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Lord of the Brush
Operation Gathering
The Gathering of the Fellowship Toronto 2006


The Gathering of the Fellowship
Convention 2006

Downtown Toronto, Canada
Saturday, July 1st — Tuesday, July 4th
2006
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel

For fans of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis:
Books, Art, Costuming, Arms and Armour,
Gaming, Stage and Film Interpretation

In December of 2003, Tolkien fans from around the world experienced a wonderful event in Toronto, Canada, marking the premiere of the third movie of New Line Cinema's The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Return of the King. They gathered together to celebrate the movies, but what they found was so much more: a sense of profound fellowship with everyone else in attendance—scholars, artists, actors, and artisans alike.

The Gathering of the Fellowship was an experience like no other before it, and like no other since, according to many people. It was a wonderful three days in the cold of December in Toronto, where families and friends celebrated their love of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. But more than that, they found joy at doing it Together: In Fellowship.

And this unique event is going to happen again, in 2006. Join us!

It may seem that the days of celebration are past, and that the wonderful Age that we have shared together is over, never to return. It may feel as if we ourselves are living at the end of the Third Age, in the time of the Fading of the Eldar. But just as much was lost from this world, indeed so much more was begun anew; and we will come together to celebrate not only the passing of an Age, but the beginning of a bright, wondrous future.

We would like to thank the following Supporters and Sponsors that have helped make this event possible:
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
The Lord of the Rings on Stage
Air Canada
Yankee Holidays

This is a Charity Event—all proceeds will be proudly donated to ProLiteracy Worldwide,
helping promote Adult Literacy throughout the United States and around the world.
ProLiteracy Worldwide

FEATURING:

The Lord of the Rings Stage Musical
A block of reduced-rate tickets is
reserved for our attendees to
The Lord of the Rings on Stage
Produced by Kevin Wallace Limited,
in association with Mirvish Productions
Directed by Matthew Warchus
The ONLY North American run at Toronto's world famous
Princess of Wales Theatre
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!!!
Click here...

This true international convention will feature:
  • A full range of varied programming for all Tolkien fans, in eight (8) seperate tracks
  • Heren Istarion, the North East Tolkien SocietyA true Tolkien academic conference, programmed by Anthony S. Burdge and Jessica Burke of Heren Istarion, the North East Tolkien Society
  • Special guests
  • A vendor/dealer room open to the public
  • An art show
  • A charity auction
  • A performance of The Lord of the Rings Stage Musical
  • A fully catered and themed Banquet with live music and Masquerade competition
  • A triple-feature Marathon of New Line Cinema's The Lord of the Rings movies***
  • A catered outdoor picnic at the picturesque Toronto Island Park, with Canada Day fireworks (by Mithrandir)
  • A special, limited-access VIP Reception
  • A very special ceremony for the sealing of the Asaranna ("Time's Gift") Time Capsule
  • Registration includes a subscription to the Gathering of the Fellowship's In Fellowship print Journal
  • Proceeds to be donated to ProLiteracy Worldwide, promoting adult literacy throughout the world


June 7, 2006 News: Silmaril Packages on sale again
June 5, 2006 Guest Announcements: Greg Tozer, Tim Tozer
June 4, 2006
Guest Announcements: Andrew Young, James Arlen Gillespie
News: Newsletter sent out
May 30, 2006
Guest Announcements: Judy Mitchell, Kate Robinson
Programming Updates
May 25, 2006
Guest Announcement: Thoth
Sponsorship Announcement: Craig-Parker.net
Guest Cancellations: Cast & Crew of Ancanar
May 17, 2006
News: Yankee Holidays packages now available
April 20, 2006
News: Newsletter sent out
April 19, 2006
News: NETS Awards, Baseball game discount announced
April 14, 2006
News: Gathering Store Returns
April 8, 2006
Website Update: Masquerade page posted
March 29, 2006
Guest Announcement: Marcel Bülles
Guest Cancellation: Carl Hostetter
News: Masquerade Coordinator announced, Gathering becomes NETS Smial
March 28, 2006
News: The Magic Ring to be released at the Gathering
March 17, 2006
News: Silmaril Packages sold out
March 16, 2006
Guest Announcements: Kiran Shah, Carlene Cordova
Programming Updates
Website Update: Schedule posted
February 24, 2006
Guest Announcement: Craig Parker
February 16, 2006
Guest Announcement: Jon Daniels
February 10, 2006
Programming Update: The Dork of the Rings
News: Newsletter sent out
February 3, 2006
Guest Announcement: Cliff Broadway
Programming Update: Ringers: Lord of the Fans, Ted Nasmith Sings
News: Vendor agreement posted
January 28, 2006
Sponsorship Announcement: Operation Bruce
January 26, 2006
Sponsorship Announcement: Air Canada
Website Update: Visiting Toronto page posted

