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HobbitCon, Wonder Con start furious convention season for TORn, Hobbit & LOTR guests

hobbitconlogoThe convention season is about to start in a big way with TheOneRing.net appearing at shows across the U.S. and even at a special event in Europe. HobbitCon in Bonn, Germany, is packed full of Hobbit and Tolkien guests, including our own MrCere (Larry D. Curtis) who will present several panels about, as you might guess, The Hobbit.

Joining him is an amazing collection of 12 star guests that includes actors from The Hobbit film and Royd Tolkien, great-grandson of J.R.R. Tolkien. The lineup of special guests includes Sir Richard Taylor, some fan films and other prominent figures from the world-wide Tolkien community. Tickets are no longer on sale online but day or weekend tickets can be purchased directly from the event at the Maritim Hotel If you are in Europe this is an event without peer.

WONDERCON

Wondercon logoFrom the same folks who stage the world-famous San Diego Comic-Con, comes WonderCon in Anaheim, with a pretty incredible lineup that also includes TheOneRing.net staff previewing the last movie from Peter Jackson about Middle-earth, “The Hobbit: There and Back Again.” That can’t-miss panel takes place Saturday, April 19 at 5:30 p.m., in room 300DE.

We also will have a table on the sales floor to get exclusive TORn t-shirts and talk to staffers about all things Middle-earth. Our all-volunteer staff has an abundant representation in Los Angeles, making this a way to meet our friends.

MORE CONVENTIONS

CALGARY EXPO: April 24-27, Calgary. Staffers greendragon and Deej join a powerful Middle-earth lineup of guests that includes Sean Astin, Billy Boyd, Jed Brophy, Manu Bennett, and Dean O’Gorman. Also featured is Weta’s incomparable Richard Taylor. TORn will sell our exclusive convention shirts and meet fans and friends face-to-face!

FANTASYCON July 3 – 5, Salt Lake City. This show, focused on fantasy, has a heavy Middle-earth influence with celebrity guests and rumor has it they will add several others to a lineup that includes Sean Astin, John Rhys-Davies, Sylvester McCoy, Ken Stott and Graham McTavish. TheOneRing.net is partnering with the show and will be present at the celebration of all things fantasy with a booth, panels and some surprises.

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON The grandaddy of pop-culture events in the world will once again feature Hobbit content from Warner Bros. and TORn. Director Peter Jackson is a likely candidate to be here and as well as a list of celebrities from the film to make their “Hall H” appearance. Plan to wait or camp in line. Our own panel is also in high demand and while nobody can camp overnight, we fill any room the SDCC hands us. This is Mecca for pop-culture. See you there!

DRAGON CON The annual event in Atlanta, Georgia is something of a home for all things Tolkien with the Tolkien Track of programming that definitely features TheOneRing.net and always includes some celebrities from the film world. This focuses on books, film, pop-culture, costuming, dancing, music and everything else you can think of. TORn staffers attending include greendragon, Deej, MrCere, Thorongil, often Quickbeam and usually a few more.

More conventions are likely including the New York Comic Con so expect lots more convention updates.

Posted in ComicCon, Conventions, DragonCon, Events, FantasyCon, HobbitCon, NYCC, WonderCon

2013 Tolkien Fan Year In Review – TheOneRing.net

For Tolkien fans, 2013 was the year of anticipating the dragon, as fans worldwide grew ever more enthusiastic between the final shot of the billion-dollar “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” and the opening of “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” in December. The staff of TheOneRing.net has been privileged to participate in many related events, by fans and for fans, and this ‘year of the dragon’ was more exciting than anyone expected! Take a walk down memory lane with us and peruse chapter 2013 of the “fan book of Westmarch” below:

 

JANUARY

Tolkien Forever “Toast To Tolkien.”

