The Gathering of the Fellowship Tolkien Fan Community



Schedule

General Programming: 
Saturday, July 1, 2006

Sunday, July 2, 2006

Monday, July 3, 2006
Special Event Programming
Autographs, Hours of Operation
Other Rooms

Schedule updated June 24th, 2006.

Here is the current schedule of programming
for the Gathering of the Fellowship convention.

Please note that this schedule is ever changing as we add new sessions, accommodate guest schedules, and make timing adjustments. It is the nature of these kinds of events that sometimes changes are made at the very last minute, so you should use the information provided here as a general guide only to planning your Gathering experience.

The most common complaint we receive is NOT that there is nothing to do, but that there is TOO MUCH to see and not enough time to see it all. Invariably you will find that some of the programming sessions you wish to attend are scheduled in conflict, or at times when you are unavailable. Another common occurance—which we can not always avoid—is that popular sessions fill up quickly, leaving you unable to attend. We have tried our best to work these kinds of concerns into the timing and room sizes, but there are always surprises. The best approach is to prioritize the programming according to your tastes and preferences, look out for repeated sessions (there are a handful of these), and arrive as early as possible to the rooms. Familiarize yourself with the locations (floor plans and maps will be provided) and you should have minimal difficulties.

If you have any comments or questions, please direct them to:
programming@gatheringofthefellowship.org.

Please know that we have worked VERY HARD on this schedule, and that we can not accommodate individual requests for programming changes. We do appreciate your feedback, however!
~Anthony S. Burdge & Jessica Burke

Please note that the following sessions require you to RSVP. If you wish to attend them, let us know as soon as possible, for space is limited, and first come will be first served.
WORKSHOP: Tinco, Parma, Calma: The Basics of Writing in Tengwar


General Programming - Saturday, July 1, 2006
Start Times* 2ND FLOOR
MEZZANINE LEVEL
MAIN STAGE
Civic Ballroom
SECOND STAGE
Essex Ballroom
PROGRAMMING
AUTOGRAPHS
Conf. Room E
Conf. Room B Conf. Room C
Conf. Room G Conf. Room F
Gondor
GONDOR
Moria
MORIA
Bag End
BAG END
Lothlorien
LOTHLÓRIEN
Mirkwood
MIRKWOOD
Fangorn
FANGORN
Meduseld
MEDUSELD
9:30am
PROGRAM
Opening Ceremonies: The Music of the Ainur
MC:
Cliff Broadway
Performances:
Thoth
Guiseppe Festa & Lingalad
9:30am to 10:15am

No
Programming
No
Programming
No
Programming
No
Programming
No
Programming

10:15am
No Programming - 15 min. Break
10:30am
DOCUMENTARY
Ringers: Lord of the Fans
Cliff Broadway
10:30am to 12:30pm
PRESENTATION
The Art of Jef Murray: Tolkien, Fairy Tales, and the “True Myth” of Christianity
Jef Murray
10:30am to 11:30am
PAPER
Tolkien & Lewis: A Fellowship of Two
Mike Foster
10:30am to 11:30am
WORKSHOP
Creative Costuming for Practical Fans
Kate Dallin
10:30am to 11:30am
PAPER
A historian's hunt for the sOuRCeS: Finding J.R.R. Tolkien's Exeter College years' books.
Marcel Bülles
10:30am to 11:30am
PRESENTATION
Your Dwarves Don't Dance and Your Elves Don't Rock-n-Roll: A Tour of Tolkien-Inspired World Music
Amy H. Sturgis
10:30am to 11:30am
11:30am
No Programming - 15 min. Break
11:45am
COURSE
How to become a real Tolkien fan in thirty minutes and even get a diploma!
Marcel Bülles
Craig Parker

11:45am to 12:45pm
PAPER
The Spiritual Worldview of The Lord of the Rings
John Bowen
11:45pm to 12:45pm
WORKSHOP
Making Chainmail with The Ring Lord (1)
Jon Daniels
11:45am to 1:15pm
WORKSHOP
(RSVP)

Tinco, Parma, Calma: The Basics of Writing in Tengwar (1)
Arden Smith
11:45am to 12:45pm
PAPER
The Moral Dimensions of Nature in Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings
Alana Vincent Howard
11:45am to 12:45pm
AUTOGRAPHS
Ted Nasmith
12:00pm to 1:00pm
1:00pm
No Programming - 60 min. Lunch Break

