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Rado City NYC Moot 2009 - Ringers Take Manhattan! --> Official Hotel Link inside the thread!



deej
Tol Eressea


Jan 7 2009, 3:02pm


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Rado City NYC Moot 2009 - Ringers Take Manhattan! --> Official Hotel Link inside the thread!

After checking with the Admins, I thought it might be a good idea to combine the post on Main and Mr Cere's Post into one so that it would be easier to keep track of all the information coming in.

Yes - as many of you have guessed there are plans in the works for a TORn Moot to coincide with the showing of Fellowship of the Ring (featuring Howard Shore's Complete Score Performed Live to Film) at Radio City Music Hall on October 9th and 10th, 2009. There are tickets for both performances still available through Ticketmaster.

As Moot details get finalized, i'm sure they will be posted here. I don't even think there is a Moot name yet! But it's been fun to read who is planning to attend, and to start thinking ahead to the fall. Any excuse for TORn-sibs to get together is a great one, and even better when it includes Howard Shore's amazing film score!


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Altaira
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Jan 7 2009, 4:31pm


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I'll definitley be there!

Along with my better half. Smile

As I mentioned below, TORn as an 'entity' will be putting some things together, plus there will be lots of time to take in the sights and sounds of the Big Apple. As you mentioned, as TORn's plans are finalized they'll definitely be posted here.

For now though, I was wondering what performance (Fri or Sat) people have already purchased tickets for. I think it would be great to get as many TORnsibs at the same performance as possible!


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MrCere
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Jan 7 2009, 9:04pm


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Saturday night

It seems from reading here more people are going to the Saturday night performance. I suspect that one will sell out first.

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Altaira
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Jan 7 2009, 9:36pm


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Thanks

I thought you might be psychic, then I found the other thread (on Main). Wink


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Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Jan 7 2009, 11:50pm


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Sounds like fun!

Interestingly enough, I have enough money saved up for a flight and at least a day in a hotel room, but convincing the parental unit that a flight to NYC is the right way to go is another topic. It likely won't happen, so you folks have an awesome time!

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Magpie
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Jan 8 2009, 3:14am


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Magpie's big adventure

< note my special, Magpie in the city avatar

The hub and I have done a goodly amount of car travel all over the country (and into a few contiguous ones). But this will be a truly big adventure for us. We have tickets for Saturday night and I just hope there's enough time to do everything with everyone.

The hub isn't really a guy to have an online name but I can't help thinking if he had to chose one, it might come out something similar to our Corvar's... but with an 'i': Corvair. He's a big Vair geek and spends all his time on Corvair forums.

As many of you know, Doug Adams' book will be released that weekend and has plans for a book release party and facilitating meet ups for the folks at his blog. Maybe some of you will want to check some of that out too.

A few blog entries (and comment discussions) to visit:
I can't wait to hear more about festivities.





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Altaira
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Jan 8 2009, 5:23am


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Phone number for tickets in here....

This is the number given on the Radio City website: 212-307-7171.

That number gets you to an automated Ticketmaster site. You then have to go through a maze of voice-activated options from there. In the end it was worth it though. Even though I requested "Best Available" on the website, I could tell from the poor location of the tickets that there *must* be better ones available.

The automated phone site will try to pre-select tickets for you too. I just didn't answer the automated questions, and was finally taken to a live person, so persevere! Laugh I got two aisle seats in row C in the middle of the auditorium. Smile

Good luck!


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JRandomRohirrim
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Jan 8 2009, 11:41am


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This Sounds Really Neat...

If only money weren't so restricted!

I'm a definite MAYBE on this one. Never been to Radio City Hall and I don't get to Manhattan nearly often enough.


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silneldor
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Jan 8 2009, 5:09pm


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How can we buys tickets

if we do not have American Express. How does one actually talk to someone to buy tickets. I'd rather encounter a bear that do thisUnimpressed.

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silneldor
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Jan 8 2009, 5:14pm


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Also can anyone gage how fast

tickets are selling or what is left?

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May the grace of Manwë let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
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deej
Tol Eressea


Jan 8 2009, 5:32pm


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Ticketmaster

There is a link in the original post (see my first post for it) - you can use any credit card, not just AE.

As for how quickly tickets are selling and what's left, i'm really not sure how to tell. You may be able to call Radio City Music Hall itself and ask them.

Hope to see you and the family there!


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Magpie
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Jan 8 2009, 11:14pm


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RCMH link

I forgot to put the link to Radio City Music Hall in my first post (on that old main thread) and added it as a reply. Here it is again:

Radio City Music Hall

There's a link for FOTR-Live on the front page.

IIRC, there was a phone number offered on the ticket page so you could always call them. I can tell you how online ticketing worked. You put in a date, quantity and a price you wanted to pay. Then you make some determination about how you want to chose a seat: best available or in some particular area or handicapped, etc. Then they offer you some seats and you have 4 minutes to buy them or they go back into the availability pool. 4 minutes is not a long time. You don't have time to go look around at seating charts (if it matters to you, investigate areas first and either have the charts up in another window or print them out to glance at after getting the offers of seats. You do not have time to go dig out your card or squint to read the numbers on it. Have it next to you and write the numbers out on paper if you can't read your card easily (including that little number on the back if you have it). Don't dwadle during any choice or you'll get to the end of the process only to be told the tickets are gone and you have to start over again. I dwadled looking at seating charts and lost my first tickets. The second offer was a few rows behind the first.


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Jan 9 2009, 6:36pm


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Laitholiel_the_SeaElf
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Jan 12 2009, 7:49pm


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Optimum seating suggestions?

Looking to purchase my tickets tonight but have never been to Radio City Music Hall and was wondering if people prefer certain seats to others as far as sound, view, etc.

Any opinions appreciated!


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Aerin
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Jan 29 2009, 6:27am


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So is anyone coordinating it?

I've got my ticket, and I'd like to start making plans. I hope to drive up from NC and combine this with a visit to upstate NY. I've got to admit, I'm still a bit intimidated driving into NYC by myself! If anyone's got insider information about good places to stay, etc., that would be great!


deej
Tol Eressea


Jan 29 2009, 12:51pm


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Coming soon

We hope to have some info soon on hotel and activity-type-stuff. Watch this space...


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Feb 1 2009, 7:09pm


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**Please take the polls on the Pollantir board!**

As a life-long New Yawka, I'm looking forward to welcoming TORnsibs here!

With permission of the TORn PTB, I've posted three new polls on the Pollantir Board:

1. If you'll be in NYC for the LOTR concert in Oct. 2009, what else would you like to do that weekend?

2. Which days will you be in NYC and available for TORn events?

3. Will you need a hotel in NYC in Oct. 2009? Let us know your preferences.

Filling out a poll doesn't obligate you to anything; at this point we're just gathering information.


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Magpie
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Feb 1 2009, 7:51pm


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Doug Adams comment

Many of you know Doug has a blog and there are regular posters there that are planning to be in NYC. I just kind of want to keep both 'camps' in touch with each other. Doug has posted the following on his blog:
The fantastic news, however, is that everything seems to be locking together perfectly. Right now we absolutely expect to have product* available at next October's Radio City event. I always knew that it would be a bit of a push, but all involved have stepped up to the challenge. Let me tell you, these are great teams! In fact nothing--NOTHING--that I've suggested has yet met with corporate or creative resistance. That's staggering considering the scope of these projects.
*by product I think he means specifically his book but perhaps he's also being inclusive in regards to the releases that WB is involved in.
And speaking of the Radio City, the proposals for the secondary events surrounding October's performances have begun to come in. I can't think of a better way for you to all meet one another in person... and of course for me to meet you all as well! Oh yeah, and Howard should be there too. ;) I've also just heard that certain NY hotels are, in fact, planning to offer special packages to those attending the Radio City concerts. No details yet--they'll be a ways off yet--but I'll let you know as soon as things are set.



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deej
Tol Eressea


Feb 1 2009, 8:09pm


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Hmmm...

I can't wait to hear more information about this.


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silneldor
Half-elven


Feb 2 2009, 1:52am


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TORnsibs storm the

rollercoaster at Astroland!.....What?....Ok next time. How about the Shark Speedboat Thrill RideSmile.

No, just kidding. I had to get that out of my system. Something more relaxing would be in order. I have seen the lights changing colors at the top of the Empire State Building from afar all my life and have never been there (My wife's favorite movie is 'Sleepless in Seatle'). I do not believe that it is far from the theatre. We are open to all manner of activities though.
I think Smeagirl will be a great person to help logisticize ideas that all of us come up with. I think the day of the concert would be the best time for the greatest number of sibs to take in an area of interest together. And those who can extend into Sunday can plan another idea. Hmmm if the weather holds a Circle Line Boat Cruise Sunday might be nice.

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dernwyn
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Feb 2 2009, 2:33am


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ROFL!

Oh, gosh, the NYC subways! I'm afraid that a lot of TORnsibs will be in for a shock...Laugh!


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Magpie
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Feb 2 2009, 3:28am


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well...

I've been on BART and the Cambridge/Boston train system. How does NYC compare to those?


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Laitholiel_the_SeaElf
Lorien


Feb 2 2009, 5:22am


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Can it really be that much worse than the inside of my truck?

In which I just found a desiccated piece of chicken that must have rolled out of some fast food I ate like, a month ago? Crazy


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sador
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Feb 2 2009, 9:07am


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Poor girl!

Hardly a chance I'll be there, but I do feel for you - and for everyone else you'll be leading!

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Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Feb 2 2009, 12:06pm


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Eh, I'm just being dramatic, it's not that bad.

It really varies a lot by line and station. Overall the trains are quite clean, and the stations are moderately so. When there's a bad smell, it's usually coming from a homeless person, and there don't seem to be as many around as there used to be.

At some stations you might see mice or rats scurrying on the tracks, but people are more amused by them than bothered. Something to keep you entertained while waiting for your train.



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deej
Tol Eressea


Feb 2 2009, 1:05pm


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It can't be any worse than Atlanta

When you smell something bad, it's usually the guy in the corner of the train car peeing. Crazy


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Laerasëa
Tol Eressea


Feb 4 2009, 4:20am


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Not sure if I'm being redundant...

but I'm in (I'm not sure if posting replies in the Pollantir counts as raising my hand here, but I just thought I'd throw in a reply here, too, for fun). Got my ticket, and saving up for flight/hotel stuff. This feels so strange; this definitely goes into the category of "events I hadn't even contemplated planning on in my life", but I'm very excited! Good sticky, deej! Smile

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Laitholiel_the_SeaElf
Lorien


Feb 4 2009, 5:30am


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A travel suggestion --->

I think I mentioned it elsewhere but I wanted to restate that for any TORnsibs in school who plan on attending www.statravel.com has great deals. I believe all you need is to be able to present a valid student ID from whatever school you're currently attending when you purchase the ticket. Several of my friends have found truly fantastic deals on airfare. I will definitely be getting mine through them.


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Aerin
Grey Havens


Feb 4 2009, 7:50am


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It's absolutely fine!

I've ridden the subways in NYC, Boston, DC, San Francisco, Atlanta, Los Angeles (yes, they have subways!), London, Paris, and Moscow, and I never actually have felt ill at ease in any of them. (Moscow was probably the worst, because of the large quantities of drunks.)


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Feb 4 2009, 7:16pm


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Awesome!

Another great addition to the group. Smile


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deej
Tol Eressea


Feb 4 2009, 8:37pm


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Very cool

Looking forward to meeting you!


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Elizabeth
Half-elven


Feb 6 2009, 7:52am


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Coming late to this thread...

I also have tickets for Sat. night, as do a number of other TORnsibs who have been fairly inactive here recently. I do want to keep posted as to TORn gatherings!





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Laitholiel_the_SeaElf
Lorien


Feb 7 2009, 8:27am


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Subways in L.A.? Do you mean Metrolink? //

 


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Altaira
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Feb 7 2009, 4:35pm


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Fabulous news!

It will be awesome to see you again. Smile


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Aerin
Grey Havens


Feb 7 2009, 8:03pm


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It was just called "Metro"

and there was a station right across the street from my hotel on Wilshire. It was a clean, well-lighted, little-used underground subway, and we used it to get from our hotel to downtown and back. Lots of stops, very convenient. I also took Metro busses while I was there. For instance, I took the bus out to visit the Getty (only had to change busses once). It took a while, but might not have been much slower than driving, since LA has a system by which the traffic lights give preference to busses, so we didn't hit very many red lights.


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Feb 7 2009, 9:55pm


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Ah the Moscow Subway...

I remember it well from a trip I took when I was a teenager. I actually found much of the underground art (the mosaics and such) to be quite beautiful (something I've not encountered in the other subway systems I've been on {DC, Atlanta, Boston, San Fran.}). The amount of people crammed into a train and the large amount of drunks not as beautiful.

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Aerin
Grey Havens


Feb 7 2009, 11:07pm


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Yes,

it was much more ornate than our subways. Apparently, the drunks are a constant problem. We saw people lying on the floor of the subway cars. Also, we heard that drunks falling down escalators was a big problem! Subway employees were assigned to watch for them from the bottoms of the escalator. We did get to ride the highest escalator in the world -- I forget which station.


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Feb 7 2009, 11:26pm


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Excited about a moot!

Mae govannen. I'm new to the message boards but not to ToRN events. I've attended two of the Oscar parties thrown when the movies came out and would love to have the chance to hang with other ToRN people. I've tickets to Saturday night's performance. Hopefully ToRN can schedule some sort of get together that day.

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Feb 8 2009, 11:48pm


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Yay!

It will be great to see you!

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entmaiden
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Feb 8 2009, 11:49pm


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Welcome!

I'm sure we will have multiple opportunities to meet up. Look forward to meeting you!

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Farawyn
Rohan


Feb 9 2009, 4:13pm


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I'm going.

I'm also meeting about 20 old skool mostly past/sometimes present (or at least lurking) TORnsibs.

Saturday.

I have the urge to wear a name tag.

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deej
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Feb 9 2009, 5:13pm


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I'm sure nametags can be made.

I have a nice collection from all of the past Moots i've attended. Smile


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Magpie
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Feb 9 2009, 6:09pm


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I will offer to do or help with any graphic design work that is needed

I don't mind doing hand assembly work, either, if we want a cheaper route than something done professionally.


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entmaiden
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Feb 9 2009, 10:41pm


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My favorite Moot nametags

were all done by hand. The ones that nerdanel made for the Marquette Moot were a huge hit, and many people asked me how to get one. I'd much rather have a nametag made by a fellow TORNado than one that was purchased.

thanks for the offer, Magpie!

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`I do not know what you mean by that,' answered the leader of the Elves.


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Ataahua
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Feb 9 2009, 11:17pm


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I've found that the handiest nametags

are the ones that carry both the online nick and the first name of the mooter. They become rather sizeable then, but it's much appreciated when you're trying to remember two names per person!

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

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Magpie
Immortal


Feb 10 2009, 12:23am


Views: 3958
I just ran across a photo of those



You guys were so welcoming to this almost TORnsib. I was more a front page lurker than forum participant at the time. And I had just started school and was totally overwhelmed with keeping track of details. And I had friends from another online group I was connecting with. So I got a name tag, but I didn't really hang out with you all. I promise I will this time!

One thing to keep in mind for name tags is the event. Some of will be in dress up clothes and the name tag should be fabric/clothing friendly and allow for other pins or name tags (if, for example, Doug does something similar or if, for example, a TORnsib were to bring little pins that mark the event to share with friends). It might be nice to have a lanyard option.


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Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Feb 10 2009, 2:16pm


Views: 4011
20 (past or lurking) TORnsibs?

Are there that many who will be in town, really? How exciting! But why are they past or lurking? If they posted on, say, this very thread, they could influence what festivities we're planning, and we could all meet up together!

With a crowd like that, "Ringers Take Manhattan" would be quite an appropriate moot title! Cool And "Past or Lurking TORnsibs Take Manhattan" doesn't have the same ring to it . . . Maybe they can call their moot "TORnsibs lurk in Manhattan." Tongue



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Laerasëa
Tol Eressea


Feb 10 2009, 11:28pm


Views: 3929
*giggle*

Haha, no, "Past and former TORnsibs take Manhattan" doesn't have the same *ring* to it as "Ringers take Manhattan" at all....(ok, sorry, that pun was just stuck in my head! Was it intended?)
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Aerin
Grey Havens


Feb 11 2009, 5:58am


Views: 3844
Anyone we know?

I can think of a lot of mostly past TORnsibs I'd love to meet up with.

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Elizabeth
Half-elven


Feb 11 2009, 8:30am


Views: 3915
Probably.

Some still drop in from time to time. I do hope we can all get together, it would be great fun!





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Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Feb 11 2009, 12:42pm


Views: 3929
Pun wasn't intended, but it should have been, now that you mention it. //

 



"What he had been doing he would not say. He only wept and called us cruel, with many a gollum in his throat; and when we pressed him he whined and cringed, and rubbed his long hands, licking his fingers as if they pained him, as if he remembered some old torture."





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Feb 12 2009, 2:16am


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Half-elven


Feb 12 2009, 2:55am


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Yay!!!//

 





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one_more_reason
Registered User

Feb 15 2009, 3:06am


Views: 3886
meet up's in other cities?

Hello everyone! I would love to go to this event, and right now I'm going to school in Worcester, MA. I could easily get a bus to Boston, and then from Boston to New York, and I was wondering if anyone else was planning on doing something similar? Maybe we should try to set up meeting places for people who would be traveling from other big cities? That way we could travel in a group rather than alone, and we won't get lost or whatever. Just a thought.


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Feb 15 2009, 3:10am


Views: 3933
Welcome, one more reason!

I know of several TORnsibs coming from the Boston area. I don't know if they are planning to fly or what, but perhaps they'll either chime in or PM you and let you know. I hope you can make it! Smile


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Aerin
Grey Havens


Feb 16 2009, 7:35am


Views: 3898
Actually,

you're someone I'd especially like to meet.

I'm wondering if this includes anyone who used to haunt the Movie board on old TORn but hasn't been around much lately.

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Elizabeth
Half-elven


Feb 16 2009, 9:13pm


Views: 3898
*Blushes*

Why thank you! I've really loved meeting all the TORnsibs I've met so far (at the Return of the One Party, ORCs, Ro/NZS wedding, and a few smaller events).





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Nerdanel
Rivendell


Feb 17 2009, 10:54pm


Views: 3916
It's the oddest thing . . .

My ears were burning, and I followed a link to TOR.n and my old friend Entmaiden talking about my old nametags! Blush IIRC, I also made tags for the first ORC, a little upscale of the Marquette one Magpie found a pic of. CAhobbit made beautiful tags for the RotK Oscar moot which I bet a lot of folks still have.

Nametags are fun.

I hardly even qualify as a lurker anymore, but I'll be there in October.


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Feb 17 2009, 11:49pm


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I have my ORC name tag too

I treasure both of them. Can't wait to see you again in October!

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Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Feb 18 2009, 1:23am


Views: 3818
FanTAStic!

This just keeps getting better and better! I'm SO glad you're going to be there and I'm SO looking forward to seeing you again, {{nerdanel}}. SmileLaugh

To all the 'lurkers' and 'oldies' who are going to be there or thinking of coming, whether you currently frequent TORn or not, it will be fabulous to see you all (because you're missed if you're an oldie/lurker, and most welcome if you're a newbie/lurker Smile).


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Scout
Rivendell


Feb 18 2009, 1:43am


Views: 3819
I've got a ticket

...and look forward to seeing some friends there!


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Feb 18 2009, 1:55am


Views: 3827
Yes!

This thread is getting better than Homecoming Fiesta! Wink If you'll allow BG and I, we'll happily treat you to a *real* martini or gimlet of you choice in the Big Apple.

{{{Scout}}} CoolSmile


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entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Feb 18 2009, 2:44am


Views: 3784
Woo-hoo!

This is going to be fun. Smile

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Aerin
Grey Havens


Feb 18 2009, 5:00am


Views: 3851
Wow, where have you been?

Good to see another old, familiar name, and I look forward to seeing you in NYC.

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a.s.
Valinor


Feb 18 2009, 11:56am


Views: 3862
OK, that does it....I'm in, too

What, pass up a chance to see Nerdanel on the East Coast?

Cool

Actually, I am going to plan to come to New York that weekend and hang out in the hotel or wherever else people are gathering for the more sedentary of activities. I am not up to much walking around and while I know everyone has always been very tolerant of my need to stroll slowly (Tornsibs are just the nicest people in general), I just don't want to try to "keep up". I'll just have more fun not trying. I'll take a bus tour, or something touristy like that....

So I'll pass up the evening at Radio City if there is going to be a general meeting place for evening partying. Are we talking about some kind of large gathering event at a hotel or other similar place, where lots of us will be for other things in addition to the concert? If so, I'm in. I'll take a nap or something while you all are concerting, and then join you for post-concert fun wherever you may be.

Presuming there will be other stuff besides the concert. Heck, if just a few of you want to hang around the hotel bar or pool after hours, I'm there.

LOL

Have I missed a post or front page announcement about hotel reservations? Or is that still in the planning stages?

a.s.

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entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Feb 18 2009, 11:33pm


Views: 3770
Yay!

So glad you're coming! No announcement about hotels yet. Watch this space!

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Nerdanel
Rivendell


Feb 19 2009, 6:03am


Views: 3782
*does--er, attempts--er, imagines doing handsprings! Cartwheels! Somersaults!

That makes me very happy.



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Scout
Rivendell


Feb 19 2009, 4:14pm


Views: 3695
Oh, I GUESS so

It'll be nice to see you again.


Scout
Rivendell


Feb 19 2009, 4:15pm


Views: 3746
Been?

Baby. !

New (interim) job. !!

It'll be nice to meet you, too.


Scout
Rivendell


Feb 19 2009, 4:16pm


Views: 3744
Yes, yes it is/

afsdfasdf


deej
Tol Eressea


Feb 19 2009, 9:20pm


Views: 3786
YAY!

It's been such a long time - looking forward to seeing you again!


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silneldor
Half-elven


Feb 20 2009, 7:51pm


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I'd like to be there early saturday...

with my wife and son and i was wondering if a few sibs would care to join us in an activity if there is not one already planned.
Also where is the likely place to stay over-night, in or out of the city? What would be the approximate mortgage for a night? I will have to get one whole room just (if i do) for my crew.

Any further thoughts on sunday?

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Nerdanel
Rivendell


Feb 21 2009, 10:20pm


Views: 3794
Are you in Los Angeles?

Were you with the group at the LotR Symphony performance at the Hollywood Bowl several years ago? I remember an Alatariel there.

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AlatarielNoldo
Bree


Feb 21 2009, 11:05pm


Views: 3735
No that wasn't me :(

Last time I was in LA was for the TORn ROTK Oscar party. I live in PA about an hours drive north of Philly.

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_V_
Lorien


Mar 2 2009, 4:37am


Views: 3806
I cannot attend but I'm in NYC

I can't afford tickets to the actual Howard Shore event, but what exactly is the "Moot" activity? Just the event or an associated meetup? I'm in NYC I can go to the meetup if its separate.

What the official list of who's going?

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deej
Tol Eressea


Mar 4 2009, 8:15pm


Views: 3792
There will be seperate activities.

Sorry you can't make it to the symphony/movie. But I know there are plans for a lunch or dinner with everyone at some point during the weekend. Beyond that, things still seem to be in the planning stages. As soon as there is some definite news, i'm sure it will be posted here on TORn!

As for an attendees list, I don't think there is one yet, but one of the posts about this (see the link above in my first post) had replies from a lot of the folks who are planning to go.


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Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Mar 4 2009, 11:47pm


Views: 3934
Tentative list of mooters -- we're up to 35 (with guests), by my count!

OK, so I went through all the various threads and tried to compile a list of who's going to the concert and/or other moot activities.

If I've got any wrong information or assumptions here, please reply or PM me.

As far as I can tell, everyone who's going to the concert is going on Saturday. A few people won't be at the concert, but want to come to other TORn activities.

In some cases, I'm not sure how many guests people are bringing as people wrote things like, "I'll be there -- I got my tickets!" So in those cases I assumed it's "+1", and I'm also assuming that people will probably be bringing their +1's to other TORn events too. Is this a good assumption, or will TORnsibs be mooting and sending their SO's off to do something less geeky? Tongue

Here's the list so far (definitely attending concert and/or moot), with seat numbers if people had posted them (and question marks for any I was unsure of):

a.s.
Aerin (Orch4, SS 411)
AlatarielNoldo +1?
Altaira +1
CAHobbit (2nd Mezzanine, row D, seat 507)
Deej
Donry?
Elizabeth +1
Entmaiden +1 (1st mezzanine, Row D, seats 505-506)
Farawyn
frodomyhero ("orchestra in the center")
Glaurung63 +1
Greendragon (1st mezzanine, row F 306)
L. Ron Halfelven (1st mezzanine, row F 307)
Laerasëa (ORCH3 FF 301)
Laitholiel_the_SeaElf +1?
Magpie +1 (ORCH5 P 501 - 502)
MrCere
Nerdanel
Peregrin Took
Scout
Silneldor +2 (ORCH5, row GG, seats 505-507)
Smeagirl/Girllum +1 (Orch5 Row FF seats 511-512)
Sunflower
_V_

Also the following people indicated that they hope to go or might go:

Ainu Laire
Arwen's daughter
grammaboodawg
hobbithearted (with "an upstate NY crew"?)
JRandomRohirrim
one_more_reason

There were a few posts referencing lurkers or past TORnsibs who will be in town, "about 20" per Farawyn. Who are these people, and why aren't they participating in these threads? Crazy Tongue Should we assume that our moot will have unexpected guests?

My polls regarding hotels and events didn't get as many replies as I'd hoped, but I think it's mostly because things are still so up in the air at this point. But hopefully knowing how many people we've got will help with the planning.

Please reply or PM me if the above has any errors or omissions. Thanks.

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AlatarielNoldo
Bree


Mar 6 2009, 11:45pm


Views: 3814
Update on my info in regards to a moot

I'm definitely going and I'll have 5 other people with me, though I'm not sure if they will all attend a moot with me.
My seats are 2nd Mezz, Row A, seats 304-305 (the rest of my party is in row D behind me).

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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Mar 7 2009, 12:24pm


Views: 3814
*twitch* Okay... I wanna go to!!! But...

Okay. I've been planning to go to NZ this coming Thanksgiving, so I really didn't think I could do that AND NYC; but guys, this is just too much to miss!