Fans in Los Angeles met at the Cat & Fiddle pub to share a drink and stories of all things Tolkien. The Tolkien Toast is a tradition started by the Tolkien Society to celebrate professor Tolkiens birthday on January 3rd. On that day, fans around the world lift a glass to “The Professor” at 9:00 p.m. local time wherever they may be.

Billy & Dom live fan chat – Merry & Pip reunion special

Our weekly webcast TORn Tuesdays had an exciting January as host Clifford “Quickbeam” Broadway snagged an exclusive “reunion” chat with Billy Boyd and Dominic Monahan. Dom discussed the launch of his new series on BBC America: Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan, and Billy filled us in on the new album, new album, Blue Sky Paradise, released by his band Beecake.

Dylan Sprouse on TORn Tuesday

Another great TORn Tuesday in January included an interview with guest Dylan Sprouse, star of the hit Disney Channel series “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.” A Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Award-winner and T.V. star, Dylan chatted about his own, personal love of Tolkien and how generational love of J.R.R. Tolkien is handed down to kids , inspiring them to great things! We hear you, Dylan!

FEBRUARY

Sylvester McCoy live fan chat

TORn Tuesdays spent a full hour with Sylvester McCoy and he even played the spoons! Of course, he also touched on his role as Radagast, the wizard, in The Hobbit movies. Have a look (or another look) at this great interview.

Kiran Shah live fan chat a week later! (Archive not available)

In early February actor and stunt man Kiran Shah joined us for an exclusive live chat on . Kiran shared his experiences as a scale scale double for all 5 Hobbits (Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin, Bilbo) in the LOTR Trilogy and his return to Middle-earth in The Hobbit movies.

Unexpected Art Show – Los Angeles
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To kick off TORn’s Oscar Party weekend, TORn held ‘An Unexpected Art Show’ at Lot 613, a blank-canvas special events space in the Historic Arts District of downtown Los Angeles.  The show was a unique celebration of artwork from over 30 artists around the world inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth. Attending in person, and exhibiting their art, were Tim Kirk, who illustrated the 1975 Tolkien Calendar — the first by an illustrator other than Professor Tolkien, and Jerry VanderStelt, an artist producing licensed reproductions for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings films. Additional artists include Donato Giancola, Stephen Hickman, and Jay Johnstone.

One Expected Party w/ Dom & Billy and Beecake

Once again, TORn returned to the American Legion in Hollywooed to host the party of all parties on the night of the Academy Awards. Attendees were treated to a live broadcast of the Academy Awards, a photo booth, fabulous food an drink, an amazing auction of LOTR and Hobbit collectibles and the company of Tolkien fans and friends from around the world. Sponsored by Houghton Mifflin, Air New Zealand., Sideshow Toys, The Tolkien Shop, The Noble Collection and Empire Magazine. World-class entertainment at the party included music ensemble Dorian Mirth, Celtic band Emerald Rose, Sir Ian McKellen impersonator Hunter Davis and a grand finale by Billy Boyd’s band, Beecake. Needless to say, a fabulous time was had by all!

MARCH

AUJ released on DVD

Hobbit AUJ DVD

We knew the Extended Edition was coming but fans still bought AUJ on DVD… because we just couldn’t wait to invite Bilbo, Gandalf and the dwarves into our homes!

DVD press junket (Andy Serkis, Richard Armitage, James Nesbitt and Martin Freeman)

While we were all waiting for the release of the AUJ DVD, TORn staffers were able to get exclusive interviews with Andy Serkis, Richard Armitage, James Nesbitt and Martin Freeman. In these great interviews, the four talented actors shared their experiences preparing for their roles and filming The Hobbit movies If you listened to them before, they’re well worth another listen. If not, what are you waiting for?!

WonderCon – Anaheim – Panel

On March 31st, at the 2013 Wondercon convention, staffers Garfeimao, Josh and Clifford “Quickbeam” Broadway presented a panel titled: “TheOneRing.net’s Unauthorized Sneak Peek: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.” Upwards of 600 people attended as our staff showed excerpts from the WB DOS sneak peak gave their insights to the latest Hobbit news and rumors. Feedback from the attendees was mega-positive.

