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News for Nov. 11, 2001

JVC/AOL Extra Goodies

11/11/01, 11:59 pm EST - Xoanon

The Dunadan writes: JVC has 50-packs of 80-min audio-only CD-Rs available that have a free LOTR edition AOL 1000 hours trial CD included!! Scans are of cover and of trial CD. LOTR extras are never-before-seen desktop, Hobbiton-themed screensaver, and a Gandalf puzzle. AOL does not have to be installed to access extras.

AOL Exclusive Site? Listening Party? Download?

11/11/01, 8:39 pm EST - Xoanon

Word has come to me via insider sources that a special AOL site may come online tomorrow, with special downloads, icons, screensavers and whatnot.

I've also heard of a special 'listening party' being held for AOL folks to listen to either the LOTR score or Enya's 'May It Be'.

There is also word that Enya's song may be available for download tomorrow (via official sources folks, we ALL know it's on Morpheus and AudioGalaxy).

Want To Meet Ian McKellen?

11/11/01, 8:32 pm EST - Xoanon

In conjunction with our friends at McKellen.com we are giving you a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see Ian McKellen, Helen Mirren, and David Strathairn live on stage at the Broadhurst Theatre in New York City. McKellen.com and TORN are giving away three pairs of $70 tickets for the evening of Wednesday January 2, 2002. [More]

SHOP: WETA Series III Pics

11/11/01, 8:25 pm EST - Xoanon

Take a look at these high rez, Series III pics from SideshowToys and the folks at WETA. Cool stuff indeed! [More]

Media Watch: Entertainment Weekly

11/11/01, 7:55 pm EST - Xoanon

Check out these scans from next weeks 'Entertainment Weekly', be sure to pick yours up next week, with 5 different LOTR related covers! [More]

Pierre Vinet Images

11/11/01, 7:37 pm EST - Xoanon

While watching the RealVideo from Casa Loma, I was surprised to see some excellent still photos from fellow Canadian Pierre Vinet, none of my Casa Loma spies sent me any of those. Vinet was the still photographer for the film. [More]

MovieTelevision Talks Casa Loma

11/11/01, 7:17 pm EST - Xoanon

Rob writes in to say that the cool folks at MovieTelevision have a nice long report on the Casa Loma exhibit, they also speak with John Rhys-Davies, Dominic Monaghan and Dan Hanna, supervising art director. Take a look! (RealPlayer needed) [More]


11/11/01, 6:55 pm EST - Xoanon

Ataahua writes: An album featuring the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, entitled 'The Quest', has been released throughout New Zealand. [More]

Media Watch: San Antonio Express-News

11/11/01, 6:47 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Samantha sends along these scans from San Antonio Express-News, yet another 'Frodo Vs. Potter' article I'm afraid. [More]

My God... it's coming soon!

11/11/01, 6:20 pm EST - Gamgee

FOTR has officially moved to the COMING SOON section over at IMDB, not real ground-breaking news I know, but it's just so awesome! [More]

SHOP: Meditations on Middle-earth

11/11/01, 5:06 pm EST - Xoanon

Dave sends along info on a book he recently saw, Meditations on Middle-earth. [More]

Tolkien Discussion At WP.com

11/11/01, 5:02 pm EST - Xoanon

Washington Post Book World Senior Editor and Pulitzer Prize winning literary critic Michael Dirda will be hosting a series of online discussions focusing on "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy. [More]

LOTR Gets 'Warped'

11/11/01, 4:58 pm EST - Xoanon

Karen sends along this 'Warped' LOTR related cartoon. [More]

New Mastercard 'Priceless' Spot: LOTR Style

11/11/01, 4:55 pm EST - Xoanon

Joel B sends along word on a very neat new Mastercard commercial, currently being shown in Oz. [More]

McKellen.com FAQ

11/11/01, 3:10 pm EST - Tookish

Not sure if this IS new, but Euan dropped a line to tell us, " ... there is a new LOTR FAQ in the E-Post section of Ian McKellen's website. There is nothing new but it might be handy for those who haven't visited before." [More]

Enya To Make Music Video TODAY!

