Tolkien Gateway

Tolkien Gateway is 10 years old. Sign up today to edit TG and help us grow for years to come.

Deutsche Tolkien Gesellschaft e.V.

Deutsche Tolkien Gesellschaft.png

The Deutsche Tolkien Gesellschaft e.V. (shortened DTG) (German: "German Tolkien Society (incorporated society)") is the German Tolkien society.


[edit] History

The DTG was founded on August 1, 1997 as a literary association. Since 1998 the domicile of the DTG is in Cologne. It steadily grew up to its current member count of about 550 people, especially from Germany or German-speaking countries.

[edit] Gatherings

The DTG organises a number of Tolkien events:

  • Tolkien Thing ("Tolkien Moot") - A meeting of the DTG members. (once a year)
  • Tolkien Tage ("Tolkien Days") - A weekend with seminars, lectures, games, performances and other activities for all Tolkien-fans.
  • Tolkien Seminar (since 2004) - Somekind of academic convention, where german Tolkien-experts lecture and then discuss with the other participants a common theme, based on Tolkien's works. (once a year)
  • Tolkien Stammtisch ("Tolkien regulars' table") - A regional event. The meetings ("Stammtische") take place regularly (usually once a month). The Tolkien Stammtisch is something like a regional representation of the DTG and allows potential members the first contact with the association.

[edit] Publications

Three times a year the DTG publishes its association magazine Der Flammifer von Westernis (including an English Summary). The most important publication is the scientific journal Hither Shore (bilingual).

[edit] External Links