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News for Sep. 29, 2002

Rolling Out The Trailer

9/29/02, 9:35 pm EST - Xoanon

Anelith writes: This article was printed in the Weekend Herald (NZ) in the Timeout section and says what time you can download images from TTT in New Zealand and it is accompanied by a picture of Karl Urban (Eomer). [More]

Weekly Ebay Items

9/29/02, 9:32 pm EST - Xoanon

Each week, I scour Ebay looking for the hot Tolkien items up for sale. I post the most interesting here for you to bid on. [More]

Weekly Cast Watch

9/29/02, 9:21 pm EST - Xoanon

Another great chance this week to see your favorite LOTR star on TV this week! [More]

More Alan Lee Event Pics

9/29/02, 8:26 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Valentina sends along these great pics from the Alan Lee event in NYC last week! [More]

TTT Trailer Shows up Tonight

9/29/02, 3:56 pm EST - Calisuri

Don't forget that tonight at midnight, AOL users will get a sneak peak at the new Two Towers trailer. (Us regular folk, won't get to see it until the following day) As always, TheOneRing.net will be bringing you live coverage of the event with screen caps, a frame by frame and other such madness. See you online tonight!

Trailer available on Swedish film site Monday

9/29/02, 1:42 pm EST - Tehanu

Jenny reported that Swedish newspaper Expressen said that the TTT-trailer will be shown on the Swedish cinema site Saganomringen tomorrow (Monday) at 9 o'clock. The trailer will also be shown before films at the cinema, of course, but one can apparently see it as soon as tomorrow morning, and for free as well!

News for Sep. 28, 2002

REPOST: The Entertainment Tonight TTT Trailer Preview

9/28/02, 3:01 pm EST - Xoanon

If you missed Entertainment Tonight's Exclusive look at The Two Towers, not to worry. We've got your back. Here are some links and images that should show you what you missed! !!Spoilers!! [More]

Extended DVD Advertising

9/28/02, 2:59 pm EST - Xoanon

Irascian writes; UK subscribers have just received the November issue of “Empire” magazine which carries the first full page ad for the extended DVD that I’ve seen, and also has an article on which DVDs are going to be big for Christmas. Here’s what they say…. It [the Christmas release schedule] pits Star Wars, Spider-Man and The Lord of the Rings directly against each other for the first time and the winner is ..? and It's unusual for three titens like this to come out at once,’ says Larry Murtaugh, an independent industry tracker. ‘Ordinarily, Star Wars would win at a canter, but Attack of the Clones didn’t set the box office alight. Is the interest there on DVD? Spider-Man will do well, but I think I’d tip Lord of the Rings to come out on top, as long as there isn’t a backlash from people who bought the two-disc box set back in August. They could see this as cynical exploitation.’” [More]

GAMING: EA Site Online!

9/28/02, 2:52 pm EST - Xoanon

Stop by Electronic Arts' LOTR Site for info on their upcoming release for Playstation 2 and Gameboy Advance, including new Game Footage Trailers! [More] [Gaming Havens]

Another Alan Lee Report!

9/28/02, 2:47 pm EST - Xoanon

TSP sends along this GREAT review of his evening with Alan Lee in NYC! Take a look! [More]

What's In 1 Min and 16 Seconds Of Footage?

9/28/02, 12:58 pm EST - Xoanon

Apparently too much for the BBFC (British MPAA -Xo) seems the region 2 DVD will be cut by almost a minute and a half of footage, reason being? 'Company chose to cut strong language, audible or visible over the bleeps, and accompanying sexual references, for PG. A 12 uncut was available to the distributor. These cuts are from the 'Making of' footage, not from the film iteslf. So now you know... [More]

Back Into The Ring

9/28/02, 12:55 pm EST - Xoanon

He may have lost his Elvish blonde locks - but this young actor still packs a magical punch on the big screen. Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring star Orlando Bloom - who played the Legolas Greenleaf in the smash box office hit, was on location at London City Airport last Sunday (September 22). [More]

Tolkien Coolness In Montreal

9/28/02, 12:51 pm EST - Xoanon

Marwën writes: This weekend there's going to be a thematic exhibition on the Lord of the Rings. It sounds very philosophical and interesting! It's Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM, at 5029 Saint-Denis street. For more information, call (514) 282-0911.

