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Re: [Groop]Weird Tales / Motels in San Diego

Thanks for the info Gary!

The Comic con website lists some hotels, but you can't make reservations through
them anymore.  I recommend doing a search for accomodations at www.mapquest.com,
in the San Diego city information site.  Hotel reservations can also be made
through travelocity.com.  My big discovery for cheapcheapcheap accomodations are
two hostels that are 4 blocks away from the convention center.  Dorm beds are
available for $17 - $20 per night.  Do a search for "hostel" at mapquest. My
friend and I are staying at the American Youth Hostel (619)525-1531.  Let's get
a good Cheapskate Groopie contengient there!  Maybe Scott Hudlow will join us?
Oh, and for the best deals on flights try travelocity. I found flights to the
same city ranging from $192 to $500+ no kidding.

My friend Jesse and I will be arriving on the Wednesday before the Con and
departing the Tuesday after.  Any Groopies want to tour the city before or after
the Con dates let me know....

All set for San Diego!!! (three exclamation marks means I'm excited.)


Gary Grossmann wrote:

> Hi Folks!
> I am re-re-re-re-reading the Pacific Groos and they are still really great!
> Howard's Conan stories were published in Weird Tales from around 1932-1936
> at which time Howard shot himself.  The stories that were put out in
> paperback in a 12 book series by ACE in the late 60's and early 70's
> included all of Howard's stories plus others by L. Sprague DeCamp and a
> couple others.  In that series DeCamp also took outlines of Howard Conan
> stories and finished them and turned other Howard non-Conan stories into
> Conan stories.  DeCamp also edited all the Howard Conan stories to one
> degree or another.
> This kind of stuff drives purists crazy!  In response to this, Karl Edward
> Wagner put together  a book that had 4 or 5 Howard Conan stories that were
> taken directly from photos of Weird Tales pages.  I think the copyright is
> about 1976 and it was a hardback.  I cannot remember the Title, but Wagner
> wrote an intro and a you might be able to find it doing a cross reference of
> Wagner & Howard.  Ironically, Wagner later joined the legion of authors who
> have written Conan stories for TOR!
> Ruben, I beleive you can get hotel/motel info on the con web site:
> www.comic-con.org  The least expensive places in town are the Comfort Inn &
> Quality Inn and you can make reservations by calling 1-800-COMIC99.
> btw, GROO is a really great comic.
> Take care all -Gary G.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ruben Arellano" <ruben@oanet.com>
> To: <groop@groo.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, June 21, 2000 3:12 PM
> Subject: [Groop]OT: Weird Tales / R.E. Howard.
> > A friend of mine is looking to get some of the original Robert E. Howard
> > Conan  stories printed in Weird Tales from the '40s.  Ebay doesn't seem
> > to have many of them.  Does anybody know of any online sources that have
> > a decent selection?
> >
> > Thanks folks!
> >
> > Ruben.
> >
> >
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