SECAUCUS, NEW JERSEY
Fri., Sat. & Sun. July 28-30. 2006
Crowne Plaza Meadowlands Hotel
2 Harmon Plaza
(minutes from New York City)
ELF Convention website
Authorized by New Line Cinema, this official gathering is produced by Creation Entertainment in association with TheOneRing.net. The event will feature all the things fans have come to expect at our LOTR weekends: guests, scholar/artist/craft lectures and demonstrations, contests, autographs, photo ops, PARTIES, music, vendors, fan films and music videos, and surprises!
JOHN RHYS-DAVIES (also appearing at the Friday Night dessert party)
EMERALD ROSE (Saturday Night Performance)
BILLY BOYD (Billy is also appearing at the Sunday breakfast)
Colleen Doran: Popular fantasy illustrator, Colleen is on track to match only Elijah Wood in having been a guest at all three of our previous LOTR conventions, and now this upcoming ELF. Her delightful wit, easy knowledge of LOTR, and sublime artwork have long made her a fan favorite. She will participate in panels and share her insights on her work,.
Doug Adams: When Doug last joined us in Florida last year, he was still working with Howard Shore on the Fellowship of the Ring - The Complete Recordings. It is available now, and if you own it, you will be able to see Doug's work in the accompanying booklet. Doug will give a talk about this recording and the work going on now for the Two Towers box set, plus answer questions.
Michael Drout: Michael is joining us for the first time, and if you give his Vita a look, you'll see why we are so excited to have him come aboard. http://michaeldrout.com/ Michael teaches at Wheaton College in Mass. in the English Department and currently holds that school's prestigious 'William and Elsie Prentice Professorship' for outstanding teaching.
Laura Cooper: Laura was an instant success at ELF last year, and again at ORC earlier this year. Whether you've sat in one of her Elvish Writing classes before, or are a rank beginner, there will be something for everyone. Laura truly enjoys sharing her love of Tolkien's written languages, and will strive to help everyone learn to write this elegant script. If you really want to get into these lessons, bring a caligraphy pen, but if you don't have one, no worries, you can still practice and learn with a standard pen.