Official Video Screencaps

9/28/02, 12:43 pm EST - Xoanon

Archier was kind enough to send us a whole slew of screencaps from the latest video on the official site. If you are one of those unfortunate souls who can't access the video, it's the next best thing! [More]

Birthday Party Celebrations: Calgary, Alberta

9/28/02, 12:35 pm EST - Xoanon

Galadriel-ca sends along her party report from the current home of Xoanon-kin (and soon to be married) Sister-Of-Xoanon, Calgary Alberta. Take a look at the telling of the dreaded Flotation Device of Power! [More]

ET TTT Preview Trailer Links and Pics!

9/28/02, 12:22 am EST - Calisuri

If you missed Entertainment Tonight's Exclusive look at The Two Towers, not to worry. We've got your back. Here are some links and images that should show you what you missed. !!!MAJOR SPOILERS!!! [More]

News for Sep. 27, 2002

Hall Of Fire Chats For September 28th & 29th

9/27/02, 7:30 pm EST - Strider

After many days on the road to Mordor, Frodo and Sam finally reach a crucial checkpoint on their journey to destroy the One Ring; Morannon, the Black Gate of Mordor. Striving to reach the mighty entrance to the land of Mordor, the hobbits come to realise on arrival that an alternative entrance to Mordor is vital to their success ... and it turns out that Gollum knows of such a place. This weekend, the Hall of Fire crew invite you to join us as we discuss The Black Gate is Closed. [More]

TTT Trailer Description!

9/27/02, 5:56 pm EST - Xoanon

I've seen the new TTT trailer! Or what LITTLE of it the monkeys at ET played...they'd rather mention what Elizabeth Taylor was wearing at an auction! AHHH!!!! [More]

Tolkien fonts

9/27/02, 5:44 pm EST - Tehanu

Mehwish wrote in to say he'd noticed something cool - Wordpad has a font called Tolkien "... which is the same one they sometimes use in the books. ... I found it in Wordpad next to Paint and NotePad but I believe you can find it in Word too." Well, I don't know about that, but if you have Wordpad, see if it's true!
UPDATE: Nobody else seems to have found that font on Wordpad, but some good suggestions have come in for places to download it from including this one, thanks to Moriel: Fantasy Fonts

Nobody Tosses a Dwarf!

9/27/02, 5:40 pm EST - Tehanu

Now it's official. The UN Human Rights Commission has weighed in on Gimli's side in this controversial matter. [More] Thanks to Anwyn for the link.

TTT R2 DVD Out June 30th 2003?

9/27/02, 2:00 pm EST - Xoanon

Matt writes: The Region 2 dvd database has got hold of EIV's release schedule for next year, with TTT listed as being out on 30/06/03. As always they stress that these release dates can change. [More]

Alan Lee Interview!

9/27/02, 1:00 pm EST - Xoanon

Coming soon: Our one on one interview with Alan Lee! TORN staffer Thorongil was up until the wee hours in the morning with the legendary artist and conceptual designer for the LOTR films Alan Lee...wait until you see what he has to say about his experiences!

SHOP: Medallion No. 8 - The Watcher in the Water Ships

9/27/02, 12:58 pm EST - Calisuri

Sideshow/Weta Collectibles has just started shipping Medallion No. 8, The Watcher in the Water. This completes the Fellowship of the Ring Medallion release, and if you ordered all 8 medallions, you should be receiving your free miniature helms shortly. (On a side note, Sideshow Toy, one half of Sideshow/Weta, are running a huge Halloween promotion on their site. If you are into Monster movies, etc, you'll want to check it out) [More]

Remember To Catch ET Tonight!!

