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==January==
 
==January==
 
* '''[[January 1|1]]''' - Fantasy novel ''[[The Search for the Red Dragon]]'', featuring [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] as a fictional character, is published.
 
* '''[[January 1|1]]''' - Fantasy novel ''[[The Search for the Red Dragon]]'', featuring [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] as a fictional character, is published.
* '''3''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s birthday.
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* '''[[January 3|3]]''' - [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s birthday.
* '''3''' - [[Birthday Toast]]
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* '''[[January 3|3]]''' - [[Birthday Toast]]
* '''3''' - [[The Tolkien Society]]'s Birthday Dinner
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* '''[[January 3|3]]''' - [[The Tolkien Society]]'s Birthday Dinner
* '''5''' - [http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/books/article3127837.ece The Times] ranks [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] the sixth-best post-war British writer.  
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* '''[[January 5|5]]''' - [http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/books/article3127837.ece The Times] ranks [[J.R.R. Tolkien]] the sixth-best post-war British writer.  
 
* '''?''' - ''[[Amon Hen 209]]'' is published.
 
* '''?''' - ''[[Amon Hen 209]]'' is published.
  
 
==February==
 
==February==
* '''6''' - Artist [[John Alvin]] dies.
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* '''[[February 6|6]]''' - Artist [[John Alvin]] dies.
* '''7-9''' - ''[[C.S. Lewis]], the [[Inklings]], and the Call to Christian Community'', featuring [[Tom Shippey]] [http://www.bc.edu/publications/relarts/announcements.html]
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* '''[[February 7|7]]-[[February 9|9]]''' - ''[[C.S. Lewis]], the [[Inklings]], and the Call to Christian Community'', featuring [[Tom Shippey]] [http://www.bc.edu/publications/relarts/announcements.html]
* '''13''' - The twelfth book of ''[[The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar]]'', ''[[The Ashen Wastes]]'', is released in North America.
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* '''[[February 13|13]]''' - The twelfth book of ''[[The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar]]'', ''[[The Ashen Wastes]]'', is released in North America.
* '''14''' - The twelfth book of ''[[The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar]]'', ''[[The Ashen Wastes]]'', is released in Europe.
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* '''[[February 14|14]]''' - The twelfth book of ''[[The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar]]'', ''[[The Ashen Wastes]]'', is released in Europe.
  
 
==March==
 
==March==
* '''10''' - ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'' is elected "Best Foreign Book of All Time" in the Netherlands.  
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* '''[[March 10|10]]''' - ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'' is elected "Best Foreign Book of All Time" in the Netherlands.  
* '''25''' - [[Tolkien Reading Day]].
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* '''[[March 25|25]]''' - [[Tolkien Reading Day]].
* '''31''' - ''[[Tolkien's Gedling]]'' is published.
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* '''[[March 31|31]]''' - ''[[Tolkien's Gedling]]'' is published.
 
* '''?''' - ''[[Amon Hen 210]]'' is published.
 
* '''?''' - ''[[Amon Hen 210]]'' is published.
 
==April==
 
==April==
* '''24''' - [[Guillermo del Toro]] is officially announced as the director of ''[[Guillermo del Toro's The Hobbit|The Hobbit]]'' film adaptation and its sequel.
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* '''[[April 24|24]]''' - [[Guillermo del Toro]] is announced as the director of ''[[The Hobbit (2012 film)|The Hobbit]]'' film adaptation and its sequel.
* '''24''' - The thirteenth book of ''[[The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar]]'', ''[[Doom of the Last-King]]'', is released in North America.
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* '''[[April 24|24]]''' - The thirteenth book of ''[[The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar]]'', ''[[Doom of the Last-King]]'', is released in North America.
* '''26''' - Fantasy Festival 2008.
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* '''[[April 26|26]]''' - [[Fantasy Festival 2008]].
* '''28''' - ''[[Tolkien - min vän Ronald och hans världar]]'' is published.
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* '''[[April 28|28]]''' - ''[[Tolkien - min vän Ronald och hans världar]]'' is published.
  
 
==May==
 
==May==
* '''1''' - ''[[Of Words and Worlds]]'' is published.
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* '''[[May 1|1]]''' - ''[[Of Words and Worlds]]'' is published.
* '''1''' - The thirteenth book of ''[[The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar]]'', ''[[Doom of the Last-King]]'', is released in Europe.
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* '''[[May 1|1]]''' - The thirteenth book of ''[[The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar]]'', ''[[Doom of the Last-King]]'', is released in Europe.
* '''23''' - The [[RiffTrax]] commentary of ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers]]'' is released online.
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* '''[[May 23|23]]''' - The [[RiffTrax]] commentary of ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers]]'' is released online.
 
