Omentielva Lempea

The Fifth International Conference on J.R.R. Tolkien's Invented Languages

8 August, 4 p.m. – 11 August, 3:30 p.m., 2013
Arkadia International Bookshop
Helsinki, Finland

Chairman: Petri Tikka
Secretary: Beregond, Anders Stenström


Registered participants



At Arkadia International Bookshop At Töölö Parish Home Elsewhere
Thursday 4 p.m. Opening of the conference
Introduction to the programme, and practical information
  445 p.m. J. ‘Mach’ Wust: The Orthographies of Sindarin: An Essay in Literary Criticism    
  6 p.m.   dinner  
  730 p.m.   Practical Elvish (led by Petri Tikka)  
Friday 8–930 a.m.   breakfast  
  945 a.m. Damien Bador: Evolution of the Elvish Scripts from Valmaric to the “Etymologies” Qenya Alphabet    
  1045 a.m. Recent and Unindexed Tengwar Specimina (seminar led by J. ‘Mach’ Wust)    
  1245 p.m. light lunch    
  130 p.m. Elvish Haiku Workshop (led by Valeria Barouch)    
  3 p.m.     City walk led by Petri Tikka
  430 p.m.   dinner  
  530 p.m.   Elvish Poets' Circle (led by Tuilinde, Susan Edwards)  
Saturday 8–930 a.m.   breakfast  
  945 a.m. Myth & Magic group: The Laiquendi and Historical Elvish Linguistics    
  1045 a.m. Roman Rausch: Analysing Elvish Vocabulary and Explaining the Word hobbit    
  1145 a.m. Helge Fauskanger (in absentia): Note on the Cross-compatibility of Quenya Vocabulary from Different Stages (short paper read by Beregond, followed by discussion)    
  1245 p.m. light lunch    
  130 p.m. Books on Tolkien's Languages (discussion led by Beregond, Anders Stenström) (public)    
  230 p.m. Måns Björkman: “On the Points of Her Toes”: Some Notes on the Development of the Poem “Nieninque” (public)    
  330 p.m. Valeria Barouch: On Lifehouses and Houselights and Other Encounters (public)    
  430 p.m.   festive dinner  
  630 p.m.   Myth & Magic Session (led by Mick Ennis)  
Sunday 8–930 a.m.   breakfast  
  10 a.m.     Divine Service at Temppeliaukio Church (Rock Church), in Finnish, English and Quenya
  1130 a.m.     lunch with the congregation in Temppeliaukio Parish Hall
  1 p.m.     The Future: we took thought of the Omentielvar in 2015 and 2017 (in the Parish Hall)
  230 p.m.     coffee (in the Parish Hall)
  330 p.m. ------- (End of Omentielva Lempea) -------