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MagicCon 2 | Vortrag | Alles Tolkien oder was?

MagicCon 2 | Vortrag | Alles Tolkien oder was?

Fantasy clichés coming from Tolkien – or not?

Tolkien’s influence on fantasy is indisputable – down to the last detail. Much of what is considered a cliché today comes from Tolkien: beer-drinking, axe-swinging dwarfs. Sharp-eared, nature-loving elves. Courageous but cozy and voracious Hobbits. That’s what you think. But is that really true wherever you accept it?

In his lecture All Tolkien or what?, Dr. Christian Weichmann will take a closer look at some of the clichés and see what is really about Tolkien. Because some of it was a cliché even before Tolkien. However, other clichés have only formed and consolidated later. For example, Tolkien certainly contributed a lot to today’s El (f/b) image. But some of the things that are attributed to him can’t be found in his works. And Tolkien also owes much to the cliché of the small, forgotten people who change the fate of the world. But is that what he meant?

Lecturer: Dr. Christian Weichmann
Duration: 60 min  -  The Lecture will be held in: german
Dr. Christian Weichmann has long been a Tolkien and Fantasy reader. Soon after its foundation he joined the "Deutsche Tolkien Gesellschaft" ("German Tolkien Society"). In this position, he was active as a member of the board for a long time. And even now he still represents her as a lecturer or quizmaster at events. He is also a member of the club magazine Der Flammifer von Westernis and a member of the advisory board of DTG.

He is interested in all of Tolkien's work, especially the things that are often overlooked in the shadow of Lord of the Rings, and also the person of Tolkien. He earns his living as a technical software developer in Bonn.

Sources & additional links for All Tolkien or what?:

German Tolkien Society

1 Comment

  1. Liisa says:

    It’s a pity that almost all lectures are in German. While I respect people right to use their own language and regret my poor skills in german, I would really like to participate to lectures like this. And the other thing – if the lecture is in German, why write the description in English? It would be easier to find suitable lectures if the languge could be see right away.