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October 03, 2004 - October 09, 2004

News for Oct. 09, 2004

New Spanish Tolkien Book

10/09/04, 10:15 am EST - Xoanon

The spanish website devoted to Tolkien and member of TORn Community, Elfenomeno.com, is proud to announce that three of their members (Paola Castagno, Jesus Pedrazo and Juan Manuel Villa) have published a book titled: "J.R.R. Tolkien: Preguntas frecuentes (y no tan frecuentes)". [More]

Figwit on 'Must See TV'?

10/09/04, 10:11 am EST - Xoanon

Probono writes: Our very own Figgy (Bret McKenzie) has landed a contract with NBC as 1/2 of folk parody duo Flight of the Conchords. Reuters: "As for Flight of the Conchords, NBC executives got a glimpse of the colorful New Zealand duo of Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement at this year's Montreal Comedy Festival, two years after Leingang first spotted them in Edinburgh. [More]

Bloom: Not Engaged After All

10/09/04, 10:08 am EST - Xoanon

Despite rampant rumors that Orlando Bloom proposed to Kate Bosworth with a $300,000, 5-carat platinum-and-diamond sparkler, a rep for the actor is denying that there's any engagement.

Hall Of Fire Chats This Weekend

10/09/04, 7:39 am EST - Demosthenes

"Fair lady!" said Frodo again after a while. "Tell me, if my asking does not seem foolish, who is Tom Bombadil?"

"He is, as you have seen him, she said in answer to his look. He is the Master of wood, water, and hill." [More]

SHOP: Rohirrim Helm of Merry

10/09/04, 1:46 am EST - Celeborn

Sideshow/Weta Collectibles have announced the pre-sale of their latest miniature metal helm: The Rohirrim Helm of Merry. [Click Here]

News for Oct. 08, 2004

Mortensen's Miyelo Exhibit Review in DC

10/08/04, 1:44 pm EST - Xoanon

Charmed Sister writes: Since my stay in Washington coincided with Viggo Mortensen's Miyelo exhibit at the Addison/Ripley Gallery in Georgetown, DC, I made it a point to see his photos in person. [More]

Dallas LOTR Concert Review

10/08/04, 12:32 pm EST - Xoanon

wmchichiri writes: : Last Night at the Meyerson Center, the Dallas Orchestra performed the Lord of the Rings Symphony, and I had a very precious seat for the performance. Words will never be able to fully convey or express my immense enjoyment in the performance. [More]

REMINDER: Howard Shore Concert in Chicago

10/08/04, 12:16 pm EST - Xoanon

Robbi writes: There are still a few tickets remaining for the upcoming Chicago LOTR symphony performances being held on October 8 & 9. Howard Shore will be holding a pre-concert Q&A both evenings. Certainly NOT to be missed! [Tickets]

News for Oct. 07, 2004

RINGERS: Calling For All Tattoos!

10/07/04, 10:42 pm EST - Xoanon

Quickbeam writes: Do you have a LOTR inspired tattoo somewhere on your body? Elvish lettering? Want to show it off in a feature film? If you have such a tattoo, we might use it for "Ringers: Lord of the Fans." Please send us a high resolution picture of your tattoo by email to: ringers@theonering.net. The minimum resolution must be 720 x 480, at 72dpi. Any resolution higher is much preferred! All submissions must be made by no later than October 12, 2004.

PJ Poll To Swamp

10/07/04, 9:24 pm EST - Xoanon

Lindsay writes: mugglenet.com is currently running a poll asking who you would most like to see direct Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. One of the choices is Peter Jackson, and he's currently winning by just 48 votes. [More]

More Sean Astin Book Tour Dates

10/07/04, 1:34 pm EST - Xoanon

The folks from St. Martin's Press send along more information on Sean Astin's book tour. The November dates are still tentative, depending on Sean's filming schedule, but all of the events for next week are accurate and confirmed. [More]
Pick up your copy of 'There and Back Again : An Actor's Tale' on Amazon.com today!

FACTS Con in Belgium this Weekend

10/07/04, 9:24 am EST - Xoanon

The folks from FACTS 2004 write: This weekend FACTS 2004 will take place, the biggest science fiction, fantasy & anime convention in the Benelux. Last year's edition, the fourteenth already, (which was attended by John Rhys-Davies) drew nearly 5.000 visitors, a number we sure hope to beat this year again. [More]

Sean Astin Cancels MN Book Tour Stop

10/07/04, 9:12 am EST - Xoanon

Solo writes: SeanAstin.com has confirmed that his book signing in Bloomington, Minnesota on the 19th of October has been cancelled.

