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 conversation, just follow the links to some of our most popular discussions. Watch this space as every weekend 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 Creations, Fans, Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Community
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The Reading Room on the TORn messageboards has in the last couple of days kicked-off their second TORn Amateur Symposium (affectionately known as TAS).
The first TORn Amateur Symposium earlier this year published 13 essays on a variety of topics, and the second edition of TAS features nine more of which four have been published thus far, with the remainder to debut over the coming week or so.
Posted in J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings, Other Tolkien books, Silmarillion, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Community, Tolkien
These essays may be philosophic opinions, scientific theories, or analytical approaches to understanding or highlighting some facet of Tolkien’s writings and world. These pieces are written with the goal of amateur scholarship at their core — thus inspiring our Symposium title. Authors may choose to include citations or footnotes, but they are by no means required. Keeping in mind the dual spirit of enjoyment and inquiry that we believe in (as much as we value cheer and song), and which is of paramount important to both the TAS team and our authors, we fully encourage discussion of the essays presented.
We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoy posting it. The TAS is open for discussion, and any comments, questions or thought you wish to share about this essay can be posted in this response to this thread.
Over the next four weekends — as the debut of The Desolation of Smaug in cinemas around the world approaches — the Barliman’s chatroom will be playing host to movie marathon of each of the extended edition movies that Peter Jackson has thus far released from The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.
And you’re invited to join us!
We’ll be watching one film each weekend for the next four weekends — starting with The Fellowship of the Ring: Extended Edition this Sunday from Midday ET (New York time). (more…)Posted in Barliman News, Barlimans, Events, Hobbit Movie, LotR Movies, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Movie Return of the King, Movie The Two Towers, Other Events, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Announcements, TheOneRing.net Community
Welcome to this months “Getting to know you” Q&A, this month we’re talking to talented Tolkien artist, Jerry VanderStelt.Posted in Artwork, Collectibles, Merchandise, Other Merchandise, Posters Prints, 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 popular discussions. Watch this space as every weekend 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 Creations, Fans, Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Community, Tolkien, Uncategorized
This Sunday, November 10th, at 3PM PST, TheOneRing.net Live is proud to premiere our brand new show: TORn Book Club!
Hosted by long time staffer Sarumann, this show will focus on literature and all things to do with reading and writing. While we certainly have a bias toward Tolkien, this show will not focus only on Tolkien and his works, but also on all manner of classic fantasy and science fiction. As the title implies, this will have a book club feel to it. Every month, we will choose a book for you, the viewers, to read, and we will have a discussion on the book at the end of that month. We know that our fans are voracious readers, and love to discuss what they find.
But the show isn’t just book discussions! With November being National Novel Writing Month, fans who are participating are encouraged to tune in and share your progress! Each week in November, we will be discussing the ups and downs of writing, and giving advice and pointers to the aspiring writers in the crowd.
When we can, we will also have author guests on the program to discuss their works and their experiences as writers.
We will also be announcing the monthly winners for our “Rewrite Tolkien” contest on this show!
As you can see, there is plenty to talk about, and we’re excited to bring this new show to you!
Be sure to tune in at theonering.net/live on Sunday, November 10th, at 3PM PST and join in the fun!
Posted in Fans, Hobbit Movie, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Announcements, TheOneRing.net Community, TORN TV
It’s time to announce November’s Rewrite Tolkien contest, where you, the fans, can rewrite your favorite passages or scenes in the style of a classic author. We will select a theme each month, and then it’s up to you to put your spin on it!
The theme for the month of November is:
The Hobbit as written by J.K. Rowling/ The Harry Potter series
Using characters from ‘The Hobbit’, come up with a poem or short story in the style of J.K. Rowling – Gandalf’s early years at Hogwarts…Beorn vs. Fluffy…Dobby the house elf paying his cousins in Mirkwood a visit- It’s up to you!
Our judges will read through all of your submissions, and choose the best of the bunch. The Grand Prize Winner will get their entry read live by our own Quickbeam on the first TORn Tuesday of December, as well as having it published here on TheOneRing.net. Two runners-up will have their stories posted here on TORn.
- Contest is open to individuals worldwide, age 13 and up at the time of entry.
- To avoid duplicate submissions, please include your name and location on all entries.
- To qualify, submissions must be a minimum of 500 words and maximum of 2000 words, feature characters from The Hobbit and be in the style of the author/genre for that month’s contest.
- All submissions should be emailed to mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org with the entry in the body of the email. No attachments.
- No posting your entry on the message boards or TORn’s Facebook page.
- No profanity. We realize that some authors’ styles require it, so if you MUST use profanity, please censor it with asterisks.
- By submitting, you are giving TORn permission to reproduce your entry on our website or other formats (Twitter, Facebook, etc…)
- Only one entry per person, and each entry may not be submitted more than once.
- Contestants are only eligible to win once in a 12 month period.
- Entries that do not follow these submission guidelines will not be considered for the contest.
*Illustration by Mary GrandPrePosted in Contests, Events, Fans, Parodies, TheOneRing.net Community, TORn TUESDAYS Live!
We received a lot of great submissions for October’s Rewrite Tolkien contest (characters from The Hobbit in the writing style of Edgar Allan Poe), including some impressive international entries from France and Mexico!
This months winner is…Posted in Contests, Events, Parodies, TheOneRing.net Community, TORn TUESDAYS Live!
You just might be in for a frightful tale if you’re brave enough to join Fili and Kili to learn how to make caramel apples… Happy Halloween! If you want another thrilling tale, check out Kili’s book here. WARNING: This caramel is dangerously sticky/chewy! The recipe is below if you’d like to try it out yourself! (more…)Posted in Fans, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, TheOneRing.net Community, Tolkien, Uncategorized
Welcome to The Great Hall of Poets, our regular monthly feature showcasing the talent of Middle-earth fans. Each month we will feature a small selection of the poems submitted, you can read all of the poems that we received here in our Great Hall of Poets.
So come and join us by the hearth and enjoy!Posted in Creations, Fans, Poetry, TheOneRing.net Community
Over the last few weeks I’ve had the pleasure of chatting with the wonderful Conan Stevens (Bolg) about his life and career.Posted in Conan Stevens, Headlines, Hobbit Book, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Ian McKellen, LotR Movies, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, TheOneRing.net Announcements, TheOneRing.net Community