Events

Jed Brophy is attending Evening in Middle-earth, October 15th

Brisbane Tolkien Fellowship is proud to announce that Jed Brophy, who played Nori the Dwarf in all three Hobbit Movies, is our special guest at our annual An Evening in Middle-earth, a wonderful entertaining night with dinner, All proceeds of the night support The Pyjama Foundation. Tickets: https://events.ticketbooth.com.au/event/AnEveninginMiddleearth2016 14492441_10153794205286286_720917616139844490_n Our guest singer, Naomi, will be singing “May it Be”, “Into the West”, “The Last Goodbye” and other songs from Middle-earth.

One of the surprise moments will be Sauron’s Arrival;

A special song by a surprise guest group;

and of course there will be wonderful costumes, including, Gandalf, Erebor Dwarf, Bilbo, Rosie Cotton, Eowyn, Arwen, Galadriel, the above mentioned Sauron and many more.

Hope you can join us at this very special event and meet Jed who is coming from New Zealand to celebrate with us.

This is our fourth annual charity night to celebrate all things Middle-earth and to support the Pyjama Foundation.

Other highlights of the night include:

$3000 worth of prizes; including prizes from Weta, Stansborough, Meniscus NZ, Rover Tours Wellington, Photo packages, Dinner for two and many more.

Two course Buffet Dinner; roasts, vegetables, fish, Lasagne and deserts.

Middle-earth songs sung by our guest singer, Naomi, who has a voice from heaven. Other surprise entertainment.

DJ for Dancing until Midnight

Smaug Dragon Cake and hoard of treasure.

Bag End Photo Booth;

Also have your photo taken with Gollum or The Fellowship;

Themed Music, Lights and Decorations,

Themed Tables representing the various races of Middle-earth.

The best Middle-earth night.. all for $50… More details here… https://www.facebook.com/events/1648913278664522/

BRISBANE TOLKIEN FELLOWSHIP DATES AND EVENTS 2016

Brisbane Tolkien Fellowship is a Social Group for fans of Tolkien’s Middle-earth, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. We also encourage the enjoyment of Sci-Fi/Fantasy books and movies. We hold Social events on a regular basis and do library presentations.

  • WE HAVE A BUSY CALENDAR FROM JULY TO OCTOBER. (See more below)
  • We are planning a Hobbit Picnic for children September 24th.
  • Our annual Dinner Dance, “An Evening in Middle-earth” will be held on October 15th at Enoggera Bowls Club. This will be our fourth Dinner Dance.
  • We also have booths at both Gold Coast and Brisbane Supanovas each year.
  • Supanova,  BRISBANE 2016. November 11-13.

Our goals through meetings, presentations, events and friendships in enjoyable surroundings are to continue the tradition of educating people about Tolkien’s stories and to share knowledge and wonderful collectables with a wider audience. We aim to meet people with similar interests and to develop relationships. Second Breakfast Book Club is a BTF organised Sci-Fi and Fantasy book club that meets the third Sunday of every month at 11am, Mary Ryan’s book shop in Milton. Upcoming books for discussion:

  • 21 August 2016: Foundation (Book 1 of the Foundation trilogy) by Isaac Asimov
  • 18 September 2016: The Silmarillion by JRR Tolkien
  • 23 October 2016: Dracula by Bram Stoker

Film Noldor Movie Club is a sci -fi and fantasy movie club organised by Brisbane Tolkien Fellowship. The club meets on the first Saturday of every second month.

  • Next meeting has not been decided yet, due to various issues. We will update this once we have reached an agreement.

Library Presentations: During each year we hold Library events, set up displays and give presentations about some aspect of Tolkien’s World. In March each year we celebrate Tolkien Reading Day at one or more Libraries.  Library Events upcoming:-

  • Logan North, Saturday 20th, August, 2:00 pm – Middle-earth Movie Locations in N. Z.
  • Logan North, Saturday 27th, August, 9:00 am- Celebration and Costume Day.
  • Sunnybank Hills, Saturday 10th, September, TBA – Middle-earth Movie Locations in N. Z.
  • Logan North, Wednesday 21st, September, 10:00 am – The Hobbit for Children.
  • Logan North, Thursday 22nd, September, 6:00 am – Middle-earth Trivia Night.
  • Ashgrove, Thursday 29th, September, TBA – The publishing phenomenon of Tolkien’s World.

