Sociedad Tolkien Española
The Society was founded in 1991 in Elche, in view of the coming Centenary, having the first official meeting on February 9th. Its first chairman was José Manuel Ferrández Bru. Although the Executive Committee and its seat is placed in a particular locality, there are many local delegations called "smials".
Estel is the official journal of the Society, published three-monthly. Four contests are announced every year, being the "Gandalf" Tale Contest the most known, which currently gathers a great collection of fan-fiction stories set in Middle-earth.