WetaNew York Comic-Con starts tomorrow and we’ve teamed up with our friends at Weta Workshop to do a pretty awesome giveaway. The prize for this give away is Weta’s amazing The Art of Film Magic – 20 Years of Weta!

The winner’s copy of this amazing book (easily the coolest art book in my own collection) will come signed by Richard Taylor and several other of the super cool folks who work for Weta Workshop as well as Weta Digital.

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We tried to film an episode on how to survive in a city, but we kept getting interrupted by this strange man in a TORn shirt… As a result, here are our attempts at an urban episode, complete with a special guest, Thorongil! And where is he headed? To New York Comic Con, of course! Unfortunately, he’s starting his journey from California. Do you think he will make it to the other side of the country in time?

Note: if you haven’t guessed it yet, this skit was our fun way to get you the NYCC details! 😉 We hope all who go have a blast!

The Paley Center for Media Presents in association with New York Comic Con: Shore on the Score: The Music of Lord of the Rings: Thursday, October 1, 2009, at 6:30 pm. In anticipation of composer Howard Shore’s live performances of the full score of The Fellowship of the Ring at Radio City Music Hall on October 9 and 10, Shore will stop by the Paley Center to share his insights into his craft, and the creative challenges posed by the Lord of the Rings. In Person: Kurt Loder, moderator; Doug Adams , author, The Music of the Lord of the Ring Films; Billy Boyd, Peregrin “Pippin” Took; and Howard Shore, composer/conductor, The Lord of the Rings films. Tickets are available at paleycenter.org. $20 for General Public/$15 for Paley Center Members. Continue reading “Shore on the Score: The Music of Lord of the Rings”