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Tolkien-only members: 2004 , 2006

Primary name
Other names
Email, contact
Alasse Merenrel-(TV) - <chris9chen(AT)>
AIM: -
Joined Nov. 6, 2005 with two short stories: "The Choice of Luthien", and "Namarie, Arwen".

Nov: Emails, two stories, joined.
Dec: Email, two new stories planned, to be worked on after Finals are over.
- Stories

Matthew Goldstein
AIM: AuSteinM
Website, created and owned by him: DoorMan Bot
Joined July 17, 2005 during an AIM meeting, with his contribution of server space. He visted several meetings previously. The guild is using the space for the new art gallery for the Tolkien Encyc and for WoW screenshots.

July, Aug, Sept: meetings in AIM
Oct: Helped keep the 8th Anniversary chat room open for the week.
New York, USA
Server space for Valar Guild use.
AIM: -

May: emails. Article: The Palantir of Amon Sul
(dropped for 2006 for no contact and no reply)
Dreamlord-(TV) Rico Abrahamsen

was Irmo-(Valar)
<abrahamsen(AT)> Preferred email
AIM: -
Joined ~1998
Discussion Board member

During 2004 and the first part of 2005, he's at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. Then he's headed home to Denmark.

  Jan 13: email for News page - death of Humphrey Carpenter, famed Tolkien scholar.
  May: emails and a phone call. He is finishing at the U. of Wisconsin and returning home to Denmark. We need his new email.
(dropped for 2006 for no contact and no reply. Neither email worked. No Forum or email contact, no AIM name.)


Carlos Vinicius
cvinicius01(AT) (Dec new email)
<cvinicius01(AT)> personal
<Carlos.Andrade(AT)> work. First contacts.
AIM: -
Joined July 18, 2005 with his painting of Fingolfin vs Morgoth.

  July: Emails. Sent in a painting for the Encyc from several years ago: "Fingolfin vs Morgoth", requeting that it be used under Fingolfin and under Morgoth, which was done. Also added to the new "Glittering Caves of Aglarond" art gallery of the Encyc. Also used on the index page of the Valar Guild for a while.
Colorist for "The Shield", a 5-issue work from AXN Channel, about a bald police detective named Vic Mackey and his companions.
  Dec. Email. Wife will be having a child.  :)  New email: cvinicius01(AT)
South America
<gannons(AT)> used Jan 2005
<gannons(AT)> (old email)
AIM: -
Joined Dec 13, 2003

Jan: Emailed Jan 20.
(Dropped for 2006 for no contact and no reply to email)

Embla-(TV) Embla
AIM: -
Joined 2003
Discussion Board member

  Jan: Emailed: Moved from Sweden to island between Finland and Sweden, working offshore two weeks at a time on ferrys, one week off. No personal computer, uses one at library and sometimes a friend's.
  Returned to Sweden.
  July: my email failed to reach her hotmail address, as a permanent failure: mailbox unavailable, since the return to Sweden.
(Dropped for 2006 for no contact or reply. Unreachable. No email (says failed permanently), no AIM.
Last email was April 6, 2005, not feeling well. She had been mailing frequently.)

FrancoManni-(TV) Franco Manni
<endore(AT)> (went through Jan 9, 2005)
AIM: -
Joined Aug. 25, 2004

Review of The Uncharted Realms of Tolkien and of The History of Middle Earth (Special Papers, Book Reviews)
Also member of the Tolkien Society.

  Jan: Email. Would like emails from members.
Italy Review
He that Walks Unseen-(TV) Danilo
"He that Walks Unseen"
<danilorayob(AT)> Working Jan 9, 2005.
AIM: -
Joined Sept. 14, 2004 with four poems.

  Jan 9, 2005 Email. Says of course he's staying. Gotta love that definite sound!
  May 27, 2005 New poem: "In the Land of Lorien"
Nicaragua (home).
Princeton, New Jersey (university)

Georgia "Parker" Stone
AIM: -
Joined Dec. 7, 2004 with her poem, "Melkor".

Jan: Emailed. Going snowboarding during January, back after. Considering Ency and "Scouting Ahead" rp.
Germany Poetry
AIM: -
Joined July 7, 2004
Forum member.

Email: responded Jan 9, 2005.
AIM: -
Joined Dec 28, 2004.
10 years old and has read much already!
Forum member.

(Dropped for 2006 for no contact, no reply. Feb: his email "failed permanently".)
Book Review page.
Manik Raina <manikraina(AT)> (Jan 2005)
AIM: -
Joined March 16, 2004
He wants articles etc to be credited as Manik Raina.

Jan 2005: Email. Personal Blog (deleted). Hotmail email no longer in use, using gmail.
April 2005: Email. Personal Blog, different one (deleted).
Not a member, yet.
AIM: -
Working on "Fall of Gondolin" for membership, started 2004.

