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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 convention hosted by [[The Tolkien Society]]. It was held at Loughborough University, England, [[16 August|16]]-[[20 August]], [[2012]]. The convention marked the seventy-fifth anniversary of the publication of ''[[The Hobbit]]''.
  
 
==Events==
 
==Events==
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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]"}}
  
==Confirmed Guests==
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==Special guests==
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[[File:The Return of the Ring.jpg|thumb|500px|The art show and dealers' room at The Return of the Ring]]
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*'''[[Mark Atherton]]''', Academic and lecturer
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*'''[[Martin Barker]]''', Author and researcher
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*'''[[Ben Barootes]]''', Researcher and lecturer
|File:Tom Shippey.jpg|'''[[Tom Shippey]]''' <br/>Tolkien polemic. Author, ''[[The Road to Middle-earth]]''
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*'''[[Robert S. Blackham|Bob Blackham]]''', Author of '''''[[The Roots of Tolkien's Middle-earth]]'''''
|File:Ted Nasmith.jpg|'''[[Ted Nasmith]]''' <br/>Renowned Tolkien artist
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*'''[[Cor Blok]]''', Tolkien artist
|File:Awaiting image|'''[[Kate Madison]]''' <br/>Director, producer and actor of ''[[Born of Hope]]''
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*'''[[Chris Bouchard]]''', Director and producer of '''''[[The Hunt for Gollum]]'''''
|File:Brian Sibley.jpg|'''[[Brian Sibley]]''' <br/>Author and screenwriter
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*'''[[Janet Croft]]''', Author and editor of ''[[Mythlore]]''
|File:Verlyn Flieger.jpg|'''[[Verlyn Flieger]]''' <br/>Academic and author
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*'''[[Jenny Dolfen]]''', Tolkien artist
|File:Corey olsen.jpg|'''[[Corey Olsen]]''' <br/>Podcaster and professor
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*'''[[Maike Dulk]]''', Tolkien artist
|File:Jef Murray.jpg|'''[[Jef Murray]]''' <br/>Artist and illustrator
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*'''[[Colin Duriez]]''', Author and '''[[Inklings]]''' scholar
|File:John garth.jpg|'''[[John Garth]]''' <br/>Author, ''[[Tolkien and the Great War]]''
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*'''[[Anke Eißmann]]''', Tolkien artist
|File:Colin duriez.JPG|'''[[Colin Duriez]]''' <br/>Author and [[Inklings]] scholar
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*'''[[Tor Fauskanger]]''', Tolkien artist
|File:Awaiting image|'''[[Chris Bouchard]]''' <br/>Director and producer of ''[[The Hunt for Gollum]]''
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*'''[[Dimitra Fimi]]''', Author and lecturer in myth and folklore
|File:Awaiting image|'''[[Robert S. Blackham|Bob Blackham]]''' <br/>Author of ''[[The Roots of Tolkien's Middle-earth]]''
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*'''[[Verlyn Flieger]]''', Academic and author
|File:Dimitra Fimi.jpg|'''[[Dimitra Fimi]]''' <br/>Author and lecturer in myth and folklore
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*'''[[John Garth]]''', Author, '''''[[Tolkien and the Great War]]'''''
|File:Jason Fisher.jpg|'''[[Jason Fisher]]''' <br/>Blogger, author and editor of ''[[Mythprint]]''
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*'''[[Peter Gilliver]]''', Lexicographer and author
|File:HenryGee.jpg|'''[[Henry Gee]]''' <br/>Author, ''[[The Science of Middle-earth]]''
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*'''[[Ronald Hutton]]''', History professor and author
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*'''[[Jay Johnstone]]''', Tolkien artist
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*'''[[Peter Kenny]]''', Collector and expert
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*'''[[Ruth Lacon]]''', Tolkien artist
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*'''[[Chloë Lees]]''', Performer and storyteller
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*'''[[Kate Madison]]''', Director, producer and actor of '''''[[Born of Hope]]'''''
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*'''[[Nancy Martsch]]''', Editor of ''[[Beyond Bree]]''
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*'''[[Cole Matso]]''', Lead actor in the '''''[[Fellows Hips: Rise of the Gamers]]'''''
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*'''[[Ted Nasmith]]''', Tolkien artist
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*'''[[Corey Olsen]]''', Podcaster and professor
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*'''[[Charlie Ross]]''', [[One Man Lord of the Rings]] performer
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*'''[[Tom Shippey]]''', Tolkien polemic. Author, '''''[[The Road to Middle-earth]]'''''
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*'''[[Brian Sibley]]''', Author and screenwriter
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*'''[[Michael George Tolkien|Michael Tolkien]]''', Poet and author. Grandson of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]
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*'''[[Constance Wagner]]''', Author
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*'''[[Mark Walker]]''', Latin translator of ''[[The Hobbit]]''
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*'''[[Sue Wookey]]''', Tolkien artist
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*'''[[Cindy Zudys]]''', Storyteller and teacher
  
==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'']], 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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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 (film series)|''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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==External Links==
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==See also==
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*[[J.R.R. Tolkien Centenary Conference]], 1992
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*[[Tolkien 2005|Tolkien 2005: The Ring Goes Ever On]]
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*[[Oxonmoot]]
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*[[Mythcon]]
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*'''[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"]
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Latest revision as of 21:43, 29 December 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 convention hosted by The Tolkien Society. It was held at Loughborough University, England, 16-20 August, 2012. The convention marked the seventy-fifth anniversary of the publication of The Hobbit.

Contents

[edit] 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"

[edit] Special guests

The art show and dealers' room at The Return of the Ring

[edit] 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.

[edit] See also

[edit] External links