2:00pm
CONVENTION
CENTERPIECE
PANEL

Interpreting Tolkien & Lewis: Art, Academia, Film, Music, Literature, Fan Fiction
Hosts:
Anthony S. Burdge
Jessica Burke
Panel:
Ted Nasmith
Michael Drout
Arden Smith
Colin Duriez
Bruce Hopkins
Craig Parker
Guiseppe Festa
2:00pm to 3:00pm
No
Programming
No
Programming
No
Programming
No
Programming
No
Programming
3:00pm
No Programming - 15 min. Break
3:15pm
AUCTION
The Gathering of the Fellowship Auction to Benefit ProLiteracy Worldwide
3:15pm to 4:30pm
PRESENTATION
Tolkien Animated!
Cliff Broadway
3:15pm to 4:15pm
PAPER
The Lost Alphabets of Elfinesse
Arden Smith
3:15pm to 4:15pm
LECTURE
Teaching Tolkien
Mike Foster
3:15pm to 4:15pm
PAPER
Ancanar Evolultion
Anthony S. Burdge
3:15pm to 4:15pm
PAPER
Marriage in Middle-earth
Marie Miesel
315pm to 4:15pm
4:30pm
End of Main Programming for Saturday, July 1, 2006
*Start times subject to adjustment.

General Programming - Sunday, July 2, 2006
Start Times* 2ND FLOOR
MEZZANINE LEVEL
MAIN STAGE
Civic Ballroom
SECOND STAGE
Essex Ballroom
PROGRAMMING
AUTOGRAPHS
Conf. Room E
Conf. Room B Conf. Room C
Conf. Room G Conf. Room F
Gondor
GONDOR
Moria
MORIA
Bag End
BAG END
Lothlorien
LOTHLÓRIEN
Mirkwood
MIRKWOOD
Fangorn
FANGORN
Meduseld
MEDUSELD
9:00am
FILM PREVIEW
Born of Hope (1)
Kate Robinson
9:00am to 10:00am
PRESENTATION
The Making of Ringers: Lord of the Fans
Cliff Broadway
9:00am to 10:00am
PAPER
Tolkien's Art, Tolkien's Scholarship
Michael Drout
9:00am to 10:00am
PAPER
Putting intoxicating substances to proper use in The Lord of the Rings (or not!): How Tolkien managed to sneak in some nasty habits of his.
Marcel Bülles
9:00am to 10:00am
PAPER
Myth, Fact, and Incarnation
Colin Duriez
9:00am to 10:00am
PRESENTATION
Fantasy & Science Fiction Helping Literacy (1)
ProLiteracy Worldwide
9:00am to 10:00am

10:00am
No Programming - 30 min. Break
AUTOGRAPHS
Craig Parker
10:00am to 12:00pm
10:30am
FILM
Thoth
Thoth
10:30am to 12:00pm

FILM PREVIEW
The Dork of the Rings
Cliff Broadway
10:30am to 11:30am

PAPER
Readings of Male Friendship in The Lord of the Rings
Anna Smol
10:30am to 11:30am
PAPER
Swords and Sky Stones: Meteoritic Iron in The Silmarillion
Kristine Larsen
10:30am to 11:30am
PAPER
There are no trenches in Middle-earth. Tolkien as a battlefield poet?
Marcel Bülles
10:30am to 11:30am
PAPER
The Silmarillion for Dummies / Jewels in the History of Middle-earth
Marie Miesel
10:30am to 11:30am
12:00pm
No Programming - Lunch Break and The Lord of the Rings on Stage Special Event
5:00pm
PRESENTATION
The Art of Ted Nasmith
Ted Nasmith
5:00pm to 6:00pm
PRESENTATION
The Lord of the Brush
Ed Rodrigues
5:00pm to 6:15pm
PANEL
Fan Fiction Workshop
Host:
Jessica Burke
Panel:
Amy H. Sturgis
Cliff Broadway
Alison Baird
5:00pm to 6:00pm
To Be Announced WORKSHOP
(RSVP)

