Monthly Archives: August 2015

Maybe Minas Tirith *is* possible?

Recently there’s been a lot of guffawing and fanboi-ing over the idea of building a “real” Minas Tirith – but with a price tag of 2.9 BILLION dollars, a lot of people have been guffawing at the outrageous price.

And then today I read that Thoth Technology of Pembroke, Ont., is developing a 20-kilometer-high free-standing space elevator (or at least they’ve applied for a patent on their plans for building one). The price tag on this endeavor? Between $5-billion and U.S. $10-billion dollars.

So hey, maybe those Tolkienites just need a corporate sponsor to foot the bill? I’m sure there’s plenty of profit to be made in a giant LARP city…

18 Aug 2015