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Special Projects


Akallabêth in August

Akallabeth in August Each August, we run the Akallabêth in August challenge in order to spotlight our Second-Age writers and encourage others to join in. In 2009, we decided to make a bigger event of it. Akallabêth in August 2009 is a chronological "retelling" of the Akallabêth as only our talented Second-Age authors, poets, and artists could manage! Read more...

Back to Middle-earth Month 2008: The Circles of the World

Back to Middle-earth Month 2008 Back to Middle-earth Month is an annual holiday started to remember how and why we all got involved in the Tolkien fandom. Every year, SWG puts together a project to honor not only Tolkien's works but the creativity of the fans who continue his vision. 2008's theme--The Circles of the World--considers the many different events that take place on Arda in the context of what inspires us as fans. Read more...

Back to Middle-earth Month 2009

Back to Middle-earth Month 2009 For 2009's B2MeM, we challenged our authors and artists with a daily prompt to take their creativity in new directions. Read more...

Back to Middle-earth Month 2010: The Last Battle

Back to Middle-earth Month 2010 In 2010, B2MeM participants embarked on an adventure to determine the fate of the world during the Last Battle. Read more...

Back to Middle-earth Month 2011: Passport to Middle-earth

Back to Middle-earth Month 2011 Pack your bags, change the batteries in your camera, and don't forget the sunscreen--this month, we will take a month-long holiday to our favorite places in Middle-earth for Passport to Middle-earth, a daily creative challenge for our writers and artists. Every day, the tour will stop in a new location in Middle-earth and, with it will come a new challenge to tempt your muses. Read more...

Back to Middle-earth Month 2012: Bingo Baggins' BINGO Bash

Back to Middle-earth Month 2012 This year is the 75th anniversary of The Hobbit! In honor of the occasion, Bingo Baggins cordially invites you to a party in March to play--what else?--BINGO! Read more...

Fifth Birthday Celebration

Fifth Birthday Celebration In July 2010, the SWG celebrated its fifth birthday. We couldn't let this landmark occasion pass without celebration, so we commemorated the only way we knew how: with stories, poems, and artwork. Read more...

Funnies

Funnies Every month, we feature comics in our newsletter to prove that just because The Silmarillion is relentlessly tragic doesn't mean we can't still find something to laugh about! We've collected all of the funnies here for easy access and to give our archive members the ability to leave comments. Read more...

Library of Tirion

Library of Tirion In the Library of Tirion, you will find a collection of stories selected by authors who published their work prior to the establishment of the SWG archive in 2007. Read more...

Podfic

Podfic In order to make our member's work more widely available, the SWG archive now accepts podfic, or audio recordings of stories. Read more...

Seven in '07

Seven in '07 July 2007 contained the special date 07/07/07, and while many rushed out to test their luck in games of chance, fans of the House of Fëanor saluted the characters that have inspired thousands of stories, poems, and works of art. Seven in '07 is a compilation of visual art and creative writing that illustrates the histories of each member of the House of Fëanor. More than two dozen authors and artists aided SWG in honoring the characters responsible for inspiring some of the Tolkien fandoms most noteworthy creative achievments. Read more...

Silmarillion Reread

Silmarillion Reread Over the course of 2014, SWG members Lyra and Indy led a rereading of The Silmarillion. Hosted on LiveJournal, the rereading contains chapter summaries, discussions, and fanworks recs lists that may be of interest both to newcomers to The Silmarillion and fans wanting to develop a deeper appreciation of this complex text. Read more...