The San Diego Comic-Con International, the yearly mega-convention devoted to comics, movies, television, collectibles and popular culture, takes place this year from July 21-25 at the San Diego Convention Center. As usual, Tolkien fans will find a number of things to enjoy…
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, CBE, Oxford University professor, and author of the globally beloved fantasy epics The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, was born eleventy-seven years ago today, on January 3rd, 1892, in Bloemfontein in the Orange Free State, a British colony and a province of the Union of South Africa.
On November 16th, 1917 John Francis Reuel Tolkien was born to future Lord of the Rings author JRR Tolkien and his wife, Edith Mary Tolkien (née Bratt). He was their first child of four. Father Tolkien passed away in January 2003, while denying allegations that he had sexually assaulted a teenage congregant in the 1960s.
The Festival in the Shire, a conference, exhibition and fair celebrating the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, will be held in Machynlleth, Wales on August 13-15, 2010.
The event will cater to both serious Tolkien fans and the general public by hosting three separate events.