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Archive for October, 2004

PJ, Barrie O & Fran Walsh Win AFI Award

Congrats to Peter Jackson, Barrie M. Osborne, Fran Walsh for winning the ‘Moonlight Projects AFI Award’ last night at the Australian Film Institute’s award show. [AFI.org.au]

Posted in Barrie Osborne, Crew News, Events, Fran Walsh, Old Main News, Peter Jackson

Happy Birthday PJ!!


Today is Peter Jackson’s Birthday! Peter was born on Haloween 1961 in Pukerua Bay, New Zealand. That makes him 43 today! Happy Birthday Peter!!

Posted in Old Main News, Peter Jackson

Ted Nasmith Book Tour Austin, TX

In celebration of the Lord of the Rings 50th anniversary, Ted Nasmith presents slides of his paintings from the new edition of J.R.R. Tolkien’s prequel to the trilogy. Nasmith was commissioned for twenty-six new paintings. He will be at the Texas Book Festival in Austin, TX today (Oct 31st). Nasmith will be joined by Tolkien scholar Tom Shippey at this event.

Posted in Books Publications, Events, Old Main News

Mortensen Surprises At Rally

Melissa writes: I just wanted to let you know that a friend of mine, who knows I am a big LOTR fan, called to say that Viggo made a last-minute surprise appearance at a Michael Moore rally in Columbus, Ohio tonight (October 30th). [More]

Posted in LotR Cast News, Old Main News, Viggo Mortensen

Happy Haloween?

JRR Tolkien Mask Justin writes: Forbes just posted printable cutouts of famous millionaires, including JRR Tolkien. [More]

Posted in J.R.R. Tolkien, Old Main News

St. Paul Nasmith Book Signing Report

not a hobbit writes: I wanted to tell you about Ted Nasmith’s presentation and book signing on Tuesday evening at Bound To Be Read on Grand Ave. in St. Paul, Mn. [More]

Posted in Books Publications, Events, Old Main News

Are You An Aspiring Filmmaker?! Read On!

Aspiring Tolkien filmmakers will be able to showcase their work in our fan film and video screening room. The best of these submissions will be shown at the convention. You could win cool prizes for having the best fan film, so head on over to the site now and see how to enter! [ORC Fan Films]

Posted in Conventions, Fans, Old Main News

Hercules rides again, seriously

The fake babies bundled into a bin suggests this is one serious television show. The waft of horse dung makes the West Auckland set smell like a Greek city from many years BC. Rotund warriors in fur uniforms, gaunt villagers in smocks, and fake baskets of fruit add to the atmosphere. One Hercules cast member who is used to filming in New Zealand is Sean Astin, who played Samwise Gamgee in The Lord Of The Rings. In Hercules, Astin is again cast as a faithful companion, playing the bard Linus. “The sidekick business has been very good,” he laughs. “It’s not hard work. [More]

Posted in LotR Cast News, Old Main News, Sean Astin

Lee & McKellen Are Greatest Living Actors

The website movies.msn.com, it lists a British magazine’s poll of the greatest living movie stars over the age of 50. It has actors Ian McKellen and Christopher Lee in the top 20. [More]

Posted in Christopher Lee, Ian McKellen, LotR Cast News, Old Main News

Hall Of Fire Chats This Weekend

Nine he gave to Mortal Men, proud and great, and so ensnared them. Long ago they fell under the dominion of the One, and they became Ringwraiths, shadows under his great Shadow, his most terrible servants. Middle Earth abounds in character both quaint and creepy; Gollum, Shelob, trolls and orcs, but perhaps none inspire quite the same shivers and chills as the Nazgul. [More]

Posted in Barliman News

Hall Of Fire Chats This Weekend

Nine he gave to Mortal Men, proud and great, and so ensnared them. Long ago they fell under the dominion of the One, and they became Ringwraiths, shadows under his great Shadow, his most terrible servants. Middle Earth abounds in character both quaint and creepy; Gollum, Shelob, trolls and orcs, but perhaps none inspire quite the same shivers and chills as the Nazgul. [More]

Posted in Old Main News, TheOneRing.net Community

ORC Tickets On Sale Now!

We’ve opened up the remaining ticket tiered pricing for all to buy! Fans can go for the all out Wizard’s Circle Package at $319.95 or get something a little lower in price! Follow this link for more info! [oneringcelebration.com] Ticket prices are:


WIZARD’S CIRCLE Weekend PACKAGE $319.95
ELVEN COUNCIL WEEKEND PACKAGE $135.00
DWARF WEEKEND PACKAGE $75.00
FRI EVE- 50TH ANNIV CELEBRATION(9PM) $65.00
ONE RING AWARDS CELEBRATION $65.00
SEAN ASTIN PHOTO OPS TICKET $40.00
BILLY BOYD PHOTO OP TICKET $40.00
JOHN RHYS DAVIES PHOTO OP TICKET $40.00
BRAD DOURIF PHOTO OPS TICKET $40.00
BRUCE HOPKINS PHOTO OPS TICKET $35.00
CHARLES ROSS PHOTO OPS TICKET $30.00
SEAN ASTIN AUTOGRAPH TICKET $35.00
BILLY BOYD AUTOGRAPH TICKET $35.00
JOHN RHYS DAVIES AUTOGRAPH TICKET $35.00
BRAD DOURIF AUTOGRAPH TICKET $25.00
BRUCE HOPKINS AUTOGRAPH TICKET $20.00
CHARLES ROSS AUTOGRAPH TICKET $15.00

Posted in Conventions, Events, Old Main News