Fellow Tolkien scholars --
Would you like to host Omentielva Nelya?
This year's conference (Omentielva Tatya) will be held in Antwerp.
One of the last things we will do there is choose the location and the
committee which will hold Omentielva Nelya in 2009.
If you would like to bid on hosting Omentielva Nelya, please drop me a
note at billw@...
We encourage creativity in designing Omentielva. You will pick the
chairman and, if you like, a theme for the conference. At the same
time, we expect Omentielva to be run in collaboration with a local
university and to be primarily about the presentation of submitted
papers. In order to insure a stylistically coherent series of
proceedings, we ask that Beregond be responsible for their publication.
It will speak well for your bid if you have a local group of people
interested in Tolkien who are willing to help in preparing for and
running the conference. Inexpensive accommodations will help the
people who have stretched their budget to find their way there. We
will almost certainly want to get to know you at the Antwerp
conference; and for you to get to know Omentielva first hand before
putting one on.
We'll be here to help with bidding and, for the committee that is
selected, with putting on a great conference.
A small group of dedicated people made Omentielva work once. It is now
up to our community (which is to say: you) to make it into an on-going
I look forward to helping you all to make that happen.