[Lotr_announce] TheOneRing.net Newsletter (29/11/01)

Michael Regina (Xoanon) xoanon@theonering.net
Thu, 29 Nov 2001 11:43:26 -0500

!!!BE SURE TO CHECK 'Quickbeam's Journal From Middle earth' Below!!!

TORN #107

Thursday November 29, 2001

Here it is, the weekly newsletter! Enjoy!

Rings Roundup (Top headlines of major interest)

Don't Forget!!! FOX TV Special Tonight!
FOX TV tonight will air 'Quest for the Ring' the first in what hopes to be 3
LOTR specials to air in the next few weeks!! Be sure to set those VCRs,
unplug your phone, your doorbell, turn off your cell phones, and lower the
lights...this is it!! Get your friends together and get ready for the start
of LOTR hype! 'Quest For The Ring' airs at 8PM EST on the FOX network. Check
your local listings!

Event Celebrating the Tolkien Art of Ted Nasmith and Sir Edward Beard, Jr.
Following the unprecedented success of our previous four sell-out
exhibitions at the Chalk Farm Gallery in London, England, the Chalk Farm
Gallery of Santa Fe is pleased to announce the long-awaited exhibition of
the work of world renowned J.R.R.Tolkien artist, TED NASMITH.

Peter Travers: LOTR Is #1
Ryan writes: A fax came across my desk today from Disney Publicity, with
Peter Travers' 2001 Top Ten List on it. I couldn't believe my eyes, however,
when I saw what the #1 movie is... you guessed it: Lord of the Rings!!

McKellen Talks LOTR Screener
Ian McKellen (Gandalf) has posted an interesting, if vague, review of
LOTR:FOTR. He recently saw the completed film in New York City...lucky man!

Forget King Kong, here's Cave Troll
Wellingtonians walking past the Embassy Theatre in Courtenay Pl will soon
get a monster fright - in the form of a massive cave troll.

LOTR Screened For Oscar
dbgreenriver sends us news that LOTR:FOTR will be shown to certain key
groups for Oscar consideration, good luck LOTR!!

Palantir Visions (Things seen from beyond the front page)

Quickbeam's Journal From Middle earth

TORN Staffer Quickbeam has gone to Middle-earth and back! Actually he
traveled to New Zealand with a very special escort, Ian McKellen, and was
shown around the sets, the WETA studios and much much more, read all his
journal entries now!


The time is drawing near. The anticipation is growing. Are you doing
something special for the release of the films? Don't know yet? Well, join
up with your local fans and start a TheOneRing.net Local Line Party!
TheOneRing.net is proud to provide fans from all over the world the webspace
to organize, plan and meet Tolkien fans in your area before the release of
Fellowship of the Ring. Use the form below to start your adventure!

Montreal Line Party!

Montreal Ringers can sign up for a line party with Xoanon at the Colisee in
Kirkland! Discounted ticket prices and a get together at Le Scratch!

The Hall Of Fire Chatroom

Upcoming Discussions:
Dec 01 & 02: FotR Chapter Discussion - The Great River
Dec 08 & 09: FotR Chapter Discussion - Breaking of the Fellowship
Dec 15 & 16: Overview of Fellowship of the Ring
Dec 22 & 23: Fellowship of the Ring Discussion 1
Dec 29 & 30: Fellowship of the Ring Movie Discussion 2

#thehalloffire on theonering.net server; come to theonering.netís chat room
Barliman's and then type /join #thehalloffire .

Saturday Chat: 7:00 pm ET (19:00) [also 12:00 am Sunday (01:00) CET and
10:00 am Sunday (10:00) AET]
Sunday Chat: 5:00 pm (17:00) AET [also 07:00 am (08:00) CET and 2:00 am
(02:00) ET]
Sunday Chat: 7:00 pm (19:00) CET [also 1:00 pm (13:00) ET and 4:00 am
(04:00) Monday morning AET]

ET = Eastern Time, USAís East Coast
CET = Central European Time, Central Europe
AET = Australian Eastern Time, Australiaís East Coast

Tolkien Essay Extravaganza Contest

"What does Tolkien mean to you?" That is the question, and we are looking
for your answers. With the release of the film version Fellowship of the
Ring a mere month away, we wanted to reflect a moment and investigate why
Tolkien has affected so many lives across the world.

Do YOU Have Any Cool Contest Ideas?

We're always looking for interesting contests to have fun with all the LOTR
goodies we get everyday. Do you want to submit your ideas and see them come
to life?! Send along any ideas to gamgee@theonering.net and who knows! You
may just win a prize from a contest you invented!

Shop 'til You Drop!

If you are avoiding the crowds and making purchases online his holiday
season, please consider starting first at TheOneRing Shop. Through your
affiliations with online stores like Amazon.com and Allposters.com, you will
be able to help support TheOneRing.net while you are purchasing your loved
ones holiday gifts! To purchase specific items, please just follow the links
in our shop. If you are buying something non-LOTR related, simply click into
our shop and click on one of the affiliate buttons. Thanks for your support!

Coming Soon

TORN Digital: Chapter 2 will be online sometime this week! Look for an
EXCLUSIVE interview with 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.
GOTO: http://haven.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

Green Turkey? No, Green Books! The table is set for a wonderful leftover
Thanksgiving feast over in Green Books: Anwynís Counterpoint, Turgonís
Bookshelf, Our new Special Guest remembers Mythcon 32 and an up-close
encounter with LOTR screenwriter Philippa Boyens!  Guy Davenport (Geography
of the Imagination, Da Vinciís Bicycle) pays Tribute to JRRT. Moon Letters
has excellent new Fan Fiction and Poems. Keep sending your best, and we will
showcase it here. Stuff yourself silly on 19 fantastic new Questions &
GOTO: http://greenbooks.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!
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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 TheOneRing.net!
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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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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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