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Welly-moot - the official Google+ page of the Wellington Tolkien Smial
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Welly-moot #6.4 will be held on July 30
Another meeting coming up, back at the Embassy. We're repeating the theme of last meeting - this time we'll actually get to it. Reality vs Metaphor In The Hobbit, the Rock Giants are portrayed as real in the films, but many believe
they are just metaphors ...

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Technical details behind the scenes at Welly-moot
Nothing major to report right now. Our next meeting is coming up later this month, so expect an update for that soon. Meanwhile I've been updating our website, mostly behind the scenes, and hopefully without anyone noticing. Really just future-proofing the ...

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Welly-moot #6.3 report - Forgot to discuss the theme. Oops.
The group met at the Embassy Cinema today, and although our intentions were to discuss the set theme of Reality vs Metaphor (were Bilbo's Rock Giants real or were they a metaphor for something entirely different?), in the end we kinda never got around to it...

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Final date change - Welly-moot #6.3 will be held on June 11 (not June 4).
Due to the Sci-Fi/Fantasy convention Armageddon being held over the same weekend as our original Welly-moot scheduled meeting, we've decided to change our moot day to June the 11th. Apart from the date change, we now also have a fun theme for the discussion...

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Last night's Royd Tolkien charity event for MND(NZ) was a success!
Royd Tolkien talks about his brother Mike Royd Tolkien's event at the Roxy Cinema last night was a great fun evening, with some very exciting auctioneering from Jed Brophy as well. The Roxy had put out a delicious spread of hors d'oeuvres, which were excell...

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Fabulous Prizes!
I've received more details about the Royd Tolkien charity event at the Roxy next week. The charity auction, run by Jed Brophy, will include some fabulous items that may never be offered for sale again. For the overseas fans: I may be able to accept absentee...

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Welly-moot #6.2 report - Eowyn's Choices
The second Welly-moot meeting was held at Embassy café today. Alongside of regular members, we have new visitors; Maria and Logan, both are big fans of Tolkien’s world. First, we started with updates and news around the table – the upcoming charity event w...

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Royd Tolkien coming to Wellington, at the Roxy on April 12, charity event for MND association.
Technically, I understand that he's already here, but Royd Tolkien, the great grandson of our favourite author, actor, film producer, and brother of the late Mike Baker who died from Motor Neurone Disease (MND), has returned to New Zealand to "make a dick o...

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Theme for Welly-moot #6.2 - "Eowyn's Choices". March 26, 2017.
Way back in December 2011, Welly-moot had a visit from Astrid from the Austrian Tirol Tolkien Smial (at Welly-moot #0.6 ). She's been back in New Zealand in 2015, and amongst other things,  visited Rivendell: Unfortunately she wasn't here for our picnic las...

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Finnish Tolkien Society Kontu - WorldCon announcement
While we're announcing international Tolkien events we're invited to, there's a cool few things on in Finland later this year as well. The New Zealand Tolkien has enjoyed a great friendship with the Finnish Kontu in the past, and we would very much like to ...
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