Are you familiar with the works of J. R. R. Tolkien? Has The Lord of the Rings got you under its spell? Would you like to share your thoughts with likeminded people? The Finnish Tolkien Society Kontu is an organisation for the friends of Tolkien’s works, and other fantasy literature as well, all over Finland. Our members include all kinds of fans. Some know the entire work of Tolkien almost by heart, while others are just generally interested in fantasy. Meetings gather all these people under the same roof to discuss and to have fun. Our magazines bring our members news from Finland and all over the world, as well as articles, book reviews and short stories. We also arrange over-the-weekend meetings where we now also welcome our foreign friends!
The Finnish Tolkien Society Kontu is run by a committee which is elected on a yearly basis. We have two publications: Hobittilan Sanomat (Hobbiton News), our newsletter, which comes out about four times a year, and Legolas, the best and the only magazine in Finland focusing solely on fantasy literature. We organize official meetings at least six times each year. In addition to this, monthly meetings are held in larger cities. These meetings involve refreshments, conversation, games and, of course, Tolkien. We also have active local divisions, called smials, all over Finland.
Joining (in Finland) is easy. Just pay 18 euros, which covers one year’s membership and magazines (membership period is from September 1 to August 31), to our bank account in Nordea, FI95 2001 1800 0427 42, and send the receipt, with your name, address and e-mail address, to our PO box (Suomen Tolkien-seura Kontu ry, PL 215, 00131 Helsinki, Finland), or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use 3104 as reference number. Family membership for another member in the same address is 10 euros, which covers the membership, but not the magazines.
If you have questions about the Finnish Tolkien Society Kontu, please contact our chairperson at email@example.com or our publicity officer at firstname.lastname@example.org!