Amy H. Sturgis (eldritchhobbit) wrote,
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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]
Tags: appearances, cons, fandom, tolkien
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