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Saturday, September 4 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
363 days to go - can I get excited yet?

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On Friday 2nd September 2022, Amazon will release the first episode of the new Lord of the Rings TV series. Join Tolkien Society chair Shaun Gunner and his panel as they discuss their hopes, fears and expectations for the series - and answer the question "can I get excited yet"?

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Shaun Gunner

Chair, The Tolkien Society
Shaun Gunner is the Chair of the Tolkien Society. Shaun has served as the chair since 2013, and has worked to reshape the Society to be a more modern, more open and more international organisation. During Shaun’s tenure as chair, the Society’s membership has quintupled and now... Read More →

Speakers
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Una McCormack

Novelist
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Marie Bretagnolle

Marie Bretagnolle (she / her) is a French doctoral student whose work focuses on the illustrations created for British and American editions of J.R.R. and Christopher Tolkien’s Middle-earth texts. She is preparing her PhD under the joint supervision of Vincent Ferré, a renowned... Read More →
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Alan Sisto

Owner / Co-host, The Prancing Pony Podcast
I've been co-hosting The Prancing Pony Podcast for more than five years, with my co-host Shawn Marchese. We're fortunate to be a part of a vibrant Tolkien community, and are very humbled to have received the 2020 Tolkien Society Award for Best Online Content. We look forward to many... Read More →
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Marcel Aubron-Bülles

Marcel Aubron-Bülles is the author of thetolkienist.com, a specialist blog centering on worldwide Tolkien fandom, geekdom and research. He works as a freelance translator, journalist and writer and is the founder of the German Tolkien Society as well as a co-founder to RingCon, Europe's formerly biggest fantasy film convention. You c... Read More →
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Brian Sibley

Writer and broadcaster with a passion for fantasy, science fiction and children's literature. Dramatist of the 1981 BBC Radio serialisation of 'The Lord of the Rings' (also 'Tales from the Perilous Realm'); collaborated with John Howe on 'Tolkien's Maps of Middle-earth'; author of... Read More →


Saturday September 4, 2021 5:00pm - 6:00pm BST
1 - Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre & Online (Webinar Strand)