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==Special guests==
 
==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:Awaiting image|'''[[Martin Barker]]''' <br/>Author and researcher
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*'''[[Robert S. Blackham|Bob Blackham]]''', Author of '''''[[The Roots of Tolkien's Middle-earth]]'''''
|File:Awaiting image|'''[[Ben Barootes]]''' <br/>Researcher and lecturer
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*'''[[Cor Blok]]''', Tolkien artist
|File:Awaiting image|'''[[Robert S. Blackham|Bob Blackham]]''' <br/>Author of '''''[[The Roots of Tolkien's Middle-earth]]'''''
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*'''[[Chris Bouchard]]''', Director and producer of '''''[[The Hunt for Gollum]]'''''
|File:Blok.jpg|'''[[Cor Blok]]''' <br/>Tolkien artist
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*'''[[Janet Croft]]''', Author and editor of ''[[Mythlore]]''
|File:Awaiting image|'''[[Chris Bouchard]]''' <br/>Director and producer of '''''[[The Hunt for Gollum]]'''''
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*'''[[Jenny Dolfen]]''', Tolkien artist
|File:Janet Brennan Croft.jpg|'''[[Janet Croft]]''' <br/>Author and editor of ''[[Mythlore]]''
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*'''[[Maike Dulk]]''', Tolkien artist
|File:Jenny Dolfen.jpg|'''[[Jenny Dolfen]]''' <br/>Tolkien artist
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*'''[[Colin Duriez]]''', Author and '''[[Inklings]]''' scholar
|File:Awaiting image|'''[[Maike Dulk]]''' <br/>Tolkien artist
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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:Anke Eissmann.jpg|'''[[Anke Eißmann]]''' <br/>Tolkien artist
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*'''[[Dimitra Fimi]]''', Author and lecturer in myth and folklore
|File:Awaiting image|'''[[Tor Fauskanger]]''' <br/>Tolkien artist
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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:Verlyn Flieger.jpg|'''[[Verlyn Flieger]]''' <br/>Academic and author
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*'''[[Peter Gilliver]]''', Lexicographer and author
|File:John garth.jpg|'''[[John Garth]]''' <br/>Author, '''''[[Tolkien and the Great War]]'''''
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*'''[[Ronald Hutton]]''', History professor and author
|File:Awaiting image|'''[[Peter Gilliver]]''' <br/>Lexicographer and author
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*'''[[Jay Johnstone]]''', Tolkien artist
|File:Awaiting image|'''[[Ronald Hutton]]''' <br/>History professor and author
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*'''[[Peter Kenny]]''', Collector and expert
|File:Awaiting image|'''[[Jay Johnstone]]''' <br/>Tolkien artist
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*'''[[Ruth Lacon]]''', Tolkien artist
|File:Awaiting image|'''[[Peter Kenny]]''' <br/>Collector and expert
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*'''[[Chloë Lees]]''', Performer and storyteller
|File:Ruth.jpg|'''[[Ruth Lacon]]''' <br/>Tolkien artist
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*'''[[Kate Madison]]''', Director, producer and actor of '''''[[Born of Hope]]'''''
|File:Awaiting image|'''[[Chloë Lees]]''' <br/>Performer and storyteller
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*'''[[Nancy Martsch]]''', Editor of ''[[Beyond Bree]]''
|File:Awaiting image|'''[[Kate Madison]]''' <br/>Director, producer and actor of '''''[[Born of Hope]]'''''
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*'''[[Cole Matso]]''', Lead actor in the '''''[[Fellows Hips: Rise of the Gamers]]'''''
|File:Awaiting image|'''[[Nancy Martsch]]''' <br/>Editor of ''[[Beyond Bree]]''
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*'''[[Ted Nasmith]]''', Tolkien artist
|File:Awaiting image|'''[[Cole Matso]]''' <br/>Lead actor in the '''''[[Fellows Hips: Rise of the Gamers]]'''''
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*'''[[Corey Olsen]]''', Podcaster and professor
|File:Ted Nasmith.jpg|'''[[Ted Nasmith]]''' <br/>Tolkien artist
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*'''[[Charlie Ross]]''', [[One Man Lord of the Rings]] performer
|File:Corey olsen.jpg|'''[[Corey Olsen]]''' <br/>Podcaster and professor
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*'''[[Tom Shippey]]''', Tolkien polemic. Author, '''''[[The Road to Middle-earth]]'''''
|File:Awaiting image|'''[[Charlie Ross]]''' <br/>[[One Man Lord of the Rings]] performer
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*'''[[Brian Sibley]]''', Author and screenwriter
|File:Tom Shippey.jpg|'''[[Tom Shippey]]''' <br/>Tolkien polemic. Author, '''''[[The Road to Middle-earth]]'''''
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*'''[[Michael George Tolkien|Michael Tolkien]]''', Poet and author. Grandson of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]
|File:Brian Sibley.jpg|'''[[Brian Sibley]]''' <br/>Author and screenwriter
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*'''[[Constance Wagner]]''', Author
|File:Awaiting image|'''[[Michael George Tolkien|Michael Tolkien]]''' <br/>Poet and author. Grandson of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]
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*'''[[Mark Walker]]''', Latin translator of ''[[The Hobbit]]''
|File:Awaiting image|'''[[Constance Wagner]]''' <br/>Author
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*'''[[Sue Wookey]]''', Tolkien artist
|File:Awaiting image|'''[[Mark Walker]]''' <br/>Latin translator of ''[[The Hobbit]]''
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*'''[[Cindy Zudys]]''', Storyteller and teacher
|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, and John Howe==
 
==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.
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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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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