The Tolkien Society’s 2014 Seminar will be part of the 2014 World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), which is being held at the ExCeL London exhibition centre.
The Society is organising a stream of talks to be delivered on the first day of the event.
If you would like to deliver a paper or can volunteer in any way, please contact Pat Reynolds:
pat [at] caerlas.co.uk
From the Loncon website:
The World Science Fiction Convention (“Worldcon”) is an international gathering of the science fiction and fantasy community.
Loncon 3 intends to explore science fiction in all these forms and extend these explorations into the worlds of fantasy, horror, slipstream and alternate history, as well as exploring the science in science fiction, the spectacle it has inspired from artists and costumers, and the creativity and enjoyment science fiction has generated amongst its fans.
At the convention itself, there will be hundreds of programme items which all members can attend, as well as major events such as the Hugo Awards ceremony and Masquerade. Each Worldcon invites a small number of guests of honour, recognising their contribution to the field and the community of science fiction. The guests’ work and interests usually inspire significant elements within the programme.
There will also be exhibits, an extensive dealers’ area, an art show and auction, and many fun and social aspects to the Worldcon during the day and evening.