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Middle-earth in Magic Mirror Maps

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The Retelling of an Unforgettable Journey.

Author Steve Ponty takes a unique look at J.R.R. Tolkien’s map-making methodology, in Middle – earth in Magic Mirror Maps… of the Wilderland in Wales… of the Shire in England.

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Posted in Books Publications, Events, Headlines, Other Events, Press Conferences

Aussie Fans come and celebrate Tolkien in Brisbane this September and October

Peter-Kenny-Tolkien-specialistPeter Kenny and the Brisbane Tolkien Fellowship have some amazing events coming up this September and October to celebrate all things Tolkien.  So if you’re going to be in Brisbane from September 21st to October 4th come and join them for some wonderful Hobbity fun. (more…)

Posted in Events, Fans, Headlines, Lectures & Education, Lord of the Rings, Meet Ups, Other Events, The Hobbit, Tolkien, Tolkien Reading Day, Tolkien Toast

John Blanche vintage style Tolkien artwork for sale

Two original John Blanche illustrations are due to go to auction at Sotherby’s in London on the 9th of December 2014.

These beautiful illustrations are of ‘The Battle of the Five Armies’, from The Hobbit and ‘The Destruction of Numenor’, from The Silmarillion.

The Battle of Five Armies. Published in-Ratspike by GW Books and Tolkien Bestiary by Mitchell Beazley Publishers and The Hobbit by J R R Tolkien

The Battle of Five Armies. Published in-Ratspike by GW Books and Tolkien Bestiary by Mitchell Beazley Publishers and The Hobbit by J R R Tolkien

 

Downfall of Numenor. A scene by John Blanche from the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Published in Tolkien Bestiary Mitchell, Beazley Publishers.

Downfall of Numenor. A scene by John Blanche from the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Published in Tolkien Bestiary Mitchell, Beazley Publishers.

If you’re interested in owning one, or both, of these unique illustrations you can find out more information on their Facebook page – John Blanche Gallery of Illustrations

Posted in Artwork, Events, Fans, Headlines, Other Events, Other Tolkien books, Silmarillion, The Hobbit, Tolkien

Shadow of Mordor – Season Pass Unveiled

ShadowofMordor_FOB_PCWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE) and Monolith Productions have revealed the Season Pass for the upcoming action game, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, showcasing exclusive content that will be available at participating retailers.

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Posted in Headlines, Merchandise, Video games

Happy Birthday to Sylvester McCoy, John Noble, Alan Lee, John Howe and Richard Armitage!

IMG_3850August is a busy month for birthdays in the LOTR/Hobbit movie-verse.  So from all of us here at theonering.net, we’d like to wish everyone a very Happy Birthday.

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Posted in Alan Lee, Crew News, Headlines, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, John Howe, John Noble, LotR Cast News, LotR Movies, Production, Richard Armitage, Sylvester McCoy, The Hobbit

‘The Battle of the Five Armies’ Teaser now available on iTunes Movie Trailers

THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIESIt’s a tradition that goes back years for a great many of us – downloading the latest Tolkien movie trailer on Apple’s Quicktime Site. In the years before Facebook and YouTube, this was where we all turned to in order to get our first (second, third, fourth…) glimpses of Peter Jackson’s epic adaptation.

While the rise of the aforementioned social media venues has seen them become the premiere locations to catch trailers, video blogs, etc. – you still can’t beat the high quality presentation (and superior video compression) of Apple’s Quicktime Trailers.

Now, weeks after the premiere of the teaser trailer, the first look at the final chapter in the Hobbit Trilogy is finally available to view in high quality 480p, 720p, and 1080p video on Apple’s website. (more…)

Posted in Headlines, Hobbit Movie, J.R.R. Tolkien, MGM, Miscellaneous, New Line Cinema, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Tolkien, Trailer, Warner Bros.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Story Trailer ­ Sauron’s Servants

MiddleearthShadowofMordor_TalionFaceoff_ScreenshotToday, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE) and Monolith Productions released the Shadow of Mordor Story Trailer ­ Sauron’s Servants.

Talion sets out to rage war against Sauron’s servants, The Black Captains, who forced the Ranger to watch as his son and wife were murdered.

