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DJ E-Wood? FantasyCon lands Elijah Wood for its opening night party

DJEWoodSALT LAKE CITY — Elijah Wood isn’t joining fellow Fellowship actors Billy Boyd, Sean Astin and John Rhys-Davies for autographs and panels at FantasyCon July 3 – 5, but he is joining the adventure in other ways. The Daily Herald broke the news yesterday that Wood will DJ an evening event the night before it all starts to get FantasyCon rolling.

The event follows an invite-only charity event that same evening for seven different children’s charities that helps kids get access to FantasyCon that otherwise wouldn’t be able to attend an event like a big public convention. You can read more about Wood’s event RIGHT HERE and read more about the guests at FantasyCon here. Those who purchase VIP tickets (ticketing here) to FantasyCon look to have access to the event that will likely have very limited availability to the public. (more…)

Posted in Adam Brown, Billy Boyd, Concerts, Conventions, Elijah Wood, Events, Fans, FantasyCon, Graham McTavish, Hobbit Movie, Jed Brophy, John Callen, Ken Stott, Meet Ups, Peter Hambleton, Sean Astin, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, Community, William Kircher

Red Carpet Tours 14 Day DoS Tour and Premiere Costume Party

RedCarpetToursLogoFollowing the success of last years World Premiere Party which we co-hosted with Red Carpet Tours, Julie, Vic and Raewyn are holding the Desolation of Smaug Premiere Costume Party in Wellington.



Posted in Concerts, Contests, Events, Fans, Film Screenings, Headlines, Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Jed Brophy, Meet Ups, Premieres, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Wellington, William Kircher

The Two Towers with live performance by The West Australian Symphony Orchestra

Calling all West Australian Ringers!

After their sell out performance this year of The Fellowship of the Ring, the West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO) is following it up with two live performances of The Two Towers in Perth on June 20th and June 21st 2014.


Posted in Concerts, Events, Film Screenings, Headlines, LotR Movies, Movie The Two Towers

Review: Lindsey Stirling in Australia in concert

Lindsey Stirling-0036 In addition to writing stuff in my spare time for TORn, yours truly also reviews and photographs a lot of live music. Normally, the two hobbies don’t intersect, but on Saturday evening I caught rock-violinist Lindsey Stirling at The Powerhouse Theatre in Brisbane. I was able to both photograph and review the performance for a small Australian publication.

I figured a few of you might be fans of Stirling, having previously seen her extremely popular video medley of music from The Lord of the Rings soundtrack (it’s had some 13 million views, which is not too shabby). So here’s my review, and a selection of the best photos I took on the night. If this is your thing, enjoy!

Act: Lindsey Stirling
Venue: Brisbane Powerhouse
Date: August 24, 2013

There’s a long wait for rock-violinist Lindsey Stirling this evening at The Powerhouse — at least 15 minutes long, to be honest. For a touch over an hour, Kiwi DJ 1000 Ninjas labours manfully from a cubbyhole spot almost side-of-stage. In a club environment his chill-out grooves and odd samples would probably win a better reception, but this crowd is expecting action and movement, and that’s something beyond 1000 Ninjas’ scritchy-glitchy stillness tonight.

By contrast, Stirling is all movement. Over the course of an hour and twenty minutes she barely halts — whirling, twirling, jumping and pirouetting. Formal ballet it isn’t, still Stirling’s show is as much an act of dance as it is a musical performance. All with a carbon-fibre violin jammed under her left ear. And the capacity crowd — a peculiar mixture of young and old; gamers and geeks reflective of the diversity of her fanbase — laps it up.

It could all easily come off as a gimmick, yet Stirling’s undeniable chops on the fiddle allow her to deliver a set of engaging tunes high on verve while avoiding the cheese factor.

Many of the highlights flow from her self-titled long-player: Anti-gravity is a punchy and aggressive opener, the livewire drumming of Drew Steen lends bottom-end grunt to Electric Daisy Violin, while the lurching percussion and insistent see-sawing violin of Moon Trance make a strong contender for tune of the night.

