New Years's Resolution
Choose one (or more!) of our 2017 challenges. Did you miss one you wanted to do? Didn't finish a challenge response you started? Or start something new and fresh in honor of the New Year! Find the full challenge guidelines and prompts on our Challenges page.
Read the New Year's Resolution challenge entries and please consider letting the author know if you enjoy their work!
Backup Character Bios Needed
We are looking for people who might be interested in writing backup character biographies for when our intrepid lead biographer Oshun needs a month off. Site News in our January newsletter for more information.
January 2018 Newsletter
Our January newsletter has been posted with new challenges and other site news, a biography of Elemmírë by Oshun, and stories and articles to read.
Recent Character of the Month Biographies
Elemmírë by Oshun. Mentioned just once in The Silmarillion, this most minor of minor characters is an example of fanfiction authors reclaiming the canon in the interest of better representation of women. Read the biography of Elemmírë.
Tilion by Silver Trails
Ancalagon by Oshun
Dorlas by Himring
Anárion by Oshun
Haldad by Oshun
All Character of the Month Biographies
Around the World and Web
Diverse Tolkien Week
Diverse Tolkien Week runs February 12-18 and is dedicated to producing fan content that is centered around diversity in Tolkienís works. There is no mistake that there is a serious lack of diversity within Tolkienís works and fandom. This week seeks to end that by encouraging fans to put out fanwork that contains racial diversity, and it is also an attempt at making the fandom a more inviting space for Tolkien fans who are not white.
Fandom Snowflake 2018
From January 1-15, the Fandom Snowflake Challenge is about reminding ourselves why we choose to be part of fannish communities, and embracing what being part of that community means to us, and celebrating who we are. It's about celebrating our specialness and our talents and what it is that makes each one of us amazing. Join in the celebrations to start the year on a high note!
Fandom Trumps Hate 2018
It's (almost) the most wonderful time of the year! Fandom Trumps Hate is back online for another year, and we're hoping to raise even more money to benefit the vital organizations that are fighting back against the Trump regime and supporting those most vulnerable. Bidding begins on Monday, January 8, and ends on Sunday, January 14.
Tolkien Gen Week
Hello and welcome to Tolkien Gen Week! This is a week to appreciate all of the incredible characters and relationships within Tolkien's legendarium that fall under the broad category of "gen". Gen content is often less visible because of the relationship-focused nature of fandom, but Tolkien's works are full of other kinds of stories, and this week is an effort to give them the appreciation they deserve. Any content and creations are welcome as long as it is non-romantic and non-sexual! You can create edits, gifs, fanart, fanfic, fanmixes, and more! This event will run from January 14-20, 2018!
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