We are pleased to announce that Oxonmoot Online will be held from Friday 18th September to Sunday 20th September 2020.
Oxonmoot is an annual event hosted by The Tolkien Society which brings together over 200 Tolkien fans, scholars, students and Society members from across the world. Held every year since 1974 on a weekend close to Bilbo and Frodo’s birthday – 22 September – it is the key event in the Society’s annual calendar.
Sadly the social distancing regulations currently in place in the UK mean that we have concluded that it will be impossible to hold a face-to-face event in 2020. While Oxonmoot Online will be a very different event from a normal Oxonmoot, our aim remains to bring you a busy and engaging weekend of Tolkien related activities. In addition, the online nature of the event offers new opportunities for international members who are normally unable to travel to Oxford to take part.
Oxonmoot Online will include many of the events which feature in a face-to-face Oxonmoot, including:
- A programme of Talks & Papers – some serious, others less so
- An opening night Quiz
- A Telerin Circle at which members can share their favourite passage from Tolkien’s works
- A virtual Craft Room & Workshops
- An evening of Entertainments
- A ceremony of Remembrance, Enyalië
In addition, we will create a range of social spaces where delegates can meet to chat, play games, or just “hang out”.
We would welcome your suggestions for activities which you think could work at Oxonmoot Online, and particularly offers to run specific activities. Given the international nature of the event, these could include activities targeted at groups of our global membership, e.g. speakers of particular languages or timed to particular time-zones. Please send any ideas or offers to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration will open in the next few weeks once we have finalised the arrangements for the event.
For further information and to keep up to date with the developing plans for Oxonmoot Online, please visit the event website.