Tolkien Reading Day was set up to encourage people to read some of Tolkien’s stories at school or university, in reading groups, or as a family; the theme for 2009 is "Journeys & Destinations."
"There will be a formal presentation of the Proceedings of the Tolkien 2005: The Ring Goes Ever On conference to the City of Birmingham on 30th January 2009."
The Tolkien Society has webpages where fans across the globe can let other fans know where they'll be celebrating if they're hosting a party, or just what particular tipple they"ll be raising...
If you're nearby, stop in!
"Are you a young person who is obsessed with a certain book, comic, or video game? MTV's True Life is looking for young people who are die-hard fans of certain brands, characters, or fantasy series."
Oxonmoot (or a Moot in Oxford) is a long-running weekend event and features a number of unique Tolkien-centric events.
"This year's weekend focuses on 'Myths and Monsters' as we mix Tolkien's local connections with his work on Beowulf and one of his earliest essays in story writing, which featured 'a great green dragon'."
Stretch your Tolkien intellect by not only attending the seminar, but also submitting your own paper...
From September 25 through 28, celebrate Tolkien at this year's Oxonmoot at Christ Church College, Oxford.
Papers are sought on a wide range of topics related to this theme, including concepts such as "Free Will and Doom", and from writings ranging from "The Silmarillion" and "The Children of Hurin" to "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit".
"Tolkien Reading Day encourages the use of Tolkien's works in education and library reading groups, in 2008 this is just after Easter so the emphasis is on reading for pleasure with family or friends."
At 9pm (local times) on January 3rd fans around the world are invited to raise a glass and toast J.R.R. Tolkien’s Birthday.
Head on over to Heren Istarion and submit your vote for the best nominee that "recognizes scholarship, creativity and the building of fan community resources celebrating and honoring Tolkien and The Inklings."
A day full of Talks and Papers, a fiendish quiz, Art Show, Merry & Pippin’s Dance Workshop and a sales Room featuring Tolkien Society Trading, Daeron’s Books, ADC Books, and Obelisk Books.
This significant annual event in the Tolkien fan calendar is being held overseas for the first time in Sydney, Australia.