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Moot in NYC when the Tolkien exhibit comes to the Morgan Library?



Annael
Half-elven


Jul 4 2018, 6:07pm


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Moot in NYC when the Tolkien exhibit comes to the Morgan Library?

It arrives near the end of January 2019; looks like they usually keep their exhibits for three months. I was planning on visiting my niece in Brooklyn sometime in March, but no firm plans yet; would be great to work in a Moot.

I am a dreamer of words, of written words. I think I am reading; a word stops me. I leave the page. The syllables of the words begin to move around The words take on other meanings as if they had the right to be young.

-- Gaston Bachelard

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NARF and member of Deplorable Cultus since 1967


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jul 6 2018, 1:48am


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Weather will be better in March

I'm waiting to see the beginning and ending dates. Once we have that information we can work on a Moot.
Flights can be tricky in January and February with winter weather, so my preference would be March - might still be cold, but less likely people are stranded.


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jul 11 2018, 4:11pm


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Dates published - January through May

If we are targeting March, I would avoid the weekend of March 16-17. That's St Patrick's Day weekend and the city will be packed.
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Annael
Half-elven


Jul 17 2018, 3:33pm


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My niece wants me to come for Easter

if that works for anyone else?

I am a dreamer of words, of written words. I think I am reading; a word stops me. I leave the page. The syllables of the words begin to move around The words take on other meanings as if they had the right to be young.

-- Gaston Bachelard

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NARF and member of Deplorable Cultus since 1967


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jul 19 2018, 9:48pm


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Will you be in NYC before or after Easter?

Easter is April 21 next year. Either works for me right now.


Annael
Half-elven


Jul 27 2018, 5:24pm


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I'll do a long weekend

looking to arrive Thursday the 18th perhaps.

I am a dreamer of words, of written words. I think I am reading; a word stops me. I leave the page. The syllables of the words begin to move around The words take on other meanings as if they had the right to be young.

-- Gaston Bachelard

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NARF and member of Deplorable Cultus since 1967


Annael
Half-elven


Aug 17 2018, 10:44pm


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arriving Thursday the 18th, leaving Monday the 22nd

Seeing "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" Saturday afternoon/evening (it's a two-parter), church at St. John the Divine Sunday morning, so will be going to the exhibit either Friday, Saturday am, or Sunday afternoon.

I am a dreamer of words, of written words. I think I am reading; a word stops me. I leave the page. The syllables of the words begin to move around The words take on other meanings as if they had the right to be young.

-- Gaston Bachelard

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NARF and member of Deplorable Cultus since 1967


squire
Half-elven


Jan 6, 5:45pm


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March 16 will see the Tolkien Symposium at the Morgan

I expect to attend Hammond & Scull's lecture on the show on Thursday, Jan. 31 and the Symposium on Sat. March 16, St. Paddy's Day be darned.

If folks are also putting together something in the latter part of April, Eastertime or so, I would certainly consider a third visit and get-together. The reports from the Bodleian premier of this show last fall have been tantalizing, with many saying the show repays a repeat visit or two.



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Annael
Half-elven


Jan 7, 6:15am


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Dernwyn is also interested

in a Friday pm/Saturday am moot at the library. I'm sure we could work a meal in as well . . . I'll PM all of you in a month or so about this.

I am a dreamer of words, of written words. I think I am reading; a word stops me. I leave the page. The syllables of the words begin to move around The words take on other meanings as if they had the right to be young.

-- Gaston Bachelard

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NARF and member of Deplorable Cultus since 1967


Annael
Half-elven


Jan 14, 4:35pm


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How does the afternoon of Friday, April 19 sound?

My other option is Sunday afternoon, the 21st.

The museum also serves high tea - that might be a fun thing to do before or after touring the exhibit.

I am a dreamer of words, of written words. I think I am reading; a word stops me. I leave the page. The syllables of the words begin to move around The words take on other meanings as if they had the right to be young.

-- Gaston Bachelard

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NARF and member of Deplorable Cultus since 1967


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jan 14, 5:02pm


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Friday is good for me!

That's "Good Friday", which we actually get off from work. Sunday is Easter, a busy day for me.

NYC is a 3-hour trip on the commuter rail, 2.5 on Amtrak, but the schedules look good for spending a long day there! Smile

They serve high tea? That sounds lovely!


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Lissuin
Valinor


Jan 14, 8:39pm


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Tea time!

https://www.themorgan.org/visit/dining

I wish I could do it all with you! If you decide on the high tea, don't forget to make reservations. Food is such a part of any Middle-earth experience, it would be a shame to leave hungry. Wink
Have a blast!


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jan 14, 11:09pm


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That sounds like fun!

I am working with some former TORNfolk on a visit, and I'm hoping to persuade them to choose this weekend. a.s. wants to come, which would be amazing, and maybe erather and nerdanel. It really depends on a.s. because she needs a friend to travel with her. Maybe I'll have to make two trips!Smile


Thor 'n' Oakenshield
Lorien

Jan 15, 1:54am


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I'm going on my birthday, April 13

Can't wait!

I love The Hobbit. Always will.


squire
Half-elven


Jan 15, 2:51am


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Friday or Sunday afternoons would be good for me

I'm hoping this can come together. I've met dernwyn, and erather/Elizabeth very briefly, in past meet-ups in the NYC/Boston area. But I'd love to catch up with some of the others you're in negotiation with! Let me know what turns out to work for most people.



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Annael
Half-elven


Jan 15, 4:22pm


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it's coming together!

Sounds like it's a matter of how many will make it, but it sounds like you, me, entmaiden, and dernwyn are in for Friday afternoon, and that's enough to start making serious plans!

I'm looking forward to meeting you, having enjoyed your posts immensely all these years.

I am a dreamer of words, of written words. I think I am reading; a word stops me. I leave the page. The syllables of the words begin to move around The words take on other meanings as if they had the right to be young.

-- Gaston Bachelard

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NARF and member of Deplorable Cultus since 1967


Kelly of Water's Edge
Rohan

Jan 15, 9:03pm


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Sadly, no good for me.

Can't get off work Friday and celebrating the holiday on Sunday, so unfortunately if it's not Saturday I'm out for the Moot if we're talking Easter weekend. I will get there at some point though!


entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Jan 16, 1:09am


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You and a.s.

can have an emoticon-fight CoolCoolCoolCoolCool


Annael
Half-elven


Wed, 5:04pm


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sorry

Saturday we have tickets for "Harry Potter & The Cursed Child," which involves both afternoon & evening shows. And tea, of course, is only served in the afternoon. Sounds like Sunday afternoon is not possible for most folks.

(People may still be able to get tickets to the play, hint hint)

I am a dreamer of words, of written words. I think I am reading; a word stops me. I leave the page. The syllables of the words begin to move around The words take on other meanings as if they had the right to be young.

-- Gaston Bachelard

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NARF and member of Deplorable Cultus since 1967


N.E. Brigand
Half-elven


6:34am


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And March 17 has a follow-up event offsite with more speakers.

March 16 at the Morgan
Speakers:
John Garth
Nicholas Birns
Christopher Vaccaro
Kristine Larsen
Leslie Donovan

March 17 at Baruch College
Speakers:
Jason Fisher
David Bratman
David Emerson
Kristine Larsen
Nicholas Birns
Robin Anne Reid
Janet Brennan Croft
Megan Abrahamson
Chris Vaccaro
Leslie Donovan
Chris Tuthill
Ryder Miller
Peter Grybauskas

Plus a performance by John DiBartolo and the Lonely Mountain Band.

I don't know if Birns, Donovan, Larsen, and Vaccaro are giving the same or different papers each day.

The Baruch event is coordinated by Jessica Burke and Anthony Burdge, who ran at least two previous conferences in NYC in 2015 and 2016. I attended the latter (where I finally met the most prolific contributor to the J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia).


Treachery, treachery I fear; treachery of that miserable creature.

But so it must be. Let us remember that a traitor may betray himself and do good that he does not intend.


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