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Sylvia Earle Speaks

Friday night, I handed off my duties as the quads’ soccer coach to take Marty to see Sylvia Earle accept the Roy Chapman Andrews Award. She is an amazing woman who’s done incredible things, and her presentation was a lot of fun. Unfortunately, Marty and I were both fighting colds, so we bailed out before the absolute end of the event.

The Beloit Daily News put the event on the front page, along with a photo of Bill Green (director of the Logan Museum) and my father giving Earle the award. For Marty and me, the oddest part was hearing my dad referred at as “the Honorable Ken Forbeck.” To us, proud of him as we are, he’s just Grandpa/Dad rather than Judge Forbeck.

Either way, Dad did a great job of discharging his duties as this year’s president of the Roy Chapman Andrews Society. I keep thinking I’d like to write a Roy Chapman Andrews novel one of these days. First, though, I have to finish Vegas Knights!

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  1. I hope Vegas is going well and you don’t have too many deadlines, you always seem to be doing so many things at one time.

    This is unrelated but, is there any new news regarding The Fall of Ascalon at all? seems you haven’t really even mentioned it for a while, is your work on it complete and we’re just waitng on the publishers now?

  2. I hope Vegas is going well and you don’t have too many deadlines, you always seem to be doing so many things at one time.

    This is unrelated but, is there any new news regarding The Fall of Ascalon at all? seems you haven’t really even mentioned it for a while, is your work on it complete and we’re just waitng on the publishers now?

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    My work on the Guild Wars novel is complete at this point. However, the folks at ArenaNet like to vet everything said publicly about it. It’s their world, and I respect that, although it means I can’t be as candid about it as I can about my other work.

  4. My work on the Guild Wars novel is complete at this point. However, the folks at ArenaNet like to vet everything said publicly about it. It’s their world, and I respect that, although it means I can’t be as candid about it as I can about my other work.

  5. Matt,
    I was wondering if you or your father had an pix of Sylvia from the event. I work with her in the Deep Search Foundation and “try” to keep track of her efforts on behalf of the ocean. Would it be possible for you to share some of the photos at the award event? You could also post them on the Facebook fan page “Friends of Dr. Sylvia Earle” if you chose to. Please provide comments and names of those in the pix if you feel that is okay.
    Charlotte Vick, Communications Director, Deep Search Foundation

  6. Matt,
    I was wondering if you or your father had an pix of Sylvia from the event. I work with her in the Deep Search Foundation and “try” to keep track of her efforts on behalf of the ocean. Would it be possible for you to share some of the photos at the award event? You could also post them on the Facebook fan page “Friends of Dr. Sylvia Earle” if you chose to. Please provide comments and names of those in the pix if you feel that is okay.
    Charlotte Vick, Communications Director, Deep Search Foundation

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  7. Thanks for the reply, Matt.
    And I understand how that is.
    I look forward to reading the Fall of Ascalon greatly.

  8. Thanks for the reply, Matt.
    And I understand how that is.
    I look forward to reading the Fall of Ascalon greatly.

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