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News for Sep. 03, 2004

Kong Press Confrence Pics

9/03/04, 9:13 pm EST - Xoanon

King Kong Production Begins Who is the happiest man in the world right now? Our very own PJ, why? He is only a few days away from rolling the cameras on his dream project 'King Kong'. His special effects company WETA is the envy of the world...and he's got Naomi Watts at his beck-and-call. I know I'd be celebrating... Take a look at this collection of images from a recent Kong press confrence held in New Zealand. [More]

DragonCon 2004 Images

9/03/04, 8:54 pm EST - Xoanon

DragonCon 2004 Images Celebriel sends along the first images from DragonCon 2004, happening this weekend in Atlanta. Take a look at some of the great fan costumes! [More]

Return of Kong

9/03/04, 8:40 pm EST - Xoanon

September 3, 2004 -- Call him the mystery monkey. Director Peter Jackson is tight-lipped about the leading ape in his much-anticipated upcoming "King Kong" remake, which begins filming Monday. But this much is clear: the state-of-the-art gorilla will make the 1933 original look like a sock puppet. [More]

Mortensen Exhibit in Alabama

9/03/04, 8:36 pm EST - Xoanon

Mary writes: The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art presents the third exhibition in the series entitled Auburn Collects. The exhibition, which features works by modern and contemporary artists such as Diane Arbus, Nan Goldin, David Lynch, John Waters and Viggo Mortensen. [More]

Philippine Tolkien Society Seminar

9/03/04, 8:30 pm EST - Xoanon

Laurice writes: The Philippine Tolkien Society, sponsored by the International Club of UP Diliman, will be participating in the Alternative Classroom Learning Experience (ACLE) on September 7, 1-4PM at Vinzon's AVR, University of the Philippines, Diliman. Mr. Vicente Velasco will be conducting a seminar regarding the writing systems of Arda. He will also discuss a rudimentary course on Quenya and Sindarin. [More]

Narnia News: Seven Dwarves

9/03/04, 5:56 pm EST - Tehanu

Seven for the dwarf lords, in their halls of...sorry, wrong movie. Lots of you are tracking the Narnia project though (also filming here in NZ currently) so you'll be interested that there's some familiar names among the seven small-statured people. cast for "The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe." Hop on over to Tirian's Narniaweb site for more.

ROTK Extended Edition Release Date

9/03/04, 5:47 pm EST - Tehanu

News from a source within New Line: we will hear about the exact date in 2-3 weeks, and the ROTK: EE will be released almost simultaneously around the world. Let's hope that means "around the world" and not "around the world excluding a whole bunch of unlucky countries who have dodgy distributors and rampant video piracy problems." [More]

Fellowship Festival Reports and Pictures!

9/03/04, 11:05 am EST - leo

First time convention-attendee Lady Taninia shares her thoughts, Cadiliniel writes an epic about (largely) John Noble, Cat and Tom sent in links to reports with pictures, lots and lots of people contributed to our Fellowship Festival Pictures Galore and last but not least the one and only Irascian has a read-worthy interview with organiser Louise Henry on his website!

[Lady Tinania]
[Picture Galore]
[Interview with Louise Henry]

Hall Of Fire Chats This Weekend

9/03/04, 9:04 am EST - Demosthenes

Little they ate and little they spoke. They could not count the passing of time; and they scarcely dared to move, for the whisper of their voices echoed and rustled in the tunnel. [More]

Dragon*Con Tolkien Track Schedule Update

9/03/04, 8:56 am EST - weetanya

Dust off those pointy ears! Even as we speak, TORn is at Dragon*Con. This year, our guests include author Anne Petty, jeweler Paul Badali, and Tolkien expert Michael Martinez. We are also most honored to welcome those crazy Kiwis Craig Parker, Bruce Hopkins, and Sala Baker. Our updated schedule is on the site, and we hope we see you there! [Dragon*Con 2004 Schedule]

News for Sep. 02, 2004

Classic Hobbit Song Re-recorded for 'RINGERS'!

9/02/04, 10:30 pm EST - Xoanon

'The Greatest Adventure' is what lies ahead for those who remember Rankin/Bass' The Hobbit. But this time you won't hear Glen Yarbrough warbling! The upcoming film Ringers: Lord of the Fans features one of Southern California's best indie bands, Arlo, performing a fabulous rocking new version. The first 'rough cut' of the documentary is almost ready -- visit the Ringers site for upcoming news about LOTR actors and legendary rock stars appearing in the film! [More]

TORn Dragon Con shirt revealed!

9/02/04, 10:28 pm EST - Xoanon

TORn Dragon Con shirt revealed! ATLANTA - Three new shirts will make their premeir at Dragon Con in Atlanta this weekend! All three will be available on line after the convention along with a fourth golf style shirt with a TORn embroidered logo. [More]

Reminder: Shore Symphony on Canadian TV this Weekend

9/02/04, 10:21 pm EST - Xoanon

Angela writes: Howard Shore's The Lord Of The Rings Symphony is set to be on Bravo! station at 8:30 p.m, on Saturday September 4. It's listed as an hour long intermingling with interview clips as well. Get that VCR tape out!

Kong stars here for the thrill

9/02/04, 10:18 pm EST - Xoanon

Hollywood star Jack Black will take to his mountain bike, Adrien Brody will make music and Naomi Watts will kick back with a good book. Those were the little things the world learned when media descended on Peter Jackson's studios in Wellington yesterday for the first look at his $200 million King Kong, fronted by the three stars and their director. [More]

ROTK: EE & Cool 'Making off' Footage!!

9/02/04, 10:17 pm EST - Xoanon

HollandHobbit writes: dylancolestudio.com has a cool demo reel showing some LOTR stuff, it even includes Frodo and Sam fleeing an orc camp!! and some very cool compositing demo's. [More]

EA Ad Shows ROTK Goodness

9/02/04, 10:14 pm EST - Xoanon

Thomas sends along this recent ad for EA's LOTR Game. It shows some great looking images from ROTK. Gandalf and the Witch King! [More]

FotR Showing at Diet Coke Film Fest!

9/02/04, 9:28 pm EST - Gamgee

The Diet Coke Film Fest is bringing the nation's Top 10 favorite films back to the Big Screen over the weekend of 25th & 26th September, at a limited number of Vue Cinemas across the UK. This could be your last chance to these films in their original Big Screen format, so book your tickets now! Tickets are only £3 (or £3.50 if booked online). Tickets are strictly limited and are available on a first come/first served basis. FOTR is being shown on Sunday 26th, 2.30pm Thanks Elanesse for the information!! [More]

Don't forget about the movie site awards!

9/02/04, 8:05 pm EST - Gamgee

Don't forget about voting for us at the Movie Site Awards at movies.com! TORn needs your help! Thanks! [More]

Trees for Tolkien & PJ

9/02/04, 7:59 pm EST - Tehanu

Trees for Tolkien & PJ Delyth and Estelwyn were in Wellington to support their TORNsibs, who raised money and organised a treeplanting, in conjunction with Wellington's Commemorative Tree Programme, to honour LOTR, Tolkien, and Peter Jackson. [More]

Kong Takes Big First Step

9/02/04, 12:31 pm EST - Xoanon

Universal City, CA, September 2, 2004 - Principal photography is set to begin September, 2004 on the dramatic adventure King Kong, with triple Academy Award® winner Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King) bringing his sweeping cinematic vision to the iconic story of the gigantic ape-monster captured in the wilds and brought to civilization where he meets his tragic fate. Jackson assumes directing, producing and co-screenwriting duties and surrounds himself with a list of superlative filmmaking and acting talents. [More]

The Fellowship Festival: A Report!

9/02/04, 9:33 am EST - leo

After three days of convention-madness the time has come to write something about it. And to make an undoubtedly long story short: I loved it! It was definetely a weekend well spent. A now for the slightly longer version... [More]

If you have reports or pictures from last weekend please send them this way!

