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New York ComicCon – party with TheOneRing.net and WETA!

NYCC - New York Comic-ConAs convention season draws to a close, there’s still time for one last hurrah in the Big Apple! New York ComicCon will be here in two weeks’ time, and TORn will be there with bells on. (Maybe literally – you’ll have to come and see us to find out…)

If you’re coming to the convention, you can find us at Booth 3040, where we’ll have t-shirts, buttons, lanyards and more for sale, as well as lots of cool giveaways and fun stuff. We’ll also be giving a panel on Saturday night, 9pm, in room 1A21: ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – An Unofficial Look’. Find out inside scoop on the third and final film – be ready for spoilers!

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Posted in Clothing, Collectibles, Conventions, Events, Fans, Hobbit Movie, Howard Shore, Karl Urban, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Manu Bennett, Merchandise, NYCC, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, TheOneRing.net Community, Weta Collectibles, WETA Workshop

DragonCon is almost upon us! Aug 29 – Sept 1, Atlanta

dragoncon logo…and TheOneRing.net will be there! This convention is possibly the biggest fan-based party of the year, and this year promises to be a particularly good one for Tolkien fans. Here’s what’s on offer:
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Posted in Adam Brown, Billy Boyd, Clothing, Clothing, Conventions, Craig Parker, DragonCon, Events, Fans, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Jed Brophy, Karl Urban, Lord of the Rings, LotR Cast News, LotR Movies, Manu Bennett, Merchandise, Other Merchandise, Shop, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Collecting The Precious – Weta Workshop to attend Supernova

wetalogoThe Weta World Tour continues in June with Supernova. Starting June 22nd-23rd in Sydney and June 29th-30 in Perth, fans will get a chance to come together to celebrate what they love about the pop culture. The team from Weta will also be making the trip to both places bringing their magical work creating Middle-earth with them. While at their booth make sure you grab one of their Weta Treasure cards, which is good for discounts or prizes via the Weta website. That’s not all! If you happen to be going to either of these locations you will get to meet cast members of both The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. So make sure to get your ticket to the show before it sells out!

Check out the Full article on Weta’s appearance: WETA TO ATTEND SUPANOVA SYDNEY AND PERTH IN JUNE

List of Middle-earth celebs making an apperance:

  • John Callen – Oin the Dwarf
  • Adam Brown – Ori the Dwarf
  • Jed Brophy – Nori the Dwarf
  • Karl Urban – Éomer
  • Mark Ferguson – Gil-galad
Posted in Adam Brown, Conventions, Hobbit Movie, Jed Brophy, John Callen, Karl Urban, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Movie Return of the King, Movie The Two Towers, WETA Digital, WETA Workshop

Hobbity guests coming to Supanova in April!

Supanova Australian Hobbit fans will finally get a little bit of love in April. A team from Weta, and several folks from the cast of The Hobbit are making the trip across the Tasman to make an appearance at the Supanova Pop Culture Expo in Melbourne and on the Gold Coast, joining Karl Urban (Eomer) and Supanova MC Mark Ferguson (Gil-galad).

Supanova attendees will get the chance to see and listen to:

Graham McTavish as Dwalin the Dwarf Graham McTavish – Dwalin. Graham McTavish (born in 1961) is a Scottish actor who has played an impressive array of characters in a slew of Pop cultural franchises. He played the character Warden Ackerman in Red Dwarf in five episodes of series 8. McTavish has also had many supporting roles in British dramas and films such as Casualty, Jekyll, The Bill, Taggart and Sisterhood. Recently, McTavish appeared in the 2011 film The Wicker Tree, Robin Hardy’s sequel to his 1973 film, The Wicker Man. He has had an “Unexpected Journey” to International stardom playing Dwalin (Brother of Balin) the Dwarf in Sir Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit films.

