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Eä Tolkien Society Meeting Notes for October 2018

by Hawke published Nov 17, 2018 01:14 AM, last modified Nov 17, 2018 01:14 AM
Meeting notes from our October 2018 monthly Eä Tolkien Society Meeting. Many thanks to Brian Huseland our society secretary. See you at next month's meeting!

October 20, 2018 meeting notes

Ea Tolkien Society
A smial of the International Tolkien Society, based in the United Kingdom

Attended: Hawke, Chris, Richard, Corey

1. Introduction. Brian sends his regrets that he cannot make the meeting. Chris now lives in “the Southfarthing” (Tri-Cities). Richard has been published in an anthology. Corey will come later.

2. Hawke read September 2018 notes. Discussion.

3. Hawke gave a brief update on his RPG trailer and bus tour.

4. Spokane man builds hobbit house.

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2018/sep/30/altogether-unexpected-spokane-man-builds-hobbit-ho/

Plan to get in touch with this man and invite him to our meeting.

5. Other Minds issue 19 just published!

http://go.otherminds.net/news/om-19-published


6. Copyright issues discussed. Electronic Frontier Foundation. What happened to merp.com<http://merp.com>.


7. Racism issues discussed. Resurgence of this trending on social media. See Michael Martinez at https://www.tolkiensociety.org/blog/2015/11/taboo-tolkien-the-nordicist-claim-on-middle-earth/


8. Search engine algorithms and highly entrenched tribalism. Extreme responses and dopamine hits.


9. Cultural decline and other cheery topics.


10. Richard’s literary journey. Ghosts of gazebo. https://www.amazon.com/Ghosts-Gazebo-Richard-Ross-Baldwin-ebook/dp/B078YJPWFT


11. Parodies of D&D.


12. Corey’s reference to Philip Pullman vs. Tolkien (being a hater). The guy couldn’t write his novels if it weren’t for Tolkien.


13. Wrapping it up & talking about next month. This is the 13th year of Ea Tolkien Society in Spokane.


14. Outro by Hawke... next meeting Saturday, November 17, 2018, from 1-3 pm.




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