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Back from the Shire

A Long-Expected Party 3 was a fantastic experience I'll never forget: reuniting with old friends and making new ones, enjoying brilliant music and costumes and food (enough to satisfy the most gluttonous hobbit!), and endless discussions with my colleagues and fellow attendees. I was delighted by the attendance and participation at my talks. The final night, the recreation of the Baggins birthday party under the stars and the trees, was truly magical.

Taken at the Shaker Village during A Long-Expected Party 3 in 2014

Taken at the Shaker Village during A Long-Expected Party 3 in 2014


Thanks to everyone who voted in my poll about October. September is almost over! Starting tomorrow, please join me for a month of daily posts as I celebrate the spirit of Halloween. If you know of anyone who would enjoy these posts, please pass along the word. Thank you very much!

If you'd like to see the posts from past years' countdowns to Halloween, go here.

You may want to check out other blogs that likewise are celebrating Halloween all October long. The wonderful Countdown to Halloween 2014 is a clearinghouse site that links to this and other blogs with similar month-long post-a-thons.

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i_llbedammned
Sep. 30th, 2014 07:29 pm (UTC)
I am glad you will be doing the Halloween days again, they always make me smile.

A recreation of the Baggins birthday sounds like quite an experience.
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 2nd, 2014 11:06 am (UTC)
Oh, thank you! :) I hope you'll enjoy this year's posts.

It was a fantastic experience. 200 people dressed as hobbits (with some elves, dwarves, and men)... it felt like walking into the book or the movie. Amazing!

Edited at 2014-10-02 11:07 am (UTC)
ithildyn
Oct. 1st, 2014 12:25 am (UTC)
Looks like fun!
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 2nd, 2014 11:07 am (UTC)
It was! :)

Edited at 2014-10-02 11:07 am (UTC)
cookiefleck
Oct. 1st, 2014 04:22 am (UTC)
So glad it was a wonderful experience for you and for all.
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 2nd, 2014 11:09 am (UTC)
Thank you! It really was brilliant. I never heard the final tally of how many states were represented, but everyone I talked to, it seemed, came from somewhere else, from Connecticut to California, and I know there were attendees from Scotland and New Zealand as well as Canada and the US. Great fun!

Edited at 2014-10-02 11:09 am (UTC)
witchcat07
Oct. 4th, 2014 01:38 am (UTC)
We so enjoyed having you and we're so glad you had a good time! Hope you can fit us in the next time as well! :)
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 5th, 2014 12:46 am (UTC)
Thank you. I had a fabulous time! And I'd love to be a part of ALEP 4, too! :)

Edited at 2014-10-05 12:47 am (UTC)
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