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Newsletter: June 2017

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SWG News

LiveJournal's New ToS and Dreamwidth Import

As most of our members are already aware the new ToS would force us to lock our community as “adults only” because it includes slash fiction and discussions of slash/LGBTQ+ issues. This doesn’t agree with our foundational policies and values. In order to find out what our members think about this issue, a poll was taken about whether we our community should comply with the new ToS: a slight majority voted for not complying.

The Moderators had discussed the topic and there was a strong preference against complying so this is how we proceeded. This could eventually lead to the deletion of our community so in order to prevent the loss of twelve years worth of invaluable material and information, the possibility of migrating to our community in Dreamwidth was also proposed to members in the poll and as a vast majority supported the move, Dawn imported the LJ Community (both posts and comments) to Dreamwidth on May 20.

In the next few weeks we will be contacting members who posted to LJ and are not aware of the import so they can decide if they want their post deleted from the Dreamwidth community if that’s what they prefer. We ask members to let us know through a comment or a private message on LJ that they are aware of the situation so as not to contact them.

SWG May Challenge - The Hero's Journey Matryoshka Challenge"

This month's challenge is a Matryoshka challenge based on the theme of the hero's journey archetype, in honor of the upcoming volume Beren and Lúthien (which will hopefully be published before the challenge closes). Your story does not have to be about heroes, journeys, Beren and Lúthien, or follow the archetype, but prompts will be loosely inspired by it.

How a Matryoshka Challenge Works

Matryoshka dolls, also known as Russian nesting dolls, are hollow figurines that contain progressively smaller figurines inside each level. For this challenge, you will be sent several prompts via email. You will use these prompts to create one fanwork. You will start your story using the first prompt. You will open each subsequent prompt only when you reach a predetermined milestone in your story. (The milestones will be clearly stated in each prompt.) Your challenge is to incorporate each prompt into your story as you write, figuring out how to creatively work in a tricky prompt or (if you're brave!) being willing to take the story in a new direction to fit the prompt.

Again, you can write any story you want to fit the prompts! It doesn't have to be about the hero's journey. The challenge is to use them all, in order, in one story.

How to Participate

If you want to participate, please let us know whether you would like an easy (3 prompts), medium (5 prompts), or difficult (7 prompts) challenge. You may email us at moderator@silmarillionwritersguild.org, comment on our Dreamwidth, comment on our LiveJournal, or send us an ask on Tumblr.

Challenge stories are due on the SWG archive by June 10 in order to be eligible for a stamp. As always, late responses are welcome but will not receive a stamp.

Want more challenges?

Check out our complete challenge listing for more than three years' worth of challenges to inspire your writing!

Have an idea for a challenge? Some of our most popular challenges have been created by you, the members of SWG! If you have a plotbunny gnawing at your ankle, a favorite quote, or a favorite character that you think might inspire others as well, please send an email to moderator@silmarillionwritersguild.org and we'll try to include your challenge in our next newsletter!

Welcome to Our New Members!

A warm welcome to our latest three members Searendilion, starlight, and Findelasse, who joined the Silmarillion Writers' Guild during May.

We hope you have already stated to read, review or post at the archive. If you are still exploring the SWG site or unsure about how things work, you may wish to browse our Frequently Asked Questions. We'd love to hear what brought you to the Silmarillion fandom and to the SWG, so why not share a little bit about your fandom persona by updating your bio? Anytime you need help, please contact the SWG mods at moderator@silmarillionwritersguild.org.


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New at the Archive

Completed Works

An Education in Stone by Erulisse [General] (2361 words)
Summary: Nerdanel is given a commission - present a sculptural work to the people of Valinor that will feature images of the Valar. But as an artist, she must remain true to her personal vision. What does that vision convey to the people and to the Valar who are depicted through her carved stone? 

"both the Seen and the Unseen" by hennethgalad [General] (4013 words)
Summary: Melian takes Galadriel on a farewell trip

First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by oshun [General] (2575 words)
Summary: For the April-May A Woman's Sceptre Challenge. Prompt: “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~ Maya Angelou Fëanáro remembers Nerdanel. A story of redemption. If you do not like Fëanor, you will probably not want to read it.    

