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6-19-04 Latest News

Christopher Lee Signing Tour
Xoanon @ 9:17 pm EST

Lester from Special Signings Ltd writes: I thought I would let you know that tickets have gone on sale today for Christopher Lee's first signing tour in many years - they are £15 each.

He is promoting JINNAH - THE DVD. The movie is about JINNAH - the political founder of Pakistan and in Mr Lee's own words "It's The Best Thing I have Ever Done"

We at Special Signings Ltd are handling the ticket sales for the event and here is the direct link page to ticket sales and all the details about the event itself if you would like to check it out.

It does not matter which link you put in they will all lead to the specialsignings.com booking page eventually so it is ip to you if you prefer to guide your readers to the official Christopher Lee site or the Jinnah site or our site to book the tickets.

He is visiting Portsmouth, Bristol, London, Manchester and Liverpool in July 2004.

And we hope to be able to confirm Birmingham and one other venue for August 2004

There are 500 tickets per event and the first 100 who book for each event will get the front row seats and that is why I am alerting you on the day the tickets go on sale.

I cannot tell you hwo rare it is to get Mr Lee to do anything other than the occasional book signings etc. and these are hotel venues and town halls and guildhalls.

This is strictly a JINNAH only promotional event and he will not be signing any other material - such as LOTR, STAR WARS, JAMES BOND etc.

BUT - We know that people want to get material from these other movies signed and so with a bit of arm twisting I have managed to come up with an agreement.

10 people per event will be drawn to receive a free personalised photograph from a selection provided - and one of the choices is a LOTR shot. No personal item can be sent in - so I am afraid no cast shots etc - but if any TORN fans do go they stand every chance of getting an elusive Christopher Lee signed photograph for free.

TV Watch: 'A Year in the Life of Ian McKellen'
Xoanon @ 8:53 pm EST

From McKellen.com: "This film begins with Ian backstage on the last night of Dance of Death in the West End. The journey that follows takes us inside his home in London's Docklands; on the set of re-shoots for Lord of the Rings in New Zealand; on a promotional world tour with fellow cast members Liv Tyler and Orlando Bloom; behind the scenes at the BAFTA's and the Oscars; on location in Leeds and Dublin making his new film Asylum opposite Natasha Richardson; and on an emotional journey to visit his elderly stepmother at her home near Morecambe Bay." Airing on ITV in UK Sunday 27 June 2004 at 22:45. [More]

Elf Fantasy Fair Report
Xoanon @ 8:43 pm EST

Anita writes: I have been to the Elf Fantasy Fair in the Netherlands today and this is just a small report on how it was.

My friend and I were there a few minutes before 10:00, opening time, and since we life just a 20-minute drive away, it wasn't all that early! Luckily, we already had our tickets because I ordered them, so with just a few minutes wait, we could walk straight in.

We had already discussed what we really wanted to see and the first point was Andy Serkis. The tent was really close by the entrance, so we went in and took a seat. A good thing we got there early, because by the time it was 10:30 (it was going to start), the whole tent was packed with people! And after a little introduction there he was; Andy Serkis!

Flashes from cameras all across the audience to which Andy said "Good morning, my precious" in his Gollum-voice. After that he said that we could ask him questions...so we did. Most of the questions were the usual ones 'How did you prepare for the role?', 'Were did you came up with the idea for Gollum's voice?' things like that. He also referred to the birth as his son and said that the new born looked just like Gollum...to which he also added "Don't tell my wife I said that!"

He ended the session after 45 minutes with a scene from the Two Towers, in which Smeagol is arguing with Gollum and the camera shoots Smeagol from one angle and Gollum from another angle. That was amazing to watch!

During the session, it started raing, so we were glad to be inside! Only then Iris and I went to the tournament field to watch the 'Katharenshow' (I don't know what they are called in english...Cathar's?). Anyway, on the way there we already passed some stands with interesting things, but it kept on raining. When we reached the field it was more or less dry, luckily!