11/11/01, 2:36 pm EST - Xoanon

Enya is in LA TODAY shooting the music video for 'May It Be'!!!! [More]

The Dreammakers

11/11/01, 2:31 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy JS sends along these articles about Richard Taylor and the great guys down at WETA Workshop. [More]

The campaign for real Tolkien

11/11/01, 2:13 pm EST - Xoanon

How do you film a book that has been read by 50 million people, has 400 websites dedicated to it, and whose fans have not only taken on the names of the characters, but are capable of conversing in the book's invented languages? The answer, says Kathy Marks, is very carefully indeed. [More]

Topps Card Image

11/11/01, 2:11 pm EST - Xoanon

A Ringer Spy sent along this image of Ian McKellen's Topps card. Take a look! [More]

Can Fantasy Take Flight?

11/11/01, 2:06 pm EST - Xoanon

Every moviemaker will tell you it's all about the story. Director, producer, screenwriter, animator will look you straight in the eye and say, "It's all about the story." Even when it comes to fantasy. [More]

Media Watch: Living Abroad Magazine

11/11/01, 2:03 pm EST - Xoanon

Mark sends along these scans from 'Living Abroad Magazine'. [More]

Tribute.ca TV Talks LOTR

11/11/01, 1:56 pm EST - Xoanon

Phyoras caught some coolness on Tribute.ca TV last night, and wants to tell you all about it. [More]

LOTR Day Event/Alpharetta, GA

11/11/01, 3:21 am EST - Jincey

The LOTR Day Event in Alpharetta, GA had a great turn-out, including several home-schooled kids who finished their schoolwork up early so as to be able to participate, and participate they did! [More]

Would You Like FrodoFries With That?

11/11/01, 2:40 am EST - Jincey

Gandalfan sends us a pic of FrodoFries! [More]

Halloween Costume Party 2001 extended!!!!

11/11/01, 2:10 am EST - Gamgee

Hey all you crazy Tolkienites! It's Gamgee, the contest man with the contest plan! We have received literally dozens of entries over the last couple of days, so I have decided to extend the deadline to November 16th!! So.. get on your Gollum get up, 'cause we're goin' dancin' tonight! [More]

News for Nov. 09, 2001


11/10/01, 12:18 am EST - Xoanon

With all the yummy news I just posted, Tehanu's story about the LOTR:FOTR review over at 'Ain't it Cool News' has been buried! Be sure to check out the review of the film which was screened today! (for all nay-sayers, the film was INDEED screened today, insider sources tell me -Xo) [More]

Access Hollywood Talks LOTR

11/10/01, 12:12 am EST - Xoanon

Kris writes in to tell us that Access Hollywood mentioned LOTR in its quick round-up at the end of the show, they mentioned the Entertainment Weekly covers featuring our LOTR characters coming out next week. (click here to view them all!)

News for Nov. 09, 2001

LOTR Score Article

11/09/01, 11:58 pm EST - Xoanon

Christchurch-trained soprano Aivale Faletolu sings just 12 bars in the soundtrack of FOTR, but she had to overcome voice problems to win the part. Aivale had lost her voice during a show the previous year, but didn't tell Peter Jackson about that before auditioning in front of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in Wellington. [More]

Media Watch: Filmreview and Xpose

11/09/01, 11:51 pm EST - Xoanon

Mark sends along two covers from magazines 'Filmview' and Xpose', as well as info on the details inside! [More]

Media Watch: Starlog Magazine

11/09/01, 11:42 pm EST - Xoanon

Rowan writes: Just wanted to let you guys know that Starlog has a collectors edition magazine with almost 20 pages of LOTR articles and interviews with such actors as Orlando Bloom, all four Hobbits, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Bean and John Rhys-Davies along with some nice spoiler shots and behind the scenes pics. Anyone with a scanner send it along!

UK Ringers: Set Your VCR's!

11/09/01, 11:38 pm EST - Xoanon

From: David F

Elijah Wood (Frodo) will be on the UK's Big Breakfast one day next week (on Channel 4).

LOTR Day Events -Update-

11/09/01, 11:36 pm EST - Xoanon

I've added a whole slew of reports from various LOTR day events around the United States, I sure hope they bring these videos up here in Canada! [More]

Christopher Lee Speaks Elvish!

