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Ringers Crew To Chat Live On TORn

TheOneRing.net is delighted to announce that the two guiding lights behind the creation of Ringers: Lord of the Fans will join us for a live Q&A chat in the Hall of Fire on Saturday December 17 at the special time of 5pm EST.

That’s right Cliff Broadway (aka TORn staffer Quickbeam) and Carlene Cordova (aka TORn staffer Asfaloth) will be on hand to answer your questions about the experience of making Ringers and their thoughts on what makes the Tolkien community so vibrant and vital even 50-plus years after Lord of the Rings was first published. They’ll also talk about their thoughts on the ways Lord of the Rings has influenced popular culture around the world over the years and filmaking in general. [More]

Posted in Barliman News

Ringers Crew To Chat Live On TORn

TheOneRing.net is delighted to announce that the two guiding lights behind the creation of Ringers: Lord of the Fans will join us for a live Q&A chat in the Hall of Fire on Saturday December 17 at the special time of 5pm EST.

That’s right! Cliff Broadway (aka TORn staffer Quickbeam) and Carlene Cordova (aka TORn staffer Asfaloth) will be on hand to answer your questions about the experience of making Ringers. They will discuss the unique Tolkien community, so vibrant and vital even 50-plus years after Lord of the Rings was first published. They’ll also reveal their thoughts on the ways Lord of the Rings has influenced popular culture around the world over the years. We may even convince them to reveal their film-making experiences. [More]

Posted in Old Main News

Ringers Crew To Chat Live On TORn

TheOneRing.net is delighted to announce that the two guiding lights behind the creation of Ringers: Lord of the Fans will join us for a live Q&A chat in the Hall of Fire on Saturday December 17 at the special time of 5pm EST.

That’s right! Cliff Broadway (aka TORn staffer Quickbeam) and Carlene Cordova (aka TORn staffer Asfaloth) will be on hand to answer your questions about the experience of making Ringers. They will discuss the unique Tolkien community, so vibrant and vital even 50-plus years after Lord of the Rings was first published. They’ll also reveal their thoughts on the ways Lord of the Rings has influenced popular culture around the world over the years. We may even convince them to reveal their film-making experiences.

Ringers, written by Cordova and Broadway, directed by Cordova and narrated by Dominic Monaghan, traces the history of Tolkien fandom from the 50’s to the present day. It examines the way legendary rock musicians, filmmakers, professors, actors, authors and you all unite under the banner of ‘Ringer’. Interviewees in the film include Lord of the Rings trilogy filmmaker Peter Jackson as well as Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Sean Astin and David Carradine.

Everyone is welcome to join us for the chat on Saturday December 17 at 5pm EST on the TORn IRC server. However, if you can’t make it, you can still submit a question for Carlene or Cliff, simply by e-mailing it to us at halloffire@theonering.net. We’ll ask it for you on the day!

You can view the Ringers trailer here or here! ) or choose to install a dedicated chat program such as mIRC on your computer.

To find out more about using mIRC to connect to TORn IRC server, check out these instructions.

Upcoming topics:

Sun December 4 – Silmarillion Ch 15: Of the Noldor in Beleriand
Sat Dec 10 – The Seven Heavenly Virtues in LoTR
Sun Dec 17 – Live Ringers Q&A

NB: Hall of Fire will take a break for Christmas and the New Year and will resume in early January.

Got a topic? Let us know your idea!

If you have a burning desire to discuss something in Hall of Fire, drop us a line with your topic at halloffire@theonering.net. If we like it, we’ll probably give it a run in the coming weeks – you might even get to guest moderate the session!

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Posted in Old Special Reports

Get LOST Tonight!

