Principles of the SouthPole-sium
Those who are hoping to particpate
These apply more to previous and future SouthPole-siums than to the virtual SouthPole-sium4.5.
• Informal, sociable, fun and serious only up to a point.• Focus on the Antarctic i.e. not bi-polar. • Focus on books, book collecting, book publishing, bookselling, book writing. Secondary foci: history, maps, art, photography, music, film, artifacts, medals. • Non-focus: contemporary science (not that there's anything wrong with contemporary science). • Short talks; no "read" talks. • Affordable. • No money is made and hopefully none lost. • Everyone pays to come; no one gets paid to come.