My problem is that my second job (my LotR $) schedules me to work one of the weekends in October, and they haven't posted which weekend it is. I've emailed to ask, but I'll have to wait until Monday for a reply and then they still may not know.

My question is... are the tickets transferrable? If I go ahead and get a ticket and find I can't *sniffle* go, can I pass it on to another sibbie if they want it?

Lets see what happens :)

OMG! I wouldn't even let myself think about going before... now I'm slavering!

From the posts, it looks like most everyone's going to the Saturday show, which is what I'll shoot for. I can't tell if there are any tickets still available since my dialup won't do adobe to see the seating.

Can anyone slip in and tell me if there are seats left where the crowd is gathering?

Sorry for the high-maintenance post, but now that the bug has bit---I'm OCD about this!

*still twitching*


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Laerasëa
Tol Eressea


Mar 7 2009, 2:45pm


Views: 3791
Not much of an answer...

but I can tell you that there are still tickets available for both days, Friday and Saturday (I just went on the site and checked).

I hope you come!! Smile

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Honest, Altaira! I was just telling Auntie D how to make a possessive out of the name 'a.s.'! Really, truly!
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dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Mar 7 2009, 3:42pm


Views: 3803
Yes, tickets are still available!

I just picked up two (for myself and Geeky Son): 1st mezzanine, row H, 312&313. We'll plan to head into NYC on the train that morning.

The tickets do have one's name on them, but that's only for the "purchased by" section, so you probably would not have any trouble transferring yours...except, of course, for the fact that it means that you would not be there! Frown

It's the standard Ticketmaster seat selection, so you don't have much choice - it chooses for you. Tongue

Hopefully there will be good news come Monday...(*crosses fingers and toes!*)


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dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Mar 7 2009, 3:50pm


Views: 3765
Hi there!

Worcester, eh? Can you get a train or bus down to New London (Conn.)?

My son and I plan to leave on one of the morning trains (depending on schedules) from there that Saturday. Come to think of it, if the Boston-area 'sibs decide to take a train, then we could join up with them along the route...and in that case, you could get the train or bus to Boston (but that does add extra hours to your route!).

Let's see what the plans are, as the time draws near. I think we'll be able to manage some sort of group travel!


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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Mar 7 2009, 8:52pm


Views: 3745
How's Ticket for 1, 1st Mez, Row G Seat 303

I have no idea what I'm going to do, but I'm going to have fun doing it!

Saturday night in NYC with you guys will be great!!! The only problem will be if my 2nd job has me working that day. In that case, there'll be a ticket available for someone ;)

*heart's still racing*


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Magpie
Immortal


Mar 7 2009, 8:55pm


Views: 3744
I am so happy you will be there.

And gee... can you really not ask for some switching even if you are scheduled? It never hurts to try! :-)


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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Mar 7 2009, 9:50pm


Views: 3738
Oh, I wish!!!

It's tests for education grad students to certify them for teaching... between 400 & 600 people hoping to pass so they can get a job teaching (given 4 times a year). I've tried to train my co-worker in case I can't make it someday, but she's not very receptive. Plus, the money I make would just about pay for the ticket and the room.

Let's just hope and pray that this one weekend is NOT the test day! :D

I can't WAIT to meet you, Magpie!


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Elizabeth
Half-elven


Mar 9 2009, 8:10am


Views: 3753
Yaay, Gramma!

Looking forward to seeing you again! Think positive thoughts! Train that assistant!





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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Mar 9 2009, 6:41pm


Views: 3779
Well, I've finally heard from the testing company




THE TEST IS OCTOBER 17!!!!!!!!! So I'm on my way to NYC!! ***squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee***

Oh man! My ears are ringing!! :D


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Scout
Rivendell


Mar 9 2009, 6:51pm


Views: 3784
To answer your queries

These queries: "There were a few posts referencing lurkers or past TORnsibs who will be in town, "about 20" per Farawyn. Who are these people, and why aren't they participating in these threads? Should we assume that our moot will have unexpected guests?"

I'm thinking no. There is a group of folks who initially met through TORn who are mooting for the show, too. I assume some of those (like me) will also see the gang here, but maybe only at the show itself. Just not sure (especially since I fly in on Saturday)!


Magpie
Immortal


Mar 9 2009, 7:02pm


Views: 3714
lol

I know just how you feel. I vacillating between feeling a little dizzy and wondering whether I should pinch or slap myself?


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Gondor


Mar 9 2009, 7:48pm


Views: 3688
Yay! *throws confetti*

Can't wait to see you here! Laugh



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Laerasëa
Tol Eressea


Mar 9 2009, 10:12pm


Views: 3737
YAY!!!!!!!

Yayayay I'm excited for you and for me, too! This is going to be **so** fun with everyone that's coming! Very glad you could make it!! Laugh

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-Starling

Innocence is precious. Trees are precious. Families are precious. Clean water is precious. Light is precious. Rulers and Rules and Rings of Power are not precious.
-Curious

It’s always amazing how utterly stupid Evil can be.
-Darkstone

Honest, Altaira! I was just telling Auntie D how to make a possessive out of the name 'a.s.'! Really, truly!
-a.s.

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Mar 10 2009, 12:00am


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Whoop!

Laugh

Oh, gosh, this is going to be one incredible moot...!


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Mar 10 2009, 1:06am


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grammaboodawg
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Mar 18 2009, 11:09am


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I'd like to use my Oscar tag, too



It's awesome! D:



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Mar 18 2009, 11:23am


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Flight tickets are really low right now

so I'm anxious to get my flight arranged asap! OMG! Great timing!



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Mar 18 2009, 4:29pm


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So, I'd really like to buy my plane ticket now

since they're so cheap for now. Are there airport issues I need to be concerned with, or is the main airport closest to mid-town the way to go. I'm showing my ignorance of NY here since I have no idea what the airport location(s) would be. It looks like LaGuardia Airport is the one for domestic flights closer to town.


I'm planning on coming in late in the day on Friday and leaving on Sunday by 2 at the latest. Two nights would be fine if the hotel price is reasonable. I'm planning on getting my flight VERY soon since the prices are SO low... which would off-set the cost of the room.



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Magpie
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Mar 18 2009, 4:44pm


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I had also been hoping we'd hear something on plans

I know it's early but, like Gramma, I'm noticing some great airline prices to NY. And, like Gramma, I'm pretty clueless about NY and finessing travel arrangements. Is there any reason not to buy airfare tickets now?


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entmaiden
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Mar 18 2009, 6:28pm


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I'll give you what I know

but hopefully the native NY'ers will chime in.

I've flown to New York several times, and none of the airports are "close". And for someone who has never been there before, I highly recommend a taxi to your hotel, which will probably cost about $35 each way, but the cost can be shared.

The three main airports are LaGuardia, Newark and JFK. I would say pick the one that gives you the best schedule and air fare - no one is appreciably better than the other. They're all kind of yucky. I have friends who will NEVER fly to Newark, for example, and others who will NEVER fly anywhere but Newark. It all depends on personal experience. I've probably flown to LaGuardia more than the others.

I do know we had talked about setting up a buddy system so that experienced travelers can pair up with those less experienced, and that's still the plan. They'll meet each other at the airport and share the taxis to the hotel. We can't plan that now because so few have made their actual travel plans, but we'll get that organized. We might also have some "greeter" volunteers who might hang out at the airports for part of the arrival day to make sure everyone has a buddy. All up in the air at this poinbt, but be assured we won't leave anyone without some support - even if it's just a cell phone number to call!

I would say go ahead and get your ticket now if prices are good. We'll collect the arrival information at some point and match everyone up with their support network.

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Magpie
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Mar 18 2009, 6:32pm


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Thanks, entmaiden. //

 


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Mar 19 2009, 1:31am


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Fersher, Thanks entmaiden :D

I think I'll watch over the next few days and then get a ticket to LaGuardia. You KNOW I have no problem hanging out at airports, so waiting for fellow travelers and sharing rides sounds great to me! If anything, I'd rather get there early and do the waiting as I listen to books on my ipod.

I saw the airport site said it would be about $35 ride to town. After what some of us experienced in California, that didn't seem too unreasonable to me... but sharing the cost is very welcome :)

I'm shooting for getting there on Friday afternoon and leaving Sunday noon/afternoon.

It really is very early for so much of the planning, but this flight stuff is pretty timely. I'm even looking at flights for next March/April ;)

I'm getting pretty geeked already :D *twitch*



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a.s.
Valinor


Mar 19 2009, 11:08am


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Who's flying in what day?

If there are plans to do "Torn stuff" on the 9th, for instance, I'd like to come in on the evening of the 8th. OTOH, if we're not "doing" anything on the 9th until the evening, I'll fly in the morning of the 9th and save a night's hotel fee.

This might be addressed above, but I don't think so.

Do we have any inkling (oooh, pun) of the hotel yet?

a.s.

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Magpie
Immortal


Mar 19 2009, 2:31pm


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It's partly the chicken and the egg..

along with 'too far out to decide'.

Things standing today, I might be tempted to fly in early to do something on the 9th. But I want there to be something to do on the 9th if I'm going to fly in early and we don't know anything that's going on except for the concerts.

Now, this is without talking to the DH yet. He may have other thoughts.

Additionally, I'll be lucky if circumstances in Oct are as things stand today. My job, at the moment is flexible and I call the shots on when I work. But it's flexible because it's 'as needed'. For the last year, 'as needed' has averaged 30 hours a week. At the moment, it looks like 'as needed' will average 4. Can't keep that up long.

I refuse to let myself angst too much over this but it's still hard to know when t push the button and commit on dates and flights, etc.



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deej
Tol Eressea


Mar 19 2009, 2:53pm


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I'm planning on getting there Friday the 9th

I haven't gotten my plane ticket yet, but would like to get there early on Friday, to get settled and meet up with folks.


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a.s.
Valinor


Mar 19 2009, 3:07pm


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'k, thanks. There's currently

no big difference in price for leaving Thursday as opposed to Friday from my area. In fact, there are round trip tickets, nonstop, from Norfolk to NYC for $138 leaving either Thurs or Fri, on three different carriers, and that is a pretty good price and hard to pass up.

Cool

It's so low, it's tempting to spring for another night at the hotel, get in early, and leisurely see whatever one can see in the general area of the hotel!!!

OOO, planning for vacations is fun.

a.s.

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entmaiden
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Mar 19 2009, 4:38pm


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If I were to guess

and it's just a guess at this point, but based on previous Moots, most of the people will be traveling on Friday the 9th, arriving at various times during the day. Most of the departures will be on Sunday. For west-coasters, it will take them most of the day to arrive with the time changes and the distance to fly.

There will probably be some arrivals on Thursday, and whoever is in town might get together, but it's most likely that the main activities will be Friday night, Saturday day and night, and Sunday morning.

As Magpie said, it's chicken-or-egg at this point. I would say that you make the decision that's right for you based on how much time you can get off from work and how much you want to spend on the hotel. I would guess that rooms will be about $250-$300 per night, so depending on the number of roommates you have, you can determine how much the extra night will be. Although I would plan on fewer roommates for Thursday night.

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Wynnie
Rohan


Mar 20 2009, 5:33pm


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Just bought tickets!

I've been so out of the loop; thanks a bunch to silneldor for mentioning this!

I've claimed ORCH3, Row TT, Seats 311-312 for me & my husband, for the Saturday show.

Should be fun!



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Mar 22 2009, 4:39am


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Further suggestion on getting to NYC from airport

There are shuttles you can take that get you to Penn Station. $10. Taxis could be more than $35

I can scrounge up the details if needed.

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batik
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Mar 22 2009, 7:09am


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and getting from Penn station to the RCM Hall area is

not a bad hike. We *footed* it from there to 8th/52nd-(yes, with baggage). The 'ton' of crosswalks was the biggest bother.


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Mar 23 2009, 4:40am


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And you could cab from there

Sharing a cab divides the cost of course. Those who don't use them might imagine the cost changes with the number of riders but it doesn't so if you can find a travel buddy, this can lower costs significantly.

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Altaira
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Mar 24 2009, 4:13am


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Help is on the way!

I just wanted to say that good deals on hotels, fun 'touristy' activities, and much, much more are actively being sought out and planned as I type this. An assortment of 'official' and 'non-official' activities are (finally) being planned using your suggestions from this thread, Smeagirl's polls on the Pollantir board, and the input of native New Yorkers and savvy NYC travellers.

Look for announcements to start soon! And, those of you who've already booked flights should be fine. While early birds and late-stayers may have additional things going on, there will be plenty to do duriing the core three-day weekend (Fri, Sat, Sun). CoolSmile


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gkgyver
Bree

Mar 26 2009, 8:27pm


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First time

Wow, I haven't been here for quite some time ...

Magpie brought my attention towards this thread on Doug's blog because I also - finally - bought my ticket to the Radio City event!
Forgive me, I have never been to one of those Moots - but this one seems like a pretty good way to start! And, since the prospect of going to NY for the first time feels a wee bit intimidating, I would like to think that "flocking together" actually faciliates it a bit Evil

Soooo, can I assume that, once plans become more concrete, I will find them in this thread ...?


Magpie
Immortal


Mar 26 2009, 8:35pm


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hi!

Glad to see you, gk. I'm all for flocking. It suits a magpie and it suits my tentative nature.

I can't speak in any official capacity but I sure hope to find more concrete plans showing up in this thread. It's where I sit tapping my fingers in anticipation.

btw... you can 'watch' the thread which means you'll get an email if anyone responds. That means you won't miss anything. Or.. you could just check back every so often.

Also, there are quite a few threads in the pollintir section asking about attendees preferences but I don't know if the info they were gathering has already been taken into consideration yet or not.



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Mar 26 2009, 8:49pm


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I can definitely

say that we ARE using the results of the polls in the planning process. As you can imagine, there are a lot of moving parts to this event and we're gathering information behind the scenes. Nailing down hotel information is a high priority because everyone is anxious about that. We'll be making announcements as soon as we can - but no definite dates yet (we like to pretend we're like Guillermo - giving everyone a teaser now and then Wink).

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Magpie
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Mar 26 2009, 8:55pm


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I probably wasn't clear...

What I meant was, I wasn't sure if the results of the polls had *already* been taken into consideration. That is, would new input be useful, or are you already in the process of acting on the input you received?

I had complete confidence that you were using it. :-)

As to teasers, followers of Doug's blog are quite familiar with teasers. :P


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entmaiden
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Mar 26 2009, 10:02pm


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Good point - we'll keep checking the polls

Obviously, once the announcements are made, the results of the polls won't be considered, but during the planning stages we'll keep checking.

I did that teaser comment on purpose, thinking of Doug the Master Tease. Cool

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gkgyver
Bree

Mar 26 2009, 10:49pm


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Hi!

Well, my sister works at a German airline company, and she can get me some discounts on the flight, which is very welcome of course, so my main concern is the Hobbit hole I'll be staying in Tongue


deej
Tol Eressea


Mar 27 2009, 1:55pm


Views: 3853
Welcome gkgyver

As entmaiden stated, there is a lot of working going on behind the scenes now regarding hotels and other fun stuff. As soon as there is more information, you will hear about it right here!


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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Mar 28 2009, 2:50am


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My flight arrives about noon-ish on the 9th at LGA

LaGuardia. Departure is also early mid-day on Sunday. *sigh* I wish it could be longer :)



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Sunflower
Valinor

Mar 28 2009, 11:27pm


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Well, I have a major freaking' problem....

I just got a ticket (yep, just me) for U2 at Giants Stadium Sept 24, so I'll be in town that couple of days. And this thing is Oct. 10?
Of course I'm going....but just one problem: I have nobody to stay with and can't afford a hotel for either event. I can't now and won't be able to in 5 months either. My cousin who used to live in Brooklyn doesn't live there anymore, nowhere even close (Pennsylvania don't count:), and ditto for my U2 pal I stayed with for the 2005 Vertigo shows.

There is NO WAY on God's green earth that I am going to let THAT stop me from going to either of these events though. NO WAY!! Esp when you appreciate what I had to go through to get the U2 tix, when I had no Fan Club membership pre-sale access code...I got a great seat, but it was God's absolute miracle.

So I am wrangling my brain wonderign what I am going to do about this...I may be nuts, but these are both experiences I am NOT going to cancel!!

What oh WHAT am I going to do?!?!?
I * might* be able to find someone on the U2NYC mailing list to stay with for the U2 concert, but as for Radio City....? What if they won't take me in for that? I'm up a creek without a paddle!!

I just got the ticket 2 days ago, and it was by pure dumb luck. So I have nothing planned thus farUnimpressed

It also occurs to me that I am supposed to be getting Laerasea's Journal in the mail, sometime in September. I can't remember if Smeagirl is supposed to get it from me, or if I'm supposed to be getting it from her. If either is the case, it would be great if we could exchange it in person, instead of going through the mail. I have to look this up...the link for the Journal calender please?


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Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Mar 29 2009, 3:49am


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Looks like I'm supposed to be getting the journal from you.

If you happen to have it around the time of the concert, sure, it would be great to get it from you in person.

I think it's too early to plan that though; the journal calendar seems pretty subject to change if anyone happens to have it longer than expected, or if additional people sign on.

As far as accommodations, I'm sure you'll figure something out. Where there's a will, there's a way. Smile



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Aerin
Grey Havens


Mar 29 2009, 4:40am


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Do you mean the Ring concert or the U2 concert?

I was just told that I will have the journal at the time of the Ring concert and should bring it along to give to a.s.

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a.s.
Valinor


Mar 29 2009, 5:30pm


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just standing by :-)

I'll be happy to take the Journal from you at the RTM (Ringers Take Manhattan) event, but if it doesn't work out I'll get it by mail.

Still, it would be so totally cool to have it at the event so everyone can take a look at it "thus far". Heck, I'd host a special "book preview" party in my room, even, and provide white cotton gloves for handling The Precious.

Cool

But everything eventually works out, so no worries either way.

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Ainu Laire
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Mar 29 2009, 6:46pm


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Soo...

I actually told my mum about this, and her reaction: I want to go!

Of course, it's on my dad's birthday, and there is the whole money thing... but I may be going. Perhaps. There are still tickets for Saturday, and if those last into April, who knows.

If there is going to be some sort of TORn hotel deal, too, that would be neat...

Heh, I'm now going to have to look up flights.

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Laerasëa
Tol Eressea


Mar 29 2009, 7:22pm


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Wait!

I changed the schedule recently; a.s. and Aerin will be exchanging it in NYC. I finished the updates about a week ago; you can see them on the site now. People are mostly just pushed back a bit, so Sunflower won't be getting it till around the end of November now (and Smeagirl in Dec).

Sorry, I should have said something sooner; I was waiting until the next time I got a page to post about!

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Aerin
Grey Havens


Mar 29 2009, 8:13pm


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Great idea!

I hadn't even thought that far! Hopefully, the journal will stay on schedule to be exchanged at NYC. (I promise to pack it very, very carefully in my carry-on!)

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Laerasëa
Tol Eressea


Mar 29 2009, 8:25pm


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Ooh! That sounds fun!

I'm definitely going to try and see if that weekend works. If something happens that makes the journal really off-schedule, then I'm going to see if I can maybe change around the order again so that we can still have the option of taking it to NY if we want to.

Thanks, Aerin and a.s.! This makes me excited; I didn't think that I might actually get to see the precious before it got back to me! Laugh (not that I'm counting on it or anything, but the possibility is very cool!)

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Honest, Altaira! I was just telling Auntie D how to make a possessive out of the name 'a.s.'! Really, truly!
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entmaiden
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Mar 29 2009, 10:38pm


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Hurrah!

I remember meeting your mom at ORC and it would be great to see her again - and you too, of course Wink. Hope you can work it out!

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Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Mar 29 2009, 11:39pm


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That's fine.

I know the schedule is subject to change, and the website is a work in progress. If the journal happens to be in NYC during the moot, hopefully I can see it then (having a journal-viewing party is a great idea!), and I'll work on my page whenever it happens to get to me for that purpose. Smile



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Rosie-with-the-ribbons
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Mar 30 2009, 5:09pm


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You know what....

I'm coming!!!!

After reading all this fun and excitement. And of course not able to withstand all the extras announced. I just bought a ticket for the Saturday night show: section ORCH5, row Q, seat 506.

I can't wait. Now I'm just going to be on the lookout for a great offer on a plane ticket.
And than off to New York, meeting all of you, enjoying the show and marvelling at New York.

I'm off to the Pollantir to fill out all the questions.

I'm excited!!!! *looking like a silly bouncing smiley*


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Mar 30 2009, 5:16pm


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I love how this is snowballing into a really great gathering. //

 


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deej
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Mar 30 2009, 5:23pm


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That's great!

We should have a contest to see who's coming from the farthest distance. Smile I look forward to meeting you in person!


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Mar 30 2009, 5:32pm


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yeah

I'm really impressed by those willing to cross the ocean. gkgyver is from Germany.


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Mar 30 2009, 6:00pm


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Me also

At first I didn't plan to go. But then reading all the extra Doug is announcing. And all the fun stuff being planned here. I just thought I had to go.
And of course I really look forward to seeing everybody from TORn, just putting a real face to a (not so real) name.


Sunflower
Valinor

Mar 30 2009, 6:06pm


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*PHEW*

Thanks for the info, Laera....that makes me a bit relieved. Though when I'm in town on the 24th I'd still love to meet you in some fashion, Smeagirl....but wait, if you're going to the show Sat. Oct 10, we'll all meet...

Oh wow! This *IS* starting to snowball into something great! And it'll be my first EVER moot, I've never met any sibbies before! I'm SO Excited!!

Though this starting to look for a place to stay for both events is going to be a pain in the tush....I hope I don't end up with an emergency on my handsUnimpressed
But I seem to have become an expert on planning trips on the run....God always comes to my aid, I guess....not the way to do things but my life for the past yr and a half has been one big gloopy mess....in a good way most of the time that is! Laugh

Will keep you all posted....


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Jazmine
Tol Eressea


Mar 30 2009, 7:46pm


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Right. I really want to come!!!

Hmmmm. I've been thinking alot about this! And I really really want to come! Now, the timing isn't great, seeing as I'm currently buying a house, but I haven't entirely ruled this out!

I may not do the actual concert, (I'm doing the Royal Albert Hall one in a couple of weeks), but I may come along anyway. I've always wanted to visit NY, and this seems like the best time to do it, and get to meet a bunch of sibs in the meantime. So yeah, change me from a "No" to a "Maybe, Possibly, Hopefully". I will keep an eye on what torn events are being planned for that weekend, and start looking out for good flight deals to NY. If I can find something we can afford, then I'm coming! This is starting to sound like its too good to miss!!


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Sunflower
Valinor

Mar 31 2009, 2:37am


Views: 3641
Roomates

When you get the hotel thing going, PLEASE let me know asap....I won't have any problem getting a couple days off work, and I'm only coming from Albany, 3 hrs north....BUT like I said I have no-one to stay with and can't afford the price of a hotel room. I am trying to find someone on the U2 list to stay with,for both events, but it's all up in the air right now. Those folks are still in the process of getting tickets and setting up their own itineraries for the Sept 24 Giants Stadium concert, so it'll be sometime before I know for sure.

BUT....in case I don't know from the U2NYC group...can I make contingency plans for the 10th at least? The more roomates I share with, the less it'll be....of course....I'm assuming none of you NYC sibbies will have room for me....UnsureEvil

Sorry about this, this is no way to plan a trip,but nothing's been going according to plan in my life lately! Sly

Jazmine, beg, borrow or steal (well,no not STEAL of course, just the saying:)...to come. Try, even if you don't think you can make it. I may be the ultimate example of haphazard trip planning. Believe it or not, my trip to Boston to meet Doug Jones in November was another last-minute thing! and that worked out great!
If I can do it, anyone can:)


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Jazmine
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Mar 31 2009, 5:40am


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It's looking more and more likely that I'll be coming

Neil and I were discussing it last night. The conversation went from, "well, we really shouldn't, seeing as we've got the house to buy for", to "but surely we deserve a little trip away, what with all the stress of moving into our first home?!" I also had a little peek at flight prices, and they were nowhere near as expensive as I'd expected. Laugh


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Rosie-with-the-ribbons
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Mar 31 2009, 6:25am


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Would be great if you could come

As you read a couple of messages above. I've decided to come. Not that I have that much money left over, but I decided to do nothing with the summer holidays (just staying home, relaxing), so the trip to NY will be my "summer holiday". It would be great to meet you there.


Rosie-with-the-ribbons
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Mar 31 2009, 6:36am


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I wouldn't mind sharing

I will probably be in NY a bit longer (since it takes such a time to get there, I'm making the most out of it). I know a hotel (The Pod), that has a room with bunkbeds, that only costs $169 per room per night (that ex taxes and stuff), but as I can see it it is for the room, so that would be a great deal if we could share.
I think I will be in NY arriving Wednesday 7 and leaving Wednesday 14, but that also depends on if I can find a great deal on a plane ticket. So still a lot of planning, but I won't mind sharing (and as for reducing costs, I'm always up for a deal).


Radhruin
Rohan


Mar 31 2009, 8:07am


Views: 3698
A few questions from a fence-sitter...

I'm one of those "on the fence" persons. I've met some great TORn people in Minnesota (you know who you are) and I would love to see them, and meet even more for a mega-moot!

*If I buy a ticket to the concert and am unable to go in October, do you all think there would be a possibility of getting the ticket to someone else (or selling it with Ebay, etc...) in the month or two before October? i.e., will there be a demand, etc...

*I'd like to be at a hotel where the majority of TORn 'folks' are staying, but personally would rather have my own room. Does anyone have any idea where that 'majority' might be gathering yet? I know it's early. Midtown Manhattan is where the action is focused, correct?

Just for info, I'm familiar with the subway in Wash. DC and used the underground in Rome, and buses in Rome and London, so I have 'some' experience, but have never been to NYC.

*I'm thinking of buying a ticket to the concert and 'playing it by ear' for the rest if I can swing it. I would love to meet some more TORn folks and see NY besides, having never been there.

*Has anyone been to Radio City Music Hall, and can give direction as to the advantages/disadvantages of having a seat in back of the Orchestra section (say O-W) as opposed to cheaper seats in the mezzanine levels? (S507 looks pretty good to me :) But so does G411/3rd Mezz. ;)

You are all a bad influence......(in a good way mind you)

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We've loaded the saddles, the mickeys are slipped
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'Cause the fix, the fix is in..."