Tinco, Parma, Calma: The Basics of Writing in Tengwar (2)
Arden Smith
5:00pm to 6:00pm
PRESENTATION
A Half Century of Preserving Middle-earth
Matt Blessing
Mike Foster
5:00pm to 6:00pm
AUTOGRAPHS
Bruce Hopkins
5:00pm to 7:00pm
6:00pm
15 min. Break
No Programming - 15 min. Break
6:15pm
INTERVIEW
M. Colin Havard: An Inkling’s Son Remembers
M. Colin Havard
Interviewer:
Mike Foster

6:15pm to 7:15pm

No
Programming
No
Programming
No
Programming
No
Programming
No
Programming
7:15pm
No Programming - Dinner Break and VIP Reception Special Event

9:30pm
FILM
Bruce Hopkins in 1nite
Bruce Hopkins
9:30pm to 11:00pm

No
Programming
No
Programming
No
Programming
No
Programming
No
Programming
11:00pm
End of General Programming for Sunday, July 2, 2006
*Start times subject to adjustment.

General Programming - Monday, July 3, 2006
Start Times* 2ND FLOOR
MEZZANINE LEVEL
MAIN STAGE
Civic Ballroom
SECOND STAGE
Essex Ballroom
PROGRAMMING
AUTOGRAPHS
Conf. Room E
Conf. Room B Conf. Room C
Conf. Room G Conf. Room F
Gondor
GONDOR
Moria
MORIA
Bag End
BAG END
Lothlorien
LOTHLÓRIEN
Mirkwood
MIRKWOOD
Fangorn
FANGORN
Meduseld
MEDUSELD
9:00am
FILM PREVIEW
Born of Hope (2)
Kate Robinson
9:00am to 10:00am
To Be
Announced
PANEL
Why Tolkien?
Hosts:
Jessica Burke
Anthony S. Burdge
Panel:
Mike Foster
Matt Blessing
Michael Drout
Amy H. Sturgis
Jef Murray
Thoth
9:00am to 10:00am
WORKSHOP
Making Chainmail with The Ring Lord (2)
Jon Daniels
9:00am to 10:30am
WORKSHOP
So you want a The Lord of the Rings costume?
Daniel Gauthier
9:00am to 10:00am
PRESENTATION
Fantasy & Science Fiction Helping Literacy (2)
ProLiteracy Worldwide
9:00am to 10:00am
AUTOGRAPHS
Bruce Hopkins
Craig Parker
9:00am to 12:00pm
10:15am
No Programming - 15 min. Break

10:30am
DOCUMENTARY
The Legacy of The Lord of the Rings
Ted Nasmith
10:30am to 11:30am
PRESENTATION
Ancanar: Fala Teilanin! (Going Forth in Friendship)
A Fan Multimedia Presentation
Barb Boedges
Leah Damgaard-Hansen
10:30am to 11:30am
PANEL
The Moral Worldview in the Writings of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien: Christian or Secular?
Host:
Michael Coren
Panel:
Colin Duriez
Jef Murray
Alison Baird
John Bowen
10:30am to 11:30am
WORKSHOP
From Cloaks to Coronation Gowns: Re-creating The Lord of the Rings Costumes
Judy Mitchell
10:30am to 11:45am
PRESENTATION
Tolkien, a magical way to make the feelings for the Earth grow.
Giuseppe Festa
10:30am to 11:30am
PAPER
George Sayer: Pupil Biographer and Friend of Inklings
Mike Foster
10:30am to 11:30am
11:30am
No Programming - 90 min. Lunch Break
1:00pm
PANEL
The Lord of the Rings Film Trilogy & Narnia: Personal Experiences
Host:
Cliff Broadway
Panel:
Craig Parker
Bruce Hopkins
1:00pm to 2:00pm
No
Programming
No
Programming
No
Programming
No
Programming
No
Programming

2:00pm
No Programming - 15 min. Break
2:15pm
PANEL
Inside the Actor’s Studio
Host:
Cliff Broadway
Panel:
Craig Parker
Bruce Hopkins

2:15pm to 3:15pm
CONCERT
The Fellowship of the Ringo!
Ted Nasmith
Mike Foster
Bruce Nasmith
2:15pm to 3:00pm
To Be Announced To Be Announced To Be Announced To Be Announced
3:15pm
No Programming - 15 min. Break
3:30pm
PRESENTATION
Bringing The Lord of the Rings to the Stage
3:30pm to 4:30pm
AUCTION
Kevin Smith Trust
Lori Joyce
Craig Parker
Bruce Hopkins
3:30pm to 4:30pm
PAPER &
BOOK SIGNING

