Mythgard Miscellany

Welcome, friend, to Mythgard Miscellany! Miscellany is a catch-all place for fan and scholar creation. A place for us to gather, share, and celebrate the works we love, and broaden our fantasy horizons – often including, but also well-beyond Middle Earth. Here, we’ll share thoughts and insights about books and films, and highlight the creativity of our community. Want to share a short masterclass? Exhibit your art? Perform your poetry? Record a panel discussion on a topic of your choice? This is your chance! We want to celebrate your passions, research, hobbies, and ideas on this new platform.

We’ll aim to curate all content as it is created into easy to navigate hubs – so no matter what you’re a fan of, you’ll find your home here. But keep in mind- it’s a work in progress.

Other Minds and Hands – An Open and Friendly Discussion of Tolkien Adaptation

Mondays at 4:00 PM EST

On our Youtube, Tolkien Professor podcast, and Twitch channels.

Join The Tolkien Professor, Dr Corey Olsen, and Mythgard’s Adaptation expert Dr Maggie Parke for a pleasant and curious chat about adaptations, analysis, ideas, and info.

Catch up on our episodes here.

Pub Night: Silent Reading Club with Laurel Stevens!

Wear your grey sweats and bring your blankies — in fact, pile on all the comforts!  I’ve called Laurel Stevens a “Master Reader” and if you just knew her…  she reads something like three novels a week and has a beautifully integrating mind which makes connections between works, authors, genres, and centuries!  She’s gonna bring a book. You’re gonna bring a book. We’re all gonna bring a book, open the zoom window, greet one another, and cozy down for an hour of silent reading in excellent company.

Sunday, March 10 at 6:00 PM Eastern

Register here for the Zoom

A brilliant, kind, and mischievous woman with more than a hint of Lyaquendi ancestry peeks at us over the edges of an ooooold book. She's in a library (duh) and her short reddish spiky hair matches both the sleeves of her shirt and some of the books behind her which is just fabulous.

Pub Night: Knitting socks

This Pub Night has passed, these links live on. And don’t worry, we’ll knit together again some day!

  • Judy’s Magic Cast-on
  • Stockinette stitch
  • Short row heel
  • Here are my own tutorials one, two, and three. You will hear references to my former fandom in which I was an enthusiastic participant. Unfortunately, the author of the work which I loved has proven to be someone who hates my family. What a loss for that person that they no longer enjoy my positive regard.
Four wee ornament socks white with a green intarsia tree, freen with a red intarsia cardinal, red with two white intarsia snowflakes and a green striped one.

The Elements of Miscellany…thus far

Mythgard Movie Club is back, and we’ll be discussing 2022’s The Batman (dir Matt Reeves). We’ll chat about Batman through the years, how this fits in, the adaptation and writing journey, take questions, and talk to some superfans and superfancritics as we ponder and pontificate the allure of this batty hero.
Date: Sunday, August 7
Time: 3pm EST

Join us as we geek out on films we love, hate, and need to debate! Books and games into films is a hot topic, and we’ll help you navigate the terrain! Join Dr. Maggie Parke, Director of Mythgard, PhD in Adaptations and Fan Management, and her panels of nerd experts, talking about recent adaptations.

Join the live zoom webinar here! Or catch it later and add comments on our YouTube channel.

Click here for the archive of original MMC  for science fiction and fantasy films and television.

Asynchronously discuss the SilmFilm project, Mythgard on LOTRO, Mythgard Academy, or simply hang in the Community Hearth (the writers hang over in that corner with all the spilled ink). Click here to reach the Mythgard Forums!

More Elements are Coming!

Pub Nights!

About once a month of a Sunday evening at 6:00 PM Eastern, gather the family. It might be darts, it might be discussion, it might be knitting… Your gracious host Sparrow likes to arrange quiet fun and cameraderie, so just show up and have a good time!

WriterSpace is open time to work on your own projects in good company.  Our cooperative virtual space is designed for creative writers — and all are welcome, whatever your project.

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Check out the Signum University community on Discord – hang out with a couple of thousand other members and enjoy free voice and text chat.

Want to see what’s on other Mythgardians’ reading lists?  Make it easy for your fellow dragons read your reviews? Click here to reach the Mythgard group on Goodreads!