Popular Culture and the Deep Past, 2015 - Events

There and Back Again: Tolkien in 2015 

Additional Attractions:

 

Please click here for more information on the Hobbit Tea,

 

Friday:

Orton Geological Museum, Orton Hall

6:00-8:00 pm 

Reception

 

6:30 pmOrton Hall room 110

Poetry and Flash Fiction Reading

Featuring Paige Quiñones and Molly Olguin

Saturday:

Creative Arts Room, Lower Level of the Ohio Union

Exhibitions  

9:00 am-12 noon 

Calligraphy Guild of Columbus

9:00 am-2:00 pm

Eric Johnson (Ohio State – Rare Books & Manuscripts), 

Mary-Allen Johnson (Ohio State – Hilandar Research Library)

Bradford Eden (Valparaiso U. – Library Services)

9:00 am-4:00 pm

Medieval Swords Display

12:00-12:45

Tolkien Artworks

Featuring Bradford Eden (Valparaiso University, Library Services)

Book signing

Followed by a book signing (The Hobbit in Tolkien's Mythology: Essays on Revisions and Influences)

Copies available for purchase on-site; cash or checks payable to "The Ohio State University Foundation"

Dance Room 1, Lower Level of the Ohio Union

9:00 am-4:00 pm
 

Children's Room and Game Room: Arts and Games for enthusiasts of all ages!

  • J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings

  • The Hobbit: The Defeat of Smaug

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game

  • Hobbit Tales

  • The Hobbit Card Game

  • Smaug Dragon Puzzle

Dance Room 2, Lower Level of the Ohio Union

10:00 am

Medieval Dancing

The Medieval and Renaissance Performer's Guild offers participants a lesson in the art of medieval dance.

 

2:30 pm

Medieval Dancing

David Sweeten (The Ohio State University) teaches participants the art of medieval dance and leads you along as you learn the steps.

4:30 pm

Stage Combat

The Medieval and Renaissance Performer's Guild brings some hits! Learn the strikes, holds, and grapples of early modern combat in this staged demonstration.

Lower Level Foyer, Ohio Union

9:00 am-4:00 pm

Alexandras Adornments

A vendor from the Ohio Renaissance Festival specializes in making jewelry, renaissance feather fans, mini top hats... and more!

Exhibit & Demonstration

Professor Richard Janda and student Morgan Smith (of Indiana University) will present samples of an invented language, discuss a Tolkien in-class activity ("The Adventures of Sage Alforge"), and play recorded excerpts of student projects that involve music, translation, or (other) conlangs.

 

Hagerty 046, Hagerty Hall

12:00

Screening of a lecture by Tom Shippey delivered at The Ohio State University in 2006

Facilitated by Professor James McNelis III

(Wilmington College)

Hagerty 180, Hagerty Hall

 

9:30 am

Film Screening #1:

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Extended Edition)

1:00-2:30

Falconry Demonstration

Featuring Joe Dorrian (falconer)

Introduced by Professor James McNelis III (Wilmington College)

2:30 pm

Film Screening # 2:

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

 

Maudine Cow Room

4:30-6:00 pm

Video Game Workshop

Presider: Carole Robinson, Kent State University-- Trumbull

(Interested participants need to provide their own laptops with wifi capabilities in order to access and play along).

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Unless otherwise indicated, all events will take place in the Ohio Union, 1739 N. High Street, or in Hagerty Hall, 1775 College Road, Columbus, OH 43210.

  • Tolkien Conference call for papers.
  • Tolkien Days registration form
    • Registration Deadline: Wednesday February 18!!!!
  • Hotel Accommodations: We have group rooms reserved at Hampton Inn & Suites (501 N. High Street). To make a reservation, please call  614-559-2000 and use the code TOL . You can also go to the website and use the promotional group code TOL.

 

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