The show was simple, with about 10 actor's and a lovely Friesian horse. The Fool also had a horse...a strap on pony which wasn't straped on properly so he had to stand with his legs apart to keep the pony up! That really brought on the laughs

After this, we went back to the Main field again (it was sunny once more) to listen to the live music and have some lunch.

Then we went strolling along the different stands and merchants. Now I did get to feel how heavy those chainmails are...I picked up...no correction! I tried to pick up a well sized shirt, but it seems the weight increases exponentialy when being lifted higher of the ground...I gave up and bought a book instead

Suddenly we found ourselves near the 'lecture' tent again and I was like "Craig Parker is going to speak in about ten minutes!" (it was already 14:05 by that time) This time, we got a seating place on the wooden floor, but I could see it all. Again quite busy *g*

This was really a fun session, I have laughed so much! It was asking questions again:

Q: How does it feel like to die?
A: Well, come here and let's find out shall we!

Especially when a girl asked if she could see 'a picture of his Elvish sword'...now, you can all imagine what the audience was thinking of with such a question...Craig thought the same thing too actually, since he just started laughing and snickered all the way through his answer *bg* then he said "Now people, there are children here!"...with a big grin on his face

More questions and funny moments. Craig's example of how they all looked when Cate Blanchett would walk by: Then imaging the drool with it *g*

And Craig's limit to the elven language was lots of strange and gutteral noises "Now that was a old and special dialect of Sindarin used during Helm's Deep and I said: 'Ouch, you have put an axe in my back!"

The last question "Are you single?" was recieved with catcalls from the audience and the answer "Well, after the coming night with my newly learned elvish sentence, who knows?"

He left with a big applause immediatly after him, Jorn & Carl Benzon came on stage. They have various roles in LotR ("they probably have more screentime than the other actor's" said Craig), mostly as extra's in the different armies and as Haldir's brothers. They also answered a couple of questions, which they answered fairly well, but they weren't as entertaining as either Andy or Craig.

It was already around 15:00 by that time, so we just took one last stroll across the market place (got to hear some music from Sassenachs, a dutch band which play Scottish war-pipes and drums) and then headed home.

6-18-04 Latest News

Hall of Fire Chats This Weekend
Demosthenes @ 9:45 pm EST

Repeated Elements in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings

With the recent release of the Return of the King DVD, many of us have revisited the movie and probably the first two as well. Throughout the trilogy, we pickup certain repeated phrases, visual images, actions or scenes that occur in two or even all three of the films.

It's possible Peter Jackson uses these to emphasise certain themes through his version of Tolkien’s trilogy. For example, PJ has said one theme of the LOTR books is death, and we see repeated scenes that make us all think a character has died, only to see them return. 'Hope' is a word that is repeated in various spoken phrases, and possibly, represented visually as well.

How many of these repeated elements can you spot, and what might they mean? Is there a connection between these repeated elements and story themes? And, do they help to make make the separate LOTR films more cohesive as one continuous movie or was PJ getting carried away with his vision?

Come join us this week in the Hall of Fire as we discuss repeated elements and themes in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings.

Past topics update:

If you haven't visited the Hall of Fire page for a while, you might be surprised to see that we recently updated the logs for the last six months. Wander over and check out what everyone had to say for topics such as 'Little Engimas of LoTR', 'Villains in RoTK' or our fiery 'Denethor' chat of late last year.


Remember, if you have a topic you'd love to see in Hall of Fire, drop us a line! Or maybe you'd like to see one of the topics we've done in the past revisited.

Either way, we'd love to hear from you, and though we might not always reply, all the suggestions we receive go into the topic melting pot. E-mail us at halloffire@theonering.net today!

