We have updated our programming today with 4 new programs, and shall post of that separately. Within that update is 2 programs concerning our Guest of Honor: Jared Lobdell.
Guest of Honor Jared Lobdell will present:
THREE INKLINGS AND THE SCIENCES OF LANGUAGE: C. L. WRENN, CSL, JRRT, AND THE “KALENDS-OF-GREECE” COLLABORATION WITH AN APPENDIX: A VIEW OF THE PRESENT STATE OF THE MATTER OF LANGUAGE AND HUMAN NATURE
Lobdell’s presentation discusses Inkling Charles L. Wrenn, with CSL and JRRT, reminds us that the Inklings were JRRT’s creation originally, that Lewis, Tolkien, and Wrenn had somewhat differing views on the sciences of language, that the non-appearance of LANGUAGE AND HUMAN NATURE (the Lewis-Tolkien Collaboration) can be traced to those differing views (separating Language and Human Nature from languages and human natures) — “languages are the chief distinguishing marks of peoples” — and presentation concludes with a suggestion of the conclusion Tolkien would have hoped to wind up with.
Additionally we are excited to also present a panel with concern of Dr. Lobdell’s 2015 Myth Ink Books publication, Seeking the Lord.
Book Discussion, Reading and Signing With “Seeking the Lord” Author Jared Lobdell
In 2015 Myth Ink Books published a chapbook entitled Seeking the Lord by Guest of Honor Jared Lobdell, which was illustrated by Luke Spooner. This program shall include a reading by the author, discussion, Q&A and signing (copies will be for sale at the Conference.)
“The Lord whom ye seek shall suddenly come to his temple.”
“On the day of which this story tells, a small company of boys from one of the lower parts of the city, on holiday, had climbed the way to the citadel and were looking down a thousand feet to the valley below. One said to another — they disputed after who had said and who had heard — that they should go into the great tower of the citadel that housed the king’s hall at its base, and a fair lookout at its summit. And so they did, not secretly, for it was not forbidden, but quietly, in case one of the few guards might think it forbidden, and hinder their going.
The hall of the kings was lit by deep windows along the great aisles on either side, the aisles set off from the hall by rows of tall pillars, greatly carved with beasts and leaves of elder times and elder trees, bearing the wide vaulting above that gleamed with gold, lately pointed, inset with bright colours. Silent between the carven pillars were the effigies of kings long dead.”
With just about 6 weeks to go we are looking forward to meeting with everyone again!