Flight Through The Dark by Tyelca [General] (814 words)
Summary: In the form of a swan Elwing flies over the Sea, carrying a Silmaril and looking for her husband.

Fugue by Himring [Author Chooses Not to Rate] (2345 words)
Summary: Maedhros faces Elwing at the Havens of Sirion.Chiefly from Maedhros's point of view. With a cameo of little Elrond taking charge.

I Will Wait by Lotrfan [General] (3565 words)
Summary: Turgon, after the Fall of Gondolin For the SWG April/May A Woman's Sceptre Challenge.Prompt:“Some say cavalry and other claim infantry or a fleet of long oars is the supreme sight on the black earth. I say it is the one you love.” Sappho.

Indis' Orchard by Silver Trails [General] (601 words)
Summary: Indis waits for Findis in her orchard after Fëanor convinces most of the Noldor to leave Aman.

Just Deserts by Lingwiloke [General] (893 words)
Summary: Elros has found a starving Maglor on the beach. What now?

Like a Shooting Star by StarSpray [Teens] (1072 words)
Summary: For into darkness fell his starIn Mordor, where the shadows are

Love and Trust by Silver Trails [General] (528 words)
Summary: Telpelindë wants to leave Aman and find Curufin and Celebrimbor.

Such Great Deeds by Himring [Teens] (12510 words)
Summary: A friendship fic featuring Beleg and Fingon, from the Mereth Aderthad to the Dagor Nirnaeth Arnoediad. With guest appearances by Mablung, Cirdan and Gwindor and a great deal of conversation on a great many subjects. Now  complete.

The Decadent Queen by Scribe of Mirrormere [General] (887 words)
Summary: Tar-Anducal and Alcarin remember Tar-Vanimeldë differently.

The Exiles by Silver Trails [Teens] (7158 words)
Summary: The knowledge of the Elves who stayed in Middle-earth is needed to prepare the new coming of the Elves.

The trails of Nan Elmoth by Chiara Cadrich [Adult] (14019 words)
Summary: The tale of Aredhel and Eöl. Part 5 - Dark deeds

We Cry The Same Tears by just_jenni [General] (1011 words)
Summary: The three most important people in Aredhel's life try to come to terms with her death.

With Doom We Come by Lingwiloke [Teens] (1318 words)
Summary: Gwindor and Finduilas meet for the last time before he leaves for what would afterwards be called the Battle of Unnumbered Tears.

Words by Himring [General] (831 words)
Summary: A short extra scene in the Athrabeth Finrod ah Andreth: Finrod and Andreth discuss matters of language.

Works In Progress

A Day In The Life by hennethgalad [General] (1153 words)
Summary: the youth of Glorfindel in Valinor

A Different Kind Of Peace by Tyelca [General] (8967 words)
Summary: During various moments in his life, Celebrimbor is forced to reconsider the meaning of peace.

A Queen For The Fourth Age by Kaylee Arafinwiel [Teens] (160 words)
Summary: Elessar’s great-great-granddaughter is set to become the Two Kingdoms’ first queen. After all, she was firstborn, before her twin brother – the Princess’ Champion. But there may be trouble ahead...

Curumo, slices of vice. by Chiara Cadrich [General] (735 words)
Summary: The sad fate of a talented wizard.

I'll Be Yours If You'll Be Mine by NelyafinweFeanorion [General] (54934 words)
Summary:   Modern setting AU. Maedhros/Fingon. Maedhros owns a bookstore. Fingon is in grad school. Expect appearances from varied members of the House of Finwë. Except Finwë--he's already dead in this story. This is a modern take on how Maedhros and Fingon meet and develop a relationship. Brothers, sisters, family and roommates--the gang's all here! Cover artwork of Fingon and Maedhros by the incomparable cinemairon. So grateful, humbled and awed to have this amazing art be part of this story of mine. Check out the tumblr at http://cinemairon.tumblr.com

Maudits silmarils : maudit AU by Dilly [General] (5832 words)
Summary: Recueil de mini-épisodes et drabbles dans un univers alternatif moderne de la fanfiction Maudits Silmarils.

Maudits silmarils, livre 2 by Dilly [Teens] (4471 words)
Summary: A Gondolin, Turgon déprime... Une parodie crack du Silmarillion façon Kaamelott et Sacré Graal. Suite du livre 1. Chapitre 2 : Les rapports conjugaux.