11/09/01, 11:27 pm EST - Xoanon

Check out www.caltanet.it for a great clip from Christopher Lee (Saruman), who speaks Elvish! Enjoy! [More]

Media Watch: Box Office Magazine

11/09/01, 11:23 pm EST - Xoanon

Thanks to John P we have this great article from 'Box Office Magazine'. Enjoy a great Elijah Wood (Frodo) interview! [More]

GMTV Transcript

11/09/01, 11:09 pm EST - Xoanon

LlamaStick sends a transcript of the ITV1 GMTV piece which aired this morning. Take a look at some very cool quotes from a few of the cast members. [More]

McKellen Pics From 'LOTR Day'

11/09/01, 11:03 pm EST - Xoanon

James Gerber sends along these great pics of Ian McKellen from the 'LOTR Day' event, be sure to check out the first pic for a look at Sir Ian getting interviewed for a future chapter of TORN Digital! [More]

Media Watch: SFX Magazine

11/09/01, 10:49 pm EST - Xoanon

Check out this article from the amazing SFX Magazine, SFX has been covering LOTR since day one. [More]

Media Watch: Disney's Adventure Magazine

11/09/01, 10:28 pm EST - Xoanon

Ghan-buri-Ghan sends along scans from Disney's Adventure Magazine. [More]

Tolkien Caption Contest winners announced!!!!

11/09/01, 9:50 pm EST - Gamgee

O.K., All you budding comedians out there.... you know who you are, we have spent many hours judging and fretting over all these hilarious entries. The victors have been selected, check out these LOTR laughs! [More]

A Review of the Completed FOTR?

11/09/01, 9:32 pm EST - Tehanu

AICN has a review by somebody in the studio world who claims to have seen ALL of FOTR, the complete, finished version! Read it before Harry's server crashes! [More]

Hall of Fire Chats for November 10th & 11th

11/09/01, 4:08 pm EST - Strider

This weekend, the Hall of Fire discusses one of the most emotional and stirring chapters in the Fellowship of the Ring - The Mirror of Galadriel. [More]

IGN: Casa Loma, LOTR Day and New Zealand

11/09/01, 2:56 pm EST - Strider

IGN have posted one fan's report of what they made their trip to Casa Loma, alongside a report on the growing Tolkien hysteria in New Zealand. [More]

SHOP: The Big Breakfast Reviews Toy Biz Toys

11/09/01, 1:48 pm EST - Xoanon

sirch shaley was watching 'The Big Breakfast' today and wants to tell you all about it.. [More]

New, VERY GOOD TV Commercial

11/09/01, 1:44 pm EST - Xoanon

From: M

I was watching Temptation Island on Fox and there was a new preview for FOTR with a lot of footage I've never seen. (SPOILER! Highlight to read) Like a nice shot of the troll sneaking up on Frodo..

Hobbit Reading in Denver

11/09/01, 1:40 pm EST - Xoanon

Kerr Avon sends a bit of news that may be useful for Tolkien fans in Colorado; a dramatic reading of 'The Hobbit' in Denver. [More]

MediaWatch: Frontier Magazine

11/09/01, 3:15 am EST - Calisuri

Frontier Magazine, a Sci-Fi/Fantasy publication based in Austrailia, has a 7 page LOTR section in the October-December 2001 issue. Check out the scans! [More]

LOTR Day: Brentano's Beverly Hills

11/09/01, 12:42 am EST - Calisuri

Lord of the Rings Day is over...but, oh, how fun was had! Here in LA, Tolkien fans of all ages packed into Brentano's Beverly Hills to see the 20 minutes of exclusive LOTR footage and rub elbows with everyone's favorite hobbit, Seanwise Gamgee (aka Sean Astin). [More]

News for Nov. 08, 2001

GAMING: InQuest Gamer #81

11/08/01, 11:19 pm EST - DarthCaeser

THIS IS IT! “The Fellowship of the Ring” is finally here, and InQuest Gamer is stuffed chock full of balrog-sized goodness. We’ve got more dwarves, elves and hobbits than you can shake a staff at, as our countdown to the movie finally reaches zero. [More]

Sean Astin on E!