‘Lost’, featuring Dominic Monaghan, is on ABC tonight at 9PM EST. This will be the LAST Lost of 2005! The show will air repeats until the new year…ahhh!!! [abc.go.com]

Posted in Old Main News

ET to Air ‘Pirates 2’ Trailer

Entertainment Tonight is set to air a first look trailer for Orlando Bloom’s ‘Pirates of the Caribbean II’! Check your local listings. [More]

Posted in Old Main News

NZ filmmakers generate a tourism boom

It is a snowbound land full of mythical creatures, and is visited through the back of a wardrobe. But, for New Zealand, Narnia is a lot more than just the setting for a huge Hollywood movie this Christmas. It is the chance to generate another big series of movies – a “franchise” in industry terms – to follow the phenomenon that was the Lord of the Rings trilogy. [More]

Posted in Old Main News

Lord of the sets

Ask Rob Howell about his schedule for the next while and he simply laughs. “I’ve just drawn a line straight through my calendar from now until the evening of March 23rd.” That’s when The Lord of the Rings officially opens at the Princess of Wales Theatre and Howell is the man in charge of designing all the sets, props and costumes that will bring J.R.R. Tolkien’s world of elves, wizards and hobbits onto the Toronto stage. [More]

Posted in Old Main News

World without Sundays at the Roxy!

Tiffany writes: World without Sundays, who’s cover of “Where There’s a Whip” is heard on the new Ringers DVD, is performing this upcoming Friday, December 2nd at the Roxy! For a discounted ticket, send an email to listserv@worldwithoutsundays.com with your first and last name, or check the band out here and leave a message there! đŸ™‚ Doors open at 8pm, and the band goes on at 11pm.

Posted in Old Main News

Washington Post on Ringers: A Precious Tribute to Fans

For some folks, the global following of “Lord of the Rings” — the J.R.R. Tolkien books, the Peter Jackson movies, the, for lack of a better word, Middle-Earth lifestyle — is almost akin to a religion. In the words of one of the more intense fans (known as “ringers”) interviewed for “Ringers: Lord of the Fans,” a serious, at times goofy, yet always affectionate exploration of the history and cultural impact of “Rings” out on DVD (PG-13, Sony, $24.96), the phenomenon goes “beyond regular movies or fandom or geekdom.” [Full Story]

Posted in Old Main News

NYC King Kong Premiere Press Release

Universal has released more details about the King Kong premiere set for next Monday, December 5th. Those in attendance are Peter Jackson, producer/writer Fran Walsh; writer Philippa Boyens; producers Jan Blenkin, Carolynne Cunningham; cast members Jamie Bell, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Lobo Chan, Kyle Chandler, Colin Hanks, Thomas Kretschmann, Evan Parke, Andy Serkis and Naomi Watts. Plus celebrity guests including Darren Aronofsky, Billy Boyd, Frank Darabont, Danny DeVito, Michael Dorn, Dakota Fanning, Will Ferrell, George Lucas, Brian Singer, Martha Stewart, Donald Trump, John Turturro, Elijah Wood and many more! [More]

Posted in Old Main News

DVD Tuesday: PJ’s Frighteners Gets Directors Cut Redux

From Amazon: One movie lover’s nightmare is another’s raucous joyride, and this special effects-laden horror comedy is bound to split both camps right down the middle. (Or, as Leonard Maltin’s Movie & Video Guide puts it, “definitely not for all tastes but a wild time for those who get into it.”) Michael J. Fox plays a psychic investigator who can actually see ghosts, and lives with a trio of undead spirits who scare people to promote Fox’s ghost-busting business. [More]

Order ‘The Frighteners (Unrated Director’s Cut)’ on Amazon.com Today!

Posted in Old Main News

One day left to submit ORC Award nominations!

Nominations for the One Ring Awards, to be held at The One Ring Celebration in Pasadena, CA on January 21, 2006, will close tomorrow, November 30th, at 6:00 p.m. EST. Don’t miss this chance to have a say on who will be voted for! Please send all nomination submissions to: OneRingAwards@theonering.net using the format asked for below, thank you. [More]

Posted in Old Main News