We have some incredibly close contests as we choose our Middle-earth Sweet Sixteen. In the Brains bracket, can (5)Treebeard overcome (4)Luthien, or does (7)Aragorn have a strategy to come from behind and win over (2)Gandalf? (10)Gimli and (2)Eowyn are locked in a tight battle – who will prevail in the Brawn bracket? What about the Beauties (10)Legolas and (2)Arwen? Can anyone defeat (1)Morgoth in Baddies?
Voting ends March 26 at 10 PM ET, so pick your winners now! Here’s a link to the poll: Round 2 voting.
A note on how the bracket combatants were determined. TheOneRing.net created a document containing all combatants, sub divided into divisions. We asked staff to cast sixteen votes per division, with the votes having a weight of 1-4. Each staffer cast four 4 votes, four 3 votes, four 2 votes and four 1 votes in each division. We then totaled all the votes from each division to determine their rank, and ultimately placed those into our bracket for seeding.
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Magpie writes: I just got this email from a Tolkien acquaintance on staff at Wheaton College.
“Greetings one and all!
Today marks the beginning of Tolkien Week, and I hope you enjoy every last minute of it. If you haven’t heard, Wheaton College has started a student club (that actually includes Faculty and Staff as well) called the Wheaton College Tolkien Society! It will be a joy to celebrate Tolkien Week and Hobbit Day with that group of people this year.And if you want to vicariously partake in some Tolkien Week activities, I’ll be on WETNWheaton College Radio this Tuesday morning (September 20) sometime between 8:30am and 9am. Tune in and join in the fun! I’ll be plugging Tolkien Week, Hobbit Day, and the WCTS.PS – Some of you on this list might be new to the whole “Tolkien Week” thing. Explanation here:
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http://www.americantolkiensociety.org/hobbit_day_and_tolkien_week.htm(It’s a whole week of celebrating Tolkien and his works, established by the American Tolkien Society. Tolkien geeks unite!) ;)”
Visitors to the TORN panel at Comic-Con got a sneak peek at a very exciting adventure, and now it’s time to let everyone know. TORN has teamed up with TheHobbitBlog.com to send Gandalf around the world with our Gandalf World Tour!
The Gandalf World Tour is a year-long, global event that kicked off at our Comic-Con 2011 panel and will conclude at Comic-Con 2012. TheOneRing.net is managing and supporting the event and hopes fans like yourself will choose to participate!
The goal of the Gandalf World Tour is to document Gandalf’s travels around the world, with pictures and video of Gandalf at amazing landmarks over the course of the year. Gandalf’s adventures will be documented through the GandalfWorldTour.com website, Facebook, Twitter, and right here at TheOneRing.net!
If you’re interested in hosting Gandalf, simply fill out the form at GandalfWorldTour.com. We’ll send you more details and confirm your participation. For those of you who have responded after Comic-Con, we have collected your names and will be in touch shortly.
Please let us know by next Wednesday, August 31. The adventure is beginning! And you may be wondering, is Gandalf going on our DragonCon Roadtrip? Heck yea he is! [GandalfWorldTour.com]
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