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The UNM Hobbit Society is a student-founded organization on the campus of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.

The purpose of our group is to meet and associate with others interested in Tolkien, and to learn more about the author, his written works, and his sources through discussion, guest lectures and academically-oriented activities.

If you would like to be added to the UNM Hobbit Society listserv to be informed of meetings and other events, please use our Contact page to contact the faculty advisor or current president.


We now have a Facebook page! Just search for UNM Hobbit Society and you will find us.



Even if you cannot attend our meetings, you can discuss the works of J.R.R. Tolkien any time on our Green Dragon blog.

News
UNM Hobbit Society is now recognized as a source for collectible Tolkien-related calendars, with our own page on The Compleat Gyd to Tolkien Calendars.

Fall Event Schedule
Our usual fall schedule includes one member moot (meeting) every 2-3 weeks in which we discuss some previously agreed-upon topic related to Tolkien's works. This semester we are preparing for the release of the final movie in Peter Jackson's film adaptations of The Hobbit by discussing Tolkien's book along with Jackson's previous films. We will also talk about other adaptations of Tolkien's works in contemporary media such as video games. We also plan to host a talk by an author for our annual New Mexico Fantasy Writers Series. Click the History button above for info about these events in past years.

● Hobbit Moot
Tuesday, September 2, 7:00 pm at O'Niell's on Central and Washington
Discussion:  WETA Workshop images and concepts

● Hobbit Moot
Tuesday, September 16, 7:00 pm in the SUB, Fiesta A
Discussion: Tolkien's book and clips from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

● Hobbit Moot
Tuesday, September 30, 7:00 pm in the Honors Forum
(Student Health Center Building, Ground Floor, Room 21)
Discussion: Shadow of Mordor game discussion and play. Shadow of Mordoaction role-playing video game set in The Lord of the Rings universe, being developed by Monolith Productions.

● Hobbit Moot
Tuesday, October 21, 7:00 pm in the Honors Forum
(Student Health Center Building, Ground Floor, Room 21)
Discussion: Tolkien's book and clips from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

● Hobbit Moot
Tuesday, November 11, 7:00 pm in the Honors Forum
(Student Health Center Building, Ground Floor, Room 21)
Discussion: The character of Bilbo Baggins

● Hobbit Moot
Tuesday, December 2, 7:00 pm in the Honors Forum
(Student Health Center Building, Ground Floor, Room 21)
Discussion: Come play video games to ease end of the semester stress. We will also plan for the Hanging of the Greens.

● Hanging of the Greens and Annual Holiday Party
Friday, December 5, 5:00 pm
Meet in the Honors Forum (Student Health Center Building, Ground Floor, Room 21) prior to touring the UNM campus's annual luminaria display. Bring food and beverages to share before we see the Hanging of the Greens.

● Group Outing to The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Sunday, December 19, Time and place TBA
Sometime in the afternoon, members will see the final Hobbit film by Peter Jackson. Rides to will be provided to thsoe who need transportation. group ticket raes are being explored.

 

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