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Re: Recent Tolkien events
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garm, were you referring to the GTC Roadshow, (Mark Faith was very involved in this when it was first set up, but no updates on the roadshow for a long time), when you mentioned scheduled talks, link below which refers to The Hobbit, but they also paid the highest ever price for a 1st/1st signed Lord of the Rings.

http://www.tolkienguide.com/modules/wordpress/archives/48

Were they displayed well at the Festival in the Shire 2010, I'd love to have seem them myself

I have seen some press reports that the main investor in the GTC Roadshow also invested with Bernard Madoff and had a few problems there but it would nice to get an update on these books and when we can see them next, after the Festival in the Shire 2010.

Posted on: 2010/8/21 5:46

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Trotter; no, I meant the Wales festival. IIRC, Beren was scheduled to give a talk on signatures during the fan exposition.

As for the GTC roadshow - I'd heard that it's in trouble. Only dealers' talk, you understand. As far as I can tell, the collection will probably be hitting the auction rooms some time in the not too distant future.

Posted on: 2010/8/21 7:23


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The first report I noticed of the Festival in the Shire was a tweet right after the event, not presently available for linking but it read something like: the larp (live action role playing) was good, pity about the rest. Since then, there have been the Geek Syndicate posts that Trotter cites (scroll down that page for comments), and the following:

Hermione's Hideout (two posts on this blog)

Wicked Woolens (nice merchandise)

Gallery Hill Art (includes photo of the Conference speakers)

There are also three video reports on YouTube, beginning here. There's a passing glimpse of Dimitra Fimi in the first video, and Rene van Rossenberg makes an appearance in the second. These are concerned with the Festival part of the event, not the scholarly Conference.

And Dimitra Fimi has posted photos from the Conference on her Facebook page.

Wayne

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The Roadshow will not take place indeed... this was Mark's original idea... but he now went over to do the Festival.

I was indeed asked to give a talk there, but because I have to prepare to move (next week) I did not make it to England at all. Did not know I was announced as speaker. Anyways,...

The person who bought the Lotr set mentioned above is still building his museum and none of his pieces will be auctioned of at all. Don't know why you think this...

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garm mentioned about Moreton

"Ted, and Jef Murray, were there throughout the weekend, which was a big treat for their fans. Peter Pracownik missed the Friday (attending a rock festival, I understand - Peter used to be in Hawkwind, y'know). Peter suffered a painful accident recently, and gamely attended on crutches. Get well soon, Peter. And the same good wishes to Ruth, who sadly couldn't be there at all this weekend - she'd hurt her back in a fall. I did mention to Jef and ted that they might need to watch out for themselves for a while - two out of four Tolkien artists coming a cropper within a two-week period? Ouch!"

Was it not because she was in Wales, she is in the picture on this website?

http://galleyhillart.blogspot.com/2010/08/festival-in-shire.html

Posted on: 2010/8/21 10:20



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