See the Saturday schedule for Mythmoot to plan your participation
Keynote: Amy H. Sturgis
9:00 – 10:00 am in Rivendell
Dr. Sturgis will speak on “Speculative Fiction as ‘Reflecting Shield’: Defying and Defining the Darkness.”
10:00 – 10:30 am
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
- The Second Age: Middle-Earth’s Darkest Hour – Brandon Minich
- What has Sinai to do with Nevrast?: Divine Darkness in The Cloude of Unknowing and Tolkien’s Legendarium – Richard Rohlin
- “There’s hell, there’s darkness”: the mythos of Tragedy in “King Lear” – N. Trevor Brierly
- “Ruining, Perverting, Misapplying”: Mythopoeia in Major Nazi Literature – Rhiannon Cire
- A Shadow Lies Between Them: Húrin and Manthor’s Debate on the Darkness of Brethil – Alyssa House-Thomas
- “Ever-defeated never altogether subdued”: Fighting the Long Defeat in Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and Whedon’s Angel – Katherine Sas and Curtis A. Weyant
- “That’s Not How The Force Works”: Disappointing Dualism and Emerging Themes of Active Goodness in Television and Movies – Kerra Fletcher and Jason Troutman
- Love, Robots, and Self-Actualization: a Jungian Approach to Neon Genesis Evangelion – Duane Watson
Lunch and Q&A with Dr. Amy H. Sturgis [MootHub only]
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Have something you’ve always wanted to ask Dr Sturgis? Bring your questions (and your lunch)!
Keynote Address: Dr. Tom Shippey
1:00 – 2:00 pm in Rivendell
Dr. Shippey will speak on “The American Fantasy Tradition.”
Academic & Creative Presentations
2:00 – 3:30 pm
- Creative Workshop – David DelaGardelle
- The Tolkien Legendarium Is A Work Of Science Fiction In Which The Elves Possess Approximately Early 21st Century Technology, And I Can Prove It – Michael Basial
- The Silmarillion Film Project: Dramatic Reading – Marie Prosser and Rhiannon Cire
- Workshop: (Re)Claiming the Darkness: Creativity, Autoethnography, and (Re)Writing Trauma – Dr. Andy Tytler and Dr. Victoria Shropshire
3:30 – 4:00 pm
Signum University Graduation Ceremony
4:00 – 5:30 pm in Coruscant
Another Signum University tradition is our Graduation Ceremony. Come and share in the joy as our graduates complete their Signum journey.
5:30 – 6:00 pm
Dinner and Informal Poetry Workshop – Corey Olsen [MootHub only]
6:00 – 7:00 pm
Join Corey Olsen as he leads a workshop session examining the dazzling linguistic artistry of the incomparable Eminem. Prof. Olsen is just starting to work out how to parse the intricate and complex verbal structure of hip-hop, and he needs your help as he continues to work through the interplay of sound and rhythm that make up the shape and beauty of rap. Participants will listen to, discuss, and attempt to scan and analyze selections primarily drawn from Eminem’s latest album, “Music to be Murdered By”.
MATURE CONTENT WARNING: There will be some explicit lyrics!
Costume Contest [MootHub only]
7:00 – 8:00 pm
Our traditional costume contest continues, even socially distanced! Submit your costume video/pictures and details about your getup for our judges.
Note: Costume submissions must be sent before 5:30 pm on Saturday. See submission details on the MootHub attendee information page.
Dance Lessons with Sørina Higgins [MootHub only]
8:00 – 9:00 pm
COVID or no COVID, people want to move! Sørina will give us online dance lessons. Partner not required.