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entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Mar 31 2009, 1:34pm


Views: 3696
A few answers, but not all

It's hard to tell whether there will be enough demand on Ebay for a ticket - neither night is sold out, however the advertising hasn't started yet, so the concert might sell out before October. You'll have to decide whether you want to take the risk that you can't use the ticket and can't get rid of it.

No new news on the hotels yet, but we hope to have some information soon. Watch this space!

Can't help you on the RCMH, but maybe someone that's been there will respond.

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Magpie
Immortal


Mar 31 2009, 1:45pm


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seats at RCMH

sorry, nothing to add on best seating except someone asked the same question at Doug's blog and I suggested they post here to see if any of our NewYorkers might have a suggestion. I just went back to check and s/he got no replies at Doug's blog.

And (although I fear tipping you in the wrong direction) in conversation about ticket availability, Doug has mentioned:
If Friday and Saturday are sold out, they'll add a Sunday show and RCMH seats over 5,000 people.
It's possible that, even if Sun tickets are available, that someone would still want a Sat tickets either because it's sold out or because it's a better seat. Would you be selling one or a pair of tickets? Would it make a difference in it's desirability.

Perhaps talking with RCMH by phone would give you more information.


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Mar 31 2009, 3:02pm


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I think that is what I will do

I want to be at the show most Ringers will be at, and while we're "on the fence" as well, mom and I, I will give them a call to see how many tickets they have left for Saturday's show. Or is there a place where it tells you the availability of the tickets online?

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Sunflower
Valinor

Mar 31 2009, 5:02pm


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Saturday

From what I'm gathering, the first people who bought tix all went for the Saturday show. I know L.Ron and I have Saturday tix. (Where is L.Ron? I PM'd him about this but he doesn't answer his mail right away...I think he'll show up here eventually:).


Sunflower
Valinor

Mar 31 2009, 5:06pm


Views: 3672
Keep that in mind.

Don't go doing anything defenite yet, Rosie...but it's a possibilty. I agree with the poster above who said that they'd rather be in the hotel where the most sibbies are staying. It might bring costs down that way.

Don't panic yet. This isn't like the U2 event...hotels are being booked for the Sept 24-ish time slot, so they'll be full that time...I mean it would be harder to find a hotel then.

Give this a few days, but don't rule it out. We should wait to see what others have to say...


Altaira
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Mar 31 2009, 8:26pm


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*points up* for info on tickets both online and by phone

There are two posts towards the top of this thread regarding tickets: one by Magpie, RCMH, about buying/checking online, and one by me ('tickets by phone') about, well, getting tickets by phone.

Good luck! Smile


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greendragon
Sr. Staff


Apr 2 2009, 4:58pm


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What a great list!

I can't WAIT to see all those fabulous 'sibs together. It's been AGES since quite such a large group has convened; how brilliant. My friends, this is going to be a moot to remember... Smile

I don't have anything helpful to add to the conversation - just wanted to express my delight! Heart

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deej
Tol Eressea


Apr 2 2009, 6:01pm


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Thanks for putting this together!

As excited as I am about the concert, i'm even more excited to spend time with so many great 'sibs!


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Radhruin
Rohan


Apr 4 2009, 5:49am


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Well, I bought a ticket.

And will be thrilled if everything works out. Finances aren't the best now (as I'm sure everyone shares an understanding!) The ticket is for Saturday night, Orchestra S507, which looks pretty good on the RCMH website. I'd rather be in the center section, but apparently so would everyone else. ;) I tried more expensive tickets and only got closer to the stage, but far to the right or left of stage. I prefer being closer to the center, even if it is fairly far back. Guess one doesn't really know what it will be like until you get there, which I'm sure will be exciting in itself.

I remember seeing a sub-thread, or maybe even a thread in which people were listing where in the Hall they had tickets, but I seem to be overlooking it. I'd be curious to see who all has tickets, and where they are sitting. Was that my imagination?

I'll be checking into the Moot board often, and look forward to hearing more plans, particularly hotel plans. :)

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Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Apr 4 2009, 1:19pm


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Yay!!!!

The more the merrier -- glad you'd be joining us!

In this post, I listed ticket numbers for everyone who'd posted them up until that point. Several other people have bought tickets since then, and I'll make an updated list when I get a chance (unless someone else happens to get to it first).

More info. on hotels and events coming soon . . .



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Magpie
Immortal


Apr 4 2009, 2:13pm


Views: 3650
Woo Hoo

(This is my thematic shout for this event)

This will be great. We'll have to stay connected to see if we end up with the same flights in and out.

Now aren't there a few other Minnesotans around here whose ears we could whisper in?


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Radhruin
Rohan


Apr 5 2009, 3:21am


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Ah. It wasn't my imagination! Thanks! //

 

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We've loaded the saddles, the mickeys are slipped
We're swapping the turf for the sand and the surf and the sin
'Cause the fix, the fix is in..."

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Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Apr 6 2009, 9:11pm


Views: 3987
A message from Xoanon

Hi all,

I'm not sure if anyone here isn't aware of the FOTR Screening at the Radio City music hall in October, but if not here is the rundown:

From:
http://www.theonering.net/...dio-city-music-hall/

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING
SCORE PERFORMED LIVE TO PICTURE
300 MUSICIANS
RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL
OCTOBER 9 & 10, 2009

EXTRAORDINARY LIVE MUSIC EVENT IN THE HEART OF NEW YORK CITY WITH ORCHESTRA AND VAST CHOIR PERFORMING LIVE TO THE FILM! New York, NY — Devoted fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic The Lord of the Rings have read the books, they’ve seen Peter Jackson’s Academy® Award-winning films, and now they will have a chance to experience composer Howard Shore’s Academy® and Grammy®-winning score to The Fellowship of the Ring live at Radio City Music Hall on Friday, October 9th and Saturday October 10th. For this extraordinary event, 300 musicians—a 75-piece orchestra and a 225-member choir—have been gathered to perform the complete score to 2001’s The Fellowship of the Ring live with the motion picture on a massive screen towering above the stage.

...

I've been tasked to market the event online and talk directly to the fans, so what better way than to start with TORN! The producers of the concert would like to create a weekend long festival, and are in the middle of looking at hotels nearby to stage the entire thing.

What I would like to do is create an open dialog with you guys, see what you would like to do if you plan on coming to the show, and even if you aren't..maybe you can accompany us at the festival (and just between you, me and the walls...if there is enough interest generated for the two concerts..they may add a third!).

The producers, CAMI Music, are working on a website to give fans the lowdown on all the news, and I am working hand in hand with them. We are also planning a big social network push for the event, and will keep you up to date as well.

Please reply with your thoughts, ideas, concerns and questions...I want to hear from you!

See the links below for tickets


LOTR at Radio City Music Hall in NYC!
Radio City link:
http://tinyurl.com/d86xtu
Purchase tickets from Ticketmaster:
http://tinyurl.com/cawdzy


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Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 7 2009, 5:34pm


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This keeps getting better

I hadn't realized that they where also showing the picture. I thought it was just the music, but with such a hugh orchestra and choir, fantastic *skipping around for joy*. I'm so glad I have a ticket.

I have a ticket for Saturday night but I think I will be in NYC at least also on Friday night if not earlier that week and will be staying longer in New York (still depends on a good offer on plane tickets). I would love to be a part of it, so if you need any help, I'm really good at organising stuff (I organise conferences as a job, but family outings also always seem to have my hand in them) and I speak several languages, so if I can be of any help, just let me know, I'll gladly help.

Oh, I can't wait until it is October Smile.


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Xoanon
PTB


Apr 7 2009, 9:08pm


Views: 3980
LOTR @ Radio City

More info on this, get connected! I have setup pages with (forthcoming) info on Twitter, Facebook and MySpace.

http://twitter.com/RadioCityLOTR

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=848340526&ref=name


http://www.myspace.com/...adiocitylotrconcerts

I will also keep people up to date right here on TORN, as well as Pat's group I was recently signed up to (link anyone?).

The official site for this will be online soon, expect to see a large TORN presence there.

More news as it arrives...cheers!


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Xoanon
PTB


Apr 8 2009, 8:29pm


Views: 4254
Score! We got a nice mention on Mania.com!!

Score! We got a nice mention on Mania.com!!
http://www.mania.com/..._article_114269.html


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Sunflower
Valinor

Apr 15 2009, 2:47am


Views: 3631
Thanks, XO, but....

I don't do Twitter, Facebook or MySpace.TongueSmile It's a privacy thing. Don't ask....it's personal. But thanks for the info and organizing this!

I hope people will still be checking back in this thread. I still have a major housing problem for that weekend.
A 2nd U2 show has been added on Sept 25th,, and people are still buying tickets for that and such. The place to stay has not been finalized.

I may indeed have a housing emergency...so I hope people on here are not all plugged into their little pods and not checking here.


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CAhobbit
Rohan


Apr 15 2009, 3:42am


Views: 3831
You don't need a Twitter account....

to read the RadioCityLOTR feed. If it was a private feed that would be a different story but since it's public you just need to link to their tweets page.

This is also the case with Facebook and Myspace (as long as the profile isn't private and you have a way to link to it you can view it).

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gkgyver
Bree

Apr 17 2009, 11:59pm


Views: 3630
Will Call

Hi!

Any news yet on hotels and so on?

As I am an international customer, I have to pick up my ticket at Will Call. Does anyone have experience with this? Is there a difference to standard box office?

Maybe I'm making too big a fuss over this, but I really don't need to fly for hours to find out my reservation has expired *shudder*


Aerin
Grey Havens


Apr 18 2009, 1:06am


Views: 3856
They've got special "will call" windows

in the box office. They note that you need to have a photo ID and the credit card you used to buy the ticket. Here's a URL:

http://www.radiocity.com/faq/index.html#W

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entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 21 2009, 12:54am


Views: 3537
No news on hotels yet

We're coordinating different bits of information and want to have all the pieces in place first. Hopefully soon!




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Xoanon
PTB


Apr 21 2009, 2:28am


Views: 3616
LOTR Concerts in New York City Update

Hi all,

Two updates today, the first is an initial list of Fan related activities planned around the concerts in New York City, these are for anyone to join, more news on them soon.

Second is a selection of reviews from the LOTR concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Pictures soon to come!

As always you can follow any and all updates on these pages below, and if you have any questions or comments, don't hesitate to drop me a line!

http://www.facebook.com/...trconcerts/848340526
http://twitter.com/RadioCityLOTR
http://www.myspace.com/...adiocitylotrconcerts

All the best,

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LOTR at Radio City Music Hall in NYC!
Radio City link: http://tinyurl.com/d86xtu

Purchase tickets from Ticketmaster: http://tinyurl.com/cawdzy


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  FOTR WEEKEND IN NEW YORK CITY.doc (37.0 KB)


Magpie
Immortal


Apr 21 2009, 2:37am


Views: 3557
And lookie here what they went and made

The official Radio City Music Hall LOTR Concert website is live!

very cool.


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Xoanon
PTB


Apr 21 2009, 2:46am


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You beat me to it!

www.TheRadioCityLOTRConcert.com


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Magpie
Immortal


Apr 21 2009, 2:48am


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lol

I read your post and you didn't mention and Doug said to 'pass the word'... so I did. Yours is bigger!

Woo Hoo! I am so excited I have to stand up to wiggle every few minutes.


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Xoanon
PTB


Apr 21 2009, 3:02am


Views: 3567
Oops, that did get big..

Ah well..makes it more clickable...now I'm off to bed..and I've got to get our passports ready!


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Magpie
Immortal


Apr 21 2009, 3:03am


Views: 3605
I love its size

So appropriate for an event of 'special magnificence'.


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Xoanon
PTB


Apr 21 2009, 3:05am


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If I had a nickel for everytime I heard that....

I'd have 5 cents...


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Immortal


Apr 21 2009, 3:09am


Views: 3518
ROTFLOL

I am the perfect straight man er... woman.


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Kirei
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Apr 21 2009, 4:13am


Views: 3663
Radio City Music Hall seating, etc.

I have only been at one previous event at Radio City Music Hall (JK Rowling/Stephen King book reading a few years back) and my seats for that were practically as high up and as far back in the theatre as you can get and I was happy with my seats. Would I have been happier closer to the stage? Sure, but RCMH is one of those places where there are very few "terrible" seats. The acoustics will be fabulous. There are no columns to get stuck behind. Even the cheap seats are comfortable. It a magical place that will be made even more magical for this event.

My birthday happens to be that weekend and I usually spend a few days in New York City around that week anyhow, so the timing of this could not be better.

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Laerasëa
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Apr 21 2009, 10:36pm


Views: 3495
Absatively!!

*giggle* I completely agree! Laugh

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Apr 21 2009, 11:31pm


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What a great "birthday present"! //

 


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Garfeimao
Rohan


Apr 23 2009, 6:02pm


Views: 3585
I'm planning on going

Haven't made it through all 7 pages or so of this thread, but is there a list of where people are sitting and what day they are going? I was considering flying on Friday, attending on Saturday, and then going home late Sunday so I only miss one day of work.

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Garfeimao
Rohan


Apr 23 2009, 7:34pm


Views: 3531
Bit the bullet

OK, I went and got myself a ticket for the show. Saturday night, 1st mezz, row C seat 513.

I figured it's near center, and being a bit back may be nice since there will be a full orchestra and the big screen behind them. A little distance, a little height, makes complete sense to me. And it looks like there will be quite a few other TORnSibs up there too. Woohoo.


Now to toy with hotel and flight info, and ask for the time off.

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MrCere
Sr. Staff


Apr 23 2009, 7:55pm


Views: 3462
Cool!

Warms the heart it does.

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Garfeimao
Rohan


Apr 23 2009, 8:44pm


Views: 3643
glad you have a warm heart


In Reply To
Warms the heart it does.



Since I work at a travel agency, I'm not overly concerned that I got this ticket without much thought to hotel or flight yet, I know I have plenty of help to figure that stuff out.

I just sort of wanted to get to NYC again, been too long since I've had REAL NY pizza. Yum (must think like a Hobbit, after all)

Now to wait for all the other details to shake out so I can look into flights and hotel and when I actually want to get there.

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MrCere
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Apr 23 2009, 10:37pm


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I don't know why or howe but . . .

I have a feeling, a suspicion, that this event will be legendary.

I have no choice but to believe in free will.

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Magpie
Immortal


Apr 23 2009, 10:46pm


Views: 3638
Now, if Doug had just written that...

I would know that 'howe' was not a simple misspelling but, in fact, a clue.

:D


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Apr 23 2009, 10:48pm


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Typo?

Or something else? Tongue

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Apr 23 2009, 11:20pm


Views: 3600
I am notorious

Not as a clue giver but as a bad speller and typist. I am always in such a rush, like now, that I am sneaking in posts from work!

SORRY!

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deej
Tol Eressea


Apr 23 2009, 11:22pm


Views: 3548
Freudian slip, perhaps?

Wink


"...and back again."



Magpie
Immortal


Apr 23 2009, 11:23pm


Views: 3618
you must take extra care in the company of Doug...

for we are always seeking out clues.


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Magpie
Immortal


Apr 23 2009, 11:26pm


Views: 3607
well, John Howe is involved in the book

and 'jh' was one of the early clues Doug gave us.


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Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 24 2009, 9:51am


Views: 3630
That would really be great

Let's keep our fingers crossed that a typo may become reality.


Colleen Doran
The Shire


Apr 24 2009, 9:52pm


Views: 3618
Concert

I'm not at all sure which night I am going to the concert, because I am not at all sure what kind of schedule they have for me. But I certainly hope to be in town long enough to see all my LOTR sibs.

I'm also hoping to bring a couple of people in my family.

I am sure I will also be able to drop in on my editors while I am in town, so this will be a great trip all around.

http://www.adistantsoil.com
http://www.colleendoran.com


Magpie
Immortal


Apr 24 2009, 10:00pm


Views: 3551
Hi again, Colleen

Welcome to TORn, Colleen, and to the Moot thread.

Colleen is one of the 'scheduled events' at the RCMH weekend.


Quote
Scheduled events include:
  • The official release of Doug Adams’ new book The Music of the Lord of the Rings Films
  • Pre-concert talks and post-concert signing sessions with Howard Shore and Doug Adams
  • Discussion with Tolkien linguist David Salo, who translated all choral lyrics for The Lord of the Rings scores
  • Illustrator/artist Colleen Doran talks about her work
  • The Hobbit discussion—Join fans for a chat!







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Garfeimao
Rohan


Apr 24 2009, 10:00pm


Views: 3591
Ooh, ahhh

And hopefully we get to oggle some new artwork.

Peace, Love and Rock & Roll,


Garfeimao
The orange stripey One

Cruise to Middle earth


Colleen Doran
The Shire


Apr 24 2009, 10:03pm


Views: 3588
Oooh, Aaah

Yeah, I hope to bring some new pieces. And I would bore the pants off you talking about my own stuff, so I am going to do a talk about Tolkien illustration in general.

http://www.adistantsoil.com
http://www.colleendoran.com


Magpie
Immortal


Apr 24 2009, 10:05pm


Views: 3658
How did you come to be involved in the weekend?

(I wanted to ask this in my other post but some weird bug happened and I couldn't add anything to what I already had. So I gave up and hit post.)


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Colleen Doran
The Shire


Apr 24 2009, 10:08pm


Views: 3627
How I came to be involved

The producer dropped me a letter, and then called me on the phone.

Neat!

http://www.adistantsoil.com
http://www.colleendoran.com


Garfeimao
Rohan


Apr 24 2009, 10:30pm


Views: 3530
Look around page 4

I think on page 4, or thereabouts, someone posted a list of names and seat locations, which will make it easier for you to sort of pick where you'd like to sit.

Peace, Love and Rock & Roll,


Garfeimao
The orange stripey One

Cruise to Middle earth


Garfeimao
Rohan


Apr 24 2009, 10:32pm


Views: 3561
updated seating list????

Just wondering if there will be an updated list of attendees and their seat locations.

Peace, Love and Rock & Roll,


Garfeimao
The orange stripey One

Cruise to Middle earth


Magpie
Immortal


Apr 24 2009, 10:36pm


Views: 3615
This is where viewing in Threaded Mode makes life much easier

and makes it less likely one will reply to the wrong post. Find the button on the top right of the thread.


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Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Apr 26 2009, 3:21pm


Views: 3668
Your wish is my command: UPDATED ATTENDEES/SEATING LIST - 47 people!

Notes:
1) It looks like everyone going to the concert is going on Saturday.
2) A few people listed are only going to the concert, or only going to moot events, but most people are planning to do both.
3) I'm assuming that most people's concert "+1's" will be joining them at the moots, but I can't really tell from the posts.
4) A few other TORnsibs have said they'd like to go, or are tentatively planning to go, but haven't bought tickets yet as far as I know.
5) If anyone spots errors or omissions in this list, please let me know with a post or PM. Thanks!

a.s.
Aerin (Orch4, SS 411)
AlatarielNoldo +5 (2nd Mezz, Row A, seats 304-305, others in row D behind that)
Altaira +1
CAHobbit (2nd Mezzanine, row D, seat 507)
Deej
dernwyn +1 (1st mezzanine, row H, 312&313)
Donry?
Elizabeth ("with Scout, Farawyn, and that crew")
Entmaiden +1 (1st mezzanine, Row D, seats 505-506)
Farawyn
frodomyhero ("orchestra in the center")
Garfeimao (1st mezz, row C seat 513)
gkgyver
Glaurung63 +1
grammaboodawg (1st Mez, Row G Seat 303)
Greendragon (1st mezzanine, row F 306)
L. Ron Halfelven (1st mezzanine, row F 307)
Laerasëa (ORCH3 FF 301)
Laitholiel_the_SeaElf +1?
Magpie +1 (ORCH5 P 501 - 502)
MrCere
Nerdanel
Peregrin Took
Radhruin (ORCH S 507)
Rosie-with-the-ribbons (ORCH5, row Q, seat 506)
Scout
Silneldor +2 (ORCH5, row GG, seats 505-507)
Smeagirl/Girllum +1 (Orch5 Row FF seats 511-512)
Sunflower
_V_
Wynnie +1 (ORCH3, Row TT, Seats 311-312)



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ordinaryhobbit
Bree


Apr 29 2009, 6:10pm


Views: 3647
More fence-sitters jumping in

Thank you for all the planning and organizing that has been going on. Please add Hobbitlove, Love horses and myself ordinaryhobbit to the list. We have tickets (Orch 5 S508, S509, S510) for Saturday and plan on going to Moot events. Can't wait.

Cheers!

ordinaryhobbit (ohob)



Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Apr 29 2009, 6:44pm


Views: 3571
Yay! That brings the total to 50!

The more the merrier! See you there. Smile Smile Smile



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elentari3018
Rohan


May 7 2009, 4:18am


Views: 3584
It'll be so cool if you ever came to NYC!

I would def host you if you did! =)

"By Elbereth and Luthien the fair, you shall have neither the Ring nor me!" ~Frodo

"And then Gandalf arose and bid all men rise, and they rose, and he said: 'Here is a last hail ere the feast endeth. Last but not least. For I name now those who shall not be forgotten and without whose valour nought else that was done would have availed; and I name before you all Frodo of the Shire and Samwise his servant. And the bards and the minstrels should give them new names: Bronwe athan Harthad and Harthad Uluithiad , Endurance beyond Hope and Hope Unquenchable.." ~Gandalf, The End of the Third Age , from The History of Middle Earth series


elentari3018
Rohan


May 7 2009, 4:19am


Views: 3635
I'm coming too!

I'll probably be +2 if my friends come... i dunno about my Livejournal friends yet. But i'll definitely love to be part of the festivities! I'm so excited! :D

"By Elbereth and Luthien the fair, you shall have neither the Ring nor me!" ~Frodo

"And then Gandalf arose and bid all men rise, and they rose, and he said: 'Here is a last hail ere the feast endeth. Last but not least. For I name now those who shall not be forgotten and without whose valour nought else that was done would have availed; and I name before you all Frodo of the Shire and Samwise his servant. And the bards and the minstrels should give them new names: Bronwe athan Harthad and Harthad Uluithiad , Endurance beyond Hope and Hope Unquenchable.." ~Gandalf, The End of the Third Age , from The History of Middle Earth series


ringers rock!
Rivendell


May 17 2009, 3:30pm


Views: 3616
wow! You're mom is awesome!

When I don't tell my mom why I'll be in New York again, I imagine she'll just roll her eyes.


ringers rock!
Rivendell


May 22 2009, 2:07am


Views: 3524
*wipes brow*

I did it! All those timers. All that money. And no plane ticket yet - but I gotta ticket dudes!


Um, I'm not even sure what order these numbers go in, but I thought I saw someone collecting them: 301, B, 2NDMZ3(?)


grammaboodawg
Immortal


May 22 2009, 4:53pm


Views: 3512
Remember the Oscars in 04?

Kinda like that, but current ;)

For anyone who has ever thought the excitement and love for these films and everything about them is fading...

*snaps fingers*

take notes.


sample

"There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West."
~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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MrCere
Sr. Staff


May 22 2009, 4:59pm


Views: 3519
Which day?

Or rather which night? Friday or Saturday?

I have no choice but to believe in free will.

The cake is a lie
The cake is a lie
The cake is a lie

My blog




ringers rock!
Rivendell


May 23 2009, 12:14am


Views: 3568
Saturday

I intend to fly in Thursday or Friday.


MrCere
Sr. Staff


May 23 2009, 9:29pm


Views: 3526
Very wise

Rumor has it, there will be a lot of cool Tolkien-type stuff to do in NYC. However, NYC isn't boring even without Tolkien.

I have no choice but to believe in free will.

The cake is a lie
The cake is a lie
The cake is a lie

My blog




Aragorn the Elfstone
Tol Eressea

May 25 2009, 4:54am


Views: 3566
Only a matter of time now...

I've put in a vacation request with my boss - so as soon as I hear back from him, I'm buying those tickets! :) I live in Southwest Florida and haven't yet worked out the details of my going to NY, but I don't care - I'm going. Wink

This'll be my first time being a part of something this big with so many fellow Tolkien fans. I'm so excited!! Smile


MrCere
Sr. Staff


May 25 2009, 6:26am


Views: 3470
Welcome and great!

The event promises to be magnificent. We will be glad to meet you and welcome to TheOneRing message boards!

I have no choice but to believe in free will.

The cake is a lie
The cake is a lie
The cake is a lie

My blog




deej
Tol Eressea


May 25 2009, 12:38pm


Views: 3462
Yay!

The 'Atlanta Contingent' will have to try and coordinate travel plans. Not that i'm sure who else is going from the area! Might just be you and me. Wink


"...and back again."



ringers rock!
Rivendell


May 25 2009, 2:14pm


Views: 3516
No other ATLliens, huh?

Maybe we'll blend in more. The last time I went to NYC in October with friends (pics on facebook), we were totally called out by some fashion MFA. "Yes, I could tell you're from the south," she claimed, sipping a martini, "it's all the color you're wearing. It's not bad. It's just not New York."

Seriously, keep me posted on Atlanta plans. I'm assuming you'll be our fearless production coordinator? Great! I can offer moral support and half on four star hotels Cool


Aragorn the Elfstone
Tol Eressea

May 25 2009, 9:23pm


Views: 3478
Thanks...

I actually just bought the tickets. I'll be going on Friday night!!


hobbithearted
Registered User


May 29 2009, 2:03pm


Views: 3519
blast from the past

I think if it was anything other than black, they would've called you on the carpet!

I can't get any civilian/non-LoTR folk to accompany me on that Saturday...might have to go stag but I can't imagine that stopping the fun!

And a hello to everyone!

-Carolyn/HH

http://carolynmom.blogspot.com




ringers rock!
Rivendell


May 30 2009, 3:20am


Views: 3452
Hello HH!

You should go stag - I am too. We'll be surrounded by like-minded people anyhow. And I promise not to embarrass you by wearing my normal peacock attire....


Garfeimao
Rohan


Jun 3 2009, 7:18am


Views: 3445
Just got my flights, yahoo.

For those coming from the West Coast, Virgin America has some really low fares, as mentioned on Travelzoo yesterday. I just got myself a ticket for Oct. 8-11 for just $240 roundtrip LAX-JFK. Woohoo.


http://www.travelzoo.com/...ashx?592545-25750905


Now, to find a hotel that won't break the bank.

Peace, Love and Rock & Roll,


Garfeimao
The orange stripey One

Cruise to Middle earth


Jazmine
Tol Eressea


Jun 4 2009, 11:58am


Views: 3423
Any news on hotels yet?

