North East Tolkien Society

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The North East Tolkien Society, formerly known as the New York Tolkien Society, and also known as Heren Istarion, was the largest American Smial of The Tolkien Society.

History[edit | edit source]

The smial was located on Staten Island, New York. Heren Istarion published its own calendars in 2008,[1] 2009,[2] 2010[3] and 2011.[4] No 2012 calendar was printed and sold.

The main force behind Heren Istarion were co-chairs Anthony Burdge and his wife Jessica Burke. It is defunct since 2009 due to hardship encountered by the co-chairs due to the recession. The last activity of Heren Istarion website was March 2011. The Heren Istarion Facebook page also no longer exists. [5][6] Consequently it's website[7] was downgraded to a blog[8] as well as a Facebook page.[9]

As at 2012 Anthony Burdge launched a blog covering fantasy and science fiction in general with some J.R.R. Tolkien related content. [10] In 2013 Anthony Burdge and Jessica Burke founded Myth Ink Books: a fantasy publisher.[11]

Aside from Heren Istarion New York City has a group: NYC Area Friends of J.R.R. Tolkien & Fantasy, that appears to be active as it meets monthly.

Magazine[edit | edit source]

Heren Istarion also published a magazine through 2008, Parma Nölé.[12] No issues were released in 2009, 2010 or 2011.

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