Contributor: Shaun Gunner

The Tolkien Society’s Yulemoot 2015 will take place at The Old Contemptibles pub in Birmingham. Bring along your costumes (not compulsory!) to celebrate the day with food, drink and fantastic company! The free event is open to anyone, so come along to celebrate Yule in style!

The 22nd September, Bilbo and Frodo’s birthday, marks “Hobbit Day” worldwide. Since 1974 the Society has held Oxonmoot in honour of the anniversary, whilst you’ve probably seen us talking about it today on Facebook and Twitter. But how else can you get involved in?

Nancy Martsch, editor of Beyond Bree (the newsletter of the Tolkien Special Interest Group of American Mensa), has announced the release of Beyond Bree Calendar for 2016. Please note that it has now sold out.

It sometimes comes as a surprise to people online that the Tolkien Society isn’t just a Twitter account and a Facebook group, but a real charity you can join and support just like the National Trust or the Boy Scouts. The Tolkien Society has well over 1,000 members in over 30 different countries, many of […]

The Humans of New York Facebook page has done much to capture the zeitgeist of the city in the 21st Century, but a parody account is highlighting the experiences of orcs.

Groups in New Zealand have criticised the level of Government subsidy for The Hobbit film trilogy, reportedly reaching around NZ$200 million, as poor value-for-money for New Zealand.

The Tolkien Society’s Yulemoot 2015 will take place at The Old Contemptibles pub in Birmingham. Bring along your costumes (not compulsory!) to celebrate the day with food, drink and fantastic company! The free event is open to anyone, so come along to celebrate Yule in style!

It sometimes comes as a surprise to people online that the Tolkien Society isn’t just a Twitter account and a Facebook group, but a real charity you can join and support just like the National Trust or the Boy Scouts. The Tolkien Society has well over 1,000 members in over 30 different countries, many of […]

The 22nd September, Bilbo and Frodo’s birthday, marks “Hobbit Day” worldwide. Since 1974 the Society has held Oxonmoot in honour of the anniversary, whilst you’ve probably seen us talking about it today on Facebook and Twitter. But how else can you get involved in?

The Humans of New York Facebook page has done much to capture the zeitgeist of the city in the 21st Century, but a parody account is highlighting the experiences of orcs.

Nancy Martsch, editor of Beyond Bree (the newsletter of the Tolkien Special Interest Group of American Mensa), has announced the release of Beyond Bree Calendar for 2016. Please note that it has now sold out.

Groups in New Zealand have criticised the level of Government subsidy for The Hobbit film trilogy, reportedly reaching around NZ$200 million, as poor value-for-money for New Zealand.

About the Author: Shaun Gunner
Shaun is the current Chair of The Tolkien Society. Elected in 2013, Shaun regularly speaks about adaptations of Tolkien's works whilst passionately believing the Society needs to reach out to new audiences. In his spare time can be found in the cinema, playing video games and Lego, or on Twitter.