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June 03, 2000 - June 11, 2000

Sunday, June 11, 2000
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Hall of Fire Chat Saturday, June 17
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Tookish @ 18:26 PST

Tolkien Questions and Answers, Part II

The Hall of Fire is ready for another chat event, this time a continuation of one from many moons ago. Do you have unanswered questions pertaining to Tolkien and Middle-earth? They might be about characters, plot complexities, Middle-earth history, or about the Professor himself.

What's an ent? Who was Tom Bombadil? What happened to the rings of the Seven Dwarf Kings? Why did Tolkien have a thing for spiders? Who were his peers?

Questions like these will be answered to the best of our ability, so join your Hall of Fire moderators and regulars on Saturday, June 17, at 5:30 EDT, to put your mind at ease. ; )

Saturday, June 10, 2000
Barlimans News

Wierd Fact
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Gamgee @ 13:22 PST

Ringer Fan Dougster, sends in this factoid:

3 for the Elven Kings under the sky
7 for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
9 for the Mortal Men doomed to die
1 for the Dark Lord on his Dark throne
Read those numbers upwards....1973... the year of Tolkien's death! Spooky eh?

Tolkien Fun Section
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Gamgee @ 12:34 PST

Hello again all! Gamgee here with another edition of the Tolkien Fun Section! Our last winner was Jolie Hooper! Good job Jolie!! The answers were:
1-Roac
2-Arathorn
3-Eomer
Here are the questions for today:
1) "What was the true name of Lorien the Vala?"
2) "aolblie" (scrambled Tolkien person, place or thing)
3) "We might try to hurt or frighten this tree to begin with." (Who said this?)
As always, Mail me with your answers, the 1st person to send me all 3 correct answers in one letter will be posted here next time!.....Good luck!...Gamgee

Friday, June 09, 2000
Barlimans News

Have You Got a Great Tolkien Trivia Question?
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Jincey @ 01:18 PST

TheOneRing.net will be in Atlanta GA June 29 - July 2 at Dragon*con 2000 for what promises to be the largest fan operated sci-fi/fantasy convention in the USA. TOR.net will be involved in presenting a new program theme, or track, centering on JRR Tolkien and his works.

A couple sessions will consist of trivia contests. Knowing how much many of you enjoy the trivia quiz posted here on the Green Books pages, I thought it would be cool to offer everyone a chance to suggest a trivia question (or a few).

The categories are:
Tolkien, the Man (trivia centered on JRR: his life, his family, his friends)
There and Back Again (questions specifically related to The Hobbit)
Persons, Places, Races, Rings and Things (as it says : ); this is where swords and Crickhollow come to play)
History of Arda and Middle Earth (who begat who, who killed who, and when!!)
LOTR, The Movies (who is playing Hama? Who is the cinematographer?)
Lesser Known Works (Farmer Giles, Smith of South Wootten Major, Roverandom, et al )
Battles (test your battle knowledge... )
Women in LOTR (so few and far between... )
The Silmarillion (a tough category... lots of material to choose from)
Unfinished Tales (not as tough as the Silm, but maybe a bit more obscure)
Love Stories (Luthien and Beren, Aragorn and Arwen.... you get the idea)
Heros and Villians (from Arda to Hobbiton... they're everywhere!!)

If you have an idea for another category, pass it on to me... : )

Submit your trivia questions, answers (3 or 4 choices, with the correct choice underlined) and the source to jincey. These questions will premiere at DragonCon, and eventually will move onto our already huge trivia page.

Deadline for questions to be in for the DragonCon contests is Sunday, June 25.
Thanks y'all : )

Wednesday, June 07, 2000
Barlimans News

Tolkien Fun Section
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Gamgee @ 10:34 PST

Hello everyone, Gamgee here with another edition of the Tolkien fun section! Our last winner was Morden! Good job old friend! The answers were:
1) 3430
2) Osgiliath
3) Beregond
Here are the questions for today:
1) What was the name of the chief of the ravens, who brought Thorin news in "The Hobbit"?
2) "naahrort" (Scrambled Tolkien person, place or thing)
3) "Then our paths are sundered." (Who said this?)
As usual, Mail me with your answers the 1st person to send all 3 correct answers will be posted here next time!......Gamgee

Monday, June 05, 2000
Barlimans News

Tolkien Fun Section
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Gamgee @ 20:24 PST

Hello again all! Time for another edition of the Tolkien Fun Section! Our last winner was Saint Jeremy!!! Good Job Saint J! The answers were:
1) Poros
2) Dernhelm
3) Gimli
Here are the questions for today:
1) "In what year of the Second Age was the Last alliance of Elves and Men formed?"
2) "glioshait" (Scrambled Tolkien person, place or thing)
3) "I will not hide from you, Master Peregrin." (Who said this?)
As usual, Mail me with your answers, the 1st person to send me all 3 correct answers in one mailing will be posted here next time!!.....Gamgee

Sunday, June 04, 2000
Barlimans News

Piers Anthony Chat
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Tookish @ 14:57 PST

Mr. Anthony spent nearly two hours chatting with us tonight, in both a moderated and an open chat. Check out the log of the moderated discussion here or his homepage online.

Our thanks and appreciation to Mr. Anthony for his time. Thanks to the Anthony fans, too, for making this a memorable event.

If you have suggestions for a future Live Chat event guest, please send it along here with any internet addresses or email information that could be of assistance.

Thanks! Tookish

Hall of Fire Topic for Saturday, June 10
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Tookish @ 14:44 PST

The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Productions

One of English history's most beloved fantasies, The Lord of the Rings, has been made into stage plays, radio dramas, and even opera! This weekend we'll talk in depth about those productions, looking for your favorites or the ones you love to hate.

Have you heard the BBC radio adaptation of LotR? In my opinion it is excellent. But then again I also enjoy the Bakshi LotR and Rankin-Bass' Hobbit. I also feel that Gollum is a character done very well in each of the productions I've heard or seen. What do you think??!!

Bring your expereriences and opinions to share with us this Saturday, June 10, at 5:30 EDT [-5 hours GMT], at the Hall of Fire.

Saturday, June 03, 2000
Barlimans News

Tolkien Fun Section
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Gamgee @ 22:52 PST

Hello again all! Sorry, for the delay, but work hath called me away, but.... the long hours are put in, and I hope to be back full time now!!! Our last winner was Morden! Good job my friend! The answers were:
1) Enw
2) Trahald
2) owyn
Here are the questions for today:
1) "What is the name of the river which serves as the southern border of Ithillien?"
2) "eerldmhn" (Scrambled Tolkien person, place or thing)
3) "Does he feel no fear?" (Who said this?)
As always, Mail me with your answers, the 1st person to mail me all 3 correct answers in one mailing will be posted here next time!.....Gamgee

Piers Anthony Chat Tomorrow!!!
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Tookish @ 20:31 PST

We're thrilled to present you with an opportunity to chat with fantasy/science fiction novelist Piers Anthony! Details HERE.


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