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Second Proceeding, New York Tolkien Conference, 2019

Beowulf and its Influences in Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, by Kaleena Ma Lord of the Rings became a steady and growing best-seller after Allyn and Unwin began publication in July of 1954. Beowulf emerged from manuscript in the 16th Century, and gained a popular following. Ms. Kaleena Ma wrote about Rings and Beowulf for… Continue reading Second Proceeding, New York Tolkien Conference, 2019

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Final Conference Update: Revised Schedule, New Guest Speaker

Hail Fellowship! We're just over one week away from the start of Tolkien Weekend NYC 2019.  Please use the hashtag #TolkienNYC2019 on social media to let everyone know what you're up to during the celebration. Follow us on Twitter: @HerenIstarion Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NYCTolkienMoot/ A note first concerning the events taking place Saturday, March 16th 2019 and… Continue reading Final Conference Update: Revised Schedule, New Guest Speaker

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A Sneak Peek of The Morgan Library and Museum’s Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth exhibition

Hail Fellowship, We're gearing up to kick off the 2019 New York City celebration of JRR Tolkien at The Morgan Library and Museum tomorrow January 24th, approximately 10am to 1030am!  The NY Tolkien Conference team will be posting pictures and commentary from the Press Preview of the Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth Exhibition.  The following article… Continue reading A Sneak Peek of The Morgan Library and Museum’s Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth exhibition

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State of the 2019 Conference: December 2018 Edition

Hullo Travelers of Middle-earth, Our last major Conference update posted on September 20th, 2018 (READ HERE) which consisted of Guest Speakers and initial programs for the March 17th 2019 NY Tolkien Conference. This announcement included information concerning the Tolkien events at The Morgan Library and Museum. Since this announcement you may have noticed on our… Continue reading State of the 2019 Conference: December 2018 Edition

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State of the Conference: News, Update & Tolkien Weekend 2019

Hail Fellowship! News and Update: It has been a long journey for Jessica and I, from our March 2018 event where Professor Nicholas Birns presented "A Great Burden Without Guidance: The Six Mortal Ringbearers" until now.  We spent  May through July packing and moving our home and now reside in southern New Jersey.  While this was… Continue reading State of the Conference: News, Update & Tolkien Weekend 2019

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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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In One Week: Our Tolkien Reading Day event — Guest Presentation with Nicholas Birns

Hail Fellowship, It is our hope this finds you all well.  As you know Tolkien Reading Day is celebrated worldwide on March 25th.  The New York Tolkien Conference is celebrating this event two days earlier this year on Friday March 23rd, which is due to scheduling arrangements and organizing of this event.  We took a… Continue reading In One Week: Our Tolkien Reading Day event — Guest Presentation with Nicholas Birns