It's difficult to believe, but we've reached the last week of the Mithril Turtle!  We have an event every day this week but Tuesday.

Graham McAleer, Loyala Univ. MD, Philosophy and Edward Alsedek, Calvert Hall HS, English, kicked off our last week with two wonderful talks this evening.

Here's what the rest of the week brings:

Oct 8.  7 PM – Anne Arundel Hall Basement Lounge.  Come see Ringers, a documentary about growth and history of LOTR fandom.  Discussion to follow.

Oct 9.  3-7 PM – Ellicott Community Courtyard.  Medieval Maker Faire.
Learn how people in the Middle Ages made their clothes, prepared food, entertained themselves—and fought!

Oct 9.  7:30 PM – La Plata Multipurpose Room.  Ken Mondschein analyzes (and demonstrates!) swordfighting in films generally and LOTR movies in particular.

Oct 10.  9 AM. – La Plata Multipurpose Room.  Student Research Conference.  Undergraduates present their research papers about Tolkien, LOTR, and Middle-earth.

Oct 10.  1:30 PM. – La Plata Multipurpose Room.   Preeminent Tolkien
scholar (and UMD faculty emerita) Verlyn Flieger explains why Tolkien is as much modern as medieval.

Oct 10.  3:30 PM. – La Plata Multipurpose Room.  Learn about Tolkien’s Elvish languages, including his purposes and methods for creating them, from Carl Hostetter, the expert on Tolkien’s invented languages.

Oct 11, 9:30 AM – 10 PM – Hoff Movie Theater.  LOTR Movie Marathon.
Watch Peter Jackson’s LOTR trilogy on the big screen.  9:30 AM:  FOTR.
1 PM:  TT.  5:15 PM:  ROTK.
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Michelle Markey Butler, PhD
Lecturer, College of Information Studies/Honors College University of Maryland College Park, MD  20742