For many sunless days an icy blast came from the Mountains in the east, and no garment seemed able to keep out its searching fingers. …They slept uneasily during the middle of the day, in some hollow of the land, or hidden under the tangled thorn bushes that grew in thickets in many places. In the late afternoon, they were roused by the watch, and took their chief meal: cold and cheerless as a rule, for they could seldom risk the lighting of a fire.
Oxonmoot happens in September, usually on the weekend nearest to Frodo and Bilbo's birthday.
The Lord of the Rings Exhibition in Wellington, New Zealand will end its run on August 20th.
"Hundreds of fans of authors J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis are headed to Toronto this week for the opening of The Gathering of the Fellowship on Saturday, July 1 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto. The event goes through Monday evening and is followed by a screening of Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings film trilogy on Tuesday, July 4..."
Take a holiday this July 1st through 4th and enjoy the company of other Tolkien fans at The Gathering of the Fellowship!
The 2006 Tolkien Society Seminar will be held on Saturday 22nd July in the Pierce room at the Assembly House, Norwich, England.
The theme for this year's event is "The Shire" is now an annual item in the Birmingham calendar. Sarehole Mill itself was the "original" for the Mill at Bywater in the Shire in The Lord of the Rings and is a central point in the Shire Country Park that covers the River Cole, Chinn Brook, as well as Moseley Bog, the Dell and the Dingles where JRR Tolkien played as a child.
Downtown Vacaville, California was in the grips of it's Middle-earth festival this weekend.
" While director Peter Jackson has moved on from the Lord of the Rings films and remade King Kong, his fellow Wellingtonians can't leave the Tolkien movies behind them..."
It's always great to find other Tolkien fans... especially when they're nearby. So, if you live in Toronto, this bit of news from the Wellinghall Smial is for you...
"This Saturday, March 25th, we will be gathering at Frodo's Restaurant to enjoy not only good fellowship and food but also reading various portions of Tolkien's work to one another..."
The Gathering of the Fellowship, taking place at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto July 1-4 and celebrating all things Tolkien and C.S.Lewis, has announced that Craig Parker and Kiran Shah will be attending the event. Craig and Kiran join Bruce Hopkins, John Howe, Cliff Broadway and Carlene Cordova, Ted Nasmith, and many others.
"Just like a baseball player who gets whipped into shape during spring training, The Lord of the Rings looks like it's finally ready to face the major leagues..."
"Tolkien Reading Day is an event to encourage the use of Tolkien's works in education and library reading groups. Launched in 2003 the reading day event has sparked interest in reading and reading groups across several nations and ages from Primary schoolchildren to University students and library users of all ages..."
Have anything to donate to a charity auction at this year's Gathering of the Fellowship? Do you have any ideas on what can be done at this year's auction? Let Gil-Estel know!