Tolkien Reading Day

On the 25th of March, the same day of the destruction of the Ring of Power in The Return of the King, fans gather worldwide to celebrate the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and read favorite passages to each other. Tolkien Reading Day was started by the Tolkien Society and celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. TORn coverage here and here.

APRIL

#VoteBilbo

#VoteBilbo

#VoteBilbo

MTV Movie Awards hosted a fan-voting contest for “BEST HERO” and when we first discovered it, Kirsten Stewart, of Twilight and Snow White fame, was so far ahead of Bilbo it seemed hopeless. Beginning in last place, #VoteBilbo captured the hearts of twitter users around the world and, one by one, Bilbo overtook The Hulk, Batman, Catwoman and Ironman and finally led a heated battle with Snow White herself. An alliance was formed with LOTRProject to track voting in real time and while the battle was epic, and Bilbo came out ahead, the biggest reward was the many new friendships forged over twitter.

C2E2 – Chicago – Panel

TORn staffers were crowd-pleasers once again at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) in late April. Staffers entmaiden and Corvar offered a presentation and discussion of all things Hobbit and were a big hit!

MAY

Adam Brown live fan chat

TORn Tuesday did it again with an exclusive interview with actor Adam Brown who plays dward Ori in The Hobbit movies.

The Fall of Arthur published – New Tolkien book

fall of arthurA rare and exciting thin happened in April of 2013: a previously unpublished work of J.R.R. Tolkien was released: The Fall of Arthur. Like too many of his works, the narrative poem, edited by his son Christopher, was never finished. Still, as it is, it covers much of the Arthurian legend including Arthur’s expedition overseas into distant heathen lands, Guinevere’s flight from Camelot, the sea battle on Arthur’s return to Britain, Mordred and the tormented Lancelot.

Phoenix Comic Con – Panel

Hitting the con circuit again, staffer Garfeimao brought ‘The Desolation of Smaug: Sneak Peek’ panel to Phoenix.

 

JUNE

Trailer 2 released

#Hobbitception Elves reaction video

All the Happy Hobbits, Fili and Kili, set out to do was quickly record their reactions to the 2nd trailer for “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.” So, still in their pajamas, they set up their camera and started recording their sheer, geeky delight over what they saw. Little did they know that their little recording would be picked up by mainstream news outlets like Entertainment Weekly and Stuff.co.nz. The production and actors also got a kick out of their enthusiasm. From Stuff: “Jackson saw the video and posted it to his Facebook page saying it was “pretty cute”. He then filmed Hobbit cast members Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, and Lee Pace watching their reaction, saying “here’s what I guess you’d call a sequel to that fan video”. More than 20,000 people liked his video of the video, with many applauding Jackson for satisfying The Hobbit’s avid fans. Way to go, Hobbits!

Emporium of Goods launched

Emporium shirts

Fans worldwide submitted t-shirt designs for TheOneRing.net Emporium, and we had a tough time keeping up with demand!

JULY

SDCC – San Diego – Panel & Booth

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San Diego Comic Con was just as epic as TheOneRing.net shared booth space with the fine folks at WETA Workshop and Badali Jewelry. Cosplay was out in full force, impression the likes of Evangeline Lilly, Manu Bennett, and Richard Taylor.

#ThankYouPJ fan video project


The final day of filming on The Hobbit trilogy inspired fans worldwide to say “Thank You Peter Jackson” for creating films we love.

Tauriel “It IS out Fight!” poster

Tauriel poster We Can Do It
Evangeline Lilly supported our efforts for a 5 Army Solution with an amazing poster designed by Badali Jewelry artist David Powell.

AUGUST

Road To DragonCon

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New adventurers Doug, Ryan and Katalena joined the 3rd annual Road To DragonCon, meeting Tolkien fans across the country.

