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CFP: 18th Annual CSL and Inklings Conference

Call for Papers for the 18th Annual C. S. Lewis and Inklings Conference Theme of the Conference: The Fellowship of the Book: The Inklings in Community March 26th– 28th, 2015 Grove City College, Grove City, Pennsylvania Papers related to the works of C.S. Lewis, the Inklings, George MacDonald, and Dorothy L. Sayers are invited. The conference theme, The […]

CFP: Game of Thrones

CFP: Science Fiction and Fantasy: Game of Thrones (11/15/14; 2/11-14/2015) The 36th Annual Southwest Popular / American Culture Association Conference: “Many Faces, Many Voices:
Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture,” February 11-14, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Science Fiction and Fantasy Area Chairs of the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Associations (www.swtxpca.org) […]

CFP: The Hunger Games

The 36th Annual Southwest Popular / American Culture Association Conference: “Many Faces, Many Voices:
Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture,” February 11-14, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Science Fiction and Fantasy Area Chairs of the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Associations (www.swtxpca.org) invite paper or panel proposals: all topics related to the […]

Riddles in the Dark Postgame Episode 4

Audio Episode The Tolkien Professor Corey Olsen and co-hosts Dave Kale and Trish Lambert happily wade into the material that has been released in the media about The Hobbit: The Battle of the [sic] Five Armies.

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REPLAY: Tolkien and Halloween

Get yourself pumped up for Halloween by listening to The Tolkien Professor Corey Olsen, Dave Kale, Laura Berkholtz and George Naylor talk about the spooky side of Tolkien’s works. This was part of a day-long Halloween celebration sponsored by Middle-earth News in 2011. Download audio

CFP: Short Stories for all-woman Lovecraft anthology

She Walks in Shadows, the first all-woman Lovecraft anthology, will hold an open submissions period from November 15, 2014 to December 15, 2014. DO NOT SEND STUFF BEFORE THAT DATE. Submit short stories inspired by the work of Lovecraft that focus on a woman or female deity. It may be a character from Lovecraft’s work […]

Riddles in the Dark Postgame Episode 3

Audio Episode Video Version LEGO announced its sets for the third Hobbit movie. Predictably, Tolkien Professor Corey Olsen went to town on them with the support of co-hosts Dave Kale and Trish Lambert. Good times.

Quite a List: Mythmoot III Presenters

Presenters at Mythmoot 3 held on January 10 and 11, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland have been announced. The number of presentations at Mythmoot III is double the number at Mythmoot II, and the array of interesting and engaging topics is even richer.  Check out some or all of the paper summaries, along with a bit […]

“Heraldry of Heaven” – Free Lecture on C.S. Lewis and “Sehnsucht”

C. S. Lewis used the German term sehnsucht to describe an inconsolable yearning, “an unsatisfied desire which is itself more desirable than any other satisfaction.” Mythgard faculty member Sørina Higgins offered observations about Lewis and sehnsucht in a bonus lecture entitled “The Heraldry of Heaven: The Development of Sehnsucht in the Writings of C. S. […]