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Ten ways TORn serves Tolkien and Lord of the Rings fandom

TORn logoBeginning last Saturday and running through to September 4, TheOneRing.net is hosting a Pledge Drive (see the banner at the top) as well as a bunch of auctions for some really cool memorabilia and collectibles.

The day-to-day operation of the website, and the events we host, require a lot more resources than when we first started nearly 15 years ago. We sometimes find it hard to ask our readers for the help we need to keep running, so we began discussing what it is that makes TheOneRing.net worth helping out. It started out as a search for the Top Ten Moments of TORn, but the list got so long because each staff member had their own idea of important moments in TORn history. Here, instead, is something more encompassing: Ten Ways TORn helps serve Tolkien and Lord of the Rings fandom (listed in no specific order).

And, if you enjoy what we do, consider a donation (no amount too small, because every bit does help!) to keep us running!

If you can’t, that’s fine as well — keep reading, commenting and contributing. Because TORn is as much you as it is us!

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.

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Posted in Barliman News, Barlimans, Cannes 2001, Casting Rumors, ComicCon, Conventions, Costuming, Crew News, Director Rumors, DragonCon, Events, Fans, Fellowship of the Ring, Film Screenings, Green Books, Hall of Fire, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit Movie Rumors, J.R.R. Tolkien, Lectures & Education, Locations Sets, Lord of the Rings, LotR Books, LotR Cast News, LotR Movies, Make the Hobbit Happen, Meet Ups, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Movie Return of the King, Movie The Two Towers, MrCere in New Zealand, New Zealand, Old Cannes News, Old ComicCon News, Old DragonCon News, Old Main News, Old Oscar Party News, Old Spy Reports, Original TORn, Oscar Parties, Other Events, Other Merchandise, Other Tolkien books, Peter Jackson, PJ New Line, PJ's Other Films, Production, Return of the King, Rumors Spy News, Rumours Spy News, Studios, The Hobbit, The Two Towers, Tolkien, Tolkien Reading Day, Trailer, Wellington

Only a Few Hours Left! Place your Bids Now!

Gandalf on Gwaihir Over Helm_s Deep Artist Proof by Alan Lee Signed by 3 | eBayWe are just a few hours away from closing our ‘The One Expected Party’ auctions. Ringer staffer Peter (o2thx) was kind enough to allow us use of his personal eBay account to list the items – some of which you may never see auctioned again: John Howe ‘Barad-Dur’ Artist Proof Framed and signed by Richard Taylor, Peter Jackson and John Howe ; Alan Lee ‘Rivendell’ Artist Proof Framed and signed by Richard Taylor, Peter Jackson and Alan Lee; Alan Lee ‘Gandalf on Gwaihir’ Artist Proof signed by Alan Lee, Ian McKellen, and Richard Taylor. The Lord of the Rings Book and Bookend Gift Set from Houghton Mifflin; Air New Zealand Hobbit Gift Pack (not available for sale!); Official ‘The One Expected Party’ Goody Baggins; Badali Jewelry ‘Good Luck’ Pin Set in Shadowbox with Signatures; Original Donato Giancola ‘Galadriel and Aragorn’ Sketch Pencil and Chalk. Yes – amazing items! Don’t miss your chance to own these items! [The One Expected Party Auctions] [Donate]

Posted in Artwork, Collectibles, Costuming, Events, Fans, Headlines, Hobbit Movie, Meet Ups, Oscar Parties, Other Events, The Hobbit, The One Expected Party, TheOneRing.net Community

The One Expected Party Ebay Auctions

Gandalf on Gwaihir Over Helm_s Deep Artist Proof by Alan Lee Signed by 3 | eBayWe are just funneling back to our hotel rooms after an amazing night at ‘The One Expected Party,’ but before we allow ourselves a bit of sleep, we want to make sure you all have the URL for our exclusive auctions for items displayed at the event. Ringer staffer Peter (o2thx) was kind enough to allow us use of his personal eBay account to list the items – some of which you may never see auctioned again! Click the following link to place your bids today! Auctions will end in just two days. If you are not able to support TheOneRing.net by bidding on these items, please do consider a donation. Look for more reports from the party coming soon!  [The One Expected Party Auctions] [Donate]

Posted in Artwork, Collectibles, Costuming, Events, Fans, Headlines, Hobbit Movie, Meet Ups, Oscar Parties, Other Events, The Hobbit, The One Expected Party, TheOneRing.net Community

Yes, the Party will be Broadcast LIVE! Tune in today at 3pm!

toeplive-squareTheOneRing.net is thrilled to announce ‘The One Expected Party’ will be streamed LIVE from Hollywood today! Thanks to our stream supporters Machinima, Two Seven Zero Studios, and TechZulu, we will be bringing you uninterrupted coverage of all the amazing events taking place just blocks away from the official ceremony. Multiple cameras will allow you to fully immerse yourself in this event and one-on-one interview from our media headquarters will allow you to interact with both guests and VIPs! If you are still able to make it, tickets are available for the party at the door. LIVE Coverage will begin at 3pm PT. [LIVE Coverage] If you appreciate our efforts to make the live stream happen, please consider a donation to TheOneRing.net. We are a not for profit fan site that strives to grow our community through both online and offline fellowship. We would greatly appreciate your help! [Donate]

Posted in Artwork, Collectibles, Costuming, Events, Fans, Headlines, Hobbit Movie, Meet Ups, Oscar Parties, Other Events, The Hobbit, The One Expected Party, TheOneRing.net Community

Hobbit Oscar Weekend is now upon us, are you ready????