Sorry if I've missed anything regarding hotels in this thread, but have any plans been finalised yet?


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Jun 11 2009, 7:31pm


Views: 3508
UPDATE - We now know the timeframe for events!

For those of you (like me) who've been waiting to get your flight until you know when things will be happening, we now know!

Thursday evening through Sunday daytime

The weekend will start with a kick-off gathering Thursday evening and wind up with group sightseeing trips on Sunday (nothing carved in stone yet, but 99% sure). In between will be the concerts (of course!) as well as events around the release of Doug Adams' book, "The Music of the Lord of the Rings films," presentations by artists and scholars, after-concert parties and many fun contests.

In addition, a hotel should be announced in a matter of days that sounds like it's going to be a great deal for uptown NYC.

So, if it fits into your schedule and/or budget, make your flight plans to be there Thursday and leave Sunday or Monday. If your schedule and/or budget dictate a shorter stay, there will still be many fun and exciting things to do, with enough free time to still take in a few NYC attractions on your own, or in informal groups.

Stay tuned here and at the Radio City LOTR Concert site for more news in the near future.


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"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



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Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Jun 12 2009, 5:56am


Views: 3274
I'm coming! :D

Just confirmed everything, and I'm buying my ticket through the phone tomorrow morning!

I'll be sure to update this once I have a ticket seat.

Woot! Smile

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entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jun 12 2009, 6:19pm


Views: 3268
Hooray!

It's going to be AMAZING.

Each cloak was fastened about the neck with a brooch like a green leaf veined with silver.

`Are these magic cloaks? ' asked Pippin, looking at them with wonder.

`I do not know what you mean by that,' answered the leader of the Elves.



NARF since 1974.
Balin Bows


Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Jun 12 2009, 6:41pm


Views: 3367
Just got the ticket...

1st Mezz, Row E, 307.

(Yes, I was using this website as a reference for a seat... *whistles*)

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gkgyver
Bree

Jun 13 2009, 12:49am


Views: 3366
Anxious

Hi there!

I'm anxiously waiting for the hotel announcement! It looks like I'll be arriving Thursday and leaving on Saturday.

And, forgive me, I wouldn't mind grouping up with a few people once I've arrived, so any contact, PM or otherwise, would be most welcome!
Being born in the most rural parts of Bavaria, it's a bit like the small farm boy entering the big city lol

I was thinking of taking my sister with me, but since I only have one ticket ... well, we'll see.


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jun 17 2009, 4:39pm


Views: 3268
*geeky hand-clapping* Thanks Altaira!!! :D //

 


sample

"There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West."
~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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Garfeimao
Rohan


Jun 19 2009, 12:26am


Views: 3252
woohoo *glomp*

Wahoo, good for you. Have you got your flights yet? I found a good rate on Virgin America, but I know Jetblue also has some good rates from LA, so you may give that a try as well.

Peace, Love and Rock & Roll,


Garfeimao
The orange stripey One

Cruise to Middle earth


Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jun 23 2009, 6:36pm


Views: 3291
Just bought my plane ticket

I will arrive at JFK on Thursday at 4PM (so hopefully I will get through customs soon enough to catch up with the Thursday evening events) and will return home on Wednesday the 14th.
Any news on the hotels? I know a great cheap place and wouldn't mind sharing.

Smiling widely anticipating with all the fun Cool.


weathertop
Rohan


Jun 26 2009, 12:34am


Views: 3219
since i finally stumbled across this thread

i'm going to have to go read thru alllllll nine pages - sheesh! :^D

i'm planning on flying in wed afternoon and leaving prolly sunday afternoon. i'll be staying with a buddy of mine a bit over the CT border (stamford) - a 'quick' train ride even. i'm sure he will have to work at least one of the days i'm there, have to see whats going on here with you folks...

talk to you after i read all this (unless someone wants to show me a shorcut where the 'good & helpful' stuff is


weathertop
Rohan


Jun 26 2009, 12:45am


Views: 3221
i have tix for fri night

and i just found this thread or you'd have had my name in earlier.

BTW i have an extra ticket for the fri night show if anyone is interested...my SO had to back out of going...


Laerasëa
Tol Eressea


Jun 30 2009, 4:07pm


Views: 3208
Not going to be able to make it--

Some things have come up recently, and it looks like I'm not going to be going to NY after all. I look forward to seeing photos, though! Sorry for the late-ish notice here. *sigh* It's going to be so much fun!

(and I suppose I now have an extra ticket if anyone is interested, as well).

********************************
Traveling Journal Official Site

"....But there are times when a critic truly risks something, and that is in the discovery and defense of the new. Last night, I experienced something new, an extraordinary meal from a singularly unexpected source. To say that both the meal and its maker have challenged my preconceptions is a gross understatement. They have rocked me to my core. In the past, I have made no secret of my disdain for Chef Gusteau's famous motto: Anyone can cook. I realize that only now do I truly understand what he meant. Not everyone can become a great artist, but a great artist can come from anywhere. "


Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jun 30 2009, 6:43pm


Views: 3120
Oh, too bad

I would have loved to meet you in person.Frown
Oh well, maybe another time.Wink


Garfeimao
Rohan


Jun 30 2009, 6:53pm


Views: 3312
still waiting on word about hotels

*whistles a happy tune*

Peace, Love and Rock & Roll,


Garfeimao
The orange stripey One

Cruise to Middle earth


gkgyver
Bree

Jun 30 2009, 9:50pm


Views: 3346
The next step towards happyness

I have just booked my flight!
Strangely enough, I'll be on the exact same flight as Ribbon-Rosie.

At this point I don't want to make any jokes about "Going Down Together" Sly

And by the way, is the update of the NYC website still on schedule? Because I haven't looked for a place to stay yet, since I believed there was going to be some arrangement for concert goers. Is that still planned?


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jul 1 2009, 1:18am


Views: 3281
Yes - still in the works

Rumour has it that hotel information is close to being wrapped up, so watch this space!

Each cloak was fastened about the neck with a brooch like a green leaf veined with silver.

`Are these magic cloaks? ' asked Pippin, looking at them with wonder.

`I do not know what you mean by that,' answered the leader of the Elves.



NARF since 1974.
Balin Bows


Laerasëa
Tol Eressea


Jul 1 2009, 1:16pm


Views: 3269
Yes!

Thanks, Rwtr. I'm still so disappointed about not being able to go, but I'm going to expect lots of pictures! I'll go to this symphony vicariously!!

********************************
Traveling Journal Official Site

"....But there are times when a critic truly risks something, and that is in the discovery and defense of the new. Last night, I experienced something new, an extraordinary meal from a singularly unexpected source. To say that both the meal and its maker have challenged my preconceptions is a gross understatement. They have rocked me to my core. In the past, I have made no secret of my disdain for Chef Gusteau's famous motto: Anyone can cook. I realize that only now do I truly understand what he meant. Not everyone can become a great artist, but a great artist can come from anywhere. "


(This post was edited by Laerasëa on Jul 1 2009, 1:16pm)


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Jul 1 2009, 4:04pm


Views: 3368
------> Official Radio City Hotel and LOTR weekend Rates in here!!! <------

We now have an official hotel for the Radio City Weekend: The Park Central New York. The hotel is steps away from Radio City and Central Park, and only a few blocks from Times Square, MoMA, St. Patricks and many other NY attractions.

Best of all, Wendy Magro at CAMI has negotiated amazing rates:


Single/Double occupancy:$179 (about $208 w/tax)
Three adults to a room: $204 (about $237 w/tax)
Four adults to a room: $229 (about $266 w/tax)

You must follow the link below to make your reservations:

http://www.reztrip.com/...3%26code2%3D10760107

FYI, something I noticed when playing around with dates, etc: if you change your mind, or want to experiment with different options either use your browser's "Back" option or use the link Wendy provided to get back to the LOTR reservations page. Using the "Back to reservation search" option at the bottom of the reservation webpage will take you to the hotel's general reservation page which doesn't have the LOTR rates as options. If you don't see the above rates you're on the wrong page!

See everyone there! Smile


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



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Fool of a Took
Bree


Jul 1 2009, 4:07pm


Views: 3234
We're going!

My wife and I have decided that we can make this trip ! Yay!
Few questions:

1. Which day (Friday or Saturday) are the majority of OneRingers going? I just signed up with TORN a couple of months ago, and would love to meet up with fellow fans during intermission and whatnot...

2. Where will the discussions with Howard Shore, David Salo, etc. be? I'm going to guess Radio City itself, but is there another possible location?

3. Hotel is still up in the air? Would this be a common hotel for all Ringers to meet up at for additional discussions, etc.?


Hey, thanks for answers in advance. Looking forward to seeing you all! Smile

"Despair, or folly?" said Gandalf. "It is not despair, for despair is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt."

"This is the hour of the Shire-folk, when they arise from their quiet fields to shake the towers and counsels of the Great."

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Fool of a Took
Bree


Jul 1 2009, 4:09pm


Views: 3240
Posting at the same time?

Thanks Altaira! Talk about a quick response to questions!

"Despair, or folly?" said Gandalf. "It is not despair, for despair is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt."

"This is the hour of the Shire-folk, when they arise from their quiet fields to shake the towers and counsels of the Great."

http://hobbitmeals.wordpress.com


Magpie
Immortal


Jul 1 2009, 4:25pm


Views: 3256
I have my room: Three Nights in NYC

WHOO freakin' HOO

Checking in Thursday... Checking out Friday.

100 days and counting.

This thread is getting very long.


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entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jul 1 2009, 4:32pm


Views: 3200
Some additional answers

Most of us, if not all, have tickets for the Saturday night concert, but many of us will be arriving earlier in the week. The "official" weekend is Thursday night through Sunday evening and there will be events each day. We're also trying to incorporate some sightseeing time since this is the first time many of us have visited New York City. You don't need to attend everything, but try to stay as long as your budget and circumstances will allow.

More details to come! Right now, you can purchase your tickets, book your hotel and flights. We will be announcing the other events as soon as they get finalized.

Look forward to meeting you!

Each cloak was fastened about the neck with a brooch like a green leaf veined with silver.

`Are these magic cloaks? ' asked Pippin, looking at them with wonder.

`I do not know what you mean by that,' answered the leader of the Elves.



NARF since 1974.
Balin Bows


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jul 1 2009, 4:34pm


Views: 3197
Friday? Or Sunday?

Three nights would be Thursday-Sunday. I'm sure that's what you meant Wink

Each cloak was fastened about the neck with a brooch like a green leaf veined with silver.

`Are these magic cloaks? ' asked Pippin, looking at them with wonder.

`I do not know what you mean by that,' answered the leader of the Elves.



NARF since 1974.
Balin Bows


Magpie
Immortal


Jul 1 2009, 4:35pm


Views: 3191
I think Doug's book signing is on Friday...

which I wanted to catch so we're checking in Thursday to catch that.


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Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Jul 1 2009, 4:37pm


Views: 3207
Haha! Maybe I'm psychic

...or not. Wink

Glad you're going to make it!


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



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Magpie
Immortal


Jul 1 2009, 4:40pm


Views: 3236
LOL

Yes. Let me type slower so my brain can engage. We am checking in Thursday and checking out Sunday. I came home from work to make these reservations and I was trying to answer a dozen emails while I'm here... and post news at Doug's blog... and post here...

I'm just too excited to think straight.

Must go back to work.

*drags self away from computer*


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Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Jul 1 2009, 4:58pm


Views: 3231
We're flying in Wed and out Monday

We decided to make this our one 'big trip' of the year (saving to go back to NZ next year), so we're flying in Wed and out Monday. Part of the reason we're coming in so early is that the Intrepid museum wasn't open the last time we were in NYC and BG desparately wants to see it (as do I). We didn't make it to Central Park either, so I'm glad the hotel is just a few blocks away.

What a great time this will be! LaughSmile


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



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Garfeimao
Rohan


Jul 2 2009, 7:56am


Views: 3183
Hotel sold out????


In Reply To
We now have an official hotel for the Radio City Weekend: The Park Central New York. The hotel is steps away from Radio City and Central Park, and only a few blocks from Times Square, MoMA, St. Patricks and many other NY attractions.

Best of all, Wendy Magro at CAMI has negotiated amazing rates:


Single/Double occupancy:$179 (about $208 w/tax)
Three adults to a room: $204 (about $237 w/tax)
Four adults to a room: $229 (about $266 w/tax)

You must follow the link below to make your reservations:

http://www.reztrip.com/...3%26code2%3D10760107

FYI, something I noticed when playing around with dates, etc: if you change your mind, or want to experiment with different options either use your browser's "Back" option or use the link Wendy provided to get back to the LOTR reservations page. Using the "Back to reservation search" option at the bottom of the reservation webpage will take you to the hotel's general reservation page which doesn't have the LOTR rates as options. If you don't see the above rates you're on the wrong page!

See everyone there! Smile


Peace, Love and Rock & Roll,


Garfeimao
The orange stripey One

Cruise to Middle earth


a.s.
Valinor


Jul 2 2009, 11:23am


Views: 3206
double/doubles are sold out

I just reserved a room but had to take a king bed room, double/double option was sold out (at least when requesting a reservation for one guest)

Same price for either option, though.

a.s.

"an seileachan"

Pooh began to feel a little more comfortable, because when you are a Bear of Very Little Brain, and you Think of Things, you find sometimes that a Thing which seemed very Thingish inside you is quite different when it gets out into the open and has other people looking at it.



entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jul 2 2009, 12:52pm


Views: 3225
Wow - that was fast

However, we can check with the organizers. It's possible we only had a block of rooms at the discount price, and if we increase our room block we'll have more double-double rooms available.

Each cloak was fastened about the neck with a brooch like a green leaf veined with silver.

`Are these magic cloaks? ' asked Pippin, looking at them with wonder.

`I do not know what you mean by that,' answered the leader of the Elves.



NARF since 1974.
Balin Bows


deej
Tol Eressea


Jul 2 2009, 5:41pm


Views: 3167
Wow

I wonder how many rooms they had put aside.


"...and back again."



Garfeimao
Rohan


Jul 2 2009, 7:46pm


Views: 3119
more rooms available

OK, I tried it again today and I was able to select a double/double room, not to be confused with a double/double burger from In'n'Out. Wink

Peace, Love and Rock & Roll,


Garfeimao
The orange stripey One

Cruise to Middle earth


Fool of a Took
Bree


Jul 2 2009, 8:08pm


Views: 3209
No what we've decided...

My wife has left it in my hands to purchase tickets to the show.

Therefore...

What seats do you reckon might be the best? In other words, should I go for orchestra seating, or mezzanine? Is there a big difference between 2nd and 3rd mezzanine?

I am unfamiliar with Radio City, and even the seating charts don't seem to give me a clear picture...

"Despair, or folly?" said Gandalf. "It is not despair, for despair is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt."

"This is the hour of the Shire-folk, when they arise from their quiet fields to shake the towers and counsels of the Great."

http://hobbitmeals.wordpress.com


Elizabeth
Half-elven


Jul 2 2009, 8:47pm


Views: 3126
Likewise, Fri - Sun./

 





The Rohirrim, by Peter Xavier Price

Elizabeth is the TORnsib formerly known as 'erather'


Lith
The Shire


Jul 2 2009, 9:27pm


Views: 3121
I'm on board!

Overlithe and I are coming... just made a room ressie for us. Now to find out about tickets! Yay!


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jul 2 2009, 9:38pm


Views: 3191
Here's the latest seating list

I've never been to RCMH, but at least this link shows you the most current seating list of fellow TORNadoes.

http://newboards.theonering.net/...sb=post_time;so=DESC;

I would suggest you go for the best (most expensive) seats you can afford, as close to the middle as possible.

Each cloak was fastened about the neck with a brooch like a green leaf veined with silver.

`Are these magic cloaks? ' asked Pippin, looking at them with wonder.

`I do not know what you mean by that,' answered the leader of the Elves.



NARF since 1974.
Balin Bows


Lith
The Shire


Jul 2 2009, 9:58pm


Views: 3162
in for a penny in for a pound...

Just bought tickets... First mezzanine, Row A, Seats 610 and 611. Smile


Fool of a Took
Bree


Jul 2 2009, 11:24pm


Views: 3196
Tickets Bought!

ORCH 3, Row H, seats 305 and 304.

Thanks EntMaiden!

Really looking forward to seeing you all. This will be my first official TORN Moot!

"Despair, or folly?" said Gandalf. "It is not despair, for despair is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt."

"This is the hour of the Shire-folk, when they arise from their quiet fields to shake the towers and counsels of the Great."

http://hobbitmeals.wordpress.com


silneldor
Half-elven


Jul 3 2009, 4:27am


Views: 3187
Thanks Smeagirl.

My, this IS impressive!
This is not a squad, not even a platoon. It is a company.Shocked.

''What connects Nature to the spiritual, or requires the presence of the latter? In positive terms, as Alkis Kontos points out, when nature was still largely experienced as integral, alive and active, 'It was the spiritual dimension of the world, its enchanted, magical quality that rendered it infinite, not amenable to complete calculability; spirit could not be quanified; it permitted and invited mythologization.' And I would add, it still is and does.''
Patrick Curry-Defending Middle-Earth-Tolkien: Myth and Modernity - chapter: 'The Sea: Spirituality and Ethics.'

May the grace of Manwë let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manwë Súlimo












Garfeimao
Rohan


Jul 3 2009, 9:39am


Views: 3164
Too late to make a recommendation

I've never been to the Radio City Music Hall either, but after looking at images from the London show at the Royal Albert Hall, I decided I wanted to be up a bit. What with the orchestra and choirs being on the stage, the screen showing the movie is going to be above them, so I figured there would be a bit of a problem viewing from the Orchestra level. Probably not bad, just looking up can be tiresome after 3 hours.

So, I chose first mezzanine so that I could look straight out at the movie screen, and down at the orchestra and choirs, and my neck wouldn't hate me afterwards.

Peace, Love and Rock & Roll,


Garfeimao
The orange stripey One

Cruise to Middle earth


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jul 3 2009, 3:21pm


Views: 3162
Got my room, got my plane, got my seat

Oh golly! It looks like this is really going to happen!!!! :D


Thanks so much to everyone who has worked so hard to make all of this possible. I think this is going to be one of the most memorable moots we've ever shared!!!



sample

"There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West."
~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jul 3 2009, 3:31pm


Views: 3184
Updated handoff schedule... omg!

It looks like I'll have the Journal on October 2-10th... so if that stands true, I'll just bring it with me and hand it off to you while we're there!!!!! :D That would be AWESOME!

Let's see how the days play out... but I'm game if ya'll are :)



sample

"There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West."
~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



TORn's Observations Lists


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jul 3 2009, 3:35pm


Views: 3161
ohhhh... I hope I'm on time for that!

My flight comes in mid-day on Friday.



sample

"There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West."
~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



TORn's Observations Lists


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jul 3 2009, 3:37pm


Views: 3155
I had the feeling

once they got hit by the rush that they'd try and get more rooms ready for us :D Wise... very wise ;)



sample

"There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West."
~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



TORn's Observations Lists


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Jul 3 2009, 5:49pm


Views: 3165
**More double rooms are now available!

Just heard from Wendy at CAMI and the Park Central has made more double rooms available and will monitor the situation to be flexible so the situation won't happen again.

(So, if anyone made a reservation for a king and would rather have a double, you could probably either change it or cancel the first one and make another. I'd call the hotel and ask them what the best thing is to do: 1.800.346.1359).

Smile


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



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Fool of a Took
Bree


Jul 3 2009, 6:09pm


Views: 3162
Newbie question...

What's the Journal?

"Despair, or folly?" said Gandalf. "It is not despair, for despair is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt."

"This is the hour of the Shire-folk, when they arise from their quiet fields to shake the towers and counsels of the Great."

http://hobbitmeals.wordpress.com


a.s.
Valinor


Jul 3 2009, 6:12pm


Views: 3088
thanks, will do!!!! //

 

"an seileachan"

Pooh began to feel a little more comfortable, because when you are a Bear of Very Little Brain, and you Think of Things, you find sometimes that a Thing which seemed very Thingish inside you is quite different when it gets out into the open and has other people looking at it.



silneldor
Half-elven


Jul 3 2009, 6:52pm


Views: 3183
Did you mean double 'beds' Pat?

I wouldn't want double rooms. I was ok with the king bed but then when the reservation guy messed up my email addy for a confirmation i called back to take care of that and per something said (on TORn) about the possibility of more rooms with two beds, i asked then and he said there were now more rooms so i got one with two beds. They are not queens but it is ok. Mick has a tendency to be all knees and elbows when he sleeps so i wouldn't want patty to appear the next day with a black eye lol.
Thanks:)

ShockedDang! weavers fireworks are still going off, even hereLaugh.

''What connects Nature to the spiritual, or requires the presence of the latter? In positive terms, as Alkis Kontos points out, when nature was still largely experienced as integral, alive and active, 'It was the spiritual dimension of the world, its enchanted, magical quality that rendered it infinite, not amenable to complete calculability; spirit could not be quanified; it permitted and invited mythologization.' And I would add, it still is and does.''
Patrick Curry-Defending Middle-Earth-Tolkien: Myth and Modernity - chapter: 'The Sea: Spirituality and Ethics.'

May the grace of Manwë let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manwë Súlimo












Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Jul 3 2009, 7:06pm


Views: 3117
Methinks they'll be very pleased with the amount of business they'll be getting

Very, very pleased indeed ;)

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ringers rock!
Rivendell


Jul 3 2009, 7:14pm


Views: 3180
1 less double available

heheheee.... it'saaaall MINE. checking in Friday out Sunday. Thank goodness this moot doesn't require costumes....should be able to backpack my luggage 'round town after checkout.

Thanks coordinators!! every cent saved will be well spent at the bars.


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jul 3 2009, 8:54pm


Views: 3127
The Travelling Journal!

It's a scrapbook that has been travelling all around the world, with many TORnados/TORnsibs/TORnwhatevers making pages in it.

The idea for it started in Laerasëa's post here, and the sign-up thread is a sticky on Main.

Laerasëa and Kelvarhin have an official website for it, where you can track where it's been, and view many of the pages!

And it is simply awesome! Cool


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Garfeimao
Rohan


Jul 4 2009, 9:06am


Views: 3150
Take advantage of the Bell Desk

It's fairly standard to be able to leave your luggage with the Bell Desk upon check out, then off you go, sightseeing, then back to the hotel to pick up your luggage before heading off to the airport.

Peace, Love and Rock & Roll,


Garfeimao
The orange stripey One

Cruise to Middle earth


Sunflower
Valinor

Jul 4 2009, 1:17pm


Views: 3124
Help!!

I have tried to keep track of this....but finding out too late...am trying to juggle 3 different trips. I am finding my money stretched VERY thin for all this.

After all the struggle to get tickets for all this,and the U2 show, I am NOT backing out. If the hotel is all taken up and I have no place to stay, what then? I will seriously camp out in Penn Station all night (which I did once long, long ago...:)
(I am taking the train down. from Albany.)

I still have to find a place to stay for the U2 show too. Any chance I can pay someone to sleep on their floor?:) Not kidding. I dont care what the hotel policy is--and I've stayed in hotels for my fair share of NYC events.

Oh and to add to the list: I'm up in the nosebleeds.

Section 3RDMZ4 Row E, seat 409.

Yep, the nosebleeds--but I DON'T CARE!!!!! I am NOT giving these up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have never been to a moot and it has been my dream to go to one and FINALLY meet some of you all. And Mr Shore? Wild horses couldn't keep me away! No matter the other events, the concert is the centerpiece. It has been one of my life dreams.

What am I going to do?? I am in full panic mode now....and I am NOT giving any of this up. NONE of it!!!

Please reply...somebody...and I am not getting a Twitter account or any networking group...personal/family reasons.....

I have had other things going on, and am planning this week to devote to solving my housing /trips crisis.


a.s.
Valinor


Jul 4 2009, 1:40pm


Views: 3214
OK, so journal handoff party in YOUR room, right? :-)

Just teasing.

So I'm not going to be responsible for transporting the journal back to my place? Not that I was worried about that, exactly. Not that I planned to insure it, and bring a fireproof, waterproof, impact resistant box to place it in after I went through security, and keep it under my seat as my carry-on.

Or anything.

LOL

I'll get it by mail in the more usual way?

{{insert "whew" smilie}}

a.s.

"an seileachan"

Pooh began to feel a little more comfortable, because when you are a Bear of Very Little Brain, and you Think of Things, you find sometimes that a Thing which seemed very Thingish inside you is quite different when it gets out into the open and has other people looking at it.



Fool of a Took
Bree


Jul 4 2009, 3:03pm


Views: 3102
Checked out The Journal page

wow, absolutely amazing! Thanks for providing a link to it...

"Despair, or folly?" said Gandalf. "It is not despair, for despair is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt."

"This is the hour of the Shire-folk, when they arise from their quiet fields to shake the towers and counsels of the Great."

http://hobbitmeals.wordpress.com


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Jul 4 2009, 4:01pm


Views: 3107
The hotel isn't sold out

We were just discussing that, for a short time (a day or so), they didn't have as many double bed/double+ occupancy rooms set aside as were being requested. But, that's been corrected.

And, now that you've posted this, I'm sure if someone is in need of a roomate they'll let you know. Smile


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



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Garfeimao
Rohan


Jul 4 2009, 9:08pm


Views: 3174
When is the U2 concert???

I guess I lost track of this, because I know you brought it up a while back. When is the U2 concert in relation to the LOTR concert? I mean, no one can offer to help you if you don't give details.

Peace, Love and Rock & Roll,


Garfeimao
The orange stripey One

Cruise to Middle earth


overlithe64
Rivendell


Jul 4 2009, 10:53pm


Views: 3125
money

I wish money wasn't so tight! I'd love to stay longer, coming in early noonish Friday, but by train. NYC events are the ONLY time it pays to live in JERSEY.

I am obsessed, but I am in excellent company.


weathertop
Rohan


Jul 5 2009, 7:04am


Views: 3118
so with most ppl going on sat...

how many are going on Fri?


One Ringer
Tol Eressea


Jul 9 2009, 10:46am


Views: 3092
I might be going ...

I just have to finalize a few things, but if all goes well, I should be ready to go to New York. So, where's this Moot taking place exactly?


Fool of a Took
Bree


Jul 9 2009, 2:40pm


Views: 3079
Good question...