Of Eol & Aredhel by gamil-zirak [General] (35649 words)
Summary: This is the tale of Eol and Aredhel as told from a different perspective. Some may like it and others not so much. As the author I can only hope that many will read it. I hope you all enjoy the story.

Taking Readings II by Himring [Author Chooses Not to Rate] (1649 words)
Summary: Anthology for short pieces that don't fit anywhere else.  Now posted: Three Mariners (Erellont, Falathar and Aerandir)

The Council of Finrod by hennethgalad [General] (5792 words)
Summary: more Laurëlot  Glorfindel attends his first council meeting 

The Embalmer's Apprentice by Lyra [Adult] (141366 words)
Summary: Faced with the choice between execution or working on the preservation of dead people, young Azruhâr finds himself drawn into the increasingly political struggle between progress and tradition, science and superstition.

The Hero's Journey 2 by hennethgalad [General] (1087 words)
Summary: Celegorm and Glorfindel meet. 

The Hero's Journey 3 by hennethgalad [General] (1334 words)
Summary: the true nature of Celegorm becomes apparent to Glorfindel 

The Hero's Journey 4 by hennethgalad [General] (1121 words)
Summary: Glorfindel admits his fear

The Hero's Journey 5. by hennethgalad [General] (1142 words)
Summary: Glorfindel confronts Celegorm. 

The Seven Gates by Laerthel [Teens] (89485 words)
Summary: The long and weary road from the birth of the Union of Maedhros to the Nirnaeth Arnoediad, the downfall of the Sons of Feanor and the construction of the last Great Gate in Gondolin. (Canonical gap-filler with few liberties taken).

The Seventh Avenger by ElrondsScribe [General] (29321 words)
Summary: This is the tale of how an Elf became an Avenger, and what exactly that means to him. AU, obviously. From just before The Avengers to Civil War, probably through Infinity War eventually. Strictly bookverse Tolkien, strictly movie-verse Avengers.

Poetry

In Praise of the Feast at Ivrin by Himring [General] (169 words)
Summary: Of the Feast of Reuniting at the pools of Ivrin it is said that the joy of that feast was long remembered in later days of sorrow.



Character of the Month Biography

Erellont

Oshun


Tolkien's legendarium is filled with memorable characters of epic proportions, nameless characters whose role in his history must have been noteworthy (more often than not women), and named characters like the subject of this biography, Erellont, who are mentioned once in passing, but who have left the reader with a haunting desire to know more about them and the untold denouement of their story. The manner in which these stories have been cobbled together from Tolkien's unfinished manuscripts at times leaves many questions. Christopher Tolkien noted that "[s]ince the ceaseless 'making' of his world extended from my father's youth into his old age,"1 some stories have been expanded from a germ of an early concept dating to Tolkien's youth while others are added to augment a detail dropped late into the narrative of The Lord of the Rings. Erellont appears once in an early narrative and finally in a late one.2

Erellont played a significant role in one of the biggest stories recounted in The Silmarillion and carried forward into The Lord of the Rings—the story of how Eärendil the Mariner approaches the forbidden land of the gods and survives to tell the tale. Few would remember or recognize the name Erellont. In the "Index of Names" to The Silmarillion, he is identified simply as, "One of the three mariners who accompanied Eärendil on his voyages."

After the destruction of Gondolin by Morgoth's forces and of the realm of Dior Eluchíl at Menegroth by the Fëanorians, the surviving half-Elven heirs to those two kingdoms, Elwing and Eärendil, met and married at the Havens of Sirion:

Bright Eärendil was then lord of the people that dwelt nigh to Sirion's mouths; and he took to wife Elwing the fair, and she bore to him Elrond and Elros, who are called the Half-elven. Yet Eärendil could not rest, and his voyages about the shores of the Hither Lands eased not his unquiet. Two purposes grew in his heart, blended as one in longing for the wide Sea: he sought to sail thereon, seeking after Tuor and Idril who returned not; and he thought to find perhaps the last shore, and bring ere he died the message of Elves and Men to the Valar in the West, that should move their hearts to pity for the sorrows of Middle-earth.3

