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Eä Tolkien Society Meeting Notes for August 20th, 2022

by Hawke published Aug 15, 2022 11:50 PM, last modified Nov 19, 2022 10:14 AM
Ea Tolkien Society Smial, an official chapter of the U.K. Tolkien Society. Monthly meeting notes.

Notes from the meeting are below. Hawke will post these to the website, where the Jitsi and Youtube links will be for those wanting to join or watch. 

1.      Attended: Gary, Anthony, Hawke, Brian, Chris

2.      Review of Tolkien Moot XVIII and Tolkien Society Meeting July

a.      Role-playing module “Escape from Numenor”

                                                    i.     Why this story arc

                                                   ii.     Feedback

b.      The village dilemma: helping others when it’s inconvenient

c.      Brenton Dickieson as our panel discussion guest

3.      Oxonmoot comes in September


4.      Rings of Power series

a.      Final thoughts before it comes out

b.      Trailer:

c.      Watchparty will be organized  (Brian to send out email with ideas for time)

5.      Reference to creativity book by John Cleese (similar to Inklings process)

6.      Shawn Marchese leaving Prancing Pony Podcast

7.      Embracer news of acquiring Middle-earth Enterprises

8.      Tolkien Letter 203

a.      Allegory vs. applicability

b.      Orcs are not communists

9.      Tolkien Letter 204

a.      Problems with placenames for the Swedish translation of LOTR (abbreviated L.R. by Tolkien)

b.      The need for a name index, and a guide for translation

10.   Transition from peers of Tolkien to the direct Influences on JRR Tolkien

a.      Chronological List to be generated as a Google Doc (Anthony to create)

b.      Next month we will focus on Ancient Influences (B.C. or B.C.E.)

11.   Next meeting will be Saturday, Sept. 17, at 1 pm.

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