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The Mid-Atlantic Gazette

Registration Deadline Extension

by Colin Helb

It has come to our attention that, because of small glitch, some members of MAPACA may not have received our most recent reminder emails. We apologize for this oversight. As a result we are extending the deadline for registration (scheduled to end on October 15th, 2014) to October 19th, 2014.

If you are still unregistered, please log-in and visit the Registration page to register for the conference. Unregistered persons will be dropped from the program.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Food and Culture Lunch

by Colin Helb

The MAPACA lunch sponsored by the Food & Culture Area will be Saturday, November 8 at the Lexington Market. We have a room reserved beginning at 11:30am near Faidley’s. Participants will be able to order their lunches to go at any of the Lexington Market’s food establishments.

It’s all here at Lexington Market. There are over 40 restaurants, delis, and bakeries at the Lexington Market. Fresh seafood, meats, poultry, and produced for great meals. An outstanding variety of prepared foods: gourmet potatoes to pretzels or paninis; stadium food or fried zucchini. From India to China to Mexico; sushi, Italian, or subs to go.

We’ll have menus from the bigger restaurants so we can pre-order since we’ll be there during the lunch rush.

Guest speakers Bill and Nancy Devine, the 4th generation owner of the world famous Faidley’s will be on hand at our lunch. Faidley’s has been featured on Andrew Zimmern and Rachel Ray’s TV shows. Their world famous crab cakes and crab sandwiches have been named one of the 20 Most Iconic Restaurants, America’s Best Sandwich, and is in the book 1,000 Places to See Before You Die. Their crab cakes have even been served on the Space Shuttle.

For more information, contact the Food & Culture Area Co-Chair Jill Nussel.

Hotel Booking Update

by Colin Helb

We recently learned that there is a small glitch with the Lord Baltimore Hotel’s site that says there are no more rooms available for the conference. This is not true. There are still rooms available at the conference rate.

If this is occurring for you, please call the hotel at 410-539-8400 to book your room.

To receive the discounted rate for the conference, tell them you are with the “Mid-Atlantic Popular American Culture” conference or use code “1411MAPACA.”

We apologize for the inconvenience. Please know that we are working to fix the situation and will post an update here when we do.

John Waters

by Jordan M. McClain, Mary Beth Ray

MAPACA is pleased to announce that our special guest for the 2014 conference is the legendary independent filmmaker, author, and popular culture aficionado John Waters. Born and raised in Baltimore, his notable films include Hairspray, Pink Flamingos, and Crybaby.

Mr. Waters will be honored as the inaugural recipient of MAPACA’s new Divine Impact Award, for meritorious and notable contributions to the cultural life and history of the Mid-Atlantic region. The award recognizes outstanding creative or scholarly achievement in the production, performance, or scholarly consideration of popular culture that exhibits exceptional contribution, longevity, originality, and impact.

Waters will be taking part in a brief Q+A session with MAPACA members at the conference’s reception on Thursday, November 6, and signing his new book, Carsick, afterward. MAPACA will have copies available for purchase.

(This event is open to MAPACA conference attendees only.)


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