The Major Tolkien Societies

The Tolkien Society. Anyone interested in Tolkien should join the Tolkien Society. The society publishes Amon Hen, a newsletter that includes numerous articles and announcements of interest to the Tolkien collector. They also offer for sale a multitude of Tolkien items that are only available in England. They make payment easy by taking credit cards. Link to their site and sign up for membership.




The Mythopoeic Society. The Mythopoeic Society is a non-profit international literary and educational organization for the study, discussion, and enjoyment of fantasy and mythic literature, especially the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Charles Williams. Members of the Mythopoeic Society include scholars, writers, and readers of mythic and fantasy literature. The Society sponsors an annual Mythopoeic Conference (Mythcon), Discussion and Special Interest Groups, the Mythopoeic Awards, and three periodical publications

French Tolkien Society. This society publishes the Dictionary of Elven Languages. Although the society is French, this dictionary is in English.

Unquendor-The Dutch Tolkien Society.


Forodrim. The Stockholm Tolkien Society, is a non-confessional, non-political association for people who love the works of the British author and philologist J.R.R. Tolkien. The word Forodrim is Sindarin Elvish, and it means People of the North. Forodrim was founded in 1972.




The University of Wisconsin Tolkien Society. The Tolkien Society at the University of Wisconsin-Madison was founded in September, 1966. It has been meeting once a month ever since (during the first several years, twice a month), with a very few misses here and there (e.g., there were a couple of years when the group did not meet during the summer, but usually it did). We discuss the work of Tolkien (fiction, poetry, scholarly work, drawings and illustrations) or related matters such as: critical essays about Tolkien; adaptations of Tolkien's work (movies, plays, radio drama, comics); the work of the Inklings and his other friends (such as C. S. Lewis, W. H. Lewis, Charles Williams, Owen Barfield); other fantasy and science fiction (e. g., E. R. Eddison, Kenneth Morris, William Morris, T. H. White, Peter S. Beagle, Ursula K. Le Guin, Patricia Wrightson, et al.); the literature of the Middle Ages (especially the works that Tolkien himself studied, such as the Old English Beowulf and the Middle English Sir Gawain and the Green Knight); world mythology (Tolkien was particularly interested in Germanic and Celtic myth); and language (invented languages like Quenya and Sindarin as well as primary world languages). Our journal, ORCRIST, appeared irregularly, and has not been published in some years, though we still may revive it sometime. Most back issues are out of print (numbers 1, 2, 4, 5, 6), but we still have some copies of others (numbers 3, 7, 8) - $1.00 each plus postage, for those who are interested. Namarie, Richard West 207 Wendt Engineering Library, 262-3536 . Contact Richard West for a schedule of speakers and other activities. Richard West

Argentine Tolkien Association
Arthedain The Tolkien Society of Norway
Brazillian Tolkien Society
Colombian Tolkien Society
The Czech Tolkien Society
Deutsche Tolkien Gesellschaft
German Tolkien Society
Elanor The Flemish Tolkien Society
Eredain The Swiss Tolkien Society
Gil-Galad The Slovenia Tolkien Society
Heren Istarion The New York Tolkien Society
Imladris The Danish Tolkien Society
Israeli Tolkien Society
Mithlond The Gothenburg Tolkien Society of Sweden
Österreichischen Tolkiengesellschaft The Austrian Tolkien Society
Peruvian Tolkien Society The Tolkien Society of Peru
Sociedad Tolkiendili de México the Mexican Tolkien Society
Società Tolkieniana Italiana the Italian Tolkien Society
Suomen Tolkien Seura The Finnish Tolkien Society
The Greek Tolkien Society
The Hungarian Tolkien Society
The Idaho and Montana Tolkien Society
The Philippine Tolkien Society
The Spanish Tolkien Society
The Tolkien Society of Chile
Tolkien & Co
the French Tolkien Association


The Major Tolkien-related Newsgroups. Use these groups to find out about new items and discuss Tolkien's work. They are also a reasonable place to sell any collectibles you have available. Click on a link below to load the newsgroup.










  A very high quality, beautiful sword. This would make a great decorative gift for the shield maiden in your life, or someone who just loves equestrian design.


  Now that the movies have largely run their merchandising course, this may be the best time to purchase high quality jewelry at discounted prices. Use these as gifts for years to come.


  It appears that any game that could possibly have a Lord of the Rings theme has been produced. These include Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, Backgammon and Dominoes.



  Figures from the movies include a large action figure series. There are separate figure sets and color schemes for each movie. The highest quality figures were made by Sideshow WETA. Although these are expensive, they sell out quickly and will likely keep their values.

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