...as it looks like my wife and I will be staying with friends who live outside the city to save a bit $, and I did want to meet up with TORN folks to introduce myself in person. Could we perhaps meet up for a breakfast (or second breakfast) in or around the hotel on Friday or Saturday morning? Or will there already be panels/talks/events going on at that time? Given that my wife and I are most likely flying in on Friday morning, we might miss some people, so a general Saturday meetup would be great...

"Despair, or folly?" said Gandalf. "It is not despair, for despair is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt."

"This is the hour of the Shire-folk, when they arise from their quiet fields to shake the towers and counsels of the Great."

http://hobbitmeals.wordpress.com


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jul 9 2009, 3:12pm


Views: 3185
There will be several events

mostly centered around the "official" hotel mentioned in this thread. Details are still being finalized, but we'll be sure to post the events and locations as soon as we can. We wanted to have a number of events so people could choose which ones fit their schedule, but also leave time for sightseeing in New York.

Each cloak was fastened about the neck with a brooch like a green leaf veined with silver.

`Are these magic cloaks? ' asked Pippin, looking at them with wonder.

`I do not know what you mean by that,' answered the leader of the Elves.



NARF since 1974.
Balin Bows


weathertop
Rohan


Jul 9 2009, 6:36pm


Views: 3120
me too

staying with a friend outside NYC. about a 45 min train ride.

Just bought my plane tix. goin in Wed leaving Sun. i figure i'll spend most of thurs with my buddy. ride in with him on fri morn and spend the day Mooting it since i have Fri night tix. depending on where i spend the night Fri (i'm imagining the show won't get over til late and if i hook up with any sibs that night, i have the potential of missing the last train out!) i might have to decide where i spend my sat. Mooting or friending...


gkgyver
Bree

Jul 11 2009, 12:56am


Views: 3146
Time flies ...

Well, I'm definitely flying in on Thursday afternoon, and leaving on Saturday.

I'd love to tell you where my seat is, but I don't know anymore. I just know it's some mezzanine ... Tongue

As far as the hotel is concerned, I'd love to book right now, but for some wierd reason, my credit card does not work on the web anymore, so I'll have to solve that mystery first. And I don't suppose there is another way for a German guy to pay for it ... Crazy


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jul 11 2009, 1:20am


Views: 3202
You could probably call the hotel

and give them your credit card over the phone.

Each cloak was fastened about the neck with a brooch like a green leaf veined with silver.

`Are these magic cloaks? ' asked Pippin, looking at them with wonder.

`I do not know what you mean by that,' answered the leader of the Elves.



NARF since 1974.
Balin Bows


gkgyver
Bree

Jul 11 2009, 1:33am


Views: 3213
...

Good point Blush

I don't know what it is, but as soon as you phone someone outside your country, it seems like a strange thing to do ... might as well phone to Mars.

Maybe that's just my feeling Unimpressed


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jul 11 2009, 1:12pm


Views: 3373
Oh, I know

It seems like such a big deal to make an international call, especially if there's a language difference, but we think nothing of posting on a message board with people from all over the world Wink.

You might want to check the link to see of there's a certain code or phrase to use to make sure you get the discount rate.

Each cloak was fastened about the neck with a brooch like a green leaf veined with silver.

`Are these magic cloaks? ' asked Pippin, looking at them with wonder.

`I do not know what you mean by that,' answered the leader of the Elves.



NARF since 1974.
Balin Bows


Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Jul 16 2009, 4:55pm


Views: 3272
**** Updated list of attendees: 60 people! ****

As before:

1) Unless otherwise noted, everyone going to the concert is going on Saturday.
2) A few people listed are only going to the concert, or only going to moot events, but most people are planning to do both.
3) I'm assuming that most people's concert "+1's" will be joining them at the moots, but I can't really tell from the posts.
4) A few other TORnsibs have said they'd like to go, or are tentatively planning to go, but haven't bought tickets yet as far as I know.
5) If anyone spots errors or omissions in this list, please let me know with a post or PM. Thanks!

a.s.
Aerin (Orch4, SS 411)
Ainu Laire (1st Mezz, Row E, 307)
AlatarielNoldo +5 (2nd Mezz, Row A, seats 304-305, others in row D behind that)
Altaira +1
Aragorn the Elfstone
CAHobbit (2nd Mezzanine, row D, seat 507)
Deej
dernwyn +1 (1st mezzanine, row H, 312&313)
Donry?
elentari3018 ("probably +2")
Elizabeth
Entmaiden +1 (1st mezzanine, Row D, seats 505-506)
Farawyn
Fool of a Took +1
frodomyhero ("orchestra in the center")
Garfeimao (1st mezz, row C seat 513)
gkgyver
Glaurung63 +1
grammaboodawg (1st Mez, Row G Seat 303)
Greendragon (1st mezzanine, row F 306)
Hobbitlove (Orch 5 S508)
L. Ron Halfelven (1st mezzanine, row F 307)
Laerasëa (ORCH3 FF 301) (can't make it Frown)
Laitholiel_the_SeaElf +1?
Lith (First mezzanine, Row A, Seat 610)
Love horses (Orch 5 S509)
Magpie +1 (ORCH5 P 501 - 502)
MrCere
Nerdanel
ordinaryhobbit (Orch 5 S510)
overlithe64 (First mezzanine, Row A, Seat 611)
Peregrin Took
Radhruin (ORCH S 507)
ringers rock! (301, B, 2NDMZ3)
Rosie-with-the-ribbons (ORCH5, row Q, seat 506)
Scout
Silneldor +2 (ORCH5, row GG, seats 505-507)
Smeagirl/Girllum +1 (Orch5 Row FF seats 511-512)
Sunflower
_V_
Weathertop (FRIDAY night)
Wynnie +1 (ORCH3, Row TT, Seats 311-312)



"He will never love me, I fear; for he bit me, and I was not gentle."





Magpie
Immortal


Jul 16 2009, 5:05pm


Views: 3165
Wow.

I mean... just wow. This is spectacular especially when I add the people at Doug's blog and another person who posts here but not regularly who's going.

Thanks for all this accounting, S/G. It really helps me a lot.

:-)


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weathertop
Rohan


Jul 16 2009, 5:48pm


Views: 3143
saddened

to see i'm the only one on Fri night...maybe i'll get the chance to spoil it all for you!!


deej
Tol Eressea


Jul 16 2009, 5:56pm


Views: 3145
If it matters....

I'm sitting in the 3rd Mezzanine, Row C, Seat 411. Smile


"...and back again."



Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jul 16 2009, 7:21pm


Views: 3152
Wow

That are a lot of people.
Thanks for putting that all together.
It will be so much fun. I'm as much looking forward to meeting everybody as to the concert.


Jazmine
Tol Eressea


Jul 16 2009, 8:56pm


Views: 3183
I'm hoping to be there for any moots

I'm not going to the concert, as I saw it in London, but I'm planning a trip to NY over that weekend. We're not having a big summer holiday this year, because of the house move, so I thought this was a great excuse for a few days away. I've always wanted to visit NY, plus the opportunity to see so many sibs in one weekend seems too good to pass up.

So yeah, if everything pans out as I'm expecting with regards to finances, count me and my plus one in!


Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jul 17 2009, 11:16am


Views: 3125
If I remember correctly

Gkgyver also has a ticket to the Friday night showing. Maybe you can catch up with him.


Fool of a Took
Bree


Jul 17 2009, 1:34pm


Views: 3166
Seating for Fool of a Took:

Orch 3, Row H, Seats 305 and 304. We'll be there Saturday night, and also attending the moots.

"Despair, or folly?" said Gandalf. "It is not despair, for despair is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt."

"This is the hour of the Shire-folk, when they arise from their quiet fields to shake the towers and counsels of the Great."

http://www.hobbitmeals.wordpress.com


Magpie
Immortal


Jul 17 2009, 1:38pm


Views: 3275
RCMH site is updated

http://www.theradiocitylotrconcert.com/

It's nice. Lots of stuff to browse.

In the community section, they didn't use the banner I spent hours making and the link connected to my banner doesn't go to my website....

picky picky. :S


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silneldor
Half-elven


Jul 17 2009, 3:20pm


Views: 3168
I do not know if this is kosher,

but i really want to get a photo of you all from where i am sitting in Radio City. I know it would take balls but at a quiet moment before the start i could stand and face you looking toward to the rear of the threatre (i am in the 7th row) and i could stand and raise both arms where then it would be a key for you to do likewise. I think it would be too brazen to yell out. So when i see 60+ people stand and raise their arms i will snap a couple of shots. I'd LOVE to post this on TORn.
I do not need to know that i am nuts or not (I already know). I just want to see if you are cotton to this 'TORn uprising' idea.

''What connects Nature to the spiritual, or requires the presence of the latter? In positive terms, as Alkis Kontos points out, when nature was still largely experienced as integral, alive and active, 'It was the spiritual dimension of the world, its enchanted, magical quality that rendered it infinite, not amenable to complete calculability; spirit could not be quanified; it permitted and invited mythologization.' And I would add, it still is and does.''
Patrick Curry-Defending Middle-Earth-Tolkien: Myth and Modernity - chapter: 'The Sea: Spirituality and Ethics.'

May the grace of Manwë let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manwë Súlimo












Magpie
Immortal


Jul 17 2009, 3:37pm


Views: 3077
a cool idea...

but you'll need to revisit it closer to the event, I think. I can't remember anything that far out!

:-)


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deej
Tol Eressea


Jul 17 2009, 3:42pm


Views: 3124
That's a great idea

I will be looking for you and your camera. Smile


"...and back again."



Magpie
Immortal


Jul 17 2009, 3:47pm


Views: 3056
that is... if cameras are allowed in the theater. //

 


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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jul 17 2009, 6:11pm


Views: 3158
Oh Geez! That's a GREAT idea, sil! *raises arms* //

 



sample

"There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West."
~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jul 17 2009, 6:12pm


Views: 3128
Of course it matters! *hug* //

 



sample

"There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West."
~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



TORn's Observations Lists


Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jul 17 2009, 7:40pm


Views: 3138
Wonderful idea

what a marvelous idea *already waving, just in case*. That will be a really cool picture that I would love to have.
And of course a great way of spotting all the sibs.


a.s.
Valinor


Jul 18 2009, 12:18am


Views: 3227
y'all have a good time at RCMH, I'll be hanging at the hotel

I'm skipping the show, but I'll be hanging at the hotel, probably in the bar or general vicinity. Hey, I can hold your purses or whatever!!

LOL

Seriously. I'll be up for any Torn-related stuff that entails hanging around. Just let me know, and I'm there!

Cool

a.s.

"an seileachan"

Pooh began to feel a little more comfortable, because when you are a Bear of Very Little Brain, and you Think of Things, you find sometimes that a Thing which seemed very Thingish inside you is quite different when it gets out into the open and has other people looking at it.



Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Jul 18 2009, 7:58pm


Views: 3104
Thanks!

But eek! about your banner link -- I hope they fix it.



"He will never love me, I fear; for he bit me, and I was not gentle."





Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Jul 18 2009, 8:01pm


Views: 3110
Neat idea!

Except that Mr. Smeagirl and I won't be in the shot, as we're sitting right in front of you. Tongue



"He will never love me, I fear; for he bit me, and I was not gentle."





Elizabeth
Half-elven


Jul 18 2009, 9:04pm


Views: 3116
gkgyver is Fri. night.

See his other posts in this thread. I think there are some others.





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Elizabeth is the TORnsib formerly known as 'erather'


Lorien-lover
Registered User

Jul 18 2009, 10:33pm


Views: 3173
I'll be there too

along with:

WhiteAslan
GreenEarthOctoberSky
Luthien Rising
Canadanthony
Yncanes
Drogo Drogo

and others!

HILLARY 2008


silneldor
Half-elven


Jul 18 2009, 10:51pm


Views: 3252
THEN:)

i will just have'ta just get up on the stage.
Just saunter up like i belong thereAngelic. Carry a trombone or something.

Actually i thought of that. I think i will opt for your help, if you may and my sons to help gain attention (raising of arms) whilst i get in front of the first row with you guys right in front of me. I wonder if that is possible?Smile.......wear a hat with 'PRESS' stuck in the hatband. ........watch, the whole crowd will end up raising their arms.Shocked

''What connects Nature to the spiritual, or requires the presence of the latter? In positive terms, as Alkis Kontos points out, when nature was still largely experienced as integral, alive and active, 'It was the spiritual dimension of the world, its enchanted, magical quality that rendered it infinite, not amenable to complete calculability; spirit could not be quanified; it permitted and invited mythologization.' And I would add, it still is and does.''
Patrick Curry-Defending Middle-Earth-Tolkien: Myth and Modernity - chapter: 'The Sea: Spirituality and Ethics.'

May the grace of Manwë let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manwë Súlimo












weathertop
Rohan


Jul 18 2009, 11:02pm


Views: 3275
well then you'll have to do something more

original. wear a white carnation (or something similarly noticable, yet withing bounds of a theater) and raise that in the air...better yet everyone could bring one and hold theirs up.


gkgyver
Bree

Jul 19 2009, 12:31am


Views: 3238
One thing

So, I would assume there will be hundreds of people visiting those activities. Is there any way we can sort of "identify" the folk here, or from Doug's blog?
It's really not an issue of "feeling lost", but rather the prospect of missing some people I'd really like to meet in person, since this may very well be the only chance for quite a while.


silneldor
Half-elven


Jul 19 2009, 12:39am


Views: 3244
Maybe Altaira and Larry can make up

TORn baseball caps that we can buy. They would be easy to spot in a crowd. Something like the shirts -red with yellow lettering.

''What connects Nature to the spiritual, or requires the presence of the latter? In positive terms, as Alkis Kontos points out, when nature was still largely experienced as integral, alive and active, 'It was the spiritual dimension of the world, its enchanted, magical quality that rendered it infinite, not amenable to complete calculability; spirit could not be quanified; it permitted and invited mythologization.' And I would add, it still is and does.''
Patrick Curry-Defending Middle-Earth-Tolkien: Myth and Modernity - chapter: 'The Sea: Spirituality and Ethics.'

May the grace of Manwë let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manwë Súlimo












weathertop
Rohan


Jul 19 2009, 1:31am


Views: 3237
i'm always up for a new hat

 tho i'd be much more inclined to buy a black one with green TORn lettering...don't think ive ever seen the shirts so i couldn't say for sure.


gkgyver
Bree

Jul 19 2009, 1:43am


Views: 3240
MAybe ...

Maybe the blogger from Doug's place could wear their History Theme buttons Tongue


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jul 19 2009, 3:46am


Views: 3259
Now those are some names

we've not seen around here often - it'll be great to meet up with them! Smile


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915



MrCere
Sr. Staff


Jul 19 2009, 6:19am


Views: 3254
It is quite possible

We have been needing new hats for some time for conventions, events and perhaps to sell. If somebody wants to take up a serious headcount of people willing to pay for a hat (I am betting $20) we can see about it. I think something with the official TORn logo on a cap would look nice. Our last caps were two-toned grey with silver lettering or something like that. Quite sharp.

I have no choice but to believe in free will.

The cake is a lie
The cake is a lie
The cake is a lie

My blog




Elizabeth
Half-elven


Jul 19 2009, 7:21am


Views: 3269
At least, not for a long time.


In Reply To
we've not seen around here often - it'll be great to meet up with them! Smile


Heroes of the earlier ages! My, what a reunion this'll be!





The Rohirrim, by Peter Xavier Price

Elizabeth is the TORnsib formerly known as 'erather'


Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jul 19 2009, 10:35am


Views: 3287
Maybe....

there is a possibility to arrange something with Doug Adams or other officials from the concert.
TORN is one of the main partners. So maybe they would like it to have a picture of the TORn--sibs scattered all of Radio City Music Hall.
And other wise you just have to look very impressive (which without a doubt you will be able to pull off) and just walk up on stage "yes, professional business.... it is very important I get on that stage.... very, very important". Bring a baton, maybe they'll think you are the conductor.

Oh, this is going to be so much fun, the more I read about it, the more I'm looking forward to it *geeky handclaps from my side*....


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Jul 19 2009, 2:35pm


Views: 3369
Excellent!

It'll be great to meet you LL. Smile Also, great to meet some of the other TORn 'alumni' I've never met, and reconnect with those I have.

This will truly be a party of special magnificence. Heart


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"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



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deej
Tol Eressea


Jul 20 2009, 1:42pm


Views: 3231
I'm not a hat person, but would love an "official" t-shirt

Ladies style, please. Smile


"...and back again."



Magpie
Immortal


Jul 20 2009, 2:10pm


Views: 3247
I'm neither hat nor tshirty

maybe glasses like Luna's.




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houndrock
The Shire


Jul 20 2009, 10:13pm


Views: 3210
Lu

isn't going.

:(


Farawyn
Rohan


Jul 21 2009, 12:00am


Views: 3251
Hello Luvah!

Lu isn't going. FrownFrownFrown

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Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Jul 21 2009, 2:22am


Views: 3225
LOL!

No other replies? I think you weirded everyone out. Tongue

Mr. Smeagirl and I saw HP6 last night. Luna is the coolest!



"He will never love me, I fear; for he bit me, and I was not gentle."





Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Jul 21 2009, 2:40am


Views: 3212
Awwwww

She'll be missed. Frown


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jul 21 2009, 6:29pm


Views: 3237
OMG! So Many Awesome Sibbies

coming out to play!!!!! :D MOST EXCELLENT!!!!!!

Have ya'll gotten your seat numbers for the concert!? OMG... this is SO COOL!!!! :D

*heart palpitates*



sample

"There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West."
~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jul 21 2009, 6:30pm


Views: 3228
Shirt! YES!! Or Hat!!! YES!!! //

 



sample

"There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West."
~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



TORn's Observations Lists


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jul 22 2009, 7:31pm


Views: 3362
Want to see where everyone's sitting?

Okay... so I was trying to imagine where everyone was located for the show... longitudes, latitudes, proximity... whatever. So I copied the Radio City Music Hall's seating chart and used Smeagirl/Girllum's updated list of mooters and their seat assignments to plot out where we'll be sitting with black marks.

Then I tried to do it again with name tags.

It's a very rough set, so anyone with some talent for such things can feel free to tweak them :)

Also, if those who have not given their seat assignments and would like to see where they'll be placed, I'd be happy to add you.


Don't have seat #s for:

a.s.
Altaira +1
Aragorn the Elfstone
Donry?
elentari3018 ("probably +2")
Elizabeth
Farawyn
gkgyver
Glaurung63 +1
Laitholiel_the_SeaElf +1?
MrCere
Nerdanel
Peregrin Took
Scout
Sunflower
_V_



sample

"There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West."
~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



TORn's Observations Lists


(This post was edited by grammaboodawg on Jul 22 2009, 7:39pm)


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jul 22 2009, 7:51pm


Views: 3238
Gramma, this is marvellous!

*high fives* Heart

Hey, I wonder if they'd let me bring in a high-powered popcorn shooter, silneldor's a bit distant...Angelic


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"I desired dragons with a profound desire"

"It struck me last night that you might write a fearfully good romantic drama, with as much of the 'supernatural' as you cared to introduce. Have you ever thought of it?"
-Geoffrey B. Smith, letter to JRR Tolkien, 1915



Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jul 22 2009, 8:13pm


Views: 3197
Wow

What a work, but how marvelous.
Now I know who is sitting close by (and with the baby pictures, who knows I even will recognize Magpie).
Thank you {{big hug}}, and you'll get one when I'll finally see you in real life.


Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Jul 22 2009, 8:50pm


Views: 3160
Awesome! I was hoping someone would do this. /NT

 



"He will never love me, I fear; for he bit me, and I was not gentle."





Elizabeth
Half-elven


Jul 23 2009, 5:22pm


Views: 3168
More seat locations

I, Farawyn, Scout, and most of the people listed in Lorien Lover's recent post here are in 3rd mezzanine, section 300, rows A & B Saturday night. Also WhiteAslan, whom I think hasn't been mentioned yet.

gkgyver is going Friday night.





The Rohirrim, by Peter Xavier Price

Elizabeth is the TORnsib formerly known as 'erather'

(This post was edited by Elizabeth on Jul 23 2009, 5:25pm)


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jul 23 2009, 6:53pm


Views: 3184
Thanks Elizabeth!

WhiteAslan
GreenEarthOctoberSky
Luthien Rising
Canadanthony
Yncanes
Drogo Drogo

Farawyn
Scout
Lorien Lover
et vous

I can't WAIT to see you again!!!! :D



sample

"There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West."
~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



TORn's Observations Lists


Fool of a Took
Bree


Jul 23 2009, 10:11pm


Views: 3218
Gramma!

GREAT JOB Smile Thanks so much for doing that! They should include it with the official programming...

btw: what is the dress code for this event? I'm prepared to get all dandied up if I need to, and obviously won't be in barefeet like a good hobbit (sigh)...any thoughts?

"Despair, or folly?" said Gandalf. "It is not despair, for despair is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt."

"This is the hour of the Shire-folk, when they arise from their quiet fields to shake the towers and counsels of the Great."

http://www.hobbitmeals.wordpress.com


Elizabeth
Half-elven


Jul 24 2009, 2:19am


Views: 3195
Expect everything!

Dressy clothes, costumes, jeans, probably even a few bare feet (with or without extra fur added). And the weather can be everything from boiling hot Indian Summer to an early frost, so check the weather forecast. It's a nice theatre, but not Lincoln Center, so I'm planning on "nice casual" attire.





The Rohirrim, by Peter Xavier Price

Elizabeth is the TORnsib formerly known as 'erather'


.Ithilwen.
Rivendell


Jul 25 2009, 11:57am


Views: 3133
Like Elizabeth Said

It's not Lincoln Center...Radio City is a far more casual place. I'm thinking comfortable and nice...since we're (if I can scrounge up money for tickets....) going to be there for several hours.

Buuuuut...I wouldn't be suprised to see hobbit feet and elf ears...


El eria e mor
I `lir en el luitha `uren



(A star rises out of the darkness. The song of the star enchants my heart)

~Aníron, Enya



NARF since summer '08 when I wouldn't read anything written by Tolkien because my Mum called it classic literature...




(This post was edited by .Ithilwen. on Jul 25 2009, 12:06pm)


Fool of a Took
Bree


Jul 25 2009, 3:03pm


Views: 3134
Thanks!

Yes, I think some LOTR garb will be broken out for the occasion...good to hear it's not too strict.

See you there!

"Despair, or folly?" said Gandalf. "It is not despair, for despair is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt."

"This is the hour of the Shire-folk, when they arise from their quiet fields to shake the towers and counsels of the Great."

http://www.hobbitmeals.wordpress.com


Magpie
Immortal


Jul 25 2009, 3:41pm


Views: 3190
I was kind of hoping to dress up just a little //

 


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Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Jul 25 2009, 11:23pm


Views: 3185
I agree

It's probably going to be all over the map, from dressy to casual. Personally I wouldn't feel right if I didn't dress up at least a bit for such a special occasion! I haven't really thought about specifics though. I guess I'll see what the weather is like when it gets closer.



"He will never love me, I fear; for he bit me, and I was not gentle."





_V_
Lorien


Jul 26 2009, 11:03pm


Views: 3213
I can't make it

although I live in NYC, I actually cannot make it, do to the cost/also being opposite work I'm doing for my Phd

"Pleased to meet you, hope you guessed my name, but what's puzzling you, is the nature of my game"


Formerly known on TORN as "Draug the Unspeakably Violent"



a.s.
Valinor


Jul 27 2009, 1:17am


Views: 3199
some of us are just hanging at the hotel, if you wanted to stop by for a drink...

Cool
I for one am just going to "hang", and am not attending either RCMH show. And I'm sure the Sat night RCMH folks will be hanging out at the hotel (or some other location) en masse on Friday night, and the Fri night RCMH folks will be doing likewise on Saturday night, so there will be plenty of Tornfolk to hang with either night, if you (or any of the local NYC folk) wanted to just "drop by" for company.

a.s.

"an seileachan"

Pooh began to feel a little more comfortable, because when you are a Bear of Very Little Brain, and you Think of Things, you find sometimes that a Thing which seemed very Thingish inside you is quite different when it gets out into the open and has other people looking at it.



_V_
Lorien


Jul 27 2009, 1:25am


Views: 3136
unavailable

I'm really only going to be available AT ALL on Monday and Wednesday of next week ONLY.

(That and I'm a teetotaling, non-smoking workaholic, nonetheless I like "meeting up" to talk about LOTR stuff)

"Pleased to meet you, hope you guessed my name, but what's puzzling you, is the nature of my game"


Formerly known on TORN as "Draug the Unspeakably Violent"



grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jul 27 2009, 3:07am


Views: 3145
Oh. I'm sorry you can't be there.

RL really does get in the way sometimes. Hopefully you will be able to meet up for one of the dinners or gatherings :) Cheers, _V_ !! Take care!



sample

"There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West."
~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

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MrCere
Sr. Staff


Jul 27 2009, 9:29am


Views: 3093
Well . . .

I don't have a ticket yet, so you couldn't possibly have a seat for me. I will let you know when I get one. Angelic

I have no choice but to believe in free will.

The cake is a lie
The cake is a lie
The cake is a lie

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Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Jul 28 2009, 3:46pm


Views: 3172
Do you mean Luthien Rising?

Just wanted to make sure before I cross her off the list. Thanks.

And sorry to hear that. Frown



"He will never love me, I fear; for he bit me, and I was not gentle."





Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Jul 28 2009, 4:01pm


Views: 3228
***Thanks for updates! Now we're up to 67!***

a.s. (moots only, not concert)
Aerin (Orch4, SS 411)
Ainu Laire (1st Mezz, Row E, 307)
AlatarielNoldo +5 (2nd Mezz, Row A, seats 304-305, others in row D behind that)
Altaira +1
Aragorn the Elfstone
CAHobbit (2nd Mezzanine, row D, seat 507)
Canadanthony (3rd mezzanine, section 300, row A or B)
Deej (3rd Mezzanine, Row C, Seat 411)
dernwyn +1 (1st mezzanine, row H, 312&313)
Donry?
Drogo Drogo (3rd mezzanine, section 300, row A or B)
elentari3018 ("probably +2")
Elizabeth (3rd mezzanine, section 300, row A or B)
Entmaiden +1 (1st mezzanine, Row D, seats 505-506)
Farawyn (3rd mezzanine, section 300, row A or B)
Fool of a Took +1 (Orch 3, Row H, Seats 305 and 304)
frodomyhero ("orchestra in the center")
Garfeimao (1st mezz, row C seat 513)
gkgyver (Friday night)
Glaurung63 +1
grammaboodawg (1st Mez, Row G Seat 303)
Greendragon (1st mezzanine, row F 306)
GreenEarthOctoberSky (3rd mezzanine, section 300, row A or B)
Hobbitlove (Orch 5 S508)
Jazmine +1 (moots only, not concert)
L. Ron Halfelven (1st mezzanine, row F 307)
Laerasëa (ORCH3 FF 301) (can't make it)
Laitholiel_the_SeaElf +1?
Lith (First mezzanine, Row A, Seat 610)
Lorien-lover (with other TORnsibs on this list and "others")
Love horses (Orch 5 S509)
Luthien Rising (can't make it)
Magpie +1 (ORCH5 P 501 - 502)
MrCere
Nerdanel
ordinaryhobbit (Orch 5 S510)
overlithe64 (First mezzanine, Row A, Seat 611)
Peregrin Took
Radhruin (ORCH S 507)
ringers rock! (301, B, 2NDMZ3)
Rosie-with-the-ribbons (ORCH5, row Q, seat 506)
Scout (3rd mezzanine, section 300, row A or B)
Silneldor +2 (ORCH5, row GG, seats 505-507)
Smeagirl/Girllum +1 (Orch5 Row FF seats 511-512)
Sunflower
_V_ (can't make it)
Weathertop (Friday night)
WhiteAslan (3rd mezzanine, section 300, row A or B)
Wynnie +1 (ORCH3, Row TT, Seats 311-312)
Yncanes (3rd mezzanine, section 300, row A or B)


Cool Cool Cool



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Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Jul 28 2009, 4:02pm


Views: 3098
Never mind, I got the info. from other posts. /NT

 



"He will never love me, I fear; for he bit me, and I was not gentle."





Fool of a Took
Bree


Jul 28 2009, 6:27pm


Views: 3127
Hotel

Ok, it was my assumption that my wife and I would be staying with friends who live outside the city. This is still on the table, but she also suggested that if some TORNsibs would like to share a room to lower costs, she all for that as well- this means we won't have to rent a car. First, is the hotel okay if people do that, and second- anyone want to share a room? We'll probably arrive on Friday morning/early afternoon and stay until Sunday evening...

"Despair, or folly?" said Gandalf. "It is not despair, for despair is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt."

"This is the hour of the Shire-folk, when they arise from their quiet fields to shake the towers and counsels of the Great."

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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jul 28 2009, 7:16pm


Views: 3068
*squeeeeeeeee* :D //

 



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"There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West."
~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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Jim Ware
Registered User

Jul 30 2009, 3:55pm


Views: 3122
Greetings from London!

Just thought I'd drop by to say I'll be there (+1) on Friday 9th (ORCH 2 PP 204-203), and also on the Saturday (not sure of seating).

(This post was edited by Jim Ware on Jul 30 2009, 3:57pm)


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jul 30 2009, 4:35pm


Views: 3103
Excellent!

You're going TWICE! *twitch* You Lucky You! That's wonderful! This is going to be such an amazing moot! One for the books, fersher :)

Cheers!



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"There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West."
~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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Magpie
Immortal


Jul 30 2009, 5:00pm


Views: 3115
Hey Jim

It will be great to meet you!

Unless you're occupying 2 seats on your own... I assume you have a +1 with you? (just trying to keep a tally)


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deej
Tol Eressea


Jul 30 2009, 7:18pm


Views: 3108
Welcome, Jim!

Glad to hear you'll be able to make it - and to both shows, no less! Smile


"...and back again."



Tamara
Rivendell

Jul 30 2009, 8:40pm


Views: 3082
Anyone still have space in their hotel?

Looks like I can get off for the trip if anyone still has hotel space available? I kind of lost track... I'd love the host hotel, but any close by will do. If you could post back here or PM me, I would love to move ahead with booking my flight and concert tickets! Plane fare is really low right now. :)
Thanks,
Tamara

Being a Steward of Harvard is almost as good as being Steward of Gondor, but I'm headed for Minas Tirith (New Zealand) in 2011!


gkgyver
Bree

Jul 30 2009, 10:48pm


Views: 3061
Makes us three!

That's great!
At last another one going Friday! Now that makes us three.


weathertop
Rohan


Jul 31 2009, 3:27am


Views: 3113
now we can par-tay

!


Tamara
Rivendell

Jul 31 2009, 10:58pm


Views: 3055
My seat location

I just booked my Saturday seat in the 1st mezz(6), Row C, 604. I see I'm near Lith and Overlithe64, who I met at ORC/DC a few years ago.

Now for the hotel room. I'd hate to miss some activities, but with Friday's rooms sold out, I may stay with a friend in Brooklyn and room Sat/Sun at the hotel.
---Tamara

Being a Steward of Harvard is almost as good as being Steward of Gondor, but I'm headed for Minas Tirith (New Zealand) in 2011!


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Aug 1 2009, 12:45pm


Views: 3105
Excellent!

Wow... Friday's sold out at the hotel? Keep an eye on their site. They ran out of some of the rooms before and added more. It's still way early, and they'd be nuts to not accomodate as many as possible with 2 more possible concerts coming up (TT & RotK).

Your friend would be a great backup, but hopefully Friday's hotel room will become available :)

Cheers, Tamara; and thanks for passing on your seat number. I'll add yours to the chart I'm playing with :)



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~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

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Tamara
Rivendell

Aug 1 2009, 1:37pm


Views: 3304
Sat hotel sold out too

I went back in to see if I could book Sat/Sun and Saturday is sold out too. Hoping they start a wait list or open more rooms....So far, the search for other hotels has been MUCH higher rates.
---Tamara

Being a Steward of Harvard is almost as good as being Steward of Gondor, but I'm headed for Minas Tirith (New Zealand) in 2011!


Magpie
Immortal


Aug 1 2009, 2:25pm


Views: 3316
wow...

Rosie-with-the-ribbons mentioned a less expensive alternative to hotels in this post:
http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=179041#179041

Maybe checking that out would be useful.

Early in this adventure, someone had recommended a hotel to me. I just checked that (I had it bookmarked) and they say 'no room at the inn' as well.


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Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Aug 1 2009, 10:08pm


Views: 3313
The site is still showing Saturday as open

At least it was when I checked just now.

I'll give the person who arranged the Radio City rate a call first thing Monday a.m. and see if they can sweet-talk the hotel into offering more rooms at the Radio City rates. (If not, you might also try sites like Travelocity, Priceline, Bizrate, etc. Sort the options they come up with by price).


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Radhruin
Rohan


Aug 2 2009, 4:01am


Views: 3296
I hope that you are successful

in getting them to open more rooms. I don't seem to know if I'm coming or going this summer, and waited too long to commit. Disappointed to see that rooms weren't available today. He who hesitates is lost? ;) My fault entirely. I'm watching this thread now, so I should see any updates.

"Too many times we've been postally pipped
We've loaded the saddles, the mickeys are slipped
We're swapping the turf for the sand and the surf and the sin
'Cause the fix, the fix is in..."

~Elbow


Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Aug 2 2009, 9:38am


Views: 3354
Other hotel

I have made reservations at The Pod Hotel (the one Magpie mentions in her reply). It is on 51st street, which is no more than 10 to 15 minutes walk from The Radio City Music Hall.
For me it was cheaper, during the weekend when the special concert rate is, The Pod is just a little bit cheaper, but after that the prices are much higher and since I'm staying from Thursday till Wednesday, that was a lot of money.
The Pod is a nice hotel, but rooms are really small and very simple, most rooms also have shared bathrooms. But everything is very clean.
If you want to book with the Pod, search at those hotelreservation sites. At the site of the Pod they use the full price, those other sites usually have discounts, which can make up to a lot of discounts at some moments.

See you in New York Cool.


Tamara
Rivendell

Aug 2 2009, 4:28pm


Views: 3310
Found a space for Fri/Sat!

Thankfully, some dear ringers offered me a space in the host hotel for Friday/Saturday! That is such a relief. Does anyone have a timetable for the moot activities around the concert? The thread's so big, I'm losing track of information I KNOW I saw posted...somewhere. Can someone reports or send the link? I'd like to get my flight booked and make plans with some friends in Brooklyn to visit while I'm so close by.
---Tamara

Being a Steward of Harvard is almost as good as being Steward of Gondor, but I'm headed for Minas Tirith (New Zealand) in 2011!


ringers rock!
Rivendell


Aug 2 2009, 5:55pm


Views: 3320
*prepares wads*

What a feat! Thanks SOOO much for doing this! Too cool! I didn't even really look at the map when I picked my seat. Little did I know I had an aisle seat AND the perfect vantage point for shall we say, 'straw sports'?


fathom
The Shire

Aug 3 2009, 9:44pm


Views: 3290
FOTR AFTER PARTY CELTIC ROCK

Greetings Tolkien Community,

John from the Celtic rock band Fathom here. We are trying to gauge interest in an "after party" somewhere near Radio City. I have copied the email below that I have sent to various folks. If you have any suggestions or ideas- please feel free to contact me. Fathom is also available for any parties already planned - we do not necessarily need to host this, but would love to contribute to the weekend in a capacity as described below. Many thanks for your various works in keeping the Tolkien Community alive!

Elen sila lumenn omentilmo...
--------

To help celebrate the FOTR weekend and LOTR Concert at Radio City, The Celtic Rock band "Fathom" is on a quest for a venue near Radio City Music Hall in NYC that will host an after party gathering for Lord of the Rings & Lord of the Rings Online fans and enthusiasts. Fathom would like to perform a live show for fellow LOTR & LOTRO fans in their unique Celtic rock style. Fathom's sound features enough mandolin, fiddle and ale-raising anthems to make you think you stumbled into the Green Dragon in Bywater.

"We would love to meet fellow fans of the books, movies, music and games that are based on LOTR lore," says lead singer/songwriter John Di Bartolo, "We want this to be a Prancing Pony-party where fans can connect and put a face to those they may have met online or just be surrounded by fantasy folk of like-mind. We have songs to sing and tales to tale! Now we just need the perfect place to host this unexpected party. We want to see fans from across the country, across the globe to hear the Lord of the Rings concert at Radio City and then share a night of unique Celtic music, lore and celebration with us in New York! We really want to see this happen!"

Members of Fathom are Lord of the Rings enthusiasts and also deeply involved in the gaming world of Lord of the Rings Online by Turbine.

Any info or suggestions regarding a suitable venue for such an event can be forwarded to fathom@fathomband.com. The band is open to all ideas and suggestions.

Related sites:
http://www.theradiocitylotrconcert.com

YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/fathomband

Myspace:
http://www.myspace.com/celticrock
Twitter:
http://twitter.com/Fathomband

http://www.fathom.tv


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Aug 4 2009, 4:39am


Views: 3318
Welcome, fathom!

So glad you found us!

I just sent you a PM with more information about the weekend's activities as well as a few questions. Lets talk!


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Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Aug 4 2009, 9:40pm


Views: 3285
URGENT ----> More Radio City Hotel Rooms are available at the special concert rate!

Posting this here too for those of you watching this thread. Smile

Here's the link to more info: More rooms available


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"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



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Aerin
Grey Havens


Aug 20 2009, 5:58am


Views: 3134
I need to sell my ticket.

Saturday, orchestra section 4, row SS, seat 411. My circumstances have changed, and I can't justify the airfare, hotel, etc. Anyone need a single seat? I'll sell for slightly under face value.

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Aerin
Grey Havens


Aug 20 2009, 2:33pm


Views: 3126
Should have said, send me a PM if you know of anyone interested. //

 

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Tamara
Rivendell

Aug 21 2009, 1:11pm


Views: 3152
Can we add a trip to see the manuscripts?

I've never seen the manuscripts that TORn just mentioned on the home page, “The Beginnings of a Masterpiece: Original Manuscripts from The Fellowship of the Ring,” will be held at Fordham’s Gerald M. Quinn Library at Lincoln Center, and was wondering if any other TORnsibs would like to go as a group the weekend of the concert? Sounds like we could go in groups of 10, but would need to sign up? Anyone have more information on how we could arrange this?
---Tamara

Being a Steward of Harvard is almost as good as being Steward of Gondor, but I'm headed for Minas Tirith (New Zealand) in 2011!


_V_
Lorien


Aug 21 2009, 1:49pm


Views: 3120
Tolkien exihibit

as a graduate student I have full access to the Tolkien manuscript exhibit also happening in NYC, not only October 9-11 but through November; who else is going to that?

[url"http://www.youtube.com/user/ReVolutionOfEva"]ReVolution of Evangelion


"Pleased to meet you, hope you guessed my name, but what's puzzling you, is the nature of my game"


Formerly known on TORN as "Draug the Unspeakably Violent"



Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Aug 24 2009, 3:47pm


Views: 3130
Updated list of attendees: 73 people (about 83 with Barlimans chatters)!

As always, please reply or PM me if you see any errors or omissions.

a.s. (moots only, not concert)
Aerin (Orch4, SS 411) (can't make it)
Ainu Laire (1st Mezz, Row E, 307)
AlatarielNoldo +5 (2nd Mezz, Row A, seats 304-305, others in row D behind that)
Altaira +1
Aragorn the Elfstone
CAHobbit (2nd Mezzanine, row D, seat 507)
Canadanthony (3rd mezzanine, section 300, row A or B)
Corey Olsen (www.tolkienprofessor.com)
Deej (3rd Mezzanine, Row C, Seat 411)
dernwyn +1 (1st mezzanine, row H, 312&313)
Donry?
Drogo Drogo (3rd mezzanine, section 300, row A or B)
elentari3018 ("probably +2")
Elizabeth (3rd mezzanine, section 300, row A or B)
Entmaiden +1 (1st mezzanine, Row D, seats 505-506)
Farawyn (3rd mezzanine, section 300, row A or B)
Fool of a Took +1 (Orch 3, Row H, Seats 305 and 304)
frodomyhero ("orchestra in the center")
Garfeimao (1st mezz, row C seat 513)
gkgyver (FRIDAY night)
Glaurung63 +1
grammaboodawg (1st Mez, Row G Seat 303)
Greendragon (1st mezzanine, row F 306)
GreenEarthOctoberSky (3rd mezzanine, section 300, row A or B)
Hobbitlove (Orch 5 S508)
Jazmine +1 (moots only, not concert)
Jim Ware +1 (FRI - ORCH 2 PP 204-203 AND Sat - seats TBA)
L. Ron Halfelven (1st mezzanine, row F 307)
Laerasëa (ORCH3 FF 301) (can't make it)
Laitholiel_the_SeaElf +1?
Lith (First mezzanine, Row A, Seat 610)
Lorien-lover (with other TORnsibs on this list and "others")
Love horses (Orch 5 S509)
Luthien Rising (can't make it)
Magpie +1 (ORCH5 P 501 - 502)
MrCere
Nerdanel
ordinaryhobbit (Orch 5 S510)
overlithe64 (First mezzanine, Row A, Seat 611)
Peregrin Took
Radhruin (ORCH S 507)
ringers rock! (301, B, 2NDMZ3)
Rosie-with-the-ribbons (ORCH5, row Q, seat 506)
Scout (3rd mezzanine, section 300, row A or B)
Silneldor +2 (ORCH5, row GG, seats 505-507)
Smeagirl/Girllum +1 (Orch5 Row FF seats 511-512)
Sunflower
Tamara (1st mezz(6), Row C, 604)
Taylor Thomas (from Doug's blog)
thorongil19 +1
_V_ (can't make it)
Weathertop (FRIDAY night)
WhiteAslan (3rd mezzanine, section 300, row A or B)
Wynnie +1 (ORCH3, Row TT, Seats 311-312)
Yncanes (3rd mezzanine, section 300, row A or B)

And approx. 10 Barlimans regulars for a total of 83!



"I deemed it the worst part of all my journey, the road back, watching him day and night, making him walk before me with a halter on his neck, gagged, until he was tamed by lack of drink and food, driving him ever towards Mirkwood."





ElanorTX
Grey Havens


Aug 24 2009, 4:14pm


Views: 3127
one more - ElanorTX -

I have flight and room at Park Central but no ticket yet; plan on Saturday night concert

Originally I responded to Serafina's post but haven't been able to contact her for a week, so possibly may need roommate

"I shall not wholly fail if anything can still grow fair in days to come."

(This post was edited by ElanorTX on Aug 24 2009, 4:23pm)


Magpie
Immortal


Aug 24 2009, 5:04pm


Views: 3064
Re: Doug's blog followers

You will see one name on that list from Doug Adams' blog. That's because that one person is going to an event that needs a head count (event is in planning - more info to come). But there is a 'formal' group from Doug's blog planning to meet just like people from TORn are planning to meet. It may happen that we have opportunities to merge our (TORn and DA blog) meetings.

They are passionate about Tolkien, the movies, and - as you can imagine - the music. We are all great fans of Doug and can't wait to get our hands on (we hope) his newly published book. I don't know how much the two groups will have the opportunity to meet. There's so much to do and so little time. But if you see one of us with our special DA name tags, be sure to smile and say hi. See if you can figure out which one made the most exquisite Frodo doll (and I mean exquisite) and has a picture of her, the doll and the living doll.. er, I mean.. Elijah Wood. ;^)

A few of these names are already on TORn's list and some are members of TORn's message boards.

Saturday unless noted otherwise

  1. Doug Adams (Friday and Saturday)
  2. Doug Adams +1 (Friday and Saturday)
  3. FrodoDoreen (Friday and Saturday)
  4. FrodoDoreen's +1 Glenn (Doreen's husband)
  5. FrodoDoreen's +2 Lisa (Doreen's daughter)
  6. FrodoDoreen's +3 Jason (Lisa's fiance)
  7. FrodoDoreen's +4 Jackie (friend)
  8. gkgyver (Friday night)
  9. Magpie/Marilynn
  10. Magpie's +1: Ray W
  11. Timdalf/Tim F (Friday and Saturday)
  12. Timdalf's +1 Dennis R
  13. Timdalf's +2 Kathy C
  14. Timdalf's +3 Andi DiP
  15. Timdalf's +4 Mary McC
  16. Timdalf's +5 Carolyn N
  17. Timdalf's + 6 Charlene B (Lady Boromir)
  18. Valarwen/Valerie S
  19. John S
  20. Taylor
  21. Taylor +1
  22. Glenn (Friday and Saturday)



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Jazmine
Tol Eressea


Aug 24 2009, 5:08pm


Views: 3054
Nametags

Sorry if this has been asked somewhere else in this thread, but are there any plans for nametags for the torn folks?


ElanorTX
Grey Havens


Aug 24 2009, 5:15pm


Views: 3075
how does one get a copy of DA's book?

I'd like to take a signed copy to Laerasea as consolation for missing the weekend. For that matter, I don't need consolation but would like one tooLaugh.

"I shall not wholly fail if anything can still grow fair in days to come."


Magpie
Immortal


Aug 24 2009, 5:29pm


Views: 3010
Best case scenario

Best case scenario: The book will be released with a book signing on Friday Oct 9. (I assume during the day in some bookstore.)

I say best case scenario for two reasons.

One: Apparently Doug is running into some legal issues that has us all slightly worried. By 'us', I mean Doug has the details and is worried about the details and the rest of 'us' know he's worried (and stressed) and are waiting for news while holding good thoughts (which he has asked for btw).
posted yesterday: Tomorrow is a big lawyer powwow, if anyone is in a finger-crossing mood, by the way. Hoping my stomach-knots are untied by Monday evening...
Although I have no info on the details, my understanding is these legal issues have the capacity for delaying (and let's not consider preventing) publication of the book. The meetings start today so we will know more before the end of the week, I hope. To follow this issue, his blog is here: http://themusicofthelordoftheringsfilms.blogspot.com/ and his twitter feed is here: http://twitter.com/DougAdamsLOTR

Two: Even if the book is a complete go, the Friday book signing - although listed as such here on the TORn schedule - has not been confirmed by Doug. He is, as he puts it, at the mercy of his handlers and doesn't have a confirmed schedule for the weekend yet.

If the signing is on Friday, and you can't make it, I can pick up a copy for her (which I was asked to do but will acquiesce to your doing it if you want to do that specially).

Assuming the book is published, even if people can't make the Friday book signing, I'm thinking there will be other opportunities to buy it and/or get it signed. Doug (barring demands from handlers) has always been very accessible and accommodating to fellow Tolkien / soundtrack fans.



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Magpie
Immortal


Aug 24 2009, 7:03pm


Views: 3147
Tamara has a shout out for a roommate in the hotel thread : link inside

http://newboards.theonering.net/...i?post=210882#210882


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entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Aug 24 2009, 9:59pm


Views: 3056
Yes.

And that's all I'm telling you Evil

Each cloak was fastened about the neck with a brooch like a green leaf veined with silver.

`Are these magic cloaks? ' asked Pippin, looking at them with wonder.

`I do not know what you mean by that,' answered the leader of the Elves.



NARF since 1974.
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ElanorTX
Grey Havens


Aug 24 2009, 10:14pm


Views: 3002
T-shirts, caps, rings, etc.? //

 

"I shall not wholly fail if anything can still grow fair in days to come."


Aragorn the Elfstone
Tol Eressea

Aug 26 2009, 6:04pm


Views: 3021
Yay! I'm all set...

Finally made my airline and hotel reservations! I'll be doing the Friday night show, fyi. I guess most of you are doing Sat. - but I'm sure I'll see most of you at other times during the weekend. Smile

I can't believe I'm actually doing this! It's so exciting! Cool


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Aug 26 2009, 9:58pm


Views: 3048
Excellent!

Look forward to meeting you at some point during the weekend! TORNadoes are a sociable bunch, so I'm sure there will be opportunities to mix and mingle.

Each cloak was fastened about the neck with a brooch like a green leaf veined with silver.

`Are these magic cloaks? ' asked Pippin, looking at them with wonder.

`I do not know what you mean by that,' answered the leader of the Elves.



NARF since 1974.
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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Aug 27 2009, 9:10am


Views: 3022
If only I was able to stay longer!

I'd go more than a few times if I could. I visited the LotR props exhibit in Indianapolis 4 times in 2 days! But alas... I'll be lucky, it seems, to see this exhibit once. I'm getting the impression the tours are in small groups by reservation, so that would really hinder chances once our mob hits ;) We shall see...



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Aug 27 2009, 9:14am


Views: 2940
Oh no... :(

What a bummer! I was looking forward to seeing you! I'm so sorry. I don't need the ticket, but I'm sad you can't be there. *sigh*



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"There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West."
~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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Eowyn Wannabe
The Shire

Aug 27 2009, 2:07pm


Views: 3003
Ticket Available

I haven't been around much lately, so hello to old friends and new. I purchased a ticket back in January, but now am unable to go. I'd like to sell it, so if anyone's interested, please e-mail me at lyoung1701 at yahoo . com.

It's 3rd Mezzanine level, row F, seat 410. Dead center to the stage, which is pretty darn nice, even if it's high up.

I'm sorry I won't get to see you all there.


Aerin
Grey Havens


Aug 27 2009, 3:57pm


Views: 2941
I'm sorry, too.

Thanks for the thought!

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Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Aug 28 2009, 8:01am


Views: 2995
Woot!

That's great news! I will be able to meet you after all :)

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Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Aug 28 2009, 8:05am


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That's cruel ;)

Leaving us hanging like that! *tsk tsk*

I still have my nametag- the lovely leaf- from some TORn meeting of some sort. It might have been an ORC. I'm pretty sure it wasn't a TF meeting...

I love being a Tolkien nerd.

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Elizabeth
Half-elven


Aug 29 2009, 8:17am


Views: 2974
The "leaf" nametags

...I believe were made by CAHobbit for the 2004 Pub Moot Oscar weekend. I'm hoping I'll be able to find mine!





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Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Sep 2 2009, 3:27am


Views: 2955
Please take the poll on the Friday night TORn & Friends bash!

For those of you watching this thread, I just posted a poll on this board to see how many people plan to join us for a very special get-together Friday night in NYC!

Get to the poll here.


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Aerin
Grey Havens


Sep 2 2009, 4:12am


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Sold it -- thanks to those who responded. //

 

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Garfeimao
Rohan


Sep 2 2009, 8:05am


Views: 2980
all voted

Wow, there are so many threads to try and keep track of. But I voted on the moot thing. Now, to find out about that Manuscript exhibit. hmmmm. Me thinks it's going to be a very busy weekend.

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Garfeimao
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.Ithilwen.
Rivendell


Sep 2 2009, 12:41pm


Views: 2920
I agree very busy weekend!

 And I have about a million threes to read through... Getting the iPhone has caused me to abandon the computer.... And well make deciphering threads quite a task... *sigh*

Good news, Im definitely going! I found tickets on eBay, if I don't get those I'm going to be in NYC anyway (yay for art museums! & manuscript exhibits!) Smile



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Sunflower
Valinor

Sep 2 2009, 9:32pm


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U2 concert date, + my situation update--HELP still!:)

Garfelmeo, the U2 concert is Sept. 24.
I MIGHT --repeat MIGHT--have a deal getting down there and coming back to the City that night--it's on a Thursday--(may find this out in the next couple of days)--but as for spending the night anywhere, the jury is still out. And for 2 weeks later, (this event/weekend), no play to stay still. Nada!

With all the money this is going to cost in non-transporatation stuff (the $52 for the Friday night thing, any fees for tickets to other events, etc, I'm going to be pushing it just to afford the train fare just to get there. Paying for even half a hotel room is out of the question.

Getting the time off of work is no problem--I have loads of vacation time coming. I've taken only one day off this year so far, just to save up days for things like this. I'm going to the Saturday night show (I'm told that I'm going to be stuck up in the nosebleeds--3rd tier-- with about 15 other sibs, and my seat is 2 rows directly in back of Deej in factSmile).

Geez--I know this is short notice---but Fool of a Took or anyone with relatives in the area, since my cousin and aunt no longer live in the state (my aunt now lives in Maine and my cousin in Pennsylvania, and my other friend has moved to Buffalo), any way you can talk them inot letting e crash on a mattress on the floor in an attic or something? I'm harmless, I swear...I won't eat anything, and it's just me...Fri and Sat night?:)

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Sunflower
Valinor

Sep 2 2009, 10:01pm


Views: 2901
BTW--my seat #

I gave you my seat #, Gramma, remember? Link to the Sibbie Seating Chart?:)

FYI folks--mine is (copying this down),

Saturday's show

RC 1010E
3RDMZ4 E 409
DS 66X

Gramma tells me this is in the 3rd tier, just a couple rows above 15 people or so, and right in back of Deej, I think it is.


