SFWA Musketeers

Fortius Stylus Gladio, Sed Prudens Ambos Portat
(The Pen Is Mightier Than the Sword, But A Wise Woman Carries Both)

SFWA Musketeers under Captain E. Moon (red hat)

The SFWA Musketeers formed as an unofficial group of SFWAns who also like to fence. The auxiliary includes non-fencing SFWAns, and non-SFWAns who want to help the Musketeers. The SFWA Musketeers are not sponsored by SFWA, and are not officially connected to that organization in any way.

Our goals are to have fun, promote ourselves, our books, and SFWA, and to raise money for the SFWA Emergency Medical Fund.

Our original strategy for doing that as to dress up in flamboyant costumes and put on a show at the Chicago Worldcon in 2000 and beyond. This event involved some acting and some fencing, with the emphasis on entertaining the audience, not competing for Best Fencer.

Captain of the SFWA Musketeers: M. Elizabeth de Moon
Aide-de-Camp: Doranna Durgin (Musketeer 1st class, ret.)
Administrative Wonder: Amy Sheldon
Scrivener: Caryn Cameron

SFWA Musketeers

Brenda Clough
Jenn Coleman-Reese
Doranna Durgin
Melanie Fletcher
Esther Friesner
Rachel Hartman
John Hemry
Kathleen Jones
Susan Kroupa
Lee Martindale
Elizabeth Moon
Vera Nazarian
Jody Lynn Nye
Betsy Hanes Perry
Madeleine Robins
Selina Rosen
Susan Shwartz
Kristine Smith
Sherwood Smith
Delia Turner
Laura Underwood


David Watson

Auxiliary Troops

Caryn Cameron
Lillian Stewart Carl

Jim Doolittle
Dave Godwin
James Hartman
Tom Hise
Berry Kercheval
Julia Blackshear Kosatka
Michael Lee
Blair MacGregor
George Martindale
Jason Mayfield
Tom P. Powers
Dan Procopio
Christina Opalecky
Bill Seney
Amy Sheldon
Steven Silver
Scott Zrubek

In memoriam

Kathleen Jones

Emergency Medical Fund

The SFWA Emergency Medical Fund offers interest-free loans to members facing unexpected medical expenses. The primary fund-raising activity is a series of auctions given at SF conventions around the country. The committee has auctioned off autographed books, manuscripts, screenplays, and other collectibles donated by authors and publishers, as well as manuscript critiques by editors, characters in forthcoming books named for the high bidders, and unique items such as one of Isaac Asimov's bolo neckties. The fund has grown impressively since we began the auctions, but today's high medical costs mean that we must continue to raise money. There'll be a SFWA EMF auction at a convention near you -- here's your chance to pick up a one-of-a-kind collectible, and support a worthy cause at the same time.

Those who wish may make donations to the SFWA Emergency Medical Fund by PayPal, below, or by sending a check payable to SFWA EMF to SFWA, P.O. Box 877, Chestertown, MD 21620-0877. Please note: Donations to the EMF are not tax deductible at this time.

Emergency Medical Fund Donation


SFFnet members can learn more about us in the members-only group, sff.private.sfwa-musketeers.

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Please send comments, suggestions, or corrections to C Cameron

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