The Magic Ring meets The Lord of the Rings
Amy H. Sturgis
3:30pm to 4:30pm
To Be Announced To Be Announced To Be Announced
4:30pm
No Programming - 15 min. Break
4:45pm
CONCERT
Ted Nasmith Sings!
Ted Nasmith
4:45pm to 5:45pm

PROGRAM
Bruce Hopkins' New Zealand Music Party
Bruce Hopkins
4:45pm to 6:00pm
No
Programming
No
Programming
No
Programming
No
Programming
6:00pm
End of General Programming for Monday, July 3, 2006
*Start times subject to adjustment.

Special Event Programming
Saturday,
July 1, 2006
Start
Times*
TORONTO ISLAND PARK
(HANLAN'S POINT)
The Shire
THE SHIRE
6:00pm
SPECIAL EVENT
Mithrandir's Picnic
6:00pm to 11:00pm
6:30pm
BBQ begins
7:30pm
Games & Activities
8:00pm
Costume Contest
9:00pm
CONCERT
Memories of Cuiviénen
Guiseppe Festa & Lingalad
9:00pm to 9:30pm
9:30pm
Mithrandir's Walk
10:30pm
Fireworks Display
10:30pm to 11:00pm
11:00pm
End of Special Event
Programming
*Start times subject to adjustment.
Sunday,
July 2, 2006
Start
Times*
PRINCESS
OF WALES
THEATRE
Unreachable
Helm's Deep
HELM'S DEEP
Valinor
VALINOR
1:00pm
SPECIAL EVENT
The Lord of the Rings on Stage
1:00pm to 4:30pm

4:30pm
No Special Event Programming
7:30pm

SPECIAL EVENT
VIP Reception
7:30pm to 9:00pm
8:00pm

PRESENTATION
The NETS Awards
8:00pm to 8:30pm
9:00pm
End of Special Event Programming
*Start times subject to adjustment.
Monday,
July 3, 2006
Start
Times*
MAIN STAGE
(2ND FLOOR)
Civic Ballroom
Gondor
GONDOR
8:00pm
SPECIAL EVENT
The Gathering of the Fellowship Banquet
8:00pm to Midnight
8:15pm
Opening remarks
Dinner begins
9:00pm
COMPETITION
Gathering Masquerade
9:00pm to 10:00pm
10:00pm
Thank-you's
Closing remarks
10:30pm
CONCERT
The End of the Third Age
Guiseppe Festa & Lingalad
10:30pm to Midnight
Midnight
End of Special Event
Programming
*Start times subject to adjustment.
Tuesday,
July 4, 2006
Start
Times*
LOCATION
TO BE
ANNOUNCED
Glittering Caves
GLITTERING
CAVES
10:00am
SPECIAL EVENT
Tuesday Trilogy Movie Marathon
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
10::00am to 1:30pm
1:30pm
No Special Event Programming - 60 min. Lunch Break
2:30pm
SPECIAL EVENT
Tuesday Trilogy Movie Marathon
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
2:30pm to 6:00pm
6:00pm
No Special Event Programming - 120 min. Dinner Break
8:00pm
SPECIAL EVENT
Tuesday Trilogy Movie Marathon
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
8:00pm to Midnight
Midnight
End of Special Event
Programming
*Start times subject to adjustment.

Autographs, Hours of Operation
Dates &
Start
Times*
REGISTRATION
DEALER & FAN TABLES VENDOR BOOTH ROOM AUTOGRAPHS MEZZANINE FOYER
ART GALLERY






The Grey Havens
THE GREY HAVENS
Gondor
THE GREAT RIVER
Laketown
LAKETOWN
Meduseld
MEDUSELD
The Hall of Fire
THE HALL OF FIRE
The Chamber of Elendil
THE CHAMBER OF ELENDIL
Friday, June 30, 2006 - SET-UP DAY
12:00pm
Early Registration
(Houses of Healing room)
Pre-registered badge pick-up
12:00pm to 10:00pm
Vendors Move-in
12:00pm to 10:00pm



Fan art check-in
(No app't)
12:00pm to 6:00pm
Art Gallery Set-up
12:00pm to 10:00pm
6:00pm