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Sep 3 2009, 4:50pm


Views: 2966
*** UPDATED RCMH SEATING CHART ***** 9/3/09

Here's an updated Seating Chart of the Radio City Music Hall (RCMH) showing where we'll be sitting (Those who have given out their seat numbers). Sorry for the delay, but I wanted to get as clear a chart as I could and still have it large enough to make out the seats AND the names. So I've given you some options:

This chart shows the Seating Chart with no name tags but includes the list of names. NYC Moot Seating Chart 9/3/09 List no tags

This Chart shows the tagged seats with our names and the list at the bottom. NYC Moot Seating Chart 9/3/09 List with tags

This Chart is JUST of the Seating Chart/Floor plan with only the blocked-out seats showing. NYC Moot Seating Chart 9/3/09 no tags no list


This set is hopefully for a better image quality:

This Chart is only of the Seating Chart/Floor plan but includes tagged seats. This goes along with the name list below. NYC Moot Seating Chart 9/3/09 tags no list

This Chart has only the list of names that goes along with the tagged Seating Chart (sans list at the bottom)
NYC Moot Seating Chart 9/3/09 List only


So… now that I've thoroughly confused you… ENJOY!!! :D

You'll note the sub-list and ???. That's the group known as "The Avari" who have taken siege on Rows A&B of the 3rd Mezzanine… so BEWARE!!
If anyone else would like to add their names, please pm me or let Smeagirl/Girllum know so we can add you on as well. It'll be nice to know where everyone is :)



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Garfeimao
Rohan


Sep 3 2009, 10:56pm


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What do you think would happen if. . .

On that Friday, a bunch of us turned up at RCMH and asked if we could all exchange our solo scattered seats in order to get a block together? Do you think they'd shoot us? Laugh at us? Or actually make an attempt to move some of us around?


Just curious. It seems some did a good job getting seats near each other.

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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Sep 4 2009, 9:05am


Views: 2925
imho

It never hurts to ask!!! :D At the worst, we'd give them a good laugh ;)



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Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Sep 4 2009, 4:27pm


Views: 2860
We could try

I still have to go and pick up my ticket (I have it on will-call, which means I have to pick it up at RCMH).
But I'm not really sure it will be makeable. It would mean they would have to replace other people and I don't know if they would be really happy with another place.
But we could try. If we don't try, you'll never know if it would have worked.


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Sep 4 2009, 6:48pm


Views: 2911
Woohoo! deej's post has passed 5,000 hits!! PARTY ON!!! //

 



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Garfeimao
Rohan


Sep 4 2009, 8:00pm


Views: 2979
Not all need to

I would think it would be of more interest to those sitting in a section alone to join those sitting in a section with several others, rather than all of us. And of course, because of pricing differences, it would be in each price range.

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Rohan


Sep 7 2009, 10:44pm


Views: 3195
The Manuscript display


Quote
Oct. 5 - Nov. 19 (9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Oct 9, 10, 11) - “The Beginnings of a Masterpiece: Original Manuscripts from The Fellowship of the Ring ” exhibit at Fordham University's Lincoln Center campus. Per the announcement posted on TORn's Home Page:
“The Beginnings of a Masterpiece” is free and open to the public on October 9-11, with small group tours at the top of the each hour between 9:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m. Group size will be limited to 10 individuals. Special access rules apply for off-campus guests after October 11th. Please visit Fordham Libraries website at www.library.fordham.edu after September 15th to learn more about viewing the exhibit. The Quinn Library is located on the first floor of the Lowenstein Building at 113 West 60th Street.


Out of curiosity, is anyone trying to coordinate access to the manuscript display for the group? I know they say in groups of 10 people each, so it will take some time to get through everyone. But if we split up between Friday and Saturday, we should be able to get everyone through.


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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Sep 10 2009, 10:48am


Views: 2830
This is great!

In groups if 10... and IF we're able to snag each of those group offerings... that would give us 6 tours on Saturday and 6 on Friday, with up to 6 more for those staying through Sunday. We have about 80-100 people do we?

I wouldn't be around to be at that location at the top of each hour or to send off each group, but I'll try and coordinate tours for those who want to attend that way. I'd contact Fordham University and alert them that we'd have enough groups to (at least) sweep away their Saturday exhibits! Maybe with a heads-up like that, they'd have another escort available for an additional TORn/non-TORn group.

This would mean I'd need to know everyone's preference and put together a sign-up sheet.

What d'ya think Garfeimao? Shall we assault this awesome exhibit!? ;)



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maritericann
Registered User

Sep 10 2009, 4:07pm


Views: 2821
Friday night reception

Please put me down for the reception on Friday night of the Radio City weekend. Let me know when you need the payment. Thanks.
-Mary McCann


Garfeimao
Rohan


Sep 10 2009, 4:13pm


Views: 2853
Call them

Yes, I think contacting Fordham is the best first choice. If we give them a heads up, maybe they can find a way to make this easy for us to have first crack at those slots on Friday through Sunday AM, or offer a separate guide, or something like that. You know just about everyone in our group is going to want to go. It's a win-win for them.

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Garfeimao
The orange stripey One

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Tamara
Rivendell

Sep 10 2009, 4:21pm


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3 of us

Overlithe64, Lithilien Quicksilver and I all want to go. We have Sat night tickets and they plan to be in NYC on Friday and Saturday. I'm more flexible- arriving Thursday and leaving Monday morning.
---Tamara

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Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Sep 10 2009, 4:56pm


Views: 2850
I would love to see it

I'm rather flexible. Only for Friday I have to consult with gkgyver, we are planning a sight seeing day, so I have to see what the plans for that day are. I'm also around on Sunday, so I could go later, but I would love to be there with some TORn-sibs (some people who know why I'm hyperventilating while seeing some old piece of paper Wink).

Maybe when they are informed up-front they can put something together for TORn, maybe a bit more people allowed in (since we all know how valuable those pieces are and promise to be really careful with everything present Angelic).


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Sep 10 2009, 5:17pm


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I agree it would be nice

to see it with TORnsibes, but it seems a little unfair to me for TORn to try to circumvent the established signup process and snag all the slots when there are undoubtedly other people who would like to see it just as much as we would. I could see trying to get a few on each day, but not all of them. Maybe it's just me.

FYI, the planning group *did* discuss trying to organize groups for this, but with TORn people getting in at all different times, and having other things on their schedules, plus not knowing which slots, or spaces in slots, would be taken by non-TORn people, we decided it would be better to let people schedule themselves, or schedule small groups themselves.

Not saying you have to do that, I just wanted to answer Garf's question that is has already been discussed. Smile


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Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Sep 10 2009, 5:23pm


Views: 2956
Welcome!

It's great that you'll be joining us, Mary! I'll have payment info. soon. Smile


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Magpie
Immortal


Sep 10 2009, 7:02pm


Views: 2913
not just you

I could see trying to get a few on each day, but not all of them. Maybe it's just me.

It was actually make me pretty uncomfortable that we would try to do this. I think if people who tried to get in and were turned away caught on that TORn had snagged all the tickets, it could cause a lot of ill will toward the group and the site. And even though I'm one who will worry about what perfect strangers might think, I know quite a few people who will be at this weekend that are not connected to TORn so I might know close up and personal what they would think if they were shut out by our uber organized group. :-)

I think if clumps of people on their own want to try to score tickets, that's fine. But I don't try to score any on my account because I'm not going. I've seen enough of these manuscripts that I'm giving others who haven't seen it a chance.


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Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Sep 10 2009, 8:16pm


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Actually I saw it the opposite way.

By contacting them in advance, we'd be giving them the opportunity to say, "Oh, maybe there are more people who want to see this than we originally thought! And since they're already in a somewhat organized group, maybe we can schedule something just for them, specifically so that group doesn't interfere with or take spots away from people who aren't in that group." I was hoping that by giving them advance notice of potential hordes of TORnsibs, they could do something logistically to minimize our interference with everyone else who shows up on their own.

And Altaira -- this is the first I'm hearing that "we decided it would be better to let people schedule themselves, or schedule small groups themselves." If the "we" is our Yahoo group, did I miss some emails? I thought we were still intending to contact the exhibit people, or that someone had already contacted them and we were waiting to hear back.

Did anyone ever find out how many tours there are per day? I recall that the original announcement had an ambiguity about this.

In any case, I'd like to go, preferably with other TORnsibs. Gramma, thanks for volunteering to help organize this, and please include me on your list! My schedule is pretty flexible.



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Tamara
Rivendell

Sep 10 2009, 8:16pm


Views: 2963
Good to think ahead

While I agree that it wouldn't be cool to take all the spots for our group, by contacting them now, gramma might be able to find out if they would be able to provide more coverage for us. If the space allows for an extra group/guide, then we wouldn't prevent anyone from the general public seeing the papers and would still be able to visit with our TORnsibs. If they can't, then breaking up into smaller groups will be better...but at least the organizers THERE will know that a large number of us will be arriving over that weekend and can plan accordingly over the next month.
---Tamara

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Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Sep 10 2009, 10:10pm


Views: 2940
You missed some emails //

 


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Magpie
Immortal


Sep 10 2009, 10:30pm


Views: 2960
well,

I wouldn't have a problem with approaching them that way. "We have enough to fill all slots. Can we add some. But I'm not sure that's what was being discussed. It was simply, can we get them all because we have enough people who want to see them we can fill them all."

Matt Blessing is doing the tour guiding. He's one man. I'm not sure if he can do more. Perhaps someone can be added as a second tour guide. But I think Matt is someone we could be talking to. He's going to be more approachable and understandable about avid Tolkien fans than some random guy or gal at a college library. There may be reasons they can't add more slots and then we know. Or maybe our being so organized will convince he can fill more tours if they can be arranged.

I still think it's a mistake in multiple ways for all the slots to be filled - for whatever reason and in whatever manner - by TORn folk. But then, here I am where I usually am. On the side of caution and (over?) considering how it affects other people. I can tell you, if I were Random Q Jane going to the weekend thinking I might be able to get into this only to find that all slots were filled immediately by just a few people scheduling over a hundred slots.. I'd be pissed. It's like going to the community theater and walking into an almost empty room only to find every seat saved - 10 for every person present. I was there early. 80 people who weren't there before me have better seats than me. I actually had to stand in one performance where I was the 4th person in the room. Every seat was saved by just a few people. One or two people should not be able to fill 80-100 slots, IMO. And we would only do that if we KNEW 80-100 people from TORn wanted to see the exhibit. We don't know that. I don't. My husband doesn't. We're using some vague numbers accumulated for purposes other than the Marquette exhibit.


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Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Sep 11 2009, 12:09am


Views: 2937
Do we have to reserve tickets early?

Or is it a first-come, first serve thing?

Magpie is right though- a lot of people I know from LJ who are *not* part of TORn want to see these manuscripts, and they would be pretty angry if each slot was taken up by one website.

But surely the library understands that, with the RCMH concert that weekend, that the demand to see these manuscripts might be greater than usual?

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entmaiden
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Sep 11 2009, 3:07am


Views: 2939
I also don't think

anyone should be calling on behalf of TORN except senior staff or TPTB, or with their permission. I'm sure no one wants TORN to have a reputation that they used their name to go to the front of the line for tickets.

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WhiteLadyEowyn
Rivendell


Sep 11 2009, 4:20am


Views: 2963
Hi guys :)

Mr. Frodo and I are going to come to this if we can find a place to stay.

The decision was just made that we can go after checking finances, but they are still minimal at best.

We would like to stay with someone if we can, but - as I say, the money is an issue.

I feel like pulling my hair out.


Jazmine
Tol Eressea


Sep 11 2009, 12:00pm


Views: 2934
I'd like to see it

I'm fairly flexible over that weekend too!


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Sep 11 2009, 4:54pm


Views: 2910
Agreed!

I wasn't meaning to TAKE all of the groups, I meant that with as many people as we may have wanting to go there and if we coordinated tours, it would take that many! Mercy no... I don't think it's good form to block out all of the slots. That's not our style :) I just meant that notifying them about how many may come just from our lot would/could fill their dance cards every hour. It could be if they knew that, there could be more tours made available. That's all I meant.

Personally... I'd rather take my chances of getting in there as an individual than to chance any ill will.



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Sep 11 2009, 5:03pm


Views: 2934
Ah now... that makes a difference

I didn't know that Matt Blessing was going to be the only guide for the exhibit. That's amazing! His whole weekend spent sharing this unique collection.

That really explains the limited group numbers (for best viewing, I'm sure) and 1 group per hour (for a quality tour/visit).

I'm definitely just going to stick my hands in my pocketsssesssss and wait until we're sure how to approach this. I'll stand at the ready if I'm needed... but promise not to cry alligator tears if I'm not ;)

CHEERS ALL!



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Elizabeth
Half-elven


Sep 11 2009, 6:32pm


Views: 2926
Why not ask Matt?

Tell him the situation (60+ people from TORn coming to town for this) and ask if he has any preference about how to handle it (ranging from "first come, first served" to limited reservations, say, a few slots each day).

If there is a reasonable way to plan ahead without blocking access unfairly, why not do so? After all, we have reserved seats in the theatre. I don't know that booking some of the tour slots is conceptually different from that.





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Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Sep 11 2009, 7:03pm


Views: 2931
People can ask Matt questions right here on TORn

I've been pointing people to this thread on Main where Matt has been kind enough to visit frequently to answer questions. I recommend asking whatever questions one may have in that thread. I'm sure he'd be happy to answer.Smile


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Garfeimao
Rohan


Sep 11 2009, 7:03pm


Views: 3041
I believe it's like most museum exhibits

You either pay for or order free tickets, in advance, for a specific entry time. So yes, I'm going to try and plan for this, timewise, so I can make my schedule for the rest of the weekend. I guess it will be Sept. 15 before we can actually contact them regarding the tour times and the process for ordering a ticket, etc.


For everyone else, here is an open invitation for a few people to join me on a Travel Professionals tour of NYC. What's that, say you? Well, as a travel agent, I'm going to try to make the best of at least Friday morning by seeing some local hotels and restaurants. I've already made a 10:30am appointment to see the Ritz Carlton Central Park, which happens to be just a few blocks from our event hotel. I then hope to go next door to The Plaza hotel, then to walk up towards Columbus Circle and see the Trump Towers and Hotel. From there, I would like to have either lunch or afternoon tea at the Tavern on the Green. You need reservations for the Tavern on the Green, so I'll be making those shortly if anyone else wants to join me. You can google them and see there menus and get an idea of the costs.

Now, the Fordham Library at Lincoln Center is near all this, so it's quite conceivable to go there afterwards, and that is sort of my intention. See some hotels near Central Park, eat at the Tavern on the Green, then see the Tolkien Manuscripts that afternoon, then back to the hotel for a nap before our big shindig that night.


Is anyone game to act like a professional, or at least, be a tourist curious to see some of snazziest places in the Big Apple?

Peace, Love and Rock & Roll,


Garfeimao
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Smeagirl/Girllum
Gondor


Sep 11 2009, 8:53pm


Views: 2934
Tavern on the Green declared bankruptcy yesterday

NY Times article

Apparently they're planning to keep going until the end of the year, but you might want to make contingency plans.

Have fun with your "Travel Professionals" tour in any case. Smile



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Garfeimao
Rohan


Sep 11 2009, 9:38pm


Views: 3098
Very interesting

Sounds more political than economic to me. Either way, I've wanted to go there ever since it was featured in the original Ghostbusters movie.

Peace, Love and Rock & Roll,


Garfeimao
The orange stripey One

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Tamara
Rivendell

Sep 11 2009, 10:37pm


Views: 2903
My schedule is shaping up!

Thursday
(evening) - Possible 'officially sponsored' reception or casual meeting of those who arrive on Thursday (bought 2 tickets for myself and Overlithe64)
11:30 p.m. - Beecake concert, Joe's Pub, $25 (425 Lafayette St., NY, NY). Purchase online when available, or call (212) 967-7555.

Friday
(daytime) - Doug Adams book signing of his new book: "The Music of the Lord of the Rings Movies."
(evening) - TORn & friends gathering

Saturday
(daytime) - Sightseeing together
7:30 p.m. - FOTR Concert for Saturday concert-goers
(night) - After concert signing by Howard Shore & Doug Adams. Partying

Sunday
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Speakers & Presentations (David Salo, Colleen Doran and more) - location to be announced
- Exibits (John Howe & Colleen Doran artwork & more) - locations to be announced
(evening) - Informal gathering of anyone staying over Sun night

Now I just need to figure out this manuscripts thing...
---Tamara


Being a Steward of Harvard is almost as good as being Steward of Gondor, but I'm headed for Minas Tirith (New Zealand) in 2011!


Frodo
The Shire


Sep 12 2009, 7:14pm


Views: 2887
Mr. Frodo is definitly coming to this.

I do certainly hope WhiteLadyEowyn can make it as well. This is going to be a concert to remember.Smile

"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." Gandalf - Shadow of the Past - Fellowship of the Ring


weathertop
Rohan


Sep 13 2009, 5:04pm


Views: 2913
yeah who knows, maybe

he'll do a special 'after hours' tour for TORn folks...Angelic


Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Sep 14 2009, 4:03am


Views: 4599
----> Reservations to the Tolkien Exhibit are now open!

Reservations can now be made at the marquette.edu site.

As I mentioned in the 'Official Info' post, so far it seems like TORnsibs are gravitating to the mid-day exhibits on Friday and Sat (11 a.m., Noon). Since we haven't heard from Matt Blessing on the Main Board yet on more spaces, it would probably be prudent to try to reserve a space now. No need to reserve it at the times mentioned. Do it when you, and anyone you my want to attend with, can go.


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



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Loresilme
Valinor


Sep 14 2009, 4:04pm


Views: 2826
Ok, I'm in --

My schedule finally settled in. I'm not going to either of the concerts, because I have family care obligations and I'm unable to get away for an evening/overnight trip. But I'm planning on taking the train into NYC on Friday for the book signing and to meet up with the TORnsibs during the day! Looking forward to meeting everyone Laugh!

Heart Loresilme







grammaboodawg
Immortal


Sep 15 2009, 2:54pm


Views: 2887
Thanks Altaira! No organized groups are being scheduled by me

I was waiting to hear from Matt Blessing and some definitive information about doing groups, but it looks like it's not a good idea. TORn would most like overwhelm every time slot, and that wouldn't be right for non-TORn individuals trying to get to the exhibit as well. Also, given that Mr. Blessing is the only person giving the tours, the hopes of having more tours available are understandably slim. Mr. Blessing's tours will be, I'm very sure, informative, intimate and very inspirational.

I'm sorry if this is a disappointment for some who were waiting for their timeslots to be done by me or any other organized approach, but it doesn't seem feasible at this point. If things change, I'll let you know.



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"There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West."
~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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WhiteLadyEowyn
Rivendell


Sep 15 2009, 4:32pm


Views: 2820
OKay, Definitelly In

Mr. Frodo and I have secured a spot on the floor in the apartment of a friend who is moving to New York this week.

It was our only holdup to going, since neither of us could afford the hotel rooms.

But we'll be buying our tickets hopefully today. We know we'll have to sit in the very back somewhere, but at least we will be there!

Oh, and I will be coming to the Friday night TORn thingy. And we will be attending the BeeCake concert on Thursday. :)


weathertop
Rohan


Sep 15 2009, 8:07pm


Views: 2883
anything still available?

wrote something in the thread below.


Garfeimao
Rohan


Sep 15 2009, 8:13pm


Views: 2938
Good news

See you at the Beecake show on Thursday, and the meet and greet thingy on Friday night, and I'm sure at the concert on Saturday. This is going to be such fun.

Peace, Love and Rock & Roll,


Garfeimao
The orange stripey One

Cruise to Middle earth

My page in the Traveling Journal


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Sep 16 2009, 2:35pm


Views: 2936
I was finishing up the updated seating chart today

If you'd like to let me know where you'll be sitting, I can add you to it. No Problem is you prefer not to... it's just fun to see where we're all seated throughout the hall :)

I'm SO GLAD you guys are coming!!!



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"There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West."
~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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Patty
Immortal


Sep 16 2009, 4:53pm


Views: 2967
Just promise there will be pictures available...

somewhere, for those of us who can't come.

Permanent address: Into the West


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Sep 16 2009, 5:21pm


Views: 2915
Ohhh... fersher!

You can count on it :) Golly, I wish you could be there. *sad face*



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"There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West."
~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



TORn's Observations Lists


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Sep 16 2009, 5:22pm


Views: 2902
*wild applause* WOOHOO!!! Excellent!! :D //

 



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"There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West."
~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



TORn's Observations Lists


WhiteLadyEowyn
Rivendell


Sep 16 2009, 7:25pm


Views: 2912
I hope I didn't speak too soon

.. and jinx us. :(

When (and if) the tickets are purchased I will let you know our seats.


Laerasëa
Tol Eressea


Sep 16 2009, 9:45pm


Views: 2976
I just put my ticket in the mail

to my best friend who goes to college at NYU. She actually signed up on TORn with me the second time I signed up, last January, but it was more so I could have someone to sign up with, and she hasn't been on in over a year. But she's an awesome friend, and she'll be sitting where I was originally going to be! Not that that has to go on the seating chart...I was just happy that she liked the idea of going to the concert!

********************************
Traveling Journal Official Site

"....Here’s what I think. We can’t go around measuring our goodness by what we don’t do – what we deny ourselves, what we resist and who we exclude. I think we’ve got to measure our goodness by what we embrace, what we create, and who we include. " - Chocolat


WhiteLadyEowyn
Rivendell


Sep 17 2009, 4:41am


Views: 2833
w00t, Tickets bought

We are in orchestra level, Row B, seats 314-312.

This is WhiteLadyEowyn, Mr. Frodo, and Kenney, our friend

Can you add us to the chart?

Love lots
Jo


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Sep 17 2009, 8:56am


Views: 2885
Awesome!! :D Gotcha!!! and Thanks :) //

 



sample

"There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West."
~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



TORn's Observations Lists


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Sep 17 2009, 8:59am


Views: 2886
*sad hug*

I'm glad you found someone to take your tickets... but it's such a bummer. I'm glad you have your Friend going "for" you, though! Let me know her nickname if you both would like, and I'll definitely add her to the chart! Right now, she'll be L's awesome friend (or a variation to keep it short ;)

Thanks, m'dear



sample

"There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West."
~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



TORn's Observations Lists


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Sep 17 2009, 6:51pm


Views: 2941
*** UPDATED RCMH SEATING CHARTS 9/17/09***

Well... here's the updated seating chart for the Radio City Music Hall viewing on Saturday night... and it's getting fuller :D

I'd really love to put together a chart for our Friday Night viewers. So if you'd like one, please pass on your complete seat numbers either here or pm me, and I'll put one together.

I know these aren't high quality, and I hope they're legible. If you cut and past them into a word file, you can drag them out to make it larger. For our final charts (the week before the concert), I'll try to make them larger. It's funny, but when I open the file in "paint"... it's HUGE! But there you are.

CHEERS ALL!

RCMH Seating Chart with Name Tags

RCMH Seating Chart with NO Name Tags

RCMH Seating Chart – Just the list of names



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"There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West."
~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



TORn's Observations Lists


Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Sep 17 2009, 8:00pm


Views: 2855
Thank you so much

It is looking amazing.
Just seeing all those familiar names and than thinking we will all be in the same place at the same moment, it is still a bit mind blowing that it will happen.


ElanorTX
Grey Havens


Sep 18 2009, 12:13am


Views: 2894
still only 1% of RCMH

but spread nicely around to make a good claque!

Thanks for your patient effort, gramma.

"I shall not wholly fail if anything can still grow fair in days to come."


silneldor
Half-elven


Sep 18 2009, 12:39am


Views: 2912
Ha!

We are the 1%'ers. The rowdy outlaw gang of TORn.

Ba, ba, ba, bad to the bone...Sly

''What connects Nature to the spiritual, or requires the presence of the latter? In positive terms, as Alkis Kontos points out, when nature was still largely experienced as integral, alive and active, 'It was the spiritual dimension of the world, its enchanted, magical quality that rendered it infinite, not amenable to complete calculability; spirit could not be quanified; it permitted and invited mythologization.' And I would add, it still is and does.''
Patrick Curry-Defending Middle-Earth-Tolkien: Myth and Modernity - chapter: 'The Sea: Spirituality and Ethics.'

May the grace of Manwë let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manwë Súlimo













Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Sep 18 2009, 2:19am


Views: 2877
Payment Info for Friday night NYC Gathering

I just updated the "Official Info Post with the information below on the Friday night get-together, as well as lots of other new information and updates! Be sure to check it out. (posting here to reach those following this thread). Smile

7:00 - 10:00 - TORn & friends gathering/mixer. Three hours in a private room with all-you-can-eat appetizers and top-shelf open bar throughout. Trivia and more! Connolley's Pub, 121 W. 45th St. (1/2 mile from the Park Central hotel).

Advanced tickets: Adults - $52, Children under 16 - $19; At the door tickets (cash only): Adults - $57, children under 16 - $24
Send Paypal payments to RCMHmixer@gmail.com. Be sure to include a message regarding who, and how many, you're paying for. To pay by check, PM Altaira to make arrangements.



Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



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(This post was edited by Altaira on Sep 18 2009, 2:34am)


silneldor
Half-elven


Sep 18 2009, 2:54am


Views: 2867
And what about senior citizen rates *Pippin face*\\

 

''Sam put his ragged orc-cloak under his master's head, and covered them both with the grey robe of Lorien; and as he did so his thoughts went out to that fair land, and to the Elves, and he hoped that the cloth woven by their hands might have some virtue to keep them hidden beyond all hope in this wilderness of fear...But their luck held, and for the rest of that day they met no living or moving thing; and when night fell they vanished into the darkess of Mordor.'' - - -rotk, chapter III

May the grace of Manwë let us soar with eagle's wings!

In the air, among the clouds in the sky
Here is where the birds of Manwe fly
Looking at the land, and the water that flows
The true beauty of earth shows
With the stars of Varda lighting my way
In all the realms this is where I stay
In the realm of Manwë Súlimo













ElanorTX
Grey Havens


Sep 18 2009, 3:15am


Views: 2868
help for travellers, please

Could some locals give us estimates of travel time

from ParkCentral Hotel to RCMH by foot

from hotel to panel site by ?

between hotel to Fordham by subway or cab

between LaGuardia and hotel by cab a) weekday b) Sunday

I ask because Yahoo Maps and Mapquest give wildly divergent times for the last-mentioned. I hope to linger as long as possible without jeopardizing my plane flight. Maybe we can stake out a corner of the hotel lobby to congregate for sharing cabs, walking together, etc.

