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Oakentoon #97 – The Matchmaker; Oakentoon #98 – Boot Camp; Oakentoon #99 – On The Matter of Playing Outside

oakentoon_logo_by_peckishowl-d6ljafpWelcome to the latest 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, Headlines, Oakentoons

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – FREE New Character Skin and Challenge Mode

Shadowof Mordor_Lithariel Challenge ModeToday, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE) announces the FREE Power of Defiance bundle including the new Lithariel character skin, Challenge Mode and Epic Rune for acclaimed action game, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. The Power of Defiance bundle will be available via a free content update today for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Steam.

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Posted in Gaming, Merchandise, Video games

Entire LOTR trilogy presented with LIVE orchestra and singers

Last week we posted about the Live Orchestra performance of the LOTR trilogy, we can now provide you with the full details for this special event, grab your tickets fast!

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Posted in Concerts, Events, Fans, Film Screenings, Headlines, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Meet Ups, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Movie Return of the King, Movie The Two Towers

Happy Birthday to Christopher Tolkien

Christopher Tolkien

Christopher Tolkien

Happy Birthday to Christopher Tolkien, who turns 90 today the 21st of November.  From all of us here at theonering.net ,”Many Happy Returns!”.

Christopher John Reuel Tolkien (born 21 November, 1924) is the third child and youngest son of J.R.R. Tolkien and Edith Tolkien. He is the literary executor of the Tolkien Estate and has edited much of his father’s work for posthumous publication.

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Posted in Christopher Tolkien, Headlines, Tolkien

Star Wars trailer attached to The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Here’s a little something extra for all Star Wars fans to watch out for when you go to see The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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Update: Just to clarify. This remains a rumour. It also seems that originating Twitter account has been deactivated so you may wish to employ some grains of salt. The other suggestion floating round is that The Hobbit will host the Batman vs Superman Dawn Of Justice teaser.

Posted in Headlines, Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Fan-curated exhibition in North of England to coincide with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Fans in Ripon North Yorkshire have a special treat coming up.  As well as seeing the final Hobbit film, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, they can see some wonderful artwork inspired by the writing of JRR Tolkien.  Artist John Cockshaw is presenting an Exhibition of Art Inspired by the Works of JRR Tolkien at the Art Cinema, Curzon Ripon.

With excitement for the final Middle-earth film reaching fever-pitch along with a bittersweet feeling of having to say farewell John decided, as a fan and artist, he had to act decisively. Opening on the 12th December with a preview is an exhibition of Tolkien artists he will be curating at the Curzon cinema venue in Ripon, North Yorkshire. Along with a selection of his own Middle-earth art, the show will feature the work of renowned Canadian Artist Ted Nasmith and the amazing graphite work of Polish Artist Katarzyna Chmiel-Gugulska. It will coincide with the screening of The Hobbit at this regional venue but also use the opportunity as a platform to showcase a thought-provoking diversity of interpreting JRR Tolkien’s writing. The exhibition also arose out of his longing to create a high-profile Tolkien-related event in his home area…because you can never really celebrate Tolkien enough right? The exhibition, after the preview evening, will run from Saturday 13th December until Saturday 31st January.

For more information click here.

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Posted in Creations, Events, Exhibits, Fans, Headlines, Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, TheOneRing.net Announcements

Check out the Homes of Middle-earth

Bag EndEver fancied living in Gollum’s Cave?  Well now’s your chance.  This fun article writes up a number of places in Middle-earth in the manner of a realtor’s advert.

The illustrations are sourced from Karen Wynn Fonstad’s “The Atlas of Middle-earth“. A book which is a must-have for every Tolkien lover’s collection. (more…)

Posted in Creations, Fans, Parodies

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Now Available for PS3 and Xbox 360

ShadowofMordor_LordoftheHunt_BeastHunterWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE) today released video game Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The critically-acclaimed game, recently released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Steam, is being hailed for its innovative Nemesis System, which allows each player to orchestrate their unique plan of attack on Sauron’s forces and create their own personal nemesis.

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Posted in Gaming, Headlines, Merchandise, Video games

TORn Message Boards Weekly Roundup – November 16, 2014

BillbyBoydTheLastGoodbyeWelcome 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 Billy Boyd, Fans, Headlines, Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, TheOneRing.net Community

Tolkien and Italy, through Switzerland and the FanContest

In our latest Library piece, TORn reader and Tolkien Italian Network member Gabriele Marconi explores how a 2 minute video doesn’t pay full tribute to a fans love of Tolkien.

Gabriele told TORn,  “The point is  that a 2-minute time video could not contain nor the smallest part of the reasons why Tolkien is so strongly related to Italy and the Alps, the mountains we know so well (even if Tolkien went through them only from the Swiss side).

That is also why Italy is Middle-Earth, or at least a part of it, “Gondor“, as the very one John Ronald used to say. So I choosed to speak about the famous postcards of Der Berggeist and used them as a spark to tell more about the relations between Tolkien, Switzerland and Italy. Not only the postcards: every opened issue has been deepened in the shape of Q&A”

The article is translated from Italian to English by Greta Bertani.


 

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Posted in Fans, Green Books, Hobbit Fan Contest, J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings, Other Tolkien books, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Community, Tolkien

TORn’s final frame-by-frame analysis: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies main trailer

BotFATrailer82 It’s been a long journey since our very first TORn staff frame-by-frame trailer analysis — all the way back in 2001 when The Fellowship of the Ring was about to debut on the silver screen. Now it’s the very last one — the frame-by-frame for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

It’s been a lot of fun for us all, and we hope you’ve enjoyed the reading as much as we’ve enjoyed the analysing and speculating.

So without further ado except for the compulsory movie spoiler warning… (more…)

Posted in Headlines, Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, TheOneRing.net Announcements, TheOneRing.net Community, Trailer

The Great Hall of Poets

BilboReadingWelcome 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, Headlines, Poetry