Michael Tolkien, grandson of J.R.R. Tolkien, will be attending The Tolkien Society’s summer event The Return of the Ring as a special guest, speaking about his two new children’s books, Wish and Rainbow, and how they relate to his grandfather’s work “On Fairy-Stories.”
The Return of the Ring takes place at Loughborough University, England over August 16-20. Michael Tolkien will appear on August 18.
The conference celebrates the forthcoming films and 75 years of The Hobbit. Other featured guests are performer of ‘One Man LOTR’ Charlie Ross; authors and academics Brian Sibley, Tom Shippey, Verlyn Flieger, Colin Duriez, John Garth and Corey Olsen; artist Ted Nasmith; directors of Born of Hope and The Hunt for Gollum Kate Madison and Chris Bouchard; and French Middle-earth re-enactment society The Company of the Green Dragon.