The Finnish Tolkien Society Kontu organizes a lot of events every year. The most notable of these is the annual summer moot, held since 2002 (which natives usually refer to as The Miitti). Smaller (but equally fun!) moots are held throughout the year as well. See below for the latest news!
The first moot of 2018 will be held from the 4th to the 7th of January at Särsjärvi. This wintry moot is traditionally the Anniversary Moot of the Society, during which a grand anniversary feast will be organized in order to celebrate the Society and (quite obviously) the Professor himself. Other activities include a Christmas-themed night with presents and treats. Attendees are of course welcome to organize some additional fun if they so wish!
More info here (also in English, just scroll down to the end of the first post!).
Registration for the event starts on the 12th of December at 18.00. To register, just send an email to the organisers (firstname.lastname@example.org) and they will put you on the list of attendees and give you information about paying the moot fee. There is a fancy system for the registration too, but unfortunately it’s available only in Finnish for now.
How much you need to pay depends on the amount of time spent at the moot – and being a member of the Finnish Tolkien Society gives you a neat discount:
3 nights 25€/30€
2 nights 18€/23€
1 night 10€/15€
If and when you decide to register for the moot, it’s probably a good idea to start thinking about the ”how to get there?” part pretty soon. The forum thread (linked above) is a good place for that – anyone there is happy to give some tips.
A few important things to remember:
– The moot is non-alcoholic, no exceptions.
– Apart from the Anniversary feast the Society serves no meals. Bring your own food! Often there are little groups that plan ahead and engage in some cooking together, so it might be a good idea to ask around.
– Bring your own bedsheets for sleeping.
– Anyone over 14 (and those who turn 14 in 2018) are welcome to the moot alone, but attendees under 18 must bring a written permission from a guardian. People under 14 may attend with a guardian.
If there are any questions, don’t hesitate to send an email or contact us on our Facebook page!