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Ghost of Honor - J.R.R. Tolkien

Known for writing such amazing works as Smith of Wootton Major, Farmer Giles of Ham, and Roverandom, J.R.R. Tolkein made a tremendous impact on the modern epic fantasy genre. He lived from 1892 to 1973 and has won an amazing list of awards (Mythopoeic, International Fantasy, Hugo and Locus Poll awards, just to name a few). Oh yeah, he also wrote a few books about this place called Middle Earth, I think he called it Lord of the Rings or something like that. You may have seen a movie (or three).

At DemiCon, we have a tradition of nominating a Ghost of Honor to compliment our Guests of Honor. The Ghost of Honor title both honors someone whose life has made an important mark on fandom as well as serve as a theme for some events. This year's Ghost of Honor being J.R.R. Tolkein, you can expect several events relating to the Lord of the Rings (and associated books) series. With a slate of programming items ranging from contests to costuming to discussion groups, there is bound to be something for everyone.

Bibliography (Full bibliography available )
  • The Hobbit, or There and Back Again
  • The Fellowship of the Ring
  • The Two Towers
  • The Return of the King
  • The Silmarillion
  • Farmer Giles of Ham
  • Smith of Wootton Major
  • Roverandom
DemiCon XV
April 30 and
May 1-2, 2004
Des Moines

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