Our own MrCere writes: Comic-Con posts its schedule with several LOTR events on the docket:

The official San Diego Comic-Con has posted its programming schedule today and there are several events that Lord of the Rings fans will not want to miss. Beyond the tent-pole events the Con is LOADED with Fantasy and LOTR related topics so follow the links and search carefully for the content you crave. Read on for news of the major features.

Our own TORN Ringers are featured on Thursday evening with the following from Comic-Con schedule:

“6:00-7:00 TheOneRing.Net: Ringers/Peter S. Beagle—Get an exclusive first look at the upcoming feature-length documentary Ringers: Lord of the Fans and meet legendary fantasy author Peter S. Beagle (The Last Unicorn)! Very funny and often moving, Ringers uncovers the past 50 years of Tolkien pop mania. This special hour includes writer/producer/director Carlene Cordova; writer/producer Cliff “Quickbeam” Broadway; 2nd unit director/producer Danny Lukic; and director of photography/co-producer Josh Mandel, with Ringers footage shown for the first time anywhere. Peter S. Beagle makes his Comic-Con debut with revealing stories of his work on the 1978 Bakshi version of LOTR, and several surprise announcements! Room 6CDEF” [More]

On Friday there are a couple of LOTR related panels but the biggie is New Line’s ROTK EE DVD presentaton.

CAUTION: Don’t assume the folks mentioned will be present, their comments may be on video.

“This hour-long presentation will debut select clips from the extended version of the film and will include a panel discussion featuring key cast and crew members who were involved in the creation of the extended DVD. Program elements will include Peter Jackson’s scene selection process (his favorite moments, etc.) and stories from The Lord of the Rings co-producer Rick Porras and cast member David Wenham about the behind-the-scenes preparations necessary to deliver this extended version of the DVD.” More detail is available here.

Saturday kicks off with a screening and discussion of Dominic Monahan’s new ABC series “Lost”.

“10:00-11:00 ABC’s New Fall Series Lost— Come to the screening of the new pilot by Alias creator JJ Abrams! Join the actors, producers & writers of this new ABC series debuting in the Fall. Starring actors Matthew Fox and Dominic Monahan who have established their fan following from appearing in TV’s Party of Five and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy respectively, and Evangeline Lilly, a radiant actress who is the female lead in Lost. Lots more details here.

Sunday features not one but new LOTR cast members doing voice work together on a horifying new project!

“11:40-1:00 Universal/Focus: Seed of Chucky and Shaun of the Dead—The killer doll is back! The all-new Seed of Chucky is the fifth in the popular series of Chucky (Child’s Play) horror comedies. Making his directorial debut is the franchise creator and writer of all five films, Don Mancini. The film introduces Glen (voiced by Lord of the Rings star Billy Boyd), the orphan doll offspring of the irrepressible devilish-doll-come-to-life Chucky (again voiced by series star Brad Dourif) and his equally twisted bride Tiffany (again voiced by Jennifer Tilly). “

(MrCere’s Editorial comment: Buzz on Shaun of the Dead is off the charts. Apparently this is as good as horror gets.)

Again, Comic-Con is FULL of items of panels and events of interest to LOTR fans in addition to the LOTR Pavillion on the dealer’s floor which dominated fan interest last year. It is Tolkien’s pop-culture crush as its finest.