Ladies and gentlemen, girls and boys– The riddles have been asked. The conundra have been posed. It is now time for you to see if you can outguess Tolkien Professor Corey Olsen (and his Riddles in the Dark co-hosts) about Peter Jackson will unfold The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug. If you do outguess Corey, you […]
The spotlight falls on the second of our three VIP creative artists who will be with us at Mythmoot II: Back Again, December 14 and 15 in Baltimore, Maryland. Jef Murray Jef Murray (www.JefMurray.com) is an internationally known artist, author, and illustrator. His paintings, sketches, and writings appear in fantasy publications and cultural journals (Amon […]
We are pleased to spotlight the first of three VIP creative artists who will be with us at Mythmoot II: Back Again, December 14 and 15 in Baltimore, Maryland. Ted Nasmith Ted is a widely published illustrator of Tolkien and other fantasy fiction, and a long time Tolkien Society member. He is also an accomplished […]
Dr. Amy H. Sturgis “Catches Fire” in her latest video, which focuses on The Hunger Games.
A look at the first movie extended edition and more material for the second movie on Riddles in the Dark! In Dave’s absence, Corey Olsen and Trish Lambert talk about the highlights of the extended edition of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. But first they warm up by considering some additional material for The Hobbit: […]
Contributions are sought for an edited collection titled Tales After Tolkien: Medievalism and Genre in the Twenty-First Century. The collection explores the ways popular genres engage with the history and literature of the Middle Ages, and with the very idea of ‘the medieval.’ What are the intersections of medievalism and genre in modern popular culture? The […]
Fall 2013 course pack recordings are available for purchase today.
There is literally and literarily something for everyone in the paper sessions at Mythmoot II, taking place December 13 – 15 at the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. Scholars and fans are coming to the conference from all over the world to talk Tolkien and other topics during this weekend full […]
Corey Olsen, Dave Kale, and Trish Lambert take on the flood of information release by Peter Jackson and Company following the live fan event held around the world. A look at the latest trailer for The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug as well as scrutiny of posters and Jackson’s video blog. And controversy! There is a […]
Corey Olsen, Dave Kale, and Trish Lambert continue to consider the “fringe characters” in The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug. Using recently unveiled Lego sets for the second movie of the trilogy, our spunky co-hosts attempt to figure out how characters who either are not in the book or have very minor roles in the written […]