TheOneRing.net - Forged by and for Fans of J.R.R. TolkienJourney to Microdor - an LOTR Fan FilmRemembering Balin (Greg) - a gallery of photosWashington Renaissance Fantasy Faire - Gig Harbor, WAOne Small Garden - building gardens for charityThe Fellowship of Middle Earth forumLOTR Fanclub Scrapbook - archived tales, poetry, and LOTR memorabiliaThe Seat of Kings - Quality LOTR movie transcripts, poems, and fontsMellyn Annui - the British Columbia LOTR groupPage Ahead - Children's Literacy ProgramPAWS - The Progressive Animal Welfare SocietyJourney of the Ring - an LOTR fan filmHobbit Central - The Hobbit movie fan club

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Past Events

NorthWesternesse has hosted or participated in many exciting events over the past several years. Click the thumbs below to view photo galleries for each event.

Scottish Highland Games - Plenty of good bagpipe and
	  celtic music, dancing, costumes, food, Scottish clans and games.
Highland Games
July 08
Ben, Yovonne, and Corinne come in second place in the Friends 
	  and Family category with their sculpture of man buried in the sand.
Sand Sculptures
June 08
Decatur Island June 08 - Part 1 - 
	  Another wonderful trip to the Island filled with good food, good friends, good wine (and plenty of it!), and lots of Apples-2-Apples :)
Decatur Island-1
June 08
Decatur Island June 08 - Part 2
Decatur Island-2
June 08
LOTR Viewings 08 - FOTR and TTT Viewings - ROTK viewing still to come
LOTR
Viewings 08
Professor's Birthday January 08 - We had a lively dinner and our traditional toast to The Professor on his eleventy-sixth birthday with a reading by Victoria from “The Hobbit”.
Professor's
Bday 08 YouTube
Project Goldilocks June 07 - We started a One Small Garden project, called “Goldilocks,” at a women’s shelter in Seattle.
Project
Goldilocks 07
Decatur Island 07 - We enjoyed another relaxing weekend at Decatur Island. Smaug the dragon flew high in the skies and hobbitlings abounded everywhere.
Decatur
Island 07
Professor's Birthday January 07 - Hobbits, Elves, The Rohirram, Gollie, and both Randolph and Gandalf the Gray, gathered in January once again at the Blue Star Cafe to raise a glass to the Professor on his 105th birthday.
Professor's
Bday 07
Summer Activities 06 - NorthWesternesse folks enjoyed Scottish music, ceremony, and haggis at the 2006 Scottish Highland Games in Enumclaw, WA. And they dressed in their hobbit (or elf) best for RenFaire in Gig Harbor, WA.
Summer
Activites 06
New Hobbitling June 06 - NorthWesternesse welcomes its newest member, born in June 2006.
New
Hobbitling 06
Sand Sculptures June 06 - We had a fantastic turnout for the 2006 Sand Sculpture Contest at Ocean Shores, WA. Thanks to everyone's hard work and creativity, NorthWesternesse won both 2nd Place in the Novice category and The Peoples Choice Award for our sculpture of 'Bilbo in Smaug's Lair'!
Sand
Sculptures 06
Firefly-a-thon May 06 - We headed out to the Black for a Firefly-a-thon at Laura's. We enjoyed Simon's birthday cake, fruity oaty bars, strawberries, mudders milk, and a visit from Kaylee…Shiny!
Firefly-a-thon
May 06
One Small Garden April 06 - We had a great turnout for the spring One Small Garden cleanup in Beaverton, Oregon, despite the rain!
One Small
Garden 06
Microdor Wrap Party March 06 - Linda threw a fabulous Journey to Microdor Wrap Party for the JtoM cast and crew, and everyone else too! We had many new friends join us and Linda presented the cast and crew with special gifts.
Microdor
Wrap 06
ORC January 06 - Several NorthWesternesse members journeyed to the South Farthing for ORC 2006 in Pasadena, CA to see Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Billy Boyd, John Noble, and Miranda Otto.
ORC 06