Chat Times:

Saturday Chat:
5:30pm ET (17:30)
[also 11:30pm (23:30) CET and 9:30am Sunday (07:30) AET]

Sunday Chat:
7:00 pm (19:00) CET
[also 1:00pm (13:00) ET and 5:00am (03:00) Monday morning AET]

ET = Eastern Time, USA's East Coast
CET = Central European Time, Central Europe
AET = Australian East Coast

6-17-04 Latest News

LOTR Symphony in Sydney Report
Xoanon @ 8:11 pm EST

Merry in Oz writes: I have just returned from the first LOTR Symphony in Sydney. It was fantastic!! The stage in the Opera House was full with the sydney symphony orchestra and the philharmonia choir and the children's choir. The 6 movements took the whole journey through LOTR--and the Alan Lee/John Howe visuals made it feel like experiencing the whole trilogy in 2 hours.

I thought the soloists were great too--I was delighted to hear the children's choir sing 'In Dreams" which is my favourite song. David Bruce really hit those high notes--especially the one when they are crying for Gandalf on the Dimrill Dale! Katie Noonan did an excellent 'Into the West'--it all sounded so true to the films!! well done Sydney!

My favourite bits were shadowfax's song and the lighting of the beacons--so stirring!!

Anyway, go see this concert if you can! it was packed out tonight. And checking the program we found a Bracegirdle playing a horn!! will investigate this further!!



I took my 17 year old son to the last performance at the Sydney Opera House last night. It was his first symphony, and although he played in a school band, this was considerably higher up the scale in terms of achievement and quality.

He was blown away. Both of us are longtime LOTR fans, and both of us have loved each of the three scores, but seeing and hearing them performed live was a magical and utterly unforgettable experience. The concert hall was packed as it had been for the first three performances. Not your usual opera or classical crowd – I saw everyone from little kids to grandparents to 70s hippies with flowing beards and Harley jackets to chardonnay sippers - all dressed accordingly. A truly great sight and a measure of the wide appeal created both by Peter Jackson’s films and Howard’s music. Concerts like this are great bridge builders – people who love the films go to them and say, hey maybe I’ll just go listen to a symphony one day. I’ll wager many of the LOTR fans had not been to a classical concert before, but that most of the classical goers had seen the LOTR films, another great achievement of Peter Jackson’s.

Anyway as performances go, this was right up there with the very best. It was all I hoped for and more. The SSO is one of the world’s best symphony orchestras and last night they showed everyone why they are so respected. Their playing was intense, emotional and dramatic in all the right spots, and never wavered. It was a long and I imagine for some very draining performance – the horns especially could be forgiven for the odd fluff as they had a lot to do, but they were 99% spot on, as were all the other sections. The flautist who did the piccolo and pan as well as the flute solos, Rosamund Plummer, was absolutely lovely – her wavering, piercingly sweet sounds were perfect and she got a huge round of applause at the end.

The other soloists were just as inspired – the Norwegian hardanger was played by Jenny Thomas, vocal soloists were David Bruce (treble soprano) and Katie Noonan. Katie was a revelation – she sang all the female solo parts including Gollum’s Song and Into the West and I have to say I liked her better than Emiliani Torrini and Annie Lennox. Her voice is very pure and she doesn’t need to yell to penetrate the corners of the hall – it was a truly haunting and emotional performance. David Bruce was also very capable although his voice tended to be lost at times, but this is I think because he was at the far back of the stage. In fact the only criticism I have of the acoustics was that sometimes the choir was a little lost among all the instruments but only sometimes. Most times they delivered, as did the orchestra. My favourite was the tuba – he was absolutely awesome, belting out those Rohan themes especially.

Howard seemed very pleased by the performance and the reaction of the audience who gave him a standing ovation –BUT NOT A SECOND CURTAIN CALL – which I thought was very rude considering how wonderful the concert had been, but then again, maybe that was Opera House rules or something. Anyway he seemed genuinely delighted by the orchestra and soloists, nodding and clapping them in his soft, self-deprecating way. He comes across as a very modest man, a perfectionist in what he demands but his love for the music and his joy in sharing it with the players is obvious.

I was sitting next to an American couple who had been in Australia 3 months and were going back on Monday. They had managed to get tickets at the last minute, and it was very touching to see how overjoyed they were by what they had experienced. They couldn’t imagine going home on a better note (no pun intended.)

