CURRENT NEWS

November 24th 2005
Happy Thanksgiving!!--Reviews, Sayer Obit, publications, and more!
"George Sayer, pupil, friend and biographer of C.S. Lewis whose encouragement led J.R.R. Tolkien to resubmit The Lord of the Rings for publication, died Oct. 20, 2005, in Malvern, England, where he had lived and taught for many years. 
Read his Obituary written by Mike Foster

 

November 7th 2005
Major GOTF discounts for TS members, Post Rings Concert Outing!
We are happy to announce that from this point on Heren Istarion members will recieve a $30 discount to GOTF 2006!! Not a member of Heren Istarion? A member of a similar organization (i.e. Tolkien Society smial)? Then you can receive a $10 discount off admission! 
Click here for registration information

Post Rings Concert Outing (November 13th at 3pm)
Join us for a post-concert outing with Heren Istarion members, membership not required. We have a few suggestions for you to vote on-or do you have your own idea to where we can eat? Carnegie Deli or the Brooklyn Diner Email us and let us know what you think and if you would like to join us! 
Want to post questions to Alan Lee regarding his recent publication The Lord of the Rings Sketchbook? You can now do so at Houghton Mifflin's forum

 

October 26th 2005
Chat Rooms open! GOTF, Alan Lee, and rings Concert updates!
With many thanks to Hyarion and Tolkien Gateway, we now hav 3 chat room portals! Chat with members, non-members and Tolkien fans alike! Click on the link above--we hope to see you there!

Did you miss seeing Alan Lee and the preimere of his Lord of the Rings Sketchbook tour at Books of Wonder NYC? Read our report with pics here

Lots of new updates on GOTF 2006: C.S.Lewis and Narnia track added, An Essay Contest winners get free con tickets, and further guests and programming added!Read the Latest Newsletter 

 

October 13th 2005
Parma Nole 13 Ships and Heren Istarion Marketplace opens!!

Cover art of Parma Nole issue#13 featuring "The Green Dragon" by renown Tolkien artist Jef Murray, which shipped 1 week ago Don't miss out on the 13 page "Memories of Marquette" by Heren Istarion member Deborah Singer! The issue also features "Frodo Quartermain" by Mark Hooker, author of Tolkien through Russian Eyes

The North East Tolkien Society Marketplace opens! The 1st department of the marketplace "Magazines" has opened--Anthony and Jessica (Chairs of Heren Istarion) have donated a portion of their Lord of the Rings memorabilia collection. The magazines in this department are all related to the Lord of the Rings film, some are quite rare and collectible. The forthcoming departments: Book, Toys and Collectibles will be opening soon--we will also have back issues of Parma Nole available as well! 

 

September 25th 2005
Gathering of the Fellowship Major Programming Update!
In July 2006 The Gathering of the Fellowship will once again commence with its goal to bring fans of J.R.R Tolkien to Toronto, Canada to celebrate his work. Programming Directors and N.E. Tolkien Society Chairs Anthony and Jessica with Pres. Ed Rodrigues have updated its presenter/sessions area of The Gathering site.

We have added returning guests North American Tolkien Society Rep. Mike Foster and Dr. Amy Sturgis, plus author of Understanding Middle-earth: Essays on J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth Michael Martinez
Numerous new sessions have been added, including "I Want To Hold Your Ring" Beatles-JRRT-Sixties Rings Pop Opera and many more! 

 

September 15th 2005
New York LOTR Symphony Special Part 1 
Recently, we had the honor of discussing, Tolkien, Howard Shore, Richard Wagner, Music, myths and legends with Carnegie Hall conductor, and Music Director of theCollegiate Chorale--Robert Bass. Mr. Bass will be conducting The Rings: Myth and Music, on Sunday November 13, 2005 at 2pm, which will feature music from Richard Wagner's Rings and Flying Dutchman operas, as well as, music composed by Howard Shore for The Lord of the Rings films. 
With special thanks to everyone for putting this together, we are happy to offer a 15% discount to North East Tolkien Society members on tickets for this event. 

We will also be bringing to you in coming days, an interview and report by Amy Sturgis. PhD--regarding Glass Hammer's recent release The Inconsolable Secret, and their forthcoming concert at the C.S. Lewis conference-- Past Watchful Dragons November 3-5th. That's not all--we will be celebrating the society's 5th birthday in various ways!!!