Alpherin, Starleaf by Feärine

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1. Alpherin, Starleaf by Feärine

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Articles about Tolkien events in Moscow and worldwide, a faerie tale adventure full of hopes, smiles and surprises.

A wonderous tale of modern-day encounters with Elves, faeries, and other creatures in our universe.

I travel a lot, and visiting Tolkien events worldwide has become one of my favourite activities. The adventures, the hidden treasure behind secret doors, and the courage to follow the path of awakening are all there in my articles about the places that I visit and people I meet.

Here are always the most recent entries followed by an impressive list of previous articles which might some day become a book or a magazine for those who love and care about Tolkien's legendarium.

A great adventure lies behind, while another one awaits.

Oxonmoot, a path through history, Sept 2019
Special feature: Interviews 

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Tolkien 2019, on the edge of the faerie, Aug 2019
Special feature: Interviews 

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First Tolkien-only museum opens in Moscow, Apr 2019
Special feature: Interviews 

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Prologue

“‘Not idly do the leaves of Lórien fall,’ said Aragorn. ‘This did not drop by chance: it was cast away as a token to any that might follow.’”

(J. R. R. Tolkien, “The Lord of the Rings”, 1954; Book III, Chapter 2: The Riders of Rohan)

  1. Story of the BNF Tolkien exhibition (coming soon)
  2. KaminKon 2019, at the welcoming hearth
  3. Oxonmoot, a path through history
  4. Tolkien 2019, on the edge of the faerie
  5. First Tolkien-only museum opens in Moscow
  6. More events

1. Story of the BNF Tolkien exhibition (coming soon)

2. KaminKon 2019, at the welcoming hearth

The KaminKon of 2 days filled with costumed parties is in the Northern capital, Saint Petersburg, the third largest Tolkien event in Russia (with over 300 participants).

The Sun is playing with the green of the leaves and the yellow and read is starting to appear on them when I arrive into St. Petersburg for KamiKon, presumably the 3rd largest Russian convention of Tolkiendili, in the Northern capital, as Saint Petersburg is called.

A journey that lasts around 4 hours on modern-day train from Germany (called “Sapsan” in Russian, a name of the falcone bird2, and very much like the German ICE steel birds) ends in the centre of Saint Petersburg, at the obelisk that commemorates the victims of Leningrad (earlier name of the city during Soviet times) in the WWII.

The clouds are darkening in the autumn sky as I ride into the North from the summer-felt capital, the warm at this time Moscow, far into the cold where the first snow has already fallen.

The air is fresh with the smell of the sea as the birds soar up high into the sky warming up.

There are unfamiliar to Moscow ear names like “Finelinery” (names that sound unfamiliar to Moscow ear like a memory from long lost times) and “Lakes” apothecary, and many buildings are adorned with lions or griffons. >>>

3. Oxonmoot, a path through history

Three days of homely gatherings, and talks and entertainment on the banks of Oxford waters and college grounds with around 100 people coming to honour Tolkien's works and his creations.

Among century old trees and ivy-twined walls is where the 46th Oxonmoot takes place, a gathering of the Tolkiendili known all over the world. It is a quiet city, and a calm one; for the streets are full of wanderers and the hearts full of joy. There are willows at the waters of the canal and the wind in the crowns of trees dancing.

I arrive a couple of days earlier and in the lodge I encounter Beregond, who tells me of the two events I couldn't quite put the names to: the Telerin circle and the Enyalië, of which I thought the first one was a game or a dance and the second one a song. It turns out the circle is about reading books lying in front of readers in the lap in the late evening of the 1st day, deriving from the name Teleri, or Elves, in Tolkien's legendarium; and the second one is the thing (although, like Beregond says, “there will be a song”), a custom of visiting Tolkien's grave from which the Oxonmoot in the Tolkien society arose in the first place1. Having visited many of those events he can say a lot about them, and yet when I ask about differences to the recent Tolkien 2019 he cannot compare for them being too different. >>>

Exclusive
 Interviews

  1. Beregond: Of the Tolkien events in Northern hemisphere
  2. One of the first Oxonmooters: Of the first Oxonmoot and how it changed
  3. Michael Towers: Of the tour of the city and the change in the hearts

Beregond: Of the Tolkien events in Northern hemisphere (published soon)

One of the first Oxonmooters: Of the first Oxonmoot and how it changed (published soon)

Michael Towers: Of the tour of the city and the change in the hearts (published soon)

4. Tolkien 2019, on the edge of the faerie

A meeting with the Elves in a short trip to Birmingham, a journey of adventure and joy with wonderful performances, dedicated reports and picturesque surroundings, over 5 days of Tolkien 2019 with surprises, authors, and stories.

