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Archive for August, 2002

SHOP: Oz SE DVD Coolness

Seems that the Australiasian Special Edition FOTR DVD will look quite distinct from it’s North American conterpart. Take a look at the lovely ‘Box Set’ feel the DVD will have! [More]

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Lord Of The Rings star Bloom to begin work on new movie

Orlando Bloom is due to begin work on his new film in London on Monday. Bloom stars in The Calcium Kid with Omid Djalili and David Kelly. [More]

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Hollywood’s fall casting call: Harry, Frodo, Hannibal, Jean-Luc and 007

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Harry Potter at Hogwarts, Frodo Baggins bound for Mordor, Hannibal Lecter in his nuthouse cell, Jean-Luc Picard on the bridge of the Enterprise, and James Bond in bed with Halle Berry. [More]

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Sala Baker To Attend Collectormania 2

From The Collectormania folks: Sala Baker, who appeared in Lord of the Rings (as Sauron and Lurtz) will be making his first UK appearance at Collectormania 2 this September. Sala will be joining an impressive lineup of guests at our second huge, free mega-event. [More]


(woo hoo!! Tom Baker to be there as well!!! Someone get me his autograph! -Xo)

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Sala Baker At Attend Collectormania 2

Collectormania 2
September 20, 21, 22.
MK Center, Milton Keynes UK
Admission: Free

Sala Baker, who appeared in Lord of the Rings (as Sauron and Lurtz) will be making his first UK appearance at Collectormania 2 this September. Sala will be joining an impressive lineup of guests at our second huge, free mega-event. Confirmed Guests so far include

Rutger Hauer (Bladerunner, The Hitcher)
Anthony Head (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Ray Park (Darth Maul from Star Wars, The X Men)
Temuera Morrison (Jango Fett from Star Wars)
Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett from Star Wars)
David Soul (Starsky and Hutch, Salems Lot)
Michael Berryman (The Hills Have Eyes, Star Trek, Weird Science)
Michael Sheard (Mr Bronson from Grange Hill, Star Wars, Indiana Jones)
Garrick Hagon (Biggs from Star Wars, Batman)
Jerome Blake (Star Wars)
Tom Baker (Dr Who)

There will be over 300 dealers tables of comics, cards, sci-fi, film and tv memorabilia plus displays of original screen used movie props and costumes. Admission is free, you don’t require a ticket, just turn up and enjoy the event! Special events are planned over the 3 event days, please check the website for up to date info. [More]

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DragonCon 2002 – Thursday


TORN Arrives At DCON

News kind of slow on the site? Well, no, because our news staff are doing a fantastic job of manning the news side of things while the rest of the TORN Powers that Be are whooping it up at that Mecca for all things fantastic and science fictional known as DragonCon, along with chatroom queen Jincey, Corvar’s Other Brain called Andy, Asfaloth who did so much to make the TORN Oscars party a success, and Saulone from our community site There and Back Again. Follow the link for our full report. [More]

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DragonCon 2002 – Day 01

News kind of slow on the site? Well, no, because our news staff are doing a fantastic job of manning the news side of things while the rest of the TORN Powers that Be are whooping it up at that Mecca for all things fantastic and science fictional known as DragonCon, along with chatroom queen Jincey, Corvar’s Other Brain called Andy, Asfaloth who did so much to make the TORN Oscars party a success, and Saulone from our community site There and Back Again.

The convention seems to be dominating two gigantic hotels in central Atlanta – the Hyatt and the Marriot Marquis. These places have a feverishly neo-neo architecture that suits the SF stream perfectly, though it’s less suited to fantasy. Tonight it’s just a chaos of people checking in and setting up, some of them dressed as storm troopers. We’ve already met a great Arwen look-alike in full costume, though, and we hope to see more Tolkien-inspired costumes during the course of the convention.

Tomorrow the real work starts and for most of the weekend we’ll be meeting and greeting Tolkien fans as well as making our own presentations. There’s a gigantic pile of books, toys and TORN cards and bookmarks (designed by the fans!) taking up a lot of space in our hotel rooms – by Monday it’ll be gone.

Til then we’re just getting over our long flights by hanging out at the bar, admiring the people (at conventions like this you tend to look at people’s t-shirts before their faces, to check out if they’ll have some slogan that tells you what KIND of a fan they are) and enjoying Calisuri’s karaoke.

Look for our next report as the festivities continue tomorrow!

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Bean’s Moby Video Wins VMA Award

Moby’s video for ‘Are All Made of Stars’ has been awarded a Video Music Award for Best Cinematography at MTV’s VMA Awards tonight in New York. The star-studded music video featured a huge number of celebrities, including Boromir actor Sean Bean.

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LOTR:ROTK Video Rental Stats

Ben emailed us pointing out a slight error on IMDb.com‘s video rentals charts, which lists The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King on the second place with 43.7 million dollars, which is I guess for the US only, but is still a bit odd… [More]

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LOTR RPG Core Book Available Tomorrow

Beginning tomorrow, Decipher¹s The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying Game Core Book will be available in stores worldwide. Eagerly anticipated since its exclusive launch on August 9th at GenCon in Milwaukee, the 304-page, full-color Core Book is packed with images from the Academy Award-winning film. [More]

(Look for a review of the RPG Corebook and Douglas Anderson’s ‘Annotated Hobbit’ by Xoanon coming soon!)

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Get Your Free Éowyn Card!

Beginning September 1, players and collectors of The Lord of the Rings Trading Card Game will be able to pick up a free Éowyn card, an alternate image preview of the upcoming The Two Towers base set. [More]

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Get Your Free Éowyn Card!


Eowyn Card From Decipher

(Norfolk, VA, August 29, 2002) Beginning September 1, players and collectors of The Lord of the Rings Trading Card Game will be able to pick up a free Éowyn card, an alternate image preview of the upcoming The Two Towers base set. Available exclusively at participating retailers and through the Decipher store (http://shop.decipher.com) and The Lord of the Rings Fan Club store (http://shop.lotrfanclub.com), the card will be given to all customers for every $10 purchase of The Lord of the Rings trading card game. The Éowyn card offers a sneak peek at what¹s in store with the upcoming set, which will be released on November 6, 2002.

This card, which will present Éowyn, Lady of Rohan, features: the new Rohan culture card template; the new Théoden signet; and a new character key word, Valiant. This promotional offer is valid from September 1 through October 31, 2002 or while supplies last. To find the Retail Fellowship store nearest you, please visit decipher.com. Information about international programs for the release of translated versions of Éowyn preview cards will be announced shortly on decipher.com.

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