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E-mail sent out 17 January 2012.

Dear Antarctican - Dear Bibliophile,

Today, a hundred years ago, Captain Scott and his four companions reached the South Pole.

In recognition of that anniversary I've chosen today to launch the Registration period for the SouthPole-sium to be held in Jaffrey, New Hampshire, on the 15-17th of June 2012.

Attached are three documents:
1) The preliminary Agenda - Schedule

2) The Registration form, and

3) A form to request accommodation with a "Local Host."
All three and much more may also be found on the SouthPole-sium website at http://www.antarctic-circle.org/gathering.htm

Over the past few months, 45 of you have indicated that you're definitely coming (see http://www.antarctic-circle.org/gathering-attendees.htm) and 37 have "expressed interest" (see http://www.antarctic-circle.org/gathering-interested.htm)

The attendance is being limited to a total of 100 so it's to your advantage to register early. (The fee is returnable without any penalty up to 48 hours before the opening of the SouthPole-sium.)

This will not be a typical conference. The emphasis will be on discussion. All are invited to make short, informal presentations on Antarctic subjects of interest to them. See http://www.antarctic-circle.org/gathering-subject.htm and http://www.antarctic-circle.org/gathering-subjectideas.htm. All are encouraged to bring something to "show and tell:" a book, photograph, letter, artifact, or painting. It will be an informal gathering and there will be plenty of opportunities to enjoy good food, drink and conversation.

Although you could typically register for something like this by e-mail, I've decided to avoid dealing with credit cards and such so, although you can send in the Registration and Local Host forms electronically, you'll still need to post a check to the address below. (As I say in the Registration form. if you don't have an easy way to pay in US dollars or British pounds, you can wait until you arrive in Jaffrey and pay in dollars.)

The charge for the weekend is $95 or £62 and includes two receptions, two lunches, snacks at the start of each day and during the morning and afternoon breaks, a chicken barbecue dinner on Saturday, a theatrical presentation, music, Antarctic movies, and a special Keepsake publication. There is also an option at $50 or £33 for those who either don't want to attend the day sessions but want to come to the two receptions and the dinner or for those who only want to attend the day sessions.

There are some interesting options for accommodation which are presented at http://www.antarctic-circle.org/gathering-accommodation.htm. Perhaps the most affordable and interesting will be the opportunity to stay with a Local Host.

So I look forward to seeing many of you in Jaffrey in June. In the meantime, e-mail me if you have any questions. As June approaches I will be sending out the occasional e-mail with new or revised information but mostly just to those who have already registered or I expect will. By the way, as people register, their names will be added to the website at http://www.antarctic-circle.org/gathering-registered.htm


Robert Stephenson, Coordinator
The Antarctic Circle

This e-mail has been sent to the following (feel free to forward it to anyone else you think would be interested):

Jason Anthony
Andrew Atkin
Gordon Bain
Stephanie Barczewski
Susan Barr
Chris Bartle
Nicholas Basbanes
Tim Baughman
Brenda Bhatti
Hester Blum
John R. Bockstoce
Naomi Boneham
John & Sue Bonham
Joan Boothe
John Bowles
Brad Borkan
Antony & Jill Bowring
Emma & Franklin Brooke-Hitching
Rorke Bryan
Joanne Buck
Ken Bures
Robert H. Burton
Angie Butler
William Cabeen
G. M. Calhoun
Daria Carle
Betty Carlisle, M.D.
Siobhan Carroll
Leonie Cash
Paul Chaplin
Geoffrey Clark
Mary Royds Cleveland
Helen Coll
Joanna Condon
Larry Conrad
Trevor Cornford
Neelon Crawford
Stanley Cushing
Paul Dalrymple
Regina Daly
Darcy Dangremond
Paul Davies
Richard Dehmel
Lucia deLeiris
Steve Dibbern
Sally E. Douglas
Prof Julian Dowdeswell
Wendy Driver
Anna Dunsheath
Tim Dye
Chris Edwards
Jeff & Juliet Evans
Margo Fernandez
Helene Ferranti
Ran Fiennes
Julia Finn
Joe Fitzsimmons
Clare Flemming
Art Ford
Philippa Foster Back OBE
William Fox
Stephen Freed
Peter Fuchs
Jo-del Gaeth
Greg Glade
David Godine
Raimund Goerler
Fred Goldberg
Ross Goodwin
Martin Greene
Jane Gregory
Guy Guthridge
Stephen Haddelsey
David Harrowfield
Bob Headland
John Hemming
Robert Henrici
Kari Herbert
Gloria Hicks
Stephen Hicks
Bernadette Hince
David Hirzel
Lisa Hofmeister
Meredith Hooper
Lawrence Howard
Ray Howgego
John Hyatt
Rosemary Irwin
Mark James
Gus Jones
Max Jones
Bob Karrow
Laura Kay
Laura Kissel
Geir O. Kløver
Phil Kolvoord
Dick & Peggy Krementz
Valmar Kurol
Charles Lagerbom
Nick Lambourn
Heather Lane
John Lannon
Bruce Larsen
Sally Larsen
Bernie Lauser
Elizabeth Leane
Stuart Leggatt
Gretchen Legler
Huw Lewis-Jones
Dr Ruth Lightbourne
David & Cathy Lilburne
Bryan Lintott
Nancy Liston
Calista Lucy
Julian MacKenzie
Ross MacPhee
Kathryn Manning
Howard Mansfield
Lucy Martin
Allen Mawer
Jim & Geraldine McAdam
James J. McCarthy
Stephanie A. McDonald
Rhod McEwan
David McGonigal
Wilson McOrist
Shirley Metz
Colin Monteath
Rachel Morgan
Margot Morrell
Ian Morrison
Samuel B. Mukasa
Chris Mungall
Shane Murphy
Frederick E. Nelson
Peggy Nelson
Denis O'Connell
Joe O'Farrell
Dion Owens
Merlyn Paine
Mark Pharaoh
Celene Pickard
Richard Pierce
Jan Piggott
Jay Platt
Robert B. Pope, Jr.
Russell Potter
Gill Poulter
Patrick Quilty
Richard Reaney
Gregory Reese
William Reese
Julien Renard
Beau Riffenburgh
David Roberts
Leslie Carol Roberts
Lisa Roberts
Lisle Rose
Michael Rosove
Bill Ross
Chet Ross
Heather Rossiter
Jeff Rubin
Erica Ryan
Julian Salisbury
Brian Sandford
Jay Satterfield
Shirley Sawtell
Falcon Scott
Stephen Scott-Fawcett
Charlie Shackleton
Jonathan Shackleton
Ken Sheldon
Ann Savours Shirley
Philip Sidney
John & Sue Simper
Judy Skelton
Michael Smith
Andie Smithers
John Splettstoesser
Marjory Spoerri
David Stam
Deirdre Stam
Karen Steele
Will Steger
Glenn Marty Stein
John Stewart
Ian Stone
Sarah Strong
Emma Stuart
Ed Stump
Geoff Swinney
Charles Swithinbank
Frank Taaffe
Seamus Taaffe
Mike Tarver
David Tatham
Mark Tewfik
John Thomson
Deborah Thurber
Peter Timms
Janice Tipping
Cameron Treleaven
Alec Trendall
Elizabeth Truswell
Karen Ronne Tupek
Kelly Tyler-Lewis
Alex Vogel
David W. H. Walton
Douglas Wamsley
Michael Warr
Nigel Watson
Neale Webb
Dan Weinstein
Sara Wheeler
Edward Widmer
Isobel Williams
David Wilson
Richard Wolak
Rose Young
Warren Zapol