Fan art check-in
(By app't only)
6:00pm to 10:00pm
10:00pm
End of Set-up Activities for Friday, June 30, 2006
Saturday, July 1, 2006 - EVENT DAY ONE
8:00am
Registration
Pre-registered badge pick-up
Same-day sales
8:00am to 6:00pm
Vendors only
8:00am to 9:00am


Fan art check-in
(Same day)
8:00am to 10:00am
Art Gallery Set-up
8:00am to 10:00am
9:00am
Dealer & Fan Tables
Open to public
9:00am to 6:00pm

Vendors only
9:00am to 10:00am

10:00am
Vendor Booth Room
Open to registered attendees
10:00am to 6:00pm


Mezzanine Foyer
Programming rooms
Fan art

Open to registered attendees
10:00am to 6:00pm







Art Gallery
Professional art display
Open to registered attendees
10:00am to 1:00pm

11:00am

12:00pm
Autographs
Ted Nasmith
12:00pm to 1:00pm
1:00pm


2:00pm

Art Gallery
Professional art display
Open to registered attendees
2:00pm to 6:00pm

3:00pm

4:00pm

5:00pm

6:00pm

Vendors only
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Vendors only
6:00pm to 7:00pm



7:00pm
End of Event Activities for Saturday, July 1, 2006
Sunday, July 2, 2006 - EVENT DAY TWO
8:00am
Registration
Pre-registered badge pick-up
Same-day sales
8:00am to 6:00pm
Vendors only
8:00am to 9:00am




9:00am
Dealer & Fan Tables
Open to public
9:00am to 6:00pm

Vendors only
9:00am to 10:00am



Mezzanine Foyer
Programming rooms
Fan art

Open to registered attendees
9:00am to 7:00pm


10:00am
Vendor Booth Room
Open to registered attendees
10:00am to 6:00pm

Autographs
Craig Parker
10:00am to 12:00pm
Art Gallery
Professional art display
Open to registered attendees
10:00am to 1:00pm

11:00am
12:00pm

1:00pm


2:00pm

Art Gallery
Professional art display
Open to registered attendees
2:00pm to 6:00pm

3:00pm

4:00pm

5:00pm
Autographs
Bruce Hopkins
5:00pm to 7:00pm
6:00pm

Vendors only
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Vendors only
6:00pm to 7:00pm

7:00pm
End of Event Activities for Sunday, July 2, 2006
Monday, July 3, 2006 - EVENT DAY THREE
8:00am
Registration
Pre-registered badge pick-up
Same-day sales
8:00am to 5:00pm
Vendors only
8:00am to 9:00am




9:00am
Dealer & Fan Tables
Open to public
9:00am to 5:00pm

Vendors only
9:00am to 10:00am
Autographs
Bruce Hopkins
Craig Parker
9:00am to 12:00pm
Mezzanine Foyer
Programming rooms
Fan art

Open to registered attendees
9:00am to 5:00pm


10:00am
Vendor Booth Room
Open to registered attendees
10:00am to 5:00pm

Art Gallery
Professional art display
Open to registered attendees
10:00am to 12:00pm

11:00am
12:00pm


1:00pm

Art Gallery
Professional art display
Open to registered attendees
2:00pm to 5:00pm

2:00pm

3:00pm

4:00pm

5:00pm

Vendors Move-out
5:00pm to Midnight

Mezzanine Foyer Tear-down
5:00pm to Midnight
Art Gallery Tear-down
5:00pm to Midnight
6:00pm


7:00pm


8:00pm


9:00pm


10:00pm


11:00pm


Midnight
End of Event Activities for Monday, July 3, 2006
Tuesday, July 4, 2006 - EVENT DAY FOUR
No Event activities at the hotel.
*Start times subject to adjustment.


Other Rooms
MEZZANINE LEVEL
Houses of Healing
HOUSES OF HEALING
The Prancing Pony
THE PRANCING PONY
Barad-Dûr
BARAD-DÛR

Registration Services
Information
Transportation
Special Needs
First Aid
Messages

Hours
Friday to Tuesday
8:00am to 10:00pm


Early Registration
Friday, June 30, 2006
12:00pm to 10:00pm

Coffee/Tea Service
Conversation &
Relaxation

Hours:
Saturday to Monday
9:00am/10:00am to
5:00pm/6:00pm/7:00pm

No admittance



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