“A palace with a thousand and one entrances, J.R.R. Tolkien’s world can be explored through a thousand and one doorways … doors and corridors leading into often unexplored aspects of his universe.” – tolkienestate.com

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If you’ve never visited the Tolkien Estate website, you’re in for a wonderful treat – one of seemingly endless discovery and learning about everything Tolkien. If you’re one of the lucky ones who have already discovered this gem of a site, it’s time to revisit it!

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THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY When exactly is Durin’s Day? For various reasons, including the non-exact correlation of the Shire Calendar and our modern Gregorian calendar, it’s quite hard to know for certain.

In this extensively researched piece, DarkJackal uses Tolkien’s notes as published in John D. Rateliff’s The History of the Hobbit to explains why there are conflicting theories… and, in a very Tolkienian fashion, no definitive or easily settled upon answer.

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Our own Jincey sends this along: This is a heads up on MerpCon IV, coming up on July 25th-27th in Spokane, Washington. This year’s special guest speaker is John D. Rateliff, author of “The History of the Hobbit”. Better yet, he’s even offered to GM a table as well! FYI, the (basic) RSVP form for MerpCon IV is up and running here. There is limited seating available, so please register early to be certain you get a spot. This year’s theme is based around Dwarves. See the promo here for more details. [MerpCon IV]