Craig Parker, Kiran Shah Join Gathering of the Fellowship Guest List
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, cast and crew members from Ancanar, Ring Lord John Daniels, Mike Foster, Colin Duriez, Jef Murray, Lingalad, Scott and Brenda Maple of Kropserkel and many, many more.
Gathering programming includes art, music, costuming & armor, stage and screen interpretations, scholarship, language & writing, and the Inklings.
The film and stage-related programming includes the Empire Award-nominated Ringers: Lord of the Fans, with co-writer, producer, and director Carlene Cordova and co-writer and on screen interviewer Cliff Broadway in attendance discussing the film. Cliff will also be the event's principal Master of Ceremonies, reprising his role from the December 2003 Gathering.
In addition to Ringers, The Gathering's film and stage related programming includes screenings of Lord of the Brush (a new documentary about John Howe), The Legacy of the Lord of the Rings by the late Dan Timmons, and Dork of the Rings. Cliff Broadway will talk about Tolkien Animated and will also moderate a discussion on The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and Narnia with Craig Parker, Bruce Hopkins, John Howe, and Kiran Shah. Cast and crew members from Ancanar will update their work on the film, and there will be a presentation on bringing The Lord of the Rings to the stage.
Special events include a banquet and masquerade, the new Lord of the Rings musical, picnic and fireworks on Toronto Island, trilogy screening, and VIP reception, as well as art gallery, dealers' room, fan art and literary contests, and more. Many registration options are available, including single day admissions. Airfare discounts are available through Air Canada, the Gathering's official airline. For all info on events, registration, and travel, go to http://www.gatheringofthefellowship.com/convention/index.html.