New York Tolkien Conference

deadline for submissions: 
April 30, 2024
full name / name of organization: 
New York Tolkien Conference


The organizers of the 2024 New York Tolkien Conference are seeking proposals related to the following:

  • Presentations on Tolkien and the Inklings, their literary work, or related issues.
  • Papers on fantastic fiction–this can include anything from books heavily influenced by Middle-earth to other genres of fantasy. Examples of authors we’re interested in include George RR Martin, Octavia Butler, Tad Williams, Ursula K. LeGuin, Gene Wolfe, Susanna Clarke, Terry Pratchett, Tim Powers, J.K. Rowling, and Nnedi Okorafor.
  • Fantasy that preceded Tolkien, or presentations dealing with Tolkien’s influences.
  • Presentations on (or demos of) board and tabletop games dealing with Middle-earth or other fantasy realms.
  • Discussions of Tolkien’s scholarly work
  • If you are wondering whether your topic might fit with the conference, please ask! We are open to different approaches.

If you are interested in presenting at the conference, please upload your paper proposal at the link below. Proposals are now open, and we will make decisions for scheduling by mid-April.

For further information about previous conferences and the organizers, please see the conference page and archive below. The conference will take place Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Baruch College in New York.

If you have any other questions, please contact Christopher Tuthill at