9/27/02, 12:44 pm EST - Xoanon

No, not the alien...Entertainment Tonight will air the NEW TTT Trailer tonight! Check your local listings..and be sure to check TORN for ALL the details!! [More]

SHOP: Serious USA Talks Tolkien Cardz

9/27/02, 12:42 pm EST - Xoanon

Serious USA takes fans on an interactive adventure into the fantastical world of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers with a brand new collection of digital trading cards inspired by the characters and quests of the much-anticipated sequel to last year's blockbuster from New Line Cinema, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. [More]

TTT Figures in the UK.

9/27/02, 12:38 pm EST - Tehanu

Lance writes: "It looks like the Toybiz double figure packs for the Two Towers are showing up now in the UK. Also spotted was a deluxe ringwraith and horse set from the previously released Fellowship of the Ring collection. This was the same set except repacked in the TT box livery."

Alan Lee NYC Event Reports!

9/27/02, 12:35 pm EST - Xoanon

NYCHobbit sends along these great pics from the Alan Lee event in NYC yesterday, and Neil sends along his report as well. [More]

News for Sep. 26, 2002

TTT Footage on Entertainment Tonight ...Tomorrow!

9/26/02, 8:18 pm EST - Calisuri

Entertainment Tonight will be showing exclusive footage (possibly the 'new' trailer) tomorrow night! Check your local listings for time and channel in your area. (And someone tape it...I lost my cable last week! ACK!)
UPDATE: More details at Entertainment Tonight'swebpage

LOTR continues to boost tourist numbers

9/26/02, 6:46 pm EST - Tehanu

New Zealand's minister of tourism spoke about NZ's growing popularity as a tourist destination, and speculated that it might be because we're becoming better known for art, culture, wine, the Americas Cup [wha.....?] etc.....or could it just possibly have somthing to do with that film? [More]

Sauron (The Toy) Revealed!

9/26/02, 6:43 pm EST - Calisuri

AFTimes got their hands on ToyBiz's Sauron 9 inch action figure and wrote a beautiful report, full of photos and more. Check it out! [AFTimes.com] [The Report]

Seen the 'Saruman and Wormtongue' exclusive yet?

9/26/02, 6:28 pm EST - Tehanu

I''ll mention them again, because not everyone caught the recent updates to the official website, which include new exclusive videos. This time they're focussing on the bad guys - Sauron, Saruman, Wormtongue. [More]

Gollum Reference on Bernie Mac TV Show

9/26/02, 6:22 pm EST - Calisuri

A couple Ringer fans emailed us today about last nights episode of Bernie Mac. Bernie's niece "Baby-Girl" lashed out at Bernie when he tried to take her doll away by saying (in a deep Gollum-like voice): "She's mine!.... My Preciouss!" Thanks to Keisha and Amber for the heads up.

Talks on Tolkien at Illinois Central College

9/26/02, 5:55 pm EST - Tehanu

We had a story on Tolkien scholar Tom Shippey's recent talk at ICC. Melody from ICC wrote with a correction: the March 25 event that the article mentions will not be a return visit from Tom Shippey, but a lecture given by Mike Foster, the "equally amazing" American representative of the Tolkien Society.

Realm of Fantasy Swords cheaper

9/26/02, 5:51 pm EST - Tehanu

Who says we don't look out for you? Ringer Ken pointed out that the same LOTR swords we reported on earlier, offered by Medieval Arts, are also available for pre-order slightly cheaper at Realm of Fantasy

Cincinnati Post on Movies

9/26/02, 5:47 pm EST - Tehanu

David Germain sizes up the prospects of the biggest movies on the horizon, including of course TTT. [More]

Sala Baker At London Bar This Saturday

9/26/02, 2:25 pm EST - Xoanon

Sas is keeping us up to date on all things Sala while he's in the UK for a few weeks. Sala will be appearing at Page's Bar this Saturday, get the scoop from Sas. [More]

Decipher Introduces A New Way to Play...

