[Lotr_announce] TheOneRing.net Newsletter (08/06/01)

Xoanon xoanon@theonering.net
Sat, 9 Jun 2001 01:36:51 -0400

TORN #84

Thursday June 8, 2001

Here it is, the weekly newsletter! Enjoy!

Rings Roundup (Top headlines of major interest)

New Line Make Another Merchandising Agreement
Just one week after announcing their surprise agreement with the
Burger King chain, New Line have made their second big deal
for merchandising the Lord Of The Rings as December approaches.
This time, it's not burgers but chocolate eggs.

Frame by Frame Update! - UPDATE
Thanks to the large Real media file download and to some reports
from fans, we have dramatically updated our Frame by Frame
analysis of the 'Fellowship of the Ring' Trailer. Check out the MUCH
clearer images and the latest theories. Included in this update is a clearer
capture of Sauron's mask and a new debate on whether we are actually
seeing Lurtz battle Boromir or Lurtz battling Aragorn! !SPOILERS!

Better Scans of New Sideshow/WETA Images
Maurice, another great guy from LordoftheRings.nl, has sent us a link
to some much clearer scans of the Wave 2 Sideshow/WETA toy collection.

Exclusive: Changes with Narsíl
Aragorn's sword is indeed one of the more notable weapons in the Lord
of the Rings, and the Sword that Was Broken will not be wielded by the
future king at Weathertop in the Fellowship of the Ring movie. !SPOILERS!

McKellen.com Updates
Sir Ian McKellen has updated his Lord Of The Rings E-Posts on his site,
in which he talks about favorite scenes, the much talked about portrayal
of Gandalf as he visits Frodo in the second trailer, his love for the
and leaving the Gandalf persona behind in New Zealand.

Scouring of the Site (Breakdown of our various sections)

Barlimans is more than a place to get your mead! There
is the Fun Section, Regulars Map and Photo Gallery, and
of course the gateway to our ever famous MIRC Chatroom!
GOTO: http://theonering.net/barlimans/index.html

Gaming Havens is keeping all you gamers up to date on
the latest RPG/Fantasy/Sci-Fi games out there. Check it
out daily for gaming news.
GOTO: http://haven.theonering.net/index.shtml

Check out the new Green Books for June. Anwyn has a great new
Counterpoint about MAGIC, with emphasis on the 'gift of Art.' Check
out Turgon's Bookshelf for a publicity interview with Tom Shippey,
author of "J.R.R. Tolkien, Author of the Century. And a very nice surprise:
new Tributes from authors Harry Turtledove and Lisa Goldstein, part
of the forthcoming anthology, Meditations on Middle-earth, edited by
Karen Haber (St. Martin's Press, Nov. 2001). Our Special Guest takes
a spin on Tolkien's most mysterious character: "Who is Tom Bombadil?"
Enjoy the crazy comedic compendium of Tookish's Ticklers.
The ever-popular Q&A has 16 new articles
GOTO: http://greenbooks.theonering.net/index.shtml

The Official Peter Jackson Fanclub (TBHL) The Lord of the Rings
Director's very own fanclub! Stop on by to learn more about the man,
the myth, the bastard. If you are a Peter Jackson fan, then 'The
Bastards Have Landed' is the place for you!
GOTO: http://tbhl.theonering.net/index.shtml

The Tolkien community never looked so good! Come and check out
our listing of 11 subsites hosted by TheOneRing.net! We've got
everything from Rolozo Tolkien, with almost EVERY Middle-earth
image ever created, to our FX section, devoted to the magic of motion
picture special effects. As well as a host of foreign language sites!
GOTO: http://fan.theonering.net/sites/index.html

Our Tolkien Fan section is just for you! From the site design to all the
stories and text is designed by you the fans of Tolkien and
GOTO: http://fan.theonering.net/index.shtml

Shop.theonering.net is THE place to find all your Tolkien items available
online! From Tolkien cards to weekly ebay items, you should keep clicking
on over to our shop section for all your Tolkien needs!
GOTO: http://shop.theonering.net/index.shtml

Palantir Visions (Things seen from beyond the front page)

TORN on Eyada.com
Check out the bi-monthly LOTR round up on eyada.com, this time
I talk about post-Cannes and LOTR Books! Follow the link, click
on June 8th and hit 'Xoanon'.

Hall of Fire Chats for June 9 & 10
Our topic: Fellowship of the Ring Chapter Nine: At the Sign of The Prancing

The Hall of Fire keeps on glowing with our live chats of The Fellowship
of the Ring. Come on down to one of our three discussions this weekend
as we talk about one of Middle-earth's great meeting places.

A great section to be sure, with all kinds of goings on and characters to
chapter nine is a pivotal part of the journey to Rivendell. If it's your
first time or
your fiftieth, this chat is bound to rock!

Place: #thehalloffire on theonering.net server; come to theonering.net's
chat room Barliman's and then type /join #thehalloffire .
Saturday Chat: 7:00 pm ET (19:00) [also 12:00 am Sunday (0:00) GMT and 9:00
am Sunday (09:00) AET]
Sunday Chat: 8:00 pm (20:00) AET [also 11:00 am (11:00) GMT and 6:00 am
(06:00) ET]
Sunday Chat: 6:00 pm (18:00) GMT [also 1:00 pm (13:00) ET and 3:00 am
(03:00) Monday morning AET]
ET = Eastern Time, USA's East Coast
GMT = Greenwich Mean Time, Western Europe
AET = Australian Eastern Time, Australia's East Coast

Fan Search Contest 2001
Boy, we have some bigtime Tolkien fans out there! Because of the
response, the judging and reviewing process is taking a little bit longer
expected. We will be announcing the winner of the Worldwide Tolkien Fan
Search Contest this Monday, June 11th.

That's all for now, keep clicking, have fun and keep sending in
those letters! We love to hear from you!

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suggestions as to chat guests, content items, or just want to
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want to speak with a specific person? just type in their handle
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Michael Regina
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