The Tolkien Birthday Toast: An J.R.R. Tolkien erinnern
On January, 3rd 1892 John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born, author of The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Silmarillion and many other exciting tales. His place of birth was Bloemfontein in modern South-Africa. The British Tolkien Society offers for the tenth time the opportunity to pay tribute to the probably most successful author of our times. Please visit this website:
and enter the data needed. This digital way of sharing in a mutual interest has become very popular by now and I would like to make special mention of it.
To the Professor!
Tolkien Society press release:
3rd January 2011. The toast is “The Professor”. Tolkien Birthday Toast!
At 9pm (local times) on January 3rd fans around the world are invited to raise a glass and toast. J.R.R. Tolkien’s Birthday
The Tolkien Society has some webpages [http://www.tolkiensociety.org/toast/2011] where fans across the globe can let other fans know where they’ll be celebrating if they’re hosting a party, or just what particular tipple they’ll be raising. Fans will be able to check the webpage and see who is celebrating where and if they wish to get in touch and join in.
This news and an event page can also be found on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=181196355226081&ref=mf
The Birthday Toast event should be understood to consist of the saying of the toast and a drink (not necessarily alcoholic) of an individual’s choice. The information posted by anybody on the Birthday Toast web pages will not be sold or passed on to any third party (outside of the context of the web pages and the ‘Birthday Toast’ event). The organisers do not condone drinking alcohol if it endangers the health or safety of the drinker or others, or contravenes the law.
The Tolkien Society wishes you all a Merry Yule!