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 those 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’…Posted in Contests, Conventions, Events, NYCC
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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
Greetings 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:Posted in Board Game, Clothing, Collectibles, Conventions, Events, Hobbit Movie, Merchandise, NYCC, Shop, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
That’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!Posted in Conventions, Events, Fans, Meet Ups, NYCC, Other Events
Lots 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.Posted in Events, Fans, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Ian McKellen, Meet Ups, NYCC, Other Events, Stage Productions, The Hobbit
October 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!Posted in Conventions, Events, Fans, Hobbit Movie, Meet Ups, NYCC, Other Events, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
It 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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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
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!Posted in Conventions, Events, Fans, Meet Ups, NYCC, Other Events
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!
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]Posted in Conventions, Events, Fans, Headlines, Meet Ups, NYCC, Other Events
We’re busy getting ready for New York ComicCon next week – 11th to 14th October is when it all happens! This link shows you where you can find us at the convention – we’ll have fabulous shirts (including a new, yet to be revealed, style!) and buttons (also new styles!) for sale, and all the usual fun and games you expect at a TORn booth – plus maybe a few surprises. Friday 12th at 9pm we will be giving a panel about The Hobbit movie. But most importantly – Thursday 11th we will be ready to PARTY!
Yes, in a week’s time we’ll be partying like a bunch of Rohirrim, at the Speakeasy Room, 442 Amsterdam Avenue. There will be a finger food buffet; a brilliant ‘Middle-earth’ inspired play list on the sound system; amazing prizes to give away, including goodies from Sideshow Collectibles, Houghton Mifflin and Noble Collection’s NEW replica of Bilbo’s contract from the upcoming movie; free buttons and Sideshow gift cards for everyone attending; other surprises and giveaways! Plus, your first drink is on us. AND – we’re delighted to be teaming up with ‘Toys for Tots’ again this year, so do bring a toy or a donation if you’d like. And more importantly – that means Marines in dress uniform….
All this for a measly $25! Don’t say we’re not good to you. 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!Posted in Conventions, Events, Fans, Headlines, Meet Ups, NYCC, Other Events
Following on from our ‘save the date’ a short while ago, here’s the info on TORn’s party in the Big Apple! We’ll be gathering at The Speakeasy at 442 Amsterdam Avenue – same venue as last year – on Thursday 11th October, 8-11pm. This venue is a fabulous private room, where we’ll have suitably Middle-earth themed entertainment. Your ticket includes finger food, a drink of your choice and two entries into the raffle for the evening, where we’ll be giving away some fabulous prizes! Price also includes, of course, the chance to mingle with fellow fans and to support TheOneRing.net! So what are you waiting for? Get over to this page and order your tickets! $25 in advance, $30 on the door. Hope to see you there!Posted in Conventions, Events, Fans, Headlines, Meet Ups, NYCC, Other Events