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Hobbit enthusiasts converge on Spokane August 13-15 for Tolkien Moot
6th annual Tolkien Moot is held in Spokane, WA with guests Rehtaeh (Elvish singer) and Michael Martinez (Tolkien Scholar). The convention is broadcast live on the Internet.
Tolkien Moot combines role-playing games based in J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth with scholarly presentations on Tolkien's books, including The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Past guests of Tolkien Moot (formerly known as MERPCon) have included John D. Rateliff (The History of The Hobbit), Dr. Thomas Morwinsky, and Professor Chris Seeman.
This year's Tolkien Moot features three live performances by Elvish singer Rehtaeh (http://www.rehtaehmusic.com/)
Michael Martinez (www.michael-
Activities at Tolkien Moot include role-playing games, a live interview with Rehtaeh on "Raw Hobbit", a Tolkienized sendup of William Shatner's "Raw Nerve" cable show, and a live broadcast of Middle-earth Talk Radio. Middle-
Attendance is free and open to the public during Rehtaeh's performances (Friday at 6:00 PM, Saturday at 7:00 PM, and Sunday at 2:00 PM) and for "Raw Hobbit" (Saturday at 6:00 PM) and Middle-earth Talk Radio (Sunday at 5:00 PM). Tolkien Moot is being held at East West Fitness World, 1506 North Monroe, in downtown Spokane.
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