Tolkien Week on September, 2017: When is Tolkien week 2013?
Tolkien Week 2017. Hobbit Day is the birthday of the hobbits Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, two fictional characters in J. R. R.
Hobbit Day is the birthday of the hobbits Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, two fictional characters in J. R. R.
September...coinciding with Hobbit Day (for Bilbo and Frodo's Birthdays)
You have to search around different Tolkien groups for celebratory stuff. There are Tolkien fests all over the world....
What is J R. R. Tolkien's real name?
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
On January 4th, 1892, Arthur Tolkien (the father of J.R.R. Tolkien) wrote the following to his mother:
My dear Mother,
I have good news for you this week. Mabel gave me a beautiful little son last night (3 January). It was rather before time, but the baby is strong and well and Mabel has come through wonderfully. The baby is (of course) lovely. It has beautiful hands and ears (very long fingers), very light hair, 'Tolkien' eyes and very distinctly a 'Suffield' mouth. In general effect immensely like a very fair edition of its Aunt Mabel Mitton. When we first reached Dr Stollreither yesterday he said it was a false alarm and told the nurse to go home for a fortnight but he was mistaken and I fetched him again about eight and then he stayed till 12.40 when we had a whiskey to drink luck to the boy. The boy's first name will be 'John' after its grandfather, probably John Ronald Reuel altogether. Mab wants to call it Ronald and I want to keep up John and Reuel...
Thus J.R.R. Tolkien came into the world. Though his first name did become John, nearly everyone called him Ronald. School friends called him John Ronald, and later he was known at times as Tollers or J.R.R.T.
how has J.R.R. Tolkien influenced fictional writing?
have a great deal of information about the continued influence of Tolkien on literature and the artistic community. These two site can at least lead you to other sites with more information.
Anyone who reads high fantasy will be able to name several contemporary epics that have a strong Tolkien influence. Off the top of my head, The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan, The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini, The Dark Tower by Stephen King and The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever by Stephen R. Donaldson.