11/08/01, 10:18 pm EST - Xoanon

Many folks are writing in to tell us that Sean Astin (Sam) made an appearance on E! tonight. Sean was kind enough to show his 'Fellowship' Tattoo! [More]

McKellen: Rings Channels Tolkien

11/08/01, 6:27 pm EST - Xoanon

Ian McKellen, who plays the wizard Gandalf in the upcoming Lord of the Rings films, told SCI FI Wire that Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien was "looking down or up" on writer/producer/director Peter Jackson's film trilogy. [More]

'Where Is My Strider?'

11/08/01, 5:17 pm EST - Strider

Toymania.com managed to catch up with ToyBiz VP Joann McLaughlin, and in their interview talk about Strider shipping late, Galadriel & Frodo postponed for spoiler reasons, hammer-swinging Cave Troll and not-quite 40 foot Balrog. [More]

Astin: The Injury Man

11/08/01, 4:57 pm EST - Xoanon

Calisuri slips inside the LA Barnes & Noble event with Sean Astin (Sam), and learns some interesting details from the (injury) man himself. [More]

Serious USA Produces CD Cardz For FOTR

11/08/01, 4:38 pm EST - Strider

Danny sent me this press release he received about the new FOTR CD Cardz being produced by Serious USA, which will feature highlights, screensavers, film trailers and sound effects. [More]

Media Watch: UK's ITV One

11/08/01, 3:42 pm EST - Xoanon

Gothmog and Wife write in: UK tv channel ITV One's early morning breakfast show GMTV will feature LOTR material on 9th Nov between the hours of 08.35 and 0925.

Major Updates to LordoftheRings-Soundtrack.com

11/08/01, 3:42 pm EST - Strider

LordoftheRings-Soundtrack.com has finally become more than one page, opening up two new sections, soundtrack information and collector cards. The collectors card section shows life-size versions of the six collectors cards that can be found in the first run of LOTR:FOTR soundtrack cds. [More]

Media Watch: Disney Adventures Magazine

11/08/01, 3:34 pm EST - Xoanon

Erxulie writes in to tell us of an interview with out Elijah Wood (Frodo) in the latest issue of Disney Adventures Magazine. If you have any scans send them along!

LOTR Day Events!

11/08/01, 3:15 pm EST - Xoanon

Here is a collection of LOTR Day events from all over the United States. Return here often for updates! Did you go to the event at a Barnes & Noble near you? send along your review! [More]

Media Watch: Time Out Magazine

11/08/01, 2:55 pm EST - Xoanon

Paul sends along these scans from 'Time Out Magazine'. [More]


11/08/01, 2:36 pm EST - Xoanon

Corvar's Sister writes in to tell us a cool LOTR event in Milwaukee. [More]

Cate Blanchett On/Off For London Premiere

11/08/01, 2:01 pm EST - Strider

Executive Producer Mark Ordesky told US television programme E! that Cate Blanchett would be unavailable for the London premiere due to her pregnancy. But a spokeswoman for Cate has said she intends to be there if able. [More]

Media Watch: Yahoo! Internet Life Magazine

11/08/01, 1:17 pm EST - Xoanon

Take a look at these first 2 pages from the Yahoo! Internet Life Magazine's December Issue. All LOTR all the time! [More]

JRD: "Potter is Lightweight Stuff"

11/08/01, 12:23 pm EST - Xoanon

John Rhys-Davies (Gimli) isn't pulling any punches when he compares his LOTR with Harry Potter. [More]

More Casa Loma Pics

11/08/01, 10:56 am EST - Xoanon

Faramira sends us some very choice pics from Casa Loma, including the LOTR Beetle (my mind screams why). Thanks Faramira!! [More]

LOTR Cast Sound Bytes

11/08/01, 10:40 am EST - Xoanon

Elom writes: The Big Breakfast (morning TV) in the UK ran a 3 minute LOTR film, with interviews from the cast.. [More]

Media Watch: The Movie Chart Show (UK)