Also, what is typical mid-October weather?

Many thanks,

ElanorTX


"I shall not wholly fail if anything can still grow fair in days to come."


Tamara
Rivendell

Sep 18 2009, 2:24pm


Views: 2795
Still missing :(

Gramma,
Here's mine again!
1st mezz, Row C, Seat 604.
---Tamara

Being a Steward of Harvard is almost as good as being Steward of Gondor, but I'm headed for Minas Tirith (New Zealand) in 2011!


Garfeimao
Rohan


Sep 18 2009, 4:46pm


Views: 2802
got my confirmation

I got my Beecake ticket for Thursday night, Oct. 8 in the mail yesterday, and I got an email from Marquette confirming my Friday, 1pm tour of the Manuscripts, woohoo.

Now to pay for the Friday night party and then all that's left is packing and leaving.

Peace, Love and Rock & Roll,


Garfeimao
The orange stripey One

Cruise to Middle earth

My page in the Traveling Journal


Tamara
Rivendell

Sep 18 2009, 6:30pm


Views: 2792
1pm for manuscripts

Garf, all 3 of us got 1pm as well and our Beecake tickets also arrived yesterday. Things are really moving now!

Being a Steward of Harvard is almost as good as being Steward of Gondor, but I'm headed for Minas Tirith (New Zealand) in 2011!


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Sep 18 2009, 7:01pm


Views: 2859
Sorry we haven't responded yet

I don't know all the answers to your questions, but we are planning to post some travel tips for everyone, and we will include directions and estimated travel time and cost between the hotel and the official events. In addition, some folks have volunteered to organize some sightseeing events, and once we have those details worked out we'll post information about them, and they will include travel information.

The best way to travel to and from the airports is by taxi, and the cost is about $30-$40 each way. It is possible to share taxis, and soon we'll post a thread so people can share based on when and where they are arriving.

With respect to time to the airport, I would allow yourself plenty of time, because not only do you have travel time, you have to allow enough time to possibly check a bag, get through security and arrive at your gate. You don't want to cut it too close and miss your flight.

Mid-October could be fabulous, with bright blue sky and the color of the changing leaves. That weekend could be close to the peak leaf season, and Central Park will be ablaze with gold, red and green. Daytime temperatures might get into the 60s (F) but the nights will be cool, maybe into the upper 40s. However, it could also be raining and much colder - we'll just have to watch the forecast. We have had a fantastic September here in the upper Midwest, with 21 days of no rain, daytime temperatures in the upper 70s and lower 80s, nighttimes in the 60s. I'm hoping to bring that weather with me to New York!

Each cloak was fastened about the neck with a brooch like a green leaf veined with silver.

`Are these magic cloaks? ' asked Pippin, looking at them with wonder.

`I do not know what you mean by that,' answered the leader of the Elves.



NARF since 1974.
Balin Bows


ElanorTX
Grey Havens


Sep 19 2009, 3:04am


Views: 2864
Marquette called me today (Fri) to say that Saturday is full except for 9 am

which I accepted. There are still openings on Sun; I don't know about Fri.

ElanorTX

camp song:

I'll be yawning in the dawning
when the Big Ben gives his roar.
I only had ten hours of sleep
and I wish I'd had ten more.
I wish I'd gone to bed
when the sun was setting red:
then I wouldn't be yawning
in the dawning.
Laugh

"I shall not wholly fail if anything can still grow fair in days to come."


Sunflower
Valinor

Sep 20 2009, 1:14am


Views: 2866
Gramma and I are coming Sat 9 AM...

so you won't be alone, sibbie-wiseSmile


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Sep 20 2009, 1:22pm


Views: 2821
Wups! Thanks Tamara! *runs to chart* //

 



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"There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West."
~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Sep 20 2009, 1:24pm


Views: 2844
Oh geez... now it's getting exciting!! //

 



sample

"There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West."
~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



TORn's Observations Lists


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Sep 21 2009, 2:41pm


Views: 2908
##**** UPDATED RCMH SEATING CHART 9/21/09 ****###

 RCMH Seating Chart 9/21/09 No Name Tags

RCMH Seating Chart 9/21/09 with Name Tags

RCMH Seating Chart Name 9/21/09 List Only


Again, I'd be happy to put together a chart for our Friday Night viewers. So if you'd like one, please pass on your complete seat numbers either here or pm me, and I'll put one together.

I know these aren't high quality, and I hope they're legible. If you cut and past them into a word file, you can drag them out to make it larger. For our final charts (the week before the concert), I'll try to make them larger. It's funny, but when I open the file in "paint"... it's HUGE! But there you are. I've changed the layout a little so I'd use less abbreviating.


Hey Tamara!! I gotcha in this one, m'dear!!! :D





sample

"There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West."
~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



TORn's Observations Lists


Tamara
Rivendell

Sep 21 2009, 4:15pm


Views: 2828
More from Boston

Thanks, Gramma!
A couple more folks from Boston have tickets too:
HobbitDoreen and family: Orchestra GG , 301-305
Lurking Laurie and her son: Orchestra QQ 307 and 308

More and more!
---Tamara

Being a Steward of Harvard is almost as good as being Steward of Gondor, but I'm headed for Minas Tirith (New Zealand) in 2011!


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Sep 22 2009, 12:20am


Views: 2899
Matchmaker, matchmaker, look through your book

and make me a perfect match! *entmaiden pretends she can sing*.

As part of our organizing for the NYC Moot, we're finding that roommate matches have become difficult. So we're here to help! If anyone needs a roommate, or is looking for a roommate, please PM me and I'll post it here. We will keep all information anonymous until all parties agree to the match, and all financial transactions must be worked out between the roommates.

If you are looking to be matched, please let me know the following:

1. gender
2 do you need a roommate of the same gender?
3. Smoking/non-smoking?
4 Do you have a room, or are you looking to share?
5. Arrival/departure dates? (this is mostly relevant for sharing the cost of the room)
6. Is there anything else your possible roomie needs to know? ( eg. Do you wake up in the middle of the night and burst into song?)

So for your consideration, I have someone who is looking to share a room. This person, female, non-smoker, has a room and hopes to find a female roommate. Interested? Send me a pm and we'll see if we can make a match!

Each cloak was fastened about the neck with a brooch like a green leaf veined with silver.

`Are these magic cloaks? ' asked Pippin, looking at them with wonder.

`I do not know what you mean by that,' answered the leader of the Elves.



NARF since 1974.
Balin Bows


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Sep 22 2009, 2:23pm


Views: 2818
Excellent! Thanks :D

I was JUST NOW revising the chart so it'll be bigger and easier to see. *high five* Cheers, m'dear! and ThANKS AGAIN!

sample

sample

"There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West."
~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



TORn's Observations Lists


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Sep 22 2009, 4:44pm


Views: 2889
@*** REVISED REAL PURDY SEATING CHART 9-22-09 *** @@

Okay, That last chart is WAY too small and I've added some new names to this one. I've also revamped it so it will (hopefull) be easier to read. I'd suggest cutting and pasting it into a word file and then dragging/expanding it. I think it'll holdup to it without losing too much clarity.

Sorry for the constant changing. This will be the last one until that week of the *twitch* concert.

Cheers and Thanks Lots!

RCMH Seating Chart NAMES ONLY (revised, corrected)

RCMH Seating Chart WITH NAME TAGS (revised, corrected)

RCMH Seating Chart NO NAME TAGS (revised, corrected)

sample

sample

"There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West."
~Hug like a hobbit!~ "In my heaven..."

I really need these new films to take me back to, and not re-introduce me to, that magical world.



TORn's Observations Lists


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Sep 23 2009, 3:07am


Views: 2880
If

we round up to the nearest thousand, this thread is pure gold! Please know that I am with you all in spirit; can't wait to learn of the adventures, or misadventures even, of my TORn sibs!


WhiteLadyEowyn
Rivendell


Sep 25 2009, 5:48am


Views: 2847
pick me!

Smeagirl, Mr. Frodo and I will be there, along with our friend Kenney :)


Elizabeth
Half-elven


Sep 26 2009, 7:49am


Views: 2870
Avari revisions

Drogo is not coming, due to an illness in his family. However, the onetime Jordan the Discursive (her current nick here escapes me) *will* attend.

There are 18 of us altogether. I think all are onetime TORnsibs, though I'm incapable of mapping all the nicks old and new.





The Rohirrim, by Peter Xavier Price

Elizabeth is the TORnsib formerly known as 'erather'


CAhobbit
Rohan


Sep 26 2009, 8:30am


Views: 2821
Wow!

Nice! Though looking at the chart makes me see how far removed I am from everyone. Literally, there is no one around me for miles of seats. Wow.

Do not meddle in the affairs of hobbits for we can bite your kneecaps off!


House Stark

CAhobbit's flickr page

CAhobbit's myspace


Loresilme
Valinor


Sep 26 2009, 1:02pm


Views: 2852
And..... now Friday's out. But, looking at Sunday....

Well, my plans for Friday fell through and Saturday isn't very promising either. So now I'm looking at Sunday. What are folks planning for Sunday?

After sightseeing all weekend and partying into the wee hours Saturday night, will anyone have the energy to be attending the panel discussions which start at - *gaaaaah* - 10am?? Sure, 10am isn't early ... unless you've been up til 5am the night before ;-).

Or, is anyone planning Sunday as their 'downtime', maybe just hanging out at the hotel or nearby, before they leave for the airport?

For those staying, there's also a possibility (see post ) about a get together after the panel discussion...

Thoughts? Plans? Let's hear 'em .....

Heart Loresilme


(This post was edited by Loresilme on Sep 26 2009, 1:09pm)


deej
Tol Eressea


Sep 26 2009, 2:11pm


Views: 2848
Me too - I might as well be in the Undying Lands!

That's what I get for buying a cheap seat. Unsure


"...and back again."



Altaira
Superuser / Moderator


Sep 26 2009, 4:34pm


Views: 2854
Definitely planning on going to the panels

It's definitely going to be one of the highlights of the weekend. I think many of the folks who don't have to leave earlier on Sunday will be there. Then, we may have a picnic or get-together afterwards.

I'm bummed you don't think Friday or Saturday will work. But we'd love for you to join us on Sunday. Smile


Koru: Maori symbol representing a fern frond as it opens. The koru reaches towards the light, striving for perfection, encouraging new, positive beginnings.



"Life can't be all work and no TORn" -- jflower

"I take a moment to fervently hope that the camaradarie and just plain old fun I found at TORn will never end" -- LOTR_nutcase



TORn Calendar


Elizabeth
Half-elven


Sep 26 2009, 11:18pm


Views: 2820
Additional Avari attendees:

Nefisa5
Kementarí
Rain Queen
Houndrock
Asclepius
Sandicomm
...and a few more whose old TORn names I no longer remember!





The Rohirrim, by Peter Xavier Price

Elizabeth is the TORnsib formerly known as 'erather'


Elizabeth
Half-elven


Sep 27 2009, 2:06am


Views: 2790
Oh, yes: Auxerre, too.//

 





The Rohirrim, by Peter Xavier Price

Elizabeth is the TORnsib formerly known as 'erather'


Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Sep 27 2009, 5:37pm


Views: 2811
I plan

to attend the panels, hope they don't mind some drooping eyes. And after that, who knows what fun things will happen. I still hope a little get together for the 10 year anniversary of first day filming, but otherwise just hanging around with some sibs will be fun. I'll be in NYC until Wednesday, so I'm in no hurry what so ever.


Sunflower
Valinor

Sep 27 2009, 10:21pm


Views: 2846
Well

Status report on finding a place to stay:

Still unchanged. I have bought all the tickets and such b/v I refuse to believe that I will have to resport to crashing overnight in the waiting area of Penn Station,which is what I will have to do if nobody here is willing to take a forlorn longtime sibbie who is going to her first-ever Moot in.

Still, after weeks and weeks of trying, I have found no-one. Like I said, my money is so tight that I simply cannot afford the split a hotel room even 3 ways. And my U2 friend lives too far outside the City for this to work, even if he were going to be there, that weekend, which he isn't--and I won't have a car--so that's out.

I am taking the train down from Albany Friday morning, getting into town around 12:30, and leaving Sunday evening at 7. I REFUSE to believe this won't happen. I'm going to be down there no matter what--even I if I have to be kicked out onto the street by the police, and have to show up at RCMH all grubby--dressed in my best but still grubby. I really am only half joking.

You-all may think me absolutely nuts, but put yourself in my shoes and imagine you've been on here so long, never met anyone, and never heard the Score live....how badly I want this!

Of course *sigh*...nobody will even come to this thread and pay attention to this...but I really am starting to panic...


dernwyn
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Sep 27 2009, 10:36pm


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Do I REALLY want to bring this kid with me?

My "escort" for NYC will be Geeky Son, and I'm beginning to wonder if it's such a good idea.

Yesterday I mentioned that we might want to take in an activity after the concert, and he said:

"Sure, let's all go to Burger King and each of us order One Onion Ring!

With Sweet and Sauron sauce!"

You have been warned...

Angelic


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Magpie
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Sep 28 2009, 12:30am


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I love him already! //

 


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Sep 28 2009, 3:18am


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Ditto! :-) //

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Loresilme
Valinor


Sep 28 2009, 1:03pm


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Sounds good!

And maybe a meet up at the hotel first, if people are going to go as a group down to the panels. Also, there are people who are leaving on Sunday who won't be going to the panels, so it would be really nice to catch some of them on Sunday before they leave. And get those first-hand reviews of the performance while it's still fresh in everyone's minds!

I was wondering, the hotel.... is it one of those that has a big comfortable lobby, or a restaurant or two .... some place where people can congregate, other than their actual hotel rooms?

I'll go see if they have a website ....

A get-together afterwards would be really nice too, especially if the weather cooperates. The panels are definitely 'downtown' though, so that would need to be kept in mind. The building where the panels are being held, by the way, is spectacular ... if you get a chance, take a look at their website.

I am so hoping for good weather that weekend :-).


Loresilme
Valinor


Sep 28 2009, 1:16pm


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Sure, they're over at 2pm

That leaves time for a get-together afterwards, even for those of us who have to be home before evening. (Else we turn into pumpkins ;-)). Yea!

So you're staying in town until Wednesday --- niiiice! It's a great time of year to visit NYC.


ElanorTX
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Sep 28 2009, 1:43pm


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we do want you to come, Sunflower

It's just that juggling space, schedules, dynamics, etc., gets difficult.

In my case I wouldn't mind tripling with you, never mind about the money, but my roomie is over 60, the opposite sex, and not involved in the TORn activities. Surely someone will be able to come through for you -- please don't despair!

Do you have a sleeping bag? Could you triple on somebody's floor?

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Auxerre
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Sep 28 2009, 3:35pm


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I'll be there

With the "Avila" or whatever gramma is calling us!

And yes I'm a former poster, actually long-time poster, under another nick that you might remember....I was jords. Jordan the Discursive? Remember me?

Anyway, I'll be there. With the "wild ones"! LOL!!

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Auxerre
Rivendell


Sep 28 2009, 3:37pm


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The "onetime" JTD

*sigh*

Sometimes I think I outta just go back to that nick, since so many people knew me under it. When my obsession faded a bit, I changed my nick. Still love you-know-who, but not with the same insane fervor. Unimpressed

Yes, the current Auxerre, who is the onetime, one and only (hopefully) Jords will be there. Heck, I outta dig out my oaktag leaf nametag and wear it!!

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weathertop
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Sep 28 2009, 4:41pm


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fri night seats

Orchestra section F, seats 403 and 404

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weathertop
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Sep 28 2009, 4:44pm


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i would think

there are hostel-like places in NYC...i'll see if i can get my buddy to find them (he's usually good with this type of thing)


Magpie
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Sep 28 2009, 6:00pm


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there was an article in my paper yesterday about NYC

I don't know if you can view this article without registering. But here's the section on housing.

Penny pincher: a youth hostel such as L-HOSTELS at 1961 7th Ave. (118th Street) in Harlem, www.l-hostels.com or 1-212-222-3103. Recent price: $24 per night! The hostel is in a recently renovated building that was converted from luxury apartments; check out the rooftop deck. More info at "Hostel Handbook" (www.hostelhandbook.com) by Jim Williams.

Tight budget/big style: You'll like the vibe but might rue the size of the rooms at the Pod Hotel. Located on a shady and quiet residential street, the Pod blends into the other brownstones along the street; inside, it's like an ultra-hip dance club. The name is no accident: The rooms have iPod docking stations, but the rooms are also as small as bean pods. Price: as low as $100 per night. A bonus: There's a farm-to-fork-style restaurant in the hotel's sunny courtyard that serves tasty breakfast and lunch. (Rosie wtR talked about this and may be staying there)





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Sep 28 2009, 6:55pm


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Yes, I'll be staying at The Pod

It is a really cool place. But as said, the rooms are pods. Really small with a bed and hardly any room to fall out of bed. And a shared bathroom. But everything was really clean. Rooms with airco. And quiet (also something you won't find in hostels). It is one block away from the subway and only 15 minutes walk to Times Square (and even less to RCMH).

So for a place better than a hostel but cheaper than a hotel, I really recommend this place.


Rain Queen
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Sep 29 2009, 4:11am


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*waves*

I've been absent from TORn for awhile (at least a few years), but I'll be there, and hope to meet some of you! (If anyone remembers me)


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N.E. Brigand
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Sep 29 2009, 4:49am


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Actually it's less than four months

...since you last posted here.

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This week: "Of the Sindar".
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grammaboodawg
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Sep 29 2009, 10:29am


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*wild applause* HE ROCKS!!! Bwahahaha!! //

 


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Rain Queen
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Sep 29 2009, 1:37pm


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True...

But it has been ages since I've posted regularly.


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Ainu Laire
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Sep 29 2009, 4:24pm


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I'll be doing the cash-only at the door...

5 more dollars is not much more.

Am I also paying for the alcohol I'm not allowed to legally drink? Tongue Just giving you a hard time Laugh Can't wait to see you again! Wootwoot :D

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Sunflower
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Sep 29 2009, 4:34pm


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Itt;s not that,..

it;s just that I don't have more than an extra $50 total to spend on accomodations (Not dinner etc, that's seperate expesne..I mean, just the cost of a room.

Am in rush..wil post more tomorrow

And I don't have a sleeping bag, but could use a doggoned blannket and sleep "Fellowship" -style:)


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Sep 29 2009, 5:02pm


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*squeeeeee!* Now the party's complete!

*flying tackle-hug* Can't WAIT TO SEE YOU!!!

yeah... thinking of your going back to jordan-the-discursive would be so much fun!! But I really love that Auxerre person, too ;)


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grammaboodawg
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Sep 29 2009, 5:04pm


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*snigger* crickets in your corner, eh?

I know. There are a few of you out there in the boonies. *sigh* But that means you can be a blubbering idiot if you want and not have to worry about anyone noticing ;)


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grammaboodawg
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Sep 29 2009, 5:06pm


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Friday Night Seating Chart coming right up!

Even if it's just your lone little chair that's marked. I know there are several going to the Friday night show (WITH BILLY BOYD!!), but I haven't gotten any seat number but yours.

COOL! :D


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grammaboodawg
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Sep 29 2009, 5:08pm


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Thanks lots, Elizabeth!!

*runs to charts* THIS IS GREAT!!!

What an amazing collection we have. I'm SO looking forward to seeing SO MANY PEEPS!!!! :D


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greenearth_octobersky
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Sep 29 2009, 10:14pm


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LOTR Radio City Music Hall concert ticket available.

Hi folks,

Sorry to cross-post so much. Had trouble finding this thread.

I have a ticket for the Radio City Music Hall LOTR concert on Sat., Oct. 10.
Seat is in the 3rd mezzanine, F411 (near center).
$54.

It's a printable ticket I can send by email and I have paypal, so we could make a quick transaction to get the ticket to you ontime.

Please email if you're interested wsrw (at) verizon (dot) net


CAhobbit
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Sep 30 2009, 7:24am


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True....

except for the complete strangers sitting near me that have to hear my blubbering....hehehe. Wink

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Sep 30 2009, 11:55pm


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Double Bed Room & Ticket Available

Looks like I can't afford the NYC weekend after all. Deeply saddened. I have a lump in my throat just posting this Unsure But I have to wear my big girl pants.....

The ticket -- Section 2NDMZ3, Row B, Seat 301! originally $64, but I'll probably take anything over 10 bucks!
The Room -- 10/9 & 10/10 double bed

I'm not letting the room go until 10/2 because it would be way sweeter of me to just transfer it to you. PM me if you want either!


Magpie
Immortal


Oct 1 2009, 3:28am


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Google Maps

I checked into how to do a 'personalized' Google map.

Go to maps: http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&tab=wl

click on My Maps.

Then click on 'Create a New Map'.

Name it, add some description if you like, and click Saved.

Then you can do a search for a location like Park Central Hotel New York. Click on the 'map pin' icon (either in the results on the left or on the map itself) for the item you want to add. A pop up window will appear. On that pop up window, click ''Save to My Maps". It asks you which map you want to save it to. Chose the one you've just created.

You'll get a new pop up. You can click on the 'map pin' icon and chose another if you like. You can also write a description. When you're ready, click 'Okay'.

You can also find a tool in the top left of your edit window that looks a little like a lightning bolt. This lets you draw lines so you can plot out paths to walk or drive.

When you've added all the items you want, click 'Done'.


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Sunflower
Valinor

Oct 2 2009, 1:56am


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Well...

An update on my "housing" status...

Turns out that my "U2 Friend" might be staying close to home next weekend after all. I had mentioned this thing to him a couple weeks ago, and again last week when I was down there for the show, and he mentioned back then that I could stay with him, *if* he was there...we've been mailing and I told him about the problem I was going to be having getting to and from the City so late at night/early in the morning. (He lives in Croton-Harmon, about 20 mins north of the the City in no traffic.)
I also reminded him that he told me one of his kids goes to Fordham U., , where the Manuscript exhibit is going to be...kind of suggesting things without suggesting them...<g>.) Funny story...U2 played a little gig at the Fordham Campus back in the spring, and my friend was dying to go, and wanted his son to see if there was a way to get in. (It was students only.) His son was bored by the whole thing and said "Dad, you go," and gave him his ID....even though my friend is 50, they didn't even look at the ID (!) and let him in...

He's a really nice guy, so I trust he will work something out. Please, folks, cross your fingers, toes, tentacles, and other appendages that he can find me a place to camp in the City, or doesn't have a problem carting me to and from manhattan at early hours of the morning....

I'm going full steam ahead as if this is a given...and I am trusting in the power of prayer or goodwill or whatver...I believe in it...so folks, if you're a believer, pray this works out!

Thanks for the suggestion of the hostel, Magpie...and Eowyn of Penn's Woods. Of course I am still trying to wrap my brain around how I will deal with not being able to bring a camera into certain places and not having a car to stash it in...what am I going to do about that...I mean, they won't frisk you at RC will they?!

In the meantime I am printing out your maps and everything else!

So far: My schedule is:

--Friday night Mixer

--Saturday morning Marquette Manuscript Tour--9AM --I'm meeting Gramma and one other sibbie, then I suppose we'll hang around and wait for everyone else to get done and at noon we'll all haul out of there and go wherever? Any news yet on organized sightseeing? (I;d love to go to Central park and get a few pics of Pale Male and Lola, the red-tailed Hawks.)..
http://www.palemale.com (Probably the world's only celebrity wild birds. Pale Male is a NYC legend for the past 15 yrs--he's got his own website where people follow him and his dynasty daily (!), a TV special, a kid's book, the list goes on. Wonderful website.)
--Sat evening show, and anything after that. Possibly Beecake if enough are going.

--Sunday panels

Anyone going to these PM me 'cause I need a guide! OH well...we'll all meet up I suppose. Gramma and I can get lost together:)


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elentari3018
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Oct 2 2009, 3:37am


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Elentari3018-+4 =) We're in the 700s--

section 3RDMZ7, row BB, seats 701-705


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"And then Gandalf arose and bid all men rise, and they rose, and he said: 'Here is a last hail ere the feast endeth. Last but not least. For I name now those who shall not be forgotten and without whose valour nought else that was done would have availed; and I name before you all Frodo of the Shire and Samwise his servant. And the bards and the minstrels should give them new names: Bronwe athan Harthad and Harthad Uluithiad , Endurance beyond Hope and Hope Unquenchable.." ~Gandalf, The End of the Third Age , from The History of Middle Earth series


grammaboodawg
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Oct 2 2009, 6:35pm


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It's sounding more hopeful, isn't it!? :D

That would be so wonderful! We'll definitely be getting into that awesome tour at least!

Actually... I'm not sure what my plans are yet after the exhibit. I'm waiting for my roommates to finalize their plans... so don't anyone wait around for me! You might miss out!

All I know is that I really want to go on one of the Ferry tours... again, waiting for others to firm up their plans.

I think you've got one awesome friend there, Sunflower :) He's a keeper, fersher :D



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Colleen Doran
The Shire


Oct 2 2009, 9:09pm


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I will miss the moot!

I am so disappointed to find out about this Friday get together! I would have bought Saturday tickets. Alas! All the best seats were gone.

We're row NN seats 509 and 510. I will be there with my brother. I'll also be bringing some extra Legolas prints to my lecture on Sunday, as well as a one sheet list of recommended artists and books.

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Magpie
Immortal


Oct 2 2009, 9:52pm


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would you be ameanable

...to having that list published on the net or on this forum in some manner. There are lots of us missing the Sunday panels and I'm hoping that the information presented can be made available in other ways. I'm really hoping the presentations might be videoed and put on the web as podcasts. But if that doesn't happen then maybe we could get some of the handout material published.


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Colleen Doran
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Oct 2 2009, 9:54pm


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LOTR art recommended reading list

Absolutely. I will post it on my website blog when I get home.

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Magpie
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Oct 2 2009, 10:03pm


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Thanks. :-) //

 


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grammaboodawg
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Oct 4 2009, 1:16pm


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Excellent! :) THANKS!! //

 



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grammaboodawg
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Oct 4 2009, 1:19pm


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Ohhh... I'm definitely going to use this! Thanks! :D //

 



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