Tolkien 2019 is a 5-day celebration of the author and his works that unlike the world renown and yearly Oxonmoot repeats around every 7 years (2005, 2012, 2019).

It encompasses Tolkien's works and their study in an atmosphere of many international communities visiting and relating stories of how they feel about Tolkien's legendarium. Among the events scheduled tightly on the full 5 days programme (4 and a half with a preambula, pre-event on the eve) there is entertainment, learning, communication, amazement, and creative work.

The workshops, Koffee Klatches, reports, performances and meetings all enroll an array of Tolkien lovers. >>>

Exclusive
 “Tolkien's Elvish stones”, a sequence of interviews

  1. John Garth: Tolkien biography
  2. Brian Sibley: Dramatization and cinematographic works production
  3. Dimitra Fimi: Academic perspective

Brian Sibley: Dramatization and cinematographic works production (published soon)

Dimitra Fimi: Academic perspective (published soon)

5. First Tolkien-only museum opens in Moscow

Museum of Tolkien fandom opens in Moscow with amazing trees of Valinor and life-size Ents. We have exclusive coverage of the Telperion and Laurelin sketches and are preparing an interview with key figures in Russian Tolkienology.

The Tolkien museum in Moscow has a unique position compared to other similar establishments abroad: it holds a history of several generations of Russian Tolkiendili, their dreams and their histories, in one place where anyone can visit them during exhibition times or other events held at the venue. More importantly still, this history is still alive.

On April 20, 2019 guests gathered at the building of library No. 154 in Moscow Tsaritsino district, well known for its parks and train lines connecting the city to the Moscow area. Moscow Tolkien museum was officially pronounced open. >>>

Exclusive
 “For our kin and alike”, a sequence of interviews

  1. Igor Khazanov, translator and scientist: Tolkien fandom in Russia
  2. Dmitry Godkin (Arthoron), Vescon (Moscow Tolkien convention) organizer: Event management
  3. Ira Allor, artist: Space decoration
  4. Alexandra Barkova (Alwdis N. Ruthien), writer: Literature perspective

Dmitry Godkin (Arthoron), Vescon (Moscow Tolkien convention) organizer: Event management (published soon) (Russian only)

Ira Allor, artist: Space decoration (published soon) (Russian only)

Alexandra Barkova (Alwdis N. Ruthien), writer: Literature perspective

 

 

6. More events

2. Mearvin, rune of Middle-earth

Shine of the runes and light of the worlds

How Tolkien creates and shines in our world and about a journey into his worlds. My reports at Tolkien meetings in Russia and abroad.

Shine of the runes

My reports about Tolkien's path, his meetings and joys, love and happiness, creativity and life.

Tolkien's creative rune (Russian only)
Russia, Moscow, Vescon's party
April 2020

Jewels of Middle-earth

A sequence of reports about Tolkien's love to family, friends and stories. About Tolkien's meetings, his creative work and rune.

Tolkien and war (Russian only)
Russia, Moscow, Vescon
February 2020

Tolkien's exhibition (Russian only)
Russia, Moscow, Vescon
February 2020

Tolkien's meetings (Russian only)
Russia, Moscow, Vescon
February 2020

Tolkien's universe

About Tolkien's mythology, his legendarium and events in our universe.

Birmingham and Oxford: two conferences (Russian only)
Russia, Moscow, Frodo and Bilbo's birthday with Vescon Tolkiendili convention
September 2019

Tolkien's mythology: past, present, and future
United Kingdom, Oxford
September 2019

Tolkien's mythology: past, present, and future (Russian only)
Russia, Moscow, Higher School of Economics Saint Petersburg, Vescon, KaminKon Tolkiendili conventions
November 2018 — October 2019

1. Tolkien's mythology: past, present, and future (Tolkien's universe)

Tolkien's mythology: past, present, and future (Tolkien's universe), Sept 2020

Insight into and "outsight" from the Tolkien's legendarium during a large period of time.

What is happening in it in the past, present and future?
What was, is and will be happening on this Earth?
What is it that we so much love about the reality that Tolkien described, and what do we want to see around us now and later?
Where and how will his books be read in the future?
What is the perfect way for us all Tolkien fans to meet each other and to learn about new interesting things in our world?

Looking with a smile at his sometimes sharp and piercing remarks and always finding something new about his works while peering into the magical world he had created — though mildly disturbed by world wars, changing "his house, his chair, and his college" (as we all remember from The Lord of the Rings Foreword).

 

 

A journey into the Tolkien's legendarium on this Earth and the events that happen around the globe when the adventure begins.

A leaf of star traces

Russian
 Альферин, Звездный лист Феарин

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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