Episode 91: Wayfinding with Mark Fonstad

Episode 91: Wayfinding with Mark Fonstad

In this episode, we talk to a professor of Geography at the University of Oregon, Mark Fonstad. He happens to be the son of Karen Wynn Fonstad, the cartographer responsible for the Atlas of Middle Earth. We discuss Karen’s path into map making and how the idea for the Atlas came about. Mark gives background behind one of the most useful Middle Earth resources in existence.

Resources:

Robert Fosters- Complete Guide to Middle Earth
Anne McCaffrey- Dragonriders of Pern
Stephen Donaldson- The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant
Ursula K. Le Guin- Earthsea
Frank Herbert- Dune

TSR’s- Dragonlance and Forgotten Realms

J.R.R. Tolkien Collection, Marquette University
https://www.marquette.edu/library/archives/tolkien.php

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