Changes in event/prices
NaDobra have announced some changes in events/pricing for RotCon
Due to lack of interest we are cancelling the Gala dinner on Friday night and shrinking the event down to Saturday and Sunday only.
To reflect this and also the fact that NaDobra have not recieved much interest from the bigger cast members they have reduced registration prices. People who have registered at higher prices will be refunded the excess by the 11th of March, and NaDobra hope they will bear with them until then.
The new prices are as follows...Adult Sat-Sun: £60 (inc Sat night buffet worth £10)
Child Sat-Sun: £50 (inc Sat night buffet worth £10)
Adult Sat only: £40 (inc Sat night buffet worth £10)
Child Sat only: £30 (inc Sat night buffet worth £10)
Adult Sun only: £30
Child Sun only: £20
Child tickets are for ages 7-12, under 7's may enter free but must sit on their parents laps. Under 15's must be accompanied by an adult.
NaDobra have said that they hope to announce another guest soon but would like to make sure everyone realises that we only intend to have 1-2 more guests for the event as this was never intended to be a large scale event.
Jed Brophy announced!
NaDobra have announced that actor and stuntman Jed Brophy
will be attending Return of the Convention
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Jed will be available for autographs to all attendees and will be giving a presentation and attending the Reading Day gala dinner. To be in with a chance to sit at his table buy your gala dinner ticket
NaDobra are also offering a stunt workshop with Jed to a limited number of people. Further details on how to apply for this opportunity will be released soon. To apply for workshops you must be fully registered for the event.
John Howe and Alan Lee to attend RotCon!!
NaDobra have announces that artists Alan Lee and John Howe will be attending Return of the Convention.
"English artist Alan Lee has created a huge array of beautiful images over the last thirty years. He illustrated the covers of the 1987 edition of Lord of the Rings and went on to illustrate the Centenary edition of Lord of the Rings, the 1997 edition of The Hobbit and the 1993 Tolkien calendar among other things. He was brought on board Peter Jackson's film trilogy and worked for over six years in New Zealand bringing Middle Earth to life. Credited as Conceptual Designer and Set Decorator he was to recieve a Best Art Direction Oscar for his extensive work as part of the film's Art Department. Some images of his you may recognise can be seen at TOR.n"
"Canadian born artist John Howe first read The Lord of the Rings as an adolescent - poorly, by his own admission, since he read first "The Two Towers", "The Return of the King" and "The Fellowship of the Ring" (which was never available at the local library) last. He has since re-read it in the right order and illustrated several Tolkien calendars - 1991, 1995, 2001 - dozens of covers and four maps of Middle Earth. His rendition of Gandalf the Grey is now synonymous with the one-volume edition of the Lord of the Rings. "Myth & Magic", published in 2001 by HarperCollins, provides a comprehensive overview of his work. Conceptual Artist and Designer on the Lord of the Rings movies along with Alan Lee, John’s designs range from Bag End to Barad-dûr and many points between. Involved in medieval re-enactment, he also had a great deal of influence on the look and feel of the weapons and armour in the films. John has an official website at John-Howe.com
"Alan and John will be available for autographs to all attendees and will be giving a presentation and attending the Reading Day gala dinner. To be in with a chance to sit at their table buy your gala dinner ticket now
"NaDobra are also able to offer an art workshop with Alan and John to a limited number of people. Further details on how to apply for this amazing opportunity will be released soon. To apply for workshops you must be fully registered for the event."
NaDobra announces LANISTA to attend con
NaDobra has announced that LANISTA Ancient Warfare Academy (http://www.lawa.co.uk/
) will be at the Return Of The Convention in Bristol in March.
They will be running Practical Sword and Practical Shield Wall workshops over the weekend. Spaces in these workshops will be limited and NaDobra will be accepting applications to take part in them immediately from fully registered attendees. To request attendance at one or both of these please email NaDobra at firstname.lastname@example.org with your registration number.
The Practical Sword Workshop lasts approximately 40 minutes and will include the examination and exercise of the three predominant sword types used in Tolkien, that is, the Double-Handed War Sword, the Saxon Fuller-Blade Sword and the smaller Leaf-Blade Sword.
The Practical Shield-wall Workshop lasts about 25 minutes.
LANISTA will also be giving a talk entitled "In the Search of Eowyn: Shieldmaiden of Rohan".
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