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Coming to DC and Chicago in May

Annael
Half-elven


Feb 22 2007, 4:11pm

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I'll be in DC May 19-21 and and then visiting Entmaiden in Chicago May 21-24. Entmaiden has suggested that we might make a pilgrimage to Marquette University for a day to see the Tolkien archives. I know there are quite a few TORnadoes in the area; anyone able to take off a day in the middle of the week to play? I'll have less free time in DC (there for a nephew's graduation from law school and to visit my new grand-nephew!) but maybe could have dinner.

NARF and member of Deplorable Cultus since 1967


Force of Hobbit
Registered User


Feb 22 2007, 9:35pm

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I would love to meet up with you! [In reply to] Can't Post

I work in DC and live just outside of the city. Email me when you know more about your itinerary....

Smile




Never trust anything that can think for itself if you canít see where it keeps its brain

ó J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets, 1999


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Patty
Immortal


Feb 22 2007, 9:57pm

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Pretty sure I and the Mr. will be there... [In reply to] Can't Post

almost a certainty.

Welcome to Rivendell, Patty Baggins


entmaiden
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Feb 23 2007, 12:08am

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Another possible outing [In reply to] Can't Post

is to Wheaton College in the western suburbs. There's a bunch of Tolkien archives there, including the desk he used to write The Hobbit. Lots of CS Lewis archives, too.

In addition to the Tolkien activities, Chicago is a great town to visit and late May is great for weather.

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


wolfranger
Bree


Mar 2 2007, 9:49pm

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I live in Chicago! [In reply to] Can't Post

Sometimes, anyway. I will, in fact, be living there in late May. So keep us posted! I haven't actually ever been to either Wheaton or Marquette. Shame on me.

"The progress of evolution from President Washington to President Grant, was alone evidence enough to upset Darwin." Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams.


Annael
Half-elven


Mar 16 2007, 6:53pm

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plans are made [In reply to] Can't Post

arriving DC afternoon of Friday May 18th, staying at the Bloomington Inn; Saturday is pretty free; Sunday is family thing (nephew graduating from Georgetown Law), then flying away Monday.

Arriving Chicago noonish Monday May 21, staying at the Marriot on Michigan, leaving Thursday morning, putting myself entirely in Entmaiden's hands!

Only a real man would dare do his morning power walk in a puffy shirt.


NARF and member of Deplorable Cultus since 1967

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Patty
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Mar 21 2007, 8:09am

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We'll see you two there.. [In reply to] Can't Post

but will only be staying over one night.

Welcome to Rivendell, Patty Baggins


Patty
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Mar 23 2007, 8:04am

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Trying to decide which day/night to come... [In reply to] Can't Post

because we are the transportation to and from work for my son. I had somehow or other thought you were doing a weekend, but we'll need to try to make arrangements for him to his job.

At home, amongst the Mallorn trees.


Magpie
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Mar 23 2007, 2:14pm

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The archivist at Wade Center, Wheaton College... [In reply to] Can't Post

...is a big Tolkien fan (I met her at the Marquette Conference). Her name is Laura Schmidt and be sure to contact her if you're considering visiting. She loves to see other Tolkien fans.

If you can't get a work email contact for her (from the college's website somewhere) PM me and I'll give you her private email.





bluepilgrim
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Mar 30 2007, 8:38pm

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DC, eh? [In reply to] Can't Post

Just another plug for our DC group if you're not already in it :-)

DC Ringers: The Fellowship of the Beltway

http://lotr.meetup.com/5

or

http://groups.yahoo.com/5


We're going to the Trilogy Festival in Arlington en masse. Always a good time. Newbies most welcome!


Annael
Half-elven


Apr 10 2007, 8:46pm

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BREAKING NEWS - TRIP CANCELLED [In reply to] Can't Post

financial reasons force me to cancel this trip. Sorry, all.

If you see a whole thing - it seems that it's always beautiful. Planets, lives . . . But up close a world's all dirt and rocks. And day to day, life's a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern.
- Ursula Le Guin

NARF and member of Deplorable Cultus since 1967

 
 

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