9/26/02, 2:17 pm EST - Xoanon

(Norfolk, VA, September 26, 2002) — This November, Decipher will launch the Race To Mount Doom—The Two Towers™, an all-new league program offering The Lord of the Rings™ TCG players a completely new way to play their favorite game, while providing retailers with everything they need to develop an active player community. [More] [Gaming Havens]

More LA TORN Party Pics

9/26/02, 2:01 pm EST - Xoanon

Garfeimao sends in her account of the zanyness that was the LA TORN Birthday Party...take a look! [More]

Aussie news.

9/26/02, 12:52 pm EST - Tehanu

Ryan wrote to inform Aussie Ringers that Electronics Boutique have started to retail The Two Towers toys (he found them at his local in Chatswood). "At the moment they have a Faramir, Legolas (with Helm's Deep armour), Gondorian Warrior and an Easterling with full armour. They all have pretty cool stuff like bows n arrows, swords (with sword-wielding action) and come in pretty unique packaging. They're selling for $19.95 each.
Also, TTT PS2 game will be available on November the 12th."

LOTR weapons available for pre-order

9/26/02, 12:38 pm EST - Tehanu

LOTR weapons are now available for pre-order at Medieval Weapon Art.com. These will be available in November. Thanks to Jarret for the news.

Ringer Ken sends in another link to the same weapons at some cheaper prices. [www.realmoffantasy.com]

News for Sep. 25, 2002

Orlando Bloom on NZ TV

9/25/02, 11:35 pm EST - Tehanu

Seems it's a good TV night for Ringers in NZ. First PJ on 'Assignment,' and now we hear that Orlando Bloom is going to be on TV1 at 9.35 tonight (Thursday)! (New Zealand.) on a chat show called 'So Graham Norton.' Thanks to Bekah for the news.

Alan Lee Event Tomorrow!

9/25/02, 11:14 pm EST - Xoanon

Tomorrow LOTR conceptual designer Alan Lee will be at the Clearview Chelsea West Cinema (333 West 23rd Street) to talk all things rings and sign a few autographs! Get your tickets online! [More]

Plan on attending the event and have a digital video camera? Drop me a line!

Birthday Party Celebrations in Brazil

9/25/02, 7:56 pm EST - Xoanon

Shelob writes: Since you are reporting Bilbo's Birthday Parties from all over the world, here are some news from Brazil. We call ourselves The White Council - A Brazilian Tolkien Society. We have more than 3500 members all over the country. [More]


9/25/02, 7:25 pm EST - DarthCaeser

Black Label Games' The Fellowship of the Ring for Xbox and Gameboy Advance have begun shipping. Most places will get the game Friday, but call your local retailer to make sure, and look for our review of the games soon. [Gaming Havens]

TTT Trailer News Makes CNN 'Scroll'

9/25/02, 4:55 pm EST - Xoanon

Raistlin writes: I was just watching the news on CNN and at the bottom of the screen where they have a text rotation of the days most important news, this was written: "Ring, Ring: New Two Towers trailer hits AOL on Monday". Pretty Impressive! (as a proud CNN junkie...I have to say that making the scroll is exciting news indeed! -Xo)

GAMING: Games Workshop Helms Deep Coolness!

9/25/02, 4:50 pm EST - Xoanon

Champion2K writes: Thought you might like to see this picture of the hornburg built by GAMES WORKSHOP for their Lord of the Rings Battle Game. [More] [Gaming Havens]

SHOP: TTT Merch Hitting More Stores?

