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Join us as we watch the The Return of the King Extended Edition this Sunday in the Barliman’s chat!

Deeeeaaaaattttthhhhh!!!! We’re halfway there! Last weekend we watched The Two Towers Extended Edition. This Sunday (December 1) from Midday ET (that’s New York time), we’ll be continuing our LOTR and Hobbit marathon fun in the Barliman’s chat as we haul out our copies of The Return of the King Extended Edition and all press “play” at the same time.

Click here to join the ROTK EE viewing party in #moviechat!

Mark it in your calendar and come join us for an entirely geeky viewing of The Return of the King where you can share thoughts and observations with fellow fans!

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Posted in Barliman News, Barlimans, Events, Hobbit Movie, LotR Movies, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Movie Return of the King, Movie The Two Towers, Other Events, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Announcements, TheOneRing.net Community

Hall of Fire Two Towers chat today: The Journey to the Crossroads

Barliman's Chat Our chapter-by-chapter discussions on the middle installment of J.R.R Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings are coming to a close. Later today in Hall of Fire at 5pm EST we’ll be discussing the chapter that takes Frodo, Sam and Gollum to the edge of Ithilien as the Black Land itself broods and gathers its strength for some vast assault upon the Free Peoples of Middle-earth.

My scouts and watchers have all returned, even some that have crept within sight of the Morannon. They all find a strange thing. The land is empty. Nothing is on the road, and no sound of foot, or horn, or bowstring is anywhere to be heard. A waiting silence broods above the Nameless Land. I do not know what this portends. But the time draws swiftly to some great conclusion. Storm is coming.

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Posted in Barliman News, Barlimans, Hall of Fire

Join us as we watch the The Two Towers Extended Edition this Sunday in the Barliman’s chat!

Deeeeaaaaattttthhhhh!!!! Last weekend we watched the Fellowship of the Ring Extended Edition. This Sunday (November 24) from Midday ET (that’s New York time), we’ll be continuing our LOTR and Hobbit marathon fun in the Barliman’s chat as we haul out our copies of The Two Towers Extended Edition and all press “play” at the same time.

Mark it in your calendar and come join us for an entirely geeky viewing of The Two Towers where you can share thoughts and observations with fellow fans!


Click here to join the viewing party in our chatroom!

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Posted in Barliman News, Barlimans, Events, Hobbit Movie, LotR Movies, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Movie Return of the King, Movie The Two Towers, Other Events, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Announcements, TheOneRing.net Community

Hall of Fire Two Towers chat this Saturday: The Forbidden Pool

Barliman's Chat This Saturday at 5pm EST, Hall of Fire resume Two Towers chapter chats with Frodo and Sam still with the Men of Gondor at Henneth Annun. Frodo’s own fate — and that of the Quest — remains undecided, yet he is summoned in the small hours of the morning by Faramir to discover that he must, himself, to decide the fate of another.

`The creature is wretched and hungry,’ said Frodo, `and unaware of his danger. And Gandalf, your Mithrandir, he would have bidden you not to slay him for that reason, and for others. He forbade the Elves to do so. I do not know clearly why, and of what I guess I cannot speak openly out here. But this creature is in some way bound up with my errand. Until you found us and took us, he was my guide.’

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Posted in Barliman News, Barlimans, Hall of Fire

Join us as we watch the LOTR and Hobbit EEs each Sunday for the next four weeks in Barliman’s chat!

Deeeeaaaaattttthhhhh!!!! Over the next four weekends — as the debut of The Desolation of Smaug in cinemas around the world approaches — the Barliman’s chatroom will be playing host to movie marathon of each of the extended edition movies that Peter Jackson has thus far released from The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

And you’re invited to join us!


Click here to join the viewing party!

We’ll be watching one film each weekend for the next four weekends — starting with The Fellowship of the Ring: Extended Edition this Sunday from Midday ET (New York time). (more…)

Posted in Barliman News, Barlimans, Events, Hobbit Movie, LotR Movies, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Movie Return of the King, Movie The Two Towers, Other Events, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Announcements, TheOneRing.net Community

Hall of Fire chat today: the Window on the West

Barliman's Chat This Saturday at 6pm EDT, Hall of Fire journeys to the hidden Gondorian fastness of Henneth Annûn with Frodo and Sam as we resume our Lord of the Rings chapter chats.

There, safe from the forces The Dark Lord, Captain Faramir tries to untangle the riddle of the strange halflings that have chanced into his territory, while Frodo and Sam attempt to keep their mission, and the true nature of Isildur’s Bane, secret.