Stephen Hunter as Bombur the Dwarf in The Hobbit Movie Stephen Hunter – Bombur. Stephen is a New Zealand actor and voice over artist, currently based in Sydney, Australia. His film and Television career started with Ladies Night in 1995 and has continued to include stints on All Saints, Love My Way, Spirited and Rescue: Special Ops. It was announced in 2011 that Stephen was to play the role of Bombur: brother of Bofur and one of the company of 13 dwarves who retake the Lonely Mountain in Sir Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy. He has since filmed Field Punishment No.1 in the Role of Aussie Bill which will be released in 2013.

Dean O'Gorman as Fili Dean O’Gorman – Fili. Dean O’Gorman is a photographer and artist based in New Zealand. He got his start in the television movie, The Rogue Stallion at the age of fourteen, and Raider of the South Seas, both of which were released in 1990. He then won the role of Nurse Harry Martin in the New Zealand soap opera, Shortland Street and has appeared in both Hercules and Xena multiple times. In April 2011 he was cast as Fili the Dwarf in Sir Peter Jackson’s three-part film adaptation of The Hobbit. Kili and his Brother Fili are the youngest dwarves of the 13 and are Thorin Oakenshield’s nephews!

1_Radagastjpg Sylvester McCoy – Radagast (as a Gold Coast exclusive guest). McCoy was starring at the National Theatre in “The Pied Piper”, a musical play written especially for him, when he learned that the BBC was looking for a new lead actor to replace Colin Baker in “Doctor Who” (1963). He later won the role as the seventh Doctor. Following “Doctor Who,” McCoy continues to work extensively in theatre, radio, opera, television and films. McCoy can be seen in the latest blockbuster film The Hobbit (as Radagast the Brown) and can still be heard playing the Doctor in the Big Finish audio productions of Doctor Who.

The dates for Supanova are:

  • Melbourne – April 12-14 at Melbourne Showgrounds
  • Gold Coast – April 19-21 at Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

You can find out more and buy tickets here.

Posted in Conventions, Dean O'Gorman, Events, Graham McTavish, Hobbit Movie, Karl Urban, Stephen Hunter, Sylvester McCoy, The Hobbit, WETA Digital, WETA Workshop

SDCC is coming, what’s a Hobbit to do at comic con 2012?

There is just one week until Comic Con 2012 starts with Preview Night on Wednesday, July 11. But aside from the TORn panel and WB’s panel for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, you may be wondering what else there is for a Hobbit fan to do. The Official SDCC website has put up schedules for panels, autograph sessions, films and portfolio reviews (aspiring artists, please take note). So here is your handy, dandy TORn guide to all things Hobbit and Lord of the Rings related at comic con this year (after the break)

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Posted in Andy Serkis, Clothing, Collectibles, ComicCon, Conventions, Costuming, Elijah Wood, Events, Fans, Guillermo Del Toro, Hobbit Movie, Ian McKellen, Jewelry, John Noble, Karl Urban, LEGO, LEGO, Lord of the Rings, LotR Cast News, LotR Movies, Martin Freeman, Meet Ups, Merchandise, Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens, Richard Armitage, Sideshow Collectibles, The Hobbit, Tours, Weta Collectibles, WETA Workshop

DragonCon 2011 wrap up!

ATLANTA — DragonCon 2011 marks the 11th year of involvement with the Atlanta based convention, where it has grown dramatically and yet remains true to its fan-based roots. (We dug up the earliest reports we could find, well worth a look here and featuring Karl Urban, Corvar and Calisuri.)

But this DragonCon had significant differences as well. With an over 2,500 mile journey from Los Angeles to Atlanta sponsored by War In The North, this convention featured the Fellowship of Drivers on The Road to DragonCon. They not only went there but back again with the help of Badali Jewelry and Anglotopia.net.

And on content partner Stickam.com, TORn was the most watched event for the week and the month. A special thanks to those who supported the trip with personal meetings, donations, texts, phone calls and other help.