I couldn’t have imagined a better evening either. The drawings and imagery projected above the stage took a little getting used to, at first I found it annoying but after a while I realized it was useful as you sometimes did need it to remind you what and who the music was referring to. I didn’t think it was too intrusive either, just there to show you where in the story you were at when a particular piece was playing. The lighting was spot on, though capturing the mood perfectly, from sea green and Lorien blue to hot red Balrog.

So all in all, a once-in-a-lifetime experience. And man, those Opera House acoustics. You think you’ve heard great concert halls, and then you go to the Sydney Opera House. Just awesome. A truly magical venue which showcased a truly magical musical experience.

'Making Of' Doco to be Presented at NZ Film Festival?
Xoanon @ 8:00 pm EST

LokiNZ sends along this synopsis of a documentary that will be coming up in this year's NZ Film Festival.

The Making of The Lord of the Rings, Part One: The Fellowship of the Rings

Director: Costa Botes
87 Minutes
Director/Producer: Costa Botes
Photography: Costa Botes, Hayley French
Additional photography: Stephen Whelan-Turnbull, Jo Luping, Guy Pottinger,
Tony Burrows
Editor: Jason Stutter
Sound: Matt Stutter

Wellington filmmaker Costa Botes, a long-time associate of Peter Jackson and his co-conspirator on Forgotten Silver, assembled a small team in July 1999, three months before cameras rolled on principal photography for The Lord of the Rings, to shoot and compile a behind-the-scenes video record. By the time production of the trilogy finally ended late in 2003, they had over 800 hours of footage. In the first of the three documentary features to be cut from this material, there’s a much fuller and more playful appreciation of activity behind the scenes than you might have seen on the more formal, guided tours provided by the excellent DVD extras or Te Papa show.

“It was never designed to be part of a marketing effort. It wasn’t even meant to be seen for another couple of years, when it and its two companion pieces are provisionally earmarked for release as part of a DVD box set. It is presented here, exclusively to this Festival, as a work in progress, and a taste of things to come.” — Costa Botes

6-16-04 Latest News

Charity Lord of the Rings Reading in Cambridge
Xoanon @ 12:46 pm EST

Becky, on behalf of the Cambridge Tolkien Society, writes: Just a quick reminder about our forthcoming charity Lord of the Rings
reading which will be happening this Saturday in Cambridge, UK. Joining us on the day will be our very special guest, Brian Sibley! We would love to have as many people as possible drop by and say hello to us, so if you could help us in our goal by mentioning us on TOR.n then that would be great!

"On Saturday 19th June, 2004, members of the Cambridge Tolkien Society will be performing a continuous 13-hour read-through of the BBC's excellent radio adaptation of The Lord of the Rings, in Borders Cambridge, with the kind permission of Brian Sibley, Michael Bakewell, and the Tolkien Estate. All proceeds will go to the National Trust." [More]

6-15-04 Latest News

Australian Singer Greta Gertler to Record for 'Ringers'
Xoanon @ 3:11 pm EST

Australian Singer Greta Gertler to Record for Documentary Feature,
Ringers: Lord of the Fans

Hollywood, CA -- June 15, 2004: Singer/songwriter Greta Gertler will arrange and perform a cover of the classic ballad "Leave Tomorrow Till It Comes" exclusively for the upcoming feature documentary, Ringers: Lord of the Fans. The song is familiar to Tolkien fans from the 1980 Rankin & Bass animated version of The Return of the King. Ms. Gertler's remarkable sense of melody and orchestration breathes new life into a song originally recorded by "The Limeliters" vocalist Glenn Yarbrough. An original composition from Ms. Gertler, the aptly titled "The Ring," will also appear in the film.