HOBBITS FOR KIDS IN CARE

HOBBITS FOR KIDS IN CARE

An Initiative of The Brisbane Tolkien Fellowship.

Donate a Hobbit Book to our cause to collect books for children who are in Foster and Statutory Care.  Each book will be presented as a gift to a child who has been removed from the family home. These children are removed from their homes due to some form of abuse, trauma or neglect

Our goal is to achieve a target of 1500 Hobbit Books before October 15th. The books will be presented at our Annual Dinner Dance to The Pyjama Foundation.

How you can help?

  • Purchase a Hobbit Book and post it to The Brisbane Tolkien Fellowship. (address below)
  • Purchase on line and forward directly to The Brisbane Tolkien Fellowship. (address below)
  • English publications of The Hobbit.
  • If you wish to donate money instead, you can go to the top of this page and click on DONATE. You will be taken to the donation page and then click on the DONATE button at the bottom.
  • Donate through our campaign on Chuffed.
  • Donate a Children’s Story Book as an alternative.

The Pyjama Foundation helps bring some quality and normality to the lives of over1300 children in foster care from Cairns to Melbourne in Australia.

The Pyjama Foundation, provides children in foster care the opportunity to change the direction of their lives with learning, life skills and confidence. Through the Love of Learning program, volunteers called ‘Pyjama Angels’ are recruited, screened, trained and then matched with a child in care and spend time with them once a week, focusing on learning-based activities. Pyjama Angels read books aloud with their child, play educational games and help children with their homework. Most importantly, the volunteers give foster children a chance to reach their life potential, despite a fragile start. Children in care have the lowest education outcomes nationally. By improving their learning skills, The Pyjama Foundation is making a positive, life-long impact.

Visit their website to learn more about their wonderful work… http://www.thepyjamafoundation.com/ pj fountation

How you can help? 

  • Purchase a Hobbit Book and post it to The Brisbane Tolkien Fellowship. (address below)
  • Purchase on line and forward directly to The Brisbane Tolkien Fellowship. (address below)
  • English publications of The Hobbit.
  • If you wish to donate more than one book, that is most welcome.

hobbit books Thank you to all our Hobbit friends around the world.

Postal Address: 

Brisbane Tolkien Fellowship - (Peter Kenny…if required)

P.O. Box 323 Everton Park

Queensland 4053

Australia

contact; Phone +61 437353254

An Evening in Middle-earth IV, 2016.

An Evening in Middle-earth Dinner Dance – Hobbits for Kids in Care

Enoggera Bowls Club on Saturday 15th October, 6:00 pm, 2016 Buy Tickets at Ticketbooth  https://events.ticketbooth.com.au/event/AnEveninginMiddleearth2016

  • Our Annual Dinner Dance is a social celebration with a Middle-earth theme.
  •  It is a fundraising event, with profit from the evening going to The Pyjama Foundation whose education initiatives support children in foster and statutory care.
  • We have held three Dinner Dances to date and profit from them has realised just over $6000 for The Pyjama Foundation.
  • We invite people who are interested in organising a Charity Event to volunteer to assist organising this year’s Dinner Dance.

For the Fourth Year in Brisbane Escape hectic daily life and spend a night with dwarves, elves, and Hobbits, in a Middle-earth setting. – The Brisbane Tolkien Fellowship – Presents An Evening in Middle-earth

The Night Includes: *A Feast fit for a Hobbit *Fantastic door prizes, raffles and more; *Entertainment by: Guest Artists, * DJ to dance the night away And much, much more!

6:00 p.m. 15th October, Enoggera Bowls Club Tickets $50 Adults, Children (12 & Under) $30 Tickets at Ticketbooth  https://events.ticketbooth.com.au/event/AnEveninginMiddleearth2016

Dress: Semi-formal or as your favourite Middle-earth character.

All the night’s proceeds support The Pyjama Foundation.

Bring Your Friends, Book a Table

For enquiries Ph 0437 353 254

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BTF at SUPANOVA, GOLD COAST, APRIL 9-10, 2016

Brisbane Tolkien Fellowship will be attending Gold Coast Supanova for the fifth consecutive year.

