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The Shire or Bust!

On this day ten years ago, thanks to encouragement from dear thrihyrne, I started this blog. Ten years! How time flies... Thanks to all of you who have shared this space with me and touched my life in such wonderful ways. {{{GROUP HUG!!!}}}

A Long Expected Party 3


I am off to the Shire for A Long-Expected Party 3: Ever On and On. I'll catch you on the flip side. Have fun, my friends!


Here's my speaking schedule.

Thursday
10am: "Your Elves Don't Dance and Your Dwarves Don't Rock-n-Roll: Tolkien World Music"
[Based on my essay “‘Tolkien is the Wind and the Way': The Educational Value of Tolkien-Inspired World Music” in Middle-earth Minstrel: Essays on Music in Tolkien]

Friday
10am: "What We Can Learn from Tolkien Fan Fiction"
[Based on my essays 1) “Make Mine ‘Movieverse': How The Tolkien Fan Fiction Community Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Peter Jackson” in Tolkien on Film: Essays on Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings and 2) “Reimagining Rose: Portrayals of Tolkien’s Rosie Cotton in Twenty-First Century Fan Fiction” in Mythlore]

2pm: Repeat of "Your Elves Don't Dance and Your Dwarves Don't Rock-n-Roll: Tolkien World Music"

3:30pm: "Connections Between J.R.R. Tolkien and H.P. Lovecraft," a conversation with Michael Drout and Yours Truly
[Related to the "Lovecraft-Tolkien Connection" section of my essay "The New Shoggoth Chic: Why H.P. Lovecraft Now?" in Apex Science Fiction and Horror Digest]

Saturday
10am: Repeat of "Connections Between J.R.R. Tolkien and H.P. Lovecraft"

1pm: Repeat of "What We Can Learn from Tolkien Fan Fiction"

3pm: "The Magic Ring Meets The Lord of the Rings"
[Based on my editing of The Magic Ring]

4pm: "The Making of The Magic Ring: The Illustrated Edition," a conversation with Jef Murray and Yours Truly
[Based on my editing and Jef Murray's illustrating of The Magic Ring: The Illustrated Edition]

Comments

( 26 comments — Leave a comment )
internet_sampo
Sep. 23rd, 2014 01:17 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the blog and good luck at the conference!
eldritchhobbit
Sep. 29th, 2014 04:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! :)
sally_maria
Sep. 23rd, 2014 03:04 pm (UTC)
Have a great weekend!
eldritchhobbit
Sep. 29th, 2014 04:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! :) I did indeed.
nakeisha
Sep. 23rd, 2014 03:25 pm (UTC)
Happy LJ anniversary.

Have a lovely weekend.
eldritchhobbit
Sep. 29th, 2014 04:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much!

Mine was wonderful, and I hope yours was, too!
wellinghall
Sep. 23rd, 2014 06:05 pm (UTC)
*hugs back* :-)
eldritchhobbit
Sep. 29th, 2014 04:42 pm (UTC)
:D
xjenavivex
Sep. 23rd, 2014 06:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you for being here with us.
eldritchhobbit
Sep. 29th, 2014 04:52 pm (UTC)
My pleasure! And thank *you* for the same thing! :)
byslantedlight
Sep. 23rd, 2014 08:50 pm (UTC)
Happy lj-birthday! And thank you for sharing all your joy with us, it's lovely having you on my flist!
eldritchhobbit
Sep. 29th, 2014 04:53 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you so much! *huge hugs* I feel the same way about having you on my flist!
jan_u_wine
Sep. 24th, 2014 12:06 am (UTC)
WOW!!! SOOOO wish I could be there. Go well (as if you'd go any other way!)

and a very happy Bloggish Anniversary!
eldritchhobbit
Sep. 30th, 2014 06:41 pm (UTC)
It was AMAZING. I lifted a glass in your honor! :)

And thank you! *hugs*

Edited at 2014-09-30 06:42 pm (UTC)
jan_u_wine
Oct. 1st, 2014 07:30 pm (UTC)
did you! thanks! *hugs u back*!
thrihyrne
Sep. 24th, 2014 01:42 am (UTC)
So glad to have brought you here! As you brought so, so much into my life. ♥ Have a wonderful time at AL3P!! :D
eldritchhobbit
Sep. 30th, 2014 06:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you, thank you, thank you, m'dear! *hugs*

Edited at 2014-09-30 06:41 pm (UTC)
febobe
Sep. 24th, 2014 01:57 am (UTC)
<3
eldritchhobbit
Sep. 30th, 2014 06:40 pm (UTC)
<3 back at you! :)
cookiefleck
Sep. 24th, 2014 02:38 am (UTC)
Ooh, that group hug felt great!
eldritchhobbit
Sep. 30th, 2014 06:39 pm (UTC)
*hugs you again* :D

Edited at 2014-09-30 06:40 pm (UTC)
wellinghall
Sep. 26th, 2014 05:19 pm (UTC)
Not that you will be able to attend, but you might be interested anyway -

http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/literature/whats-on/2014/what-is-the-lure-of-the-dystopia/#
eldritchhobbit
Sep. 30th, 2014 06:39 pm (UTC)
Oooh, yes indeed! Thanks so much for sharing this with me. I appreciate it!
wellinghall
Sep. 30th, 2014 06:40 pm (UTC)
You're welcome :-)
divadiane1
Sep. 27th, 2014 04:49 pm (UTC)
10 years! Wow! Congratulations! And I'm glad you're still here!
eldritchhobbit
Sep. 30th, 2014 06:38 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! :)
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