The 2015 Perspectives in Contemporary Legend Annual
Conference will be held May 27-31, 2015, at the historic Menger Hotel in San
Antonio, Texas. Many of you know the Menger
Hotel, since ISCLR has held several meetings there over the years. Built in 1859, the
five-story Menger Hotel is next to the Alamo, just one block from the
Children's Museum and steps away from the wonderful
San Antonio Riverwalk, the Witte Museum, and the
Institute of Texas Cultures. The Menger advertises
itself as the oldest continuously operating hotel west of the Mississippi. The
hotel is known for exquisite architecture, including a stunning 3-story lobby,
a restored wing adorned with 19th-century Victorian furniture and paintings, a
bar where Teddy Roosevelt recruited his Rough Riders cavalry, and a few ghosts.
As usual, the 33rd Perspectives on Contemporary Legend meeting
will be organized as a series of seminars at which the majority of attendees
will present papers. Concurrent sessions will be avoided so that all
partcipants can hear all papers. Proposals for special panels, discussion
sessions and other related events are encouraged.
for papers on all aspects of "contemporary," "urban," or
"modern" legend research are sought as are those on any legend or
legend-like tradition that circulate actively at present or have circulated at
an earlier historical period. To submit a proposal, please forward a title and
abstract (250-300 words – by e-mail) by February
1st, 2015 to:
Diane Goldstein, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cathy Preston, email@example.com
204 Alamo Plaza
San Antonio, Texas 78205
The Room rates at the Menger Hotel for our group are $129.00
for regular rooms (1 King bed or 2 Queen beds) for Single/Double/Triple/Quadruple
Occupancy. A few small suites have also
been reserved for our group at the very reasonable rate of $150 per night. All rooms are subject to a Hotel
Occupancy Tax of 16.75%. Conference rates will be honored for rooms booked
for the period of May 25 – 31, 2015 and must be booked by May 4, 2015. Book rooms by phoning the reservations
department (800-345-9285) and telling the clerk you wish to reserve a room
under the "International Society of Contemporary Legend Research” code
#515LGNDRSRCH. Or reserve through the
Hotel Amenities & Travel Information:
- San Antonio Int’l Airport is 15-20 minutes away.
- City shuttle, SA Trans Express, leaves every 15-30 minutes
from outside the baggage claim area at the airport. Cost is $18.00 one way or
$34.00 round trip. Taxi is $25.00 to $35.00.
- Hotel Valet rate is
$25.00 a day plus tax (includes in and out privileges). Public lots around the hotel range from $10.00
to $20.00 per day, subject to change.
Covered parking in the River Center Mall is $20.00 for a 24 hour
Registration information and fees will be sent out in March 2015.