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Winter Term 2016

Term End Party: April 8

As usual, we will be having a talent night as part of our last event of the semester. This year it’ll be on Friday, April 8, at the Heritage Lounge of Athabasca Hall at 5PM. If you have an awesome talent or hobby, Tolkien-related or not, and would like to present something at this event, please email us so we can put you on the list. In the past we’ve had everything from dramatic readings, quilt displays, pseudo-academic presentations, and much more!

Springtime in Hobbiton: March 11

We will be holding one of our favourite events, Springtime in Hobbiton, on Friday, March 11 in CAB 357 starting at 5PM. This event is primarily a campus-wide scavenger hunt! Show up at 5PM with $5 if you’d like pizza, we’ll divide you in to teams and you and your team will get a set of riddles that will lead you to several nooks and crannies around campus where you’ll be looking for items to bring back to CAB. The first group to collect all of their items will get the prestigious accolade of being able to brag about winning the scavenger hunt for the next year! There will also be board games and food to follow, so it should be a great time!

Lembas Bake Sale: March 3

Our annual Lembas Bread bake sale is happening again this year on Thursday, March 3, in the Rutherford Galleria. We would love to have people sign up to help table and sell Lembas! You can sign up by emailing us. Even if you can’t sign up, if you’re free anytime on Thursday, feel free to stop by and hang out or buy some Lembas bread! It’s very delicious!

2016 Guest Lecture Series

2016-guest-lecture-posterEvery February we host a guest lecture series with various speakers from around the U of A and beyond. All times and dates have been finalized, so mark these one your calendar!

Thursday Feb 4 at 6pm, ETLC E1-007 – Dr. Natalie Van Deusen, a Scandanavian Studies professor at the U of A, will talk to us about the cycle of order and chaos in the Lord of the Rings.   (Facebook Event Page)

Wednesday Feb 10 at 6pm, ETLC E1-007 – Dr. William Thompson, from the Grant MacEwan Department of English, will speak to us about Tolkien and Faerie (fairy tales and the Perilous Realm? It’s almost like we’ve been discussing this in book study or something…)   (Facebook Event Page)

Thursday Feb 25 at 6pm, ETLC E1-007 – Dr. Mike Perschon, also from the Grant MacEwan Department of English, will speak to us about steampunking a Middle Earth tabletop RPG.   (Facebook Event Page)

We would really love to have a big turnout for these guest lectures, so if you know anyone outside the club (or even the U of A) who might be interested, let them know!

Board Game Night: February 12

This is a super casual event where we get together and play board games, Tolkien-related or not! It’ll take place Friday, February 12th from 5:00-10:00 PM in the Heritage Lounge of Athabasca Hall. If you have any board games you want to play, feel free to bring them. Also, bring $5 to pool in if you’d like to be in on pizza.

Movie Night: January 22

The Last Alliance is holding a movie night on Friday, January 22 from 6:00-10:00 PM in the Heritage Lounge of Athabasca Hall. Please feel free to bring any snacks, blankets, or comfort devices you need! There MAY be a popcorn machine, or lacking that there will be microwave popcorn. It’s also not completely out of the question that pizza could be ordered so bring $5 if you’re so inclined.

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We will be voting on your favourite Tolkien cinema representation and watching it together. Discussion of the movies will be allowed at this event so free reign, folks! Get it out of your systems! Your choice of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, or The Hobbit: The Tolkien Edit.

Board Game Night: January 14

This is a super casual event where we get together and play board games, Tolkien-related or not! It’ll take place Thursday, January 14th from 6:00-10:00 PM in the Heritage Lounge of Athabasca Hall. If you have any board games you want to play, feel free to bring them. Also, bring $5 to pool in if you’d like to be in on pizza.

Welcome Party: January 8th

The Last Alliance will be holding a welcome (back) party Jan. 8th from 4:30-7:30 PM in the Heritage Lounge of Athabasca Hall. This is an informal get-together where you will be able to meet the executives and fellow members and prospective members in a more casual setting.
There will be snacks and ice-breaker games, but there will also be lots of time devoted to mingling and getting to know one another. Drop by any time between 4:30 and 7:30 to say hello, reconnect with old friends after the break, and make new friends at the start of a new term!