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Festival in the Shire

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Festival in the Shire
LocationPafiliwn Bont, Wales
OrganizerMark Faith
Dates13-15th August, 2010
Festival in the Shire is a 2010 convention to be held in Wales.

Descriptions from Organiser

Broad Overview

"Announcing the biggest and most exciting event for Tolkien enthusiasts in 2010: Festival in the Shire! This will be the most comprehensive event held for the fans of J.R.R. Tolkien, with a conference, a collector's exposition of original art, rare books and memorabilia as well as a large festival with stall and entertainment."
― Description from the Official Website

Welsh influences in the works of J.R.R. Tolkien

"John Ronald Reuel Tolkien is an author of world reputation, but not many people know of his love for the Welsh language and his debt to Celtic literature. J.R.R. Tolkien was fascinated by Welsh from childhood, when he first encountered Welsh names on coal-trucks arriving to the railway station at the back of his house in Birmingham. In his youth he started creating an invented language based on Welsh phonology and grammar, which was later to become Sindarin, the language of the Grey Elves of Middle-earth."
― About the Conference from Amon Hen 222

Guests

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