Bilbo fights off spiders (1341)
- They come to Isengard; they take leave of the King of the West at Sunset (1419)
Archive for the ‘Calendar’ Category
- Bilbo’s lost in the caves (1341)
- Riddles in the dark (1341)
- Bilbo finds the dwarves and the wizard (1341)
- The Company is trapped in the trees (1341)
- The funeral escort of King Théoden sets out (1419)
Gandalf, the Dwarves and their Burglar leave Rivendell for the Lonely Mountain (1341)
Aragorn and Arwen – A promise is born (1380)
Gandalf meets Radagast the Brown (1418)
The Wedding of Elessar and Arwen (1419)
Frodo resigns office of mayor, and Will Whitfoot is restored (1420)
- The death of Mistress Rose, wife of Master Samwise, on Mid-year’s Day (1482)
Many of you will know that Royd Tolkien, great-grandson of the Professor, is currently in New Zealand. He’s completing a ‘bucket list’ of activities left for him by his brother, Mike, who sadly died from ALS (also known as MND) in 2015. Mike was an adrenaline junkie; Royd, by his own admission, is most definitely not. His brother’s list, therefore, is a challenge for Royd, and will see him facing fears and undertaking all kinds of adventures on his mission – quest – thing…
All Royd’s exploits are being filmed for a documentary, There’s a Hole in my Bucket. You can find out more about it in this video: [click here]. Royd says, “It is a journey of discovery and inspiration,” intended “to remind people how precious and important life is and to make every second count.”
Those of you lucky enough to be in Wellington next week can join Royd on Wednesday, 12 April, at the Roxy Cinema in Miramar. At ‘An Evening with Royd Tolkien‘, you’ll hear him talk about his experiences completing his fifty
challenges (which should mostly be done by next week). You will also have the chance to bid in a fabulous auction, with none other than Jed Brophy as the star auctioneer! Today, Royd announced that one of the amazing items up for grabs is a genuine Weta Workshop full Orc Head prosthetic, made for one of Royd’s challenges (see left). What an amazing addition that would make to any Middle-earth collection! Other auction items include a Gandalf statue signed by Peter Jackson himself, and pieces signed by Richard Taylor.
And the good news is – even if you aren’t in New Zealand, you can still participate in the auction! If you check out the Facebook event page [here] you’ll find an email address for Jodie, the event coordinator. To place an absentee bid on any of the auction items, we’re told you can simply send Jodie an email, and she’ll send you the Absentee Bidding Form, which lists all the auction items, reserve prices, and any the information you may need. If you’re an avid Tolkien collector, an art fan, a wine connoisseur, a foodie, or even a keen sailor, you’ll find something to please on the incredible list of auction items. Check out the event page, contact Jodie, and grab yourself an extraordinary treasure!
Be sure to let us know if you attend the event – we’d love to hear all about it!
Posted in Calendar, Collectibles, Events, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Jed Brophy, Lord of the Rings, LotR Cast News, LotR Movies, Merchandise, New Zealand, Other Events, Peter Jackson, Production, The Hobbit, Tolkien, Tolkien Family, WETA Workshop
Wellington’s Tolkien Society, Welly-moot, have been in touch to let us know that they are hosting the ULTIMATE Middle-earth Marathon at the Roxy in ‘Wellywood’ over 24 hours, Thursday 24th to Friday 25th March. That’s all SIX of Peter Jackson’s Middle-earth movies, Extended Editions, over one day!Posted in Calendar, Contests, Events, Fans, Film Screenings, Hobbit Movie, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Meet Ups, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Movie Return of the King, Movie The Two Towers, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Tolkien
Reposting because we’ve been adding lots of new Line Parties and want you all to be able to find them. Please submit a form of your own if you wish to be included.
The only thing better than watching a movie about Hobbits is watching it side by side with a friend. If you’re trying to find a place to watch “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” with a crowd of equally enthusiastic Ringers, scroll down to see if there’s a Line Party happening in your city. Events are being planned for both opening night on Tuesday, December 16, as well as for the special “Marathon Monday” screenings of all three Hobbit films on December 15.