9/25/02, 4:39 pm EST - Xoanon

We've seen some TTT toys hitting shelves in Europe and the great white North up here, but now FrodoFan1 sends along word that perhaps some new TTT goodies are hitting store shelves in Australia, take a look! [More]

NZ's 'Assignment' Tackles NF Film Industry

9/25/02, 4:29 pm EST - Xoanon

Ataahua writes: Tomorrow night New Zealand time (Thursday September 26, 8.35pm, TV1), news programme Assignment will take an in-depth look into the state of the New Zealand film industry. The programme includes an interview with Peter Jackson, who says the industry is in a sick state.

Boromir, no longer a liar.

9/25/02, 4:26 pm EST - Tehanu

Japanese LOTR fans have been relieved to see that a lot of the mistranslations that spoiled their experience of FOTR in the theaters have been repaired on the DVD version of the film. Apparently the fans' petition had an effect. [More]

LOTR Clue Madness In Lyndhurst, NJ and Bethlehem, PA

9/25/02, 4:22 pm EST - Xoanon

Maria writes: We're a small but very loyal band of LOTR Fans representing Lyndhurst, NJ and Bethlehem, PA. There were 8 companions when we started our celebration of Bilbo and Frodo's Birthday this past Saturday evening. [More]

Cast Watch: Viggo in 'Hidalgo' movie project

9/25/02, 4:20 pm EST - Tehanu

Lessa sends us news she found in NEWS FROM INDIAN COUNTRY, about Viggo Mortensen's current film project, a story that requires him to learn another language, this time Lakota. [More]

The Great Fan Art Contest 2002 Winners!

9/25/02, 2:57 pm EST - Calisuri

After reviewing over 500 entries, a few rounds of voting by our staff and 2 extra days of anticipation, it is finally time to announce the winners of our Fan Art Contest 2002! Thanks to all the fans who entered and a big thanks to our sponsors who supported this contest. Follow the link to see the winners in each age group. [More]

A Party of Special Magnificence

9/25/02, 2:36 pm EST - Calisuri

September 22, 2002. On what turned out to be one of the hottest days in Shire history, a group of approximately 100 citizens of Middle Earth (LA Ringers in the Common Speech) gathered in a little known enclave of Griffith Park called The Shire. Hobbits, elves, wizards and men had all come together to celebrate the birthday of their dear friends Bilbo and Frodo Baggins. [More]

Official Website Updates

9/25/02, 2:17 pm EST - Xoanon

New Line Cinema writes: The official website for The Lord of the Rings has new updates! Visit www.lordoftherings.net for these new features today: New Scenes revealed from the upcoming Extended Edition DVD! New Exclusive Behind the Scenes Video: The Forces of Darkness - featuring interviews with Christopher Lee, Brad Dourif and Director Peter Jackson! The new theatrical trailer for The Two Towers will launch on the official site on Tuesday, October 1st at 12:01am EST in Quicktime! [More]

Lord Of The Light Meter!

9/25/02, 2:09 pm EST - Xoanon

Bonnie from leggyslove writes: I downloaded the new horse screensaver off the offical site and noticed this mess up in the Legolas picture. Looks like one of the crew didn't get out of the shot quick enough. [More]

What Are You Tolkien About?!

9/25/02, 1:59 pm EST - Xoanon

Check out the new 'Motion Pictures' Comic: A boy & his robot gain the power to jump into actual movies. Hilarity ensues. If you're looking for a comic book with drama & character development that provides insight into the human spirit.... keep looking. But for a sarcastic take on what passes for American cinema these days, come on board! In Issue No. 1, our characters jump into The Lord Of the Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring, Spider-Man, Monster's Ball, and more! [More]

Viewers Choice Trailers & Contest

9/25/02, 1:54 pm EST - Xoanon

The Views Choice website has a nifty little section with FOTR and TTT trailers, and a contest you can enter, take a look! [More]

More Of THAT Poster!

