Archive for the ‘Miscellaneous’ Category
Middle-earth’s Diner is back! Denny’s new Hobbit menu is available in their restaurants from today. Judging by all the preparation and hard work Denny’s have been putting in over the past months, and to which we at TheOneRing.net have been privy, this should be a fun and tempting menu! In their official press release, Denny’s say:
“The quest for Middle-earth inspired adventure begins today at Denny’s, as America’s Diner celebrates the long-awaited release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM). A bold new menu features seven authentic dishes inspired by The Hobbit films, and a bounty of exclusive movie content available only in-restaurant …
“We’re thrilled to bring the taste of Middle-earth back to America’s Diner,” said John Dillon, vice president of marketing for Denny’s. “Last year’s menu attracted both Denny’s guests and fans alike with a combination of movie-inspired elements and traditional holiday flavors. This year we’re elevating the experience with the introduction of adventurous new flavors, exciting exclusive content and once-in-a-lifetime prizes, taking our guests on a truly authentic dining journey.”
Posted in Hobbit Movie, Merchandise, Miscellaneous, Other Merchandise, Stamps & Coins, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
The CBC radio show Ideas ran this interesting two part series on C.S Lewis and the Inklings.
In the first podcast Frank Faulk explores the early life of C.S. Lewis, and the experiences that would shape him on his journey to becoming one of the 20th century’s greatest thinkers and writers on Christianity. In part two Faulk looks at C.S. Lewis’s conversion from atheism to Christianity, and his deep friendship with Tolkien, Barfield and Williams.
You can download Part One and Part Two here.
A big thank you to Ringer weaver for sending us the podcast.
Posted in J.R.R. Tolkien, Miscellaneous, Tolkien
Welcome 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 week we will spotlight the most popular buzz on TORn’s Message Boards. Everyone is welcome, so come on in and join the fun!
Posted in Fans, Hobbit Movie, Miscellaneous, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, TheOneRing.net Community
Everything about TheOneRing.net is big.
Just look at some of these numbers.
33,467. News articles, spy reports and features published on the TORn front page since 2007 alone.
22,300. Spy photos, movie screencaps and fan images in the old TORN scrapbook, and the new one.
616,739. Posts from 9,981 TORnsibs on the “new” TORn gossamer forums since 2007.
700. Megabytes of plain text people have written in our Barliman’s chat since 1999. That’s several million lines of type from thousands of visitors.
These numbers are constantly growing. And it’s all from the passion and enthusiasm of the TORn community.
Your community is an enormous patchwork of brilliant, clever and Tolkien-literate people from all around the world who are passionate about Tolkien and love the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit movies.
And they love sharing that passion with each other — through stories, anecdotes, events, videos, music and fan art.
The TORn community is you
We don’t simply mean TORn staff. The community is you, the message board posters from the USA, Canada or France. It’s you, the chatroom regulars from Finland, the Netherlands or New Zealand. It’s you, the folks from Australia, Singapore and Brazil who participate in Hall of Fire and watch TORn Tuesday each week.
If you’ve ever sent in an article, submitted a photo or report, posted on our messageboards, visited our chat, or commented on our twitter, facebook or g+, you’re the reason TheOneRing.net is among the largest and most-respected pillars of the Tolkien community on the web.
Keeping all this afloat, though, takes as much money as it does love and passion.
For new servers. For software upgrades and social media integration apps. For web hosting bills.
If you’d like to make a Pledge to help TORn cover bills to help your community continue to grow, we’d be grateful and appreciative.
Just use the links below.
If you can’t, that’s ok! Keep on contributing to your community whichever way you can — through your thoughts, comments and recommending TheOneRing.net to your friends!