It was at the Mouths of Sirion4 where young Eärendil met Círdan. The ancient Elven mariner befriended him and taught him about ships and the sea, the art of shipbuilding, and sailing. With his aid, Eärendil was able to build his most famous ship, Vingilot. After many voyages, Eärendil finally undertook to find a way to sail to the uttermost West. It was during his absence that the settlement at the Havens of Sirion was attacked by the sons of Fëanor in their failed attempt to recover the Silmaril held by Elwing. When Elwing leapt into the sea holding the Silmaril, she turned into a bird and, led by Ulmo, flew until she encountered Eärendil upon his ship. They believed that their sons were lost and there was nothing left for them in Middle-earth, but Eärendil was driven by his desire to reach Valinor and entreat with the Valar to lend their aid to the Men and Elves of Middle-earth. On that fateful voyage, Eärendil was accompanied by a crew of three mariners and Elwing:

Then Eärendil, first of living Men, landed on the immortal shores; and he spoke there to Elwing and to those that were with him, and they were three mariners who had sailed all the seas beside him: Falathar, Erellont, and Aerandir were their names. And Eärendil said to them: 'Here none but myself shall set foot, lest you fall under the wrath of the Valar. But that peril I will take on myself alone, for the sake of the Two Kindreds.'5

Elwing, however, refused to be separated from her husband, fearing it would be forever, and plunged into the surf after him. He was unable to convince her to stay behind, although he was filled with sorrow at the idea of her following him into mortal peril "for he feared the anger of the Lords of the West upon any of Middle-earth that should dare to pass the leaguer of Aman. And there they bade farewell to the companions of their voyage, and were taken from them forever."6

That is the last we hear of Erellont or his companions in The Silmarillion. There is little enough to debate about a character mentioned so briefly. But given the nature of literary fandom, there is always something. First, it would be an incurious aficionado of Tolkien's more obscure works indeed who would not want to know the ultimate fate of Eärendil's long-time companions. Were they able to find a way back across the sea to Middle-earth? Michael Martinez opines on this subject at some length noting that

[a]lthough Tolkien does not say what became of the three mariners, he does say (in the original 1937 manuscript for "Quenta Silmarillion", published in The Lost Road and Other Writings, Volume V of The History of Middle-earth) that they were placed in a new boat and sent away eastward. This much of the story Christopher Tolkien carried forward into The Silmarillion.7

It is the opinion of Martinez that since they carried no personal guilt for Eärendil's violation of the boundaries of the Undying Lands, they would have been allowed by the Valar to return safely to Middle-earth. One might argue that, if this were true, any bard or historian worth his salt would have preserved this tale and passed it on with great fanfare. But it is of the nature of the tales recounted in The Silmarillion that not all stories are told in their entirety much less to every reader's satisfaction.

A more fruitful area to discuss might be the second one that is sometimes raised: were these companions of Eärendil Elves or Men? We are nowhere told whether Erellont is of the Eldar or the Edain, or, if of the Eldar, whether he is Noldorin, Sindarin, or might even be one of Círdan's Falathrim, the latter not being a totally unlikely presumption. Near the end of the First Age, the Havens of Sirion were populated by a mixed group of peoples, including Elven refugees from both Doriath and Gondolin,8 and those who survived the dispersion of the Edain in the aftermath of the Battle of Unnumbered Tears, largely women and children in the latter case.9 It is not impossible that some of these survivors of the three Houses of the Edain, although they were raised as forest dwellers, could have been trained, like Eärendil himself, by the Falathrim, and become a source of sailors from whose ranks he would seek to man his ships. We know from the story of Tuor that although he developed a fascination for the sea he had never seen it with his own eyes when he arrived at Nevrast before going to Gondolin.10 That did not stop him in his later years in Middle-earth to learn to sail and to build a ship.

Search as one might, there is no definitive answer to the "Elves or Men?" question. Some readers have noted their Elvish names as a clue to identity. They might have been either—a survivor, for example, of the remnants of the House of Haleth or a comrade or tutor from the ranks of Círdan's Falathrim. Perhaps they aided the young Eärendil in acquiring his skills of shipbuilding and navigation. What we do know is that Erellont the seafarer and his two companions are recorded in the history Middle-earth as the unwavering companions of brave Eärendil's most daring exploit.




