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Time to Add Tolkien Moot XI to your Calendar!


The dates for Tolkien Moot 2015 have been updated!


July 17, 18, and 19, 2015


1432 W. Lawrence Dr., Spokane, Washington

2015 Theme


What Is Tolkien Moot?

Tolkien Moot is an annually held international convention dedicated to J.R.R. Tolkien enthusiasts, scholars, tabletop role-playing, and other types of Tolkien-inspired gamers, sponsored by the Eä Tolkien Society, an official Smial of the U.K. Tolkien Society.

Many of the events are broadcast live over the Internet via audio and video streams, with live real-time interactive chat rooms for Internet viewers to participate in the Q&A segments for guest speakers.

The event consists of guest speakers knowledgeable about the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, role-playing gaming, and related interests, Tolkien inspired music, performance artists, Tolkien inspired fan films, live talk show broadcasts from Middle-earth Talk Radio, Raw Hobbit, Tolkien adult and youth panels, as well as many other fun and educational Tolkien related games and activities. This is a family friendly event, so all ages are welcome.

The event is free but you must RSVP for any gaming events:

So far the event has remained absolutely free and open to the public thanks to the hard work, dedication, and personal financial contributions of the volunteers who make Tolkien Moot possible. Tolkien Moot was previously titled MerpCon, but began the name transition in 2009 as the venue expanded to a broader range of audience interests. The first event was held in 2005 and is still being offered free of charge, as an unofficial non-profit event.

One of the main focal points of Tolkien Moot is role-playing gaming in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth, Endor, Arda, Eä, basically his whole universe in which Middle-earth is just a small piece. We have since expanded events and activities to include:

  • Guest Speakers
  • Tolkien Scholars
  • Tolkien panels
  • Live performance artists
  • Fan Films
  • Role-playing games (paper and dice)
  • Board games
  • Card games
  • War games
  • Video games (offline and online)
  • Costumes
  • Music
  • Food
  • Live talk show Internet broadcasts with both local and online audience participation

Click here for the detailed schedule of events (Note: the dates on this page are still listed in August, but this and all future Tolkien Moots will take place on the third weekend of July, annually).


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