Don’t see an event listed for your city? Plan one, and make it a night to remember! Contact your local theater, set up a Facebook event, and let us know to add it to our list. Need ideas? Check out these tips for hosting a Line Party from our experts! To have your event added to the list, use the form below or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that I am updating these listings manually, so I apologize if there’s a delay – please be patient!
Find your Line Party:
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Gilbert: Opening Tuesday, 12/16, Superstition Springs 25 (Time and link coming soon!)
Glendale: Marathon Monday, 12/15, Arrowhead Towne Center (Time and link coming soon!)
Tucson: Marathon Monday, 12/15, Century Park Place 20, 1:00pm
Cupertino: Opening Tuesday, 12/16, AMC Cupertino Square, 9:00pm
Irvine: Marathon Monday, 12/15, Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21, 12:00pm
Irvine: Opening Tuesday, 12/16, Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21, 5:00pm
Los Angeles – Hollywood: Marathon Monday, 12/15, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, 12:00pm
Los Angeles – Hollywood: Opening Tuesday, 12/16, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre: 7:00pm
San Diego: Opening Tuesday, 12/16, Edwards Mira Mesa 18, 7:00pm
San Jose: Opening Tuesday, 12/16, Oakridge Cinemark, 7:00pm
Scotts Valley: Opening Tuesday, 12/16, Cinelux, 5:00pm
Altamonte Springs: Opening Tuesday, 12/16, Altamonte Springs Mall AMC 18, 7:00pm
Fort Myers: Marathon Monday, 12/16, Regal Gulf Coast Town Center Stadium 16 & IMAX, 11:00am
Lake Buena Vista: Marathon Monday, 12/15, AMC Downtown Disney, 12:00pm
Miami: Marathon Monday, 12/15, AMC Sunset Place 24, 12:30pm
Tampa: Opening Tuesday, 12/16, AMC Veterans 24, 8:00pm
Atlanta: Opening Tuesday, 12/16, Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 16, 5:00pm
Augusta: Opening Tuesday, 12/16, Regal Augusta Exchange 20 & IMAX, 7:00pm
Chicago: Marathon Monday, 12/15, Navy Pier IMAX, 1:00pm
Fort Wayne: Opening Tuesday, 12/16, Carmike Jefferson Point, Midnight
Cedar Rapids: Marathon Monday, 12/15, Wehrenberg (3D), 1:30pm
Ashland: Opening Tuesday, 12/16, Cinemark Movies 10, 7:00pm
Boston: Marathon Monday, 12/15, AMC Boston Common 19, 10:00am
Boston: Opening Tuesday, 12/16, AMC Loews Boston Common 19, 7:00pm
Brighton: Opening Tuesday, 12/16, MJR Brighton Cinema, 10:00pm
Lapeer: Marathon Monday, 12/15, NCG Lapeer Cinemas, 12:00pm
St. Paul: Opening Tuesday, 12/16, Oakdale Marcus, Midnight
Omaha: Opening Tuesday, 12/16, Marcus Majestic Cinema, 7:00, 8:00, or 10:30pm
Hamilton: Opening Tuesday, 12/16, AMC 24 Hamilton, Midnight
New York: Opening Tuesday, 12/16, AMC Loews 34th Street, 7:00pm
West Nyack: Opening Tuesday, 12/16, Palisades Center IMAX 7:00pm
Cleveland: Marathon Monday, 12/15, Cinemark Valley View, 1:00pm
Cleveland: Opening Tuesday, 12/16, Cinemark Valley View Ohio, 7:30pm
Columbus: Marathon Monday, 12/15, AMC Easton
Mentor: Opening Tuesday, 12/16, Atlas Cinemas 16, 7:00pm
State College: Opening Tuesday, 12/16, UEC Theatres, 6:00pm
Lincoln: Marathon Monday, 12/15, Cinemaworld Theaters, 12:00pm
Garland: Marathon Monday, 12/15, AMC Firewheel, 12:30pm
Laredo: Opening Tuesday, 12/16, Cinemark Del Norte, 12:00
Plano: Marathon Monday, 12/15, Cinemark West Plano & XD, 1:00pm
Temple: Opening Tuesday, 12/16, Temple Mall Premiere IMAX, 7:00pm
Sandy: Opening Tuesday, 12/16, Jordan Commons, 8:00pm
South Jordan: Opening Tuesday, 12/16, Megaplex, The District, 8:50pm
Puyallup: Opening Tuesday, 12/16, IMAX
Seattle: Marathon Monday, 12/15, Cinerama, 11:00am
Spokane: Marathon Monday, 12/16, AMC River Park Square 20, 12:30pm
AUSTRALIA – Sydney: Opening FRIDAY, 12/26, Cremorne Orpheum Cinema, 9:30am
BELGIUM – Antwerp: Opening WEDNESDAY, 12/10, Metropolis, Time TBD
CANADA – Ontario, Ottowa: Marathon Monday, 12/15, SilverCity Gloucester, 4:00pm
CANADA – Ontario, WaterlooRegion: Opening Tuesday, 12/16, Landmark Cinemas 12 Kitchener, Time TBD
