Archive for the ‘Tolkien Family’ Category
In my wanderings around the internet, I recently stumbled across this great little interview with Simon Tolkien on the Mythopoeic Society website.
Simon is, of course, the son of Christopher Tolkien and the grandson of J.R.R. Tolkien, and a published author in his own right. He has written four novels. The most recent, Orders from Berlin was published in November 2012.
In the interview, which originally appeared in the Society’s journal Mythprint in June 2010, Simon speaks of his memories of his grandparents, his own writing process and his father’s work compiling The Silmarillion. Enjoy!
Posted in Christopher Tolkien, Green Books, J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings, Silmarillion, Tolkien, Tolkien Family
It’s the film project that many of us fear we may never see. Yet surely, with time, all may be possible. In this article, Rud the Spud takes a look at how a trilogy based on Professor Tolkien’s The Silmarillion might be constructed – should such a project ever come to fruition – and discusses whether or not it could possibily live up to the Professor’s massive collection of stories. (more…)
Posted in Christopher Tolkien, Fans, Hobbit Movie, J.R.R. Tolkien, Miscellaneous, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Tolkien, Tolkien Estate, Tolkien Family
Last August, TORn Staffer Justin posted a list of cast members who tweet. In the spirit of festive greetings, we thought we’d reshare - and update – that list.
Posted in Adam Brown, Billy Boyd, Billy Connolly, Dean O'Gorman, Dominic Monaghan, Elijah Wood, Evangeline Lilly, Fans, Graham McTavish, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Ian McKellen, Jed Brophy, John Bell, John Callen, Lord of the Rings, LotR Cast News, LotR Movies, Luke Evans, Manu Bennett, Ryan Gage, Sean Astin, Stephen Fry, Stephen Hunter, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Community, Tolkien, Tolkien Family
For a time in 1918, a cottage at Gypsy Green on the Teddesley Park Estate was home to J.R.R. Tolkien and his family, when the young officer was posted in Staffordshire. Now, nearly 100 years later, a local library is celebrating the area’s ties to the renowned author.
Hobbit Festival Family Fun Day will be held this Saturday, November 16, 2013 in Penkridge, Staffordshire, UK from 10 A.M. until 4 P.M at Penkridge Library. Admission for the event is free, along with many fun activities. Only face painting will cost a small charge. (more…)
Posted in Events, Exhibits, Fans, J.R.R. Tolkien, Lectures & Education, Lord of the Rings, Miscellaneous, Other Events, Peter Jackson, Silmarillion, The Hobbit, Tolkien, Tolkien Family
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.
TORn friend, Brian Tither, who has studied Old and Middle English and Old Icelandic at Victoria University NZ, has sent this response to our post on Making Sense of the latest Tolkien Lawsuit.
Posted in Christopher Tolkien, Fans, Green Books, Headlines, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Movie, J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings, LotR Books, LotR Movies, New Line Cinema, Other Tolkien books, Studios, The Hobbit, Tolkien, Tolkien Estate, Tolkien Family, Warner Bros.
Further to our earlier report this week, attorney and message board member Douglas C. Kane aka Voronwë the Faithful has once again sent us a breakdown on the latest Tolkien Lawsuit.
Posted in Headlines, Hobbit Movie, Lord of the Rings, Merchandise, Other Merchandise, Studios, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, Tolkien, Tolkien Estate, Tolkien Family, Warner Bros.
The Gwaith-i-Phethdain, or the Fellowship of the Word-smiths, is a part of the Polish website Elendilion.pl, run by our friend and Tolkien geek Richard “Galadhorn” Derdzinski. Since the early days of the internet when information was hard to come by and to share, he has led the effort in analyzing the languages in the Lord of the Rings films from 2001 through 2004, and beginning last year, he’s once again embarked on analyzing the languages in The Hobbit films.
