Events & Appearances

Interested in meeting the Tolkien Professor in person? See where he’s going to be appearing in the upcoming weeks and months! (You can also see where he’s been, but that won’t help you meet him, unless you are a time traveler.) Click on the links to get the details about each upcoming event.

Upcoming and Recent Events

EventCity / LocationDate(s)
BayMootBerkeley, CA – First Presbyterian ChurchNovember 23, 2019
SXSW EDUAustin, TXMarch 9–12, 2020

Past Events

EventCity / LocationDate(s)
MiddleMootWaterloo, IA – Hawkeye Community CollegeOctober 12, 2019
New England MootAmherst, MA – Jones LibrarySeptember 29, 2019
Mythgard Movie Club: Watership DownOnlineSeptember 5, 2019
Mythgard Movie Club: CamelotOnlineAugust 8, 2019
WeatherstockLOTRO Landroval Server – WeathertopJuly 20, 2019, 6PM
Mythmoot VI: DragonsLeesburg, VA – National Conference CenterJune 27 – 30, 2019
The Middle Kingdom 50th Year CelebrationDanville, IN – Hendricks County 4-H FairgroundsMay 24, 2019
Tolkien Biopic DiscussionOnlineMay 19, 2019
NedermootLeiden, Netherlands – Leiden UniversityApril 14, 2019
Sunshine MootLakeland, FL – Catapult LakelandMarch 23, 2019
NYC Tolkien ConferenceNew York, NY – Morgan LibraryMarch 16 – 17, 2019
LOTRO chat with Dr. Michael Drout and Chris PiersonLord of the Rings Online Twitch ChannelMarch 14, 2019
Inside “Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth”New York City – The Sheen Center for Thought & CultureFebruary 12, 2019, 7PM
TexMootWaco, TX – Waco Convention CenterJanuary 19, 2019
MagnoliaMootCharlotte, NC – Johnson C. Smith UniversityNovember 10, 2018
LA MootLos Angeles – Westwood GatewayOct. 27, 2018
MiddleMootParkville, MO – Park CollegeOctober 6, 2018
Mythgard Movie Club: SheOnlineOctober 11, 2018
MagLabs 2018Alexandria, VA – Hilton Alexandria Mark CenterSeptember 7-9, 2018
BayMootOakland, CA – Mills CollegeAugust 18, 2018
Mythmoot V: Fantastic FrontiersLeesburg, VA – National Conference CenterJune 21-24, 2018
LondonMootLondon, UKApril 28, 2018
Mythgard Movie Club: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the GalaxyOnlineFebruary 22, 2018
The Inklings & King Arthur RoundtableOnlineFebruary 5, 2018
TexMootFort Worth, Texas – Scarborough CollegeJanuary 13, 2018
Upper Midwest Regional MootWaterloo, IA – Hawkeye Community CollegeOctober 7, 2017
Hobbit Day ReadingOnlineSeptember 22, 2017
Mythmoot IV: Invoking Wonder…Leesburg, VA – National Conference CenterJune 1-4, 2017
Wigend Rides to RohanOnline (LOTRO)March 25, 2017
Undergraduate ConferenceSouthwestern Baptist Theological SeminaryFebruary 25, 2017
Midmoot IIICollege Park, MD – Univ. of MarylandSept. 24, 2016
Mythmoot III: Ever On…Linthicum, Maryland – BWI MarriottJanuary 10-11, 2015
MidMoot II – Mythgard Midatlantic Speculative Fiction SymposiumCollege Park, MD – Univ. of MarylandOct. 3, 2015
Mythcon 45Norton, MA – Wheaton CollegeAugust 8-11, 2014
MidMoot – Mid-Atlantic Mythgard MeetupAlexandria, VA – HiltonJuly 13, 2014
Mythmoot II: Back Again…Linthicum, MD – Maritime InstituteDecember 13-15, 2013
Mythmoot: A Long-Anticipated JourneyLinthicum, MD – BWI MarriottDecember 15-16, 2012

Dr. Corey Olsen signing books at the National Book Festival in Washington D.C.

Book Signings (2012)

With the release of his book, Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, Professor Olsen attended several events and visited a number of cities across the U.S. for his book tour. Among these were: