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Rings panel charms Dragon*Con

Actors Billy Boyd, Craig Parker, and John Rhys-Davies captivated Dragon*Con yesterday with their enchanting accents and witty repartee as they hosted a panel at the Atlanta convention. Debbie Yutko writes:

“When asked about Peter Jackson’s upcoming film The Hobbit, all three actors agreed that it will be epic. Rhys-Davies predicted that The Hobbit will be a game-changer. ‘You’re going to see one of the greatest films of all time—soon,’ he said to rousing cheers and applause. He predicted that a lot more awards will be coming Peter Jackson’s way.”

Thanks to Ringer Lisa for the heads-up on the article.

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Posted in Billy Boyd, Conventions, Craig Parker, DragonCon, Events, Hobbit Movie, John Rhys-Davies, LotR Movies

Dragon*Con 2012 Starts Tomorrow!

As you undoubtedly know by our grand adventure across the country, TheOneRing.net is set to invade Dragon*Con , the world’s largest Sci-Fi/Pop Culture convention, this Labor Day weekend (August 31st – September 3rd) in Atlanta, Georgia.

This years LotR/Hobbit guests feature a star-studded line-up: Billy Boyd, John Rhys-Davies, Craig Parker, and Sylvester McCoy.

Meet up with other Tolkien fans at the annual Evening at Bree event on Friday August 31st, hosted by Tolkien’s Middle-earth Track with music by Emerald Rose and a costume contest MC’d by Craig Parker.     The Tolkien Track will also host fan film screenings,  costuming panels,  scholarly discussions, even open mic nights!   Stop by TOR.n’s fan table to pick up a TOR.n t-shirt and try your hand at Tolkien trivia.     And of course TOR.n staffers will be on hand to discuss all the latest information on ‘The Hobbit’ films.

For a complete list of Tolkien Track panels, click here. [DragonCon] [Tolkien Track]

 

 

Posted in Billy Boyd, Casting Rumors, Conventions, Craig Parker, DragonCon, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, John Rhys-Davies, Sylvester McCoy, The Hobbit

TheOneRing.net invades Dragon*Con 2012!

TheOneRing.net is set to invade Dragon*Con , the world’s largest Sci-Fi/Pop Culture convention, this Labor Day weekend (August 31st – September 3rd) in Atlanta, Georgia.

This years LotR/Hobbit guests include Billy Boyd, John Rhys-Davies, Craig Parker, and Sylvester McCoy.

Meet up with other Tolkien fans at the annual Evening at Bree event on Friday August 31st, hosted by Tolkien’s Middle-earth Track with music by Emerald Rose and a costume contest MC’d by Craig Parker.     The Tolkien Track will also host fan film screenings,  costuming panels,  scholarly discussions, even open mic nights!   Stop by TOR.n’s fan table to pick up a TOR.n t-shirt and try your hand at Tolkien trivia.     And of course TOR.n staffers will be on hand to discuss all the latest information on ‘The Hobbit’ films.

For a complete list of Tolkien Track panels, click here.

 

 

Posted in Billy Boyd, Conventions, Craig Parker, DragonCon, John Rhys-Davies, Sylvester McCoy, Uncategorized

DragonCon flies away for 2009

DragonCon 2008DragonCon, one of the best fantasy and science fiction events in the world, concluded Monday in Atlanta, Georgia and while concluded, it will not be forgotten.

The convention, that gathers fans from the far reaches of the globe, is likely the last one before filming begins on Guillermo del Toro’s “The Hobbit,” and discussion and anticipation for the forthcoming pair of films adapting J.R.R. Tolkien’s book was a definite part of the landscape of the annual convention. (more…)

Posted in Casting Rumors, Conventions, Craig Parker, Director Rumors, DragonCon, Events, Guillermo Del Toro, Hobbit Movie, Rumors Spy News, WETA Workshop

DragonCon: Dourif! Parker! TORn!

DragonCon 2008Friday is the official kick-off to the annual sci-fi and fantasy fest known as DragonCon in Atlanta and as it has for the last decade, TheOneRing.net will be there to celebrate everything Tolkien and bring you the goings-on to the best of our ability. We will have new Lake Town Archery Club shirts as well as the continuation of the themed shirts introduced at Comic-Con this year. TORn also has a panel about the very latest news on “The Hobbit,” on Friday morning and Sunday. As fast as news is changing, they may even be completely different.
The latest DCon news is Brad Dourif(television and film legend and of course Grima Wormtongue) has just been announced as a late addition-guest to the four-day convention. He will join Craig Parker and Peter Beagle as this year’s celebrities that add to a whole four-day track of Tolkien programming. (more…)

Posted in Brad Dourif, Casting Rumors, Characters, Conventions, Craig Parker, DragonCon, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Movie, J.R.R. Tolkien, Merchandise, Rumors Spy News, The Hobbit, Tolkien, WETA Workshop

Dragon*Con Update

Craig ParkerDeej writes: Unfortunately, due to work commitments John Noble will not be attending DragonCon this year. However, the wonderful Craig Parker was just added to the guest list! He joins the impressive lineup of Tolkien scholars and artists already confirmed, as well as TORn’s own MrCere and his eagerly awaited panel on the upcoming ‘Hobbit’ film. More..

