On a chilly Sunday afternoon the folk of Grey Havens gathered under the gaze of the Blue Mountains. A golden light shimmered in our Hall of Fire. And that day we heard many songs and tales and poems from many realms of Middle-earth. It was International Tolkien Reading Day at Barbed Wire Books!
It was an out-of-this-world Valentine’s shiny shindig at Nerd Love Is True Love: A Valentine’s Day Sing-along & Sale. The Grey Havens Group and guests sang almost twenty songs from science fiction and fantasy movies and television, with prizes for Nerd trivia, plentiful Geek food, and cool crafts. All this fun to raise funds for the family literacy events of The Grey Havens Group!
Donna Clement’s “Accio Nerd,” an enchantment summoning Nerds everywhere!
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On this evening Clay Evans arranged for artist Bill Johnk to visit Grey Havens to tell how he brought The Hobbit to life long ago with his wonderful marionettes. When Clay was a youth in Boulder, Colorado in 1974, he attended one of Johnk’s performances. That enchanted evening stayed with Clay through the decades that followed, and in 2012 he interviewed Johnk and wrote an article about his Hobbit artistry. So it was a very special privilege for Grey Havens to hear Bill’s moving tales of how he created these marvelously sculpted magic marionettes, and how he tragically lost them.