Welcome to our collection of TORn’s hottest topics for the past week.  If you’ve fallen behind on what’s happening on the Message Boards, here’s a great way to catch the highlights.  Or if you’re new to TORn and want to enjoy some great conversations, just follow the links to some of our most popular discussions. Watch this space as every weekend we will spotlight the most popular buzz on TORn’s Message Boards.  Everyone is welcome, so come on in and join in the fun!

What an exciting week his has been here on TORn while we celebrate 3 special events as only we can do!  First up was the 10th Anniversary celebration of the theatrical release of The Fellowship of the Ring on December 19, 2001.  It feels like mere moments ago.  Poster weaver spearheaded the party as TORn members hosted several events to commemorate this incredible milestone.  Find all of the games, nostalgia and festivities here.

Have you seen The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey trailer yet?  It crashed into TORn with a force that still has us smiling!  On The Hobbit Movie Discussion Board, DanielLB started the party with a Hobbit Trailer Anticipation Thread.  The excitement and scrutiny still rages on as posters finally have an outlet for their pent-up anticipation.  There are even some screencap peeps right here and here with still more here by poster Carne.  TORn staffers share thoughts with a frame-by-frame analysis via our News From Bree.   Now we’re officially on the home stretch for The Hobbit release on December 14, 2012!!  Join in the fun and share in the speculation and excitement!  See the trailer here.

The third whammy to hit the Boards was when poster Maut linked us to the release of Peter Jackson’s 5th Production Diary!  It’s a treasure trove of sets, locations, and an over-the-shoulder look at how these films have come together.  PLUS Frodo (Elijah Wood) takes us on a tour of Hobbiton!  Check out the second wave of threads to flood The Hobbit Movie Discussion Board and let us know what you think of Peter’s latest gift… just in time for Christmas.

We’ll share more topics next week and hope you can join in on the conversation! Don’t forget, TheOneRing.net’s message boards have over 7,240 registered Tolkien fans, just like yourself. Let your voice be heard!