Comic Con is proud to be an active participant in the 2nd annual Lord of the Rings Pavilion at Comic Con 2003, taking place next week, July 17th-20th at the San Diego Convention Center.

Our booth (#2429) will be alive with activity: live chats in our popular Barliman’s chatroom; complete online access to website; a chance to express your love for The Lord of the Rings in our Tolkien confessional; watch exclusive interviews of cast and crew; and as always, free promotional items for your collecting pleasure.

And while you are there, stop by one of our two panel discussions:

• Thursday, July 17th – 4:30–5:30 Lord of the Rings— TheOneRing®.net—Earth’s largest Tolkien website—presents a panel of "Tolkien experts" to answer all your burning questions. Topics will range from The Professor himself, The Lord of the Rings and other works both in and out of Middle-earth to Tolkien fandom over the decades and how LotR/JRRT is affecting life today on the Internet, in cultures across the globe, and of course, in the movies. Presenters will include four TORn staff, including Quickbeam and Ostadan, two contributing authors of The People’s Guide to J.R.R. Tolkien. If you miss the panel but want to get some TORn this weekend, visit their booth in the Exhibit Hall. Room 6A

• Sunday, July 20th – 3:00–4:00 Web site— The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is due in movie theaters this December. Panelists will take a good look at Return of the King images, cast, and characters and how the film will differ from the original text. You’ll also learn about what makes tick, how it grew from humble beginnings to daily visits from nearly 100,000 people, and its more than 1,000 pages of content in dozens of subsections. Room 6A

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This year’s Comic Con is shaping up to be a stellar event, so come on down!

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