of my most favourite of faves! I hope its after my exams though...will try hard to take part this year.
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yay! its almost here its almost here!!!!
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Aussie time says it's suppose to be here *hint, hint*
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I'm not sure exactly when it's going to be going up this year, as I'm sitting this year out as a preparer. I'd guess it'll go up tomorrow morning Europe time.
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Well, I just took a peek and all I got was "Server Error."
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