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Middle-earth Invades Comic Con

August 1, 2002 at 7:59 am by xoanon  - 

From: New Line Cinema

WIN A CHANCE TO “BECOME AN ORC!”

OSCAR ®-WINNING MAKE-UP EFFECTS TEAM FROM “THE LORD OF THE RINGS” TRILOGY TURNS A CONTEST WINNER INTO ONE OF SARUMAN’S CREATURES

(Los Angeles, July 29, 2002) – Academy Award® winning members of the WETA Workshop, the New Zealand-based special effects company responsible for the visual effects and make-up on New Line Cinema’s THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, will attend Comic Con International from August 1-4. The highly anticipated central film of the trilogy, THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS, opens nationwide December 18th, 2002.

New Line Cinema’s presence at Comic Con will take many forms: among the highlights are a behind the scenes look at the making of this epic trilogy, featuring Richard Taylor, several members of his Academy Award® winning special effects team, and surprise special guests, a “Lord of the Rings Pavilion” showcasing many of the products tied in with this epic adventure, and a contest where one lucky fan will get the opportunity to “Become An Orc.”

The “Become An Orc” contest will be open to all attendees of Comic Con International, age 18 and older. An enter-to-win station will be set up at the Lord of the Rings Pavilion during convention operating hours (10:00am – 7:00pm) on Friday, August 2. At the end of the day, one winner will be randomly selected from all entries to return to the Pavilion Saturday morning to have Gino Acevedo (WETA Senior Prosthetics Supervisor) and Jason Docherty (WETA Workshop Supervisor) transform them into an Orc, one of the menacing, evil creatures seen in the film. The transformation process can be witnessed first-hand by the Comic Con crowd as it takes place at The Lord of the Rings Pavilion on Saturday morning from 10:00am to 12:00pm.

San Diego Comic Con International 2002 runs August 1-4 at the San Diego Convention Center. Visit The Lord of the Rings Official Website at www.lordoftherings.net

Posted in Old Special Reports on August 1, 2002 by

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