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===Inns===
 
Since inception Inns have come and gone in Unquendor:
 
Ar Caras, Nijmegen, defunct
 
Bij de Sarnvoorde, Assen, active
 
De Steigerende Pony, Leiden, defunct
 
De Witte Zwaan,
 
Den Swarte Draeck, Leiden, innkeeper: [[René van Rossenberg]], semi-dormant
 
Gondolin, Venray, innkeeper: [[Peter Schellen|Peter-Willem Schellen]], defunct
 
Lay of Leithian, rotating throughout Limburg province, co-innkeeper: [[Jan Boom]], active
 
Mellonost, Nijmegen, dormant
 
Reizende Herberg, rotating throughout the country, active
 
Silme, The Hague, defunct
 
Zalen van Valinor, unknown location, semi-dormant
 
  
 
===Lustrum Gatherings===
 
===Lustrum Gatherings===

Revision as of 20:03, 19 October 2011

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Tolkien Genootschap Unquendor (Dutch: Tolkien Society Unquendor) is the Tolkien society in the Netherlands.

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History

Unquendor was founded in 1981, on the birthday of Frodo and Bilbo, September 22th, after the example of the British Tolkien Society. It steadily grew up to its current member count of about 280 people from all over the Dutch-speaking world, though Flanders has its own Society, Elanor, and South Africa, which had its now dormant Haradrim, is usually considered under the influence of the English Tolkien Society.

Members of Note

Jan Boom (a.k.a. Fangorn), René van Rossenberg (Parmahosta), Peter-Willem Schellen (a.k.a. Fëanor)

Gatherings

Unquendor organises a number of big events throughout the Netherlands, like:

  • The "Joelfeest" (Yule party, December)
  • Tolkien day (with annual general meeting, close to September 22th)
  • "Slotfeest" (Castle/End (of year) Feast (same word for these in Dutch), June),
  • "3-januari-diner" (Tolkien Birthday Diner, January 3rd)
  • "Tolkien Leesdag" (Tolkien Reading Day, close to March 25th).

Unquendor also offers more regular meetings organised by its members throughout the Netherlands, called Herbergen ("Inns").

Inns

Unquendor's Inns are akin to the Tolkien Society's Smials. These monthly to half-yearly meetings, of which Unquendor currently has about ten, are usually frequented by about eight people who then talk about Tolkien or Unquendor related issues. Since inception Inns have come and gone in Unquendor.

Active:

  • Den Swarte Draeck, Leiden, innkeeper: René van Rossenberg
  • Bij de Sarnvoorde, Assen
  • Culinaire Herberg, Amersfoort
  • Lay of Leithian, Tegelen, co-innkeeper: Jan Boom
  • Reizende Herberg, various locations, active

Dormant:

  • De Witte Zwaan
  • Mellonost, Nijmegen
  • Zalen van Valinor

Defunct[1]:

  • Ar Caras, Nijmegen
  • Gondolin, Venray, innkeeper: Peter-Willem Schellen
  • De Staart van de Draak, Oss
  • De Steigerende Pony, Leiden
  • Het Praathuis, Leiderdorp
  • Rivendell, Deventer
  • Silme, The Hague

Lustrum Gatherings

Every 5 years, the most recent being 2011, Unquendor organizes a weekend event to celebrate an additional 5 years of the society being in existence. These events are more international in nature and usually include lectures by known Tolkien scholars and artists: Cor Blok (2006), Tom Shippey (2011), Rayner Unwin (1997), Arne Zettersten (2006).

Publications

Unquendor also publishes the five-a-year magazine 'Lembas', in which the accounts of meetings and announcements for them are made known, but it includes Ardalogical and Tolkienistical essays as well, all of which are written by members of Unquendor. Unquendor also publishes an extra book each year, called the Lembas Extra, in which all kinds of Tolkienological and Ardalogical articles, all in English, are published.

Etymology

Unquendor is neo-Quenya for "Hollow Land", and is a translation of the often perceived etymology of Holland, "Hollow land". The correct etymology is of Holland, however, "Wooded land". "Hollow land" does apply to Holland in Lincolnshire, UK.

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