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TORn Amateur Symposium: Closing Date Reminder, July 14th

TORn Amateur Symposium

Jul 14 2013, 3:21am

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TORn Amateur Symposium: Closing Date Reminder, July 14th Can't Post

Closing Date is today for the 2013 Summer Section, the First TAS.

Just a reminder that today, July 14th, is the last day for submissions for this 2013 Summer Section of the TAS. Since we're all spread across different timezones, there is no specific time for submission and we will be flexible.

After the closing date, there is a one week reviewing period. During this time, we'll contact all authors that have submitted making sure any edits that are required are complete. We don't want to leave anyone behind, and thus *will* accept late submissions if you get in touch with us ASAP, but would obviously prefer if people could submit on time. Anything after Saturday 20th July will, unfortunately, not be accepted for this TAS. Authors will be able to check/edit their essays at anytime (again before 20th July), and we will send them a link to their essay as well.

However, if you cannot submit in time, do not worry - we are planning another Symposium in the autumn/winter and you can always submit your work to that Symposium.

A reminder of how to submit your essay:

1) Please submit your pieces via the TAS email address, which is tornamateursymposium@gmail.com
2) If possible, submit your pieces as Word or other document format attached to your email, rather than in the body of the email
3) PM to the TAS TORn account will also be accepted

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to PM (or email us).

On Sunday 21st July, the first TAS will take place. All essays will be posted by us (either in separate or joint threads, still TBD). All essays are hosted on GoogleDocs, so a link will be provided. There will also be an official TAS thread, welcoming everyone, and providing links to each of the different essays. The TORn TAS threads will then be opened for discussion!

A listing of the topics our members have submitted fascinating pieces about, to date:

"The Real Villain of The Hobbit - An Analysis on Greed." by Cirashala
"On the Communication Between Animals and the Free Peoples of Middle Earth." by Rembrethil
"The Battle of Five Armies - An Analysis into the Size of the Armies Involved." by Arandir
"The Physics of The Hobbit - Part One: Free Fall, Gandalf and the Balrog." by DwellerInDale
"Who Was the Original Owner of Orcrist?" by DarkJackal
"Would You Destroy It? A Look at the Corrupting Nature of the One Ring." by RangerfromtheNorth
"Sudden climate change or anthropogenic interference: An evaulation into the loss of a vast forest in Lindon and South Eriador." by DanielLB
"Concepts of Healing in Middle Earth as Illustrated in The Lord of the Rings." by Elaen32

"Intuition in the Lord of the Rings." by Lothwen

On Sunday 4th August, there will be a follow-up feedback thread. As part of the Symposium structure, we are always interested in ideas on what can (or should) be done, and what may or may not have worked. Feel free to tell us what you thought about the structure of the Symposium, and any problems you experienced through this process. We will also tell you about the next TAS and provisional dates.

We're really looking forward to this, and we hope you are too! We have great essays in, and look forward to the discussions that will arise.

The TAS Team
(Elaen, Brethil and Daniel)


Jul 18 2013, 6:28am

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Exciting set of papers- congrats to all involved! [In reply to] Can't Post


Disclaimers: The words of noWizardme may stand on their heads! I'm often wrong about things, and its fun to be taught more....

"nowimė I am in the West, Furincurunir to the Dwarves (or at least, to their best friend) and by other names in other lands. Mostly they just say 'Oh no it's him - look busy!' "
Or "Hold off! unhand me, grey-beard loon!"


Jul 18 2013, 6:30am

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Thanks No Wiz!!// [In reply to] Can't Post


Coming soon!- The first TORn Amateur Symposium, starts Sunday 21st July in the Reading Room. Closing date for essay submission Sunday 14th July, but even if you don't submit, join us for some interesting discussion on some different and personal ways of looking at Tolkien's work

TORn Amateur Symposium

Jul 18 2013, 7:27pm

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Thanks Furincurunir! We are very excited to present everyone's work! Its wonderful! // [In reply to] Can't Post


TORn Amateur Symposium

Jul 18 2013, 8:35pm

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We can also now confirm the running order of events for TAS! [In reply to] Can't Post

- The Physics of Middle Earth Sunday, July 21st

The Physics of The Hobbit: Part 1: Free Fall, Gandalf and the Balrog, by DwellerInDale

The Physics of The Hobbit: Part 2: Goblin Town, by DwellerInDale

- Fauna of Middle Earth Monday, July 22nd

Models of Dragon Ontology, by RJ

On the communication between animals and the free peoples of Middle Earth, by Rembrethil

TBC, by Elizabeth

- The Geography of Middle Earth Tuesday, July 23rd

Fallin into untended age: Ithilien as a post-pastoral land, by squire

Sudden climate change or anthropogenic interference? An evaluation into the loss of a vast forest in Lindon and South Eriador, by DanielLB

- The Hobbit Topics Wednesday, July 24th

The Real Villain of The Hobbit - An Analysis on Greed, by Cirashala

The Battle of Five Armies - An analysis into the size of the armies involved, by Arandir

- The Lord of the Rings Topics Thursday, July 25th

Would You Destroy It? A Look at the Corrupting Nature of the One Ring, by Rangerfromthenorth

Concepts of healing in Middle Earth as illustrated in The Lord of the Rings, by elaen32

Intuition in The Lord of the Rings, by Lothwen

- The Silmarillion Topics to post Friday, July 26th

The Silmarillion as Awakening to the "Real World" and Adulthood, by Telain

Who was the original owner of Orcrist?, by DarkJackal

TORn Amateur Symposium

Jul 19 2013, 7:31pm

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Watch this space! // [In reply to] Can't Post


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