Stay tuned over the next few days, significant changes to Tolkien Moot are going to be announced. You can also hear an announcement in the upcoming episode 42 of Middle-earth Talk Radio Show.
Other Minds Magazine, Issue #12 has been published! This time, we have four excellent contributions, dealing with a broad range of Middle-earth topics. The purpose of Other Minds Magazine is to provide Tolkien-related content of interest to Tolkien enthusiasts of all kinds and more specifically, information usable by those who love to use role playing games to enjoy the many facets of J.R.R. Tolkien's imaginary universe containing Middle-earth, Númenor, Endor, Arda and all of Eä, using whatever game system desired.
Episode 35 of Middle-earth Talk Radio was broadcast live from the Tolkien Moot VII convention in Spokane, Washington, USA, with a live "studio" audience, and live Internet audience listening to the simulcast audio and viewing the video, while posting and answering questions from the local audience and the live chat room. Special guest co-host this year was Brian Huseland of the Inland Empire Tolkien Society.
Tolkien Moot VII now finished. It was a blast...
Well, Saturday is now past, and we had a blast! Many folks dressed up in garb/costume. Hawke gave his speech on Tolkien & Trees, and we watched the first halves of the fan films "Born of Hope" (about Aragorn's parents), and "The Hunt for Gollum", and snippets from a BBC documentary filmed in Tolkien's last years, that was very fun to see J.R.R. Tolkien himself in action, chatting away, wandering through Ocford, enjoying fireworks, drinking (at a pub?), smoking his pipe, and much more.
Well, day 1 of Tolkien Moot VII 2011 is now finished. Many thanks to everyone who helped make it possible once again. Tomorrow is the busiest and longest day of the event. There will be a lot more people in garb/costume, the guest speaker segment on Tolkien and Trees, and the Fan Films viewing and discussion. And of course 3 more game sessions for 9 more hours of Role Playing Gaming in J.R.R. Tolkien Middle-earth. This year's campaign...
The gaming tables for Adults are now at full capacity. You can still RSVP, but you will be on the wait list. This means you can still show up, and if someone no-shows (usually between 1-3 end up not making it the last minute), you can have their seat. But if everyone who has sent an RSVP shows, you can participate at other game tables (board games, video games, wargames, etc.), but we can not assure you that you will be able to participate at one of the RPG game tables. We still have a few seats left at the youth RPG tables. We still have a few seats left for other activities, and audience general seating as well. Hope to see you at Tolkien Moot VII. If you decide not to make it, you can watch and listen on line.
The RSVP's having been coming in much faster and earlier this year. And with a much higher commitment level. We are now almost at capacity. We have a few seats left at the game tables, and a bit more for the audience event seating, but we are nearly full. We do have a wait list process once we hit capacity, but don't wait, if you are wanting to attend (especially gaming sessions), hurry and get your RSVP in right away.
We have finalized negotiations for facilities. The date, times, and location are now set. Seating is limited, so hurry and RSVP. Those who RSVP with "Fairly Firm" or "Committed" will get priority seating placement and wait list placement. See the rest of this article for more information.
I took a bit more time to put this one together. Hope folks enjoy.
We were reminded that the last weekend of June is the same weekend as Spokane's Hoop fest, which causes the whole city to be shut down for the weekend, so we have to move the event to a different weekend. We are think around the 3 weekend or so of July. A poll is up to vote for the weekend you would prefer. Hurry, we need to lock down the new schedule ASAP.
Merp.com has need of a Volunteer Coordinator to manage the number of volunteers (averages between 15-20) that help keep the site running. The position only requires about 15 minutes a day (3-5 days per week) checking email and forum postings, and contacting the related volunteer(s). This is a volunteer position. See the details of this posting for more information, and please spread the word to others...
We have finally settled on a most likely schedule for Tolkien Moot 2011...