ParadeWith only 10 days left until the largest gathering of Middle-earth actors, artists and other talents converge on Salt Lake City for FantasyCon, is joining the ranks for the event’s July 4 parade. TORn submitted an entry in the walking parade that features 40 or more groups of costumers marching the morning of July 4 from the streets of the city into the mammoth convention hall where the celebration of Fantasy awaits.

The parade, starting at 8:30 a.m., features Royd Tolkien, grandson of J.R.R. Tolkien as its Grand Marshall. TORn has joined the ranks too and is looking for cosplayers and costumers who have Middle-earth gear ready to go, to join in the Tolkien group. With Ghostbusters and Resident Evil costume groups prepared to wow observers, it feels required that Middle-earth is represented as well. TORn will be active at the event with a booth, plenty of coverage and staffers on hand during programming.

Those interested in joining in the parade should contact! For more information about FantasyCon guests click here and click here for tickets.


New info added 6/25/14: 

Call time to show up for the parade will be at 7:30am

I will check in for all the TORn confirmed Cosplayers so that we are staged together in the parade

After I have checked in, we will proceed to the Staging area

A Route map and staging number for the TORn Tolkien group will be available shortly.