Jackson won't ape original King Kong

9/02/04, 9:21 am EST - Xoanon

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Award-winning New Zealand director Peter Jackson will relive a childhood dream when filming of his remake of the 1933 classic "King Kong" begins in Wellington next week. Speaking to reporters at his Wellington studio on Thursday, Jackson, who helmed the blockbuster "The Lord of The Rings" trilogy, said his first attempt to film "King Kong" was at the age of 13. [More]

TORN Trees Planted in NZ

9/02/04, 9:20 am EST - Xoanon

Altaira writes: At this very moment, eleven trees are being planted oh behalf of TORN in Wellington, NZ: nine for the Fellowship, one for PJ and one for Tolkien (not to mention the 11 Oscars connection)! The grass-roots fundraiser was started on the discussion boards and thanks to ads on the Home Page, raised enough for the trees AND over $800 US for PJ's favorite charity - an organ donation program in NZ. [More]

News for Sep. 01, 2004

Vote for FOTR on the Santa Monica Pier

9/01/04, 8:09 pm EST - Xoanon

Lhunsarniel writes: I do volunteer work for the SMFF (Santa Monica Film Fest) and during the summer, we screen films for free on the Santa Monica Pier. We have a chance for film goers to vote for their choice for the last film of the summer season and FOTR is one of those choices! Maybe enough folks can vote and we can screen it! [More]

One Hobbity-Step Closer?

9/01/04, 8:04 pm EST - Xoanon

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. has restricted its employees' ability to trade shares in the company, and could announce a deal to be acquired for up to $5 billion as soon as next week, according to sources close to the company. Time Warner, which had three big hits with the "Lord of the Rings" movies, could be close to acquiring MGM, which has movie rights to "The Hobbit," the fourth story of the series. [More]

'Lost' Screening at Downtown Disney in CA

9/01/04, 8:01 pm EST - Xoanon

Kristin writes: Just thought I'd let you know that there will be a special screening of "Lost" at Downtown Disney on Sunday, September 12 at 6:00pm. This should come as a special treat for all Southern California Dominic Monaghan fans! [More]

LOTR Symphony Gala in Utah

9/01/04, 7:58 pm EST - Xoanon

The folks from Into the West write: Into the West is thrilled to present The Lord of the Rings Inaugural Gala & Fund Raising Event. Hosted by Amanda Dickson of KSL Radio. Begin the evening with dinner at Hotel Monaco’s Bambara Restaurant, followed by The Lord of the Rings Symphony, composed by Oscar award winner Howard Shore, conducted by John Mauceri of the Hollywood Bowl and performed by Utah Symphony at Abravanel Hall. [More]

War of the Ring Boardgame Released

9/01/04, 7:41 pm EST - Xoanon

Francesco writes: War of the Ring is finally in distribution, starting from France (last week) and currently Italy and the US. The following weeks will see the game distributed in the UK, Holland, Germany, Greece, Spain and Portugal. [More]

Forgotten Silver DVD Being Re-Released

9/01/04, 7:26 pm EST - Xoanon

Forgotten Silver DVD Tom Woodward from dvdanswers.com writes: We just added details on the DVD release of Forgotton Silver if you're interested. It's a mockumentary film directed by Peter Jackson and Costa Botes. Full details can be found here. [More] [Pre-Order on Amazon.com]

If you had to choose...Muggles or Ringers?

9/01/04, 7:24 pm EST - Calisuri

The good Muggles from Mugglenet.com are giving we Ringers a lot of competition for the Movies.com most popular fan movie website award. If you haven't voted already, we'd appreciate the support. Vote now, vote often! :) [Click Here]

Csokas Gets His 'Flux' On

9/01/04, 3:40 pm EST - Xoanon

Tenebre writes: IMDB lists Marton Csokas under the cast of Aeon Flux, the live action movie based on Peter Chung's popular MTV anime. Csokas will be playing the role of Trevor Goodchild, the dictator of Bree and the sometimes love interest of Aeon Flux, the Monican spy played by Academy Award-winning actress Charlize Theron (who recently injured herself on the set -Xo). This film is currently in production with a release date scheduled for late 2005.