Faramir smiled grimly. `Then you would grieve to learn that Boromir is dead? ‘
‘I would grieve indeed,’ said Frodo. Then catching the look in Faramir’s eyes, he faltered. ‘Dead?’ he said. ‘Do you mean that he is dead, and that you knew it? You have been trying to trap me in words, playing with me? Or are you now trying to snare me with a falsehood?’

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Posted in Barliman News, Barlimans, Hall of Fire

Hall of Fire this Saturday: Éowyn, the White Lady of Rohan

Barliman's Chat This Saturday (at 6pm ET (New York time)) Hall of Fire will be talking about the valiant shieldmaiden of the Rohirrim — Éowyn, the White Lady of Rohan.

For a while she was silent, as if pondering what this might mean. Then suddenly she laid her hand on his arm. ‘You are a stern lord and resolute,’ she said; ‘and thus do men win renown.’ She paused. ‘Lord.’ she said, ‘if you must go, then let me ride in your following. For I am weary of skulking in the hills, and wish to face peril and battle.’

Éowyn, the White Lady of Rohan (more…)

Posted in Barliman News, Barlimans, Hall of Fire

Hall of Fire this Saturday: Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit

Barliman's Chat This weekend, Hall of Fire (at 6pm ET (New York time)), Hall of Fire will return to our chapter-by-chapter read-through of The Lord of the rings, rejoining Frodo, Sam and Gollum as they leave the Dagorlad and make their way into Ithilien.

‘Hi! Gollum!’ said Sam. ‘Where are you going? Hunting? Well see here, old noser, you don’t like our food, and I’d not be sorry for a change myself. Your new motto’s always ready to help. Could you find anything fit for a hungry hobbit?’
‘Yes, perhaps, yes,’ said Gollum. ‘Sméagol always helps, if they asks –- if they asks nicely.’
‘Right!’ said Sam `I does ask. And if that isn’t nice enough, I begs.’

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Posted in Barliman News, Barlimans, Hall of Fire

Are you a Barliman’s chatter of old? Join us later today in the chat for a Barlimoot catch-up!

Barliman's Chat Just like the TORn website itself, our Barliman’s chatrooms are pretty venerable in internet terms. Near enough as we can tell, we’ve been around since September 18, 1999 (that’s as far back as records go, anyhow).

Over that 14-year timespan we’ve had thousands of chatters come through our doors. Of course, the internet being what it is, times change and people move onto other things. Which is why we’ve declared today (a little later today between 4pm ET and 8pm ET, in fact) to be Barlimoot — a TORnchat drop-in day where folks who used to chat in times past can gather and catch up! So drop on in later and say hello! Order something from Barli (and discover all thge new commands). Who knows what old faces (or nicks) you might run into? (more…)

Posted in Barliman News, Barlimans, Hall of Fire

Hall of Fire chat today: Hobbit trailer discussion and analysis!

Barliman's Chat This weekend (Saturday at 6pm ET) the Hall of Fire will be detouring from our regular book chats back into movie-land as we head into spoiler-land and pull apart the new trailer for The Desolation of Smaug in what’s sure to be an entertaining and enlightening discussion.

Bard: You have no right to enter that mountain!
Thorin: I have every right.

The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug trailer chat and analysis! (more…)

Posted in Barliman News, Barlimans, Hall of Fire

Hall of Fire this Saturday: the Black Gate is Closed

Barliman's Chat
This Saturday (at 6pm ET (New York time)), Hall of Fire will return to our chapter-by-chapter read-through of The Lord of The rings, rejoining Frodo, Sam and Gollum as they finally approach the gates of the Black Land.

Across the mouth of the pass, from cliff to cliff, the Dark Lord had built a rampart of stone. In it there was a single gate of iron, and upon its battlement sentinels paced unceasingly. Beneath the hills on either side the rock was bored into a hundred caves and maggot-holes: there a host of orcs lurked, ready at a signal to issue forth like black ants going to war. None could pass the Teeth of Mordor and not feel their bite, unless they were summoned by Sauron, or knew the secret passwords that would open the Morannon, the black gate of his land.

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Posted in Barliman News, Barlimans, Hall of Fire

Hall of Fire this weekend: Dol Guldur and the PJ plan

Barliman's Chat This weekend the Hall of Fire will be taking a zig-zagging from books to film as we examine one of the great unknowns of The Desolation of Smaug — Dol Guldur and the PJ plan.

Radagast: But what if it is a trap?
Gandalf: It is undoubtedly a trap.

Dol Guldur. What is the PJ plan? (more…)

Posted in Barliman News, Barlimans, Hall of Fire