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Re: Should TCG formally join other organizations?
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Well, TS Smial will be fine with me,

- but I am thinking it might be possible (and possibly less hassle) to 'join' the ITF (International Tolkien Fellowship) independently. There are no real rules about what type of organisation can or cannot join, nor really what the rights and duties of affiliated organisations are. Basically, it was set up as a structure for Tolkien Societies across the world to inform each other about what is going on and discuss matters of joint concern.

It still is largely informal, consisting of an e-mail-group, a forum and meetings of officials or representatives at Oxonmoot (or sometimes at other larges gatherings attended by many TSs). Originally of course TSs (and societies like MythSoc or the Inklings Gesellschaft) were seen as the possible members, but a consensus has formed that some organisations that are not strictly societies, but have originated from serious (and basically voluntary) fandom can be accepted. Walking Tree Publishers is as yet the only such of more or less permanent standing.

It may take a bit of discussion whether TCG should be accepted as a ‘regular’ in the ITF, there hasn't yet been any affiliate that is basically an internet community, whithout any other formal structure behind it than ‘owner-administrator’. But once in, there are in fact less requirements and obligations than on a TS Smial.

Joining it would basically mean that Rowns would join the e-group and forum, and if needed he could appoint one or two others as officers of TCG - there are some respected members here who regularly attend Oxonmoot; or it could be a way of getting Beren to join ITF, which IMHO should have happened some time ago.

Posted on: 2010/1/27 22:57
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Re: Festival in the Shire (August 2010)
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Re: Tolkien and Pauline Baynes
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I should have written... 'the only artist alive to have met Tolkien'... but the part on purchasing come directly from Harper Collins and guess that to be correct.

Posted on: 2010/1/25 1:02


Tolkien and Pauline Baynes
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Beren posted an interesting article on Cor Blok illustrating the 2011 HarperCollins Calendar on his site.

http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/press/9 ... alendar_2011_Cor_Blok.php

I left a comment disagreeing with one of the sentences in the post

"Cor Blok is the only artist ever to have met J.R.R. Tolkien, and the only artist Tolkien admired enough to purchase some of his work."

I think you may doing a disservice here to Pauline Baynes, she certainly met Tolkien and he hugely admired her work, though I am not sure if he ever purchased any, he did ask for a permanent loan of the artwork on the 1963 Deluxe Edition Slipcase.


Does anyone know if Tolkien ever bought, rather than was freely given, Pauline Baynes original artwork?

Posted on: 2010/1/24 22:54


Re: TOLKIEN CALENDAR COLLECTING
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Don't know why, but I read the first post that I made in this thread. It was 4 June 2006 and these boards had just been restarted by Jeremy (our great gratitude to you!) At that time, I had catalogued 190 calendars. Three and a half years later, the 2010 issues have brought that total to 320. Thanks to everyone who humors my obsession and has helped me find (and collect most of) them.

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Posted on: 2010/1/24 8:38
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