News for Aug. 31, 2004

Marmor's 'Legends' Site Update

8/31/04, 10:10 pm EST - Xoanon

Ostadan writes: Paula Marmor (first editor of Parma Eldalamberon) has just added a Tolkien resource page to her beautiful and comprehensive "Legends" site in the "Poets and Painters" section. Among the resources to which she supplies links are two Green Books articles, Turgon's "Beyond LotR" reading list and my own introductory article about Elvish. [More]

Dwarfed by his make-up

8/31/04, 12:50 pm EST - Xoanon

Science fiction conventions are probably the last place you'd expect to find good-looking women but Lord of the Rings star John Rhys-Davies disputes that perception. The esteemed British actor, who played the dwarf Gimli in the Rings trilogy, is in Sydney to take part in the Friends of Science Fiction Convention at Lidcombe Catholic Club on Saturday September 11. [More]

'Towers' powers DVD Awards with 7 nods

8/31/04, 11:34 am EST - Xoanon

TTT: Extended Edition New Line Home Entertainment was the big winner in the 7th Annual DVD Awards, receiving seven separate honors for its Special Extended DVD Edition of "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers." Coming in second place were Buena Vista Home Entertainment and Fox Home Entertainment, with four wins each. Film critic Leonard Maltin was scheduled to present the awards during a ceremony Monday night, held as part of the Entertainment Media Expo taking place through Wednesday at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel. [More]

Holm's 'Acting My Life' Book On Sale

8/31/04, 11:28 am EST - Xoanon

Irascian writes: Sir Ian Holm's book “Acting my Life (The Autobiography)” hits the British bookstands today. One of Britain’s most distinguished actors (he played the original Frodo in the BBC radio dramatisation before going on to play Bilbo in Peter Jackson’s movie, but has a slew of lauded film roles like Alien and Chariots of Fire behind him) Holm has always refused to discuss the process of acting until now so this will prove a fascinating read for long-standing fans of his. [Order from Amazon.co.uk]

Detailed Fellowship Festival Report

8/31/04, 11:23 am EST - Xoanon

Marysia writes: I just spent three days at the Fellowship Festival in Alexandra Palace. The Fellowship Festival is the first UK based attempt to run a more typical genre convention rather than a marketplace event for Lord of the Rings movie fans. [More]

Trilogy Screening at New York University

8/31/04, 11:19 am EST - Xoanon

Andrew sends along this announcement: New York University's The Gallatin Film Series, The Tisch School of the Arts & Andrew Vannata present The Lord of the Rings Trilogy screening. [More]

News for Aug. 30, 2004

More Fellowship Festival Goodness

8/30/04, 10:04 pm EST - Xoanon

Fellowship Festival 2004 Parn from go-to-sleep.net sent along her collection of images from the Fellowship Festival that took place last weekend in London. Take a look at some of the people who attended, Alan Lee, John Howe, Karl Urban, Lawrence Makoare, Bruce Hopkins, John Noble, Gino Acevedo and the always adorable Sarah McLeod! [More]

Free ROTK Screening in Montreal

8/30/04, 9:29 pm EST - Xoanon

Anna writes: And so a new school year is about to begin...(ack!!!) And with the smell of new books and the lightening of students' wallets comes a more welcome surprise. On September 1st at 8.30pm on the Lower Field of McGill University (just inside the Roddick Gates), there will be a free showing of "The Return of the King".

LOTR Anime at Dragon Con 2004

8/30/04, 9:28 pm EST - Xoanon

Kaiser Mike writes: At Dragoncon, there is going to be a showing of the fan-produced parody movie entitled "Inu Yasha: Lord of the Jewel". This film takes animation from the popular anime "Inu Yasha: A Feudal Fairytale" (as seen on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim lineup) and hijacks the plot of the Tolkien Trilogy to forge a comedy of epic epicness! [More]

Discover Middle-earth...in the UK

8/30/04, 9:17 pm EST - Xoanon

Richard from DME Partnership writes: DME Partnership launches the UK's only Middle-Earth tour. A coach Tour from London will visit locations that inspired JRR Tolkien when writing Lord of the Rings including Sauron's Temple in Oxford and the original Two Towers and Shire in Birmingham. [More]

Bilbo Birthday Bash in Springdale, Arkansas

8/30/04, 9:13 pm EST - Xoanon

Diamond Harfoot-Baggins writes: People from Shire Post will be gathering in Springdale, Arkansas, on September 25th to celebrate Bilbo and Frodo's Birthday. For more information and directions, contact Mayor Whitfoot!

