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. Just follow the links to some of our most active discussions. This is the last installment of the Weekly Roundup, but you’ll always find great conversations every day on TORn’s 11 different Discussion Boards. Everyone is welcome, so come on in and join the fun! (more…)Posted in Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Announcements, TheOneRing.net Community
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Artist Donato Giancola has recently begun work on a new, and very large, Tolkien-inspired painting. It depicts the moment in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Silmarillion when Beren declares his love for Thingol and Melian’s dauighter and vows to undertake the quest of the Silmarils.
We’ve got a fabulous sneak peek of the work-in-progress for you — check it out below! (more…)Posted in Artwork, Creations, Fans, Green Books, TheOneRing.net Community
Only 15 days away from The One Last Party! TheOneRing.net staff are working overtime to make our last Oscar event a night to remember. Today we are happy to unveil our party subsite, and apologies for not having it up sooner. On the subsite, you will find information on party times, parking, raffles, costuming, etc. We will be updating this area on a regular basis, so please look to this space and your email for further details as they become available. (For example, we just learned we’re going to be auctioning off a Sideshow/Weta Sauron Artist Proof statue!!) And don’t forget, you may still be able to snag a ticket to the performance part of the evening! Details on the Party Specifics page.Posted in Events, Fans, Meet Ups, Oscar Parties, The One Last Party, The One Last Party, TheOneRing.net Community
We’ve just heard the sad news of the passing of Royd’s brother Mike who has been battling ALS (Motor Neurone Disease).
Royd posted this moving tribute to his brother on his facebook page.
On Wednesday morning, my loving, handsome, devoted brother, Mike, peacefully passed away.
From the moment he was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease/ALS he faced it head on, clenched his fists and battled. He took my breath away every single day with his strength and courage.
For 4 years I’ve been strong while silently weeping, now I’ve lost the comfortable feeling that he’ll be around forever and I’m heartbroken.
Every part of me, everything around me, anything I ever did and will ever do is connected to him and I desperately miss him. I’ve lost my friend and my reason and I will never be whole again.
I was privileged to have the honour of being his brother.
From everyone here at theonering.net, our love, prayers and best wishes are with you.
Posted in Headlines, TheOneRing.net Announcements, TheOneRing.net Community, Tolkien, Tolkien Family
If you are attending our last party and you are looking to celebrate in style, we’ve secured a special discount for you!
Friar Tux Shop, one of southern California’s premier providers of men’s tuxedos and suits, has graciously come on board in support of the “The One Last Party”! Rent your tux from any Friar Tux Shop and receive $40 off by using the group code: #94185. As our preferred tux shop in the LA area, Friar Tux Shop has locations through out, including Beverly Hills, West LA and Thousand Oaks. With outstanding commitment to service, Friar Tux Shops pride themselves on providing the finest in men’s fashion at affordable prices. Offering all the latest designer styles, including Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Joseph Abboud, and Perry Ellis, you are certain to look your best on this very special night.
You can make your reservation through the FriarTux.com website, or by calling the closest location to our venue in Beverly Hills.
Please make your reservations by February 6th to take advantage of the $40 OFF order!
Friar Tux Shop
8621 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
We are hard at work planning for The One Last Party – and the good news is, having looked carefully at numbers, we can fit in FIFTY more people for the ‘Entish Entertainment’ ticket! That’s the ‘show only’ ticket – here are the details:
For those on a budget: join us later in the evening! This ticket does NOT include dinner, free drinks or goody bag. It DOES get you into the event, to party with your fellow fans and enjoy the performance. Dress code is formal or costumes. Drinks and raffle tickets will be available to buy; NO food will be available. Entish Entertainment party goers will be admitted to the party approx 2 hrs into the evening; we’ll confirm details nearer the time.
These tickets are $100, and only 50 will be available! Click ‘BUY NOW’ if you’d like to grab a ticket before they’re gone! Last chance to join us at the party! NB as the Indiegogo campaign is closed you cannot buy these tickets there – they are ONLY available by clicking here:
We also want to announce the lucky winner of the SIGNED POSTER giveaway that we ran during the last week of the campaign. Congratulations to Jasmin, who was picked at random from all the pledges received that week. The poster is on the way to you!