We are now officially recognised as a Supa Supporter.

We are a Social Club for all fans of “The Hobbit”, “The Lord of the Rings” and all things Middle-earth. Not only fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s writings but our members are also fans of Peter Jackson’s Movies and all other adaptations of Tolkien’s World.

At Gold Coast Supanova 2016, we have two Booths, one for photographs and one for sales of Middle-earth Fan created items. Don’t miss our Hobbit Raffle, including a Hobbit Wall Clock as one of three prizes.

Our Photo Booth gives you the opportunity to take your photo sitting in front of Bag End or riding a Barrel in the Rapids. Each scene is $2:00 per customer. All proceeds from the Photo Booths go towards the Pyjama Foundation, our nominated charity. (See picture below)

Our sales table has some great Middle-earth items for sale. (See picture below)

  • Tolkien themed book bags
  • Fellowship note books
  • “Dreams of Another Land” books
  • Middle-earth characters book marks
  • Hobbit slogan badges
  • Fellowship brooches on chains
  • Hobbit characters Chibbies on chains
  • Fellowship pens
  • Frogs from Frogmorton
  • Middle-earth themed Greetings Cards

Visit our Booths and find out more about our Social Club Gatherings including;

  • Second Breakfast Book Club
  • Film Noldor Club
  • An Evening in Middle-earth annual Dinner Dance
  • Costume Events

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BTF TOLKIEN READING DAY 2016 – REVIEW

The date of the 25th of March is known to many Tolkien fans as the day of victory, the day the Dark Lord Sauron was vanquished, however this date has taken an alternate significance; International Tolkien Reading Day.

Since 2003, enthusiasts from around the globe have gathered to share their passion for the works of Tolkien; Year after year, flocking to events to cultivate the public’s interest in the world of Middle Earth.

Since the publication of The Hobbit in 1937, the wonders of Middle Earth have brought joy to generations of children and adults alike. A unique creation unlike any the world of literature had seen, Tolkien’s universe breathed new life into the fantasy genre, captivating readers with a sense of wonder and intrigue. The lore of his universe spans over decades of writings, from the widely recognised Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, to works such as The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales and the collective writings of the History of Middle Earth.

With such a wide breadth of accounts, enthusiasts of Tolkien, however, often find the origins of certain characters and traditions to be shrouded in mystery. These mysterious topics of debate often form the basis of Tolkien reading discussions, thus was apparent in the 2016 Tolkien Reading Day theme of Life, Death and Immortality.

Among the many stories relating to this topic, the focus of the Brisbane Tolkien Fellowship’s reading days on the 19th and 20th of March, centred around questions of Gandalf’s ‘resurrection’ and Arwen’s choice, among many readings involving characters such as Beren and Luthien, Idril and Tuor and the descendants of Numenor.

Our own Peter Kenny led this discussion, using his extensive knowledge and research to bring light to some of these more controversial topics. Opening with the origins and genesis of the world, Peter led the audience on a thrilling account of the First Age of Middle Earth, from the creation of Arda (the Earth) through the song of the Valar, to the feuds between the elven kindreds and the Dark Lord Morgoth. Accompanied by stunning visuals by renowned artists such as John Howe, Ted Nasmith and others, the intricate web of Tolkien lore was woven.

Within this account of the ages of Middle Earth, questions concerning mortality and immortality as well as life and death arose. Referring to The Letters of Tolkien, extracts from the Return of the King Appendices and the unfinished chronicles of the History of Middle Earth, these questions were answered.

From writings to publications, from publications to the screen, no stone was left unturned. The complex lineage of Arwen and the Half-Elven was explored, as well as her relation to the Line of Kings and the choices granted to the descendants of Earendil.

The origins of Gandalf were examined in full, from his life as the Maiar Olroin, to his doings as Gandalf the Grey and finally his ‘resurrection’ into Gandalf the White. Further, the tragic recount of the Luthien’s Choice was told and the true price of immortality revealed.

Received by an enthusiastic audience of all ages, through the means of this Tolkien Reading Day, the flame of passion was passed into the hearts of all in attendance, marking the month of March, as an essential and joyous period for enthusiasts of the renowned author’s works, once again.

Contributor: Brianna Merriman