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Costume Designers Guild nominates ‘The Desolation of Smaug’

Master of LaketownAmong other awards groups announcing their nominations today, the Costume Designers Guild also released their nods. Ann Maskrey, Richard Taylor, and Bob Buck were nominated for their work on The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, along with the costume designers of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Oz the Great and Powerful. (more…)

Posted in Ann Maskrey, Headlines, Hobbit Movie, Miscellaneous, Other Events, Richard Taylor, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ receives 2 BAFTA nominations

Desolation of Smaug Poster The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) announced their annual award nominations this morning. ‘The Desolation of Smaug’ picked up 2 nominations. Peter Swords King, Richard Taylor, and Rick Findlater are nominated for Best Make-up and Hair. They are nominated alongside worthy contenders ‘The Butler’, ‘Behind the Candelabra’, ‘American Hustle’, and ‘The Great Gatsby’. Each film has its own unique style or time period, whether set in Middle-earth or a fantastical version of the roaring 20′s. The overall awards buzz (and love) for ‘American Hustle’ might swing momentum its way even in this category.

Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, and Eric Reynolds are nominated for Best Special Visual Effects. In this tough field, ‘The Desolation of Smaug’ is going up against ‘Pacific Rim’, ‘Gravity’, ‘Iron Man 3′ and ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’. Smaug the Mighty is facing the most competition from the groundbreaking effects in ‘Gravity’, the odds-on favorite. ‘Gravity’ has the most nominations with 11 overall including for Best Film and Director. Following behind are ’12 Years a Slave’ and ‘American Hustle’ with 10 nominations each.

See the full list of nominees.

Posted in Events, Headlines, Other Events, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Jed Brophy in An Unseasonable Fall of Snow

Jed-Brophy01Back when I interviewed Jed in October 2013 he told us that he was appearing in the play An Unseasonable Fall of Snow with his son Riley in January. Well Wellingtonians  wanting to see the play, and more of the wonderful Jedi, you can get your tickets now at the BATS theatre.

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Posted in Events, Jed Brophy, Other Events

Reminder – Tolkien Toast on Jan. 3rd to celebrate JRR Tolkien’s Birthday

JRRTolkien-donatoJohn Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892 in Bloemfontein, South Africa. To celebrate the birth and life of this much loved author Tolkien fans from around the world are invited to raise a glass and make a toast. In simple terms, you just gather with some friends at a pub, restaurant, cocktail party or bar and at 9pm local time you stand and raise your glass and say the words ‘To the Professor”. And with that, you will be joining together with fans around the world in remembrance of Tolkien and all that he has brought into your life. And if you are unable to join with friends, no worries, pull out your favorite Tolkien book on January 3 and sit and read it and at 9pm you can still perform the Toast on your own. BTW, you don’t have to be drinking alcohol, you could have a glass of water, soda, tea or hot chocolate, whatever feels right to you. What matters is the Toast and acknowledging your love of Tolkien and his words.

In Los Angeles, Tolkien Forever, the local Smial of the Tolkien Society will host their annual Tolkien Toast at the Cat & Fiddle pub in Hollywood. If you wish to get more info and to attend, you can find details at Tolkien Toast and if you are a So Cal local, feel free to RSVP and join in the fun. Everyone else, leave comments here and let’s see if we can make this the biggest Tolkien Toast of all.

Posted in Events, Fans, J.R.R. Tolkien, Meet Ups, Other Events, Tolkien, Tolkien Toast

TORn Message Boards Weekly Roundup – Special New Year’s Edition!!

Happy Hobbity New Year 2013-14Welcome to our collection of TORn’s hottest topics for the past year.  We’ve collected some of 2013′s most popular posts on our 10 Message Boards.  You’ll be surprised at what captured the attention and imagination of our 10,500+ members.  Come and have a look back at what has kept us busy as we impatiently awaited the release of The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug.  We actually did manage to talk about many fascinating things, besides The Hobbit.  So just follow the links to some of our most popular discussions for 2013.  Continue to watch this space as every weekend we spotlight the most popular buzz on TORn’s Message Boards.  Everyone is welcome, so come on in and join the fun!

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Posted in Fans, Hobbit Movie, LotR Movies, Other Events, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, TheOneRing.net Community, Tolkien

Tolkien Toast on Jan. 3rd to celebrate JRR Tolkien’s Birthday

JRRTolkien-donatoJohn Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892 in Bloemfontein, South Africa. To celebrate the birth and life of this much loved author Tolkien fans from around the world are invited to raise a glass and make a toast. In simple terms, you just gather with some friends at a pub, restaurant, cocktail party or bar and at 9pm local time you stand and raise your glass and say the words ‘To the Professor”. And with that, you will be joining together with fans around the world in remembrance of Tolkien and all that he has brought into your life. And if you are unable to join with friends, no worries, pull out your favorite Tolkien book on January 3 and sit and read it and at 9pm you can still perform the Toast on your own. BTW, you don’t have to be drinking alcohol, you could have a glass of water, soda, tea or hot chocolate, whatever feels right to you. What matters is the Toast and acknowledging your love of Tolkien and his words.

