31st Annual Chesterton Conference!

31st Annual Chesterton Conference! July 17, 2012

August 2-4. These things are a blast. Click on the picture and go sign up! Here’s the lowdown on everything you need to know. We’ll even be (finally!) premiering Manalive.

Don’t miss it if you can!

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  • ds

    This seems like as good a post as any to put this. Mark- I apologize for my comments about Chesterton the last week. I was extremely rude, it was totally uncalled for, there is no excuse for it. I flew off the handle, and really my many comments on Chesterton in the past have been unfair to you and uncharitable in general.

    Sean P. Dailey, if you happen to read this, all apologies apply to you too. I’ll seek you out in other comments to make sure you get this.

    To make it up to you both I will endeavor to 1) not be such a dick and 2) read some Chesterton. I was looking at the reading list at ACS and was thinking of starting there, unless either of you would like to recommend anything particularly accessible for a lazy reader who is new to Chesterton.

    • Mark Shea

      See, this is why I like you ds. You’re a good egg. All’s forgiven.

    • Ted Seeber

      Kevin O’Brien will disagree with me- and I’ll fully agree that Theater of the Word’s audio productions are MUCH higher quality and, to paraphrase St. Paul, the worker is worthy of his wage.

      Having said that, I believe many of the free librivox free recordings of Chesterton to be extremely accessible to the “causal lazy reader” type. You do get what you pay for from time to time (it’s downright strange having the voice of Chesterton break out in a Female Southern Drawl in the middle of a book), but as Tom Peterson, a famous furniture salesman here in Portland used to say on his midnight advertisements, Free Is a Very Good Price.


      Now if you really prefer the written word, and have a Kindle, a Nook, or a Smartphone, may I suggest _The Essential Works of G. K. Chesterton_, available for free at both Amazon and B&N online stores. It is a wonderful smattering of some of his best work- 1012 pages (around 3000 screens) on my Nook for Android reader on my smartphone.

      • ds

        Free Is a Very Good Price.

        As my grandfather used to say, “If you paid for it, you paid too much.”

    • ivan_the_mad

      3) Go to the conference 😉

  • I’m confused: Do we attend the convention or do we break it?

  • Loud

    Wait! Wait!
    Manalive is gonna be a movie???? And YOUR playing SMITH???
    THAT, I gotta see.
    Any idea when it can be gotten on DVD?

    • Mark Shea

      Not a clue. Dale Ahlquist is the producer. You can contact him at http://www.chesterton.org. I’m just an actor.