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Archive for February, 2013

Beecake at The One Expected Party

Billy Boyd’s alt-rock outfit Beecake headlined The One Expected Party the other night in Los Angeles. Boyd, performing with bandmates Billy (BJ) Johnston, Paul Burke, Rick Martin and David McAulay, entertained hundreds with a delightful set of rock and revelry. As well as performing songs such as Soul Swimming and Radio, the band was joined on stage by our own staffer greendragon, and Dominic Monaghan — who pulled no punches in exhorting the crowd to get up and dance. Click the photo below to check out our photo gallery!

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Posted in Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, Events, Oscar Parties, The One Expected Party

Another Creative Safety Video from Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand is at it again. After revolutionizing the stale world of airline safety videos with a ‘Hobbit’ themed adventure last year [seen here], they have just released a new video featuring adventurer Bear Grylls. Enjoy!

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Posted in Fans, Miscellaneous

Only a Few Hours Left! Place your Bids Now!

Gandalf on Gwaihir Over Helm_s Deep Artist Proof by Alan Lee Signed by 3 | eBayWe are just a few hours away from closing our ‘The One Expected Party’ auctions. Ringer staffer Peter (o2thx) was kind enough to allow us use of his personal eBay account to list the items – some of which you may never see auctioned again: John Howe ‘Barad-Dur’ Artist Proof Framed and signed by Richard Taylor, Peter Jackson and John Howe ; Alan Lee ‘Rivendell’ Artist Proof Framed and signed by Richard Taylor, Peter Jackson and Alan Lee; Alan Lee ‘Gandalf on Gwaihir’ Artist Proof signed by Alan Lee, Ian McKellen, and Richard Taylor. The Lord of the Rings Book and Bookend Gift Set from Houghton Mifflin; Air New Zealand Hobbit Gift Pack (not available for sale!); Official ‘The One Expected Party’ Goody Baggins; Badali Jewelry ‘Good Luck’ Pin Set in Shadowbox with Signatures; Original Donato Giancola ‘Galadriel and Aragorn’ Sketch Pencil and Chalk. Yes – amazing items! Don’t miss your chance to own these items! [The One Expected Party Auctions] [Donate]

Posted in Artwork, Collectibles, Costuming, Events, Fans, Headlines, Hobbit Movie, Meet Ups, Oscar Parties, Other Events, The Hobbit, The One Expected Party, TheOneRing.net Community

Geekexchange reports the One Expected Party

It is a little difficult to imagine what event might have had more geek credibility on Oscar night than our own One Expected Party. GeekExchange.com certainly managed a solid report complete with the YouTube video above that shows highlights from many of the events that took the stage. They also managed a photo gallery that is definitely worth a look. You can read the entire report if you click this simple link.

Posted in Hobbit Movie, Joe Letteri, The Hobbit, WETA Digital

Dan Hennah enjoys Oscar ceremony, One Expected Party

Ra-Simon-Dan-HobbitDan Hennah talked Oscars with the Nelson Mail (part of the Stuff.co.nz network) after the awards ceremony and the One Expected Party where he rated the official ceremony as the best of the five he has attended. He visited the Governor’s Ball and along with his wife Chris (who managed the production team on set (and was kind to TheOneRing.net embedded reporter) attended our own celebratory events afterwards. Along with the Hennahs at the party were production nominees Ra Vincent and Simon Bright (both for set decoration) and the article mentions them as well. Nelson, in New Zealand, is where the Hennahs are from, making the Academy Award winners part of the native Kiwi population, along with Peter Jackson and Richard Taylor that sprung from New Zealand soil and stand among the best in the world at their craft.

The article starts, ” Dan Hennah may not have picked up another Oscar to add to the one in the dining room in his Orinoco home but he still had a great time at yesterday’s Oscar ceremony in Los Angeles.

The Hobbit, for which Hennah was nominated for production design, lost to Lincoln in that category. Hennah said Lincoln was “a beautiful movie and it was well executed. It got what it deserved”. ”

You can read the rest right here.

Posted in Chris Hennah, Dan Hennah, Hobbit Movie, Oscar Parties, Production, Ra Vincent, Simon Bright, The Hobbit, The One Expected Party

Billy Boyd and BEECAKE *Exclusive* on our Live Chat TORn TUESDAY Coming Up!

Beecake+aWhew! After a party like that we all needed a couple of days’ rest! Fresh after their stunning  performance at our special Hobbit Oscar night, THE ONE EXPECTED PARTY, the magical musical darlings known as Beecake will join us *live* on our chat show TORn TUESDAY in just a few minutes! We are very glad to have Billy Boyd, Billy Johnston, Paul Burke, and Rick Martin join us at the Meltdown Comics Vault, from where we broadcast our live streaming video show every Tuesday at 5pm Pacific Time. Hosted by your congenial M.C. and TORn Staffer Clifford ‘Quickbeam’ Broadway, you can participate with the live chat by coming into our Barliman’s  Chat Room that is built-in to our Live Event Page here. Bring your questions and your mischeif! THE SHOW IS ABOUT TO BEGIN!  You can follow the exploits of Billy and Beecake on Twitter @OfficialBeecake and follow Cliff @Quickbeam2000

Posted in Barlimans, Billy Boyd, Concerts, Events, Fans, Headlines, Lord of the Rings, LotR Cast News, Oscar Parties, The One Expected Party, TheOneRing.net Community, TORn TUESDAYS Live!

TORn party and art show draws Oscar coverage from LAWeekly.com

ArtShow1LOS ANGELES — We are fully aware of how much we pumped up the One Expected Party and Art Show this past weekend. We poured our website’s resources and our personal resources into the event and then spent days in Los Angeles preparing and pulling off one amazing party (if we don’t say so ourselves) that featured every single “Hobbit” Oscar nominee before the night was over. We didn’t do it alone of course. We had Premiere helping us as a party enabler and we had others managing lights and food and drink for all the guests who showed up. We also relied on some incredible talents like Beecake featuring Billy Boyd, Charles Ross performing a portion of his One Man Lord of the Rings, friends Emerald Rose and Dorian Mirth and others who took the stage to make it all happen.

Opening registration for those attending the One Expected Party in Los Angeles on Oscar night.

Opening registration for those attending the One Expected Party in Los Angeles on Oscar night.

In short, the all-volunteer staff of TheOneRing poured lifeblood there. We also broadcast the event live online so many thousands (at least) more could enjoy the event from home. We will be working hard to pay the bills from the show. So that is why it is especially nice when a media outlet notices what we did and shares that with a wider audience. LA Weekly has some nice photos and words to say about our event and since we aren’t the ones saying it, it provides an excellent outside perspective. Thanks again to the many people who helped us make this event happen. Other media outlets have asked for information about the event (PR@TheOneRing.net) so there may be more to share. We have also posted galleries on Facebook and sent out Twitter phones (@TheOneRingNet) all during the event.

Posted in Events, Exhibits, Hobbit Movie, Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Line Party, Oscar Parties, The Hobbit, The One Expected Party

TORn Message Boards Weekly Roundup – February 25, 2013

Biblo And Dwarves
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!

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Posted in Adam Brown, Aidan Turner, Casting Rumors, Cate Blanchett, Fans, Fellowship of the Ring, Graham McTavish, Hobbit Movie, James Nesbitt, John Callen, Ken Stott, Lord of the Rings, LotR Books, Mark Hadlow, Martin Freeman, Mikael Persbrandt, Miscellaneous, Peter Hambleton, Richard Armitage, Rob Kazinsky, Stephen Hunter, TheOneRing.net Community, William Kircher

Collecting The Precious – United Cutlery The Sword of Fili

UC2953-Fili-Sword-on-PlaqueOur friends at United Cutlery have a brand new awesome sword that you saw in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. The newest item from UC is the Sword of Fili. The sword measures 25 1/2″ long with 3/8″ thick blade and hilt of solid metal. Flili’s sword is up for Pre-Order now to collectors for the price of $275. No word on a release date as of this posting. You can check this sword out and all the other great items from UC at their site BUDK.com!

Posted in Collectibles, Collectibles, Hobbit Movie, Merchandise, Shop, The Hobbit

Collecting The Precious – Weta Workshop’s Bombur Statue

hobbitbomburalrg2The Comic-Con six are now complete. At last years Comic-Con Weta Workshop had displayed six statues for what is wave 1 of statues for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Last but certainly not least of the six and the first statue of the regular line to be numbered is Bombur. Bombur is limited to just 1000 pieces world wide, priced at $250, and in-stock. Also, if you order Bombur soon you can save $50 on the Bilbo Baggins statue at the time of purchase. That’s not the only surprise Weta had worked for today! Fans for not much longer can order a signed Dwalin statue by actor Graham McTavish! There is only 10 of this statue left and he comes with a price tag of $259.

Posted in Collectibles, Collectibles, ComicCon, Conventions, Hobbit Movie, Merchandise, Shop, The Hobbit, Weta Collectibles, WETA Workshop

Monaghan and Boyd at The One Expected Party

Dominic Monaghan dropped in at The One Expected Party last night in Hollywood. Here are a few photos of them entertaining guests with a routine on the main stage. (more…)

Posted in Events, Oscar Parties, The One Expected Party

The One Expected Party Ebay Auctions

Gandalf on Gwaihir Over Helm_s Deep Artist Proof by Alan Lee Signed by 3 | eBayWe are just funneling back to our hotel rooms after an amazing night at ‘The One Expected Party,’ but before we allow ourselves a bit of sleep, we want to make sure you all have the URL for our exclusive auctions for items displayed at the event. Ringer staffer Peter (o2thx) was kind enough to allow us use of his personal eBay account to list the items – some of which you may never see auctioned again! Click the following link to place your bids today! Auctions will end in just two days. If you are not able to support TheOneRing.net by bidding on these items, please do consider a donation. Look for more reports from the party coming soon!  [The One Expected Party Auctions] [Donate]

Posted in Artwork, Collectibles, Costuming, Events, Fans, Headlines, Hobbit Movie, Meet Ups, Oscar Parties, Other Events, The Hobbit, The One Expected Party, TheOneRing.net Community