13 August 2014

Conference on Middle-earth 2015

While at Boston Comic Con, a woman dressed in a beautiful Elven gown handed me a flyer for an upcoming Tolkien conference, which just so happens to fall on my birthday weekend (so I'm hoping to be able to attend)!

The conference, which is being held in Albany, NY on the weekend of March 28-29, 2015, is seeking papers on "J.R.R. Tolkien, his works, works based on Tolkien and his works, criticism, teaching Tolkien in the classroom, the books’ impact on oneself and/or the world, the films and the film industry, the music, the art, the fannish side of this universe and its impact, and anything you can imagine on topic".

Examples of welcome topics include:
  • Flora and fauna of Middle-earth
  • Clothing in Middle-earth (from both the books and films)
  • Astronomy of Middle-earth
  • Food of Middle-earth 
  • The impact of The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings on 1960s/1970s popular music

Anyone interested in submitting a paper should e-mail a 250 word abstract (including the author's name, presentation title, mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address) to programming@3rdcome.org by December 31, 2014.

For more information about the conference, please visit http://3rdcome.org/COME_2015/.

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