Join us from June 23-26, 2022, for Mythmoot IX: Remaking Myth

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Mythmoot IX: Remaking Myth is coming!

Mythmoot IX is a hybrid event! We will be live June 23-26, 2022 in Virginia and have an online option (MootHub) for participants who cannot attend live. The Events Committee is pleased to announce the new venue for Mythmoot IX: The Washington Dulles Airport Mariott. Once you have registered for Mythmoot, the Events Team will send you email with a special code to reserve your lodging. Arrange your lodging quickly, our arrangements in this unusual venue are constrained by a quick deadline!

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Guests of Honor

Dr. Michael D. C. Drout

Mike Drout is looking right at the camera. His background is darkness but he is well lit. This three-quarter shot shows him in a comfortable situation, blue jeans with an ironed button-down shirt, the sleeves lightly rolled up. He's wearing a lavalier mike and his earnest gaze suggests that you are about to enter a marvelous wolrd of Old English knowledge

Dr. Michael D.C. Drout is Professor and Chair of English and Director of the Center for the Study of the Medieval at Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts, where he teaches classes in Old and Middle English, Old Norse, Linguistics, Science Fiction and the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. He has authored and co-authored several books, including ones on Aglo-Saxon, Beowulf, Old English, and the Liberal Arts. He edited J.R.R. Tolkien’s Beowulf and the Critics and the J.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia and co-edited Transitional States: Cultural Change, Tradition and Memory in Medieval England. One of the founders of the journal Tolkien Studies, for which he has co-edited 19 volumes, Drout has published over sixty journal articles and books chapters on topics including Beowulf, digital humanities, Old English psalter glosses, Tolkien, math in science fiction, the hellmouth in the poem “Guthlac,” and Anglo-Saxon medical remedies. He also serves as a consultant for The Lord of the Rings On-line MMPORG, Drout has appeared in two History Channel mini-series and recorded thirteen audio courses.

Dr. Faith Acker

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Dr. Faith D. Acker holds a PhD in Renaissance Literature from the University of St. Andrews and is the author of First Readers of Shakespeare’s Sonnets, 1590-1790 (Routledge, 2020). Faith precepted her first Signum University course in 2011 and has, since then, lectured on Signum’s MA courses “Shakespeare and the Middle Ages” (2017) and “The Life and Times of the English Epic” (2019) in addition to teaching at the University of Sheffield (2012-13), Cornerstone Academy (2013-17), Montgomery College (2017-18), Northern Virginia Community College (2017-19) and Southeastern Louisiana University (2020-21). Her current research examines the satirical portrayals of servants and tradesmen in seventeenth-century epitaphs.

Jeff LaSala

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Jeff LaSala is a production editor for Tor Books at the Macmillan Publishing Group, a freelance writer, and a longtime tabletop gamer. As a Tolkien columnist for, he writes essays that discuss, praise, and adoringly poke fun at all things Arda; for the Silmarillion Primer and its follow-up series, Deep Delvings into Middle-earth, he is entirely to blame. Jeff has written RPG adventures and campaign lore for Goodman Games, Dungeon and Dragon magazine articles for Wizards of the Coast, and the Eberron novel The Darkwood Mask. He can even be accused of hoodwinking a host of fantasy authors into writing cyberpunk fiction in the experimental, multimedia anthology known as Foreshadows: The Ghosts of Zero.


Thursday June 23d

Friday June 24th

Saturday June 25th

Sunday June 26th

8:00   (breakfast begins at 7) (breakfast begins at 7) (breakfast begins at 7)
9:00 “How to Present at a Conference” Dr. Sørina Higgins Presentations Presentations
10:00 Introduction to Mythmoot IX with Corey
10:30 Break Break Break
11:00 Keynote: Dr. Faith Acker Keynote: Dr Michael Drout Keynote: Dr. Tom Shippey
12:00 Lunch Lunch with Corey Signum Update and Closing with Corey
12:30 Lunch
1:00 Keynote: Jeff LaSala Mandatory Free Time: Nap, Meet friends, Talk, Check out the Room of Requirement
2:00 Guest of Honor Panel Silm Film Presentation
3:00 Break
3:30 Thesis Panel / Silm Film Casting Break
4:00 Graduation Ceremony
4:30 Presentations
5:00 Meet and Greet
5:30 Break
6:00 Dinner Dinner Dinner
7:00 Pub Trivia Signum University Press Roundtable Masquerade Ball: Costume Contest and Dance Lessons with Sørina
7:30 Signum University Press Launch Party
9:00 LOTRO with Corey Friday Evening Events: Karate with Corey, Gentle Yoga with Sørina, “Coyote and Crow” RPG with Chris Bartlett, etc.
11:00 Movie

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Mythmoot IX Registration

Registration for Mythmoot IX: Remaking Myth is currently available.

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Conference Pricing and Details

We are glad to be able to offer lower prices this year for both Early Bird and Full Registration. This is due to the support we have received for MootHub. Thank you to all of our attendees!

MootHub registrations can be upgraded to in-person at a later date. Additional Mythmoot conference pricing and details will be posted here as they become available. Like the Mythmoot Facebook or follow Signum University on Twitter to get updates on Mythmoot and our regional conferences throughout the year.

Cancellation Policy: Full refunds for Mythmoot registration are available, minus a $10 processing fee, up until 72 hours prior to the event.

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Mythmoot Pricing 
 Days Price
Live – Full Conference $420
Live – Fri & Sat $285
Live – Sat & Sun $285
Live – Fri Only $145
Live – Sat Only $145
Live – Sun Only $145
MootHub $75


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