The-One-Expected-Party-Logo-300x184Hollywood is in full Oscar mode right now, with street closures around the Hollywood & Highland complex,  just two blocks from our party location, and every news channel talking non-stop about Oscar predictions. There are fans wandering around everywhere, taking photos of the life sized Golden Oscar statues lining the Red Carpet that is being put down. And TheOneRing.net is in the middle of all this, with our own set of decorations that will soon fill the inside and front facade of the American Legion Post #43, right here in Hollywood.

You will find here links to all the events, helpful hints on what to print and what to bring with you, and a timeline. Further attendee information will be given out with your registration materials when you arrive on Sunday afternoon.

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Posted in Artwork, Collectibles, Costuming, Events, Fans, Headlines, Hobbit Movie, Meet Ups, Oscar Parties, Other Events, The Hobbit, The One Expected Party, TheOneRing.net Community

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

LOTR Fandom Loses One of its Own: Kent Elofson

 

Here at TheOneRing.net, we are very proud of the community we have helped create, and like any community, we experience losses. One such loss occurred this weekend in Los Angeles, where the Tolkien fan community, and the costuming community as a whole, lost one of its brightest and most creative individuals. Kent Elofson died on May 18 of an apparent suicide in his Pasadena home, leaving behind a huge community of fellow costumers, all mourning his passing.

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Posted in Costuming, Creations, Fans, Fellowship of the Ring, Lord of the Rings, LotR Books, LotR Movies, Meet Ups, Miscellaneous, Return of the King, The Two Towers

Hobbit Ears – Samwise Gamgee

For Hobbits-at-heart everywhere, here’s a wonderful piece of The Lord Of The Rings to wear with pride – like a Hobbit.

Drawn from the original molds that Samwise Gamgee’s (Sean Astin’s) ears were drawn from for the Lord Of The Rings trilogy, these prosthetics are as authentic as can be.

Hand made here at Weta Workshop by Makeup Supervisor Frances Hawker and her team. Made from latex, they can be blended to look like part of your anatomy for your next costume event or convention.

These are Sam’s ears and are slighty larger than Frodo’s ears. They measure 3.3in (84mm) from the bottom of the earlobe to the “top of the tip”.

The distance between where your earlobe meets your cheek and where the top of your ear meets your temple is 2.4in (60mm).

See image No 3 above for more info on how to measure.

Posted in Costuming, Shop, Tolkien Gift Guide 2010

Hobbit Ears – Frodo Baggins

For Hobbits-at-heart everywhere, here’s a wonderful piece of The Lord Of The Rings to wear with pride – like a Hobbit.

Drawn from the original molds that Frodo Baggins’ (Elijah Wood’s) ears were drawn from for the Lord Of The Rings trilogy, these prosthetics are as authentic as can be.

Hand made here at Weta Workshop by Makeup Supervisor Frances Hawker and her team. Made from latex, they can be blended to look like part of your anatomy for your next costume event or convention.

These are Frodo’s ears and are slighty smaller than Sam’s ears. They measure 3.1in (80mm) from the bottom of the earlobe to the “top of the tip”.

The distance between where your earlobe meets your cheek and where the top of your ear meets your temple is 1.7in (45mm).

See the middle image above for more info on how to measure.

Posted in Costuming, Shop, Tolkien Gift Guide 2010

Hobbit Scarf

Imported from New Zealand, this exceptional The Lord of the Rings Hobbit scarf is an authentic replica of the Hobbit scarf that is made from the homegrown woven wool of Stansborough, the same company that made the cloaks and scarves used in the epic film trilogy. The grey-colored Stansborough Gotland sheep have wool that is unusually silky, soft and lustrous — there is no similar flock of sheep anywhere in the world. This authentic gray scarf measures 25cm x 150cm (approximately 10 inches x 59 inches).

Posted in Clothing, Costuming, Shop, Tolkien Gift Guide 2010

Gandalf Cloak

Made by Stansborough, who provided the material for the original cloak for The Lord Of The Rings. It took over 10 years to create the special wool breed of unique grey sheep known as the ‘Stansborough Grey’ and now they are the only kind in the world.

The ‘Stansborough Grey’ sheep wool is spun and then woven on 1890’s looms at the Stansborough Weaving Mill in Wellington.

Your Gandalf Cloak will be made to order by Stansborough and and can take 6-12 weeks for delivery.

Comes in three lengths, S, M and L with a 6-inch (15 cm) difference in length.

Posted in Clothing, Costuming, Shop, Tolkien Gift Guide 2010

Fellowship Cloak

Imported from New Zealand, this exceptional The Lord of the Rings Fellowship Cloak is an authentic replica made from the homegrown woven wool of Stansborough, the same company that made the cloaks and scarves used in the epic film trilogy. The grey-colored Stansborough Gotland sheep have wool that is unusually silky, soft and lustrous — there is no similar flock of sheep anywhere in the world. This authentic gray cloak measures 51 inches (130cm) from the shoulders to the hem at the bottom. A collector’s dream, and something that you’ll treasure today and remember for a lifetime.

Posted in Clothing, Costuming, Shop, Tolkien Gift Guide 2010