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Archive for August, 2003

Toybiz’s ‘Anduril’ Toy Sword!

Scorpio sends along this image of King Elessar and his sword Anduril from the Toybiz toy sword collection. Take a look! !Small Spoiler! [More]

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Bassett’s Candy LOTR Promotion

Lalaitha Undomiel writes: I have 2 scanned in pictures of a promotion in England for Candy Sticks and New Line Cinema. In each pack there is a card depicting either a chracter or a place in Middle-earth with 32 to collect in all. Each card also has information on the character/place and that’s not all, when you turn the card over it is part of a map of Middle-Earth, collect them all and you have the entire map! [More]

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GAMING: Join us at Strategicon 2003!

Hey LA Ringers! You’ve all been counting the hours waiting and hoping that there will be another opportunity to get your hands on the Exclusive Ringwraith Miniature from Sabertooth Games’ upcoming Lord of the Rings Tradeable Miniatures Game! Well, what if I told you you could have one… for FREE! Head on down to Strategicon TODAY Sunday August 31st and sit down for a demo of the Lord of the Rings TMG and we will GIVE you your very own RingWraith Figure. Strategicon is located in the Los Angeles Airport Westin Hotel and runs from 8am till 8pm. Hope to see you there! [Gaming Havens]

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Day One Gallery

Time is flying by as DragonCon 2003 continues here in Atlanta GA. On Saturday, we gave approximately 2000 people a ‘unofficial’ look at ROTK and plan to do so today at 4pm. We’ll be posting reports from the happenings yesterday in a short while. In the meantime, check out Day One’s gallery! [Gallery]

Posted in Old DragonCon News

DragonCon: Day One Gallery

Time is flying by as DragonCon 2003 continues here in Atlanta GA. On Saturday, we gave approximately 2000 people a ‘unofficial’ look at ROTK and plan to do so today at 4pm. We’ll be posting reports from the happenings yesterday in a short while. In the meantime, check out Day One’s gallery! [Gallery] [DragonCon]

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Russia’s Rosman Goes LOTR Crazy

Natalie sends us word that Russian Publishing house Rosman are selling all types of LOTR goodies in the coming school year. Take a look. [More]

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Russia’s Rosman Goes LOTR Crazy

Natalie sends us word that Russian Publishing house Rosman are selling all types of LOTR goodies in the coming school year. Take a look.



Posted in Old Special Reports

SHOP: LOTR Goodies

My Precious writes: Playworks have released their ROTK brochure on their website. They have some cool merchandise with images I have not seen before! (not sure if their merchandise is available outside Australia). [More]

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Hobbits had no electricity – so why all the plugs?

There may be few things more puzzling than the current TV commercials that hawk Eveready batteries and Verizon Wireless service, tied to the December release of the final film in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, based on Tolkien’s classic novels. [More]

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DragonCon 2003: Day One Reports

We’ve just posted three reports about the happenings last night at DragonCon 2003, taking place in Atlanta GA Aug 29-Sept 1. Day one’s reports cover some very interesting rumors, the ‘Evening at Bree’ celebration and other madness down here in the heart of the US south. Check out our DragonCon section with our LIVE webcam (to beging today at 10am). Day One Galleries to be posted shortly. [More]

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An Evening at Bree

Panels, discussions and presentations might be the feast that keeps a con-goer alive, but it is the social desert that makes Dragon Con so rich. The Tolkien clan partied in the Centennial Ballroom in the Hyatt hotel in an event dubbed “The Night Of Bree.”

TORn’s own Jincey serves as DCon’s Tolkien themed programming faciltator (called the Tolkien tract) and although she had the unenviable task of announcing that John Rhys-Davies could not attend, she also had the pleasure of leading “Bree” in its celebrations.

With the help of Emerald Rose – of TORn Oscar Party fame – the festivities kicked off with dancing and general merry-making. Between sets, costuming fans trotted out some fantasticly detailed getups. Elves seemed the most popular, splitting the costume contest into a division of Middle-Earth’s immortals and the rest of the good professor’s characters. While TORn users were well represented, there were other Tolkien fans present, leaving all an opportunity to rub shoulders and compare handywork.

Musical sets alternated with contests and breathers giving Bree the perfect balance of fun. Captain American stopped by to battle evil along with other costumed luminaries who craved the party atmosphere.

Judges, including TORn’s own Calisuri, had a difficult time making final decisions, leaving the audience and costumers alike on pins and needles. Kell Yarwood of Memphis won the Elvish prize for her detailed Arwen dress. She hauled in a Sideshow Toys/WETA statue for her trouble. John (John-of-the-night) Day from Orlando took second with his Elvish archer costume while Beth (LadyStar) Robinson from Michigan managed third for her Arwen outfit.

In the “other” category which was more wide open and even more difficult to judge, an Aragorn/Frodo combo displayed by Dion Rupa (New York) and Heather Dunningham (Santa Cruz) took the top prize. Beth (LOTR42) McCullers from Mephis wrapped up 2nd place with her rendition of a fighting Uruk-Hai that would have done Richard Taylor proud. Third Place was secured by Gayle Klar from Savannah with her Balrog costume with extending wings…let the debating begin. An honorable mention was also given for an adorable dancing “Rosie Cotton” portrayed by Tracey (IridescentGrrly) Cook from Huntsville. Please see the TORn Dragon Con scrapbook for these and other photos of the night of Middle-Earth magic.

Rumors of TORn taking the party to a karaoke-friendly establishment and singing “I am A Man Of Constant Sorrow,” can neither be confirmed or denied.

Posted in Old DragonCon News

DragonCon Breaking News: ROTK Rumors Abound!

Among the thousands of fans present at DragonCon 2003 in Atlanta GA, some had some very interesting RUMORS about ROTK coming to IMAX and the AFI holding a special screening in early December. (Open to the public!) [More]

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