Tolkien's works have inspired many people around the world into creativity. Of course, Wellington has a few people who have taken that to extremes, so it seemed an unnatural situation to me that we did not yet have a Tolkien Society or Smial here in town. With this group, we hope to correct that!
The purpose of this group is to bring together people in Wellington who are interested in discussing the works of Tolkien in an informal setting. There's no tests, no grades, no "inner circles of wizardry", and no necessity to memorise parts of the Silmarillion. If your only interest lies in gazing deep into the eyes of Orlando Bloom's version of Legolas then I'm sure we can accommodate that - however if you know the answer to whether Balrogs have wings or not, then we're the group to come to also. Really, Tolkien is the red thread between us all, and we're keen to come together and celebrate his life's works.
We propose to meet every two months, on approximately the last Sunday of the even numbered months. So, this year's schedule is as follows:
- February 26th, 2:00pm at the Embassy Cinema
- April 29th, 2:00pm at the Embassy Cinema
- July 1st, 2:00pm at the Embassy Cinema (*Note the new date!)
- August 26th, 2:00pm at the Embassy Cinema
- October 28th, 2:00pm at the Embassy Cinema
- December 30th, 2:00pm at the Embassy Cinema
I'm currently setting up a Welly-moot presence on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ as well, and in he next few weeks I'll be linking them to this blog. Generally, this blog will be the main page for news, although Facebook tends to carry a lot of our online discussions. Join them all, they're all free!