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'''The Return of the Ring''' was a large convention hosted by [[The Tolkien Society]] after the success of [[Tolkien 2005]]. It was held on [[16 August|16]]-[[20 August]] [[2012]] in order to coincide with the [[wikipedia:2012 Summer Olympics|2012 Summer Olympics]] held in [[wikipedia:London|London]].
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'''The Return of the Ring: Celebrating Tolkien in 2012''' was a large convention hosted by [[The Tolkien Society]] after the success of [[Tolkien 2005]]. It was held at Loughborough University, England, on [[16 August|16]]-[[20 August]], [[2012]]. The convention marked the 75<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the publication of ''[[The Hobbit]]''.
  
 
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==Confirmed Guests==
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==Guests==
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*[[Mark Atherton]]
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*[[Martin Barker]]
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*[[Ben Barootes]]
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*[[Robert S. Blackham|Bob Blackham]]
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*[[Cor Blok]]
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*[[Chris Bouchard]]
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*[[Janet Croft]]
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*[[Jenny Dolfen]]
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*[[Maike Dulk]]
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*[[Colin Duriez]]
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*[[Anke Eißmann]]
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*[[Tor Fauskanger]]
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*[[Dimitra Fimi]]
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*[[Verlyn Flieger]]
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*[[John Garth]]
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*[[Peter Gilliver]]
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*[[Ronald Hutton]]
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*[[Jay Johnstone]]
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*[[Peter Kenny]]
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*[[Ruth Lacon]]
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*[[Chloë Lees]]
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*[[Kate Madison]]
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*[[Nancy Martsch]]
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*[[Cole Matson]]
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*[[Ted Nasmith]]
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*[[Corey Olsen]]
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*[[Charlie Ross]]
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*[[Tom Shippey]]
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*[[Brian Sibley]]
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*[[Michael Tolkien]]
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*[[Constance Wagner]]
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*[[Mark Walker]]
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*[[Sue Wookey]]
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|File:Verlyn Flieger.jpg|'''[[Verlyn Flieger]]''' <br/>Academic and author
 
|File:Verlyn Flieger.jpg|'''[[Verlyn Flieger]]''' <br/>Academic and author
 
|File:Corey olsen.jpg|'''[[Corey Olsen]]''' <br/>Podcaster and professor
 
|File:Corey olsen.jpg|'''[[Corey Olsen]]''' <br/>Podcaster and professor
|File:Jef Murray.jpg|'''[[Jef Murray]]''' <br/>Artist and illustrator
 
 
|File:John garth.jpg|'''[[John Garth]]''' <br/>Author, ''[[Tolkien and the Great War]]''
 
|File:John garth.jpg|'''[[John Garth]]''' <br/>Author, ''[[Tolkien and the Great War]]''
 
|File:Colin duriez.JPG|'''[[Colin Duriez]]''' <br/>Author and [[Inklings]] scholar
 
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|File:Awaiting image|'''[[Robert S. Blackham|Bob Blackham]]''' <br/>Author of ''[[The Roots of Tolkien's Middle-earth]]''
 
|File:Awaiting image|'''[[Robert S. Blackham|Bob Blackham]]''' <br/>Author of ''[[The Roots of Tolkien's Middle-earth]]''
 
|File:Dimitra Fimi.jpg|'''[[Dimitra Fimi]]''' <br/>Author and lecturer in myth and folklore
 
|File:Dimitra Fimi.jpg|'''[[Dimitra Fimi]]''' <br/>Author and lecturer in myth and folklore
|File:Jason Fisher.jpg|'''[[Jason Fisher]]''' <br/>Blogger, author and editor of ''[[Mythprint]]''
 
|File:HenryGee.jpg|'''[[Henry Gee]]''' <br/>Author, ''[[The Science of Middle-earth]]''
 
 
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==External Links==
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==See also==
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*[[Tolkien 2005]]
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*[[Oxonmoot]]
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*[[Mythcon]]
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==External links==
 
*'''[http://www.returnofthering.org/ Official Website]'''
 
*'''[http://www.returnofthering.org/ Official Website]'''
 
*[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-19317810 BBC News: "In pictures: Return of the Ring Festival"]
 
*[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-19317810 BBC News: "In pictures: Return of the Ring Festival"]

Revision as of 13:19, 21 August 2012

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The Return of the Ring
LocationLoughborough University, England
OrganizerThe Tolkien Society
Dates16-20 August 2012

The Return of the Ring: Celebrating Tolkien in 2012 was a large convention hosted by The Tolkien Society after the success of Tolkien 2005. It was held at Loughborough University, England, on 16-20 August, 2012. The convention marked the 75th anniversary of the publication of The Hobbit.

Contents

Events

  • Academic streams (two or three in lecture theatres): lectures, panels, visual presentations, etc.
  • Creative stream: hand-on doing things, workshops and the like.
  • Fandom stream: anything that is inspired through fandom.
  • Dealers’ Room: there is a good sized room for the dealers on the ground floor with space for signings.
  • Art Show: we have a nice light, airy room to display art to good advantage.
  • Bar and hospitality facilities: a large bar in a central area on the ground floor and a caffeteria [sic] on the first floor.
  • Child-friendly activities for younger people with their parents (we won’t be providing child minding or a crèche)
  • Tours: we're planning to repeat the popular coach trips to Birmingham and Oxford, and possibly elsewhere too.''
    —"Streams"

Guests

Tom Shippey
Tolkien polemic. Author, The Road to Middle-earth  
Ted Nasmith
Renowned Tolkien artist  
Kate Madison
Director, producer and actor of Born of Hope  
Brian Sibley
Author and screenwriter  
Verlyn Flieger
Academic and author  
Corey Olsen
Podcaster and professor  
Colin Duriez
Author and Inklings scholar  
Chris Bouchard
Director and producer of The Hunt for Gollum  
Dimitra Fimi
Author and lecturer in myth and folklore  


Video from Peter Jackson, Alan Lee, John Howe

In addition to donating two items for the auction (A The Lord of the Rings (extended edition) Blu-ray boxset and a ComicCon 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, both signed by Jackson), Peter Jackson, Alan Lee, and John Howe sent their greetings and best wishes to the Return of the Ring. The video was played at the opening ceremony to the event.

See also

External links