Get a look behind the scenes of this fall’s highly anticipated action game, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, as Troy Baker, who stars as Talion (The Last of Us, Batman: Arkham Origins) and Alastair Duncan, who stars as Celebrimbor (Mass Effect, Uncharted 3), discuss their experiences creating the game.

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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor delivers a dynamic game environment where the player orchestrates their personal plan of vengeance as they bend Mordor to their will. The game begins on the night of Sauron¹s return to Mordor, as his Black Captains brutally execute the Rangers of the Black Gate. Players become Talion, a ranger who loses his family and everything he holds dear, only to be returned from death by a mysterious Spirit of vengeance. Based on the player¹s actions with the in-game Nemesis System, every enemy encountered is distinct and can evolve to become a personal archenemy through the course of the game. As Talion¹s personal vendetta unfolds, players uncover the mystery of the Spirit that compels him, discover the origin of the Rings of Power and confront the ultimate nemesis.

The Palantir App is available to download for free from the App Store. A partnership between WBIE and Wikia, Palantir will sync with game assets and the final game, to reveal additional layers of information, insights and fan-authored content, creating a unique second-screen experience. Enable Palantir¹s sync mode while the Shadow of Mordor Story Trailer ­ Sauron’s Servants video plays to try it out.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will launch in the Americas on September 30, 2014 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360; and on October 2, 2014 for PC and Steam.

Posted in Gaming, Headlines, Merchandise, Video games

TORn talks to Shaun Gunner, Chairman of The Tolkien Society

935410_10151402223201334_498251264_nOver the last few weeks I’ve had the pleasure of chatting with Shaun Gunner, Chairman of The Tolkien Society.  We discussed what he thinks of the Peter Jackson films and where he sees the Tolkien Society heading to in the 21st Century.  And because he said he didn’t mind answering some silly questions, I just couldn’t resist putting grammaboodawg’s favourite question from our Getting to know you Q&A’s to him.

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Posted in Fans, Headlines, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Movie, J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings, LotR Books, LotR Movies, Other Tolkien books, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Community, Tolkien, Tolkien Family

Pre-order The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition – Updated with DVD information

DoSEERelease20143DPre-order your copy of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition from Amazon.

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Extended Edition) (3D/BD) (Blu-ray 3D)  With Weta Figurine

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Extended Edition) (BD/UV) [Blu-ray] With Weta Figurine

 

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Extended Edition) DVD 5 Disk and Digital Download Amazon France

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Extended Edition) DVD from Walmart

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Latest release dates are:

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Europe/UK – November 3, 2014

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We will post more as we receive the information.

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Posted in Blu-Ray, DVDs, Headlines, Hobbit Movie, Merchandise, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, TheOneRing.net Announcements

Clip from The Hobbit:The Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition

DoSEERelease2014Several Ringers have written into us about this preview of one of the additional scenes from the extended edition of The Desolation of Smaug from Yahoo Movies UK.

Enjoy :)

From Yahoo Movies UK:

Director Peter Jackson has never scrimped on the footage front with his movies.

And as this exclusive scene from ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug’ proves, the 25 minutes extra on the new Extended Edition will show off some intriguing new moments from Bilbo’s journey.

Showcasing Martin Freeman’s climbing skills, the group reach a swamp which they’ve been warned by Gandalf holds some dark secrets. That doesn’t appear to stop the dwarves though, who encourage Bilbo to cross as he’s the lightest.

You can get your copy on November 3, in 3D, DVD or HD Digital.

Thank you to all the Ringers who contacted Spymaster@theonering.net

Posted in Headlines, Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

TORn Message Boards Weekly Roundup – August 3, 2014

8725723_1Welcome to our collection of TORn’s hottest topics for the past week. If you’ve fallen behind on what’s happening on the Message Boards, here’s a great way to catch the highlights. Or if you’re new to TORn and want to enjoy some great conversations, just follow the links to some of our most popular discussions. Watch this space as every weekend we will 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, Fellowship of the Ring, Headlines, Hobbit Movie, J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings, LotR Books, LotR Movies, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, TheOneRing.net Community, Tolkien, Trailer

The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies Social Media Banners and Icons

With the release of the Teaser Trailer today, we’ve also received these official Banners and Icons for everyone to use on their favourite Social Media site.  So pick your favourite and enjoy.

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