When J.R.R. Tolkien created Middle-earth, he filled it with characters, themes, and dangers that leapt from the pages to intrigue, excite, and give hope to his readers. In these sessions, we’ll explore these concepts to celebrate all that makes his works stand the test of time and what we should take from them today.
Topics are 15 minutes each and may include but are not limited to:
- Analysis of characters, situations, and linguistics in the books
- Military doctrine and tactics portrayed in the books or movies
- Themes, lessons, and allegories drawn from or used by Tolkien
- Works influenced by Tolkien’s writing
- Works which influenced Tolkien’s writing
- Middle-earth history
Topics should not include:
- Concepts not included in Tolkien’s writing
- The Black Speech of Mordor
- General foolishness
To submit a session, please take a moment to fill out this submission form.
Note: Due to the likelihood of children attending, please keep topics and language PG rated or better.
Saturday October 16th 2021
|10:05||15:05||16:05||Terena Bell||What’s a Hobbit?|
A look at Tolkien’s Storytelling Techniques
|10:20||15:20||16:20||Juliet Sneed||Fantasy: From Classic to Modern|
|10:40||15:40||16:40||Kiran Saulnier||Mapping Middle-earth, Part 2|
|11:00||16:00||17:00||James Pinedo||Tolkien the Sub-Creator: Morgoth and the Power of Metaphor|
|11:20||16:20||17:20||Kevin Williams||Finding God in the Second Age of Middle-earth|
|11:40||16:40||17:40||Danger Casey||Closing/Thank You’s|
To join this special webinar to learn and celebrate the timeless lessons presented by J.R.R. Tolkien, please register.
Saturday July 3rd 2021
|10:05||15:05||16:05||Madeleine Rose Jones||Solving Gollum’s Riddles: An Ode to Tolkien and Old English|
|10:20||15:20||16:20||Kiran Saulnier||Mapping Middle-earth|
|10:40||15:40||16:40||Carl Gaebler||Tolkien is Timeless, Tinseltown is Trite|
|11:00||16:00||17:00||Michael Warren||The Ring of Power – Absolute Power and Absolute Corruption|
|11:20||16:20||17:20||Laura Cottrell||Medieval Metaphysics in the Lord of the Rings|
|11:40||16:40||17:40||Michael Jahosky||The Good News of the Return of the King|
|12:00||17:00||18:00||Danger Casey||Closing/Thank You’s|