[Lotr_announce] TheOneRing.net Newsletter (31/05/01)

Xoanon xoanon@theonering.net
Thu, 31 May 2001 11:07:30 -0400

TORN #83

Thursday May 31, 2001

Here it is, the weekly newsletter! Enjoy!

Rings Roundup (Top headlines of major interest)

Return of the Burger King?
Burger King(R) and New Line Cinema Sign Unprecedented
Worldwide Deal To Support Theatrical Launch Of 'The Lord
of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring'.

GAMING: Interview with co-founder of WXP
Darth Caeser sends news that IGN has interview with co-founder
of WXP.

Christopher Lee RealVideo
A RealVideo clip on the Official Christopher Lee Website shows
our good birthday boy giving thanks to all the gifts he received,
he also talks about LOTR.

Access Hollywood talks LOTR.net
The weekend edition of Access Hollywood had a nice piece on the
official LOTR site. They showed the site, spoke with the head of
New Line Interactive, and all around good guy Gordon Paddison.

Woah Horsey! Mirror of Frame by Frame - UPDATE
Just a heads up to the TORnadoes out there. As you can imagine,
we are getting inundated with hits today as a result of the release of the
Fellowship trailer and our exclusive frame by frame analysis.

Fellowship Beginning Changed
Harry over at AICN has posted an article referring to Ian McKellen's
latest update on his website, McKellen.Com. Ian has let slip that the
beginning of the Fellowship has been changed somewhat to original

GAMING: TORN sees a Demo of Fellowship
Our very own Ostadan (Lore & Letters) and Quickbeam
(Out on a Limb with Quickbeam) made a special trip down to the
Electronic Entertainment Expo, aka E3, to peek at the little man behind
the curtain making Sierra's Fellowship of the Ring.

Great video footage from Cannes
Estel pointed me to where the Herr Der Ringe website has exclusive
video footage - some new interviews with PJ, Viggo, Christopher Lee,
John Rhys-Davies.

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.
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Check out the new Green Books for May. Turgon pulled
out the big guns against that nasty critic from the New York Times! Check
out the wonderful reader response in his Bookshelf. You will laugh your
knickers off when you read Tookish's Ticklers. New cartoons, jokes, and a
fine Marx Brothers parody from Whistler. Anwyn is back, joining us for the
mother-lode of all Q&A! Our Special Guests include an amazing, in-depth
look at the perils of modernity: "Where the Shadows Lie" and a thoughtful
take on gender attitudes via Éowyn and Faramir: "Macho Men & Warrior
Princesses." Moon Letters is updated with new stories, poems, and a great
essay on Boromir as the perfect model of Aristotle's tragic character:
at Boromir."
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!
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Palantir Visions (Things seen from beyond the front page)

Hall of Fire Chats for June 2 & 3

Our topic: Lurtz!

I don't know about you. but looking at this guy makes the hair on my toes
go straight! Although he's not a character in the books, Lurtz is sure to be
one of the highly memorable aspects of "The Lord of the Rings" experience
about to hit planet Earth. What are your thoughts about this creation of
Sauruman. and Peter Jackson? What will his roll be in the movie? Come on
down to The Hall of Fire and talk about it with us!

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]
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