Also huge thanks to supporters David and Judy, who donated this amazing collectible. They say:
EB truly is one of the most heartbreaking diseases we have learned about in the past few years. You can find out more about it at
Children with EB are sometimes called “Butterfly Children” because their skin is a delicate as a butterfly’s wing. Just the slightest touch can cause painful blisters and the skin to separate, like 2nd and 3rd degree burns. We just love the scene from Desolation of Smaug, where Bilbo is above the trees surrounded by butterflies. It makes us think of all those who have passed on and are free from EB.’
We’re glad to help raise awareness; thanks again to our poster donors!
And of course, we owe HUGE thanks to ALL who supported the campaign. Tolkien fans never cease to amaze us! We’re thrilled that we can hold this special celebration, and have you all be a part of it – in person or via the live stream. Which leads us to another announcement – as our campaign was so successful, we will not need to charge for the live stream. So LIVE STREAM will be FREE and available to all!
Stay tuned for more party details; and we’ll see you there – in Los Angeles or on the internet!
Posted in Events, Fans, Meet Ups, Oscar Parties, The One Last Party, The One Last Party, TheOneRing.net Community
One thing that isn’t great about being a fansite: Other outlets and readers treat anything we write as if it were written from a fan perspective. Sometimes that is true, sometimes it is false. As a result of this, we didn’t complain about Oscar Nominations; It just sounds like whining anyway.
For the record, while we are here, there are a few categories that are head scratchers though. The technical category omissions, in my opinion, are a mark against the awards. Films that win these categories generate buzz and these Hobbit films didn’t do that in the right way to win awards. All the folks who work on the film would say they didn’t get into the business to win awards and they are only a bit of extra icing anyway.
But WIRED, not a fansite, has a video series about
special visual effects and the series is highly watchable, educational and interesting. (Special effects are things that happen on set.) Staffer Justin pointed out this video from the series where the host expresses real surprise that BOTFA didn’t get a nom. He has some wonderful details about the attack on Lake-town in particular (a favorite set piece of mine, burning or not) and the advancement of the computer program MASSIVE created for the battles in the LOTR films. The folks in New Zealand were pushing boundaries as they do every single time.
It is well worth a watch and it lights a fire under me, at least, to get annoyed that Weta Digital didn’t get an Oscar nom for Best Visual Effcts — except they did get one for “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.” That does mean Gentleman Joe Letteri will be in Los Angeles so on Oscar night, after he attended previous parties, we will be sure to invite him to our celebration this year. (more…)Posted in Crew News, Hobbit Movie, Joe Letteri, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, TheOneRing.net Community
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 active discussions. Watch this space as we spotlight the most popular buzz on TORn’s Message Boards. Everyone is welcome, so come on in and join the fun!Posted in Fans, Fellowship of the Ring, Hobbit Movie, Lord of the Rings, LotR Books, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, TheOneRing.net Announcements, TheOneRing.net Community
The folks at Gwaith-i-Phethain, The Fellowship of the Word-smiths on the Elendilion website, have just finished analysing and translating the Sindarin dialogue from The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies.
They’ve set up a page with and with translations of the Sindarin dialogue of Tauriel, Galadriel, Legolas, etc. by Hungarian linguist Gábor Lőrinczi. (more…)Posted in Hobbit Movie, Languages, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, TheOneRing.net Community
As we posted on our Facebook page last night, today (Friday, January 16) will be the FINAL DAY to pledge for ‘full’ tickets for our One Last Party event.
Tickets for the Perk Pledge levels Expected Party Goer and Rivendell Reveller will only be available until MIDNIGHT PST tonight! (more…)Posted in Events, Hobbit Movie, Oscar Parties, The Hobbit, The One Last Party, TheOneRing.net Announcements, TheOneRing.net Community
As you’ve probably seen already, thanks to a vertitable flood of pledges from all of you we hit our funding goal overnight!
We, now — officially and 100% — have a party happening at the American Legion Hall in Hollywood on Saturday February 21! We are looking forward to seeing you there!
But this would never have happened without your support. You are all absolutely amazing — thank-you so much for backing us and our ability to put on a show. (more…)Posted in Events, Oscar Parties, The One Last Party, TheOneRing.net Announcements, TheOneRing.net Community