Mythmoot VI: Dragons

Mythmoot VI: Dragons was held on June 27–30, 2019, in Leesburg, VA

In late June 2019, Signum assembled a horde of wyrms, wyverns, serpents, and other related creatures at the National Conference Center in Leesburg, VA, for Mythmoot VI: Dragons.

This page preserves some of the details around the conference. Please also be sure to check out the Signum Library Digital Collections for proceedings from Mythmoots past.

Mythmoot VI Special Guests

Diana Glyer

Author of The Company They Keep Bandersnatch

Diana’s presentation “How to Train Your Bandersnatch” took place on Friday morning.

Katy McDaniel

Harry Potter scholar & host of “Reading, Writing, Rowling” podcast
Katy presented her talk “Where to Slay Your Dragons: Mapping Harry Potter’s Spiritual Journey” on Saturday morning.

Jacob Rodgers

Designer & writer for Adventures in Middle-earth The One Ring Role-playing Game
Jacob’s talk “Middle-earth and Role Playing” took place on Friday afternoon. He also showed how to create a dragon in the “Adventures in Middle-earth” system during the Saturday creative presentations.

Tom Shippey

Author of The Road to Middle-earth and Tolkien: Author of the CenturyTom joined us virtually on Sunday to talk about the comparisons (and contrasts) between J.R.R. Tolkien and George R.R. Martin

Our in-person panelists also joined a VIP panel on Friday afternoon.

Myhtmoot VI Schedule

Thursday, June 27, 2019

  • 7pm: Re-enactment of the Flight to the Ford with Corey Olsen
  • 8–10pm: Pub Trivia in the National Secret

Friday, June 28, 2019

  • 8:30am: Official Welcome with Corey Olsen
  • 9am: Diana Glyer, “How to Train Your Bandersnatch”
  • 10:30am: Academic Sessions
  • 1pm: Jacob Rodgers, “Middle-earth and Roleplaying: A Bit of History”
  • 2pm:
    • Corey Olsen, “Rap Prosody: A Case Study” (Main Room)
    • Thesis Theater (Breakout Room 1)
  • 3:30pm: Plenary Session, “In Honor of Verlyn Flieger”
  • 5pm: VIP Panel with Diana Glyer, Katy McDaniel and Jacob Rodgers, moderated by Corey Olsen
  • 6:45pm: Hall of Fire (tabletop gaming)
  • 9pm: LOTRO Run with Corey Olsen

Saturday, June 29, 2019

  • 8:30am: Katy McDaniel, “Where to Slay Your Dragons: Mapping Harry Potter’s Spiritual Journey”
  • 10:30am: Academic Presentations
  • 1pm: Tolkien & Gaming panel
  • 2pm: Creative Presentations
  • 4pm: Signum University Graduation Ceremony
  • 7:30pm: Masquerade Ball & Costume Contest

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Notice: Attending Mythmoot signifies your agreement for any photos or likeness captured or recorded during Mythmoot VI to be used by Signum University and its affiliates.

Dragons image courtesy E. J. Hoff. Used with permission.

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