HUNGARY – Budapest: Opening Night WEDNESDAY, 12/17, Corvin Cinema, 10:30pm
HUNGARY – Budapest: Ongoing activities and costume display, 12/18-21, Corvin Cinema
JAPAN – Tokyo: Opening SATURDAY, 12/13, Marunouchi Picaderi Cinema, 11:00am
LEBANON – Beirut: WEDNESDAY, 12/10, Grand Cinemas ABC Achrafieh, 8:00pm
NETHERLANDS – Utrecht: Opening SATURDAY, 12/13, Pathé Rembrandt Theater, 1:00pm
SPAIN – Barcelona: Opening Tuesday, 12/16, Cinemes Full HD, 16:00
SWITZERLAND – Lausanne: Opening WEDNESDAY, 12/10, Cinétoile Malley Lumière, Midnight
Posted in Calendar, Events, Fans, Hobbit Movie, Line Party, Meet Ups, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Uncategorized
Born on April 20, 1964, Mr. Serkis has long held a special place in all our hearts. The extraordinarily talented actor was originally brought in to supply the voice of Gollum in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy. However, Andy became a much more integral part of Gollum’s creation than he could probably have ever imagined. Re-imagined through the use of motion capture technology, Gollum became much more than a digital creation. Those of us who sat in theaters on December 18, 2002, witnessed the birth of a new form of performance. What we saw was Andy, transformed into Tolkien’s iconic character. (more…)Posted in Andy Serkis, Calendar, Hobbit Cast News, Miscellaneous
Rare and Unique Items from Greg and Tim Hildebrandt Available Now!
Back in the 1970’s Greg and Tim Hildebrandt created 3 Tolkien themed calendars for Ballantine Books, beginning around the time of the 25th anniversary of the publishing of ‘The Lord of the Rings’. During this resurgence of popularity for Tolkien’s collective works, those calendars provided an entire generation’s vision of Middle-earth and all the characters within. Since the release of those calendars, very few alternative versions of those images have been available outside of the calendars and a few art books. Greg and Tim were always very particular about the quality of how their art was showcased. That is all changing, much of this work is now being released in multiple formats that meet with Greg’s exacting standards. (more…)Posted in Artwork, Books, Books Publications, Calendar, Calendars, Calendars, Characters, Collectibles, Fans, Fellowship of the Ring, Hobbit Book, J.R.R. Tolkien, LotR Books, Miscellaneous, Other Merchandise, Posters Prints, Return of the King, Shop, The Hobbit, The Two Towers, Tolkien
Southern California Tolkien fans are invited to join in the merriment of TORN’s Annual Baggins Birthday Bash, which will take place on Sunday, Sept. 22 starting at noon in Griffith Park in the Mineral Wells area. This is a new Location, so look at the new Directions and Map link below, which clearly shows Mineral Wells just past the golf course. We will be celebrating the Birthday of both Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, and the impending release of “The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug” in just a few short months.
Costumes are encouraged, and we may have a prize or two for the most beautifully or most creatively attired lads and ladies. There will also be fun and games, as usual, and …maybe even the traditional impersonation contest (I WOULD LIKE TO ENCOURAGE ATTENDEES TO LEARN SOME HOBBIT QUOTES!). And because it was such a success last year, we will have the Reading Corner again, so bring your books and bring your reading voice. We do have some Hobbit Activity books to share with children, families of all sizes and ages are more than welcome. (more…)Posted in Calendar, Events, Fans, Fellowship of the Ring, Hobbit Book, Lord of the Rings, LotR Books, Meet Ups, Other Events, The Hobbit
Just wishing all our readers who are Dads – or who are the sons and daughters of Dads, so basically, everyone! – a Happy Father’s Day! Who’s your favourite father in Middle-earth? Sam Gamgee? Elrond? If only Treebeard hadn’t lost the Entwives, he could have made a great Dad! And who can forget Denethor’s impeccable parenting skills….?