 Beorn revealed!

Beorn reveal
The blurriest pic to ever fire up Tolkien fandom.

S.H.I.R.E. Project

The-SHIRE-Project-color-copyS.H.I.R.E Project (Sharing The Hobbit to Improve REading) is a new charitable effort started by TheOneRing.net to provide needy schools with copies of Tolkien’s literature. The inaugural drive exceeded all our expectations so look forward to more book-giving efforts in the future.

 

SEPTEMBER

Dragon Con – Atlanta – Four days of programming, celeb panels, a booth and an Epic 80′s Dance Party

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DragonCon 2013 was yet again, the most Tolkien-centric event in the nation with four days of wall-to-wall programming from the track “Tolkien’s Middle-earth.” With TORn staffers MrCere, deej, greendragon, and Thorongil running the track, running the fan table to sell shirts and to see folks face-to-face and hosting big stars, this year’s edition also drew new attendees from Twitter and social media.  The presence of stars was bigger than ever with Sylvester McCoy, Graham McTavish, William Kircher and Manu Bennett delighting fans at multiple panels.  In fact, the two dwarf actors appeared on a large-room panel every single day of the convention. But one of the highlights of the week was the first annual Middle-earth Dance Party that created a big stir at a convention with endless entertainment possibilities.

Dragon Con video dance night highlights

Dragon Con ‘Tolkien’s Middle-earth’ track highlights

 

Baggins Birthday Bash – Los Angeles

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TORn’s LA staffers hosted their 11th annual Baggins Birthday Bash in Griffith Park where close to 150 fans ate like Hobbits, drank like Dwarves and generally celebrated Bilbo and Frodo’s September 22 birthdays.

OCTOBER

Exclusive set visit reports published

© Larry D. Curtis, TheOneRing.net
Our exclusive set-visit reports and photos from a lengthy stay with much more to come in 2014

NYCC – New York – Panel & Booth

NYCC 2013 NYCC 2013 panel NYCC 2013 booth

TheOneRing.net was once again the only Hobbit content at the New York Comic Con and we’re always proud to represent Tolkien fandom! Our booth (complete with a ‘ring’ of dwarves mounted on the top), staffed by Calisuri, deej, Earl, greendragon, ImladrisRose, Justin, and Thorongil drew many folks eager for some Middle-earth goodies, and we were able to satisfy their craving with our own t-shirts and buttons, as well as Weta collectibles.

 Sean Astin live fan chat

Sean Astin fan chat
Sean Astin recalled his time on LOTR and updated us on his life and his projects since.

NOVEMBER

#HobbitFanEvent

November brought the long-expected “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” fan event hosted by Anderson Cooper in New York. The event was held live in major cities around the world and also online. Per Anderson: “this global fan event is for fans around the world to ask questions of their favorite Hobbit actors and also to see some never before seen footage from the upcoming film. Go here for the video and a full transcript of this exciting event!

AUJ DVD Extended Edition Bluray release

The release of the extended edition of “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” in Blu Ray format had fans around the world scratching their heads in confusion: “So, what version is available where and what is included on how many discs?” TORn to the rescue! Our staff put together this comprehensive, easy-to-follow guide to help fans zero in on exactly what they wanted.

DVD-Infographic_v2

Trailer 3

 

TORN Book Club – Show launch

TORN Book Club

 

 

 

 

November brought about the debut of a new weekly live streaming video chat show for Tolkien Fundamentalists and all book lovers. Sundays 3pm PT at http://theonering.net/live

DECEMBER

Premiere – Hollywood – pinch seen ’round the Tumblrs


Although Berlin got the bigger premiere, fans watching Hollywood were most delighted to see a fun moment between Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. Only TheOneRing.net cameras caught this, inspiring legions of tumblr gifs and validating shippers worldwide.

