Christ & Tolkien Conference Rescheduled for 2021

Dear Tolkien Enthusiasts, Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

The Christ & Tolkien Conference has been rescheduled for September 30 – October 2, 2021.

During the past several months, the conference organizing committee has continued to explore possibilities of keeping the conference in place on the original planned dates (Oct. 1-3, 2020).

Unfortunately, due to unknown situations in travel and limited availability of venue because of COVID-19 restrictions, we will not be able to keep those conference dates in place.

If you bought tickets and the new dates don’t work for you, you can receive a full refund by contacting info@christandtolkien.com.

The deadlines for both the Call For Papers (CFP) and Call For Stories (CFS) have also been extended into 2021. If you submitted a paper or a story and want to withdraw your submission or have other concerns, please contact us and let us know (CFP: academic@christandtolkien.com; CFS: fiction@christandtolkien.com).

We plan to keep the vision of holding such a wonderful conference in place and not to accept a “second best” of debuting as a wholly online conference. We continue to have an incredibly positive response, and we are more convinced than ever of the great need for creating and nurturing opportunities for Christians to share our mutual love for Middle-earth and all of Tolkien’s literary creations.

We pray that restrictions will soon be lifted and that the fight against this worldwide affliction will be fully victorious.

Meanwhile, keep praying, hold on, and we’ll see you next year. Forth Eorlingas!

The Christ & Tolkien Conference Planning Committee


TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW.

Call For Stories released!

As part of the Christ & Tolkien Conference, a Call For Stories has been released. Approved submissions will be published in an edited anthology, be mentioned publicly at the conference, and also entitle the author to a free ticket to the conference!

Do you love the stories of J. R. R. Tolkien? Have you ever been inspired by them to write yourself?

Epic fantasy author and Russian Orthodox deacon Nicholas Kotar is editing a volume of original short fantasy stories inspired by J. R. R. Tolkien’s writing and the power of his work to envision Paradise.

In conjunction with the Christ and Tolkien Conference in Fall 2021, we are looking for submissions of stories that engage and grapple with imaginatively presenting a vision of paradise in a fallen world.

As a participant of the 2019 Ancient Faith Writing and Podcasting Conference said, there are few compelling visions of Paradise in the imaginative literature of the west outside of a few inklings in Tolkien and C. S. Lewis. Now is your chance to do just that—write a story, inspired by Tolkien’s vision of the world to come, and even have it presented officially at the Christ and Tolkien conference in 2021!

Read the full release here.

Conference Updates – Oct 30, 2019

Welcome to all our email and blog subscribers! Being the inaugural post for our blog, we’re going to give you a rundown of everything that’s been added to our website up to now:

Still coming: Call for Stories, plus information on featured lectures, music, films, panels, gaming, trivia & art contests and vendors.

Also be sure to subscribe to the Amon Sûl Podcast for not just Christian Tolkien content but also forthcoming interviews with our plenary speakers.