Talk:Todd McCaffrey

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Publications[edit]

1. Does it make sense to separate "Pern" and "Other" (done)? With only two subsections it is easy enough to see the overall chronological order of the listings.
2. The redlinks for D Kin and D Harper reveal some mistake on my part because they are successfully linked at Anne McCaffrey.

Fixed. The problem was two different apostrophes (' is correct here). --P64

3. "He has also published several short stories and a Choose Your Own Adventure type novel."

Are any of these listed? If the list is Books only, it should say so.

Adequately handled, I believe. --P64
4. "He published several short stories and other works under his original name of Todd Johnson."

The list should distinguish authorship under the two names. Did he simply change his name from Johnson to McCaffrey at some date? If so that should be clear in the "biography" as well as the list of publications.

--P64 (talk) 18:52, 13 July 2011 (UTC)

Todd McCaffrey's own 2010 or 2011 linked list of his publications will be useful. I have not made full use of it as a source.
Both that list and ISFDB support the 1997/1998 name change 1997/1998 without evidence whether it was a legal change or adoption of a pseudonym.
--P64 (talk) 23:39, 14 July 2011 (UTC)

Conventions[edit]

The website for CONDOR (2009) is still available and I have incorporated information from its Guest of Honor Todd McC in the biography. I do not find past convention websites, or articles about past conventions, for Albacon (2008) or Aggiecon (March 26th-29th, 2009). Guest of Honor lists are the minimum needed for reference here.

I don't know anything about the notability of particular conventions. It seems likely to me that Todd McC has been a guest, even a Guest of Honor, at many other SF conventions not listed here. --P64 (talk) 20:09, 13 July 2011 (UTC)

This from wikipedia Aggiecon may be useful. It doesn't list Todd McCaffrey as GoH in the obvious place[1], which doesn't provide so much data as wikipedia.
--P64 (talk) 20:19, 13 July 2011 (UTC)

Sources[edit]

I have relied heavily on the Todd Johnson subsite of his Pern Home website and on his scrapbook biography of Anne McCaffrey, Dragonholder. Otherwise I have substantially cited only one short biography written for a convention where he was honored (and reprinted by TM). It will be good to incorporate some professional secondary sources. At least, there must be reviews of some recent Pern novels.

Despite the shortcomings, this major expansion should support a "C" grade from the interested WikiProjects. --P64 (talk) 23:47, 14 July 2011 (UTC)

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