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Time:  4:00 PM

Location:  Dancing Pony

Presented by:  Marie Prosser

About: The purpose of this panel will be to give people a chance to practice writing in tolkien’s runes and Tengwar.

Paper and calligraphy pens will be provided.

Calligraphy Practice

Time:  3:30 PM

Location:  West Family common room

Presented by:  Clare White

About:  BRAIDS. need to bring a rattail comb, bobby pins, hairbrush, and coated elastics if they need coated. Hair should be reasonably clean, as we will practice on each other. If they want to style a wig, they should have the wig secured to a form. I'll have uncoated elastics, hand mirrors, and misting bottles. Everyone should know how to do a 3-strand braid, and preferably a French braid too.

I’m all about that

Time:  10:00 am

Location:  Meeting Rm  D

Presented by: Kelli Lynch

About:  Elvish costume panel, featuring recreations.  Judy Mitchell did a panel similar to this at the first ALEP.  

I could also just do a presentation from another con called Metal, Material and Magic, Middle-earth fashion

Elves Invented Invisible Zippers

Time:  2:00 pm

Location: (outside, the Dancing Tree)

Presented by:  Mary

About:  LOTR style dances, like dwarf, elf, hobbit & ringwraith.  I would like to have a class or 2 in the mornings before it gets too warm.  It would be just silly fun.

Participants might bring paper & pencil for notes, water bottle.

Middle Earth Dances

Time:  2:00 - 3:00 pm

Location:  Meeting Rm  C

Presented by:  

         Kathleen Dallin & Sasha Katz

About:  Photography aimed at people with little to no photography experience focusing on how to get the most out of your point-and-shoot camera and get better pics of yourself and your friends.

Photography Basics for

Con and Cosplay

Time:  10:00 am

Location:  West Family Common Rm

Presented by: Marie Miesel

About:  How I became a Tolkien Fan: Tell others how you discovered Middle Earth and how it has impacted your life. There will be a 5 minute time limit.

(Not opposite a costume panel)

How I became a Fan

Time:  4:00 - 5:30 PM

Location:  Meeting Rm  C

Presented by: Kathleen D, Marie P,   & Stacey W

About: Panel to  discuss The Silmarillion in a way that’s accessible to people who have never read (or finished reading) the book.  Mixture of discussion, storytelling, comedy, improv, Q&A and maybe some really dumb songs.

Master Pengolodh’s Stupendously Informative Silmarillion Variety Show

Time:  10:00 am

Location: Meeting Rm D (upstairs)

Presented by:  Marie Miesel

About: A talk on the role of love and marriage in the Legendarium.

Love & Marriage in ME

Time: 4:00 pm

Location: Meeting Rm C

Presented by: Hannah Stoppel, Hannah Wold

About: Everything you need to take your commercial pattern from 'meh' to 'magical'! We'll demonstrate how to fit and alter a mockup so that your finished garment fits perfectly. Plus, we'll discuss fabric choices and sources, professional looking seam finishes, trimming options including making matching piping, and how to insert trim into a seam.

Participant: bring paper & pen; any garment or pattern needing advice.

Basic Costume Fitting/Finishing

Time:  noon  (time change)

Location: Dancing Pony

Presented by:  Balin

About:   Tales of Durin's Folk, recounted by one of their own.

Excerpts drawn from archives found in the libraries of Erebor.

Dwarf Lore & Lunch

Time:  2:00 pm

Location: West Family Common Rm

Presented by:  Kathleen Dallin

About:  Sing the songs of Elves, Men, Hobbits, and Dwarves.

Room with a table near an electrical outlet to plug in the piano.

participant_needs: Printed sheet music (will be available online beforehand) if possible.  Some print copies can be provided for those who are unable to print their own.

Bree Choir

Time:  4:00 PM

Location: Meeting Rm  D

Presented by: Bruce Hinterleitner

About:  Discusion/Presentation on materials and techniques utilized in mask construction.


Participants: need a sense of curiosity, wonder and magic

Mask Making

Time:  11:00 am

Location:  West Family common area

Presented by:  Mister Baggins & Wizard

About:  What works best for you?  ALEP x.5 or ALEP Christmas or both?  ALEP 3.5 Attendees will be the committee to begin these talks. Then we will present such to the entire Shire.

Get yourself checked out first, then join in the discussion.


Panels are set. Use the list below to see what’s happening when and where.  Of course, the rest of the time is up to you at the time you want to do it….whatever “it” happens to be.  Spur of the moment, un-planned fun for one and/or all.

10:00 am 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 10:00 am 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 11:00 am

Time:  2pm  or 4pm

Location: Meeting Rm C UPSTAIRS

Presented by: Ron Balabon

About: Half hour introduction of the rules, a D&D Battle System. Hour to an hour and half refereed playtime, with table top minatures.

Participant: Your minatures are welcomed but there will be plenty availble for use by those wishing to play.

ME Themed Gaming

Star Gazing w/ Lee (weather permitting)

Panel Suggestion

If you would like to suggest a panel  or maybe interested in presenting a panel or talk, use this form to submit your request.

This includes music, dance or any group participation event that we can assign a time slot and put on the schedule.

Star Gazing w/ Lee (weather permitting) Star Gazing w/ Lee (weather permitting) Round Table (before or after dinner) Dancing Pony: Your suggestions for ALEP 4 (4LEP)

Costuming Panel

Time:  4:00 pm

Location: Meeting Rm D

Presented by:  Kelly Gable

About:  TBD