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the Convention 2004: schedule

convention 2003
convention 2002
First Day
9:00 Entrance
10:00 Welcome from Brescia Mayor, Paolo Corsini
10:30 Relation on The Theme of Travel in Lord of the Rings, by Fiorenzo delle Rupi (coauthor of the book Introduction to Tolkien, Simonelli Publisher, Milano 2002; professional translator of fantasy, maintainer of
11:15 Relation on The Lord of the Rings between Scilla (the Hobbit) and Cariddi (the Silmarillion), by Alex Lewis (director of the magazine "Nigglings", president of the Smial "Khand" of the Tolkien British Society, coauthor of the book The Uncharted Realms of Tolkien, Medea Publisher 2002).
Debate with the audience
13:00 Pause for lunch
15:00 Round table on Tolkenian Movies by Peter Jackson with: Beppe Roncari (Endòre), Filippo Rossi (forum Yavin 4), Alessio Forlone (forum Girsa Crew), Robert Bernocchi (forum Caltanet), Marco Consoli (journalist).
Debate with the audience
15:00 Videotaped interview on Tolkien and the XX Century with Tom Shippey (successor of Tolkien to the chair of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford, now teaching in USA. Author of the book Tolkien: Author of the Century)
19:00 Pause for dinner
21:00 Concert of the Lingalad group.
It will follow a happening party in tolkenian costumes: hobbits, nazgul, orcs, elves and gondorians

Second day
9:00 Entrance
10:00 Conversation with Vittoria Alliata di Villafranca (the italian translator of The Lord of the Rings).
Debate with the audience
11:30 Relation about The Defense of the Middle-Earth by Patrick Curry (member of the Tolkien British Society, author of Defending Middle-Earth, HarperCollins, 1998).
Debate with the audience
13:00 Pause for lunch
15:00 Relation about Tolkien and the War by John Garth (author of the new authorized biography Tolkien and the Great War, HarperCollins, 2003).
Debate with the audience
16:30 Recitation: Ermes Scaramelli and his actors play the dialogue between Gandalf and Denethor in Minas Tirith, from The Lord Of The Rings
17:30 Declaration of Endòre's artistic competition winners
18:00 Hobbit party
19:00 Convention conclusion

Common events to both days
  Exhibition of pictures by Ruth Lacon (England), Lorenzo Daniele (Piemonte, Italy) and Davide Cattaneo (Como, Italy)
  Display of tolkienian publishing (from private collections)
  Display of Tolkenian pictures and objects
  Exhibition-competition of pictures about tolkienian world
  Shop-window of tolkienian fans' clubs



Last update: February 22nd, 2004 © Elena Grecchi