Ms. Gertler was recently praised in Headliner magazine: "Once in a while a voice comes along that really makes you sit up and take notice. Australian born New Yorker Greta Gertler is such a voice." She recently released her debut album, The Baby That Brought Bad Weather after working on it for three years in New York City with Noah Simon (Jarvis Studios). It has been described as "one of those hoped for revelations that all too infrequently emerge from the never-ending pile of new releases" (Vin Scelsa, WFUV) and "an album of timeless songcraft in the classic pop tradition but with a magic that transcends the genre" (Irwin Chusid, WFMU). The New Yorker magazine raves: "She has a spacious voice and a welcome weakness for lushly orchestrated seventies-era singer-songwriter pop." Ms. Gertler's live performances range from solo piano/vocal to a core 5-piece rock band to a 14-piece big band, augmented by classical and jazz musicians. Visit her official website here! http://www.gretagertler.com/

Ringers: Lord of the Fans features a dynamic rock-driven score with many recording artists who were influenced by J.R.R. Tolkien. Many have come forward to provide a new spin on nostalgic favorites from previous "Rings" adaptations. After 16 months of location shooting on three continents, and speaking with dozens of actors, filmmakers, rock musicians, authors, and academics, "Ringers" stands as the most comprehensive film document of the ongoing Tolkien phenomenon.

About the Documentary:

Very funny and often moving, Ringers: Lord of the Fans shows the hidden power behind Tolkien's books -- and how after 50 years a single literary work continues to spark the minds and hearts of millions, across cultures and across time. Ringers explores the real foundations of Middle-earth; a community of true fans who share a common bond. Moving beyond "cult classic" and over several different generations, the film unearths academics, musicians, authors, filmmakers, and a plethora of pop junkies -- the people gathered under the banner of 'Ringer.'

Current "Ringers" Interviewees include:

Actor - Dominic Monaghan, Author/Filmmaker - Clive Barker, Writer/Director/Producer - Cameron Crowe, Actor - David Carradine, Comics Illustrator - Colleen Doran, Author - Terry Pratchett, Author - Peter S. Beagle, Author - Terry Brooks, Tolkien Scholar - Dr. Jane Chance, Chairperson of the Tolkien Society - Christine Crawshaw, Author - Colin Duriez, Filmmaker/Critic - Chris Gore, Screenwriter/Publisher - Forrest J. Ackerman, Actor - Bill Mumy, Author/Broadcaster - Brian Sibley, Great-Grandson - Royd Tolkien, and hundreds of Tolkien fans!

For additional information, contact:
Melanie Marquez, Publicist
9220 Sunset Blvd Suite 220
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Office: +1 323-669-1173

6-14-04 Latest News

Nienna Checks In
Jincey @ 8:43 pm EST

Barli Regular Nienna checked in with us today and I am posting her card for all her friends to see : )

FrontBack of Postcard from Nienna

6-13-04 Latest News

2004 TORNsib Award-Winners Announced
weetanya @ 10:47 pm EST

TORnsib canadanthony writes:

Over on the boards, I have organized a movie awards event decided entirely by TORnsibs via e-mail. The process, which involved a nomination and winner selection round, has been going on since February 2004 and has finally concluded today with the announcement of the winners of the 2004 TORNsib Awards. The trophy depicts, "the ultimate pixelated trophy of the highest geek honour" and is called the TORNie. 52 votes were counted for the nomination round and an impressive 92 votes were counted for the winner selection round. Thanks to everyone who participated.

Here is the official image I created for the awards:

Here is the trophy:

Here are the winners, in bold:

1. Favourite Scene in FOTR
a. Boromir's death
b. Breaking of the fellowship
c. Bridge of Khazad-dum
d. Council of Elrond
e. Flight to the ford
f. Opening/establishing shots of Shire

2. Favourite Extended Scene in FOTR EE
a. Concerning hobbits
b. At the Green Dragon
c. Lothlorien gift giving
d. Midgewater marshes
e. Passing of the elves

3. Best Performance in FOTR
a. Sean Bean
b. Ian McKellen
c. Elijah Wood

4. Favourite Scene in TTT
a. Ents storm Isengard
b. Fate of Arwen
c. Gandalf's return charge
d. Riders of Rohan
e. Sam's speech

5. Best Performance in TTT
a. Bernard Hill
b. Viggo Mortensen
c. Andy Serkis

6. Favourite Extended Scene in TTT EE
a. Elvish rope
b. Ent draught
c. The Huorns
d. One of the Dunedain
e. Sons of the Steward