Posted in Conventions, Craig Parker, DragonCon, Events, John Noble

Craig Parker Enters the Jenarium

THE LONG ANTICIPATED OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE NEW JENARIUM™ SCI-FI/FANTASY MYTHOLOGY IS OFFICIALY ONLINE AT: www.jenarium.com

Created by ROBERT DOMINIC, Featuring CRAIG PARKER, (a cast member from PETER JACKSON’S),
“The LORD OF THE RINGS” trilogy and UNDERWORLD 3, with a special guest appearance by martial arts extraordinaire Richard Norton, 2009 “JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA”. Inclusive of the mythology is the acclaimed Concept Album based on the Jenarium Mythology text, to be mastered by Tom Baker at PRECISION Mastering (Motley Crüe, Matrix Soundtrack, Alice Cooper, and 30 Seconds to Mars etc…), narrated by Craig Parker, featuring the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (KISS), and the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic choir. With testimonials from high calibre people like TROY, STAR TREK actor ERIC BANA, July 2008; “…Impressive music and concept…” Hollywood Film Chorale founder Sally Stevens, website testimonial; “JENARIUM is truly amazing, a tremendous world class concept…” (more…)

Posted in Craig Parker

New Zealand actors settle out of court with New Line

Good friend, good actor and good man Bruce Hopkins has checked in with some news regarding a financial settlement with New Line. In an exclusive he gives us the lowdown. Here it in his own words:

“Gidday,

I trust you are well amidst the heady brew of global financial markets and looming elections!

I wish to inform you that 16 mths after a lawsuit was filed in the Superior Court of Los Angeles, against New Line Cinema, on behalf of 15 NZ actors who played various featured roles in the Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, the action has been settled out of court. (more…)

Posted in Bruce Hopkins, Collectibles, Craig Parker, Lord of the Rings, LotR Cast News, LotR Movies, Merchandise, New Zealand, Other Cast

Craig Parker Cast in Raimi’s ‘Wizard’s First Rule’

Craig Parker From www.stuff.co.nz: New Zealand actors Jay Laga’aia and Craig Parker are playing key roles in a new American swords and scorcery television series being filmed around Auckland. Filming of Wizard’s First Rule, the first book in Terry Goodkind’s popular The Sword of Truth books began this week. But the 22-episode series has been renamed Legend of the Seeker – apparently to avoid religious concerns among American audiences about scorcery. Executive producers Sam Raimi and Robert Tapert told a comics and fantasy convention of the name change, and announced the New Zealand actors, Entertainment Weekly reported. Craig Parker Cast in Raimi’s ‘Wizard’s First Rule’

Posted in Craig Parker, Television

Parker switches roles

Parker switches roles Haldirriel sends this in: Handsome actor Craig Parker is versatile when it comes to acting. The Shortland Street star is in the grips of drug addiction as Guy Warner on the soap but when time is called on that gig, he’s working on the American fantasy film Underworld: Rise of the Lycans. Parker switches roles

Posted in Craig Parker

Happy Birthday Craig Parker!

Happy Birthday Craig Parker! Today is Craig Parker’s Birthday! Craig Parker (born November 12, 1970 in Suva, Fiji) is a New Zealand actor, now based in the United Kingdom. He is most famous for his role as Haldir of Lórien in The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy. He also does voice-overs for New Zealand documentaries and has been entertaining and meeting fans at various Lord of the Rings-related conventions for several years – for example Ring*Con in Germany, which he has attended every year since its creation in 2002. His recent work has also involved voiceover work in the recent Power Rangers series since the filming moved to New Zealand. He is currently starring in the New Zealand soap Shortland Street, as Guy Warner, of which his character has been absent for 11 years. He has a sister and a brother.

Posted in Craig Parker

Actors join to sue New Line over LOTR merchandising

Variety is reporting that New Line is getting sued again over Lord of the Rings profits, this time by a group of Kiwi actors. The actors feel that some questionable accounting has made it impossible to ever get paid a “5 percent of net revenue” clause outlined in contracts from merchandising based on characters they portrayed. The lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court Wednesday.

This sounds similar to the contentions of Peter Jackson that New Line is participating in unfair accounting practices that keep talent from getting paid. Jackson and New Line are famously litigating over money on that front, although a New Line official said last week at the Cannes film festival that he thinks it will be settled. Lots of news stories are circulating that New Line’s new fantasy film “The Golden Compass” is being marketed as LOTR IV.

Those filing the lawsuit aren’t Hollywood stars but the names will be familiar to TORnados: Noel Appleby, Jed Brophy, Mark Ferguson, Ray Henwood, Bruce Hopkins, William Johnson, Nathaniel Lees, Sarah McLeod, Ian Mune, Paul Norell, Craig Parker, Robert Pollock, Martyn Sanderson, Peter Tait and Stephan Ure.

The full Variety story can be found right here.

Posted in Bruce Hopkins, Craig Parker, LotR Cast News, LotR Movies, Old Special Reports