Well, feeling let down that this week there was no Live Chat? Well hope is on the horizon! Next weeks chat guest will be Entertainment Weekly reporter Gillian Flynn.

Gillian recently wrote a great article about LOTR and internet fandom. She blew people away with her enthusiasm and knowledge of Tolkien lore! So I asked her to come on over to Barliman’s to chat. The time and the date are yet to be determined, but it will be the week of October 4th.

Here is the photo from the article and the first two paragraphs. Check it out and join us to ask Gillian your Tolkien, media, movie questions!

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Tolkien fans hit the Web over Lord of the Rings movies-two years early

First of all, Frodo is the coolest, and Elijah Wood is the best-the best-to play him. Second, if Christopher Lee doesn’t rule as Saruman, I will not see the movie. Third, they won’t get any big actresses-the women’s roles are too small. Eeeil Meej cen el Kate Winslet. That’s Elvish for “I totally love Kate Winslet.” Who won’t be in the movie. Which kills me.

There’s talk on the Internet, lots of talk, about the trio of live-action Lord of the Rings films, which director Peter Jackson (Heavenly Creatures, The Frighteners) is filming back-to-back-to-back over the next 18 months for New Line Cinema. Now some facts: There are several hundred websites devoted to J.R.R. Tolkien’s literary masterpieces.

Already half a dozen Ring hubs are scuffling to be the top providers of scoop on the films. And in May, New Line launched its official www.lordoftherings.net -thought to be the earliest film-site debut ever-as the tip of a savvy online marketing plan for the movies.