Wherever you are in the world, come online and watch our Live Video channel for a special Tolkien birthday edition of TORn After Dark: join the Los Angeles smial of the Tolkien Forever group holding our Tolkien Birthday Toast event at the famous Cat & Fiddle Pub (where they shot scenes from Casablanca). You’ll be a welcome dinner guest as we have classic Brit food and spirits and debate the new Hobbit film! Fans will be arriving a little after 7:00pm Pacific Time and we will go live during dinner at 7:30 via our live streaming video account (hosted by Stickam). Be part of the fun and frolic with Barliman’s Chatters here on our Live Event Page! See you there as we toast……. “To the Professor!” at 9:00pm.Posted in Barlimans, Events, Fans, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Movie, J.R.R. Tolkien, Meet Ups, Miscellaneous, Other Events, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Announcements, TheOneRing.net Community, Tolkien, TORn TUESDAYS Live!, TORN TV
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On a day usually marked by celebrations, we are very sad to report the untimely death of our Kiwi friend, Mike Hopkins, who worked alongside American compatriot Ethan Van der Ryn as Sound Editors on the LOTR Trilogy. Mr. Hopkins (pictured on the left with Van der Ryn) would go on to win Academy Awards for Sound Editing on two of Peter Jackson’s films: The Two Towers and King Kong. He and his friends were rafting in the Tararua Range when their watercraft capsized. The complete story can be found here at Stuff.co.nz.
Ringer fans have in the past met Mr. Hopkins at public events and our own Oscar Parties held for LOTR cast & crew, where he showed extraordinary humility and appreciation for the love showed by our unique fandom. The staff of TheOneRing.net are deeply saddened at this tragic news and extend their sympathy and prayers to Mr. Hopkins’ surviving family and friends. We wish him godspeed on his new journey, certain that he can make the thunder of Heaven sound that much sweeter to the ears of the Divine.
Rest in peace, Mike Hopkins.Posted in Crew News, Headlines, Lord of the Rings, LotR Production, Miscellaneous, Movie The Two Towers, Oscar Parties, Other Crew, Other production, Production
From ‘The Warp Zone’ – a brilliant (and family friendly!) parody based on One Direction’s song ‘One Thing’ – but called, of course, ‘One Ring’. Check it out:
Thanks to riderofrohan410 for drawing it to our attention!Posted in Creations, Fans, Lord of the Rings, Miscellaneous, The Hobbit
Online magazine Female First is counting down its ‘Best Movies of 2012′, and today it revealed that it has The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey at the number four spot. They call it ‘an utter triumph … a film with real heart’; which makes one wonder, what could have beaten it and claimed the first, second and third spots? You can read their article – and see the top ten so far, plus the winning three films on future days – here. What would be your top ten of 2012? Would An Unexpected Journey snag the number one position?Posted in Hobbit Movie, Miscellaneous, The Hobbit
We’re happy to announce that the Red Carpet Tours and TORN Premiere Party in Wellington raised $2600 for our chosen charity, Duffy Books in Homes.Thanks so much to Peter Jackson, Weta, Stansborough, Harper Collins and Asni the Harpist for donating beautiful things we could offer in our party auctions and raffles. Thanks to the generosity of the Red Carpet Premiere Tour too, who raised more money in a spirited round of bidding during their farewell dinner a week later.
Originally half the proceeds of the party were to benefit TORN itself, but after a quick palaver among TORN’s senior staff we decided to give it all to Duffy Books in Homes. The Duffy scheme provides books to New Zealand children in areas where books can not be taken for granted as part of the normal furniture of life. Duffy role models travel the country fostering a love of reading. It’s a great scheme, and one long supported by both TORN and Red Carpet’s founders Vic and Raewyn James, who were schoolteachers and principals before they went into tourism.Posted in Events, Fans, Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Meet Ups, Miscellaneous, Premieres, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Community
For the majority of the world, the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was just a simple visit to your local cinema. But for Ringers like us, one does not simply walk into…theaters. What did you do to celebrate the release of the latest adventure into Middle-earth? Did you participate in a TORn Line Party? Maybe you took the whole family out for a long overdue special night? Maybe you got together with your closest friends and dressed up like Hobbits, Wizards and Dwarves! Whatever you did, we want to hear about it. We have a form below where you can submit your Ringer Report and send us a few images. We can’t guarantee we will post all of the reports, but we will post a lot of them! This is your chance to shine in the spotlight of Tolkien fandom! We look forward to your reports…[Link to Form]
For most of you, you’ve had at least your first viewing of ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.‘ TheOneRing.net is proud to bring back our ‘Ringer Reviews‘ – a unique opportunity for fans to share their thoughts on this first installment of ‘The Hobbit’ Trilogy from Peter Jackson and crew. This is not just a simple text form. Among broad questions concerning directing and acting, we also get into specifics, so beware of Spoilers! (Ie, don’t fill in a review until you have seen the movie!!!) Once your review is posted and approved (we are simply moderating to keep things family friendly), share it with friends and family through the social tools right on your own personal review page!