The journey helped promote the forthcoming video game but it also served as a chance to get one of the Gandalf World Tour statues to Europe. (A story coming soon!) (more…)

Posted in Conventions, DragonCon, Events, Karl Urban, LotR Cast News, Sylvester McCoy

More Archive LOTR Goodies from NZ

Linuxelf sends some new clips along: First up is an in-depth interview with Peter Jackson, plus this: Ever wondered how many New Zealanders as extras where in the LOTR movie trilogy? This article does the maths & attempts to find out! :) see how some of the extras had a blast to pass the time! And finally TTT interviews the day after the NZ premiere with, Dominic Monaghan, Billy Boyd, Elijah Wood, Peter Jackson, Karl Urban, they are also asked what the strangest questions they had been asked by reporters. Enjoy!

Peter Jackson In-depth Part 1 of 2

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Posted in Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Elijah Wood, Events, Karl Urban, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, LotR Production, Movie The Two Towers, New Zealand, Other production, Peter Jackson, Premieres

TORn exclusive with ‘Reclaiming The Blade,’ director

Reclaiming the Blade

Reclaiming the Blade

“Star Wars” and “The Lord of the Rings” are two of the most widely appealing film series in history. While they share many common elements, there is little argument that knights and swords sit at the core of each. The Jedi masters and their sabers – the weapon passed from father to son – share many common elements with Aragorn and his ancestral heirloom weapon in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth.

The sword, in whatever form, remains an important feature in cultures around the globe. It remains a symbol of the warrior in an age when many of us never need to fight anybody. Daniel McNicoll has directed a documentary, “Reclaiming The Blade,” that explores the sword and its standing in contemporary society and uses many examples from popular culture to do it. (more…)

Posted in J.R.R. Tolkien, John Howe, John Rhys-Davies, Karl Urban, Richard Taylor, Viggo Mortensen

Beam Me Up…Bones!

We really haven’t said much about Karl Urban in Star Trek. He plays Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy, and based on some reviews, he plays him well.

Take a look at this scary as heck ‘Trek Yourself’ feature..enjoy!

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Posted in Karl Urban

Interview: Karl Urban on Star Trek and beyond

Karl UrbanFiona writes: I just wanted to send this link to a Karl Urban interview in the New Zealand Herald. New Zealand actor Karl Urban talked to SHANDELLE BATTERSBY about playing the Enterprise’s moody medic on the eve of the film’s world premiere in Sydney this week. Interview: Karl Urban on Star Trek and beyond

Posted in Karl Urban

Announcing the ‘Reclaiming the Blade’ Giveaway!

Reclaiming the BladeTheOneRing.net is teaming up with Galatia Films to celebrate the DVD release of ‘Reclaiming the Blade’ by giving away the ‘Late 15th Century Bastard Sword’ from Albion Swords! A prize worth nearly $500! Entering the contest is super easy – you don’t even need to answer any questions! ‘Reclaiming the Blade’ is narrated by John Rhys-Davies and features appearances by many LOTR veterans: Viggo Mortensen, Karl Urban, Bob Anderson, John Howe and Richard Taylor of WETA Workshop. The DVD will be released on March 30th, but you can place your pre-order today at the Galatia Films website. So after you enter the contest, secure your copy of the DVD today! [Contest Page] [Pre-Order the DVD]

Posted in Collectibles, Contests, DVDs, Headlines, John Howe, John Rhys-Davies, Karl Urban, Lord of the Rings, LotR Cast News, Merchandise, Props, Richard Taylor, Viggo Mortensen, WETA Workshop

Reclaiming the Blade Out in 2009

Reclaiming the Blade

Reclaiming the Blade

Writer/Director Daniel McNicoll sends along word that his film ‘Reclaiming the Blade’ will finally be coming out in 2009. From the website: Reclaiming the Blade explores both European and Asian historic swordplay and offers an in-depth look at the fascinating world of stage combat on the silver screen. Visit www.reclaimingtheblade.com

Posted in Events, Film Screenings, John Howe, John Rhys-Davies, Karl Urban, Props, Richard Taylor, Viggo Mortensen