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Web page on The Tolkien Society's website with a report on our visit to the Gandalf Cafe

I just finished organising tech for Oxonmoot, and decided to prop the eyelids open long enough to complete the web page. It might still get a bit of editing,m but it is ready to be seen...
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As different as Japan is from England, some things were more striking than others.
more about Japan )
On our penultimate day in Japan, Japanese Tolkien enthusiasts in the Gandalf Café fed us hobbit snacks and lovely coffee, and then took us out for a feast in the evening. I can't remember enjoying a day more.
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This was Cory Doctorow's comment on fan fic. His view was that the doing of it was at least as important as the end result. This was in response to a criticism that fan fic is unlikely to result in great literature.

Fic writers? Do you agree?

(More Nippon 2007 reportage to follow.)

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