18 september - 20 september
Oxonmoot is an annual event hosted by The Tolkien Society which brings together over 200 Tolkien fans, scholars, students and Society members from across the world. Held every year since 1974 on a weekend close to Bilbo and Frodo’s birthday – 22 September – it is the key event in the Society’s annual calendar.
Sadly the social distancing regulations currently in place in the UK mean that we have concluded that it will be impossible to hold a face-to-face event in 2020 – so it is with great pleasure that we introduce…
Oxonmoot Online will be held over three days from Friday 18th September to Sunday 20th September 2020.
Clearly Oxonmoot Online will be a very different event from a normal Oxonmoot, but our aim is to bring you a busy and engaging weekend of Tolkien related activities. In addition, the online nature of the event offers new opportunities for international members who are normally unable to travel to Oxford to take part.
Oxonmoot Online will include virtual versions of many of the events which feature in a face-to-face Oxonmoot, including:
- A programme of Talks & Papers – some serious, others less so
- An opening night Quiz
- A Telerin Circle at which members can share their favourite passage from Tolkien’s works
- A virtual Craft Room & Workshops
- An evening of Entertainments
- An online Art Show
- A virtual Dealers’ Space
- A ceremony of Remembrance, Enyalië
In addition, we will create a range of social spaces where delegates can meet to chat, play games, or just “hang out”.