Today is the 129th birthday of one of the most influential fantasy authors who ever lived.
In response to the COVID-19 situation, this year the symposium goes virtual, and anyone can attend.
The man who both did the motion capture performance and provided the voice for Smeagol / Gollum in the Lord of the Rings movies is doing a reading for charity of one of the greatest fantasy adventures ever written.
He was crossing the street to see his wife perform at a local theater.
The curator and editor of the works of his father, and the original mapmaker of Middle Earth, was 95.