7. Best Performance in ROTK
a. Sean Astin
b. Billy Boyd
c. Elijah Wood

8. Favourite Scene in ROTK
a. The beacons
b. Charge of the Rohirrim
c. The coronation
d. Faramir's suicide mission
e. The Grey Havens

9. Favourite Track in Entire LOTR Score
a. F#17: Breaking of the Fellowship
b. F#2: Concerning Hobbits
c. R#19: Into the West
d. R#3: Minas Tirith
e. R#5: The Steward of Gondor

10. Favourite Line in Trilogy
a. "All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." Gandalf, FOTR
b. "I'm glad to be here with you Samwise Gamgee, here at the end of all things." Frodo, ROTK
c. "I am no man!" Eowyn, ROTK
d. "I can't carry it for you, but I can carry you!" Sam, ROTK
e. "Well, I'm back." Sam, ROTK

11. Favourite Visual Effects Piece
a. The balrog
b. Helm's Deep
c. Battle of Pelennor Fields
d. Gollum
e. Minas Tirith miniature

12. Favourite Costume
a. Aragorn
b. Arwen (red dress)
c. Boromir
d. Eowyn (white dress)
e. Galadriel (beaded dress)

13. Favourite Set
a. Bag End
b. Edoras
c. Hobbiton
d. Minas Tirith
e. Rivendell

14. Favourite Prop
a. Anduril (Narsil)
b. Gandalf the White's staff
c. The One Ring
d. Legolas's quiver and bow
e. Sting (Frodo's sword)

15. Favourite Geek Moment (Mentioning of History of Middle-earth in films)
a. Prologue, FOTR
b. Lay of Luthien, FOTR EE
c. One of the Dunedain, TTT EE

16. Favourite Score Theme/Leitmotif
a. Fellowship theme
b. Gondor theme
c. Lothlorien theme
d. Rohan theme
e. Shire/hobbit theme

17. Favourite Creature (Besides Gollum)
a. The balrog
b. The fell beasts
c. Treebeard (ents)
d. Oliphaunts
e. Cave troll

18. Favourite Gollum Moment
a. Gollum/Smeagol debate, TTT
b. Forbidden pool, TTT
c. Of herbs and stewed rabbit, TTT
d. Gollum/Smeagol reflection debate, ROTK
e. Reunited with the ring, ROTK

19. Favourite Emotional Scene
a. Boromir's death, FOTR
b. Coronation scene, ROTK
c. End of all things, ROTK
d. Gandalf's "death," FOTR
e. The Grey Havens, ROTK

20. Favourite EE Documentary (FOTR or TTT EEs)
a. A day in the life of a hobbit, FOTR EE
b. Cameras in Middle-earth, FOTR EE
c. The fellowship of the cast, FOTR EE
d. The taming of Smeagol, TTT EE
e. Warriors of the third age, TTT EE

Deutsche Phantastik Preis 2004
weetanya @ 9:57 pm EST

From: Oliver Naujoks, Editor, Phantastik.de

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am one of the editors of one of the leading German internet-magazines
for speculative fiction, Phantastik.de.

Phantastik.de hosts one of the three important German awards ("Preis")
for our field (SF/Fantasy etc.) and opposite to the
"Kurd-Lasswitz-Preis" and the "Deutsche Science-Fiction-Preis", which
are awarded by a jury, the "Deutsche Phantastik Preis" is voted for by
the public, i.e. the online community.

The German word "Phantastik" has a broader meaning than the Enligsh word
"Fantasy" and encompasses all kinds of speculative and supernatural
fiction, including SF, Fantasy, Horror and everything which is not so
easily classified, but "belongs in there". That's why all kinds of
speculative fiction can make it onto this list.

We are proud that this award has gained some importance over the years.
Starting from a small online ballot, it has now several hundreds (for
the nominations) and thousands (for the winners) of voters every year,
is used as a marketing-tool by the big German publishing-houses if one
of their publications wins it, and has been covered on many platforms,
including Locus.