I would like to thank IgnobleBard for reading and nitpicking for pesky typos and Dawn Felagund for her usual final edit.




Works Cited

  1. History of Middle-earth, Volume XII: The Peoples of Middle-earth, The Prologue and Appendices to The Lord of the Rings.
  2. First, in The Lost Road, “The Conclusion of the Quenta Silmarillion,” and, lastly, in The Silmarillion, "Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath."
  3. The Silmarillion, "Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath."
  4. The site of this Elven port is called alternately the Havens of Sirion or the Mouths of Sirion. The expression "mouth" in reference to a river is the place where it enters a lake, larger river, or the ocean; in the above case this is where the delta of the Sirion and other tributaries meet the sea.
  5. The Silmarillion, "Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath."
  6. The Silmarillion, "Of the Voyage of Eärendil and the War of Wrath."
  7. Michael Martinez, “Where did the Valar send Falathar, Erellont, and Aerandir?" Middle-earth and J.R.R. Tolkien Blog, January 27, 2014, accessed June 1, 2017.
  8. The Silmarillion, "Of Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin."
  9. Unfinished Tales, "The Drúedain."
  10. The Silmarillion, "Of Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin."



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Articles of Interest

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It should go without saying, but just in case it bears repeating, any opinions expressed in these links are not necessarily that of the SWG and its moderators.

Beren and Lúthien Published

Almost a hundred years to the day of June 9th, 1917, when Edith Tolkien danced and sang for her husband in a 'hemlock' grove near Roos in Yorkshire and inspired one of the most pivotal scenes of the Legendarium, the Beren and Lúthien book has been published on June 1.

It is not by accident that this book appeared when it did in other ways, also. Christopher Tolkien, J.R.R. Tolkien's son and literary heir, writes in the preface: "In my ninety-third year this is (presumptively) my last book in the long series of editions of my father's writings. This tale is chosen in memoriam because of its deeply-rooted presence in his life."

Find out more about the publication and its background on the Tolkien Society website, this BBC article or at NPR.

Ardaholics Anonymous Podcast: Episode 3: On Tolkien Music

Fitting with the musical theme that seems to have gripped the Tolkien fandom this month, a new podcast by Ardaholics Anonymous has been published. They write: "Join us for a long and spirited discussion of Tolkien’s music featuring clips from Bo Hanssen, Donald Swann, Oonagh, Adele McAllister, and more! (also for the hating on Burzum, because everybody loves to do that)."

The History of Middle-earth: Exploring Tolkien’s entire ‘legendarium’

If you are new to the Tolkien fandom - perhaps coming on the heels of Beren and Lúthien, or simply found the History of Middle-earth daunting until now, Dr Dimitra Fimi has summarized and ordered the different volumes according to Tolkien's biographical workflow, before The Hobbit, during The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, and revisiting the mythology afterwards. Find her summaries here.

The little-known fairy stories of J.R.R Tolkien

Inspired by a poplar tree outside his window during the writing of The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien conceived of a story that is not itself connected to Middle-earth, but perhaps emblematic of his work process and some convictions that reappear throughout his biography. That story is Leaf by Niggle. The Den of Geek article makes a case for sorting it among Tolkien's fairy stories.

Yes, But Is It Canon? and the Fate of the Lost Entwives

One of the long-standing questions of Middle-earth, perhaps up there with the question of the two Glorfindels and the wingedness of Balrogs (though certainly less controversial) is that of the Entwives. It may be that they have at last been found. An internet user claims to be in possession of a map on which Tolkien marks the Entwives in Dorwinion by the Sea of Rhûn, beyond the Brown Lands that their gardens eventually became. It certainly seems probable, regardless of authenticity, given that Dorwinion is implied to be an agricultural land that Thranduil imports his famed wine from. Another take, also looking at the ephemera of Tolkien's canon and fanon, comes from Michael Martinez.

From Terrible Beauty to Beacon of Hope -- The Silmarils from Fëanor to Eärendil

The Silmarils have long been stones of contention (pun absolutely intended) in canon and fandom. Alas, not me outlines the felix culpa of the Silmarils from their cycles of possession in the hands of Fëanor, Morgoth and others to their final resting place in the elements, in particular the one on the sky that serves as the titular beacon of hope to characters as different as Maglor and Samwise Gamgee.

