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Tolkien 2019: prices rise on 3rd January
Tolkien Society members at one of our events
Tolkien Society members at one of our events

In honour of J.R.R. Tolkien’s birthday, the price rise for registration for Tolkien 2019 will now rise on the 3rd January 2019.

Tolkien 2019 is taking place from 7th to 11th August 2019 at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel in Birmingham, UK. The event celebrates the Society’s 50th anniversary and guests include Dimitra Fimi, John Garth, Wayne Hammond, Alan Lee, Ted Nasmith, Christina Scull, Tom Shippey, Brian Sibley; aside from a comprehensive programme of talks and panels, it includes art and dealers, workshops, games and quizzes, and an orchestral performance, a production of Leaf by Niggle, and a ceilidh.

Price rises were originally due to take place on New Year’s Day, but in honour of Tolkien’s birthday – and to give everyone a little more time – the rise will now take place at midnight GMT, after 3rd January 2019. I.e. 00.00 UK-time, on 4th January 2019.

Prices are currently £125, discounted to £100 for Society members; prices will rise to £150, discounted to £125 for Society members. If you are a member of the Society and want to benefit from the discount, just login and visit the members’ area for your discount code.

To find out more, and to book your place, visit

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 chaired another charity, Mankind, and is a local councillor.