For those looking for Tolkien Toast events or wishing to host their own, use the comments section on this article to leave notes. In Los Angeles, Tolkien Forever, the local Smial of the Tolkien Society will host their annual Tolkien Toast at the Cat & Fiddle pub in Hollywood. If you wish to get more info and to attend, you can find details at Tolkien Toast and if you are a So Cal local, feel free to RSVP and join in the fun. Everyone else, leave comments here and let’s see if we can make this the biggest Tolkien Toast of all.

Posted in Events, Fans, J.R.R. Tolkien, Meet Ups, Other Events, Tolkien, Tolkien Toast

‘Hobbit” Poster Signed by Everyone Auction is… DONE!!!

We promised you it was coming – here is it! The best present you could buy – for yourself or for the Middle-earth fan in your life!

signed posterThis is your chance to bid on an exclusive There… And Back Again Poster signed by 31 of The Hobbit cast members!  Richard Armitage, Martin Freeman, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom - they’re all on here, with many more.  The signatures were gathered when the cast were filming down in New Zealand; 3Foot7 then generously donated the poster to TORn, to support the website.

Get your hands on this incredible, exclusive collectible!  The ebay auction can be found here.

 

UPDATE!  The Auction for The Hobbit Poster was completed 6 1/2 hrs after it started with a Buy It Now purchase of $10,000!  This is an incredibly generous gift for TheOneRing.net and will help SO MUCH!  Our deepest gratitude and praise to the Winning Bidder. (more…)

Posted in Collectibles, Collectibles, Events, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Merchandise, Other Events, Posters Prints, Shop, The Hobbit

Join us as we watch The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Extended Edition this Sunday in the Barliman’s chat!

Deeeeaaaaattttthhhhh!!!! It’s the final hurdle. Last weekend we watched The Return of the King Extended Edition. This Sunday (December 8) 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 An Unexpected Journey Extended Edition and all press “play” at the same time.

Click here to join the AUJ: EE viewing party now!

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

Hobbit: DOS Line Parties in full swing, get involved

DOS dragon eye posterWe have just under a week until Tolkien fans around the world will pile into theaters for their first glimpse of the Chiefest of all Calamities, Smaug himself, along with Beorn, the giant spiders, and the treasures of Erebor. We set up Line Parties so that fans can arrange to see the movie with fellow fans, both friends known and friends yet to be met. But we’ve apparently had some Goblins get into our servers and create a bit of havoc with the Line Party pages, so we have a couple work around options.

 

Not all of the Lines are posting in the public ‘Community’ area set up for them, you are only seeing 10 events at a time. All current Lines will be listed at the end of this story. And instead of being interactive, people have not been able to select the ‘Join Now’ button, so we have been encouraging Line Party Leaders to include a Facebook Event page, but not everyone is on facebook. You can still use the program to create a new Line Party yourself, or if you encounter problems, email me at Garfeimao@TheOneRing.net and I’ll help you get started. If you email me to ask that I help create the line party for you, I will need the Full name and address of the theater, the start time and date of the event (is it Thursday midnight screening or on a Friday evening or Saturday matinee?). A Facebook Event link would also be really helpful.

 

Here comes the list of currently existing Line Parties. If you see one near you that you might like to attend, click the link to get the address and start time and hopefully there is a Facebook event page for you to reach out to your Line Party Leader. If you don’t see a Line Party near you, why not start one yourself? And while I am talking about that, where are our International Line Parties this year? Come on London, Germany, Spain, New Zealand and Australia, why not jump in and put up some Line Parties in your area?  Current Line Party Leaders, if you need help editing or updating your Line listing, drop me a note.
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List of Line Parties

 

TCL Chinese Theater, Hollywood CA – December 12, 6pm start

http://www.theonering.net/torwp/events/hollywood-los-angeles-chinese-theater/

 

Arclight Hollywood, CA – Cinerama Dome – December 12, 7pm start

http://www.theonering.net/torwp/events/hollywood-2-hobbit-boogaloo-arclight-cinerama-dome-double-feature/

 

Happy Hobbit DOS Line Party, Scott’s Valley CineLux, CA – December 12, 5pm start

http://www.theonering.net/torwp/events/happy-hobbit-dos-line-party/

 

Portland area line party, Bridgeport Regal, Tigard OR – December 12, 7pm start

http://www.theonering.net/torwp/events/portland-area-the-hobbit-dos-line-party/

 

Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21, Irvine CA – December 12, 6pm start

http://www.theonering.net/torwp/events/the-irvine-spectrum-imax-the-hobbitdos-line-party/

 

AMC NorthPark 15, Dallas TX – December 12, 6pm start

http://www.theonering.net/torwp/events/dallas-tx-hobbit-desolation-of-a-line-party/

