For those who missed it in the comments on the original post, we were squeeful to discover that Oh So Alert Janeite Lynnae managed to get at least part of Mr. Tilney’s Old Spice parody on video!
Lynnae also has video for some other parts of our presentation, which she has placed on her blog, The Little White Attic. Check them out! (We’re still working on getting the entire Old Spice parody on video…stay tuned!)
If I may be so bold as to speak for the other members of Team Tilney, we really had a fun time “explaining it all”–that is, why we think Mr. Tilney is Austen’s best hero, as well as exploding some of the myths and scandalous falsehoods that have been circulated about him–to the audience at the JASNA AGM.
I conceived the idea a little over a year ago and browbeat, er, persuaded several fellow Tilney fans to join in with me, and submitted the idea as a breakout presentation for the AGM. Imagine my surprise and delight when the organizers contacted me and asked if we would be willing to have our presentation be a special event in the main ballroom before the official opening of the AGM. That sounded like fun, and as Heather pointed out, also had the advantage of getting it over with early and then we could relax and enjoy the rest of the AGM, and wouldn’t have to miss anything. We were also really pleased that the organizers seemed to catch the idea that we wanted to have some fun with it and be entertaining. Continue reading