Conference On Middle-Earth

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Convention
Name: C.O.M.E. (or "Conference On Middle-earth")
Dates: 1969-present
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Location:
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Focus: Tolkien
Organization:
Founder: Jan Howard Finder (Thain Peregrin Took II)
Founding Date: 1969
URL: http://www.3rdcome.org/
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The C.O.M.E. (or "Conference On Middle-earth") is a Tolkien fan run convention.

The First Conference was held in 1969, the Second in 1971. After a 40 year hiatus, the Third Conference Part 1 was held in 2011 with Part 2 planned to be held in 2014.

First Conference

The First Conference was held April 25 - 26, 1969 at the University of Illinois. Program schedule can be read here.

Second Conference

The Second Conference was held April 2-4, 1971 in Cleveland, Ohio. Program schedule can be read here.

Third Conference, Part 1

The Third Conference, Part 1 was held on 26 March 2011, Westford, MA. Program schedule can be read here.

Third Conference, Part 2

flyer for part 2

The Third Conference, Part 2 was scheduled for March 28-30, 2014, Westford, MA. Draft program schedule can be read here.

From the FAQ: "Why Part 2? All the 501(c)3 paperwork, all the banking, PayPal, domain name, all are for 3rd C.O.M.E. Changing all that to 4th C.O.M.E. was more than any of us wanted to face."