Press conference transcript
Read what all the stars had to say about “Hobbit: DOS”

Plane unveiling – LAX
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As part of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’s premiere festivities, Air New Zealand graciously invited TheOneRing.net to the red carpet reveal of their new Smaug plane! Joining the Happy Hobbits at the event were TORn staffers Quickbeam & Sarumann, who shared a brief moment with director Peter Jackson and actors Aidan Turner (Kili) and Dean O’Gorman (Fili). Check out the pics and video here!

Press Junket – Beverly Hills


Check out our exclusive “Playlist of Desolation.”

William Kircher live fan chat


Bifur himself stops by and gives the scoop on our favorite Dwarf with an axe in his head.

 

FORTH EORLINGAS INTO 2014!

“Tolkien Fandom is the most generous, thoughtful and kind fandom I’ve ever seen.”

- Doug Brochu

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New York ComicCon 2013 – that’s a wrap!

TORn's booth NYCC 2013

This time last week TORn staffers were busy getting set up for New York ComicCon.  Now it’s over for another year, and we’ve had time to draw breath and take stock of the great time we had there.  TheOneRing.net was once again the only Hobbit content at the con; we’re always proud to represent Tolkien fandom! Our booth (complete with a ‘ring’ of dwarves mounted on the top; well done Shire of the Apes NYCC 2013those who got that up there!) drew many folks eager for some Middle-earth goodies, and we were able to satisfy their craving with our own tshirts and buttons, as well as Weta collectibles, Cryptozoic games and fabulous giveaways from Weta, Sideshow and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.  It is always a pleasure to meet fellow fans, and this being the third year of New York ComicCon, there are familiar faces whom we are glad to see each year!  There were of course many wonderful costumes at the con, and Middle-earth was well represented; we even had Gandalf the Grey hanging out at TORn’s booth for a while!  My personal favourite was ‘Shire of the Apes’…

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Get an unofficial sneak peek at The Desolation of Smaug at Comic-Con today!

NYCC - New York Comic-Con At 12 noon today, TheOneRing.net staff will be presenting An Unofficial Sneak Peek: The Desolation of Smaug in Room 1A14 at the New York Comic-Con.

Join us then! But if you’re going to NYCC, be sure to get in line early — the room may be full!

Plus a quick reminder: swing by the TORn stand at the Con at Booth 3008, particularly if you’re on the hunt for our merchandise. As we’ve previously announced, many of our current designs are being retired and this will be your last opportunity a whole bunch of our awesome t-shirts, buttons and other goodies! (more…)

Posted in Conventions, Events, Fans, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit Movie Rumors, NYCC, Rumors Spy News, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, TheOneRing.net Announcements

New York ComicCon starts tomorrow!

NYCC - New York Comic-ConGreetings from the Big Apple!  TheOneRing.net staffers are gathering to get set up and ready for New York ComicCon, which starts tomorrow and runs until Sunday 13th. We’ll be at booth 3008 - that’s a corner booth really near the entrance to 3A on the show floor.  Come and see us!  Here’s some of the awesome stuff we’ll have at the booth:

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Posted in Board Game, Clothing, Collectibles, Conventions, Events, Hobbit Movie, Merchandise, NYCC, Shop, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

More news on our party in Manhattan – October 10th

 

NYCC One Ring New York 1 Ring New YorkThat’s right, Ringers will take over Manhattan NEXT WEEK!  The work continues here at TORn headquarters (ie, in our own homes scattered across the globe…) to plan a wonderful event as part of our exciting New York ComicCon weekend.  Last week we told you that, at the party, we’ll be giving away two tickets to see Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen on Broadway!  Now we can confirm that we will also have some exciting goodies from WETA to give away at the event!  We’re keeping this party small – tickets are strictly limited – so attendees have a good chance of winning something awesome!

Your ticket includes your first drink, a finger food buffet, two entries into the raffle, and a fab goody bag.  And of course, excellent company in a private room in Manhattan – party like dwarves! (No green food allowed!)

