[Lotr_announce] TheOneRing.net Newsletter (13/10/03)

Michael Regina (Xoanon) xoanon@theonering.net
Sun, 12 Oct 2003 23:37:52 -0400

A New Documentary produced in association with TheOneRing.net - 'Ringers"
see below


TORN #194

Monday October 13th, 2003 (Happy Canadian Turkey Day!)

Here is the weekly newsletter! Enjoy!

Rings Roundup (Top headlines of major interest)

More LOTR Footage To Be Filmed....NEXT YEAR?!?!
>From aintitcoolnews.com: It seems thereís a strong possibility that many of
the LOTR cast will return for additional filming next year. Why? Wonít
RETURN OF THE KING have already been released? Seems the extra footage may
be used in the DVD Extended Edition for ROTK. !!!SPOILERS!!!

TheOneRing.net chats with Andy Serkis!
At Collectormania 4 TheOneRing.net got a chance to talk to British actor
Andy Serkis (Gollum) for a few minutes, here's what I could make out from
the tape! MAJOR SPOILER!

Collectormania Insanity!
Lots and lots of people have been writing us with their two cents about
Collectormania 4 which took place in Milton Keynes, England last weekend.
Some have been positive, some have been negative Iím sure most of you have
read them by now. I was also present at this event and hereís my view on
what happened and what didnít.

Amazing High-Rez ROTK Trailer Stills!
These images originated over at film.msn.dk but we've scrapbooked them here
for you to enjoy. Take a look at the detail in these! GREAT pictures of
Shelob, Minas Tirith and more! And do I have to say it?.. !!!SPOILERS!!!

Exclusive interview and images from Greg Horn
Greg Horn is an artist making a splash in not only in the world of comic
books but now in entertainment and art of all kinds. He is a big fan of
Peter Jackson's Lord of The Rings movies and has illustrated three magazine
covers for gaming publications, all featuring Tolkien's characters just as
the ROTK games are heading into stores with fall pre-movie releases.

Richard Taylor on ROTK Progress!
Radagast sends in this direct quote from WETA frontman Richard Taylor. Seems
the team down in New Zealand are going for perfection in their third outing!
Take a look!

FEATURE: The Hobbit Movie: Been There, Coming Back Again?
The multibillion-dollar question and a burning thought in so many minds of
the fans of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings film trilogy is, "Will there
be a movie made of JRR Tolkien's 'Lord of the Rings' prequel, 'The Hobbit'?"
My answer, pure speculation: how can there not be?

Palantir Visions (Things seen from beyond the front page)

October 13th: Tony Wolf to speak at Tufts University in Boston
October 14th: Hugo Weaving's 'Matrix Reloaded' out on VHS&DVD
October 15th: Orlando Bloom & Howard Shore to get Hollywood Film Award
October 17th: Celebrities 'Shoot for The Stars' with Sony moves to Chicago
October 18th: Howard Shore's Birthday
October 18th: Billy Boyd & Craig Parker Attend London Expo
October 18th: Sean Astin at Generations United Conference in DC

TORN's Own Book: The People's Guide to J.R.R. Tolkien

Cold Spring Press is pleased to announce its new book "The People's Guide to
J.R.R. Tolkien." This book of essays fills the void between the release of
the second and third Lord of the Rings movies. Passionate, ardent,
well-informed, and unlike any other book on the subject, this is an
indispensable handbook for people who consider themselves experts -- or who
wish to become experts -- on the lore of Middle-earth and the man who made
the myths.

A New Documentary produced in association with TheOneRing.net - 'Ringers"
see below

TheOneRing.net, in association with Planet BB, is turning the spotlight on
the fans of J.R.R. Tolkien in a new feature-length documentary titled
"Ringers: Lord of the Fans." Yes, this is a film about YOU, the FANS!

Pre-Order TTT Extended Edition!

We all want the regular ole theatrical edition of The Two Towers. But the
prize this year is going to be The Two Towers extended edition DVD
Collector's boxed set, featuring the exclusive Gollum statue from
Sideshow/Weta Collectibles. And guess what folks!? It went on pre-sale today
at Amazon.com. I'm sure more retailers will be posting links shortly, but in
the meantime, we have posted an in-depth look at what the Extended Edition
will contain, both speculation and confirmed added scenes. Check out our
complete Extended Edition coverage!


TheOneRing.net is happy to announce we are finally 'selling' our own ad
space on all pages of TheOneRing.net. If you are interested in reaching the
largest audience of Tolkien fans online, visit our advertising page. No
campaign is too short and no business is too small to advertise.

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!

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
beard. If you are a Peter Jackson fan, then 'TBHL' is the place for you!
GOTO: http://tbhl.theonering.net/index.shtml

-Green Books- Not to be confused with the Red Book of Westmarch, we are just
pilgrims on the Tolkien trail, exploring the history, people, and events of
all the ages of Middle-earth, the Blessed Realm, and the lands that lie
beneath the wave. Whether you need to know more about the Elvish languages,
find out what new editions of old favorites are coming to market, read
in-depth commentary on Tolkienís thematic elements, or peruse fan-submitted
original works or humor, Ostadan, Turgon, Quickbeam, Anwyn, and Tookish have
a little something for everyone. In addition, Green Books is home to the
overwhelmingly popular Questions & Answers. If you have a Tolkien question,
conundrum, wonderment, or puzzler, the Green Books staff will rise to your
GOTO: http://greenbooks.theonering.net/index.shtml

-The Tolkien community- never looked so good! Come and check out our listing
of over 20 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 TheOneRing.net!
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

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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