December 27, 2005
Guest Announcement: Matt Blessing
December 21, 2005
News: Guest Daniel Timmons passing
December 8, 2005
Guest Announcements: John Howe, Gretchen Jordan-Bastow, Colin Duriez, M. Colin Havard, Alison Baird, Daniel Timmons
News: Art Contest announced, Literary Competition announced, Newsletter sent out
December 7, 2005
News: Group Registration discounts announced
November 29, 2005
News: Gift Certificates now available
November 23, 2005
News: Black T-shirts available in online store, Vendor prices adjusted
November 11, 2005
News: Gathering Store re-opens
November 6, 2005
News: Heren Istarion and Tolkien Society Registration discounts announced
November 3, 2005
News: Online hotel room booking now available
October 26, 2005
News: Essay Writing contest announced
October 23, 2005
News: Council of Elrond Registration discount announced, Newsletter sent out
October 20, 2005
Guest Announcements: Michael Coren, Scott maple, Brenda Maple
October 11, 2005
News: More Silmaril packages added!
Website Update: Attending Registrant list posted, Gathering Message Board updated
Click here for more news...

We are pleased to announce the following confirmed guests and presenters (with more to come!):
Craig Parker
Actor ("Haldir") in
The Lord of the Rings movies
Bruce Hopkins
Actor ("Gamling") in
The Lord of the Rings movies
Ted Nasmith
World-renowned Tolkien artist
Cliff Broadway
Actor, Writer, Producer
Jef Murray
Tolkien artist
Arden Smith
Tolkien languages scholar
Michelle LeBlanc
Languages studies
Michael Drout
Medieval studies, Tolkien scholar
Mike Foster
Tolkien Society scholar
Marcel Bülles
German Tolkien Society scholar
Matt Blessing
Tolkien archivist
Amy H. Sturgis
Fantasy/SciFi studies, Writer
Colin Duriez
C.S. Lewis scholar
M. Colin Havard
Son of original Inkling
John Bowen
English scholar, Christian studies
Anna Smol
Medieval English scholar
Alana Vincent Howard
Tolkien and Catholic studies
Marie Miesel
Tolkien studies
Michael Coren
Broadcaster, Columnist, Writer
Alison Baird
Author SciFi/Fantasy
Kate Robinson
Fan filmmaker
Kristine Larsen
Physics/Astronomy scholar
Jon Daniels
Chain mail artisan
Kate Dallin
Costumer
Judy Mitchell
Amateur Costumer
Daniel Gauthier
Amateur Costumer
Giuseppe Festa & Lingalad
Tolkien-inspired musicians
Thoth
Award-winning musician
Barb Boedges
Tolkien fan
Leah Damgaard-Hansen
Tolkien fan


Identified Registrant List

These fans have purchased Attending (or Early-Bird) Registrations, and have indicated a wish to be identified. This list does NOT include registrants who wish to remain anonymous, or guests of registrants who were unnamed at the time of purchase. This list includes PAID REGISTRATIONS ONLY. If you wish to be listed or de-listed, or if you wish to change your website/group affiliation or your screen name/identity, please send an email to registration@gatheringofthefellowship.org, or post a message in this thread in the Message Board.

Names within (parenthesis) are Gathering Message Board Identities.

Alley Cat Scratch
Jules K.

Ancanar
Linwe
RingFanOne

Arms of Middle Earth
Gandalf The Grey
White Lady Eowyn (White Lady Eowyn)

Billy Boyd Place
LotRAddicted (LotRAddicted)

Board77
moonfaeriegalena
Sunsilver (Sunsilver)

Bruce_Craig_and_Mark_Fans
(Yahoo Group)
krys
Ninde
ring_of_adament (ring of adament)

CouncilofElrond.com
elfwarriorprincess
LadyErwen
Mithril
Neenime
PotbellyHairyfoot (PotbellyHairyfoot)

Council-of-Elrond.com / Imladris.net
hobbithole_dweller (holbytla)
Hsiu Mu
Iorethdttr
Patricia W.
Reba
Starleaf (Starleaf)

Craig-Parker.net
Bear
TOE

Elf on a Shelf
Eldraug

Eowyn Challenge
Saelind (Saelind of Rohan)

Gap of Rohan
Bluebell
Prim

Heren Istarion
Denethond Half Elven
jcelf
Kathleen C.
Lindea Nier
Timdalf
Warrior of Rohan
Wntrdwarf

Into The West
Evenstar

Julie_Fianna_Archive
(Yahoo Group)
Carrie
Fireheart
Kathy

Lady of Rohan
Tigerlily Gamgee (Tigerlily Gamgee)

Lómelindi Smial
(nashvillesmial Yahoo Group)
Kimberly J.

