Here’s the latest update from Anthony, the chairman of the New York Tolkien Society, Heren Istarion:
In October 2004, join Heren Istarion as we attend The Lord of the Rings: 1954-2004: Scholarship in Honor of Richard E. Blackwelder. The conference will offer new scholarship upon the 50th anniversary of the publication of Tolkien’s masterpiece. Some of the scholars presenting papers will be: Tom Shippey, Verlyn Flieger, Michael Drout, Michael Foster, Jane Chance and Douglas Anderson.
We have had the greatest opportunity to speak with author and Tolkien Scholar Anne Petty whose recent book Tolkien in the Land of Heroes is “…a clear, straightforward, and insightful study of considerable quality.”
— David Bratman, Mythprint, December 2003.
Read our review of the book here:
Calling all adventurers, the Dragons Hoard contest is soon coming to a close, forever will your chance to steal some treasure be lost. Here is your chance to win some great prizes from New Line Home Entertainment, New Line Cinema, Houghton Mifflin, Sideshow Weta, MacQueen Pipes, Theonering.net (thanks Quickbeam!), Games Workshop and more!
Monday January 5th is your last chance, winners will be announced January 7th 2004. If you intend on becoming a member and are sending payment via snail mail please email us with your application to be considered for the contest. If your payment is not received by January 7th then the door closed to the Dragons Hoard
Anthony S. Burdge
Chairman Heren Istarion
The New York Tolkien Society