This summer on June 13 there will be a Tolkien Conference at Baruch College in Manhattan. If you’re near the area you should definitely attend! Attendence is free and if you do decide to go all you need to do is register here for your free ticket so campus security can let you in.
I’ll be there! Here is what is on the program so far. This is the first in what is hopefully an annual event, so if you can go please register! I want this to be something that happens every year. :)