Have you ever wondered who we are, the faces behind the names in the emails we send you? If the answer is yes, then you can learn a bit about us in the following introductions.
Hi there, I'm Dani, and I've been part of the TLV organisers since 2016. I live in Budapest, and work as a programmer during the day. This year I am both the main organiser of the Quendi category and the whole TLV as well. My own knowledge of the lore is not as great as it used to be, so I use the TLV as an excuse to spend time re-reading things I have already read a thousand times before. In my free time I do various stuff in the Hungarian Tolkien Society, or play some board games or tabletop RPG with my friends.
Among Tolkienites I am usually known as Metaflora (my muggle name is hidden in the second half), and I have a long history with this competition: I participated in the first year, started to organise from the third, became main organiser in 2012, had some influence on the starting of the international category, and led it three times since. You can expect some crosswords, group-by tasks and tengwar from me. I am also enthusiastic about cooperation among the Tolkien societies around the world, and our magazine, the Lassi Laurië, where we hope to publish the best of your creative works. I have studied information and library science and mathematics at the university in Budapest, finished the latter in 2013, and since that I am working in the IT department of the city archives.
Ahoy! You can call me Adanedhel, or Ada for short. I've been in the Hungarian Tolkien Society since 2009, altough I don't remember how long I've helped in the Mailing Competition. This year you can find me in the Quendi category. I've led the category a few times, but since then I have a two year old to entertain. So I don't have so much free time I had...
I'm a civil engineer, we are building district heating pipes. We like to dig up the city's main junctions... Anyway, in my spare time I like to play some games, board games, read, etc. My favourite activity is to reread The Busy World of Richard Scarry and other children books for the 100th time... or just recite them by heart.