A bit of History from early in the Fourth Age
Introduction to the 3rd Conference on Middle-earth
It's been a while since I chaired the First (1969) and Second (1971) Conferences on Middle-earth. Life got in the way of my plans for a third conference. Years passed. Then a chance meeting, as we say in Middle-earth, brought the idea of holding, finally, the Third Conference On Middle-earth. How could I resist.
So, I call you here to speak of J.R.R. Tolkien, his works, works based on Tolkien and his works, criticism, teaching Tolkien in the classroom, the impact of the books on yourself, friends, family, and/or the world, the films and the film industry, the music, the art, the fannish side of this universe and its impact, and anything and lots more.
This is a gathering where you can sit in the Green Dragon and discuss Elvish or Orcish table manners, if they have any. This is a celebration of Middle-earth, and all that it implies.
Welcome! Enjoy the celebration!
Thain Peregrin Took II
[aka jan howard finder]
Why Part 2?
All the 501(c)3 paperwork, all the banking, PayPal, domain name, all are for 3rd C.O.M.E. Changing all that to 4th C.O.M.E. was more than any of us wanted to face.