11/08/01, 10:33 am EST - Xoanon

tells his tale: 'the Movie Chart Show on Channel 5 in the UK had a brief segment on LotR..' [More]

Media Watch: Readers Digest

11/08/01, 10:29 am EST - Xoanon

Juleen W sends along these scans from the November issue of 'Readers Digest' take a look! [More]

Ticket Info: Finland

11/08/01, 10:02 am EST - leo

Ringer Spy Mervi dropped us a line saying that Finnish fans can order their tickets for LOTR:FOTR on monday the third of december. Tickets will be available as soon as the theatres open or you can call the Kinolippu-ticket line (which opens at 10am) to order your tickets.

Shop: New Mithril Figures

11/08/01, 9:49 am EST - leo

Mithril Miniatures has released a new line of Lord of the Rings figures in 54mm scale. They look pretty nice! I believe they begin shipping in December. [More]

Thanks to Joeman for that!


11/08/01, 12:05 am EST - Xoanon

Well, I know the second I post this it'll get so bogged down with hits that the poor folks with slower connection speeds will never hear it. But, for whatever reason, Apple has the ENTIRE LOTR:FOTR score available to listen to! It IS streaming, so test your luck! [More]

News for Nov. 07, 2001

Don't Forget LOTR Day Tomorrow

11/07/01, 11:33 pm EST - Xoanon

From Arizona to Alaska...Ringer Fans all over the United States will be calling in sick, missing lunch, and ignoring EVERYTHING to get to a local Barnes & Noble store for LOTR Day tomorrow!!! So don't forget!!! [More]

LOTR Beetle

11/07/01, 11:18 pm EST - Xoanon

Take a look at a LOTR Themed Beetle my fellow Canadians can win from The History Chanel. [More]

Official Site Updates

11/07/01, 11:11 pm EST - Xoanon

You can now download a rather nice screensaver from the last homly house, Rivendell. And the LOTR Soundtrack section has opened with the ecards and a pretty bad streaming version of 'May it Be'. [More]

Media Watch: Entertainment Weekly

11/07/01, 11:02 pm EST - Xoanon

Next week Entertainment Weekly will have a special 5 rotating cover LOTR themed issue. And we've got all the covers for you to goggle over! [More]

LOTR Event in DC

11/07/01, 10:46 pm EST - Xoanon

Thain of Westfarthing gives us the skinny on a cool LOTR event in DC you may want to check out. [More]

Media Watch: The NZ Dominion

11/07/01, 10:23 pm EST - Xoanon

JS sends along this great image and article about the NZ Prime Minister cashing in on LOTR. [More]

FOTR Marathon In Germany

11/07/01, 10:15 pm EST - Xoanon

Lea sends us some news on a fan happening in Germany! [More]

LOTR E-Cards

11/07/01, 10:12 pm EST - Xoanon

Check out these very cool e-cards you can get at electricartists.com. [More]

Media Watch: Take Out

11/07/01, 5:35 pm EST - Xoanon

The latest 'Time Out' (London edition) has a superb Elijah Wood (Frodo) cover and interview,and and section with PJ as well. Anyone with scans, send it along!

Netscape 6.2 LOTR Goodies

11/07/01, 5:32 pm EST - Xoanon

Alot of folks are writing in to say that Netscape 6.2 has some very neat LOTR tie ins. You may want to go get it (mind you, IE6 is much better -Xo)

"The Making of LOTR" book-signing.

11/07/01, 2:32 pm EST - Tehanu

Thanks to Ringer Spy Timothy, who was at the book-signing and talk given by Jude Fisher and Brian Sibley. [More]

Terry Pratchett on Tolkien

11/07/01, 2:04 pm EST - Tehanu

Thanks to Draupne for spotting this in the Waterstone's (bookstore) magazine! [More]

Warwick Davis Talks Hobbits

11/07/01, 1:17 pm EST - Xoanon

'Star Wars', 'Willow' and 'Harry Potter' star Warwick Davis talks about his sadness over casting 'tall' actors as Hobbits instead of short actors like himself. [More]

