One of my dreams has always been to start my own Tolkien group or Smial. After doing some research, I was saddened to find there doesn't seem to be an active Tolkien society in the New Hampshire area.
So I've decided to take matters into my own hands and start one up myself! It is my hope that there will be enough fans in the area who will want to participate in whatever way(s) – be it online discussions/debates, local meetups, convention attendances, movie gatherings, etc.
Before Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking sites, I always felt isolated as a Tolkien fan. All I had were my books and myself. Now we can more easily find and connect with others who share our interests, and I want to seize this opportunity and try to serve the Tolkien community as much as I am able.
I know there are plenty of fans out there, but they are not always easy to find.
If you're a Tolkien fan in the New England area (or even just beyond; all are welcome), please consider taking a look at the following links:
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/granitestatetolkiensociety
Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/658740734162983/
Best wishes to you all,