If there was a time to stock up on your favorite LOTR related items, now is it! The WBShop.com, the official LOTR store online, is offering 20% Off from now until April 5th 2011 on most The Lord of the Rings items. That includes statues, prints, maps, drinkware, jewelry and more! The only items not on sale are the Blu-ray and DVDs, but we’re pretty sure you could find something else to collect! [WBShop.com]
Every day or so, Sir Ian Mckellen (Gandalf) is posting updates to his Hobbit Blog on his official website at McKellen.com. In today’s post ‘Gandalf is Tested,’ Sir Ian speaks about costume changes from LOTR to The Hobbit and getting his ‘nose’ just right! Follow the link and bookmark it! [Latest Post] [Hobbit Blog]
There are quite a few articles out today about the re-opening of the Roxy theater in Miramar, NZ and The Hobbit cast and crew taking a break to celebrate. The $7m 3D cinema was rebuilt by Sir Richard Taylor’s wife Tania Rodger and film editor Jamie Selkirk. Follow the links for complete coverage and check out the video above from 3 News NZ (provided by Ringer Linuxelf) [Video] [3 News Article] [Scoop.co.nz Article] [Roxy Theater]
Remember a decade ago when the world was going to end? Younger readers may not clearly recall, but a computer glitch dubbed “Y2K” (the date changing from 1999 to 2000 on January 1) was going to throw computers and thus the world into complete chaos. Planes were going to fall from the sky, bank accounts were going to reset while bankrupting corporations, energy sources were going to fail and missiles would launch and plunge the world into nuclear holocaust.
And worst of all, what if TheOneRing.net wasn’t available when I got to work and opened my browser? What if I couldn’t keep up with the latest news tidbit about the Peter Jackson team working on three “Lord of the Rings Films” by reading the fan site dubbed TORn (for brevity). I wasn’t obsessed, I was focused.
Winter-Is-Coming.net has taken me back to those days like a time capsule. That site, like TORn, is reporting daily on the minutia of a fantasy story told, in what I hope is grand fashion. Once again, like so many others, I have found myself checking in each day, following the tiniest details and I have been transported back to those days of eager anticipation when it seemed the world, as we know it, might end. Continue reading “WIC and TORn fan sites party like its 1999”
One lucky fan will walk away with this exquisite collectible replica of Bag End created by the renowned artists at Weta Workshop! Perfect for an office desk or at home, Bag End is a small scale reproduction of the best Hobbit hole in Hobbiton. It is sure to be the highlight of any The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit fan’s collection. Follow the link for entry details. [Learn More]
Master Titi, the spy that send the set pics exclusive to TheOneRing.net yesterday, has sent in a new batch of images today. In this latest set, we get to see some actors in costume, and in one particular image, it sure looks like he might have captured the first pic of Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins! Click on the images below for a larger version and let the conversations begin! (Don’t forget, to click the ‘discuss’ link on this story to share your thoughts with over 6000 Tolkien fans, or find us on Facebook to interact with 20,000+!)