Today we take a look at what many regard as one of the most exciting casting announcements from Amazon thus far: staffer greendragon delves into the career of a British national treasure, Sir Lenny Henry.Continue reading “Amazon Casting: Sir Lenny Henry”
Note: This comes from our newest contributor Momosanla. Look for more great stuff from her soon.
If you’re looking for a good book to read on your summer holidays – fire up those digital readers because you’re in luck. The finalists for the 2012 Mythopoeic Awards were announced on Tuesday, May 22. Past award winners have included the Harry Potter series, Orson Scott Card for “Seventh Son” and Neil Gaiman for “Anansi Boys”. With a track record like that, you’re sure to find a quality read amongst the nominees.
The Mythopeoic Society, founded by Glen GoodKnight in October of 1967, is a group dedicated to the discussion of and the study of the literary genre of mythopoeia: authors who create an entirely “new and transformative” mythology or “incorporate and transform existing mythological material.” Specifically the society focuses on the works of Inklings members J.R.R Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and Charles Williams. Each year, since 1971, they have honored outstanding examples in both adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction studies. Continue reading “Mythopoeic award finalists (good reading) announced”
Robert P. alerted us to a great clip on YouTube that contains so many different brands of geekery it might shut down the internet. But since one of those branches is Gollum from both Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, we feel it is our duty to share it with the TORn audience.
If you haven’t seen Neil Gaiman live (appearing on public radio in the clip) he is a supremely entertaining and talented author and storyteller. In this clip he speaks with Mythbusters‘ Adam Savage doing a rendition of Gollum singing a popular culture radio tune that gets to the heart of Gollum’s character. Savage happens to be an entertaining television figure but was a heck of a nice guy last year when speaking with TORn at Comic-Con. We think is worth a few minutes of your geekery.
Michelf writes: The March 16 episode of Comedy Central’s “Colbert Report” featured an interview with Newbery Award-winning author Neil Gaiman. When asked for favorite authors when he was young, Gaiman promptly replied “Tolkien”. When he said his least favorite character was Tom Bombadil, Tolkien-geek Colbert launched into a stanza or two of Bombadil’s song. Continue reading “Neil Gaiman & Colbert Talk Tolkien and Bombadil”