Mythmoot Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to Tom Hillman, @alas_not_me, for winning first prize for cleverest photo of The Inklings and King Arthur at Mythmoot V! This photo took about four days to set up, because he had to wait until it stopped raining and take the photo with his sword outside the National Conference Center, since bladed weapons are not allowed indoors (Masquerade Ball pics notwithstanding, ahem, ahem). Here is the glorious photo for your enjoyment: 

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“Whoso pulleth out this sword of this tome and volume is rightwise king born of all Mythmoot.”

And a proud second place goes to Joe Hoffman, aka Calvus Virginicus, @virginicus, for sheer volume of scintillating wit. Enjoy this series of puns, homophones, and general fun!


Proving I studied Formalism with @SorinaHiggins


The Inklings and Arthur …. Arthur Harrow. 


The Inklings and Arthur, Dent


The Inklings and King Arthur and Mina Harker


The Inklings and King Arthur and the Harkers


The Twinklings and King Arthur


The Drinklings and King Arthur

Now, don’t you wish you had been at Mythmoot? Don’t you need to rush out and get a copy of The Inklings and King Arthur? 😉

About Sørina Higgins

Sørina Higgins is a PhD student in English and Presidential Scholar at Baylor University. She also serves as Chair of the Language and Literature Department at Signum University, online. Her latest publication is an academic essay collection on "The Inklings and King Arthur" (Apocryphile Press, December 2017). Her interests include British Modernism, the Inklings, Arthuriana, theatre, and magic. She holds an M.A. from Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English. Sørina blogs about British poet Charles Williams at The Oddest Inkling, wrote the introduction to a new edition of Williams’s "Taliessin through Logres" (Apocryphile, 2016), and edited Williams’s "The Chapel of the Thorn" (Apocryphile, 2014). As a creative writer, Sørina has published two books of poetry, "The Significance of Swans" (2007) and "Caduceus" (2012).
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8 Responses to Mythmoot Photo Contest Winners

  1. David Llewellyn Dodds says:

    Yes! Thanks, and congratulations, variously – what fun!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Tom Hillman says:

    There was very nearly some trouble at the door when he told me I couldn’t bring my sword inside, but in the end I sorted it out with the doorward.

    Slowly I unbuckled my belt and myself set my sword upright against the wall. ‘Here I set
    it,’ I said, ‘but I command you not to touch it, nor to permit any other to lay hand on it. In this elvish sheath dwells the Blade that was Broken and has been made again. Telchar first wrought it in the deeps of time. Death shall come to any man that draws Elendil’s sword save Elendil’s heir.’

    The guard stepped back and looked with amazement on me. ‘It seems that you are come on the
    wings of song out of the forgotten days he said. It shall be, lord, as you command.’

    Liked by 3 people

  3. joviator says:

    Reblogged this on Idiosophy and commented:
    I am honored to have lost this competition.


  4. Tom Hillman says:

    But, Joe, you look so much better in your photo than I do in mine.


  5. That’s not a bladed weapon. It’s merely a very large letter opener.


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