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TORn Message Boards Weekly Roundup – July 14, 2014

13DwarvesWelcome 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 the fun!

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Posted in Headlines, Hobbit Movie, Other Tolkien books, The Hobbit

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – San Diego Comic-Con Panel and New Behind the Scenes Trailer

This fall’s anticipated action game, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Monolith Productions, will be the topic of a feature panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, July 25, showcasing key development talent in writing, design, art and acting from Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.

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Posted in Gaming, Headlines, Merchandise, Video games

Oakentoon #79 – Even More Blades of Gondolin; Oakentoon #80 – 1,000,000 Views; Oakentoon #81 – They’re Over 100 Years Old

oakentoon_logo_by_peckishowl-d6ljafpWelcome to this weeks episodes of the Oakentoons :)

Don’t forget to check out the Oakenstills and Oakencrossovers while you’re there and to say hi to Peckish Owl.

As always, just click the images to go to Peckish Owls site to see the full size images (you’ll also need to click on the longer ones once you’re on her site to see them in full size).

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Posted in Creations, Fans, Oakentoons

The Great Hall of Poets

ThorinReadingWelcome to The Great Hall of Poets, our regular monthly feature showcasing the talent of Middle-earth fans. Each month we will feature a small selection of the poems submitted, but we hope you will read all of the poems that we have received here in our Great Hall of Poets.

So come and join us by the hearth and enjoy!

If you have a Tolkien/Middle-earth inspired poem you’d like to share, then send it to poetry@theonering.net
One poem per person may be submitted each month. Please make sure to proofread your work before sending it in. TheOneRing.net is not responsible for poems posting with spelling or grammatical errors.

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Posted in Creations, Fans, Poetry

Fancy owning Gandalf’s horse from The Desolation of Smaug?

321795790 Well now you can.

Ringer Rohan Refugee sends us this report from TV3 New Zealand.

The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit fans are some of the most loyal and devoted of them all.
They have spent hundreds of millions seeing the movie and they come to New Zealand in their droves to see where their beloved films were made. (more…)

Posted in Fans, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Ian McKellen, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Andy Serkis Channels Gollum & Caesar The Ape on The Conan Show

GollumAndCaesar Check out this hilarious clip from the Conan Show, where Andy Serkis shows how to be an ape and then channels a conversation between Gollum and Caesar the Ape :D

Posted in Andy Serkis, Headlines, Hobbit Cast News

Oakentoon #76 – Who Are They?; Oakentoon #77 – Thorin O. Superstar; Oakentoon #78 – The Dark Days

oakentoon_logo_by_peckishowl-d6ljafpWelcome to this weeks episodes of the Oakentoons :)

Don’t forget to check out the Oakenstills and Oakencrossovers while you’re there and to say hi to Peckish Owl.

As always, just click the images to go to Peckish Owls site to see the full size images (you’ll also need to click on the longer ones once you’re on her site to see them in full size).

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Posted in Creations, Fans, Oakentoons

Peter Jackson gets Walk Of Fame star in 2015

Peter-Jackson4Sir Peter Jackson is amongst the 30 honorees selected to receive a star on Hollywood’s the Walk of Fame in 2015, that the Walk of Fame Selection Committee announced on Thursday morning.

Sir Peter is said to be “chuffed” at this latest accolade.

The full list of honorees for 2015 are:

Motion pictures – Raymond Chandler (posthumous), Eugenio Derbez, Will Ferrell, Jennifer Garner, Peter Jackson, Bob Kane (posthumous), Daniel Radcliffe, Paul Rudd, Snoopy, Melissa McCarthy and Christoph Waltz

Television – James L Brooks, Ken Ehrlich, Bobby Flay, Seth MacFarlane, Julianna Margulies, Chris O’Donnell, Jim Parsons, Amy Poehler, Kelly Ripa and Sofia Vergara.

Recording – Lukasz ‘Dr Luke’ Gottwald, Kool & The Gang, Pitbull, Al Schmitt and Pharrell Williams.

Radio – Larry Elder.

Live theatre-live performance – Kristin Chenoweth, Dick Gregory and Ennio Morricone.

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Posted in Director news, Headlines, Peter Jackson

Medieval style paintings from the Russian editions of the Lord of the Rings

tumblr_n5ku42BUPN1qd2mzdo2_500Egelantier shared these medieval Russian Orthodox style paintings from the Russian editions of Lord of the Rings on their tumblr page.  We think they’re pretty amazing and have shared a few of them with you.

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Posted in Creations, Fans, Headlines, Lord of the Rings, LotR Books

Oakentoon #73 – On The Matter of Blindness; Oakentoon #74 – The Road Goes Ever On; Oakentoon #75 – All That is Gold Does Not Glitter

oakentoon_logo_by_peckishowl-d6ljafpWelcome to this weeks episodes of the Oakentoons :)

Don’t forget to check out the Oakenstills and Oakencrossovers while you’re there and to say hi to Peckish Owl.

As always, just click the images to go to Peckish Owls site to see the full size images (you’ll also need to click on the longer ones once you’re on her site to see them in full size).

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Posted in Creations, Fans, Oakentoons

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Nemesis System Video and E3 Screenshots Revealed

ShadowofMordor_FOB_PCWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE) and Monolith Productions has released an all-new trailer, Shadow of Mordor Gameplay – Nemesis System Power Struggles. The trailer showcases the depth of the Nemesis System and shows how the stats, appearance and personality of each nemesis are different for every player. No one else will have an exact same Uruk, as the game generates unique, dynamically created enemies.

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Posted in Gaming, Headlines, Merchandise, Video games

Manu Bennett to do pickups in July

Azog the DefilerRinger Matt sent us this little snippet from a chat he had with Manu Bennett at the Sydney Supanova last weekend.

I was able to have a quick chat with Manu Bennett (AKA Azog) whilst I was getting his signature. He said he had not completed filming for Azog yet on the final film and he was set to return to New Zealand next month to finish up.”

Come and share your opinion about this on our Hobbit Movie Board over on our Message Boards.

Posted in Conventions, Events, Headlines, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Manu Bennett, Rumors Spy News, Supanova, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies