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Idaho & Montana Tolkien Society - Upcoming Tolkien Events


January 3rd, 2011
Birthday Toast to JRR Tolkien -Worldwide

March 25th, 2011
Tolkien Reading Day - Worldwide

March 26th, 2011
The 3rd Conference on Middle-earth, Westford, MA, USA
It's time to get together at the Green Dragon for a nosh and a natter. So, I call you here to speak of J.R.R. Tolkien, his works, works based on Tolkien and his works, criticism, teaching Tolkien in the classroom, the impact of the books on yourself, friends, family, and/or the world, the films & the film industry, the music, the art, the fannish side of this universe and its impact, and anything and lots more. Web site: http://www.3rdcome.org .

April 8th - 10th, 2011
Tolkien Conference, University of Vermont, Vermont , USA
An annual academic conference devoted to the texts of J.R.R. Tolkien, will be held at the UVM campus in Burlington, Vermont from Friday, April 8th to Sunday, April 10th. The keynote address will be delivered by Matthew Dickerson of Middlebury College. Web site: http://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/node/38655 .

29th April - 1st May, 2011
Tolkien Seminar: Tolkien and the Middle Ages, Potsdam, Germany
The next Tolkien Seminar, a three-day conference organised by the German Tolkien Society, will take place at the University of Potsdam (near Berlin). Web site: http://forums.theonering.com/viewtopic.php?p=3900911 .

May 20th - May 22, 2011
From Hobbits to Dragons: 30 years of strolling through Tolkien's world with Unquendor, Baarlo, The Netherlands
In a hole...No, once upon a time in a remote corner of Europe there was a Tolkien Society. Quite an old one too... We are of course talking about the Dutch Tolkien Society Unquendor. It was founded in 1981, which means that next year we'll be celebrating our sixth lustrum. Needless to say this must be done in style, as we did with the previous lustra. Yes, it's partytime again in the Lowlands! Web site: http://www.unquendor.nl/drupal/en/node/338 .

July 15th - July 18th, 2011
Mythcon 42 Monsters, Marvels, and Minstrels: The Rise of Modern Medievalism, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
The year 2011 marks the 75th anniversary of both C.S. Lewis’ publication of The Allegory of Love and J.R.R. Tolkien’s lecture “Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics. To commemorate these important anniversaries, Mythcon 42 will invite reflection on the impact of these critical works and how they offer new ways to view the fantastic in earlier texts as well as how they initiated many of the approaches modern fantasy applies to its reading of the medieval. Web site: http://www.mythsoc.org/mythcon/42/ .

August 11th - August 14th, 2011
Omentielva Cantea - The Fourth International Conference on J. R. R. Tolkien's Invented Languages, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
Everyone with a serious interest in Tolkien’s invented languages is invited to participate, and encouraged to prepare, bring, and deliver a paper on any aspect of Tolkien’s languages. Web site: http://www.omentielva.com/next.htm .

September 23rd - September 25th, 2011
Oxonmoot: The Tolkien Society, Oxford, England, UK
Oxonmoot is held in Oxford in September every year, usually on the weekend closest to the 22nd of September: Frodo and Bilbo's birthday. Most of the event is held in an Oxford college. There are usually around 100 to 200 in attendence. The moot usually includes talks, a quiz, an art show, a masquerade and other entertainments, a visit to Tolkien's grave in north Oxford, and last, but not least, the chance to spend a weekend in the company of other fans of Tolkien's work. Web site: http://www.oxonmoot.org/about/ .

September 22nd, 2011
Bilbo's Birthday Party - Worldwide


August 16th - August 20th, 2012
Return of the Ring Tolkien Society Seminar - Leicestershire, England, UK
In 2012, from 16th - 20th August, Tolkien societies from around the world are collborating to organise The Return of the Ring, a Tolkien conference at Loughborough University. There will be several academic streams, plus at least one non-academic stream, family friendly items, and an informal fandom stream. Planned major events include a ceilidh, a banquet, and a masquerade. Website: http://www.returnofthering.org/ .



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