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The 2019 New York Tolkien Conference: A Singular Proceeding

This month, I attended my third New York Tolkien Conference, and I thank Anthony Burdge and Jessica Burke for the opportunity to contribute my poor thoughts to this web site. I am an academic librarian by trade and vocation, and I have published one article in Mythlore journal. Standing upon that slender reed of expertise,… Continue reading The 2019 New York Tolkien Conference: A Singular Proceeding

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Concerning Hobbits, Wardrobes and Rings

Hullo fair traveler! Our post Tolkien Reading Day news is long overdue! A few notes concerning our March 23rd event, the Lewis and Tolkien play in NYC, a Narnia Inspired poem by author Ryder Miller, and a few tidbits. On Friday March 23rd we gathered at Baruch College, our NYC Tolkien Fellowship meeting hall, to… Continue reading Concerning Hobbits, Wardrobes and Rings

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Of Ringbearers, Wardrobes & The Maker of Middle-earth

Hail Friends! Today has been quite exciting regarding Tolkien related events being discussed on social media.  We are currently finalizing plans for our March 2018 Tolkien Reading Day event with guest speaker Nicholas Birns, who will be presenting A Great Burden Without Guidance: The Six Mortal Ringbearers. The One Ring was made by and meant for Sauron, the… Continue reading Of Ringbearers, Wardrobes & The Maker of Middle-earth

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“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.”

“I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging, and it's very difficult to find anyone.' I should think so — in these parts! We are plain quiet folk and have no use for adventures. Nasty disturbing uncomfortable things! Make you late for dinner!” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit Hail, Fellowship! A… Continue reading “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.”

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2016 Conference Wrap Up, Looking ahead to 2017

Hail Fellowship, It is our hope everyone returned home safe and sound after visiting NYC for the 2016 NY Tolkien Conference a week ago today.  We have been resting for the last week and gathering our thoughts about this year's Conference, which was the second of our annual Tolkien Conference events. Jessica and I find… Continue reading 2016 Conference Wrap Up, Looking ahead to 2017

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Conference This Saturday! Final Update

Hail Fellowship, Our small staff are in crunch mode before this Saturday's second annual New York Tolkien Conference. We are making final preparations before getting the event space set up, and shall be setting up for the next two days.  We are incredibly grateful to Baruch College Librarian Chris Tuthill for arranging to have this… Continue reading Conference This Saturday! Final Update

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New Program: J.R.R. Tolkien & War: The World Wars & the War of the Ring

Hail Fellowship! The second annual NY Tolkien Conference is just over a week away!! We cannot wait to meet with you all again to honor the work of JRR Tolkien and The Inklings.  We have added a last minute program and tweak to the schedule. This is the last tweak we will make and it… Continue reading New Program: J.R.R. Tolkien & War: The World Wars & the War of the Ring