Why is this of interest to you?
Well, many LOTR-related nominees appear on this list, including several
actresses and actors from Return of the King (and the film itself, of
course), and in the category "Best Homepage (International)" you'll find
lordoftherings.net and your site, while Peter Jackson receives a mention
in "Honorary Award".

For your convenience, I took the liberty and translated the list into
English, when possible.

Here are the nominations for the "Deutsche Phantasik Preis".
The voting-phase for the winner starts today and ends on 8/31, the
winners will be announced on the "Buchmessecon" (bookfair-convention)
near Frankfurt on 10/9.


Nominations shortlist of the "Deutsche Phantastik-Preis" 2004:

Novel (German)
Anam Cara - Seelenfreund, Nicole Rensmann (Atlantis)
Der letzte seiner Art, Andreas Eschbach (Luebbe)
Somniferus, Michael Siefener (KBV)
Das Weltennetz - Die Gezeitenwelt 3, Thomas Finn (Piper)
Die Zwerge, Markus Heitz (Heyne)

First Novel (German)
Anam Cara - Seelenfreund, Nicole Rensmann (Atlantis)
Demonwright - Der eiserne Thron, Heidrun Jaenchen, Christian Savoy &
Andrea Tillmanns (Story-Olympiade)
Der Gyt, Timo Bader (Go)
Jenseits des Waechtersteins, Heike Reiter (DuesselArt)
Im Bann des Fluchtraegers, Nina Blazon (Ueberreuther)

Novel (International)
American Gods, Neil Gaiman (Heyne)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, J.K. Rowling (Carlsen)
Angels & Demons, Dan Brown (Luebbe)
King Rat, China Mieville (Luebbe)
The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla, Stephen King (Heyne)

Bildschirmarbeitsplatz, Bjoern Jagnow (in der "C'T 26/2003")
Geisterkleister, Linda Budinger (in "Die Nacht der Masken")
Die korrektive Kunststoffkroete, Robert Kerber (in "Pandaimonion 2")
Der Schlafgaenger, Markus K. Korb (in "Grausame Staedte")
Die weissen Schmetterlinge, Frank W. Haubold (in "Nova 3")

Grausame Staedte (Blitz)
Jakob Rubinstein, Andreas Gruber (Basilisk)
Die Nacht der Masken (Bastei)
andaimonion 2 (Story-Olympiade)
World of Fantasy (Intrag-Publishing)

Printed Series
Bad Earth (Bastei)
Stephen King's The Dark Tower (Heyne)
Dust (KayDesign/Atlantis)
Maddrax (Bastei)
Perry Rhodan (VPM)

Writer (German)
Andreas Eschbach
Marcus Heitz
Wolfgang Hohlbein
Martin Kay
Markus K. Korb

Writer (International)
Dan Brown
Andreas Gruber
Stephen King
Thomas Ligotti
China Mieville

Motion Picture
Finding Nemo
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Buffy, the Vampire Slayer
Stargate SG-1

Jennifer Garner, Alias
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Buffy, the Vampire Slayer
Alyson Hannigan, Buffy, the Vampire Slayer
Angelina Jolie, Tomb Raider 2: The Cradle of Life
Liv Tyler, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Richard Dean Anderson, Stargate SG-1
Sean Astin, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Johnny Depp, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Hugh Jackman, X2: X-Men United
Viggo Mortensen, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Alien Quadrilogy (Fox)
Babylon 5 (Warner)
Buffy, the Vampire Slayer (Fox)
Dracula - Prince of Darkness (Anolis)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - Extended Edition (Warner)

Edgar Allan Poe-Reihe (Luebbe)
Gabriel Burns (Universal)
John Sinclair (WordArt)
ecrophobia 1 (LPL Records)
Der Schatten ueber Insmouth (LPL Records)

Homepage (German)

Homepage (International)

Honorary Award
Clark Darlton
Werner K. Giesa
Peter Jackson
Wolfgang Jeschke
Stephen King

Flop of the Year
LXG - The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen
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