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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]]
 
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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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'''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]"}}
  
==Guests==
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==Special guests==
<!--There were 344 registered attendees.
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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
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*'''[[Robert S. Blackham|Bob Blackham]]''', Author of '''''[[The Roots of Tolkien's Middle-earth]]'''''
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*'''[[Cor Blok]]''', Tolkien artist
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*'''[[Chris Bouchard]]''', Director and producer of '''''[[The Hunt for Gollum]]'''''
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*'''[[Janet Croft]]''', Author and editor of ''[[Mythlore]]''
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*'''[[Jenny Dolfen]]''', Tolkien artist
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*'''[[Maike Dulk]]''', Tolkien artist
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*'''[[Colin Duriez]]''', Author and '''[[Inklings]]''' scholar
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*'''[[Anke Eißmann]]''', Tolkien artist
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*'''[[Tor Fauskanger]]''', Tolkien artist
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*'''[[Dimitra Fimi]]''', Author and lecturer in myth and folklore
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*'''[[Verlyn Flieger]]''', Academic and author
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*'''[[John Garth]]''', Author, '''''[[Tolkien and the Great War]]'''''
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*'''[[Peter Gilliver]]''', Lexicographer and author
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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
  
*[[Mark Atherton]]
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==Video from Peter Jackson, Alan Lee, and John Howe==
*[[Martin Barker]]
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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.
*[[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
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|File:Tom Shippey.jpg|'''[[Tom Shippey]]''' <br/>Tolkien polemic. Author, ''[[The Road to Middle-earth]]''
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|File:Ted Nasmith.jpg|'''[[Ted Nasmith]]''' <br/>Renowned Tolkien artist
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|File:Awaiting image|'''[[Kate Madison]]''' <br/>Director, producer and actor of ''[[Born of Hope]]''
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|File:Brian Sibley.jpg|'''[[Brian Sibley]]''' <br/>Author and screenwriter
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|File:Verlyn Flieger.jpg|'''[[Verlyn Flieger]]''' <br/>Academic and author
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|File:Corey olsen.jpg|'''[[Corey Olsen]]''' <br/>Podcaster and professor
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|File:John garth.jpg|'''[[John Garth]]''' <br/>Author, ''[[Tolkien and the Great War]]''
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|File:Colin duriez.JPG|'''[[Colin Duriez]]''' <br/>Author and [[Inklings]] scholar
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|File:Awaiting image|'''[[Chris Bouchard]]''' <br/>Director and producer of ''[[The Hunt for Gollum]]''
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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:Dimitra Fimi.jpg|'''[[Dimitra Fimi]]''' <br/>Author and lecturer in myth and folklore
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==Video from Peter Jackson, Alan Lee, John Howe==
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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 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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==See also==
 
==See also==
*[[Tolkien 2005]]
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*[[J.R.R. Tolkien Centenary Conference]], 1992
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*[[Tolkien 2005|Tolkien 2005: The Ring Goes Ever On]]
 
*[[Oxonmoot]]
 
*[[Oxonmoot]]
 
*[[Mythcon]]
 
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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

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

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

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