Midwestern Premiere Update

11/07/01, 1:14 pm EST - Xoanon

The numbers are above EIGHTY!! We’re almost halfway there. Calling all Midwestern Ringers to the MIDWEST PREMIERE in Champaign, IL! Don’t be left out; follow the directions here to reserve your spot today! [More]

Weta toy team to market Rings things

11/07/01, 1:11 pm EST - Xoanon

Weta Workshop's Richard Taylor unveils the first series of Lord Of The Rings collectables made by the Miramar company which it will sell worldwide. [More] [Photo]

(Watch this space for an Exclusive Richard Taylor interview very soon! -Xo)

Tolkien's Got Game

11/07/01, 1:09 pm EST - Xoanon

Geb sends along a scan from the "Virginian Pilot", check out this great Decipher article! [More]

PJ: 'I Wish Potter The Best'

11/07/01, 8:46 am EST - Xoanon

Thank you! Finally someone with authority is speaking up regarding this silly 'Potter vs Frodo' thing. PJ conducted an interview with BBC news (when is our turn Peter?) and he spoke up about the whole 'rivalry'.

"Everybody paints this sort of competition between Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings." [More]

Enya Tours (Sort of) and LOTR:FOTR on '24'

11/07/01, 8:43 am EST - Xoanon

Alot of folks have written in to say they saw Enya on 'The View' and 'Jay Leno' last night. They did speak very briefly about Rings on 'The View'.

And many more have written in to say they saw a LOTR:FOTR commercial during the new show '24' (I was watching Smallville and missed it...but it was for Lana Lang..so it was worth it -Xo).

SHOP: LOTR Statues

11/07/01, 8:40 am EST - Xoanon

Scorpio sends us these links to a site where you can get some *limited edition* (now sure how limited, if at all) LOTR statues. [More]

NZ Government Going LOTR Mad!

11/07/01, 8:31 am EST - Xoanon

The cool folks at Scoop have sent us some links to their site regarding some sly moves the NZ government is doing to ensure that LOTR pays of for them in years to come. [More]

What's This? Over 95 NEW Casa Loma Pics?!

11/07/01, 12:28 am EST - Xoanon

Yes, TheOneRing.net, the ONLY site to provide you with exclusive Casa Loma pics has hit the motherload!!! Here we have an AMAZING collection of NEW pics from Casa Loma! New stuff!!! Amazing!! Thanks to Adam, Rob and Zoltan for all the hard work! [More]

News for Nov. 06, 2001

SCI FI Rings In Middle-earth

11/06/01, 5:03 pm EST - Xoanon

The SCI FI Channel will give fans an insider's tour of the making of New Line Cinema's upcoming Lord of the Rings film trilogy in A Passage to Middle-Earth: The Making of the Lord of the Rings, a one-hour Scinema Beyond special, 8 p.m. ET/PT on Dec. 9. Rings director Peter Jackson hosts the behind-the-scenes special. [More]

GAMING: TCG Released Today!

11/06/01, 4:58 pm EST - DarthCaeser

Decipher has finally launched their LOTR Trading Card Game. And today they released 142 new Card images! [More]

Otto In: 'Live Now'

11/06/01, 4:41 pm EST - Xoanon

Tim dropped by to tell us that our very own Miranda Otto (Eowyn) is in the new period drama on the BBC from next Sunday, "The Way We Live Now". [More]

The Great Hobbit Caper

11/06/01, 11:10 am EST - Xoanon

A Hobbit standee at an Ontario bookstore comes to life and tries to escape! Sort of.. [More]

'May It Be' & 'Only Time' Remix Available Online?

11/06/01, 11:05 am EST - Xoanon

Sources from inside the promotion camp have sent along an interesting tidbit of news today. They report that Enya's "Only Time" remix and "May It Be" will perhaps be soon available to download! ('Only Time' is already available, but I digress). More info as it comes!

Ticket Line Pics In Norway

11/06/01, 10:58 am EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Kerb sends along these pics from a line up party in Norway...lining up for tickets for a movie coming out in more than a month and a half away...amazing. [More]

Midwestern Premiere Update

11/06/01, 10:27 am EST - Xoanon

TORN Staffer Anwyn gives us an update on the premiere in the midwest! Check it out! [More]

Lord of the Rings show sets Casa Loma record

11/06/01, 10:18 am EST - Xoanon

An exhibit showcasing artifacts from the upcoming Lord of the Rings film has broken attendance records at the city's Casa Loma. [More]

Attention Chicago Ringers: Watch Cafe Digital!

