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Ringers take Disneyland on March 1, 2014

DisneyMordorCalling all Dwarves, Elves, Hobbits and Wizards, you are hereby invited to ‘Ringers take Disneyland’ on Saturday, March 1 as part of the Oscar weekend festivities for fans of Middle-earth. Disneyland has been the site for Star Wars days, Potter Days, Browncoat Days and more, so why not fans of Middle-earth?

Here at TORn headquarters, we began to wonder what else we could do on Oscar weekend apart from our “One Dragon, One Party” that would be fun for locals and out-of-towners alike. LA and Hollywood are a popular tourist destination for dozens of reasons, but we needed a place that everyone wants to go to at least once in their lifetime, and is also family friendly and super fun. Disneyland fits the bill in oh so many ways, not the least of which is the fact that it has Dwarves, a Wizard and Mines, as well as many other Middle-earth-like realms and magical folk.  
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Posted in Events, Fans, Fellowship of the Ring, Lord of the Rings, Meet Ups, Other Events, Return of the King, The Hobbit, The Two Towers, TheOneRing.net Community, Tolkien

Yet another movie poll to swamp, what fun

movie brawl 2014Anyone up for a little game of ‘Swamp the movie poll?’ MTV is hosting a little poll to discover the most anticipated film of 2014. Round one is in full swing now with just a few more hours left to help The Hobbit: There and Back Again beat off it’s competition. The first round closes at 12 noon EST tomorrow, just 11 hours or so from now. If we can get The Hobbit: TABA to move on to the next round, keep this link around to help keep it moving along. Movie Brawl 2014 You can vote as often as you like, so let’s make the next few hours count.

Posted in Events, Fans, Hobbit Movie, Other Events, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: There and Back Again

Visual Effects Society Nominations Announced

headThe Visual Effects Society have announced their nominations for the 12th annual VES Awards. “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” has earned 5 nominations and will going up against its toughest competition “Gravity”. “Gravity” received 8 nominations over “The Desolation of Smaug”. Although, the mighty Smaug is the likely favorite to win Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture. Has there ever been a more magnificent dragon on screen before? See below for “The Desolation of Smaug” nominations or view all of the nominations.
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Posted in Events, Headlines, Other Events, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Cate Blanchett wins Golden Globe for Best Drama Actress

CateArrivesAtGoldenGlobesCongratulations to our beautiful Elven Queen, Cate Blanchett for winning the Golden Globe for Best Drama Actress in the Woody Allen film Blue Jasmine.

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Posted in Cate Blanchett, Events, Headlines, Hobbit Cast News, Other Events

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