FORTINBRAS PROUDFOOT ESQ.
TOLKIEN SPECIALIST AND PRESENTER
“THE WORLD’S BIGGEST TOLKIEN FAN”
Peter Kenny is a retired teacher based in Brisbane who possesses one of the most significant personal collections of Tolkien memorabilia in Australia and the world. He has become a recognized authority in the field of Tolkien, and has shared his knowledge and love of Tolkien’s writing with adults and children around the world through a series of talks and presentations.
Peter has spoken at events including the 2012 Edinburgh Book Festival, Supa-Nova (Brisbane/Gold Coast), Return of the Ring (England), RingCon, (Bonn, Germany), and The Festival in the Shire (Wales).
Peter is also the Convenor of The Brisbane Tolkien Fellowship and Director of its charity, The Fortinbras Proudfoot Esq. Foundation, which fundraises for children’s literacy initiatives. All funds raised by Peter’s work and organised Fellowship events are donated to charity.
Peter Kenny’s passion lies in sharing the magical world of Tolkien with others through presentations and events at schools, libraries,
conventions and festivals. His extensive collection of memorabilia is
also available for display.
TALKS AND PRESENTATIONS
PRESENTATIONS can include slide show and video presentations, music, songs, cosplay, poetry, readings, stories and discussions. These presentations can be organised by Peter and the Brisbane Tolkien Fellowship, a group of passionate Tolkien fans and experts. Members offer a wide variety of knowledge and creative skills and are available for presentations in costume.
“He is a… quality presenter who brings Middle Earth alive through his poems, songs and informative “
“He reads from his own work; a poem that comes to life… The audience merrily claps and sings along…”
– Leiden Newspaper, Netherlands
Suitable for (C) Children (A) Adults
. The Hobbit in Pictures (CA)
. The Art of The Hobbit (A)
. A Hobbit Workshop (CA)
. Reading “The Hobbit” (C)
. Poems and Stories (CA)
. Songs and Stories (CA)
. Tolkien Art (A)
. Tolkien Fandom (A)
. The Dragons of Middle-earth (A)
. The Publishing Phenomenon of Tolkien (A)
. The World of Tolkien-Adaptations (A)
. The Books by J.R.R. Tolkien (A)
. Characters of Middle-earth (Various) (A)
. Movie Locations in NZ (A)
. Impact of Peter Jackson’s Movies on New Zealand Tourism (A)
. The Hobbit: Movie v Book (A)
MADDIE’S HOBBIT HOLE
The world famous model hobbit hole (Maddie’s Hobbit Hole) was exhibited at The Queensland Museum during 2013 and is again available for display at major venues. The handmade tabletop model is based on Bilbo’s Bag End Hobbit Hole.
HUNDREDS OF TOLKIEN ITEMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR SMALL OR LARGE DISPLAYS
. Wide range of rare editions of Tolkien’s work
. Rare collection of Hobbit paperbacks with different illustrations and languages
. Art work and posters
. Figurines based on the movies (including The Hobbit)
. Pewter pieces
. Collectible Chess sets
. Tolkien Calendars 1974-2014
. Hundreds of collector cards
. 20+ scaled helmets
. Models of Middle-earth environments
. Replica swords based on the films
. Autographed posters and framed photos
. Middle-earth flags and banners
. Rare framed Tolkien maps
. Books about Tolkien
. Numerous other rare items
. Costumes to display
“Peter Kenny has the extensive collection and the experience to put on an effective exhibition of collectables and other items of great interest to Tolkien fans”
“Peter has a formidable collection of all things related to Tolkien, both the writings and media adaptations, including Peter Jackson’s films. His Collection represents an important bridge between devotees of Tolkien in Australia and New Zealand, and those elsewhere in the world.”