9/25/02, 1:51 pm EST - Xoanon

LegolasArcher sends along these great pictures from the LOTR B-Day party Tehanu attended. Take a look at THAT poster again, and Tehanu playing the french horn! [More]

Birthday Party Celebrations Report: San Francisco

9/25/02, 1:17 pm EST - Xoanon

Rebecca writes: Having recently moved back to the Bay Area from Los Angeles, I took advantage of Frodo's and Bilbo's birthday to meet other Bay Area Ringers. [More]

The Two Towers TCG

9/25/02, 12:19 pm EST - Calisuri

Attention LOTR Gaming fans! Here is a sneak peek of THE TWO TOWERS TCG; the next installment of the immensely successful Lord of the Rings trading card game from DECIPHER! GAMING SPOILERS [More] [Gaming Havens]

Shot By Shot Trailer Description!?

9/25/02, 12:45 am EST - Xoanon

I received a mysterious email from a spy that is new to me. He or she sent me a few details on the new TTT trailer! I'm not vouching for any of this, but if it is true it sounds VERY good! Take a look! !!!Spoilers!!! [More]

News for Sep. 24, 2002

Tom Shippey on Tolkien, LOTR and Peter Jackson

9/24/02, 8:49 pm EST - Tehanu

Tom Shippey, author of "Tolkien: Author of the Century," gave a talk at Illinois Central College and Ringer spies Cully and Chiri were able to report on it for you. [More]

Faith and Fantasy at DecentFilms.com

9/24/02, 8:38 pm EST - Tehanu

Another look at Tolkien, LOTR and Peter Jackson's adaptation in the light of Catholic beliefs. [More] Thanks to Mayflower for the link.

Japanese 'Passport to Middle-earth'

9/24/02, 8:30 pm EST - Tehanu

The Japanese official site has updated with great news: a hundred fans will get the chance to be on the Japanese Premiere, which probably will have a few actors of the film present, like the FOTR premiere. To join the campaign, you must have the "Passport to Middle-earth," that comes in the FOTR DVDs. The site says that on the day of the DVD release (October 2nd) they are going to update with instructions to join the campaign.
Thanks to Elenah for the news!

Hamas Denies Role in LOTR.

9/24/02, 7:36 pm EST - Tehanu

It's a spoof [c'mon, I don't have to tell you that, do I? Oh hang on, there were all the people who didn't realise that SomethingAwful.com is a parody site...] OK, CNNN is a parody site too. Enjoy. [More]

SHOP: More Exclusive Shipping from Sideshow/Weta

9/24/02, 4:59 pm EST - Calisuri

Sideshow/Weta has been shipping quite a bit of exclusive product in the last few weeks, and today they add to the list. Along with the Ringwraith and Steed Statue and 'Escape off the Road' Wall Plaque, the Cave Troll Bust and Medallion no. 8 are leaving their warehouse. Thanks to all the fans who have been sending us excited email about the Ringwraith and Steed statue. [More]

Alan Lee Ticket Correction

9/24/02, 2:31 pm EST - Xoanon

In reference to the story I posted earlier today, any fans wishing to exchange their tickets for the correct Alan Lee event (located here) will need to call Moviefone's help line at 1-800-745-0009 and request an exchange or refund. I have spoken with the moviefone folks and they are aware of the situation. So give them a call!

Ian McKellen In Seattle Report

9/24/02, 1:23 pm EST - Xoanon

Laurelinda writes: With friendships newly-forged at Barliman's Bash, we Seattle Ringers (now known as the NorthWesternesse), decided to hold a little party in celebration of our dear Bagginses' Sept. 22nd birthdays. [More]

First Report from The Two Towers 16 Minute Press Screening

9/24/02, 12:57 pm EST - Calisuri

Roger Friedman was one of a select few press that had a chance to see an exclusive 16 minutes of footage from The Two Towers. (Lucky!) And I guess we can say he was impresssed. Check out the story at FoxNews.com and thanks to all of the Ringer fans who sent us the link. [More]


