Tolkien fandom will be prominent at San Diego Comic-Con this year, with exclusives from Prime Video’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, New Line Cinema’s The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim, and the fan community here at TheOneRing.net. Get ready for a week of reveals from Middle-earth!

Panels

Three amazing panels happening this year for all The Lord of the Rings related adaptations!

  • Hall H, Friday 11amThe Rings of Power comes to the biggest pop culture stage with a preview for Season 2 of the biggest show in TV history. Most of the cast and showrunners are expected, along with a new extended trailer.
  • Friday 8pm, Room 25 ABCTheOneRing.net “main” LOTR panel This is one not to miss! We’ll be featuring exclusive footage from upcoming animated movie The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim, plus official info on the future of LOTR from Middle-earth Enterprises, with some very special guests and some surprises!
  • Saturday 5:30pm, Room 5 AB – “I Am No Man: Women in Middle-earth” Hosted by TORn staffer Kellie Rice and featuring women leaders from Weta Workshop, EA games, Wizards of the Coast, and Middle-earth Enterprises.

Parties

Prime Video and TheOneRing.net are celebrating the upcoming Season 2 of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power with a Middle-earth Moot! We’re honoured to be co-hosting this exciting event on Friday afternoon – but we’re sorry to have to tell you that the tickets were all snapped up in record time, and the party is full! Looking forward to seeing folks with tickets on Friday afternoon!

  • When: Friday 1:15pm
  • Where: Venue 808 (map)

And don’t forget, if you have a ticket, you can try your luck to claim one of the Autograph Opportunity Wristbands for this special event. Visit TheOneRing.net’s booth (#1934) during the following times:

Thursday 25th July 10-11am; OR 12-1pm; OR 2-3pm

Ask for greendragon! Bring proof that you have a ticket to the gathering (either printed out or on your phone). A certain number of lucky folks who come to the booth, during each hour slot, with proof of their party ticket, will be given a special wristband, which will allow them access to meet the cast and get autographs at the event.

You must be there in person to get a lucky wristband, and you must already have a party ticket. People will not be allowed to claim wristbands for others who are not at the booth in person.

TheOneRing.net Booth 1934 and new LOTR Merch Exclusives

TheOneRing.net is partnering with the #1 Tolkien YouTuber (with over 1 Million subscribers) Nerd of the Rings! Alongside Matt’s knowledgable expertise on the lore of LOTR, also joining us in the booth is the fabulous Jordan Rannells, creator of A Long Expected Soundscape. Step up to the booth to get an audio experience of original musical scores inspired by the books of Tolkien.

We’re delighted to welcome the one and only Jed Brophy back to our booth! As many fans know, Jed is one of the most fun folks to meet; an actor who has appeared in all six of Peter Jackson’s Middle-earth films AND in The Rings of Power, he’s always delighted to chat with fans, and has some amazing stories. Come and meet him, and snag a signed photograph!

As if that wasn’t enough, we’ll have MORE friends joining us throughout the weekend, including some of your favorite LOTR influencers! Kili from Happy Hobbit will be there much of the time; people will be popping by throughout the con; and we can confirm the following specifically:

Saturday 27th at the booth:
11am-12noon Tea with Tolkien; 1-2pm Knewbettadobetta; 3-4pm The Tolkien Professor.

Come and meet some of the coolest folks in fandom! Win some amazing prizes in our trivia contests – including the newest published editions of Tolkien’s books. Or treat yourself to some merch…

It wouldn’t be Comic-con without brand new EXCLUSIVE merch from TheOneRing.net! For our 25th anniversary this year, we’ve made a commemorative silver shimmer “You Haven’t Aged A Day” shirt, limited to only 100. Then to complicate the upcoming election even further, Gollum has announced his candidacy with our “Gollum/Smeagol 2024” shirt on vintage heather black.

Nerd of the Rings and Happy Hobbit have their first convention shirts ever this year! With these shirts, Happy Hobbit have sourced sustainable fabric and chemical-free printing for a better Shire. Here are the fun LOTR themed designs available only at the booth, not online, while supplies last.

Hot off a hugely successful kickstarter, Jackson Robinson has sent over packs of his officially licensed The Lord of the Rings playing card decks, featuring custom drawn 52-cards from both Fellowship and Two Towers. Shire Post Mint also returns to SDCC show floor inside our booth with their high quality coinage and jewelry. AND – we’ll be revealing a special collaboration with Oscha, celebrating our Silver Anniversary, which will be available for pre-order throughout the con. Stay tuned for more on that…!

Looking forward to seeing all you shire folk in San Diego next week, July 24-28. Our booth is open all hours of the convention floor. One final word of warning: you’ll want to get in line extra early for a seat at our 2 LOTR panels. Be sure to join TheOneRing Discord to get caught up on the excitement when things are revealed!

The new episode of Happy Hobbit takes a break from baking to explore fermenting food. While all hobbits love growing things, those with a vegetable patch are faced with an age-old conundrum: how to store what can’t be eaten before it rots? That question may sound irrelevant to Shire-folk who are renowned for their ability to put away food, but even old Lalia Took, otherwise known as Lalia the Great because of her enormous size, can’t eat several pounds of cabbage in one sitting (and we pity her already oft suffering relations if she were to do so)!

