This year’s Oxonmoot, held 10–13 September at St Antony’s College Oxford, was a great success. If you missed it, or you simply want to relive part of the experience, here are a few videos to whet your appetite.
Brian Sibley, co-writer of the 1981 BBC radio adaptation of The Lord of the Rings and author of the movie guides for Peter Jackson’s films, very kindly recorded a short video to send his best wishes to Oxonmoot attendees.
Here he is interviewed by Maggie Bailey, before sharing some of the treasures in his Tolkien collection.
This year’s key note speaker was Dr Dimitra Fimi, author of Tolkien, Race and Cultural History. Here she presents a paper on “Constructions of Childhood in Tolkien’s Legendarium”, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
Author Joel Cornah delighted attendees with his talk on “Tolkien and Doctor Who”.
Denis Bridoux’s paper explored the connection between the character of Sauron and Dracula.
Hannah Dziezanowski’s talk focused on “Voice as Power in Middle-earth”.
Sci-fi and Fantasy Network Highlights
Our friends from the Sci-fi and Fantasy Network produced this excellent video showcasing some of this year’s highlights.
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