* '''?''' - ''[[Amon Hen 211]]'' is published.
 
* '''?''' - ''[[Amon Hen 211]]'' is published.
 
* '''?''' - ''[[Lembas Extra: Proceedings of the 5th Unquendor Lustrum]]'' is published.
 
* '''?''' - ''[[Lembas Extra: Proceedings of the 5th Unquendor Lustrum]]'' is published.
  
 
==June==
 
==June==
* '''5-8''' - [[Forodrim]]'s 36th birthday celebration.
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* '''[[June 5|5]]-[[June 8|8]]''' - [[Forodrim]]'s 36th birthday celebration.
* '''10''' - Actor [[David Brierly]] dies.
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* '''[[June 10|10]]''' - Actor [[David Brierly]] dies.
  
 
==July==
 
==July==
* '''11-13''' - [[Tolkien Thing|Tolkien Thing VII]].
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* '''[[July 11|11]]-[[June 13|13]]''' - [[Tolkien Thing|Tolkien Thing VII]].
* '''22''' - The fourteenth book of ''[[The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar]]'', ''[[The Ring-forges of Eregion]]'', is released in North America.
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* '''[[July 22|22]]''' - The fourteenth book of ''[[The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar]]'', ''[[The Ring-forges of Eregion]]'', is released in North America.
* '''24''' - The fourteenth book of ''[[The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar]]'', ''[[The Ring-forges of Eregion]]'', is released in Europe.
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* '''[[July 24|24]]''' - The fourteenth book of ''[[The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar]]'', ''[[The Ring-forges of Eregion]]'', is released in Europe.
 
* '''?''' - ''[[Tolkien Studies: Volume 5]]'' is published.
 
* '''?''' - ''[[Tolkien Studies: Volume 5]]'' is published.
 
* '''?''' - ''[[Amon Hen 212]]'' is published.
 
* '''?''' - ''[[Amon Hen 212]]'' is published.
  
 
==August==
 
==August==
* '''2''' - [[Pauline Baynes]], Tolkien's favourite artist, dies.
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* '''[[August 2|2]]''' - [[Pauline Baynes]], Tolkien's favourite artist, dies.
* '''15-18''' - [[Mythcon XXXIX]].
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* '''[[August 15|15]]-[[August 18|18]]''' - [[Mythcon XXXIX]].
  
 
==September==
 
==September==
* '''8''' - ''[[Tolkien's Oxford]]'' is published.  
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* '''[[September 8|8]]''' - ''[[Tolkien's Oxford]]'' is published.  
* '''25-28''' - [[Oxonmoot 2008]].
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* '''[[September 25|25]]-[[September 28|28]]''' - [[Oxonmoot 2008]].
 
* '''?''' - The 2008 edition of ''[[Tales from the Perilous Realm]]'' is published.
 
* '''?''' - The 2008 edition of ''[[Tales from the Perilous Realm]]'' is published.
 
* '''?''' - ''[[Amon Hen 213]]'' is published.
 
* '''?''' - ''[[Amon Hen 213]]'' is published.
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==November==
 
==November==
 
* '''[[November 1|1]]''' - ''[[The Tolkien Name in History]]'' is published.
 
* '''[[November 1|1]]''' - ''[[The Tolkien Name in History]]'' is published.
* '''[[November 12|12]]''': ''[[Fantasy, Myth and the Measure of Truth|Fantasy, Myth and the Measure of Truth: Tales of Pullman, Lewis, Tolkien, MacDonald and Hoffmann]]'' is published.
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* '''[[November 12|12]]''' - ''[[Fantasy, Myth and the Measure of Truth|Fantasy, Myth and the Measure of Truth: Tales of Pullman, Lewis, Tolkien, MacDonald and Hoffmann]]'' is published.
 
* '''[[November 18|18]]''' - The fifteenth and final book of ''[[The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar]]'', ''[[Daughter of Strife]]'', is released.
 
* '''[[November 18|18]]''' - The fifteenth and final book of ''[[The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar]]'', ''[[Daughter of Strife]]'', is released.
 
* '''[[November 18|18]]''' - ''[[The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria]]'' is released.
 
* '''[[November 18|18]]''' - ''[[The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria]]'' is released.

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