As you may know, we are hosting the first annual Celebration of JRR Tolkien this coming November 9-10 at the enchanting Old Cigar Warehouse in Greenville, South Carolina. We are thrilled to be bringing together some of the world’s leading Tolkien experts, artists, performers, and authors of our day. Celebrate Tolkien will be a wonderful two-day event.
So…here is our question: if you were to come, what topics on Tolkien and Middle-earth would you like our presenters to address?
You are invited to attend the first annual Celebration of JRR Tolkien at the enchanting Old Cigar Warehouse in Greenville, South Carolina on November 9-10, 2017. This event will feature presentations by some of the world’s leading Tolkien experts, artists, performers, and authors of our day. The presentations are not the only part of the celebration. Also join us for a pipe smoking competition, Hobbit games, and Middle Earth themed food and music.
Over at Slate.com, Danielle Maurer gives four reasons why she believes J.R.R. Tolkien was a genius. Here are the first two: World-building ability: As far as I’m concerned, no one has ever topped Tolkien here. His world has such depth and feel to it. There’s always more to explore and more to find out about the…
“The chief power (of all the rings alike) was the prevention or slowing of decay…”
If literature teaches us anything at all, it is this: that we have in us an eternal element, free from care and fear, which can survey the things in ‘life’ we call evil with serenity…
This Silmarillion artwork is by Justin Gerard.