When a midwinter heatwave forces Kili to confront this problem, she decides to try her hand at fermenting some Napa cabbage into sauerkraut… with very mixed results! Watch the episode below to see how she made it, what color(s) it turned, and if she recommends this tactic to other hobbits!

As stated above, many episodes of the webseries demonstrate baking or cooking. This past Independence Day, Kili discovered social media “tech” took down her post containing “behind the scenes” images of cinnamon rolls being made. She immediately grabbed her camera and filmed a fun, satirical video over the conspiracy which you can watch below.

The tongue-in-cheek clickbait title is 💀

Happy Hobbit has brought Middle-earth to its viewers’ daily lives since 2012! Learn other hobbity recipes, crafts, and more by watching new episodes and/or perusing the 10+ years worth of videos on their YouTube channel. 🌻 New episodes debut every other Saturday, so be sure you are subscribed to Happy Hobbit so that you don’t miss out!

Get even more slow-living hobbit content by following Happy Hobbit on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok! If watching the show has left you with an appetite for more, know that Kili (Kellie) has a podcast where Tolkien is often mentioned called Forests, Folklore & Fantasy.

Time for another new episode of Happy Hobbit, the webseries that has brought Middle-earth into your daily life since 2012! For some time now, the YouTube series has threatened to become a cooking show, prompting the girls to joke they should rename it “Hungry Hobbit,” and this episode is no exception!

Fili has had it with summer and wants a tasty reminder of wintertime, so it is up to Kili to find a way to lure her sister out of her summer blues by baking a Yuletide treat! Watch the video below for a fun DIY recipe that will hopefully inspire you to try your hand at making cinnamon rolls yourself!

Have a bread machine? Ready to try this recipe yourself? Then you’re in luck as you will find it below! Learn other hobbity recipes, crafts, and more by watching new episodes and/or perusing the 10+ years worth of videos on their YouTube channel. 🌻 New episodes debut every other Saturday, so be sure you are subscribed to Happy Hobbit so that you don’t miss out!

“Christmas Two” Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls

Ingredients

Dough:

  • 1 cup warm milk (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • ⅓ cup margarine, melted
  • 4 ½ cups bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 2 ½ teaspoons bread machine yeast

Filling:

  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 ½ tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • ⅓ cup butter, softened

Icing (Kili recommends doubling these quantities):

  • 1 ½ cups confectioners’ sugar
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Prepare dough: Place milk, eggs, margarine, flour, salt, white sugar, and yeast in the pan of a bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select dough cycle; press Start.
  2. When the dough has doubled in size, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Cover it with a kitchen towel or plastic wrap and let it rest for 10 minutes.
  3. Roll dough on a lightly floured surface to a 16×21-inch rectangle. Kili likes to use her silicone mat on the countertop.
  4. Prepare filling: Combine brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Spread softened butter over the dough, then sprinkle cinnamon-sugar mixture evenly over top.
  5. Starting at the longer end, roll up the dough; cut into 12 rolls. Place rolls in a lightly greased 9×13-inch baking pan. Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 30 minutes (at least! Usually it takes about an hour).
  6. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  7. Bake rolls in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 15 minutes.
  8. While rolls are baking, prepare icing: Beat confectioners’ sugar, butter, cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, vanilla, and salt until creamy.
  9. Spread icing on warm rolls before serving.

Get even more hungry hobbit content by following Happy Hobbit on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok! If watching the show has left you with an appetite for more, know that Kili (Kellie) has a podcast where Tolkien is often mentioned called Forests, Folklore & Fantasy.

Time for a new episode of Happy Hobbit, the webseries that has brought Middle-earth into your daily life since 2012! As gardeners and farmers, hobbits not only live off the land but in tandem with the changing seasons. Kili’s hobbit homestead in the mountains of California is no different! In the latest video, Kili (Kellie) shares one of her favorite springtime recipes using seasonal ingredients from her garden and chickens.

Do you have a wee kitchen garden, or have you thought of starting one but don’t know what to do with the small harvests? Learn such tips and more by watching new episodes and/or perusing the 10+ years worth of videos on their YouTube channel. 🌻 New episodes debut every other Saturday, so be sure you are subscribed to Happy Hobbit so that you don’t miss out!

Get even more cozy content by following Happy Hobbit on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok! If watching the show has left you with an appetite for more, know that Kili (Kellie) has a podcast where Tolkien is often mentioned called Forests, Folklore & Fantasy.

It’s been a while – but those Happy Hobbits are back, with new episodes for you to enjoy! 

First up: to prepare for a hike with Bard and a friend the following day, Kili bakes some adorable Hobbit sized pies! Find out why the berries are “fairy berries”, and see some beautiful sights amidst the redwoods… or is it Mirkwood?

Stay up to date by subscribing to Happy Hobbit on YouTube and by following them on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok!

Kili recently entered a pie-baking contest in our corner of the Shire, and now you can vicariously join her in the festivities! Will she win a prize? Have you ever seen a pie-eating contest? This feels like an event straight out of Michel Delving!

Stay up to date by subscribing to Happy Hobbit on YouTube and by following them on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok!