We’re off to the airport in a few hours to travel to Portland, OR for the JASNA Annual General Meeting. This year’s theme is “Jane Austen and the Abbey: Mystery, Mayhem and Muslin in Portland,” so you know the Editrix is looking forward to it, like Lydia Bennet sighing over a whole weekend of Henry Tilney! We hope to see some AustenBlog readers–do say hi if you see us! And do stop by the Team Tilney Explains It All presentation on Friday at 10 a.m.–the Editrix and West Coast Bureau Correspondent Heather L., along with Tilneyfan Kelley B. and Lynn Marie Macy, the playwright of a delightful adaptation of Northanger Abbey, will be exploding the myths about Henry Tilney and explaining why he rules, and that cranky dude drools.
The Oregonian had a good-natured, mildly snarky article about the Janeites descending on an unwary Portland. We are pretty well-behaved for the most part, so there should be no regrets about this event. 😉