Middle-earth Reunion

Membership is free ~ why not join Middle-earth Reunion today?

Who are we?

  • This website is run by Middle-earth Reunion (MeR), the alternative tolkien society
  • Your webmaster and founding member of Middle-earth Reunion is Martin Baker. Click here if you really want to know what I look like.
  • Our group was founded in May 1996 as a "smial" of the Tolkien Society, the idea being to connect folk interested in how JRR Tolkien's sub-created realm of Middle-earth relates to our own, Primary world.
  • The Tolkien Society awarded us the Les & Joy Toombs Smial of the Year Award in 1998.
  • We parted company from the Tolkien Society in November 2001.
  • Membership of MeR is free.
  • Members receive our quarterly magazine Reunion which from March 2001 is published electronically. The electronic version is free to members. You can read a sample issue of the magazine here at alt-tolkien.com
  • Members also receive our newsletter Parish's Garden free of charge.

What do we do?

  • Reunion magazine
    Published quarterly (Mar, Jun, Sep, Dec), Reunion: the Journal of Middle-earth Studies is the principal organ of Middle-earth Reunion.
    Read a sample issue
  • Parish's Garden newsletter
    Parish's Garden is the group's newsletter. It is published quarterly (April, July, October, January) to members.
  • alt-tolkien.com
    The main purpose of this website (the one you are looking at!) is to showcase the works & projects of our members; also to bring the group to a broader audience. The site was relaunched in April 2001 at alt-tolkien.com
    If you are reading this page we must be doing something right!

How do I join?

  • There is no membership fee to join Middle-earth Reunion. By joining you will receive our electronic magazine & newsletter completely free.
  • You will also gain access to the members' area at alt-tolkien.com
  • So don't delay, join today!