News for Oct. 06, 2004

Astronomy of Middle-Earth Lecture Report

10/06/04, 2:37 pm EST - Xoanon

Skyway Moaters writes: Just thought I'd drop you a line to let you know about a "Tolkien Event" that took place this past Monday evening at The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility here in the Hampton Roads area of Southern Virginia. The lecture was entitled: "Moon Runes, The Light of Earendil, and Durin's Crown: The Astronomy of Middle-Earth", and was delivered by one Kristine M. Larsen, Ph.D., Professor of Astronomy and Physics at Central Connecticut State University. The event took place in a large lecture hall at the Jefferson Labs facility described above, and the good professor (a true Tolkien Geek BTW) was playing to a packed house. [More]

LOTR Marathon in Oz

10/06/04, 2:24 pm EST - Xoanon

Gary writes: I was checking out Birch.com.au and on the 25th of November they will be holding a 'Lord Of The Rings Extended Marathon' and that will include ROTK. [More]

REMINDER: Sean Astin at Boston LOTR Exhibit - UPDATE

10/06/04, 2:21 pm EST - Xoanon

Sean Astin is slated to be a guest at the LOTR Exhibit in Boston on October 16th. *no tickets needed* [More]

Serkis Video for Kong Film

10/06/04, 10:22 am EST - Xoanon

kongisking.net has posted a video featuring Andy Serkis as 'Lumpy the Cook' giving a tour of his kitchens on the SS Venture. Take a look at Andy in full character showing off his state-of-the-art facilities and offering recipe hints and hygiene tips. [More]

News for Oct. 05, 2004

Orlando's in Bloom

10/05/04, 9:05 pm EST - Xoanon

Lord of the Rings star, Orlando Bloom has really hit the big time and doesn't he know it. With a string of movie hits, it seems everything he touches turns to gold - and now Calvin Klein is looking to latch onto this and bring him to the small screen. [More]

DVD Tuesday: Wood's 'Impact: SE'

10/05/04, 2:10 pm EST - Xoanon

DVD Tuesday for this week brings us Elijah Wood's 1998 film 'Deep Impact'. Wood stars as Leo Beiderman an astronomer who inadvertantly discovers a giant comet headed towards earth.This special re-release has the standard fare, audio commentary, previews and photo galleries. [Order this today on Amazon.com]

Giving Something Back in Fellowship

10/05/04, 1:58 pm EST - Xoanon

Altaira, a TORN-sib from the TORN discussion boards writes: Andy Tookey, of GiveLife.org, sent his thanks recently for the donation of over $900.00 US to the New Zealand based organ donor program, Peter Jackson's favorite charity. [More]

Christopher Lee Weekend News

10/05/04, 1:45 pm EST - Xoanon

The folks from specialsignings.com write: Further to our recent JINNAH promotion in Liverpool we have now negoatiated a full weekend event for Christopher Lee. This is a 2 day event, held on November 13th & 14th, and is available on 1 day or 2 day tickets. [More]

ORC Update!

10/05/04, 10:22 am EST - Celeborn

The One Ring Celebration

We have updated the ORC webpage with a brief overview of some of the highlights from our celebration taking place Jan 14-16th 2005 in Pasadena, CA. Ticket information will be posted shortly and we will be blasting our mailing list with information as soon as it is available. [Click Here]

News for Oct. 04, 2004

Charity Auction Has LOTR Goodies

10/04/04, 7:16 pm EST - Xoanon

The BehindYou.org team write: October is US National Spinal Health Month and to mark this BehindYou.org is running a charity raffle - Raffle for Research. Argonath Book-ends, Samwise Gamgee bust, rare Orlando Bloom magazines, Official Orlando Bloom Calendar...and more! [More]

Collectormania 6 Report & Images

10/04/04, 7:11 pm EST - Xoanon

Collectormania 6 Images Cheshire Cat writes: This is the story of how two TORn discussion board members got a chance to party with the stars this weekend. Jordan the discursive and myself, discussion board members, arrived in Milton Keynes on Friday afternoon. Jordan had flown in from the U.S. especially for the Collectormania 6 event and we were looking forward to a weekend of fun. Little did we know just what a blast it would be. [More]

'LOTR' symphony sets Elvish to music

10/04/04, 6:52 pm EST - Xoanon

The members of the World Festival Symphony Orchestra are accustomed to performing on strings, brass, woodwinds and percussion. It's just the specific forms of these instruments that might feel a little foreign to the musicians as they rehearse this week: Ney flute. Hardanger fiddle. Bodhran drum. [More]

SHOP: TORN T-Shirt Inventory Blow-Out

10/04/04, 5:54 pm EST - Xoanon

TORn Dragon Con shirt revealed! TORnados - Since we changed our shirts featured for sale, we have had a deluge of emails asking if our old styles were still available. The answer is YES!...except when we don't have it in your size and color. We took a detailed inventory of what we have left over and the good news is, you can still buy them. That bad news is, we usually only have a few available in each size, style and color. [More]

Bloom in Terminator 4?

