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Keeping the Fandom

Erethen
The Shire


Feb 11, 7:35pm

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Keeping the Fandom Can't Post

The publications are seemingly at an end, the movies finished, and the show seems to be still several years away. Sadly, it even seems quiet around these parts in recent years.

So, my question is this; how do you keep the fandom alive for yourself? Is it daily, weekly, once a year? How do you plan to keep it going in the future?

meleth,
Erethen


ange1e4e5
Gondor

Feb 11, 8:17pm

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I've been working with the Silmarillion Film Project headed by Corey Olsen. [In reply to] Can't Post

Link is here.

https://mythgard.org/silmfilm/

We're covering events in a roughly chronological order and currently on the first 260 years of the First Age, alongside a frame story centered in the Third Age.

I always follow my job through.


Otaku-sempai
Immortal


Feb 11, 9:22pm

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I've dabbled in RPG content. [In reply to] Can't Post

I've been writing home-brewed (i.e. amateur) content for The One Ring Roleplaying Game, though the game itself is currently out-of-print (but expected to be revived in the near future from another publisher).

#FidelityToTolkien


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Feb 12, 12:29am

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Is this a trick question? ;) [In reply to] Can't Post

It just happens! I mean... LotR and TH have been such a huge part of my life since I first started reading LotR in 1971 (when I was 19yo), that I really can't imagine my days without it in my head. So I've actually kept the fandom alive for 30 years (1971-2001) before FotR was released. I've just realized that February next year will be my 50th anniversary of discovering Tolkien.

So... what I do now is a daily post of TIME/BS, weekly Walk to Rivendell, occasionally sling drinks for Fiesta Friday, and drop a variety of topical posts when I can. I find that, as it is with every interest, you get out of it what you put into it. If you're content with a quiet distraction or escape, this is the place! If you like action and high-volume interaction, you already know what to do for that :)

TORn is so wonderful about keeping the home fires burning. There's always something to do, to share, or to discover.



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Ethel Duath
Half-elven


Feb 12, 3:02am

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Yes, oh yes. [In reply to] Can't Post

Heart



N.E. Brigand
Half-elven


Feb 12, 4:47am

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Mythcon -- July 31-Aug. 3 -- Albuquerque [In reply to] Can't Post

Mythcon 51: "The Mythic, the Fantastic, and the Alien"

Author Guest of Honor: Rivera Sun

Scholar Guest of Honor: David Bratman

I plan to attend!


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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dernwyn
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Feb 12, 5:43pm

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What gramma said. [In reply to] Can't Post

Yep. Cool


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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Feb 19, 12:29pm

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Are you mooting? [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm not doing conventions anymore; but I hope you run into peeps to share thoughts and topic with :D HAVE FUN!!!!




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Eärendil The Mariner
The Shire


Feb 29, 9:24pm

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The Tolkien community gave me some of the best people in my life [In reply to] Can't Post

I started posting at TORn back when FOTR came out, and soon after I joined the local Serbian community of Tolkien.rs (the forums are now not active anymore). I met my future (and current) wife there, and moved to Serbia to be with her. The community is still closely knit on Facebook and IRL, and we meet every year on the Professor's birthday in Belgrade, and continue our own traditions and friendships.

We have travelled to Sofia, Bulgaria twice now, for FOTR and TTT in Concert, with an amazing orchestra and choirs, joined by the soloist Kaitlyn Lusk, who was chosen by Howard Shore himself to take part in the original LOTR Symphony world tour, conducted by himself. We're going back again, for ROTK, on April 24th. Can't wait to put the Fellowship back, both trips were great fun and the concerts were amazing experiences.


dernwyn
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Feb 29, 10:46pm

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Wow! That is great! [In reply to] Can't Post

Greetings, Eärendil, it's been a long time (since April 2011, to be exact!)! So much has happened for you - it's true what Tolkien said, about being careful if you step outside your door! Laugh

And it's wonderful that you'll soon have been able to see all three movies in concert. Heart


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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Mar 1, 2:46pm

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Brilliant!! [In reply to] Can't Post

AWESOME!!! Give her a hug for me! :D




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(This post was edited by grammaboodawg on Mar 1, 2:50pm)


BOSW
Bree

Mar 2, 12:17am

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I Have To be Honest.... [In reply to] Can't Post

Apart from not having any more prime texts to look forward to, I'm very happy right now! I despised the Jackson movies, will never watch that Amazon trash, and for a brief moment it's like the days before 2001, a wonderful, if brief, stopover in Rivendell before the Goblins emerge from their mountains again.....

I've never had any use for "fandoms" - communicating with others who love Tolkien's writing is enough, without it becoming a "fandom".


(This post was edited by BOSW on Mar 2, 12:18am)


SirDennisC
Half-elven


Mar 21, 5:56am

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I try to use illustrations from the stories... [In reply to] Can't Post

... when making points in bible study groups and when saying sermons.


(This post was edited by SirDennisC on Mar 21, 5:58am)

 
 

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