Oh, and we’ve also invited all the Hobbit actors – Sir Ian, Orlando, Stephen Fry – who happen to be in The Big Apple at the moment.  Not saying any of them will be there – but they’re invited, so you never know….

Grab your tickets now, before we reach our limit on numbers! Hope to see you there!

[Buy tickets to Ringers take Manhattan]

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Exciting giveaways at TORn’s party in New York – 10th October

ian mck partick stLots of folks have already bought their tickets to join TheOneRing.net and fellow Ringers at our annual party in Manhattan!  We’re hard at work planning a special event, and can’t wait to see everyone there.  Everyone attending will receive a goody bag, and in addition to this, as ever, we will have some amazing prizes to be won; and we just got news of a very exciting giveaway to include in that raffle.   We will be giving away TWO TICKETS to see Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart on Broadway!  The lucky winner (and companion of their choice!) will be able to pick a date to go along and see Gandalf and Picard, (or Magneto and Professor X), live on stage!

There will be more amazing giveaways at the party – stay tuned for further details!  Your ticket to the party – at The Oak Cellar, Manhattan, on Thursday 10th October - includes two entries into the raffle, as well as your goody bag, your first drink, plentiful finger food throughout the evening, and of course a great time with fellow fans!  Numbers are strictly limited in our private room this year, so buy your ticket now!  We look forward to seeing you in New York in a couple of weeks.

[Click here for all details, and to buy tickets to Ringers Take Manhattan]

Posted in Events, Fans, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Ian McKellen, Meet Ups, NYCC, Other Events, Stage Productions, The Hobbit

Join TheOneRing.net to party in Manhattan!

oak cellarOctober 10th to 13th TheOneRing.net will be in the Big Apple, for New York ComicCon.  We’ll be at Booth 3008, so we hope you’ll come by to say hello, chat with us and maybe buy a shirt or try to win something!  We’ll also be giving a panel on Sunday at 12noon  – ‘An Unofficial Sneak Peak at The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug‘.  The panel is currently scheduled to be in room 1A14, but that may change, so check back nearer the time.

Of course. we can’t come to the city that never sleeps and NOT throw a party!  So on Thursday 10th October we will be holding our annual ‘Ringers Take Manhattan’ event!  This year, we’ll be at a different venue – the charming Oak Cellar at Jake’s Dilemma, 430 Amsterdam Avenue (just down the road from where we were last year).  As ever, we’ll have a generous finger food buffet, and your ticket will also include your first drink and two tickets into our raffle for the evening.

You can buy tickets for this party here.  Tickets can also be bought on the door that night, but will be $5 more expensive then – so it pays to buy in advance!  We really hope you’ll join us – we look forward to seeing many of our fellow fans in NYC in October!

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Posted in Conventions, Events, Fans, Hobbit Movie, Meet Ups, NYCC, Other Events, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

TWO YEAR Anniversary of Our Live Webcast TORn Tuesday!

SDCC2013 016It is hard to believe, but the little live webcast that could, TORnTUESDAY, has reached a new milestone! Two years non-stop, ongoing live coverage of major fan events such as Comic-Con and Dragon*Con — as well as bringing you a bevy of stars such as Sean Astin, Dominic Monaghan, Billy Boyd and his band Beecake, Royd Tolkien, “The Last Unicorn” and LOTR writer Peter S. Beagle, “Hellboy” star Doug Jones, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” creator Kevin Eastman, the Happy Hobbit girls, “Lord of the Rings” Living Card Game designers, and many more!

To mark this special anniversary we will have a lot of material to cover, and let’s all take a closer look at the Extended Edition of THE HOBBIT: AUJ that is coming out — so please bring your questions and comments to the chat!

We launch TORn TUESDAY every week at 5:00PM Pacific: brought to you by host Clifford “Quickbeam” Broadway and producer Justin “Nothing Up My Sleeve” Sewell — Our innovative live show includes worldwide fans who join us on the Live Event page with a built-in IRC chat (affectionately known as Barliman’s Chat room). Be part of the fun and mischief every week as we broadcast *live* from Meltdown Comics in the heart of Hollywood, U.S.A.!