[Read Full Review] | [View Photo Gallery]


Lord of the Rings medley performed by Lindsey Stirling

Posted in Concerts, Events

The Two Towers and orchestra in Chicago

Frodo (Elijah Wood) in “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - In Concert” A public service announcement for Chicago Ringers: The Two Towers will be shown on huge screens accompanied by a live orchestra playing the score at Ravinia in Highland Park, Illinois on August 15 at 7.30pm. (more…)

Posted in Concerts, Events, Film Screenings, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, The Two Towers

Fellowship of the Ring and orchestra in Vienna, VA

Frodo (Elijah Wood) in “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - In Concert” A public service announcement for Ringers in Virginia in the USA: The Fellowship of the Ring will be shown on huge screens accompanied by a live orchestra playing the score at The Filene Center at Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA on September 6 and September 7. (more…)

Posted in Concerts, Events, Film Screenings, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Movie Fellowship of the Ring

TORn Message Boards Weekly Roundup – May 20, 2013

The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey 1 copyWelcome 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!


Posted in Characters, Concerts, Events, Fans, Hobbit Movie, Meet Ups, The Hobbit, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Community

Beecake to perform at Glasgow fundraiser

Ringer Amadine tells us that Billy Boyd’s alt-rock outfit Beecake are playing a fundraiser in support of the Scottish Association for Mental Health in Glasgow at the Art School on Saturday April 20, 2013.

If you’e in the vicinity, get along and support a worthy cause and catch some great music too!

[Event page] | [Ticket sales]

Posted in Billy Boyd, Concerts, Events

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, Community, TORn TUESDAYS Live!

Beecake playing at The Hotel Cafe, Hollywood – Saturday 23rd 11pm

Beecake featuring Billy BoydSo you’re in LA for The One Expected Party; you’re going to An Unexpected Art Show on Friday night; you’re spending Saturday afternoon at the pub with fellow fans, old friends and new; but come Saturday night, on ‘Oscars Eve’, you still want to party.  Where are you going to go?

The answer is simple – warm up for Sunday’s party by going to see Beecake play at The Hotel Cafe!  Billy Boyd and his band mates will be on stage at 11pm at the venue in Hollywood; details can be found, and tickets can be purchased, here.  (Please note this event is 21+)

Then grab a few hours sleep before the big event on Sunday afternoon!  See you there!

Posted in Billy Boyd, Concerts, Events, Lord of the Rings, LotR Cast News, Oscar Parties, The One Expected Party

FOTR to screen with symphony and chorus in Perth

Ringer Karen wanted to share the news that lucky Aussies who live in or near Perth can now purchase tickets to screenings of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring with live music and chorus being presented by the Western Australian Symphony Orchestar (WASO) on June 21 and 22, 2013. From the WASO website: “Peter Jackson’s epic vision of Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is supported by some of the greatest film music of all time. Howard Shore’s Academy Award®-winning score captures the film’s sweeping emotion, thrilling vistas and grand journeys through the power of a full symphony orchestra and massed voices.”

Visit the WASO website for more information and to purchase tickets. Read more…

Posted in Concerts, Events, Fans, Fellowship of the Ring, Film Screenings, Lord of the Rings, LotR Movies, Meet Ups

ProjectFiver collecting decorated converse sneakers for Dragon*Con charity auction

This year’s 2012 Dragon*Con Charity Auction will raise money for the Georgia chapter of ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). Tolkien fan and former Dragon*Con Tolkien Track director Melissa “Fiver” Kern and her husband Chris at projectfiver are collecting decorated Converse Sneakers to sell at the auction.

How can you get involved? If you find an artist to decorate the sneakers, projectfiver will supply the sneakers! All the decorated sneakers will then be put up for sale at  the 2012 Dragon*Con Charity Auction held on Sunday, September 2 2012.

Find out more about this good cause at ProjectFiver and at the Dragon*Con Charity Auction page.

Posted in Concerts, Creations, DragonCon, Events, Fans