||Herr Der Ringe
January 28, 2001
The Great Tolkien
Convention -- The Ultimate Experience
Well, hello everybody, it's me again. Elanor, with an
exclusive report of the event that took place from January 12th until January 14th at
Castle Hohensolms in Gießen. The Great Tolkien Convention..
Because of the very positive feedback to our last meeting in September and the increasing
demand for another gathering of Tolkien-Fans, Cirdan and his staff decided on giving it a
second try. And, of course, they planned the whole thing to become even better than the
And I can tell you that this was a real adventure, which already began in the car on our
way to the castle. It had been snowing before and the temperature outside was icy so that
the road was not only dark and winding, but also quite slippery. Some of the girls in the
car kept screaming some part of the way, going: "Oh my God! Watch out! I don't wanna
die!" We did have some fun!
And we actually made it and arrived at the Castle in one piece. We had already seen the
Castle from the road below, illuminated by floodlights, which was a quite impressing view.
After having left the car and having exchanged the first greetings with some of the others
we already knew from the meeting in September, we went inside the castle, where Eowyn was
waiting to tell the guests which rooms they were supposed to stay in.
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