Welcome to the Tolkien Conference blog, sponsored by Urbana Theological Seminary! For the last two years the conference has had excellent speakers, and we have decided to expand the fun and excitement of the conference into a blog that will continue all year around. As this blog grows, you will find entries by previous conference speakers, book reviews, entries by guest writers, as well as information about upcoming conferences and other things that will be available through this website. For now, be sure to check out the videos of our first year’s speakers. We are currently working on getting videos of some of this year’s speakers uploaded as well. And you just never know what other Tolkien related things you will find on this website. So be sure to visit early, visit often, and if you have an idea for a blog entry, feel free to contact us and let us know!