Dr. Tom Lombardo will be holding a three day workshop entitled “Science Fiction: The Mythology of the Future” from September 19-21 in Grand Rapids, MI. The workshop will look at the history of science fiction in a variety of different aspects. The cost for the workshop is $395.
The first Tolkien Society Awards were presented following the Society’s annual dinner on April 11 at Hay-on-Wye, United Kingdom.
- Best Article: “Tolkien and the Boy Who Didn’t Believe in Fairies,” by John Garth
- Best Artwork: “Eärendil the Mariner,” by Jenny Dolfen
- Best Book: Middle-Earth Envisioned, by Paul Simpson and Brian Robb
- Best Novel: The Fall of Arthur, edited by J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien
- Best Website: LOTR Project, by Emil Johansson
- Outstanding Contribution Award: Christopher Tolkien
University of California-Riverside has announced the launch of its Science Fiction and Technoculture Studies this fall. The program will explore links between science fiction studies, science and technology studies, and technoculture studies. The program will begin as a doctorate, but will eventually add an undergraduate program.