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Subjects of talks proposed to be presented so far
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Jaffrey Civic Center, our main venue
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Comments during preliminary planning from those who might attend

Update #1 e-mail sent out 7 October 2011.

Dear Antarctican - Dear Bibliophile,

Most of you who receive this e-mail were contacted last March about a gathering in Jaffrey, NH, scheduled for 15-17 June 2012.

There were many enthusiastic responses. The event is definitely going ahead.

Here is the first update on how things are progressing.

Have a look at the website for the gathering at http://www.antarctic-circle.org/gathering.htm

Much new content has been added since March and there have been changes.

At the moment, 32 persons have said they are planning to attend. If you go to http://www.antarctic-circle.org/gathering-attendees.htm you will see these listed. There are several booksellers, collectors and authors among the list; also, people from Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK and throughout the US. (Attendance will be limited to no more than 100 people.)

Also, 36 have expressed interest in coming and are listed at http://www.antarctic-circle.org/gathering-interested.htm

To summarize how gathering will be organized (there is far more detail on the website):
• Informal, so as to encourage as much interaction between participants as possible.

• No long papers; in almost all instances short presentations by attendees, generally 15 minutes or less.
For subjects already volunteered see http://www.antarctic-circle.org/gathering-subject.htm
For subject ideas see http://www.antarctic-circle.org/gathering-subjectideas.htm (And please send in any suggestions.)

• Depending on the interests of the attendees, there may be break-away sessions. (The registration form, available January or February, will include a questionnaire.)

• Significant time, perhaps the whole of Saturday morning, will be spent having participants explain their Antarctic and Bibliophilic interests with attendant discussion. This will set up networking opportunities for the remainder of the weekend.

• Participation. Attendees will be encouraged to either make a presentation or to ask questions and, in some cases, to help out with logistics.

• Attendees will be encouraged to bring books, artifacts, images, etc., for "show and tell." There will be display cases available.

• Booksellers will be able to set up small displays of books for sale. Attendees are welcome to bring books for sale or trade.

• Affordable. The cost has not been set but should be something like $25-50 per person to which would be added whatever the Saturday night dinner will cost. I would expect the total to certainly be less than $100. The goal is to break even.

• An attempt will be made to place those interested in local homes for the weekend although there are a number of accommodation options included on the website.

• Fun. We hope to make the weekend a good time for all.
What happens next? In January or February 2012 an Update 2 will be sent out with additional and revised information. The cost will have been set and the registration process will be unveiled.

If you have any questions or comments, please send them on.

Robert Stephenson
Coordinator, The Antarctic Circle

This e-mail has been sent to the following. If there's someone not on this list that you think would be interested, feel free to forward this on.
Andrew Atkin
Chris Bartle
Tim Baughman
Dian Olson Belanger
Hester Blum
Joan Boothe
Brad Borkan
John Bowles
Rorke Bryan
Robert H. Burton
Angie Butler
William Cabeen
Daria Carle
Mary Royds Cleveland
Larry Conrad
Trevor Cornford
Neelon Crawford
Paul Dalrymple
Regina Daly
Paul Davies
Richard Dehmel
Lucia deLeiris
Steve Dibbern
Sally E Douglas
Wendy Driver
Helene Ferranti
Julia Finn
Joe Fitzsimmons
Art Ford
Philippa Foster Back OBE
William Fox
Peter Fuchs
Greg Glade
David Godine
Fred Goldberg
Ross Goodwin
Martin Greene
Guy Guthridge
Stephen Haddelsey
David Harrowfield
Bob Headland
Robert Henrici
Stephen Hicks
Bernadette Hince
David Hirzel
Meredith Hooper
Ray Howgego
John Hyatt
Mark James
Max Jones
Bob Karrow
Laura Kay
Laura Kissel
Phil Kolvoord
Dick & Peggy Krementz
Valmar Kurol
Charles Lagerbom
Heather Lane
John Lannon
Bruce Larsen
Sally Larsen
Bernie Lauser
Elizabeth Leane
Stuart Leggatt
David & Cathy Lilburne
Nancy Liston
Ross MacPhee
Jim and Geraldine McAdam
James J. McCarthy
Wilson McOrist
Shirley Metz
Rachel Morgan
Margot Morrell
Samuel B. Mukasa
Chris Mungall
Shane Murphy
Frederick E. Nelson
Peggy Nelson
Joe O'Farrell
Dion Owens
Jay Platt
Robert B. Pope, Jr.
Russell Potter
Richard Reaney
Gregory Reese
Beau Riffenburgh
David Roberts
Leslie Carol Roberts
Lisle Rose
Michael Rosove
Chet Ross
Jeff Rubin
Jay Satterfield
Stephen Scott-Fawcett
Charlie Shackleton
Jonathan Shackleton
John & Sue Simper
Judy Skelton
Michael Smith
John Splettstoesser
Marjory Spoerri
David Stam
Deirdre Stam
Karen Steele
Glenn Marty Stein
John Stewart
Seamus Taaffe
Mike Tarver
Mark Tewfik
John Thomson
Deborah Thurber
Peter Timms
Cameron Treleaven
Alec Trendall
Karen Ronne Tupek
Kelly Tyler-Lewis
Douglas Wamsley
Michael Warr
Neale Webb
Isobel Williams
Richard Wolak