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Archive for November, 2008

Tolkien Exhibit in the Netherlands

Frandalf writes: I would like to let everyone that in December the library in Oss (the Netherlands, near Den Bosch) will host a Tolkien-exhibit together with Unquendor. There will be an exposition of rare books, film merchandise, banners made by Unquendor and more. On several occasions there will be activities, such as a lecture, workshops and a reading day. All this will be in Dutch. (more…)

Posted in Events, Exhibits, J.R.R. Tolkien, Other Merchandise

WWI aerial action brought to life

World War I aerial history is being brought to life with the display of rare aircraft and a dramatic short film at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. A 12 minute film by Oscar winning director Peter Jackson then captures the warbirds and pilots in action over the Western Front. Curator Peter Burness says the exhibition tells the story of military flight and aerial combat during the Great War. “Clearly there was a story to tell about aviation in the First War from its very simple forms – almost kite-like machines – at the beginning of the war to the technology they’d introduced by 1918,” he said. WWI aerial action brought to life

Posted in Events, Peter Jackson

TNT to show Lord of the Rings Trilogy this Weekend

If you live in the U.S. or Canada, the TNT TV movie channel will be showing all three Lord of the Rings movies this weekend. The movie marathon will include a showing of The Fellowship of the Ring on Friday, November 28 at 7:00 p.m. EST, The Two Towers at the same time on Saturday, and all three movies staring with Fellowship on Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m. EST and ending with The Return of the King, starting at 7:00 p.m. Sunday. Thanks to message board member Woodyend for the tip. Read More

Posted in Events, Film Screenings, LotR Movies, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Movie Return of the King, Movie The Two Towers, Television

Profiles in History Auction to feature Tolkien Items

Reepicheep_Took sent us this great find: “Found a report about some Superhero and movie-related auction items. Most notably, there are first edition, Tolkien autographed copies of all LOTR books, and a signed map of middle-Earth drawn by Tolkien.”

Profiles in History, a leading dealer in guaranteed-authentic original historical autographs, letters, documents, vintage signed photographs and manuscripts, will hold the 33rd annual Hollywood Memorabilia auction on December 11. If you have a few thousand (or hundred thousand) dollars burning a hole in your pocket, you could own the set pictured to the right which is estimated to go for $80,000 to $100,000 U.S. For all the Tolkien-related items currently available, follow the Profiles in History link and search on “Tolkien.” For a quick list of all the items in the auction (including King Kong, Star Wars and Harry Potter memorabilia), go to Superhero

Posted in Books Publications, Collectibles, Events, Fellowship of the Ring, J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings, LotR Books, Merchandise, Other Events, Posters Prints, Return of the King, The Two Towers, Tolkien

Cruise to Middle-earth off to a rainy start

The Cruise to Middle-earth made its way to Hobbiton the other day, hampered by some rain and a terrible crash on the road, but we made it nonetheless. For the three Brandybuck sisters, this was like returning home for them. The location is still just as beautiful and Shire like as it was in the films, while also remaining a working sheep farm. We encountered a good many sheep and lambs, and the things they leave behind. But no one really cared, not once they saw the Party Tree and Bag End.


Posted in Daniel Falconer, Director news, Events, Fans, Guillermo Del Toro, LotR Production, Meet Ups, New Zealand, Other Events, Tours, WETA Workshop

Trilogy Screenings in Nashville

Jonesy wrotes: The Belcourt Theatre will be showing the Lord of the Rings Trilogy on the Big Screen on 12/26 through 12/30 in Nashville, TN. (Extended Editions of Fellowship and Two Towers.) On Saturday the 27th, they will be serving “Middle Earth Meals” all day for the screenings.

Posted in Events, Movie Fellowship of the Ring, Movie Return of the King

Boyd’s Beecake Nabs Award

Anna writes: Beecake, Billy Boyd’s music band, won the People’s Choice Best Live Act award at the Tartan Clef awards on Sunday. The event raised £100,000 to help fund music therapy in Scotland. Boyd’s Beecake Nabs Award

Posted in Billy Boyd

GDT Chat Transcript

A transcript of the live chat with Guillermo del Toro even that occurred this weekend is now online at Unfortunately you need to register and login to view it, however it is free to register. Enjoy!

Posted in Events, Guillermo Del Toro

Stephen Colbert Geeks Out at Christmas

Scott writes: It’s common knowledge that Stephen Colbert is a big LotR fan but I did notice that in the “Christmas Special” last night he had Anduril hanging on the wall along with Vader’s Lightsaber. There are several videos in the following link where the Flame of the West can be seen!

Posted in Television

Sohaib Awan Talks to Illustrator Michael Hague on The Hobbit

Illustrated by Michael Hague

Illustrated by Michael Hague

Fictional Frontiers Radio show host Sohaib Awan talked to Hobbit Illustrator Michael Hague about The Hobbit films. Below is the partial transcript, the bit regarding the Hobbit … Micahel is such a fan of the Lord of the Rings films and is looking forward to seeing the Hobbit films.

I’m just excited as a filmgoer to watch these films when they come out. I’m jazzed by it!

You can read the transcript below and discuss in the Main Forum.

Posted in Hobbit Book, Hobbit Movie, The Hobbit

GDT Chat This Weekend!

Participate in an exclusive premiere live chat with Hellboy II: The Golden Army director Guillermo del Toro, powered by BD-Live™ and only on Blu-ray™ Hi-Def, this Sunday, Nov. 23, starting at 6pm PST — log on to to register and find out more in this exclusive video. The fate of mankind hangs in the balance when a ruthless prince awakens an unstoppable army of creatures and wages war with the human world. It’s up to Hellboy (Ron Perlman) and his team of paranormal outcasts to face off with the forces of darkness in the ultimate battle of good versus evil.

Posted in Events, Guillermo Del Toro

Concerning Horses

Patricia writes: I wanted to inform that Cynthia and Tony Royal who own and tour with Blanco/Shadowfax have taken on a rather daunting rescue mission, that of rescuing a herd of 27 horses, including 9 stallions. With hay out here at around $25 a bale, they personally don’t have the means to support them, but hope their goal is to use them for equine assisted psychotherapy to eventually be able to get grant money. In the meantime, they desperately need donations. Cynthia has asked me to drive people to so they can read the story, see the video and hopefully donate. If everyone we know would donate $25, they’d be taken care of for a year.

Now as to our big beautiful Blanco/Shadowfax, he has not been feeling well, Cynthia and Tony think something metabolic, so their are unable to travel far with him and book further shows. Please keep keep Blanco, Cynthia and Tony in your thoughts. It seems that everyone is dealing with problems whether financial or health concerns but together maybe we can help this great threesome out.

Posted in LotR Cast News