Our most esteemed LJ friend and owner of the Silmarillion's Writers Guild archive dawn_felagund is presenting a paper on Tolkien fans at the Mythmoot III conference in Baltimore Jan. 10 & 11. She's running a survey for anyone who has read or written Tolkien fanfiction. I just took it and it was fun to do and relatively easy. (only thing that took time for me was looking up all the archives I've posted on over the past 12 years. That was a walk down memory lane.) Here's the link: http://goo.gl/forms/hCB8QaBRv4 I encourage you to do it soon if interested, since I imagine she'll need to compile the data soon.