Tolkien Society Annual General Meeting with John Garth and the Third Tolkien Lecture at Bath Spa University College.
"This year's Tolkien Reading Day on 25th March was met with enthusiasm by schools and libraries around the world from Plymouth to Poland and across America..."
"Last Few Days at Current Prices! ...The Tolkien Society and partners are arranging a five-day conference to be held in the city of Tolkien's childhood. The conference will take place at Aston University, Birmingham from the 11th to 15th August 2005..."
"25th March is 'Tolkien Reading Day', this event launched last year is aimed at encouraging the use of Tolkien's works in education, by getting schoolteachers and library staff to participate in reading Tolkien to their classes and in their libraries..."
"To mark the beginning of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the publication of The Lord of the Rings, the Italian Tolkien Society and The Tolkien Society are promoting an international event Tolkien's Fifty Years..."
"Although related to Tolkien Reading Day, Ringbearer's Day is a celebration of the books Master metal smiths Joe Piela and Jenna Brocious of The Lonely Mountain Forge will be there, plus favorite readings, scholarly discussions, Elvish calligraphy lessons cooking, costume and trivia contests..."
Celtic duo Marc Gunn and Andrew McKee, the Brobdingnagian Bards, will travel to Hollywood to entertain and inspire us with their unique sound. The Bards perform a mix of Irish drinking songs, Scottish folk songs, filk and instrumental fantasy music on the autoharp, recorder and mandolin which they dubbed The Original Celtic Renaissance. The Austin Chronicle has called them the "masters of traditional folk" as they dominated the world's largest free music portal, MP3.com. They became the #1 Celtic band on that website, without the help of a label, earning over five million MP3s downloaded!
Costumers, Vintage Dancers, and LOTR Fans Collide and Cavort at a Night in Middle Earth
If you're nearby (in the UK), see the movies and attend the discussions!