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Archive for December, 2004

Want to Help Out the RINGERS Documentary Team?!

Calling all web programmers! This is a call to action for one volunteer who can help make a real difference on our film. The team from “Ringers: Lord of the Fans” seeks an advanced web programmer to help maintain our film’s website throughout our Film Festival run over the next several months. Candidates must be proficient with: 1) advanced HTML, 2) Photoshop, 3) cascading style sheets, 4) have a high-speed connection, and 5) working on a Mac system. Please note that this is a volunteer position. If this sounds like you, please email us immediately at:

Posted in Fans, Old Main News

Hawaii Ringers Celebrate Tolkien’s Birthday

Isilnáriën writes: Tol Andúnë, the Hawaii Smial of the Tolkien Society, will be celebrating Tolkien’s birthday Monday January 3rd along with others around the world. Our group, many of whom will be in costume, will meet at TGI Fridays at the corner of Ward Ave. and S. King Street at 8 PM and proceed with feasting (but no smoking) and general merriment until 9 PM when we will stand to toast the Professor.

Posted in Fans, Meet Ups, Old Main News

A Letter from the Indonesian Tolkien Society

Here is an email we received from a friend at the Indonesian Tolkien Society. As most of us prepare for a New Year celebration, we ask that you remember the countries that have been devestated by the enormity of human lives lost. Take a moment to read the letter from a fellow Tolkien enthusiast. [Click Here] [Relief Organizations]

Posted in Fans, Old Main News

Battle over inspiration for Middle Earth

Fears grow for future of land on ‘magical’ Shropshire hill linked with Tolkien as seller refuses to lower price to suit wildflife trust’s budget. For generations, hikers have torn themselves away from their festive firesides at this time of year and tramped up through the beech and oak woods which flank the Wrekin hill to be rewarded by the wonderful views from its summit. [More]

Posted in Fans, Old Main News

Happy Birthday Brian Sergent!

Today is Brian Sergent’s (Ted Sandyman) birthday! Brian was born on December 29th, 1959. That makes him 45 years old today, Happy Birthday Brian!

Posted in LotR Cast News, Old Main News, Other Cast

More Help is Needed

As time marches on, more and more victims of the horrible events in Asia are being found. Please take a moment to do what you can by helping the relief efforts. We’ve found a little better link for you at of agencies that are providing relief to the area. [Click Here]

Posted in Fans, Old Main News, Announcements

SHOP: Sideshow/Weta Offers Minas Morgul Specials

For those of you who missed out on the Minas Morgul environment, Sideshow/Weta has discounted their other environments and a few other items on their website. According to their site, only 100 pieces of the Pippin Bust remain to be purchased at the discounted rate of $40. [Click Here]

Posted in Merchandise, Old Main News, Sideshow Collectibles

One Ring Celebration: Hotel Rooms Still Available

Going to One Ring Celebration? need a room? Read below!! There are still a few rooms left at some of the Pasadena area hotels and motels. Below is a list of hotels, with the Westin and the Pasadena Inn still holding group rates until this coming weekend. Use either One Ring Celebration or as the code word for the group rates, both appear to apply. [More]

Tickets are still available for One Ring Celebration, get yours today!

Posted in Conventions, Events, Old Main News

Show Us Your ROTK:EE DVD: Gallery IV

Show Us Your ROTK:EE DVD! Gallery IVShow Us Your ROTK:EE DVD! Gallery IV
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LOTR fans worldwide sent along images of themselves with their new Return of the King: Extended Edition DVDs. This is the final gallery of ROTK DVDs we will be posting.

And don’t forget to take a look at Gallery I & Gallery II & Gallery III

Posted in Fans, LotR Movies, Movie Return of the King, Old Main News

SHOP: Sideshow/Weta Continues into 2005

If you picked up the Sideshow/Weta Collectibles newsletter last week, you saw a brief story about how the Sideshow/Weta products will continue into 2005 with new statues, busts and environments. Additionally, they will be announcing a new product at our very own One Ring Celebration! [Click Here]

Posted in Merchandise, Old Main News, Sideshow Collectibles

More Info on Michael Drout Lecture in Wrentham, MA

Kerrington writes: I called the Fiske Library for more information about Michael Drout’s Tolkien-themed speaking engagement on Jan. 11 in Wrentham, Mass. Drout’s talk on “Understanding J.R.R. Tolkien and the Lord of the Rings” will begin at 6 pm. The library’s address is 110 Randall Rd., Wrentham, MA, 02093. The library expects “many” people to attend (they didn’t give me an exact number), so they would appreciate RSVPs. To sign up, call 508-384-5440. [

Posted in Events, Lectures & Education, Old Main News

Gollum Spotted in Sheldon Comic

The December 26th edition of the comic ‘Sheldon’ featured this refrence to Gollum and LOTR. [More]

Posted in Books Publications, Old Main News