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Oxonmoot: Tolkien Society Event in Oxford
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13th-15th September 2002, St Antony’s College, Oxford

Registration is £30 for members and £35 for non-members.

Saturday Events Schedule New Book & Signing Alex Lewis will be giving a talk on his and Elizabeth Currie’s new book The Uncharted Realms of Tolkien followed by an autograph session.

Ted Nasmith’s Slide Show: renowned Tolkien illustrator Ted Nasmith hosts a slide show.

"One Ring To Rule Them All" Why Tolkien's works are going to rule the media until 2010 – a talk on the prospects of filming the Hobbit, Silmarillion etc. Not to be taken too seriously, by Marcel Bülles of the Deutsche Tolkien Gesellschaft.

Merry & Pippin’s Dance Workshop your compères for this event are Peregrin Took and Meriadoc Brandybuck. Take to the floor and learn to perform the Springle-Ring and other dances that the denizens of Middle-earth would probably enjoy. Perfect performances not required: come along and participate for fun.

"The Essence Of Events: Peter Jackson's Adaptation of FOTR" Alex and Christine Davidson's presentation on Peter Jackson's "The Fellowship of the Ring", first delivered at the Tolkien Society Seminar in Whitby. Witty, light-hearted, thorough and respectful all at the same time.

"The Legacy of Tolkien" Dan Timmons has a PhD in Tolkien, and will be presenting a film he has made on the cultural legacy of the Professor.

Dutch & Traditional Auction of Tolkienalia: This event will be hosted by Jeremy Morgan (host of the Hospitality Room) and Rene Van Rossenberg (proprietor of the Holland’s Tolkienshop). Jeremy will host the Traditional auction, and Rene the Dutch auction.

Tolkien Quiz. Your Quizmasters are Angie Gardner (proprietor of Daeron's, specialist bookshop) and Neil Holford. Brace yourselves for an action-packed two hours! Attendance for the full event is by no means compulsory – but you may feel inwardly compelled as the tension mounts.

Art Show featuring works by Ted Nasmith, Anke Eissman and contributions from members

Sales Room featuring Tolkien Society Trading, Sophisticated Games, Daeron’s Books, Rene Van Rossenberg and the Book Wyrm. Register Online

Registration and Accommodation Information:

The Bookings Officer (Oxonmoot), 28 Loverock Crescent, Rugby, CV21 4AR, United Kingdom or

e-mail bookings@tolkiensociety.org

Media Contact

Oxonmoot Publicity, 26 Loverock Crescent, Rugby, CV21 4AR, United Kingdom or e-mail ocs.publicity@tolkiensociety.org

What is Oxonmoot?

Oxonmoot is the Tolkien Society’s major social event, providing both our members and the public with the opportunity to gather together and celebrate Tolkien’s life. Originating as an informal gathering of friends to pay their respects to the late Professor Tolkien, it is now one of the country’s longest established events of its kind. Held annually on the weekend closest to the fictional birthday of Bilbo Baggins, the event traditionally takes place in central Oxford because Tolkien spent much of his professional life here and his grave is nearby. The venue is St. Antony’s College, Oxford.

What happens at an oxonmoot?

Apart from all the fun on Saturday, the weekend actually starts on Friday night with many attendees arriving at the college on Friday afternoon, to settle in, greet old friends, and make some new ones. In the evening, those who have arrived gather for an informal meal at the college, where those new to Oxonmoot can get to know the regulars. Saturday’s events are listed above, but in addition to these there will be an art show open throughout the day displaying the works of both amateur and professional artists such as renowned fan artist Anke Eissman and Tolkien illustrator Ted Nasmith, whose paintings have been used for the illustrated Silmarillion as well as many Tolkien calendars. There will also be a sales room offering a wide variety of Tolkien related items, ranging from collectors’ editions of Tolkien’s works to merchandise from Peter Jackson’s film adaptation, plus our own Tolkien Society products. On Sunday there is Enyalië, a private ceremony of remembrance at Tolkien’s grave.

Who are we?

The Tolkien Society is an independent educational charity devoted to furthering interest in the life and works of J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Founded in 1969 membership has grown to in excess of 1,000. The majority of our members are based in the UK, but many can be found as far afield as Australia and Latin America, and we enjoy close ties with other Tolkien Societies around the globe.

Any queries regarding this Press Release should be addressed to:

Ian Collier, Publicity Officer, 45 Caldew Maltings, Bridge Lane, Carlisle, CA2 5SW

e-mail publicity@tolkiensociety.org

Oh please note that I've moved!


Ian Collier Tolkien Society Publicity Officer 45 Caldew Maltings Bridge Lane Carlisle CA2 5SW

e-mail publicity@tolkiensociety.org

Please note that the society is run by volunteers in their spare time.

The Tolkien Society was founded in 1969 to further interest in the life and works of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.B.E., the author of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion and other works of fiction and philological study. Based in the United Kingdom and registered as an independent, non-profit making charity, number 273809, the Society has an international membership which benefits from regular publications and events.