CPASian Chris Ingles revolutionises Middle-earth geology

Science Communication Blog Sandpaw writes: "For fifty years fans of Lord of the Rings have struggled to make sense of the geology of the world depicted in Tolkien’s work – Middle-earth – in terms of contemporary earth science. But according to CPAS graduate Chris Ingles – a former earth science and science communication student – they never got it right. Until now. Chris completed a sci com research project in 2014 re-analysing the geological evidence about Middle-earth from the Lord of the Rings books to better understand the geological history of that world."

The New LiveJournal Terms of Service and Why They Matter to the SWG

Last but definitely not least (and definitely not least importantly, as SWG-internal news go!), a piece on the recent change of the Livejournal Terms of Service to mark particular content (e.g. depictions of same-sex relationships, including femslash and slash) as "adult" even if nothing age-inappropriate being discussed. At Heretic Loremaster, Dawn Felagund emphasizes the importance of the change and its ramifications to hopefully better explain why the SWG has opted to take the measures outlined in the beginning of our newsletter.

Announcements

RarePair Fest

The sixth round of the RarePair Fest just opened for nominations. This is a panfandom exchange for ships under 200 completed works in any given fandom for any ship genre; femslash, het, slash and moresomes are all welcome. You may nominate up to six relationships per fandom; nominations close on June 14. Fanworks are expected to be at least 1000 words or a finished piece of art. Nominations are open until June 14. Find out more at their Dreamwidth community, or find the nomination form here.

The RareMaleSlash Exchange

Rare Male Slash Exchange is a gift exchange for m/m slash ships. Participants match on at least one fandom, one ship, and one medium (fanart or fanfiction). What’s your favourite slash rarepair? Chances are that if it’s below 200 stories on AO3, you’re going to find it in one of the Tolkien tag sets. Signups just opened and will close on Monday, June 12. Find the Dreamwidth community here and the signups here.

June Hobbit Book Club

All month long in June, Middle-earth News will host a book club where they will read Tolkien’s The Hobbit. Ever wanted to discuss a scene or dialogue in The Hobbit? Something in the novel you find amusing or confusing? Then join their book club and explore Bilbo’s adventure to the Lonely Mountain and back.

Programme announced for The Tolkien Society Seminar 2017 and Leeds International Medieval Congress

The Tolkien Society Seminar 2017 is a full-day of academic of talks and panel discussions on the theme of Poetry and Song in Tolkien’s works. It comes in the wake of the recent publication of the poetical Lay of Aotrou and Itroun and forthcoming Beren and Lúthien.

The date of the Seminar has been chosen to coincide with the Leeds International Medieval Congress, which runs 3–6 July. This year the IMC features an unprecedented number of talks and panels on Tolkien. For further information, please visit the IMC 2017 website or see Dr Dimitra Fimi's post about Tolkien-specific events. You can find the programme on the Tolkien Society homepage.

MythCon 48

Mythcon 48 takes place in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois from July 28 - 31, 2017.

The Mythopoeic Society is launching into a series of 50th anniversaries: the founding of the Society in 2017; the initial solicitation of articles for Mythlore in 2018; and of our Mythopoeic conferences in 2019. For the fiftieth anniversary of our Society, we are relating to gold - all that is gold!

Oxonmoot 2017

Oxonmoot is an annual event hosted by The Tolkien Society which brings together around 200 Tolkien fans, scholars, students and Society members from across the world. It has been held annually in Oxford since 1974 on a weekend close to Bilbo and Frodo’s birthday (22nd September) and is the key event in the Society’s annual calendar – if you want to come to any Tolkien event, come to Oxonmoot.

Oxonmoot is a three- or four-day event and since 1991 it has always been in a picturesque college of the University of Oxford. The college supply meals and accommodation for the weekend, so we effectively “take over” the college and enjoy an exclusively Tolkien weekend!

Oxonmoot 2017 is being held over 4 days from the afternoon of Thursday 21st September until lunch time on Sunday 24th September, at St Antony’s College.




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