Showtime Airs Astin's 'Jeremiah' Episodes

8/30/04, 9:09 pm EST - Xoanon

LKK writes: Showtime has scheduled at least four unaired episodes of "Jeremiah" co-starring Sean Astin starting September 3, at 8pm. They will show two new episodes back to back the first two weekends of the month. Showtime and Showtime HD will debut the episodes on Friday. Showtime Too repeats the episodes on Saturday at 10pm. Showtime Beyond has a third airing on Sunday at 8pm. [More]

TORN EBAY: Gigantic 10x38 ft ROTK Movie Banner!

8/30/04, 2:05 pm EST - Celeborn

Ebay Auction

Need a Giant Return of the King movie banner? TORn is proud to auction off this 10ft x 38ft banner featuring the ROTK cast. We originally planned to have this banner hanging on the back of the stage at The Return of the One Party, but believe it or not, it was too BIG! If you are interested in owning this gigantic piece, the auction will be open for ten days. Imagine the possibilities... you could hang it on the entire side of your house, apartment or office building. (We suggest asking the property owners first!) Happy bidding and good luck! [Click Here]

'Lost' Premiere in Waikiki

8/30/04, 1:42 pm EST - Xoanon

'Lost' Premiere in Waikiki Lara writes: Yesterday I was fortunate enough to get to Waikiki in time to see the pilot episode of LOST, being promoted as the crew filmed on O'ahu. I arrived extra early, in hopes of seeing Dominic Monaghan there, preferably giving autographs. I was in luck, and he arrived half an hour later than most of the cast, but I obtained his signature on my TTT calendar! I also got close enough to get quite a few good shots of him. [More]

Fellowship Festival Reports

8/30/04, 1:33 pm EST - Xoanon

Irascian writes: I’ve posted a series of “sound bite” interviews and photo’s from the Fellowship Festival which finishes in the UK today. Bernard “Theoden” Hill, Craig “Haldir” Parker and Sarah “Rosie Cotton” McLeod are featured, with a full report and a lot more pictures to follow. [More]

Chicago's young hobbits to do concert in Elvish

8/30/04, 1:32 pm EST - Xoanon

Ma Quetelye i Eldalambe? The Chicago Children's Choir is trying. For those unfamiliar with the ways of the Middle Earth of The Lord of the Rings, the first sentence translates "Do you speak Elvish?'' [More]

Serkis Bonds With Gorillas for 'King' Role

8/30/04, 1:30 pm EST - Xoanon

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - The actor behind the Gollum character in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy isn't monkeying around as he prepares for his next role as King Kong in a remake of the classic gorilla thriller. [More]

LOTR Exhibit Moves to Houston in 2005?

8/30/04, 1:28 pm EST - Xoanon

eekfrenzy writes: I just came back from the Houston Museum of Natural Science, where to my delight I found out that the Lord of the Rings Exhibit will be shown in summer 2005. Apparently Boston isn't the only US stop! The Houston Museum of Natural Science web pages do not yet have the exhibit listed, but I verified it with several Museum workers.

Rings Theme Heard During Olympics

8/30/04, 1:27 pm EST - Xoanon

Abdullyne (and many others) write: I was watching the closing ceremony yesterday on US network, NBC, and thought I heard some strains of the LOTR soundtrack. I heard the beautiful Minas Tirith theme loud and clear. It was during the segment on the Greek athlete, Kyriakides' career.

King-sized Ambition

8/30/04, 4:30 am EST - Demosthenes

According to NZPA, the big three Hollywood stars of Peter Jackson's $NZ200 million ($A185.47 million) King Kong are already in awe of the project (even) before the cameras roll next month. [More]

News for Aug. 28, 2004

McKellen.com E-Post Update

8/28/04, 9:07 pm EST - Celeborn

Ian McKellenRinger Solo sends in word that Ian McKellen has updated his Lord of the Rings E-post. Among the items under discussion; Preparation, Tatoos, Beards and more! [More]

Monaghan To Attend 'Lost' Premiere Party in Waikiki

8/28/04, 8:30 pm EST - Xoanon

Mithril writes: The pilot of the new TV series 'Lost' is being shown tomorrow at Sunset on the Beach in Waikiki. Dom is expected to attend, as are other cast members. Hawaii Tolkien folk are planning on attending enmasse to support Dom's post-LOTR work.

So You Think You Know Andy Serkis?

8/28/04, 8:17 pm EST - Xoanon

djdeathskiss writes: I found this interview with Andy in the September issue of 'Total Film' (UK) magazine. [More]

Shaye & Lynne: Showmen of the Year!

8/28/04, 7:50 pm EST - Xoanon

Shaye & Lynne: Showmen of the Year! Elanor1013 writes: Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne have been awarded Variety's top honor, Showmen of the Year, for 2004, and New Line's production of LOTR features heavily--there is a whole special issue for the award, littered with LOTR references. Here are some scans from the issue, including an article about their websites which also mentions TORn. [More]

Pradas woo the Pocket Protectors

8/28/04, 7:42 pm EST - Xoanon

'Geek chic," proclaimed the headline on the front page of a recent Weekly Variety. Peter Bart, the trade paper's vice-president and editor-in-chief, wrote, "The annual carnival at Comic-Con" -- the convention of comic-book fans, webheads and gamesters that this year drew 75,000 attendees to San Diego from July 22 to 25 -- "reminds us that while Internet geeks don't yet rule the world, they sure scare the hell out of Hollywood." [More]

Huge response to Rings survey

8/28/04, 7:14 pm EST - Xoanon

An unprecedented response to a questionnaire on The Return of the King has meant an international study on media coverage and audience reaction to Peter Jackson's film will take several more months to complete. About 25,000 people around the world – more than double the number expected – completed a detailed questionnaire available on the Internet about the film. [More]

Worldcon Details

8/28/04, 6:46 pm EST - Xoanon

Vincent sends along word about Worldcon, taking place in Boston, Massachusetts the weekend of September 2nd. Take a look at the Worldcon programme schedule online. [Schedule]

He also writes that 'The Return of the King' is nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation. (As is the Gollum Speech at the MTV awards, in the short form category!) The Hugos will be announced at the Worldcon on Saturday 4th September. [More]

News You Need: Liv Tyler's Beauty Secrets

8/28/04, 6:33 pm EST - Xoanon

How did this one slip through the cracks while I was away on vacation? PennyQ writes: Here's one for the girls. Want to know Liv Tyler’s beauty secrets? Femail had this recently. [More]

Wood's Eyes 'In Style'

8/28/04, 6:26 pm EST - Xoanon

West of the Moon writes: Elijah Wood is quoted in the September issue of IN STYLE magazine In response to the question "What is the most precious part of yourself?". "Eyes. To quote Pink Floyd, eyes are 'saucers full of secrets.'" [More]

Ringer Carole's Observations on The Return of the King

8/28/04, 4:14 pm EST - Calisuri

Ringer Carole sent us this article today: "As I sat watching Return Of The King for the 11th time I suddenly started to see it in a completely different context. These books were written 50yrs. ago and since that time each generation has found some way to apply the story to their own current events. [More] (SPECIAL NOTE: TORN in no way endorses or condemns the political views of Ringers.)

SHOP: LOTR Minimate Siting!

8/28/04, 12:49 pm EST - Celeborn

Legolas MinimateRinger Laura recently picked up the new Art Asylum's The Lord of the Rings Minimates from the Santa Monica, CA 'Puzzle Zoo.' She kindly sent along pictures of the figures she picked up so we could all drool with envy! :P If you don't have a local retailer selling these items, we did find sets of 4 on Amazon.com for only $10 a set. Follow the link for details and pictures. When we find an online retailer selling the double figure sets (show in Laura's pics) we'll make another post. [Scrapbook Pics] [Aragorn, Legolas, Saruman, Twilight Frodo Set] [Frodo, Gollum Gandalf, Uruk Berserker Set]

Happy Birthday Billy Boyd!

8/28/04, 11:27 am EST - maegwen

Today is Billy Boyd's Birthday! Billy was born on August 28th, 1968 in Glasgow, Scotland. That makes him 36 today! Happy Birthday Billy!

Comments and a Chris Lee story

8/28/04, 11:16 am EST - maegwen

People have been wondering where Xoanon has been of late -- Never fear, Xo has not left us! He's just taking a much over-due vacation. Thanks for putting up with all of us as we attempt the Herculean task of filling Xo's shoes (it ain't easy, I tell ya'!). He will be back soon, unless he decides to stay in his vacation paradise.

TORn Staffer Demosthenes pointed out this story earlier today. It's a chat with Christopher Lee from earlier this month, who makes a small comment about his role in the LOTR films. [More]

TORN Debuts new T-Shirts for DragonCon!

8/28/04, 1:18 am EST - Celeborn

TheOneRing.net will offer four new shirt styles for the fall, three of which will be available to buy at DragonCon in Atlanta September 3 - 6. [DragonCon Coverage]

We don't want to give away everything at once but the three shirts available at the fantasy convention (with its own heavy-duty Tolkien tract of programming) will have new sayings and will be in colors slightly different from what TORn has offered previously. [Learn More] [T-Shirt Store]

News for Aug. 27, 2004

Anime Insider's 'If it Were Anime' features LOTR

8/27/04, 10:46 pm EST - Celeborn

Anime Insider Magazine's If it Were Anime

Ringer Zac sends us a scan from the latest Anime Insider Magazine. After a long wait, the magazine if finally featuring The Lord of the Rings in its 'If It Were Anime' section. [Click Here]

CASTWATCH: Dominic at Showing of "Lost"

8/27/04, 10:32 pm EST - Celeborn

Dominic MonaghanRinger Mithril sends us the latest news on Dominic Monaghan, aka Meriadoc Brandybuck. Dominic is expected to attend a showing of his new TV show 'Lost,' on the beach in Waikiki, Hawaii. Mithril informs us that LOTR fans are planning to get together for the event. Additionally, today's Honolulu Star Bulletin has an article on Dominic's experiences with the show and his post Lord of the Rings Career. [More]

The Hall of Fire Focus: Samwise Gamgee

8/27/04, 9:20 pm EST - Jincey

One of the most beloved characters in Tolkien's trilogy is without question, Samwise Gamgee. That ordinary hobbit, representative of all that's sound and sane against a background of darkness and despair, who was able to do the extraordinary, even the impossible, and live to tell the tale. Join us this weekend in #thehalloffire for a wonderful discussion. [More]

SHOP: Sean Bean Figure Almost Gone

8/27/04, 2:27 pm EST - Celeborn

Sean Bean as 006Besides just LOTR items, the folks at Sideshow Collectibles also make products based on other classic licenses: James Bond, Star Wars, etc. If you are a Sean Bean fan, you may be interested in their 12 inch figure of Alec Trevalyan, aka 006, from the Bond film 'GoldenEye.' The exclusive version of this figure, only available for purchase through their website, includes a non-scar version with Sean Bean's portrait. (IE, perfect for those of you who want to make a Boromir 12 inch figure). It is almost sold out, so you may want to pick one up. [More]

LOTR Wedding Gallery

8/27/04, 10:40 am EST - Celeborn

French Ringer Olivier sends us a link to the wedding of Lorie and Nathan who went all out to have a Lord of the Rings themed wedding. [More]

The Daily Show's Stephen Colbert - LOTR Obsessed

8/27/04, 10:32 am EST - Celeborn

Stephen ColbertRinger Gum-ishi sends in an article from the NYTimes in which Comedy Central 'Senior Correspondent' Stephen Colbert is exposed for his LOTR obsession: "I have the luxury of not being a real reporter, and in fact, I'm not even a pundit," admits Mr. Colbert, whose actual dressing room/office is a shrine to all things "Lord of the Rings," including a Gandalf for President button and an animated cave troll that serves as arbiter of his writing sessions with fellow "Daily Show" parodists. (I wonder if the button is one of TORn's 'Gandalf for Presidents' or the original from the sixties!?) [More] (NYTimes.com Free Reg Required)

'Get Fuzzy' Strikes Again

8/27/04, 9:34 am EST - maegwen

Ringer Spy Daniel writes: LOTR is once again in today's Get Fuzzy, as is Star Wars. Today Bucky has crossed the line and defiled a Legolas Sideshow Weta statue. [More]

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