LoonChat
drokka (drokka)

LOTR Fan Club
Belladonnatook (Belladonna Took)
Elfriend
Elvellon Ringsbane
Mathom
RingFanToo
Sally C.

LOTR Fan Messageboard
Haldirriel
Lyria

LOTR Fanatics Plaza
Anson Baraduin
Gwenneth
Lady Shadowdawn Ohtar
Myrael
Nírithil

Minas Tirith
Aina (Aina)
Luthien daughter of Melian (Luthien daughter of Melian)

Mythopoeic Society
amvhoward

Operation Gathering
Elda..

Panta-Loons
Agnes_Nutter (ruky)
Amanadarwen
HobbitFrodo   
JrLotRAddicted
MaggieSt (MaggieSt)
Penny (Penny Brandybuck)

Ringbearer.org
DubhSith (Dubhsith)
lisapizzapie
Midgardsormen
*~Mysterious Goldberry~* (Lady Linda Rosa)

Rivendell-Reflections
(Yahoo Group)
Leanan2000

Skies of Rohan
Patty

The Tolkien Society
Andrew C.
Gil-Estel
LeiLani H.
Margaret F.
Ondoriel
spark5 (spark5)

The_Palantiri
(Yahoo Group)
Taurcalendil (Taurcalendil)

TheCraigParkerConnection
(Yahoo Group)
Ciendriel (Ciendriel)
ladygarnett

There and Back Again
Colin and Tracy

ThranduilLoversAnon
(Yahoo Group)
sheraiah

Tol Andúnë (TS Smial)
Barbara K.

Tolkien Forever
(Yahoo Group)
Nierwen B (Nierwen B)
Tansy Brandybuck

TORC (TheOneRing.com)
(Formerly Tolkien Online)
Alouzon (Alouzon)
Anya Skywalker (anya Skywalker)
ddraigwen
Dimamarthiel
Dr. Boots
Eilona (Eilona)
ElfOfMirkwood
Ithilias (Ithilias)
Jeria
Marsat
Old_Begonia
Tarina

TORN (TheOneRing.net)
Alassea Elensar
Aldea
Aredhel
Beruthiel1 (Beruthiel1)
Celebriel (Celebriel)
Deormunde
DFrodo (DFrodo625)
Elfmother
Everon Gamgee
Kimber Nelson
Lanthirien (Lanthirien)
Lurking Laurie
Lúthien Rising (Luthien)
Nardol
Nerdanel 50
Osgilian
Rosamunde Brownlocks
Rosemary B.
Rubye B.
The6thWalker
Vanakhazad

War of the Ring
Cassandria
Frodo
HobbitFriend (HobbitFriend)

Tolkien Fans
(Unspecified or unknown/non-existant group affiliation)

Adam T.
Agape4Rivendell
Aini
alk86
Altáriel Lady of Lórien
Amy B. (amybethm)
Angela Q.
angelink
Aramark
Arellowyn
arvedui1953
BabyKosh
Betty R.
Bonita
Calenladwen
Caroline H.
Carolyn N.
Charity Y.
Colleen H.
Connie B.
Crystal Goodbody from Stock
Daisy
Davia A.
David O.
Decibelle
delphyne
DivaStar
Donna M.
Edie H.

Eileen S.
Elaine S.
Elanor Gamgee
Emily H.
Ethiriel
Evelyne L.
Firiel
fozzer
Galadriel Wannabe
Gildor Warhol
Gunnar
Hayley R.
Idhrenwen
isisfrog
Jack R.
John B.
Karen C.
Kathi M.
Keet Xeitl
Laheara (Laheara)
Laire Hostawen
Limi
Lissa3172 (Lissa3172)
Loki's Mom
Mary H.
Melianlorien (melianlorien)
Michelle E.
MithLuin
Morrigan (morrigan)

Mrydal
Naerdiel
Nariane
Natalie E.
Natalie M.
Ninon P.
Pascal H.
Patty M.
Pearl Sandybanks
Primula Baggins (primulabaggins)
Renee L.
Richard E.
Roger M. (Roger Moore)
Rose Gamgee
rosied (rosied)
Saga7
Sarah B.
Sinda
Steve J.
Strider
Susan M.
Thain Peregrin II
Topaz
Tymeni the Whyte
Uldor the Accursed
Undómiel
Valerie H.
Virginia F. (vfoster)

Plus numerous anonymous registrants...

List updated June 13, 2006

***Movie Marathon details not yet confirmed
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