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Old Aug 27 2006, 04:48 PM   #1
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As some of you know I recently hollidayed in Ireland. During this holiday I also visited Anne again at Dragonhold. One of the things I needed to do there was approach Anne about our 40 Years of Pern project and get her blessing for it.

We will not be trespassing on any copyrights because we will only allow you, the participants, to send in a picture (preferably with your favourite Pern book, reading it or one, or with you and your collection, just to name some good examples) and a story (in which you are supposed to tell how you came to read Anne and/or Pern and what it means/meant to you (etc.)

We could have kept the project a secret and sprung it on Anne as a surprise but we have decided against that.
Despite the fact no copyright issues will arise we wanted to get Anne's permission and tell her about the project. and... (wait for it)

Anne was enthusiastic, thinks this is a wonderful idea and... promised to write a preface or introduction for it!



So that's the latest news on this, and good news it is.

If you haven't signed up for the 40 Years of Pern project yet, you can do so here (we feel we are still mssing a lot of you on the list ): http://forums.srellim.org/showthread.php?t=2477

We are planning to publish the book through printing-on-demand (LuLu), so you can participate and later buy a copy (or more) but you are under no obligation to order a book! We are glad just to have all you interested fans participate! However, to keep things affordable for those who do want to buy a copy of the book, we have set a limit to the number of participants because that number will affect the number of pages in the book and thus the price (we aim to publish the book at cost and will not make a profit on it).

Pictures and stories are to be send to hans @ pern . nl
It would be nice if you mention 40 years of Pern in the subject line (easier for me )
Keep the story length to between one or max. two sides of letter/A4 sized sheets with a regular font size, please)
Text can send text in any format, pictures in high quality please (but trust me, if I think it necessary, I'll contact you)
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Old Aug 27 2006, 06:40 PM   #2
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Oooh, yay!

*reminds self to get on with doing it*
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Old Aug 28 2006, 05:36 PM   #3
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I'm going to have to get a better bookcase... they're stacked two deep at the mo...
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Old Aug 28 2006, 06:10 PM   #4
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Right. I know the photo I want to take, but 'll just have to go and set it up.
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Old Aug 29 2006, 04:56 AM   #5
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P'ter, same here.... it's getting the whole collection in one place that will be tricky! Must remind Oldrider to get writing also. Great news from Anne though!
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Old Aug 29 2006, 10:51 AM   #6
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Don't forget, you don't necessarily need to send a pic with the whole collection

A picture with your favourite Pern item (or something unique Pernish on an embroidery frame... just to name something... ) might be considered, too if you feel like it
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Old Aug 30 2006, 01:29 AM   #7
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That's one problem I suppose, what's allowed and what isn't? Original art apparently is forbidden, but a copy in another medium or a craft maybe isn't... I assume it's okay for people who like costuming to wear a Pernese costume in the photo, but not to draw a picture of themselves or ask someone else to draw one.

I wonder if someone could get permission for Maelin to draw a Pernese cover for the book, (if she's willing, of course).
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Old Aug 30 2006, 04:55 AM   #8
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The cover is being taken care of, granath.

I also see no problem by making or having made a drawing of yourself. That used to be no problem anyway, it was only that you coud not call yourself (or the dragon you drew) Pernese but with the more lenient rules on fanfic and fandom I don't think it would pose problems.

However showing things selfmade was and is not the purpose of the book; the stories are. The pictures are there as accompaniment and "eye candy"
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Old Aug 30 2006, 05:17 AM   #9
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So, tapestry in the background - in or out? It's not 100% fanart as it's not original.....
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Indeed they are just an accompaniment, Hans. However, I think it would be lovely if those with the talent could show how Anne's writing has inspired them to be creative. Not that my picture would have anything but books on it, I hasten to add. I hope Apo's embroidery is in.
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Old Aug 30 2006, 09:53 AM   #11
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so....
would it matter if the photo had some of my chalk things in the background.... they're not all Pernese by a long way, or even my 20th bday present (if it ever gets finished) I'm 21 in a month!
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Any art not-Pernese (or recognisably so) is OK; no problem.

Apo, I think the tapestry would be OK, too as you made it yourself. One could argue that the copyright to that image belomgs to Les Edwards. Now I'm sure he won't object, especially not if we manage to mention hiw website address somewhere and send him a mail about it

After all, I obtained permission to place his pics on my website and he puts good quality pics of his own art on his own site for free download. So, I really don't see any problem. Nobody in his right mind would object to you, rightfully showing of the great accomplishment of that particular embroidery!
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Old Jun 8 2008, 02:21 AM   #13
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As some of you know I recently hollidayed in Ireland. During this holiday I also visited Anne again at Dragonhold. One of the things I needed to do there was approach Anne about our 40 Years of Pern project and get her blessing for it.

We will not be trespassing on any copyrights because we will only allow you, the participants, to send in a picture (preferably with your favourite Pern book, reading it or one, or with you and your collection, just to name some good examples) and a story (in which you are supposed to tell how you came to read Anne and/or Pern and what it means/meant to you (etc.)

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Anne was enthusiastic, thinks this is a wonderful idea and... promised to write a preface or introduction for it!



So that's the latest news on this, and good news it is.

If you haven't signed up for the 40 Years of Pern project yet, you can do so here (we feel we are still mssing a lot of you on the list ): http://forums.srellim.org/showthread.php?t=2477

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Pictures and stories are to be send to hans@pern.nl
It would be nice if you mention 40 years of Pern in the subject line (easier for me )
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Text can send text in any format, pictures in high quality please (but trust me, if I think it necessary, I'll contact you)
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Ginnystar, the book has already been assembled and published, so it's too late to contribute - but if you want a copy you can get one from here.
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Thanks, Kath
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Actually I'm just wondering if we could get a 2nd book up and running. Not all of us got to Hans in time for the cut-off date, for various reasons (example Ginnystar is relatively new and I didn't have the internet on at time - use of internet cafe is limited to 1 hour per go and that's not nearly long enough to write and pass mine on quickly, there would be other examples as well, I guess).

Perhaps a different title like To Pern and back again (okay I've got Tolkien on the brain when I wrote that), Here, there be dragons, (there are several titles already on the market with this title - even I got in the act and wrote a poem titled thus, use the search engine - type in "here, there be dragons" Jube), Dragontales etc.
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Wherry Chasing ? Firelizard Dreams ?
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I'd be game to make a similar book with appreciations of Pern in general.

I'd say... start mailing me
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Well, if you start working on it now it should be ready by next April 1st!
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Geez, that sounds like you want one each year...
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Hans, you are certifiably nuts!
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Geez, that sounds like you want one each year...
Well, I'm happy with the one that's done. But if other people want to do something similar, that date does sort of stick in the mind
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Hmm... That reminds me what I need to add to my packing list.
At this rate most of my luggage will be books!
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Reminds me that I have to lay my copy in sight othwerwise I'll probably forget it
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