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Archive for December, 2000

Happy New Year from

On our behalf we’d like to thank you for making this an amazing year for us and Tolkien on the internet. If you’re home tonight or surfing around on 1/1/01 I thought I’d put together a few links recapping some amazing stories and scenes for your pleasure. more

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Tolkien Fun Section

HI again everyone! Gamgee reporting in, with yet another edition of the Tolkien fun section! Our last winner was Incognito! Good job my friend! The answers were:
1. Menegroth
2. Sirannon
3. Beorn
Here are the questions for today:
1) “Who was the twin brother of Fastred?”
2) “mshmtaa urna” (scrambled Tolkien person, place or thing)
3) “Silly time to go practising pinching and pocket-picking.” (Who said this?)
As usual, Mail me with your answers, the 1st person to mail me all 3 correct answers in one mailing, will be posted here next time! Good Luck………Gamgee

Posted in Barliman News

Hall of Fire Topic for January 13 and 14

Hullo Tolkien chat fans! I hope that December stretch didn’t leave you wanting too much for The Hall of Fire, but the good news is… we’re baaaaack!

Our next topic:

The Physical Ability of Men and Elves

It seems that even before Humans walked Middle-earth, they were in competition with the elder race of Elves. How do The Firstborn and aftercommers stack up when compared to one another in physical ability? Can a Man equal an Elf in stature and strength? How about fighting ability and dexterity?

Bring your thoughts on down to The Hall of Fire at any one of these times:

Saturday Chat: 7:00 pm EST (19:00) [also midnight Saturday (24:00) GMT and 10:00 am Sunday (10:00) in Australia]

Sunday Chat: 7:00 pm (19:00) in Australia [also 9:00 am (09:00) GMT and 4:00 am (04:00) EST]

Sunday Chat: 6:00 pm (18:00) GMT [also 1:00 pm (13:00) EST and 4:00 am (04:00) Monday morning in Australia]

Please send your feedback for The Hall of Fire here! I’m especially interested in what you think of the posted time schedule… too much info or just right? Thanks. 🙂

Posted in Barliman News

Hall of Fire Set for January 13 and 14

Due to the holiday weekends we’ve postponed our twice monthly Tolkien discussion at The Hall of Fire. However, if you’d like to read logs from past chats, check them out at the above HoF link, where you can also find times for the chats. Our next topic will compare and contrast the physical ability of Elves and Men: can a Man be as powerful a warrior as an Elf?

Feedback is always welcome right here.

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Premiere’s ‘The Gift’ Pics

The cool folks from French Primere sent in word on some great pics from the new Cate Blanchett (Galadriel) film ‘The Gift’.

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Tolkien CD

Ringer Spy Daniel sends in some news on a Tolkien Music CD called ‘A Night In Rivendell’. [More]

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A Major Event at Minas Tirith

LOWER HUTT, WELLINGTON–Viggo Mortensen’s Aragorn stands on the steps of the massive, white-stoned Hall of Kings. Behind him are huge wooden doors, carved with figures of ancient Gondorian royalty.


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Cate Blanchett’s ‘The Gift’ Trailer Online

The new Cate Blanchett (Galadriel) film ‘The Gift’ is opening soon. You can now catch the trailer online thanks to the coolio folks from Premiere. [More]

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Board Game Review

Ringer Spy Ellindar sends in his review of the new LOTR inspired Board Game, check it out!

I Don’t know how much you’ve followed up on the LOTR boardgame that was released recently as I had seen a couple of articles on your site, so I thought I’d drop you my two cents worth of info here. [More]

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The Voice of Treebeard!

Harry over at AintitCool has a report that John Rhys-Davies will be the voice of Treebeard! So it seems the same actor that will be playing Gimli, will also provide the voice of everyone’s favorite ent. Sounds pretty cool to us! [More]

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Media Watch: Empire Magazine UK – UPDATE

Monkey Man sends us some scans from the February edition of Empire Magazine (UK). Check out the article and a great NEW picture of Gandalf in our movie scrapbook. [Article] [Gandalf Image] [Article Images]


Ringer Spy, DCMZ says: “I think we should credit Empire for being the first magazine (at least here in the UK) to put The Lord of the Rings as *the main subject* on the front cover! :-)” [Cover]

!!! SPOILERS !!!

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There and Back Again: A Geek’s Adventures in Middle-Earth conclude with CHAPTER 11!!!

Harry concludes his epic adventure in New Zealand, a must read! [More]

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