And yes our YouTube channel will have this archived later.  You can find us on www.youtube.com/the1nering

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Giant dwarves in Manhattan!

TORn staffers are just back from a busy weekend at New York ComicCon, where we had a wonderful time meeting and chatting with fellow fans.  It was great to see so many folks at our party on Thursday night, and we loved seeing everyone who came by our booth at the convention.  Thanks to all for your support!  Tolkien fans really are amazing creatures… :)

Alas, we didn’t learn about this amazing art until we had all left the Big Apple!  Never mind King Kong or Godzilla, giant dwarves are taking over Manhattan!  If you’re in New York, go check it out – at the South East corner of 24th and Park.  Thanks to ringer spy Debba521 for the heads up!

Posted in Conventions, Events, Hobbit Movie, NYCC, The Hobbit

New York ComicCon is almost here!

Later today various staffers from TORn will be taking planes, trains and automobiles to get to the Big Apple and start setting up for New York ComicCon!  From 3pm Thursday afternoon we’ll be manning our booth at the Javits Convention Center, and we hope that you will come on by and say hello!

You can visit TheOneRing.net at booth number 2947, where you can buy fabulous shirts, buttons and other goodies, plus play trivia, enter a draw for some incredible prizes or just chat with fellow fans!  You can also hear us speak and speculate about the forthcoming Hobbit movies, at our panel at 9pm on Friday night.

And don’t forget, you can party with us tomorrow (Thursday) at 8pm at the Speakeasy Room!  This is the bargain of the year – you would not believe the amount of amazing stuff we have to give away to attendees!  For just $25, you get a goody bag which includes a T-shirt, TORn button and Sideshow gift card; two entries into the raffle with amazing Hobbit prizes from Weta, Noble Collection, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Sideshow Collectibles; your first drink; food; and, of course, great company with fellow fans!  Where else can you get a private party in Manhattan, plus all those freebies, for such a price?  Last few tickets available here, until 3pm on Thursday, or on the door!  Do come and join us!

Hope to see you in the Big Apple!  Many thanks to our friends at Weta, Sideshow Collectibles, The Noble Collection, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and The Tolkien Shop for their support!

Posted in Conventions, Events, Fans, Meet Ups, NYCC, Other Events

Can this Party Get Any Better? Join Tolkien Fans this Thursday in NYC!

We are now just days away from our second ‘Ringers Take Manhattan’ in New York City on Thursday, Oct 11th from 8-11pm! Many have already bought tickets, but we still have a few more available – we expect them to sell quickly! We are now excited to share with you the full list of party perks included with every ticket purchase!

- Two Free Raffle Tickets (More can be purchased) for great prizes:

  • The Noble Collection ‘Deed of Contract’ from The Hobbit!
  • Prizes from Houghton Mifflin including 75th Anniversary editions of The Hobbit and tote bags decorated with Tolkien’s own art work!
  • Select The Hobbit items from our friends at WETA Collectibles – TBD!
  • A mountain of prizes from Sideshow Collectibles including a Legolas Statue, Black Orc Statue, Film Frame Collectibles, and more!
- An Exclusive New York Comic-Con 2012 TheOneRing.net Button
- A full-color Guardians of Middle-earth T-Shirt featuring Sauron
- $25 Gift Card for SideshowCollectibles.com
- Free Appetizers
- One Free Drink Coupon
- Good times in a private room in Manhattan, complete with a ‘Middle-earth’ playlist on the sound system!

All this for a measly $25 – Pretty sure you are making out with more than $25 worth of stuff!  As Gimli would say, ‘What are we waiting for?!’ - remember, tickets on the door cost $30.  So don’t delay -  go here and buy your tickets now! [Purchase Tickets]

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