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| location=[[wikipedia:Loughborough University|Loughborough University]], [[wikipedia:England|England]]
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| location=[[Wikipedia:Loughborough University|Loughborough University]], [[Wikipedia:England|England]]
 
| organizer=[[The Tolkien Society]]
 
| organizer=[[The Tolkien Society]]
| dates=[[16 August|16]]-[[20 August]] [[2012]]
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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]]''.
 
'''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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*''Tours: we're planning to repeat the popular coach trips to Birmingham and Oxford, and possibly elsewhere too.''|"[http://www.returnofthering.org/streams.php Streams]"}}
 
*''Tours: we're planning to repeat the popular coach trips to Birmingham and Oxford, and possibly elsewhere too.''|"[http://www.returnofthering.org/streams.php Streams]"}}
  
==Guests==
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==Special guests==
<!--There were 344 registered attendees.
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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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*[[Cindy Zudys]]-->
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{{Gallery
 
{{Gallery
 
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|File:Tom Shippey.jpg|'''[[Tom Shippey]]''' <br/>Tolkien polemic. Author, ''[[The Road to Middle-earth]]''
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|File:Awaiting image|'''[[Mark Atherton]]''' <br/>Academic and lecturer
|File:Ted Nasmith.jpg|'''[[Ted Nasmith]]''' <br/>Renowned Tolkien artist
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|File:Awaiting image|'''[[Martin Barker]]''' <br/>Author and researcher
|File:Awaiting image|'''[[Kate Madison]]''' <br/>Director, producer and actor of ''[[Born of Hope]]''
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|File:Awaiting image|'''[[Ben Barootes]]''' <br/>Researcher and lecturer
|File:Brian Sibley.jpg|'''[[Brian Sibley]]''' <br/>Author and screenwriter
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|File:Awaiting image|'''[[Robert S. Blackham|Bob Blackham]]''' <br/>Author of '''''[[The Roots of Tolkien's Middle-earth]]'''''
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|File:Blok.jpg|'''[[Cor Blok]]''' <br/>Tolkien artist
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|File:Awaiting image|'''[[Chris Bouchard]]''' <br/>Director and producer of '''''[[The Hunt for Gollum]]'''''
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|File:Janet Brennan Croft.jpg|'''[[Janet Croft]]''' <br/> Author
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|File:Jenny Dolfen.jpg|'''[[Jenny Dolfen]]''' <br/>Tolkien artist
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|File:Awaiting image|'''[[Maike Dulk]]''' <br/>Tolkien artist
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|File:Colin duriez.JPG|'''[[Colin Duriez]]''' <br/>Author and '''[[Inklings]]''' scholar
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|File:Anke Eissmann.jpg|'''[[Anke Eißmann]]''' <br/>Tolkien artist
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|File:Awaiting image|'''[[Tor Fauskanger]]''' <br/>Tolkien artist
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|File:Dimitra Fimi.jpg|'''[[Dimitra Fimi]]''' <br/>Author and lecturer in myth and folklore
 
|File:Verlyn Flieger.jpg|'''[[Verlyn Flieger]]''' <br/>Academic and author
 
|File:Verlyn Flieger.jpg|'''[[Verlyn Flieger]]''' <br/>Academic and author
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|File:John garth.jpg|'''[[John Garth]]''' <br/>Author, '''''[[Tolkien and the Great War]]'''''
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|File:Awaiting image|'''[[Peter Gilliver]]''' <br/>Lexicographer and author
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|File:Awaiting image|'''[[Ronald Hutton]]''' <br/>History professor and author
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|File:Awaiting image|'''[[Jay Johnstone]]''' <br/>Tolkien artist
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|File:Awaiting image|'''[[Peter Kenny]]''' <br/>Collector and expert
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|File:Ruth.jpg|'''[[Ruth Lacon]]''' <br/>Tolkien artist
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|File:Awaiting image|'''[[Chloë Lees]]''' <br/>Performer and storyteller
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|File:Awaiting image|'''[[Kate Madison]]''' <br/>Director, producer and actor of '''''[[Born of Hope]]'''''
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|File:Awaiting image|'''[[Nancy Martsch]]''' <br/>Editor of ''[[Beyond Bree]]''
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|File:Awaiting image|'''[[Cole Matso]]''' <br/>Lead actor in the '''''[[Fellows Hips: Rise of the Gamers]]'''''
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|File:Ted Nasmith.jpg|'''[[Ted Nasmith]]''' <br/>Tolkien artist
 