10/04/04, 2:40 pm EST - Xoanon

From DarkHorizons If you thought Brit tabloids were bad, now two of their shows (Big Brekkie & TRL) are rumouring that Orlando Bloom may be cast opposite Arnie in 'Terminator 4'.

Chris Lee Signing Event in London Tomrrow

10/04/04, 10:58 am EST - Xoanon

Tomorrow (October 5th) Christopher Lee will be signing copies of the DVD "Jinnah" (19.99 GBP) at Harrods (87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge) in London. There will be a free exclusive documentary screening for the first 40 customers. Lee will only be signing "Jinnah" and no other items.

REMINDER: Howard Shore Concert in Chicago

10/04/04, 10:51 am EST - Xoanon

Robbi writes: There are still a few tickets remaining for the upcoming Chicago LOTR symphony performances being held on October 8 & 9. Howard Shore will be holding a pre-concert Q&A both evenings. Certainly NOT to be missed! [Tickets]

Otto To Join 'War of the Worlds'

10/04/04, 10:11 am EST - leo

Miranda Otto is in talks to join Tom Cruise in director Steven Spielberg's The War of the Worlds for Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures, reports Variety. [More] Kudos to all who mailed this in!

News for Oct. 03, 2004

ROTK DVD Gift Set Images and Turnaround

10/03/04, 6:45 pm EST - Celeborn

Sideshow/Weta Collectibles have posted an explanation and 360 degree turnaround of the Minas Tirith Miniature Environment that will be included with the ROTK:EE Gift Set. They have also previewed the companion piece, Minas Morgul. [Click Here]

'Editing' ROTK Lecture Report

10/03/04, 5:59 pm EST - Xoanon

Hobbitfan writes: I have just returned from Annie Collins' lecture on editing ROTK. She began with a great clip of Jamie Selkirk talking about the editing process of the movies. She described how she got the job (first she helped storyboard animation, then digital work, then editing) and what it was like to work with Peter Jackson. !!!EE Spoilers!!! [More]

Tolkien Lecture in Longmont, CO

10/03/04, 5:54 pm EST - Xoanon

Altaira sends along word of Tolkien lecture in Longmont, CO. Joseph Pearce, author of, "Tolkien: Man and Myth" and, "Tolkien: ACelebration" will be making several presentations as part of a two dayseminar entitled: Unlocking The Lord of the Rings. The presentationswill take place on Saturday evening, October 2, and Sunday morning,October 3rd in Longmont, Colorado. [More]

Ringcon 2004: Seattle

10/03/04, 5:51 pm EST - Xoanon

The folks from Ringcon write: SEATTLE, WA, September 30, 2004 The fifth Northwest RingCon will be held October 29th through 31st at the SeaTac Doubletree Hotel in Seattle. Lord of the Rings enthusiasts and fantasy lovers of all ages can experience a weekend of music, dance, costume-making, and fun, all in the context of the Middle Earth universe. [More]

TV Watch: FOTR on CBC TV

10/03/04, 5:46 pm EST - Xoanon

Suzanne writes: The Fellowship Of the Ring will be on CBC televsion October 3rd and 4th, 8:00pm Pacific Time. Part 1 on Sunday, Part 2 on Monday! [More]

Life on The Lord of the Rings set

10/03/04, 5:37 pm EST - Xoanon

After five years as hobbit Samwise Gamgee, Sean Astin has written a revealing book about life on the Lord of the Rings set. The trilogy gave him a new-found confidence, but not enough to look forward to Peter Jackson's reaction, he tells Sarah Stuart. Sean Astin clears his throat, giggles anxiously and puts what he hopes is his best hobbit foot forward to tell me about his new book on the making of The Lord of the Rings. [More]

Be sure to check out TheOneRing.net's exclusive sneak peak at Sean's upcoming book. You can read the entire first chapter of the book as well as an exclusive MP3 of Sean Astin's reading of an exclusive excerpt. [More]

Orlando Bloom proposes

10/03/04, 5:33 pm EST - Xoanon

Orlando Bloom has proposed to his girlfriend Kate Bosworth, according to the News of the World today. The Lord of the Rings star has apparently presented Bosworth with a 175,000 engagement ring. "All you see is diamonds," Bosworth told a friend. "It's the most beautiful thing I've ever seen." [More]

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