Make a Pledge today
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Posted in Barliman News, Barlimans, DragonCon, Events, Fans, Headlines, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Movie, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Meet Ups, Miscellaneous, Original TORn, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Announcements, Tolkien
Tolkien’s love of Anglo-Saxon history is well-known, as are his influences from such Nordic works as Beowulf and the Finnish Kalevala. His passion for these cultures is evident in every race he created for Middle-earth, including the dwarves. Yet as has been highlighted in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, some of the inspiration for the dwarven race may have come from an understated influence: the Celts. (more…)
Posted in Aidan Turner, Alan Lee, Billy Connolly, Characters, Dean O'Gorman, Graham McTavish, Green Books, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, James Nesbitt, Ken Stott, Lectures & Education, Miscellaneous, soundtrack, The Hobbit, Uncategorized, WETA Workshop
‘Tis pledge season here at TheOneRing.net! You may have noticed the new ‘banner’ at the top of the homepage, letting you know about our fundraising drive. Often at conventions, staffers get asked about how great it must be, being paid to attend conventions, organize line parties, go to film screenings, etc. While those events are of course all fabulous, no one at TORn is ever paid a penny. Everyone gives their time 100% volunteer, and in the past, whenever TORn has made any extra money, it’s been given away to charity. We’re all about good times, good causes and good people. (more…)
Posted in Collectibles, Miscellaneous, Shop, TheOneRing.net Announcements, TheOneRing.net Community
Posted in Creations, Fans, J.R.R. Tolkien, Miscellaneous, The Hobbit, Tolkien, Tolkien Family
Join Fili and Kili as they attempt to film an episode with J.R.R. Tolkien’s great-grandson Royd… and proceed to fail. Epically.
Have you ever wondered how Peter Jackson’s film-making style has evolved over the last 15 or so years?
The short, retrospective video below offers a few tantalizing glimpses into Jackson’s thoughts on his works as he’s built his career across that period — something that, perhaps, could one day lead to a cinematic production involving The Silmarillion. (more…)
Posted in Creations, Fans, Miscellaneous, Tolkien, Tolkien Estate
The Newport Beach Film Festival is proud to present a very special summer screening of the animated classic “The Last Unicorn” at the Regency Lido Theater in Newport Beach on Wednesday, August 21 at 7:30pm. There will be a live Q&A with Author and Screenwriter Peter S. Beagle, along with a chance for autographs, photo ops and the opportunity to buy the book and other affiliated products.This is more than just a film screening, it is an event. And to that end we are encouraging fans to come attend in costume. There may even be a prize or two for those in costume so be prepared to be admired. You can find more information at NBFF The Last Unicorn tickets regarding the film, how to buy tickets, or to find directions to get you to the Lido. TheOneRing.net has secured a few pairs of tickets to give away to fans, courtesy of the Newport Beach Film Festival, details after the cut.
Posted in Events, Fans, Film Screenings, Meet Ups, Miscellaneous, Other Events
Time for our live webcast TORnTUESDAY! Every week we bring all the news and rumors from within (and without) Ringer fandom — this week we have dissent among the ranks. Better to say we have *many* different opinions on the leaked photo of Beorn, the shape-shifter who was given a not-so-convincing posterior thumbnail image on the back of a 2014 wall calendar that will soon hit store shelves….
Our reactions within the ranks of the TORn Staff have been across the board (both cold and hot). Watching how fans react on the Message Boards and on our Facebook timeline is fascinating!
We launch TORn TUESDAY every week at 5:00PM Pacific: brought to you by host Clifford “Quickbeam” Broadway and producer Justin “That There is a Bear” Sewell — Our innovative live show includes worldwide fans who join us on the Live Event page with a built-in IRC chat (affectionately known as Barliman’s Chat room). Be part of the fun and mischief every week as we broadcast *live* from Meltdown Comics in the heart of Hollywood, U.S.A.!
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Posted in Barlimans, Calendars, Fans, Headlines, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit Movie Rumors, Merchandise, Mikael Persbrandt, Miscellaneous, Rumors Spy News, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, TheOneRing.net Community, Tolkien, TORn TUESDAYS Live!
This new story caught my eye because of its parallel with the original situation that got THE HOBBIT published in 1937 — all because of a child’s honesty in reviewing the book! Over at The Guardian website their Children’s Book section features all-kid reviews. Rather smart to provide children a proper voice in a marketplace directed at them. Young writer Krazy Kesh turns in a delightful review of THE HOBBIT after experiencing the thrill of the first movie in the “Hobbit” film trilogy [click here to read]. (more…)
Posted in Characters, Fans, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Movie, J.R.R. Tolkien, Miscellaneous, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Tolkien
Continuing a series of articles from our international fan-base, contributor and TORn TUESDAY friend Tedoras brings us a thorough look at the most bemusing/amusing character in all of Tolkiens’ legendarium: the master of the Old Forest himself, Tom Bombadil.
Posted in Fellowship of the Ring, Green Books, Headlines, J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings, LotR Books, Miscellaneous, Other Tolkien books, Silmarillion, TheOneRing.net Community, Tolkien, TORn TUESDAYS Live!