Professor's Birthday January 06 - We celebrated The Professor's eleventy-fourth birthday at the Blue Star Cafe…a place that holds fond memories for the Journey to Microdor cast.
Professor's
Bday 06
Alan Lee October 05 - LOTR artist Alan Lee held a booksigning for his new LOTR Sketchbook in Seattle on Halloween night, and in Portland the following night.
Alan Lee
Oct 05
British Columbia Bilbo Birthday Parties September 05/06 - Our LOTR friends to the north in British Columbia celebrated Bilbo’s birthday with costumes, half-pints, fellowship, and a very colorful cake!
BC Bilbo
Bday Parties
Summer Activities 05 - This summer’s activities included a summer potluck at Charlie’s and trips to the Washington Renaissance Faire. We also experienced skydiving through Tiffany.
Summer
Activities 05
TolCon May 05 - The Northwest TolCon Society hosted the second annual TolCon, with Kiran Shah and others.
TolCon
May 05
Sean Astin December 04 - Sean Astin visited Seattle to promote his autobiography “There and Back Again”. Tiffany presented him with a well-deserved Oscar!
Sean Astin
Dec 04
RingCon October 04 - RingCon hosted Bruce “Gamling” Hopkins, Royd Tolkien, and Peter “Shagrat” Tait.
RingCon
Oct 04
Howard Shore Symphony July 04 - Howard Shore and the Seattle Symphony gave three performances of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Rachel and Tiffany sang in the choir.
Howard Shore
Jul 04
New Hobbitling March 04 - Introducing NorthWesternesse's littlest member, born appropriately on the day the Ring was destroyed.
New
Hobbitling 04
RingCon March 04 - RingCon hosted Jed “Sharku” Brophy and Lawrence “Lurtz” Makoare.
RingCon
Mar 04
Into The West Oscar Party February 04 - The “Into the West” LOTR Fan party was held just a few blocks from the Oscar Ceremonies on February 29, 2004, and was a huge success.
Into the
West 04
ROTK Oscar Party February 04 - The North Shire hosted an Oscar bash to celebrate ROTK's 11 Oscar wins.
ROTK Oscar
Party 04
John Rhys-Davis January 04 -  John  “Gimli” Rhys-Davis visited Seattle for a Town Hall meeting.
John Rhys-
Davies 04
Andy Serkis January 04
Andy Serkis
Jan 04
ROTK at Yelm's Deep January 04 - Patty arranged a private screening of ROTK in Yelm…at 7:30 in the morning!
Yelm's
Deep 04
ROTK Line Party December 03 - Northwesternesse celebrated “Trilogy Tuesday” and the release of ROTK with a magnificent Line Party at the Cinerama in Seattle.
ROTK Line
Party 03
RingCon October 03 - RingCon hosted Craig “Haldir” Parker and Bruce “Gamling” Hopkins.
RingCon
Oct 03
Bilbo's Birthday Party September 03 - We celebrated Bilbo's birthday at SunnyJim's grandmother's house with a great feast and wild mathom exchange.
Bilbo's
Bday 03
Summer Activities 03 - Summer activities included a hobbit birthday party for Tiffany and Casey, and an outdoor viewing of “The Two Towers” in Redmond, WA.
Summer
Activities 03
King Elessar Coronation Party May 03 - Erin hosted a party to celebrate the coronation of King Elessar. We enjoyed a Maypole dance, great entertainment, and a kingly feast.
King Elessar
Party 03
Ear Making Party April 03
Ear Making
Party 03
Project Elanor April 03 - NorthWesternesse members and others joined Sean Astin to launch Project Elanor--the Tolkien Reading Garden in Beaverton, OR.
Project
Elanor 03
TTT Oscar Party February 03 - Several Northwesternesse members headed to the South Farling in Los Angeles for TheOneRing.net Oscar bash.
TTT Oscar
Party 03
AIDS Walks - The “Gandalf Team” represents Ian McKellen in the annual AIDS Walk in Seattle.
AIDS
Walks
Decatur Island - Tiffany has hosted a number of fun weekends in the alternative Middle Earth--the beautiful sanctuary of Decatur Island.
Decatur
Island
Games Days - We have periodic game days throughout the year. Our very own “Golly” claimed the cookies as “his precious” at the last one.
Game
Days
Halloween - Fun Halloween pics from Tiffany's party in 2003, and from Debbie's party and Alan Lee’s Booksigning in 2005.
Halloween

LOTR Sand Sculptures -  Yovonne has hosted several LOTR Sand Sculpture Building events in June, to coincide with the annual Ocean Shores Sand Sculpture Contest.
LOTR Sand
Sculptures
One Small Garden Cleanups - Northwesternesse members helped with spring cleanups for Project Elanor in Beaverton, Oregon.
One Small
Garden
Other Cons - Many NorthWesternesse members have attended other Cons around the country and met many of the LOTR actors and artists.
Other
Cons
Costumes of NorthWesternesse - Wizards, elves, hobbits, dwarves…even a nazgul…we’ve got them all! Check out the amazing costumes of Northwesternesse.
Costumes

Cakes of NorthWesternesse - We have enjoyed some beautiful and delicious LOTR cakes, thanks to Hollie, our master cake decorator, and Albertsons.
Cakes