There's two terms I'll bet you never thought you'd see together! But "What the Dickens?" in Orlando, Florida, is offering $5000 for the best public performance of a song from a Dickens-based musical. A YouTube video of the performance must be sent in by December 5. More details are available here and here.
I can't wait to see what people come up with for this!
This is just to report that I'm back from the Dickens Fellowship Conference, where we had a grand and glorious five days of celebrating Mr. Dickens! Report and pictures (with help from Rachel McMillan) coming soon!
Congratulations to the Dickens Society of Baltimore for becoming an official branch of the Dickens Fellowship! (H/T The Buzfuz) This makes it the branch of the Fellowship closest to me. I may have to look into joining up with them!
Speaking of the Fellowship, I'm getting ready to go to their annual conference, starting next week in Chicago, where I will get to meet up with Dickensblog reader and frequent guest blogger Rachel McMillan! (Charles Dickens: bringing people together since 1836.) As I did the last time I was away, I plan to set up some quotes from various Dickens novels to run on the blog while I'm gone. I already have some requests left over from last time that I can use (Nicholas Nickleby, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, A Christmas Carol, Little Dorrit, and HardTimes)but if you have any more novels that you'd like me to quote from, please let me know in the comments section on this post. Thanks!
And I'm sure Rachel and I will both have lots to share when we get back!
If you're on Twitter, you might enjoy subscribing to Our Mutual Feed! Here's the scoop on how it started, and how you can become a participant. This started a while back, but they might still have one or two characters left for people to take on. This is based on a Dickens novel, after all.