To quote Richard:
The way to find the texts in the languages of Middle-earth was difficult. First of course was the careful and watchful hearing in the cinemas. Richard traveled far from Poland to Ireland to watch the movie 2 weeks before the Polish premiere. The first results were published thanks to the work of Miriam “Niranare” Simon of the German forum Mellyn Lammath and Cerebrum of the Hungarian website Parf-en-Ereglas. Then the international community of the Tolkien linguists with Helge K. Fauskanger (of Norse Ardalambion) and Andrew Higgins (of Elfling list) helped to find the detailed explanation of David Salo’s conlang forms.
The dialogues, together with lyrics and inscriptions, in the languages of Tolkien were created for the movies by David Salo, an American linguist. Richard’s analysis is a work in progress, continually updated based on suggestions from fans contributed via comments to his blog-style posts, and the results of his work on The Hobbit thus far can be found as follows:
The analyses of the dialogues, lyrics and inscriptions in the Lord of the Rings films can be found at Elvish.org.
Elendilion.pl is also famous for the investigation of the oldest ancestry of the Tolkien family. This family name emerges for the first time in the mediaeval sources of the German Order in Prussia, in small village in today’s Poland, Tołkiny, cf. http://www.elendilion.pl/2010/02/02/tokiny-in-warmia-a-nest-of-the-tolkien-family-ii/
Posted in David Salo, Hobbit Movie, Languages, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, The Hobbit, Tolkien, Tolkien Family
Welcome to our collection of TORn’s hottest topics for the past year. We’ve collected together some of 2012′s most popular posts on 10 of our Message Boards. You’ll be surprised at what captured the attention and imagination of our members. Come and have a look back at what has kept us busy, as we impatiently awaited the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. We actually did manage to talk about many fascinating things, besides The Hobbit, so just follow the links to some of our most popular discussions for 2012. Continue to watch this space as every weekend we spotlight the most popular buzz on TORn’s Message Boards. Everyone is welcome, so come on in and join the fun!
Posted in Collectibles, ComicCon, Conventions, Events, Fans, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, J.R.R. Tolkien, LotR Movies, Meet Ups, Merchandise, Premieres, The Bridge Direct, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Community, Tolkien, Tolkien Family, Wellington
Royd Tolkien, great-grandson of the writer, is besotted with New Zealand. Here he explains why.
When I was eight I fell in love for the first time. Miss Arnell was a supply teacher who stepped in to replace the grumpy, crabby Mrs Rogers.
I didn’t know it was love back then; I was just eight and keen on Action Man and climbing trees. What I do know is that I couldn’t wait to see her, and when I did my heart would skip a beat. She was a breath of fresh air and every time I went home I longed to see her again. I relished every moment with her and craved her attention. I couldn’t stop thinking about her and still do. (more…)
Posted in New Zealand, Tolkien Family
This afternoon the “Return of the Ring” event, held by the Tolkien Society at the University of Loughborough from 16 to 20 August, ended. In programming it, the organizers sought to bring together academic studies of “the Professor,” fan activities, and figures from entertainment—the latter being represented by Brian Sibley and others active in various adaptations of Tolkien’s work. With as many as seven separate panels and activities competing with each other in some time slots, there was something for all interests and some tough decisions about which ones to attend. (more…)
Posted in Conventions, Exhibits, Lectures & Education, Meet Ups, Tolkien Family
Leicester Mercury from thisisleicestershire.co.uk: the Tolkien Society is currently holding festivities at Loughborough University to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the first publishing of The Hobbit . The one-off, five-day event — The Return of the Ring — features talks, story-telling sessions, and for a massive exhibition of art inspired by JRR Tolkien‘s works.
There will also be a Hobbit-style banquet, a metre-wide sponge cake in the shape of a dragon, lessons in writing names in Elvish, costumed masquerades and recreations of classic Tolkien scenes. “We want people who like the books to come and have a bit of fun,” said Shaun Gunner, trustee of the Tolkien Society and deputy chairman of the event.
Tolkien’s grandson, Michael, will also make a rare appearance. He will read out some stories of his own and take questions from the audience.
Posted in Events, Exhibits, Hobbit Book, J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings, LotR Books, Other Events, The Hobbit, Tolkien, Tolkien Family