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New Tolkien event to be held in South Carolina

A brand new Tolkien event – “Celebrate Tolkien” – is due to be held in South Carolina this November.

The event to be held at Greenville, South Caroline on the 9th and 10the of November 2017 is limited to 180 people and includes two days of talks from artists, academics and performers, as well as games, themed-music and a pipe-smoking competition. The organiser, Dan Cruver, runs the @JRRTolkien Twitter account. The organisers say:

We’re hosting this two-day event at the Old Cigar Warehouse and will feature a variety of notable scholars, authors, and artists to celebrate the life of JRR Tolkien, the author of The Lord of the Rings. Some of these include:

  • Gandalf impersonator and Comedian Jamie Costa
  • Scholars Joseph Pearce, Devin Brown and Louis Markos
  • Artists Eurielle and Justin Gerrard (also from Greenville)
  • Authors Henry Neff, Carolyn Weber and Lisa Coutras
  • And others

The event is $299 for registration, and you can find out more information, and how to book, via the Celebrate Tolkien website.

About the Author: Shaun Gunner
Shaun is the Chair of The Tolkien Society. First elected in 2013, Shaun has overseen the Society's expansion from 600 to 3,500 members. Shaun regularly speaks about adaptations of Tolkien's works and the future of Tolkien scholarship whilst passionately believing the Society needs to reach out to new audiences. In his spare time he can be found playing video games and Lego, or on Twitter. He also chairs another charity, Mankind, and is a local councillor.