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ComiCon Survival

Each summer events such as the San Diego ComicCon and Toronto FanExpo attract ten’s of thousands of people to their doors. ComiCon’s are very exciting! They offer the chance to meet your favourite celebrities, view movie props, vendors of interesting products, contests and cosplay. It can also be intimidating and overwhelming, even to ComiCon “veterans”. The following is a list ...

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Searching for Gimli

My search for John Rhys-Davies began two months ago with several emails to his publicist. Failing to receive a response to my requests for an interview, I began to think that this interview would never happen. I was a little discouraged. Then I received a ray of light in the mail. What I received in the mail was the program ...

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Return of the Ring 2012 in Pictures: An album by photographer Emil Johansson

Photo Credits: Emil Johansson There is “an odd Swede from Gothenburg doing a project of creating a complete Lord of the Rings family tree.” That amazing project can be seen here: http://lotrproject.com/ Yet, Emil Johansson is also a professional photographer that has captured a wonderful collection of images from the recent “Return of the Ring 2012” Tolkien Society convention. You can read many a description and ...

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LOTR EE Trilogy 5 Blu-ray Set Available August 28th!

Announced by Warner Bros this past week, The Lord of the Rings Extended Edition Trilogy will now be available in a 5-disc Blu-ray set! This release, much like the last Complete release has the movies spread out on two discs with bonus features on the last three. Bonus features include “Making of…” documentaries as well as full cast and crew ...

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Return of the Ring 2012 Wrap-up Interview

Hail friends!  Towards the end of the Return of the Ring weekend, I thought it would be a grand idea to sit down with Tolkien Society organizer and wise counselor of the convention Shaun Gunner and have a look back at the convention’s highlights.  We talk about Peter Jackson, Jay Johnstone, Cor Blok, Tom Shippey, Ted Nasmith and much more! ...

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Official The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Twitter

Official Tweeting has Begun! You’ll be hearing more than just the tweets of the thrush or the cawing of Roac! Warner Brothers has created an official Twitter account for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. If you like your Hobbit film news fast, furious and under 160 characters, be sure to check it out on Twitter at TheHobbitMovie! While this account ...

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The Unofficial Hobbit Handbook by “The Shire Collective”

Hobbit fans rejoice! From Writer’s Digest Books and authors Peter Archer, Scott Francis, Jeff Gerke (“The Shire Collective”) comes the must have book for those that can’t get enough of all things from The Shire. Written by the “elders of The Shire”, this ultimate guide is used by Hobbits as a reference to proper conduct for all occasions. You will ...

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Elijah Wood – "Fashion Bearer"

Elijah Wood, best know for his momentous role as Frodo in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, has made the cover of Men’s Book. The thirty-one year old actor/producer trades his Hobbit ears for a modernistic Milano suit in the featured interview for the urban styled magazine. Since completion of the Lord of the Rings, Wood has gone on ...

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The One Ring: Flora and Fauna of Lake-Town

The Discussion with Francesco Nepitello and Jon Hodgson Continues Francesco Nepitello and Jon Hodgson continue their discussion on the Lake-Town Sourcebook and Lore Master Screen in a third sneak-peek video! In addition to giving viewers a glance at the plants and beasts living in the swamps near Lake-Town. Their banter hints at fair herbs and foul creatures that live on ...

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