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20334RE: [mythsoc] Number of Tolkien fans worldwide?

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  • Doug Kane
    Feb 14, 2009
      David, I definitely think that you count as nine Tolkien fans! :-)


      From: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com [mailto:mythsoc@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
      David Bratman
      Sent: Saturday, February 14, 2009 10:14 AM
      To: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Number of Tolkien fans worldwide?

      What are you considering to be a Tolkien fan? Someone who's read the book?
      For the films, someone who's seen them? That's excessively generous. Or,
      someone who's joined a Tolkien organization? That's probably excessively

      Number of copies sold can be suggestive, if only by saying, "Well, a lot of
      people must like it." But I own more than a few books of which I'd be irked
      to have it considered that I'm a fan of the author. On the other side, I own
      nine copies of The Lord of the Rings. (And I'm surprised to find that it's
      so few: others on this list have a heck of a lot more than that.) Does that
      make me nine Tolkien fans?

      -----Original Message-----
      >From: Cole Matson <ccematson@gmail. <mailto:ccematson%40gmail.com> com>
      >Sent: Feb 14, 2009 12:39 PM
      >To: mythsoc@yahoogroups <mailto:mythsoc%40yahoogroups.com> .com
      >Subject: [mythsoc] Number of Tolkien fans worldwide?
      >Do any of you know of any estimates of the number of Tolkien fans
      >worldwide? Especially (but not necessarily) with a comparison of fans
      >of the books vs. fans of the movies. A friend of mine is working on a
      >proposal for a Tolkien-inspired film (NOT a Tolkien adaptation!) and
      >is trying to find some rough numbers.

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