Adapting books for stage and screen
He was born and grew up in Chicago. He has an MA from the University of Florida and a PhD from the University of South Carolina. He is currently an associate professor in the English Department of Asbury College just outside Lexington, Kentucky. At Asbury Devin teaches a number of courses, including "C S Lewis and the Oxford Circle" which features Tolkien and always has a waiting list. Devin has published articles in The Lamp-Post, Mythlore, CLS, Connecticut Review and South Carolina Review. Last March he was invited to present a series of lectures on Lewis and Tolkien at the University of Wroclaw, Poland.
He works in the Film Studies department of the University of Malta, Centre for Communication Technology
Always in advance of current fashion (as with her opinion of Tolkien), Christine gave up a career in teaching in order to be with her children. Now equally happy to have them off her hands, she spends most of her time working for the Tolkien Society (as booking officer), researching and re-enacting Roman history, and writing fantasy.
A familiar face in the Tolkien Society since the age of six, he says he can' t imagine life without it, and recently had the dubious distinction of representing the Society on "The Big Breakfast" TV program. When not in front of his computer, he is often to be found terrifying schoolchildren with displays of ancient weaponry. He also enjoys good fantasy, SF and films, not necessarily in that order.
David is an old (in every sense) member of the Tolkien Society. When not pontificating on Tolkien he does women's history - his latest book is A Dictionary of British Women's Organisations (with Peter Gordon).
John is author of The Dear Bil Letters and Stiff upper lip, Bilbo. He is an Oxford alumnus, opera buff, artist and genuine eccentric whose lifelong interest in Tolkien and Wagner has resulted in an unparralleled output of learned commentary, humorous lampoonery and trips to Covent Garden. Much of his material appears in Mallorn. He is also consultant editor on Mallorn. Members may have read his "Alternative Hobbit" on the members only section of this site.
Despite his best efforts, Jason is not yet a gentlemen of leisure. When not attempting to encourage the National Lottery to give away its money to sundry good causes, he spends his time trying to save the nation's heritage and hitting people with pieces of metal. He was an extra in the most recent BBC version of 'Ivanhoe' but claims only to have done it for the money.
Madawc says, yes this is his real name reflecting his half-Welsh origins. He lives in Peterborough and is a Computer Analyst.