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Rómenna Meeting Report

  • Margaret Dean (née Purdy), ed.
  • June 12, 1982 - May 31, 1987
  • Referenced multiple times by Christina Scull and Wayne Hammond in The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion.
  • According to Margaret Dean, "Rómenna, during its run, stuck exclusively to Tolkien: we started with The Silmarillion (keep in mind that the History of Middle-earth series didn't start coming out until 1983), reading a chapter or two per meeting, then continued through The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. We included relevant sections of Unfinished Tales wherever they fit into the chronology. We met mostly in members' homes, though there was at least one summer meeting in a park, and refreshments were provided by everybody. The date and time for each meeting was decided at the previous one, and then I'd send out a mailing with date, time, place, directions, and a report of the previous meeting.

    The first Rómenna meeting was on June 12, 1982, and the last one I have a report for was on May 3, 1987 (though I know for a fact there was at least one meeting after that which I never got around to writing up -- I was about to get married by that time, and, you know...). There are a few gaps in the sequence, mostly near the beginning where I hadn't settled into a routine yet.

    Our membership fluctuated wildly, to say the least. I think there was maybe one other person besides me who attended all (or at least most) of the meetings. Numbers varied from three or four to maybe a dozen people. Our largest meeting included fourteen people. I'm not sure how many you'd get if you totted up all the individuals who attended at least one meeting, and that's not even counting the people who were on my mailing list who never =did= make it to a meeting. But as I say, we kept it going for five years and all the way through the "Matter of Middle-earth" as it stood at the time. And had a lot of fun doing it, I might add!"

    Tolkien Group Discussion - June 12, 1982
    Tolkien Group Discussion Report - September 25, 1982
    Tolkien Group Discussion Report - October 23, 1982
    Tolkien Discussion Group Meeting - December 11, 1982
    Tolkien Discussion Group Meeting - January 8, 1983
    Tolkien Discussion Group Meeting - February 26, 1983
    Tolkien Discussion Group Meeting - June 11, 1983
    Rómenna Meeting - July 9, 1983
    Rómenna Meeting Report - August 6, 1983
    Rómenna Meeting Report - September 10, 1983
    Rómenna Meeting Report - October 22, 1983
    Rómenna Meeting Report - November 20, 1983
    Rómenna Meeting Report - January 14, 1984
    Rómenna Meeting Report - February 11, 1984
    Rómenna Meeting Report - April 14, 1984
    Rómenna Meeting Report - May 12, 1984
    Rómenna Meeting Report - June 30, 1984
    Rómenna Meeting Report - July 22, 1984
    Rómenna Meeting Report - August 11, 1984
    Rómenna Meeting Report - September 22, 1984
    Rómenna Meeting Report - October 27, 1984
    Rómenna Meeting Report - November 11, 1984
    Rómenna Meeting Report - December 9, 1984
    Rómenna Meeting Report - January 13, 1985
    Rómenna Meeting Report - February 10, 1985
    Rómenna Meeting Report - March 24, 1985
    Rómenna Meeting Report - April 27, 1985
    Rómenna Meeting Report - May 12, 1985
    Rómenna Meeting Report - June 22, 1985
    Rómenna Meeting Report - July 21, 1985
    Rómenna Meeting Report - August 24, 1985
    Rómenna Meeting Report - September 22, 1985
    Rómenna Meeting Report - October 20, 1985
    Rómenna Meeting Report - November 17, 1985
    Rómenna Meeting Report - December 8, 1985
    Rómenna Meeting Report - January 12, 1986
    Rómenna Meeting Report - February 9, 1986
    Rómenna Meeting Report - March 23, 1986
    Rómenna Meeting Report - April 20, 1986
    Rómenna Meeting Report - May 18, 1986
    Rómenna Meeting Report - July 27, 1986
    Rómenna Meeting Report - August 17, 1986
    Rómenna Meeting Report - September 21, 1986
    Rómenna Meeting Report - October 26, 1986
    Rómenna Meeting Report - November 23, 1986
    Rómenna Meeting Report - February 8, 1987
    Rómenna Meeting Report - March 29, 1987
    Rómenna Meeting Report - May 3, 1987
    Rómenna Meeting Report - May 31, 1987

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