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Post by Tinuviel on Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:07 pm

Have any of you ever been to Oxonmoot? It's hosted by the Tolkien society every year at Oxford. I'll be close so I'm wondering if I should check it out!

http://www.tolkiensociety.org/events/oxonmoot-2015/


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Re: Oxonmoot

Post by Amarië on Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:25 pm

Never been, haven't looked at the link, I just think it sounds greats and you should go. It's what royals do, they go places and represent... places. And tell their not so brave and/or fortunate forumdwellers what happened afterwards.

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Post by halfwise on Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:11 am

"I'll be close so I'm wondering if I should check it out?"

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Damn silly question if you ask me.  Of COURSE you should check it out!  Mad   And as Amarie pointed out, as our Queen you have a moral duty to represent us.

It's like walking past the Eagle and Child and wondering if you should go in and have a pint. Rolling Eyes

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Post by halfwise on Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:14 am

You get to stay in the Oxford friggin' dormitories for a very reasonable price!

Asking if you should go....well I never. Banghead

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Re: Oxonmoot

Post by Eldorion on Fri Jun 26, 2015 1:07 am

I've never had the opportunity myself, but yeah, you should definitely go. Nod

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Post by Bluebottle on Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:41 am

If you have the time and energy and want to, why not? Smile

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Re: Oxonmoot

Post by azriel on Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:12 am

Go Go Go Go Go !!!! If you can afford it then DO IT ! Very Happy
I mean, the experience, the atmosphere ! You wont know how fab it is till you do it ! Maybe a one off chance ? And as they say....." its the regrets of the things you didnt do that haunts not the regrets of the things you did do "

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:02 pm

Go for it Yer Maj! You might never get the chance again. And you can get buckie there (well probably, they might be a bit snobby about it in Oxford or do something weird with it, like use it as a table wine instead of guzzling the whole thing in one, straight from the bottle) sadly not proper Rasberry Buckie Yer Maj, but you cant blame them for that they are English and mortals.

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Re: Oxonmoot

Post by halfwise on Fri Jun 26, 2015 1:48 pm

As we're on the topic of "So you're going, right? Right!" why haven't any of the Brits gone? It's just a train ride from London.

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Fri Jun 26, 2015 2:45 pm

Might just be a train ride from London but its another country from Glasgow- not sure how welcome I'd be in England right now in my kilt waving buckie about (also the very cheapest train fare I can find is just shy of 80 quid- I can fly to another country for less than that Mad )

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Post by malickfan on Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:38 pm

Go for it Tin! As the others have said, its your royal duty to represent Forumshire (though I wouldn't be surprised if we already have a reputation of sorts in the Tolkien Fandom...)

I actually live a couple of hours way from Oxford by Train Sofa

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Post by Eldorion on Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:39 pm

Y'all need to have that UK Forumshire meet-up we were talking about at Oxonmoot. Nod
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Post by malickfan on Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:43 pm

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Post by Eldorion on Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:43 pm

No need to be shy Malick, I'm sure we're all perfectly normal IRL. Razz
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Post by malickfan on Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:45 pm

Eldorion wrote:No need to be shy Malick, I'm sure we're all perfectly normal IRL. Razz

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:50 pm

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Post by azriel on Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:53 pm

Who the holy heck wants to be normal ? are you off yer chump ?
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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:09 pm

I know Azriel- wheres the eccentricity gone? Having a mad aunt or uncle used to be a thing of pride- "Look hes putting the cheese out for the squirrels".

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Post by azriel on Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:31 pm

lol! Dam right ! You werent a proper family unless one of you had been certified ! Badge of honour that, Tea & Lithium cyclops

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Post by Mrs Figg on Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:31 pm

Pettytyrant101 wrote:I'm sure we're all perfectly normal IRL.- Eldo

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Post by halfwise on Fri Jun 26, 2015 7:00 pm

So if anybody else plans to meet Tin at Oxenmoot, I may be tempted to buy a ticket.

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Post by Mrs Figg on Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:07 pm

I would be in the UK then and would defo like to go to Oxford for one day, but I would be totally useless as far as the Moot goes. I don't like being stuck inside listening to lectures, I would be wandering about Oxford wanting to look at shops and cafes, so I would probably get on your nerves.

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Post by halfwise on Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:12 pm

I wouldn't want to waste all my time in the moot while in Oxford either. Half day per day at most. If I was delivering a paper I'd feel more compelled to stick around, but I'd just be there for whatever.

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Post by halfwise on Sat Jun 27, 2015 1:23 pm

Just realized the Eagle and Child is sure to be a mob scene that weekend. Mad  But that's good reason to skip out on Oxonmoot, I reckon. Pick and choose your talks, spend the rest of the time being in Oxford.

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Post by halfwise on Sat Jun 27, 2015 3:29 pm

Okay, I figure it will cost me about $300 + plane fare to attend Oxonmoot. This gets me 2 nights in the dorms, a banquet and a T-shirt, plus spending money. If Tin and one other Brit (or a Norwegian, I'm not picky) decides to make the trip, I'm in. But decide in the next couple weeks, I want to grab cheap fares.

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