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Archive for August, 2011

Oxonmoot 2011 Still Open

Folks from The Tolkien Society write: Three days left to book rooms and meals for Oxonmoot 2011 (23-25 September 2011, Oxford, UK)! Full booking closes Sunday 4th September – please see www.tolkiensociety.org for more information.

Posted in Conventions, Events

The Road to DragonCon Goes through Denver Tonight!

TheOneRing.net, with major sponsor The Lord of the Rings: War in the North, will arrive in Denver, Co tonight (8/31/11). After a day spent touring Gandalf around Moab, UT and driving through the rugged mountain scenery of Colorado our Fellowship of drivers are looking to rejuvenate with new friends in Denver. The festivities will begin at approximately 7pm at the Wynkoop Brewing Company after a full day of LIVE streaming madness and banter. The day on the road was spent with trivia contests, overcoming technical challenges to hook up the new on-the-road phone (970-210-6130) and learning from fellow fans that they really are watching the LIVE broadcast.  The nighttime drive will see us through Kansas and into Missouri and onward to Atlanta and DragonCon! As usual, you can follow the entire LIVE road trip at theonering.net/live and contact us via barliman’s chat, roadtrip@theonering.net and our phone! And don’t’ forget to support our sponsors: The Lord of the Rings: War in the NorthBadali Jewelry and Anglotopia!  [Roadtrip to DragonCon Sub Site] [Support the Trip – T-Shirts]

Posted in Conventions, DragonCon, Events, Fans, Headlines, Hobbit Movie, Lord of the Rings, Meet Ups, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Announcements, TheOneRing.net Community, Tolkien, TORN TV

TORn Message Boards Weekly Roundup – August 31 2011

Welcome to our collection of TORn’s hottest topics for the past week. If you’ve fallen behind on what’s happening on the Message Boards, here’s a great way to catch the highlights. Or if you’re new to TORn and want to enjoy some great conversations, just follow the links to some of our most popular discussions. Watch this space as every weekend we will spotlight the most popular buzz on TORn’s Message Boards. Everyone is welcome, so come on in and join in the fun!
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Posted in Calendar, Hobbit Book, Other Tolkien books, Silmarillion, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Community, Uncategorized

The Road to DragonCon Goes through Salt Lake City Tonight!

TheOneRing.net, with major sponsor The Lord of the Rings: War in the North, will arrive in Salt Lake City Utah tonight (8/30/11) for a quick stop at the Bay Leaf Cafe and a visit to Badali Jewelry to witness the forging of a Gold The One Ring replica! Join us at the Bay Leaf Cafe (159 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84111) at 11:30pm and hang out with Cliff, Justin, Grimlock and Larry! If you have not been following the news, we are on a multi-day road trip to DragonCon and, for the first time ever, broadcasting the entire trip 24/7 LIVE via Stickam.com. You can interact with the travelers in our Barliman’s chat, as well through twitter and Facebook. And of course, you can email them at roadtrip@theonering.net. We have a special sub site set up to follow their progress – just follow the link. [LIVE] And don’t’ forget to support our sponsors: The Lord of the Rings: War in the NorthBadali Jewelry and Anglotopia!  [Roadtrip to DragonCon Sub Site] [Support the Trip – T-Shirts]

Posted in Conventions, DragonCon, Events, Fans, Headlines, Hobbit Movie, Lord of the Rings, Meet Ups, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Announcements, TheOneRing.net Community, Tolkien, TORN TV

Book Review: The Brazen Serpent Chronicles by R. Dennis Baird

This month, J.W. reports from Gen Con and reviews The Brazen Serpent Chronicles by R. Dennis Baird. To find out more about these books, visit brazenserpentchronicles.com. Be sure to check out J.W. and The Lord of the Films at www.facebook.com/lordofthefilms

Order ‘The Brazen Serpent Chronicles: Talon of Light’ on Amazon.com

Posted in Books Publications, Conventions, Events, Merchandise

Collecting The Precious – Sideshow Collectibles Arwen Maquette Preview

Today, in Sideshow Collectibles Production blog we finally get the full preview of the previously announced Arwen maquette from The Lord of the Rings maquette line. Arwen will come in with a price tag of $250 along with an Non-Refundable Deposit of $25 which will be charged 24-48 hours after the order has been placed for the exclusive and only after orders of 2 or more on the regular. The exclusive on this particular maquette will be a switch out portrait of Arwen wearing the Evenstar Pendant along with a slight scratch on her cheek. Arwen has an announced edition size of 500 pieces on the exclusive version so you will want to make sure to get your orders in quickly on this piece.

Here are just a few pictures of this amazing piece to whet your appetite. You can check out the rest on Sideshow Collectibles Production Blog.

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Posted in Collectibles, Collectibles, Fellowship of the Ring, Liv Tyler, Lord of the Rings, LotR Books, LotR Movies, Merchandise, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Movie Return of the King, Movie The Two Towers, Return of the King, Sideshow Collectibles, The Two Towers

Howard Shore Talks About Scoring The Hobbit

Classic FM has a audio interview up with Howard Shore concerning his work for The Lord of the Rings and also The Hobbit.

From Classic FM:

Howard Shore has written over 80 film scores, including the block busting Lord of the Rings trilogy. He spoke to Classic FM about the four year journey it took to compose the epic films and about taking inspiration from author JRR Tolkien’s love of nature. 

So successful has his relationship with LOTR director Peter Jackson been, the pair have been reunited to deliver the forthcoming Middle Earth blockbuster (and Lord Of The Earth prequel), The Hobbit.

Thanks to message board member Silmaril for the heads-up.

Posted in Crew News, Director news, Hobbit Movie, Howard Shore, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Peter Jackson, Production, The Hobbit

The Road to DragonCon Begins Tonight!

 

TheOneRing.net, with major sponsor The Lord of the Rings: War in the North, is leaving on the first ever live-streamed road trip across America tonight! Starting at approximately 10pm PT, our Fellowship of four will leave Los Angeles for the cozy comforts of DragonCon in Atlanta, GA. The 24/7 live video stream is provided by Stickam through a combination of LiveU mobile technologies, FMLE, Camtwist, along with Stickam iPhone and iPad apps. To follow their progress, we’ve set up a special sub site that allows you to communicate with the team in the truck, as well as track their progress live via GPS! If you want to say ‘Hi!’ just look for the Shadowfax Dodge with the TORn logo on the back! [Looks like this]  If that wasn’t exciting enough for you, joining them on this journey will be the Gandalf statue from the Gandalf World Tour (both US and Int’l Versions) – so expect to see Gandalf photos from some significant landmarks along the way. We also have a brand new T-Shirt premiering at DragonCon we think you will absolutely LOVE. Check out our T-Shirt offer and a unique opportunity to support our trip here. Our trip is corporately sponsored by The Lord of the Rings: War in the North, releasing November 1st in North America. Other sponsor’s include everybody’s favorite LOTR jeweler Badali Jewelry and “The Website for People Who Love Britain,” Anglotopia. We hope you’ll follow along as we trek across the country! [Roadtrip to DragonCon Sub Site] [Support the Trip – T-Shirts]

Posted in Conventions, DragonCon, Events, Fans, Headlines, Hobbit Movie, Lord of the Rings, Meet Ups, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Announcements, TheOneRing.net Community, Tolkien, TORN TV

Casting Call: The Next ‘Hobbit in 5’ Host Could Be You!

The hunt is on! With our lovely and talented former host Rebekah Platt moving on to the Mouse House at Disney, we are in need of a replacement host, and this is where YOU come in! Producers Daniel McNicoll and Michael Regina (hey, that’s me!) are on the hunt for the next host of ‘Hobbit in 5’, do you think you’ve got what it takes? We will be looking for qualified candidates and then have the fans, yes YOU again, vote on who will host the show! Because, trust me, you do NOT want to see Daniel and Michael at 720p in HD…it’s a frightening thought…

So, if you answer YES to the following questions, drop me a line at xoanon@theonering.net with the subject ‘I wanna host!’ to be entered!

DO YOU:

– Live in the Charlotte/Atlanta area?
– Feel comfortable in front of the camera?
– Enjoy giving interviews?
– Possess a passion and knowledge of Tolkien and his works?
– Possess a passion and knowledge of Peter Jackson’s films?
– Love for fantasy/sci-fi in general?
– Feel you can volunteer your time to host?

Posted in Casting Calls, Events, Headlines, TheOneRing.net Announcements, TheOneRing.net Community, TORN TV

Newstalk Talks Tolkien

Rob writes: A discussion on Tolkien was held on the irish radio station Newstalk last Sunday. Their “Talking History” program covered Tolkien’s life and how that influenced his writing. Guests included Julianne Stephens, Conor Kostick, Stephen Benedict, John Garth and Simon Tolkien. Just click on “Highlights from Talking History” on that page below for the list of recent discussions. It is also available on iTunes. More..

Posted in J.R.R. Tolkien, Tolkien

Bid on a Guided Tour of PJ’s ‘Park Road Post’

Nikki writes: Plunket are an iconic NZ charity and Park Rd Post have very kindly donated an exclusive guided tour of the facilities and lunch for 4 in our current charity auction on NZ auction site Trade Me. Great opportunity for your NZ members to see behind the scenes of the Academy Award winning facility! More..

Posted in Events, New Zealand, Tours

New Book: A Tolkien Tapestry: Pictures to accompany The Lord of the Rings

Pieter Collier from the Tolkienlibrary.com writes: Exactly 50 years ago the artist Cor Blok created about 140 illustrations to accompany The Lord of the Rings, he visited Tolkien who liked his art and bought 3 pieces – the only artist who ever sold his art to Tolkien. In his letters Tolkien once said that if ever an illustrated The Lord of the Rings could be created it would have been Cor Blok who would receive the job. No such thing ever happened. However Cor Blok’s art was featured on the Dutch translation of The Lord of the Rings for 27 years, without even mentioning the name Cor Blok. Some five years ago I talked to Cor Blok and embarked on a mission to track down his art, since many were sold and lost. They were all over the world, no one knew how much there were and how they looked like. (more…)

Posted in Books Publications, Hobbit Book, J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings, Merchandise, Tolkien