9/24/02, 10:32 am EST - Xoanon

In anticipation of the December 18 release of the central film in Peter Jackson's epic trilogy, "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers," New Line Cinema will debut the film's main theatrical trailer at 12:01AM, Monday, September 30, exclusively on America Online worldwide. The new trailer will debut in North American theaters on Friday, October 4, and widen throughout the world through the month of October. [More]

Alan Lee Tickets Online CORRECTION

9/24/02, 9:43 am EST - Xoanon

For the past few days we have been giving you the chance to buy tickets for the Alan Lee event in NYC this Thursday. Unfortunately we were linking you to the WRONG event. If you bought tickets for 'Fiction to Film' on the same day (in a theatre with almost the exact same name) then you need to refund your money IMMEDIATELY and be sure to get tickets for the ALAN LEE event here! [More]

TheOneRing.net apologizes for the mistake

News for Sep. 23, 2002

More Death of Saruman Theories.

9/23/02, 9:48 pm EST - Tehanu

Alert Ringer Roborambo spotted something about the Toybiz figures that were online a few days back. SPOILERS possibly. [More]

Birthday Party Celebrations In Cali

9/23/02, 9:35 pm EST - Xoanon

Firnrothiel writes: Here are a few of the pictures I took yesterday at the Birthday Party put on by BeastyBunny and Yarrow. [More]

Pics of the LOTR Chess Set

9/23/02, 9:16 pm EST - Tehanu

Kim of Tulsa managed to snare a LOTR chess-set and here's the pics to prove it! [More]

PJ on The Hobbit, King Kong

9/23/02, 9:08 pm EST - Tehanu

Brian of LightsOutEntertainment wrote in: "I've transcribed parts of Peter Jackson's interview in the latest issue of the official LOTR magazine where he talks about THE HOBBIT as well as KING KONG! [More]

Bookclub offers Extended DVD, bookends, One Ring

9/23/02, 8:40 pm EST - Tehanu

Enedumiel sent this in from the One Spirit Bookclub's newsletter, which is selling the Platinum Extended DVD of FOTR as well as a replica of the One Ring. [More]

Contest in Canada: Win a sneak peek of TTT

9/23/02, 8:32 pm EST - Tehanu

News from JFlower - "I just got my TV Guide, and the Viewer's Choice Pay Per View Channel here in Canada has a contest posted for their premiering of the FOTR on October 4 (the promotion is entitled "Feed Your Fantasies"). The contest entitles the winner to a sneak peek screening of The Two Towers for the winner and all their friends before the movie is released in theaters. The rules will be posted at ViewersChoice I have a feeling the contest will be for Canadians only (but I'm not sure about that)."

The Children of Today!

9/23/02, 7:36 pm EST - Demosthenes

Older generations seem to despair (usually), of the reading habits of their kids, but this UK survey shows that not all is gloomy. In fact, classics such as LoTR and Alice in Wonderland and the Wind in the Willows are all among the top children's books. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone takes the top spot; LoTR slips in at sixth. [More]

GAMING: Universal's LOTR Game Press Release

9/23/02, 7:25 pm EST - Xoanon

Vivendi Universal Publishing Announces New Titles Based on J.R.R. Tolkien's Literary Works 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit'. Games Division to Develop Online Massively Multi-player Role Playing Game Based on J.R.R. Tolkien's 'The Lord of the Rings'. [More] [Gaming Havens]

Birthday Party Celebrations: Nashville, TN

9/23/02, 7:14 pm EST - Xoanon

Amy writes: On the night of Sunday, September 22, Ringers in Nashville, TN met at Boscos to toast the health of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins. [More]

Birthday Party Celebrations Report: Newark, DE

9/23/02, 7:06 pm EST - Xoanon

Cathy writes: A good time was had by all at The Days of Knights fantasy shoppe in Newark, DE on Sunday. [More]

"Rings" PPV encroaches on DVD

9/23/02, 6:49 pm EST - Xoanon

RJG writes: This is a special Video Business E-News Bulletin, a supplement to the regular Video Business Weekly E-News Summary of stories coming out in your weekly print edition of Video Business.


