[Lotr_announce] TheOneRing.net Newletter (21/06/01)

Xoanon xoanon@theonering.net
Thu, 21 Jun 2001 10:50:23 -0400

TORN #86

Thursday June 21, 2001

Here it is, the weekly newsletter! Enjoy!

Rings Roundup (Top headlines of major interest)

MediaWatch: Impossible to make a Tolkien movie?
Thanks to Ringer Andy for sending us this link to an article from
Ananova.com: "The director of the animated version of Lord Of
The Rings says he thinks it's impossible to transfer Tolkien's words
to the big screen.

Philippa Boyens at 32nd Mythopoeic Confrence
From: Ant In case you haven't seen this the one of the screenwriters
for the LOTR movies will be a special guest at the 32nd Annual
Mythopoeic Conference this August. Check out the details.

Foxtrot does LOTR
Bill Amend, creator of 'Foxtrot' has done it again, this time Jason
has marked LOTR's 6 month wait by getting into his elvish cloak
and heading on over to the local movie theatre to wait in line!
Check out the latest in what hopes to be a week full of LOTR
inspired Foxtrot comics!

FOTR Trailer on E!
From: Sharon I just wanted to tell you that E!'s Coming Attractions
has just announced that they will show something about the new
Fellowship of the Ring trailer. They'll probably show the whole trailer.

A voice of Gollum passes on......
We here at TORN have just learned of the passing of Brother
Theodore, one of the finest dark comedians in history, and also,
the talented man who did the voice of Gollum in Rankin-Bass'
1978 animated production of [The Hobbit]. He died April 5th,
2001 at the ripe age of 94.

Barrie Osbourne to Receive Award
LOTR producer and all around nice guy Barrie Osbourne has
left New Zealand, if only for a little while. Osbourne is flying to
Carleton College in Northfield Minnesota to receive a
'Distinguished Allumni Award'. The ceremony will take place
tomorrow, congrats Barrie!

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)

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vote for us!

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TheOneRing.net Newbie Guide Online!

TheOneRing.net is proud to announce a brand new section.TheOneRing.net
Newbie Guide. This guide is set up so that fans like yourselves, and new
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hear it.

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