Let us know your favourite parenting moments from Middle-earth in the comments. Hope everyone has a great day!Posted in Calendar, Miscellaneous
Beginning this Friday, March 29 through Sunday, March 31 will be Wondercon, in Anaheim for a second straight year. TheOneRing.net will be hosting a panel on Sunday at Noon in room 207. The panel is titled “TheOneRing.net’s Unauthorized Sneak Peek: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”. Come join us for a lively discussion regarding all things Hobbit on Easter Sunday.
WonderCon is one of three conventions hosted by Comic Con International, the others being APE (Alternative Press Expo) and San Diego Comic Con. Wondercon follows the same general format as San Diego Comic Con, but on a much smaller size, making it easier to attend the panels you wish and still have time to shop. It is returning to the Anahim Convention Center for the second year while the Moscone Center in San Francisco is getting a major renovation. If you have had problems getting into San Diego Comic Con the last few years, this is a really great alternative. See you all on Sunday.
Posted in Calendar, Conventions, Events, Fans, Hobbit Movie, Meet Ups, The Hobbit, WonderCon
We’ve been waiting for this more or less since we first finished watching all those ‘Fan Club’ credits roll on the Extended Edition of The Return of the King – and now it’s finally about to happen! On Wednesday 28th, from shortly before 4pm (New Zealand time!) The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has its World Premiere in Wellington, which has become ‘The Middle of Middle-earth’ for this special event.
But after all this time, are you ready? Where will you be to follow the news as the event unfolds? Don’t panic – here at TheOneRing.net we’ve got you covered!
First of all, you need to know WHEN it’s all happening. This time clock can help you with that – convert the Wellington start time to your own local time, and then set your alarm clock! The official start is 4.30pm, but coverage will start from about 3.50pm New Zealand time.
WHERE is it happening? The map on the right (above) shows a layout of the streets around Wellington where the red carpet will take place. You can also read more details about the plans here and see a clearer map here.
WHAT will be happening? This is the outline of events on the day (again, starting c.3.50pm Wed 28th New Zealand time – that’s Tuesday evening in America, late night/early morning Tuesday/Wednesday in Europe):
Neil Finn Performance including a performance of ‘Song of the Lonely Mountain,’ from the official soundtrack
The actors arrive, red carpet interviews and crowd interaction
HOW can you watch it? Never fear – TORn’s here for you! We’ll be LIVE STREAMING events from Wellington. Keep your eyes on the homepage for details, and to see all the fun! Barliman’s will also be open for LIVE chat, discussion and general highjinks and frivolity! You can connect to Barliman’s chat room by clicking here.
We will also of course keep you up-to-date with the latest news, pictures and thoughts from our staffers who are lucky enough to be in Wellington for the big event! And don’t forget, there’s still time – if you hurry! – to get a ticket to join them at the best costume party in town, in Wellington on Monday night. Details here!
Finally, to fill in the time between now and then, here are a number of video clips to show you everything which is going on in New Zealand as they get ready for this not-so-Unexpected Journey!
A first look, including comments from Matt Dravitzki from Wingnut Films, at what is planned for the premiere of World Premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey to be held in Wellington November 28th.
A look at the various Hobbit themed facades at Wellington Airport and around Wellington, in preparation for the world premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
The giant Gandalf being placed on top of the Embassy Theatre in time for the world premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – part 1, with comments from production designer Dan Hennah.
Giant Gandalf installation part 2.
The cool Artisan market place being held on Wellington’s water front for five days, with offerings for sale from artists who worked on both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit!
Some of the activities and events which are being run in the build up to the world premier of The Hobbit in Wellington.
Are you quite ready for another adventure? Don’t forget your pocket-handkerchief!
Posted in Calendar, Events, Hobbit Movie, Other Events, Premieres, The Hobbit