2024.10.26 Middle Moot, October 26, 2024

Date & Time

Start: October 26, 2024, 11:00 am

End: October 26, 2024, 5:00 pm

Address

2 Memorial Dr, Kansas City, MO 64108

Consolation, Recovery, & Hope in Faerie

Signum University and the Mythgard Institute invite you to join us on Saturday, October 26, 2024, for Middle Moot 2024. This hybrid event will occur at the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, MO. For our return to the Midwest, our theme is “Consolation, Recovery, & Hope in Faerie”.

Register Here for Middle Moot

Price: $50.00 USD for in-person attendance, $25.00 USD for remote attendance

 In Tolkien’s seminal essay “On Fairy-stories,” he writes of eucatastrophe—the joy of the happy ending—that it “denies (in the face of much evidence, if you will) universal final defeat and in so far is evangelium, giving a fleeting glimpse of Joy, Joy beyond the walls of the world, poignant as grief.” 

Join us at Middle Moot 2024, as we follow the beams of splintered light that illuminate our path to find this glimpse of joy in an ever-darkening world. Held at the World War I Museum & Memorial in Kansas City, MiddleMoot will explore how fantasy and fairy-stories help us recover a clear view with which to catch that glimpse. We will also interactively read and share our favorite works that bring us light and kindle hope in the darkness.

At MiddleMoot 2024, we will also have the chance to see the museum exhibit “Charmed Soldiers,” showcasing objects and stories that soldiers held on to amid the unimaginable violence and horror of the Great War: objects that helped them discover magic, renew their faith, witness miracles, and hold on to hope. We encourage you to take time while in Kansas City to experience this unique exhibit as a backdrop for our own pursuit of stories to help us discover magic and restore our hope for “Joy beyond the walls of the world”.

Our Call for Proposals – be they academic papers, creative presentations, workshops, or panel discussions – on the topic of Consolation, Recovery, & Hope in Faerie is now open and will close on September 26. Please note that a conference theme helps tie the day together and optimize fun—and we welcome anyone to respond to our Call for Proposals. Our moots are fantastic places for anyone to develop their presentation skills.

Submit Your Proposal Here

The words Middle Moot float in the air over a gorgeous Ted Naismith image of the fellowhsip crossing a white bridge to a fairy-lit gate through the dense hedges into Lothlorien. Tall trees with lights in the branches can be glimpsed beyond the hedge against the evening twilit sky.

Consolation, Recovery, & Hope in Faerie Signum University and the Mythgard Institute invite you to join us on Saturday, October 26, 2024, for Middle Moot 2024. This hybrid event will occur at the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, MO. For our return to the Midwest, our theme is “Consolation, Recovery,…