Conference On Middle-Earth
|Name:||C.O.M.E. (or "Conference On Middle-earth")|
|Founder:||Jan Howard Finder (Thain Peregrin Took II)|
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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.
The First Conference was held April 25 - 26, 1969 at the University of Illinois. Program schedule can be read here.
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
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."