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Archive for May, 2003

Hall Of Fire Chats This Weekend

Eowyn and Theoden are borne off the battlefield in honour, while noone notices a small fatigued Merry wandering in the background with tears filling his eyes. When Pippin finds his friend, Merry is already falling under the Black Shadow. Soon the wounded are all laid in beds in the houses of healing, but though they are tended well there seems to be no cure for the shadow of the nazgul. But then a wise woman of Gondor remembers an old proverb; “the hands of the king are the hands of a healer”.

How do you think the Black Shadow affects its victims? How are Eowyn, Faramir and Merry affected differently? What can the houses of healing tell us about Gondor?

Now Aragorn enters the capital city of his realm at last. Not yet to rule, but to aid the wounded. We shall look at how he goes about treating Faramir, Eowyn and Merry. Furthermore we shall talk about what Aragorns behavior tells us about him as a man and as a king. Perhaps this one chapter reveals more about the mysterious and aloof future ruler of the reunited kingdom than any other part of the book.

Join us in #thehalloffire as we take a look at Return of the King book V, Chapter VIII – The Houses of Healing.

Saturday Chat:
5:30pm ET (17:30)
[also 11:30pm (23:30) CET and 7:30am Sunday (07:30) AET]

Sunday Chat:
7:00 pm (19:00) CET
[also 1:00pm (13:00) ET and 3:00am (03:00) Monday morning AET]

ET = Eastern Time, USA’s East Coast
CET = Central European Time, Central Europe
AET = Australian East Coast

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LA Ringers: Games Day is Here!

Tomorrow is Games Day LA featuring the Lord of the Rings tabletop battle game from Games Workshop.! Along with’s Gaming Staff and ‘Ringers’ Documentary crew, Sideshow/Weta will be on hand to showcase their Games Workshop and LOTR related collectibles. Don’t forget to attend’s History of Gaming Seminar at 4:30. Hope to see you there! [More]

Posted in Old Main News

Media Watch: The UK’s Daily Telegraph Talks LOTR Musical

Oh joy of joys…another article about the LOTR Musical….take a look at this one from the UK’s Daily Telegraph. Thanks to Jess for the special torture. [More]

Posted in Old Main News

The good, the bad and the Christopher Lee

He’s been in some duds and appeared in some classics. But as Christopher Lee celebrates his 81st birthday and anticipates the release of The Return of the King, he tells Victoria Barrett that he has no regrets. Not one [More]

Posted in Old Main News

Makoare Confirms Ring*Con Visit

Marianne let us know that our good friend Lawrence Makoare (Lurtz) will now be attending Ring*Con in Germany this November. [More]

Posted in Old Main News

Does The Hulk Have A Beef With Gollum?

Gollum attack! Hulk smash!

The special effects folks behind the new Hulk movie ILM gave a rather lengthy interview on thewebsite During the interview they mention how the HULK CGI will surpass WETA‘s Gollum on many levels (*cough*). Here’s one quote that goes stright to the heart for LOTR fans; ‘One thing we came up with was let’s make The Hulk interact with his environment…Gollum, he was climbing across the mountains and a river but he doesn’t get wet, he doesn’t get dirty and doesn’t interact that much.’ You can read the rest of the article here. Meanwhile I will be raising an army and heading towards The Ranch, who’s with me?

Posted in Old Main News

ROTK Running Time: 3hr 10mins?

Ingve writes: According to the biggest newspaper here in Norway, the running time of ROTK will be 3 h 10 min. PJ is working to make his first 4 hour cut into a 3 h 10 min cut. It is confirmed in the article by the LOTR distributor in Norway, SF Norway.

Posted in Old Main News

Got $8000? Like flying?

News of a Photo Safari through NZ: “Our group of 20 participants will explore the very best of New Zealand as we fly in style and total comfort aboard a fully refurbished, private Douglas DC-3 aircraft. This plane is the same aircraft chartered by film director Peter Jackson to transport his cast and crew during the filming of his trilogy — The Lord of the Rings.” [More]

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LOTR Fans Are Everywhere

Rosie writes “Big Brother 4 has just started here in the UK (you know – 12 housemates locked in a house and their every move being watched by tv cameras). Well one of them – Jon – is a LOTR fanantic! He knows so much about it and has been seen to bore the other housemates talking about it. So TORN should start a campaign to keep him in the house. He’s up for eviction tonight so he must be saved!” Too late, I think….There’s a lesson there for us all.

Posted in Old Main News

San Francisco Bay Area News: PEERS LOTR Ball

Don’t know who PEERS is? Nor did I. They’re a Period Events and Entertainments Recreations Society based in the Bay Area. They look like so much fun I’m kicking myself for not having discovered them when I lived there. Best of all, next February they give “an epic ball of High Fantasy inspired by ROTK,” and celebrating “the hero Aragorn’s coronation as King of the West and his marriage to the fair Arwen Evenstar” [More] Thanks to Julie for the link.

Posted in Old Main News

Serious LOTR CD Cardz

Just a reminder that it’s your last day for voting on what characters and content you’d like to see on the official ROTK CD Cards that Serious are producing this Fall. [More]

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Frodo and Sam NOT in Osgiliath?

More contradictory guesses about some images we posted recently. Spoilers, for some of you. [More]

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