Arthedain (Tolkien Society)

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Norges Tolkien Forening Arthedain is the Norwegian Tolkien Society, founded on September 16, 1981 in Oslo, Norway. Arthedain had 71 members in 2003[1] and 55 in 2008.[2]


Publications include Angerthas and Angerthas in English.

Local Chapters[edit]

Talath Aer, the Oslo chapter, has a number of meetings each year. Mithlond, the Bergen chapter, has been dormant for a number of years.


In 1997 Arthedain hosted the Second Northern Tolkien Festival at the University of Oslo campus in Oslo. Speakers of note were: Kaj André Apeland, Nils Ivar Agøy, Marjorie Burns, Verlyn Flieger, Maria Kuteeva and Daniel Timmons. The proceedings were later published in Between Faith and Fiction, edited by Nils Ivar Agøy.

In 2009 Arthedain made an attempt to host the Fourth Northern Tolkien Festival in Fredrikstad, Norway. Unfortunately the event was cancelled due to a lack of registrations.


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