The special 3½-hour Extended Edition of "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" that New Line Home Entertainment has been touting as exclusive and produced specially for DVD on Nov. 12 will be shown less than two weeks later for just a few dollars on DirecTV pay- per-view.

Now THAT'S A Poster!

9/23/02, 6:47 pm EST - Xoanon

Take a look at a few of our lovely ladies from TORN (including our very own Tehanu). And just look at the size of their FOTR poster! Trust me guys...size does matter.. [More]

Birthday Party Celebrations

9/23/02, 6:41 pm EST - Xoanon

LOTRchild writes: Today was the District of Dark Whispers Fan Club Branch picnic in celebration of Frodo and Bilbo's birthday. I was told you guys are interested in what goes on in the LOTR fan club world, so here is my report of the event and photos. [More]

Ian McKellen At Seattle Aids Walk

9/23/02, 6:30 pm EST - Xoanon

Peter writes: I just have to get this down before I forget about it, today was absolutely amazing. It all started when I went on the One Ring about a week ago, I scrolled down looking at all of the news like I do everyday when I stopped at one place, Ian McKellen to walk the Seattle Aids walk. [More]

Birthday Party Celebrations Report: San Jose, CA

9/23/02, 6:23 pm EST - Xoanon

Jatamansi writes: I woke up this morning at 4:30am to get ready to catch a shuttle to the San Jose airport from Monterey, where I was to meet Anissa (Evermind Greenleaf) at approx. 8am. At about 8:15, Anissa drove up and we were on our way, after a brief stop at a grocery store for pies, sausages, and hairspray (don’t ask)... [More]

LA Birthday Party Report from Sarumann

9/23/02, 3:18 pm EST - Calisuri

TORn helper Josh (aka Sarumann) sends in his report from yesterday's Birthday Festivities in Los Angeles. [More]

LA Birthday Party Pics from Calisuri

9/23/02, 2:20 pm EST - Calisuri

We had a great time yesterday at the Los Angeles Birthday Picnic. I'm sure you will see a lot more pictures of this event in the coming days, but here are mine. [More]

Live In NYC? Wanna Meet Alan Lee

9/23/02, 11:16 am EST - Xoanon

LOTR conceptual designer and renowned LOTR artist Alan Lee will be hosting an intimate seminar at the Chelsea West Theater this Thursday, September 26th called "The Lord of the Rings - behind the scenes with Alan Lee". Get your tickets today to see him live an in person, coolness guaranteed! (Note: Follow the link and click on '6:30' to book your tickets!) [More]

Party Reports Flooding In!

9/23/02, 8:23 am EST - Xoanon

Our mailbox has been flooded with tons of reports and pictures from September 22nd party reports from around the globe. If you have something to write about from a party yesterday and have some great pics, send them along! [Email]

LoTR Armourer Scoops NZ Award

9/23/02, 5:08 am EST - Demosthenes

The Wearable Arts Award is an annual event in Nelson, New Zealand which is "all about taking art off the wall and using it to adorn the body". How is this LoTR related, you ask? Well this year's overall winner was the creation of Stuart Johnson, a professional armourer who helped create the armour for LoTR! You can read what the NZ Dominion had to say here and check out the gorgeous armour that won the prize here. Thanks to A Random Hobbit for the story.

Middle-earth Cookbook Recipes Sampled

9/23/02, 1:18 am EST - Jincey

Barlimans regular Diamond_T is publishing a cookbook of Middle-earth recipes and sends us this report of this weekend's Open House at Mandala Books in Pittsburg, PA.

Weekend Round Up

9/23/02, 12:03 am EST - Xoanon

Missed all the news this weekend? Well have no fear! Follow the link to see all the groovy news from the past 2 days! [More]

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