 

AMC Concord Mills 24, Concord NC – December 12, 6pm start

http://www.theonering.net/torwp/events/amc/

 

AMC Empire 25, Times Square, New York NY – December 12, 11:59pm start

http://www.theonering.net/torwp/events/manhattan-line-party-in-times-square/

 

Superstition Springs 25, Mesa AZ – December 12, 11:59pm start

http://www.theonering.net/torwp/events/desert-rat-dos-line-party/

 

UEC Theaters 14, Cleveland TN – December 12, 11:59pm start

http://www.theonering.net/torwp/events/cleveland-tn-uec-theaters-14-desolation-of-smaug-line-party/

 

Galaxy Theatres, Tulare CA – December 13, 11:30am start (online giveaway)

http://www.theonering.net/torwp/events/the-hobbit-desolation-of-smaug-line-party/

 

Cinema West, Mason City IA – December 12, 11pm start

http://www.theonering.net/torwp/events/the-hobbit-the-desolation-of-smaug-midnight-premiere-line-party/

 

Regal Majestic Stadium 20 & IMAX, Silver Spring MD – December 12, 7pm start

http://www.theonering.net/torwp/events/the-hobbit-the-desolation-of-smaug-washington-dc-line-party/

 

Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 16, Atlanta GA – December 12, 8pm start

http://www.theonering.net/torwp/events/atlanta-line-party-the-hobbit-the-desolation-of-smaug-in-hfr-3d/

 

MGN Five Star Cinema, Glendale CA – December 12, 8pm

http://www.theonering.net/torwp/events/one-party-to-rule-them-all-glendale-ca/

 

AMC Veterans 24, Town & Country FL – December 12, 8pm start

http://www.theonering.net/torwp/events/the-hobbit-double-feature-desolation-of-smaug-tampa-line-party/

 

Ashland Street Cinema, Ashland OR – December 12, 8:30pm start

http://www.theonering.net/torwp/events/desolation-of-finals-celebration/

Cinemark Valley View, Valley View OH – December 12, 9pm start

http://www.theonering.net/torwp/events/valley-view-cinemark-cleveland-oh-the-hobbit-dos-line-party/

 

AMC Loews, West Nyack NY- December 12, 9:15pm start

http://www.theonering.net/torwp/events/desolation-of-smaug-line-party/

 

Boston AMC Loews Downtown, Boston MA – December 12, 10pm start

http://www.theonering.net/torwp/events/boston-line-party-for-the-hobbit-desolation-of-smaug/

 

AMC Showplace 12, Bloomington IN – December 12, 10pm start

http://www.theonering.net/torwp/events/hobbitdesolation-of-smaug-line-party-bloomington/

 

Rave Motion Pictures at Milford Post Mall, Milford CT – December 12, 10pm start

http://www.theonering.net/torwp/events/the-hobbit-the-desolation-of-smaug-line-party-in-milford-ct/

 

 

Posted in Events, Fans, Film Screenings, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, Line Party, Meet Ups, Other Events, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Tolkien

Tourism New Zealand’s ‘The Book of New Zealand’ event in LA

entering the book of New ZealandTourism New Zealand, 3 foot 7 productions, Warner Bros., and others bring you ‘The Book of New Zealand’ exhibit. This is an invitation only event being hosted out at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA. It combines set locations, images of real world New Zealand, and a little movie magic to bring to life much of what makes New Zealand the perfect location for all things ‘Middle-earth’. Here are a few images from the event and a video of the opening greeting, please enjoy.

 

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Posted in Chris Hennah, Contests, Dan Hennah, Events, Exhibits, Fans, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, Locations Sets, Locations Sets, Meet Ups, Models, Other Events, Peter Jackson, Production, Props, Ra Vincent, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Warner Bros.

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

Tourism New Zealand is opening the Book of New Zealand in LA

100_percent_middle_earthA very unique art installation is about to open in LA, brought to you by Whybin/TBWA, Tourism New Zealand and 3 Foot 7 Ltd. The concept is that of a Pop-up book that shows four different New Zealand filming locations, along with the four corresponding actual film sets from the upcoming film ‘The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug”. This event is mostly by invitation only, with a big Press Opening on Saturday, November 30 and running for 5 days. Luckily, on Wednesday, December 4 there will be a Public Day for fans to see. The point of the whole art installation is to show off the beauty of New Zealand, the fun to be found in New Zealand, and on occasion, the Middle-earthness of New Zealand. To see more details regarding this event, you can read more about it at: Yahoo NZ

So far, the only way to get into that public day appears to be by heading over to the TCL Chinese theater box office and uttering the ‘secret password’. This will get you an entry to win a pass to the event. Make sure to head over this weekend because they will do the drawing on Monday and contact winners then. See the image below for details.

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Posted in Artwork, Events, Exhibits, Fans, Hobbit Movie, Locations Sets, Meet Ups, New Zealand, Other Events, Press Conferences, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug