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**Happy TORniversary!** TORn Moots - Past and Present

deej
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Apr 24 2009, 6:04pm


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I am very happy to be participating in TORn's 10th Anniversary celebrations. One of the best things that i've gotten from this site is the chance to meet so many of you, and to have some of those meetings turn into dear friendships.

TORn Moots, or a gathering of TORn-sibs, have taken place since TORn's inception, and in every corner of the world. We come together to celebrate movie premieres, book releases, symphonies, costume & prop exhibitions, conventions, art exhibits, or just the fact that a few of us are in the same area! Really, just put a few TORn-sibs in a room together, and we'll make our own celebration.

Before I share my own Moot experiences, i'd like to invite you all to share yours as well. Photos are appreciated, but please remember to follow TORn's Posting Guidelines.

1) - What was your first Moot?
2) - What was your first impression of the 'sibs you met? Were they just as you imagined them to be, or completely different from their online persona?
3) - What was your most memorable Moot?

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My first (and most memorable) Moot experience happened in June, 2004. I was fairly new to TheOneRing.net, having only discovered the site the previous September. I found out, through the site, that there was going to a performance of Lord of the Rings music, conducted by Howard Shore himself in Atlanta. And as an added bonus, Alan Lee was going to be in town for a conference! One of the Atlanta 'sibs, shuya, had even offered to put a few of us up at her house. Which is pretty gutsy considering that we hadn't met each other!

I drove down to Atlanta with 3 other 'sibs - again, I hadn't met them before the trip - and met up with shuya and a few other 'sibs at her place. I know that Ringers Rock (exactly as I had imagined) was there, as well as Wolfy (very quiet), and WhiteLadyEowyn (with her sister). I think Lilberr was there, too (they say the memory is the first to go with age!). I remember the dinner that Frodo-esque put together, and all of the other folks I had only exchanged emails with up to that point: Foehelm (who was SO quiet, and not at all like he was online!), Eomers_Woman, Elf Princess of Lorien, Eowyn Wannabe, Lilia, and so many others. Many of whom i'm still in contact with to this day.

I remember getting to meet Alan Lee - such a gentle, sweet man - and having him sign my 50th anniversary edition of 'LotR'. And I remember the symphony, and going through a lot of tissues! And most of all I remember being so happy that I finally had the chance to spend time with people that loved Tolkien and the films as much as I did.



In fact, I met so many great folks in Atlanta, that I decided to move here in 2005.

Since that great weekend 5 years ago, i've gotten to attend Moots all over the US - more symphonies, the LotR Exhibitions in Boston and Indianapolis, book signings for Alan Lee and Sean Astin, Trilogy Tuesday, DragonCon, San Diego ComicCon, Tolkien's Maps in Chicago, seeing 'FotR' at the Embassy in Wellington, lunch at the Eagle and Child in Oxford with Jazmine and her hubby - and am looking forward to many, many more.

A few more Moot photos

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Now it's your turn....


"...and back again."



(This post was edited by deej on Apr 24 2009, 6:06pm)

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**Happy TORniversary!** TORn Moots - Past and Present deej Send a private message to deej Apr 24 2009, 6:04pm
    Disregard that last link to photos.... deej Send a private message to deej Apr 24 2009, 6:19pm
    My first Moot entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Apr 24 2009, 6:23pm
    Meeting Altaira. Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Apr 24 2009, 7:20pm
    Mooty goodness Garfeimao Send a private message to Garfeimao Apr 24 2009, 7:29pm
    meeting "internet" people for the first time! Luthien Rising Send a private message to Luthien Rising Apr 24 2009, 7:38pm
        oooooo, the infamous wine and cheese party!! a.s. Send a private message to a.s. Apr 24 2009, 11:14pm
        Marquette was my first moot as well, Nerdanel Send a private message to Nerdanel Apr 26 2009, 1:18am
            That was so much fun entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Apr 26 2009, 1:46am
                thanks (everyone) for the Marquette pics!! a.s. Send a private message to a.s. Apr 26 2009, 2:06am
                In your last photo N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Apr 26 2009, 4:41am
                    Thanks - I'll update that entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Apr 26 2009, 12:52pm
    My first Moot kind of didn't happen... the rest have been mini Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Apr 24 2009, 8:44pm
    My first TORn Moot... Ainu Laire Send a private message to Ainu Laire Apr 24 2009, 10:00pm
    There are a few moots that are dear to me silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Apr 24 2009, 11:50pm
    Our first moot. Alcarcalime Send a private message to Alcarcalime Apr 25 2009, 12:06am
    Wellingmoot 2005 Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Apr 25 2009, 4:41am
        That was such a wonderful weekend. Kimi Send a private message to Kimi Apr 25 2009, 7:13am
            Indeed! / Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Apr 25 2009, 7:31pm
    No Moots, but a few meetings! weaver Send a private message to weaver Apr 25 2009, 4:59am
    Many meetings MrCere Send a private message to MrCere Apr 25 2009, 5:57am
        I found a cooler link! MrCere Send a private message to MrCere Apr 25 2009, 6:20am
    East meets West ringers rock! Send a private message to ringers rock! Apr 25 2009, 8:14pm
    Memorable Moots! Greenwood Hobbit Send a private message to Greenwood Hobbit Apr 25 2009, 10:22pm
    Moots Saelind Send a private message to Saelind Apr 26 2009, 2:07am
    MOOTS!! Chicago Map Moot and Mythcon 2008 a.s. Send a private message to a.s. Apr 26 2009, 2:14am
        The Map Moot was pretty great. deej Send a private message to deej Apr 26 2009, 4:31pm
    Meeting and mooting. N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Apr 26 2009, 5:50am
        I remember how entmaiden Send a private message to entmaiden Apr 26 2009, 12:58pm
        Not sure if we actually met sevilodorf Send a private message to sevilodorf Apr 26 2009, 3:50pm
            I thought you might be. N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Apr 26 2009, 7:10pm
        small correction Saelind Send a private message to Saelind Apr 28 2009, 2:58am
    Arriving unfashionably late... GaladrielTX Send a private message to GaladrielTX Apr 27 2009, 5:32pm
    Hmm, I think I might be getting old Draupne Send a private message to Draupne Apr 27 2009, 7:46pm
    My only moot so far has been Deej's "most memorable" one -- Aerin Send a private message to Aerin Apr 27 2009, 10:24pm
    Tie: Return of the One Party and the ORC Tamara Send a private message to Tamara Apr 29 2009, 7:47pm
        Absolutely! deej Send a private message to deej Apr 29 2009, 8:10pm

 
 
 

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