|File:Corey olsen.jpg|'''[[Corey Olsen]]''' <br/>Podcaster and professor
 
|File:Corey olsen.jpg|'''[[Corey Olsen]]''' <br/>Podcaster and professor
|File:John garth.jpg|'''[[John Garth]]''' <br/>Author, ''[[Tolkien and the Great War]]''
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|File:Awaiting image|'''[[Charlie Ross]]''' <br/>[[One Man Lord of the Rings]] performer
|File:Colin duriez.JPG|'''[[Colin Duriez]]''' <br/>Author and [[Inklings]] scholar
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|File:Tom Shippey.jpg|'''[[Tom Shippey]]''' <br/>Tolkien polemic. Author, '''''[[The Road to Middle-earth]]'''''
|File:Awaiting image|'''[[Chris Bouchard]]''' <br/>Director and producer of ''[[The Hunt for Gollum]]''
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|File:Brian Sibley.jpg|'''[[Brian Sibley]]''' <br/>Author and screenwriter
|File:Awaiting image|'''[[Robert S. Blackham|Bob Blackham]]''' <br/>Author of ''[[The Roots of Tolkien's Middle-earth]]''
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|File:Awaiting image|'''[[Michael George Tolkien|Michael Tolkien]]''' <br/>Poet and author. Grandson of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]
|File:Dimitra Fimi.jpg|'''[[Dimitra Fimi]]''' <br/>Author and lecturer in myth and folklore
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|File:Awaiting image|'''[[Constance Wagner]]''' <br/>Author
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|File:Awaiting image|'''[[Mark Walker]]''' <br/>Latin translator of ''[[The Hobbit]]''
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|File:Awaiting image|'''[[Sue Wookey]]''' <br/>Tolkien artist
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|File:Awaiting image|'''[[Cindy Zudys]]''' <br/>Storyteller and teacher
 
}}
 
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==Video from Peter Jackson, Alan Lee, John Howe==
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==Video from Peter Jackson, Alan Lee, and 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 films|''The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'']] poster, 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.
 
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 films|''The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'']] poster, 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.
 
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==See also==
 
==See also==
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*[[J.R.R. Tolkien Centenary Conference]], 1992
 
*[[Tolkien 2005]]
 
*[[Tolkien 2005]]
 
*[[Oxonmoot]]
 
*[[Oxonmoot]]

Revision as of 16:26, 21 August 2012

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The Return of the Ring
LocationLoughborough University, England
OrganizerThe Tolkien Society
Dates16-20 August, 2012
Attendees344

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"

Special guests

Mark Atherton
Academic and lecturer  
Martin Barker
Author and researcher  
Ben Barootes
Researcher and lecturer  
Cor Blok
Tolkien artist  
Chris Bouchard
Director and producer of The Hunt for Gollum  
Janet Croft
Author  
Jenny Dolfen
Tolkien artist  
Maike Dulk
Tolkien artist  
Colin Duriez
Author and Inklings scholar  
Anke Eißmann
Tolkien artist  
Tor Fauskanger
Tolkien artist  
Dimitra Fimi
Author and lecturer in myth and folklore  
Verlyn Flieger
Academic and author  
Peter Gilliver
Lexicographer and author  
Ronald Hutton
History professor and author  
Jay Johnstone
Tolkien artist  
Peter Kenny
Collector and expert  
Ruth Lacon
Tolkien artist  
Chloë Lees
Performer and storyteller  
Kate Madison
Director, producer and actor of Born of Hope  
Ted Nasmith
Tolkien artist  
Corey Olsen
Podcaster and professor  
Tom Shippey
Tolkien polemic. Author, The Road to Middle-earth  
Brian Sibley
Author and screenwriter  
Michael Tolkien
Poet and author. Grandson of J.R.R. Tolkien  
Mark Walker
Latin translator of The Hobbit  
Sue Wookey
Tolkien artist  
Cindy Zudys
Storyteller and teacher  


Video from Peter Jackson, Alan Lee, and 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 poster, 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