<p>Here's some news from our friends at Heren Istarion, the Northeast Tolkien Society about <a href="/articles/20093,1.html">Tolkien Reading Day</a>, coming up this March 25th:</p><blockquote><p><strong>SILMARILLION CONFERENCE CANCELLED</strong>
Due to some logistical decisions we have decided to not hold this conference. We apologize to those who submitted abstracts for presentation and locals who inquired about attending. But on the bright side we are publishing one or several (depending upon the amount of papers submitted) issues of Parma Nole dedicated to the Silmarillion.
If you are interested in submitting a Silmarillion themed paper or artwork for our journal please send abstracts and art info to the Editor Jessica Burke cochair[at]herenistarion.org
However, this cancellation leaves room for us to hold a smaller event....
<strong>Tolkien Reading Day Event Sunday March 25th 2007</strong>
The Northeast Tolkien Society is holding its own Tolkien Reading Day event, and have selected two possible locales. A poll for readers and potential attendees is available on our site herenistarion.org. Please vote now for time is limited and we must make reservations at either location.
For more information on either choice please link to the following sites:
a) Frodo's Restaurant. http://www.tastethemagic.com
(Pleasantville, NY) We held a lovely, small intimate event here last year and it turned out wonderful. If this turns out to be the location of Tolkien Reading Day, we can all meet and travel together.
b) Fiddlesticks Bar and Pub http://www.fiddlestickspub.com/index.html (Lower Manhattan, NYC) an alternate choice to Frodo's with a nice rear private room, the only drawback is it may cost a fee to rent the room, which means charging attendees to rent the space. The advantage to this is that it is central to NYC.
If you are interested in attending please email Anthony (chairman[at]herenistarion.org) with Tolkien Reading Day RSVP as your subject header asap or no later than March 15th 2007