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An Early Look at Conference Programs

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March 22, 2015 by Anthony Burdge

Bilbo & the book by Jef Murray

Bilbo & the book by Jef Murray

We have accepted a number of fascinating Tolkien programs for our June 13th Conference.  We have published a “Programming,” page that will serve as our home for program details and scheduling as we get closer to the conference.

Our Guest of Honor, Janet Brennan Croft, will open the Conference with her talk, and we shall go full into the day’s events.  A full day of presentations, panels and music will be available for everyone, aside from other Tolkien themed items we have planned. Our Minstrel Guest of Honor John DiBartolo will send us home in the high spirits as he will conclude the conference with a few songs from his Tolkien/Middle-earth inspired albums

For now click here to visit our Programming page to see the full details first 4 programs we are announcing

Program titles and presenter

Kristine Larsen   “While the World Lasted”: End Times in Tolkien’s Works

Rebecca Anderson (Tentative title) “Setting as character: An Investigative Look in Tolkien’s The Hobbit & Jackson’s Desolation of Smaug.”

Carl Olson  “A Cloud of Witnesses: External Mediators in Book I of the Fellowship of the Ring.”

Dawn M. Walls-Thumma “The Loremasters of Fëanor: Historical Bias in the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien and Transformative Works”

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