Thierry Jungles
(email undeliverable Jan 9, 2005)
<carte-terre-du-milieu(AT)> on his web page.
AIM: -
Joined March 18, 2004

His own web page of his M-e maps:
Carte de la Terre du Milieu  
Moselle, France
Maps of Middle-earth.
AIM: -
Joined May 2005
Plays Runescape.
Read H, LotR, Sil.
Used UT and HoMe books

Joined May 2005 with article "Radagast".
(Dropped for 2006 for no contact, no reply.)
Ohio, USA.
Morgray the Dark
AIM: Morgray the Dark
16 (in Nov 2005)
Joined Nov. 29, 2005

Nov: Emails. Joined Nov. 29 as a Tolkien-only Turgon-(TV) with art: Ungoliant vs Morgoth.
Dec: Became a Full Member


Valar Guild index to everything
Tolkien Members 2004
Tolkien Encyclopedia project of the Valar Guild;, this means You!:  Encyclopedia. Email articles, stories, poems, jokes, translations, book reviews, or art to Varda. This is the main purpose of the Tolkien-only members.

Making Contact:

Email Varda: Your contact person for anything.
News - general news page for everybody, for you too!
Forum , aka Message Board or MB:  Main board. Tolkien and gaming messages, started Oct 2003. Register at the board with your Tolkien-only name and start posting! If you have a new comment on an old Tolkien topic, feel free to revive it.
Discussion Board aka DB: previous board, still very slightly used. If you don't see how to register, email Varda for a Yahoo registration. If you prefer this format to the Forum's, post here and let Varda know your preference. This can be a good spot to discuss stories and articles, as it is not so heavily used by the gaming group.
Meetings: Sundays 5pm EST, often running for hours after the main meeting. You can pop in and say hi, and pop out, or stay for the chat. Spammers will be used as targets on the archery field. The easiest way to reach a meeting is from AIM, Valar Guild Meetingplace. Come in or instant message VardaValar1. Transcripts are available from the News for that day.

What is a Tolkien-only member of the Valar Guild?

    Tolkien-only members, also called Tolkien Valar, help keep up the Tolkien Encyclopedia with their entries, but do not game with the guild.
    To become a Tolkien-only member, an applicant now needs to email at least one small contribution to the Tolkien Encyclopedia to show interest. The applicant needs to let Varda know what guild name he or she would like to have for article credit and other recognition such as Forums, live meetings, and email.
    Tolkien-onlies are invited to participate in the Forum and at live online Sunday meetings. They are invited to email Varda just to chat, as well as to work on the Encyc.
    Email your fellow Tolkien Encyc contributors congratulating them on their entries! This has started delightful friendships.
    Email Varda with comments on Encyc entries, such as "this poem really reached the atmosphere of Tolkien's world", or simply that you liked it. Comments will be added to the end of the entry if your letter says that is its intention. Flames will not be posted.
    A letter is emailed near the end of each year to see if members still wish to participate. If there is no reply to the email and no recent contribution to show interest, the name is dropped from the list. The ex-member can return with an email and a new entry for the Encyclopedia, but if someone else has taken the old name, a new one not in use needs to be chosen, and your author page will need updated.
    Guild members may change between Tolkien Valar and Full Member status. Full Members need to email Varda to change over, and send in a contribution to the Encyclopedia. Tolkien Valar need to take the Full Member live entry test and at least declare a game they play online. We are seeking trustworthy, polite, literate gamers as Full Members.
    Any type of member may scout for worthy new members, and can give the website URL and how to reach the chat.

Tolkien-only Names:
    For a primary name used in articles and emails, pick any name not being used by another TV member, adding the TV guild mark at the end. (TV for Tolkien-only member of the Valar Guild). Thus: Durin-TV
    In AIM, you may use any name you already have, preferably clean, and let Varda know what it is so it can be put on the above table where others can add you. To be more recognizable, please make a screen name like your guild name, such as Arien TV

Forum / Message Board:
    The Forum , sometimes called the Message Board or MB, is designed so you can talk with all members. It includes Tolkien, other authors, and general chat.
    Register whenever you're ready, and post away! Please use your guild name for your display name, such as AmanlathwenTV. A Tolkien name with no guild mark is used by full members (full members do Tolkien + gaming and are the largest group, required to take a test to show they read the LotR). This allows the same Tolkien name to be used by both Full and Tolkien-only members.

    If you would like to join into a meeting, they are held every Sunday at 5pm EST (GMT-5).
    Transcripts of meetings are available from the News page for that meeting day.
    Meetings can be reached from AIM, IRC, Sigma Chat, or We use a Bridge program to allow anyone in any of those meeting areas to type to all the others.
    Please use your guild name with the TV if possible for recognition. Most programs won't take the -TV, but will take the TV immediately after the name or with a space after it. Thus: LaurelinTV
    AIM: The chat room is Valar Guild Meetingplace. You can invite yourself to the chat room, or private message someone, such as VardaValar1, for an invitation. Guild AIM names of other members are available from our QuickAIM page. AIM is AOL Instant Messenger. Download it free at
    IRC:, join channel #valarguild
    Sigma Chat: For free: click this link: and type your primary guild name as your user name (such as LaurelinTV), and you will be in the chat room, linked to the AIM group if the Bridge is present. USA, East. Channel name: Public Chat Valar. The bridge there is called BnetValar.


Who is to be on the 2006 list?:

Alasse: joined Nov 6, 2005, 2 stories.
AuSteinM: contributing server space, comes to AIM meetings sometimes.
?Manik: emails me forwards of offers or whatever interests him, but no words of his own.
?Telchar: Nov 6, 2005 I emailed, asking about the status of his Fall of Gondolin, or if he could send something else.
TJ: page is still up, a continuing resource for fine maps.