11/06/01, 10:16 am EST - Xoanon

Bob sends along word that Chicago Ringers should check out a show called 'Cafe Digital' soon! [More]

Tolkien fever outside Oslo cinema

11/06/01, 10:09 am EST - Xoanon

Around three hundred Tolkein fans braved the cold to queue up outside the Colosseum cinema on Sunday night/Monday morning. And their efforts proved wise, as the Oslo premiere of Lord of the Rings was sold out in just an hour. [More]

LOTR Mural

11/06/01, 10:07 am EST - Xoanon

Will & Mike are at it again (see last post), this time these theatre owners from West Michigan are working on a LOTR mural. [More]

Glass Hammer available at Amazon.com

11/06/01, 4:10 am EST - Tehanu

LOTR-inspired band Glass Hammer's Middle-earth Album is at Amazon now. [More] It's a medieval \Celtic \ folk set recorded "live at The Prancing Pony Inn". More about the band can be found at Glasshammer.com

Who are "The Elbereth Orchestra?"

11/06/01, 3:52 am EST - Tehanu

We don't know, but Ringer Spy Dave found out that they're releasing a LOTR-inspired CD on Nov 13 which is listed here on ArtistDirect.com "David & Diane Arkenstone (producers on the afore-mentioned Elbereth Orchestra) are big-time New-age music types from California. They founded Neo-Pacifica records and have their own listing on the Ultimate Band List and the All-Music Guide," he adds.

News for Nov. 05, 2001

LOTR Commercials During '7th Heaven'

11/05/01, 10:37 pm EST - Xoanon

A lot of folks are writing in to tell us that they've been seeing LOTR commercials during tonights episode of '7th Heaven'. So...you missed it.


11/05/01, 10:34 pm EST - Xoanon

With the Decipher LOTR TCG set to be released tomorrow, Decipher updates, reviews, images, and more are being unleashed on the gaming world. The Gaming Havens is on top of it; find everything to do with the TCG, and other Tolkien gaming projects in the works. [More]

Casa Loma Report

11/05/01, 10:21 pm EST - Xoanon

The Casa Loma exhibit is attracting more and more attention, and it is still going strong for another 5 days or so. Take a look at this report from Prankster [More]

Media Watch NZ's Evening Post

11/05/01, 10:07 pm EST - Xoanon

John S sends along 2 scans from the NZ Evening Post. [More]

LOTR Frenzy In Norway

11/05/01, 1:40 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy flipm0de is left almost speechless after seeing the LOTR: FOTR ticket sales event in Norway...almost speechless mind you. [More]

Media Watch: Entertainment Weekly

11/05/01, 1:24 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Axel sends along these scans from 'Entertainment Weekly'. [More]

Midwestern Premiere Update

11/05/01, 1:13 pm EST - Xoanon

Do you want to help create a Premiere party of our own for Fellowship of the Ring? Dress up, grab your Tolkien geek friends, and come to Champaign, IL on Dec. 19 with your ticket already in hand! No standing in line. TORN staffer Anwyn is organizing the event, and the numbers are rising, so get your ticket reservation in today by following the directions here! [More]

Just when You Thought It Couldn't Get Cooler

11/05/01, 12:54 am EST - Xoanon

TORN EXCLUSIVE! Check out the NEW LOTR:FOTR poster!! This comes direct from Casa Loma and has been something I've heard about for some time now, this is it, this is the ONE we shall see everywhere...check it out right here!!!

Wanna Download the WHOLE LOTR:FOTR Score?

11/05/01, 12:05 am EST - Xoanon

This, I cannot believe..and have yet to hear it all, but Leonides hit me over ICQ to tell me to visit this page, and visit it fast! You can now download abou 30 seconds of each track from the LOTR:FOTR score! UPDATE - Seems that the soundtrack.net servers are getting killed with hits right now. [More]

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