Forodrim jubilee and Northern Tolkien Festival
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Below is an official invitation from the Forodrim to the Mythopoeic
We are aware that this is coming late, less than two months before
the day when the price goes up. But if people who think of coming
only let us know before then, they can enjoy the lower price even if
they pay it later, for instance when they arrive.
Will you send the invitation on to the Mythopoeic Society
announcement list, so that it reaches members as quick as possible?
Beregond, Anders Stenstr m
The year is drawing near when the Forodrim will
have been active for three enneads, reaffirming
the glory and grandeur of the ancient Middle-earth
in a paled world.
We intend to appropriately celebrate this
memorial: when we march through the Gates of next
Summer a feast begins that will last for four days
and three nights.
Therefore the North-people - its Grand Council,
Knighthood and Commoners - invites you all, dear
kinsfolk, to attend the Twentyseven-year jubilee of
the Forodrim, L tess 26-29 XXVIII (May 13-16 1999).
Our jubilee also has the honour to constitute the
Northern Tolkien Festival '99, and we hope for many
guests from far away. There will be entertainment,
an Arda-symposium, good food, dance, competitions,
and an auction.
The entire festivity will aim at recreating some
of the splendour of R menna of yore, and N menor will
be the theme of the Arda-symposium at the festival.
The festival will begin May 13 in the morning, so
you should be in Stockholm on the Wednesday, May 12.
The first meal will be a picnic; if you do not bring
your own food, you can get it from us if you tell us in
The main part of the festival will be on the island
Blid outside Stockholm, and costs today 755 crowns
(about 56, $ 95) if you want all we offer (see below
for the alternatives). One can go to the island by bus
or car, but we hope to arrange a boat for our guests, at
a price to be announced later.
A participant that is under 18 years of age, needs a
legal guardian's written consent, and an adult
fellow-guest taking responsibility.
Let us know how many nights before and after the
festival you wish to stay in Stockholm, and we will
lodge you for free. On the Sunday, there will be a
sightseeing tour in Stockholm for you.
At the festival there will be an inn, where food can be
bought, though it will be shut during the Thursday
barbecue and the Saturday banquet. There will be no
kitchen place for cooking your own food.
If you go to Stockholm by car and have one or more
empty places, it is also a good idea to tell us; we may
know who wants a ride.
Write and tell us if you have something to present at
the symposium, and likewise if you have anything for the
arts & crafts competition, or if you plan to bring
anything to be sold at the auction.
A society that wants to make an embassy to the
Forodrim at the jubilee should contact us at least two
A group of guests may of course send their payment
Further information will turn up on
http://www.algonet.se/~arador/ntf/ntf99en.html, and will be
sent later this spring to those who have registered. If you
have any questions now, send e-mail or a letter to
The person in charge of the celebration:
Xera, Sara Vikstr m Norrthon
Hornsgatan 158 A
117 28 Stockholm
+46 - (0)8 - 84 11 48
Contact person of the Northern Tolkien festival
Beregond, Anders Stenstr m
G tgatan 20 C
S-752 22 UPPSALA
+46 - (0)18 - 50 84 05
for the 27-year Jubilee of the Forodrim
I register for (amounts in Swedish crowns):
_ Thursday, 125:-
_ Friday, 150:-
_ Saturday, 175:-
(Sunday is free)
_ Breakfast Friday, 15:-
_ Breakfast Saturday, 15:-
_ Breakfast Sunday, 15:-
_ Barbecue Thursday, 50:-
_ Buffet dinner Friday, 85:-
_ Banquet Saturday, 125:-
_ All of the above, 755:-
Sleeping quarters at the festival (the number of beds
_ I have to sleep indoors in a bed because:
_ I want to sleep indoors, the floor is OK
_ I want to sleep in a pavilion/tent
_ I have a pavilion
_ I have a tent
_ I am willing to lend it, or
_ share it with some other(s). Number of places:
Other wishes or comments concerning sleeping quarters:
_ I want to go by boat to Blid and will pay the price,
if it does not exceed:
_ I want a sale table, contact me!
_ I will probably take a bus back on the Sunday (we
need to forewarn the bus company)
_ I am a vegetarian
_ I have the following food allergies:
_ I have other allergies/diseases you ought to know:
Other wishes or comments:
Send this form to the Forodrim, Agnegatan 45,
S-112 29 Stockholm, SWEDEN. Pay in Swedish crowns to
the Swedish postal giro account 57 95 09 - 1 "Forodrim",
or by international cheque or money order payable to
"Tolkien-s llskapet Forodrim". (If you want to pay in
instalments, contact Beregond.)
After April 10, the prices will be raised with a
third. Guests who are not members of a Tolkien society
are admitted only if space allows, and at prices that
are a quarter higher.
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