September 11th, 2007


The 30th Anniversary of the Silmarillion Project

Hello fellow Tolkien fans with brilliant art skills :) I thought I'll bring you news about this Silmarillion anniversary project, let me quote after ladyelleth:

"Like the subject line says, a book we all love is nearing its 30th publication anniversary - 09/15/1977 marks the day the Silmarillion was first published, and now, 30 years later, we need your help to celebrate!

"I would draw some of the great tales in fullness, and leave many only placed in the scheme, and sketched. The cycles should be linked to a majestic whole, and yet leave scope for other minds and hands, wielding paint and music and drama. Absurd."
~J.R.R.Tolkien in a letter to Milton Waldman, (probably) in late 1951

It's not all that absurd, is it? The fans have made that abundantly clear and the brilliant oloriel had the fabulous idea to gather all contributions to this very special day in one place. For the rest of the month (starting on the 15th), feel free to share all paint, music, drama, and other Silmarillion-related material in the Silmarillion Anniversary Celebration community on LiveJournal. Your material doesn't have to be new either - whatever you want to post, please do so!

Thanks for reading, please participate, and please spread the news - the more the merrier, isn't it?


The detailed information is here: