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LOTR Actors and Artists Flock to Elf Fantasy Fair

And while on the subject of conventions, next month another very interesting one will take place near Utrecht in The Netherlands. It is called the Elf Fantasy Fair and could be described as the European version of Dragon*Con, with the exception that instead of being hotel-based it all takes place in and around a real castle! This years guests include actors Andy Serkis, John Noble and Lawrence Makoare as well as artists John Howe, Alan Lee and Ted Nasmith! If you are nearby be sure to catch it! Details can be found here!

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Ring*Con 2005 Guests Announced

Undoubtedly Europe’s best LOTR-convention out there Ring*Con is gearing up for its fourth installment this year. The convention will move to a bigger hotel this year, so expectation are high again. Among the first guests announced for this year are John Noble, Thomas Robbins, Stephen Ure, Peter Tait and (back for the fourth time!) Mark Ferguson with more exciting guests coming soon! [More]

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Thomas Robbins added to Fellowship Festival lineup!

Europe’s summer conventions are starting to gear up on their news. Thomas Robbins (Deagol) is the latest addition to this years Fellowship Festival. He joins the previously announced Craig Parker and Mark Ferguson, who are back by popular demand. The Festival will take place from August 27th to the 29th in London. Read all about it here!
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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Charity Fundraising Concert

Richard writes: The CTBF and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra have arranged a charity fundraising concert at The Royal Albert Hall were The Lord of the Rings film scores will be performed as well as other film scores, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, E.T. etc. Read more about it here!

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ORC: ORC Attendee Survey Posted!

The One Ring Celebration

Finally! After weeks of preparation – we have posted our ORC Satisfaction Survey for the One Ring Celebration that took place Jan 14th-16th 2005. If attended this event, please give us your feedback and take a moment to fill out this survey. Please allow at least 10 minutes to fill out this survey. [Click Here]

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Lord of the Rings: Monthy Python-style!

Ringers who are familiar with and are absolutely looney about Monty Python should definitely check this out. Hstaphath has, throughout the last few years, been adapting the movies in a Monthy Python-way guaranteed to make you giggle and snort. After a while of gathering them on message boards he has finally found a place to host them. Monthy Python: The Return of the King can be found here alongside Monthy Python: The Fellowship of the Ring and Monthy Python: The Two Towers!

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David Wenham’s ‘Cyrano de Bergrac’ Reviewed

David Wenham is currently starring in the Melbourne Theatre Company’s production of ‘Cyrano de Bergrac’. The first reviews of the play are appearing and they are all positive, be sure to read some of them if you are thinking about attending! [The Australian][The Age no.1][The Age no.2] Free registration is required for ‘The Age’ and kudos to the folks who sent these in!
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Celebrities head for Oscars in hybrid car

Orlando Bloom, Oscar presenter at this year’s Academy Awards, has joined the ranks of celebrities choosing to bring an environmental conscience to the Oscars. [More] Kudos to Luinhind for the heads up!

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TheOneLion.net: trailer-gossip, merchandise and behind the scenes-footage!

Just a small reminder: be sure to keep visiting TheOneLion.net to stay up to date with the latest news surrounding the upcoming adaptation on C. S. Lewis’ The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. The last few weeks have been buzzing with the end of principal photography announced, rumours about a trailer to be released with the new Star Wars-movie, a first look at some of the movies merchandise and a brand new ‘Behind the Scenes’feature with soundbites from Richard Taylor and some gorgeous imagery! [TheOneLion.net][TheOneLion.net news archive]

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New ‘Fraud of the Rings’

Cartoonist John Cook writes: I’ve added a new Lord of the Rings cartoon spoofing that Two Towers scene where Gimli waits at Helm’s Deep, unable to see over the top of the battlements. Check out the cartoon here!

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The Hobbit to premiere in Wellington

A fresh hunt is underway in New Zealand for hobbits, dwarves, trolls and elves as auditions begin for the stage adaptation of The Hobbit, based on the book by JRR Tolkien. The world premiere of the stage show will be held on April 16 at Wellington’s Westpac St James Theatre, Hobbit Productions announced in a statement today. [More]
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Miranda Otto Pregnant!

Various people emailed today about the following report from IMDb.com: “Australian actress Miranda Otto is expecting her first child with actor husband Peter O’Brien. The couple, who married on New Year’s Day 2003, are “thrilled”, according to a spokesperson. Otto, 37, who starred in as Eowyn in the Lord Of The Rings trilogy, recently finished filming Steven Spielberg’s War Of The Worlds, in which she plays Tom Cruise’s pregnant wife.”

On behalf of all of us here at TORn: congratulations! And I always thought Leo was a nice name, not to give you any ideas…

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