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15K tweeters follow TORn, t-shirt follows

March 28, 2012 at 10:11 am by MrCere  - reached a milestone yesterday when the 15,000th soul signed up to follow the team on Twitter. To celebrate the mark, is sending that person a shirt from the deep Dwarven mines where the website is headquartered. TORn promoted the offer on the official account with 14,999 already tagging along but warned that the only shirts currently available were small. Not only does the winner wear a small shirt, it says in her Twitter profile that she is obsessed with shirts! And it turns out she uses the our homepage regularly The website you are currently reading, Founded in 1999 by a group of like-minded Tolkien fans, carries the moniker “Forged by and for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien,” which remains true of the all-volunteer staff and not-for-profit site. Here we have a thriving message board and live chat communities and the daily news. You can also participate and support us on Facebook with over 50,000 members or on the aforementioned Twitter account. And as always, you can always send news tips to Look for us at conventions around the U.S. including C2E2 in Chicago in April and the San Diego Comic-Con in July. And of course, we have big things planned for 2012 and 2013 as we look forward to the big-screen adaptation of The Hobbit, a book that we celebrating in its 75th year of publication (#Hobbit on Twitter!) We would be remiss not to thank the other 14,999 Twitter supporters and the legion of readers and friends (Facebook and otherwise) who have bolstered the community since 1999. Thanks!

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