If sharing your thoughts with the world is not enough incentive…we are going to be giving away some great prizes over the next week to randomly selected reviewers. We’ll be contacting winners with the email they use when submitting their review. Prizes will be doled out over the next few weeks, so stay tuned to TORn’s homepage for winner announcements!
Also, we are going to be working around the clock to approve your reviews as they come in, so please be patient with the dedicated efforts of the TORn staff. [Ringer Reviews]Posted in Casting Rumors, Creations, Director Rumors, Events, Fans, Headlines, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Miscellaneous, Original TORn, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Announcements, TheOneRing.net Community, Tolkien
From the L.A. Times: Warner Bros. has succeeded in blocking the release of a low-budget knockoff the same week that “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” hits theaters. A federal judge has issued a temporary restraining order against Tuesday’s scheduled DVD and online release of “Age of the Hobbits” from “mockbuster” factory Global Asylum. Judge Philip S. Guttierez found that Global Asylum’s movie was likely to cause some confusion among consumers. Read More…Posted in DVDs, Merchandise, Miscellaneous
Just when we think we’ve seen the geekiest of Tolkien/Hobbit geekiness, it gets even geekier! Ringer and international attorney, Scott Maucere, couldn’t resist applying his legal expertise to the analysis of Bilbo’s contract with Thorin and his party of dwarves in his legal blog. Per Scott: “here is likely the only legal analysis of Bilbo’s contract you will ever have the pleasure (or pain) to read.” Scott makes it clear that he’s analyzing the contract in the book, not the one in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey but, of course, there are many parallels. One disclaimer Scott makes: “Keep in mind that while I practice international law, Middle-earth most certainly falls outside of my area of experience.” Fair enough, Scott, fair enough. Read more…Posted in Hobbit Movie, Martin Freeman, Miscellaneous, The Hobbit
Our friend Ethan Gilsdorf, author of “Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks” has been running a series of articles on The Hobbit for The Boston Globe.com. The entertaining pieces include an annotated map of Middle-earth, a Hobbit movie ‘cheat sheet’ and “Hobbit by the Numbers” for those of us who can’t get enough geeky statistics about the making of the three Hobbit movies. Visit ethangilsdorf.com for links to all his articles. Read More...Posted in Books Publications, Hobbit Movie, Merchandise, Miscellaneous, The Hobbit
Thanks to ringer lotrcrazy for alerting us to a recent Foxtrot.com comic that spoofs The Hobbit. Like many of us, the kids are busy prepping their costumes for their trip to the opening of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and everything seems to be absolutely perfect – or so they think! Read More…Posted in Hobbit Movie, Miscellaneous, The Hobbit
Are you looking for a way to help end poverty and hunger worldwide? Do you love books? Do you love modern fantasy authors in addition to Tolkien? If you said yes to these questions, you should check out Worldbuilders. The short of it is that Worldbuilders is a team contributing to Heifer International, but by donating to Heifer through their team page, you get the opportunity to have your contribution matched and to win some incredibly cool items from some of the best authors and artists producing work today. Included in Worldbuilders sponsors are TORn regulars like Badali Jewelry and Donato Giancola. If you are feeling charitable this holiday season, you should check out Worldbuilders. You can read the full press release after the cut. (more…)Posted in Fans, Miscellaneous, TheOneRing.net Community, Uncategorized