To mark The Silmarillion’s 40th Anniversary on September 15th, three dozen artists and writers have been hard at work to contribute to the Silmarillion 40 compilation, which celebrates the amazing stories that never cease to captivate us, as well as the thriving fandom community that has grown from this shared love. A story or artwork is being revealed every day for 40 days, don’t miss them!
Our current challenge “Ancestors” prompts you to create a fanwork in which a character's resemblance or connection to an ancestor plays a central role. And we give a warm welcome to new fourteen new members joining our SWG archive during September.
This month Himring brings us the biography of Dorlas. A late addition to the legendarium and a composite of several earlier characters, Dorlas becomes an essential piece in the political game of the Haladin under the influence of Túrin, with his hawkish tendencies and cruel personality helping to bring about the downfall of that people.
Are you looking for something new? Our newsletter lists all the stories, essays, and poems added or updated on our SWG archive during the past month of September, and this month it is packed. To keep up to date with what is happening within the wider fandom world, our Around the World and Web section brings you a selection of recent articles of interest, fandom events, and calls for papers.
As always, our newsletter is only possible through the contributions from a team of SWG volunteers. Join me in thanking Dawn, Himring, Elleth and Angelica for writing and compiling our newsletter content this month.