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  1. MithLuin

    "Passing of the Elves" at Dragon Con

    Each year at DragonCon, a group of elves assembles to process with lanterns through the three interconnected Con hotels (Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott, and sometimes food court) while singing. Here's a few sample videos: From 2016 (Procession - 20 s): From 2016 (Hyatt - May It Be): From 2017...
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    Session 6-16 and 6-17: Music Commissioning

    Session 6-16 will be held on Thursday August 18th at 10 PM Eastern Time. We will be discussing Episode 3. To discuss Episode 3, go to this thread: Session 6-17 will be held on Thursday August 25th at 10 PM...
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    The Bow of Bregor

    We are told that Bregor's Bow is one of the artefacts from the First Age that is preserved in Númenor (and then subsequently lost in the drowning of Númenor at the end of the Second Age). So...we should probably come up with that story! The bow will need to make its way to the Havens of...
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    Session 6-15 is delayed until next week.

    Session 6-15 of Silm Film will be discussing Episode 2 of Season 6. Due to a scheduling conflict, the session will be delayed until next week. The session will be held on Thursday July 28th at 10 PM Eastern time. See you then!
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    Season 6 Resources

    Here are some helpful resources related to Season 6 Season Outline: Note that this document now includes the Frame story as well as the outline of the...
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    Lúthien's Magic Hair Cloak

    In Season 6 Episode 5, Lúthien will weave a cloak from her hair while imprisoned in Hirilorn. What should this magic cloak look like? It is magic, so I suggest that it be much less stiff than you would expect fabric made from hair to be. It could be made from very fine, almost transparent...
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    Session 6:14 - Magic

    Session 6-13 of Silm Film will take place on Thursday June 16th at 10 PM Eastern Time. We will be discussing Episode 1 of Season 6. For discussion of the Episode 1 script, please visit this thread in the Script forum...
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    Poem about the Silmarils

    Evan (Icon on the boards) wrote this short poem about the silmarils for Season 6. I don't know if I have a place to put it in the Episode 1 script, but I thought it might be helpful for the soundtrack! Here it is: - Words fail as waning light When to a Silmaril thoughts turn Beauty and...
  9. MithLuin

    I Hate Whimsy

    I hate a certain style of 'fantasy' storytelling, where the person creating thinks that the subject matter is not serious, and so portrays it in a whimsical way while clearly looking over the heads of younger viewers to the adult saying 'you know this isn't real, but it's fun, right?' It is not...
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    Mythmoot IX - Hotel and Roommate thread

    Mythmoot IX: Remaking Myth - June 23-26, 2022 As you may be aware, there has been a venue change for Mythmoot this year. The NCC is unavailable, as they are currently housing refugee children. The new venue is the Dulles Airport Marriott...
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    Session 6-12: The Frame Story

    Session 6-12 will be held on Thursday June 2nd at 10 PM Eastern Time. We will be discussing the Frame story for Season 6. We have been planning for some time to have this frame feature the meeting of Aragorn and Arwen in Rivendell. Aragorn was the subject of the Season 1 frame - as a 10 year...
  12. MithLuin

    Other Minds and Hands, Episodes 2-3

    Episode 2 Special guest: KnewBetta (TikTok) @knewbettadobetta Topics:. Parentage of Gil-galad Knewbetta gave an excellent overview of the two main versions - published Silmarillion son of Fingon, or other sources son of Orodreth (son of Angrod). Both he and Corey Olsen prefer the son of...
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    Silm Film Session 6-11 delayed until May 19th

    As you may be aware, Corey Olsen has had a busy travel schedule recently, so we have to delay the next Silm Film podcast until May 19th. We will be holding the Episode 3 Script Discussion on May 13th.
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    Session 6-11: Beren and Lúthien Finale

    Update: Session 6-11 will be held on Thursday May 19th at 10 PM Eastern Time (we are delaying due to scheduling conflicts with Corey Olsen's travels). We will be wrapping up the Beren and Lúthien storylines and finalizing the Season Outline. We have work to do yet for Episode 13. How does...
  15. MithLuin

    Season 6 Calendar

    A look ahead at upcoming dates and deadlines: Script Discussions Episode 1 - April 1st 8 PM (Video on Twitch) Episode 2 - April 29th 8 PM Eastern (Video on Twitch; Part 2) Episode 3 - May 13th 8 PM Eastern (Video on Twitch) - sadly Nick's audio is muted, so this discussion is difficult to...
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    Session 6-10: Beren and Lúthien, Part 4

    Session 6-10 of Silm Film will be held on Thursday April 21st at 10 PM Eastern Time. We have reached the moment where Beren and Lúthien are rescued by Eagles after stealing the silmaril from Morgoth's crown and confronting Carcaroth. (That will be the end of Episode 10). So, we have three...
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    Session 6-09: Beren and Lúthien, Part 3

    Session 6-09 will be held on Thursday April 7th at 10 PM Eastern time. We will be discussing the Beren and Lúthien story, beginning with all the werewolf fighting in Episode 7. There is an awful lot of it, so how do we make that interesting rather than repetitive? From there, we have the...
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    Season 6 Script Discussions

    Now that we've started planning out the season outline, we are ready to start Script Discussions. Nick will be hosting them beginning on Friday April 1st at 8 PM Eastern time, and everyone is welcome to join us. In the past, they have ranged from 4-6 hours. That is the time and opportunity to...
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    Session 6-08: Beren and Lúthien Part 2

    Session 6-08 will be held on Thursday March 24th at 10 PM Eastern Time. Note that daylight savings time will hit that timezone on Saturday March 12th, so adjust accordingly. We will continue to discuss the Beren and Lúthien storyline, beginning with Episode 5 and continuing to Episode 7. This...
  20. MithLuin

    Other Minds and Hands, Episode 1

    The first session of Corey Olsen's newest podcast aired on Feb. 23, 2022. He intends to have Maggie Parke join him as a co-host in future sessions. The podcast will appear weekly on Wednesdays. Here is the link to the YouTube video: In this first episode, he discussed Tolkien's famous...