This group of intense Tolkien fans took it upon themselves to make the Gathering of the Fellowship happen...and happen GLORIOUSLY. Through their love of Tolkien's works and Jackson's movie interpretations, this group of individuals would pull together and begin to plan the very first international Tolkien fan convention ever.
Reports from Comic-Con 2003 held in San Diego, CA. have been trickling in. On Saturday, New Line Cinema unveiled 3 minutes of the Return of the King preview. In attendance were Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Andy Serkis, and Dominic Monaghan.
"Summermoot is an opportunity for Tolkien Society members (& others) to join together and visit an area: whether for walking or browsing bookshops, in the Speyside region of Scotland, close to Inverness and Elgin..."
This is a great week for Tolkien fans in Italy. Indeed, two very interesting events are occurring these days.
"The Science Museum in London today announced its next blockbuster exhibition - The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy - The Exhibition..."
"Oxonmoot is the Tolkien Society's major social event, providing both our members and the public with the opportunity to gather together and celebrate Tolkien's life. Originating as an informal gathering of friends to pay their respects at the grave of the late Professor Tolkien, it is now one of the country's longest established events of its kind..."
"The Tolkien Weekend is an event put together by a partnership of the Tolkien Society, Birmingham City Council, the Moseley Bog Conservation Group, The River Cole & Chinn Brook Conservation Group and The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country. The idea being to show people the hidden treasures in the landscape around them which had such an inspirational effect on J.R.R. Tolkien. Last year saw 5,000 people attend in glorious weather, this year despite heavy rains it seemed that just as many people turned up..."
Live in Argentina? Join the Asociación Tolkien Argentina in their annual convention in Buenos Aires.