[Lotr_announce] TheOneRing.net Newsletter (20/10/03)

Michael Regina (Xoanon) xoanon@theonering.net
Sun, 19 Oct 2003 22:44:01 -0400

"RINGERS": A Documentary produced in association with TheOneRing.net - see

TORN #195

Monday October 20th, 2003

Here is the weekly newsletter! Enjoy!

Rings Roundup (Top headlines of major interest)

LOTR Filming....Complete?
A Ringer Spy writes: It's official - we have finally had our last day of
filming on Saturday. We were still lined up with the (CG) Grond waiting

Trilogy Tuesday (and Wednesday) in Montreal!
Ruby writes: I just read in the Montreal newspaper «La Presse», that some
theater in Quebec will show Tuesday Trilogy. The 5th to 11th December, it
will be FOTR and from the 11th to 16th it will be TTT. Xoanon here, it MAY
be safe to assume these dates are the same all over Canada. I will work on
confirming that info for you this week. Also, if you are interested in
joining a marathon screening on December 17th in Montreal, click here!

Amazing Crossroads Image!
Ringer Spy Elf Lady sends along this image from the latest issue of the LOTR
Fanclub Magazine. It features Sam and Frodo at the Crossroads! Take a look!

Entertainment Weekly Lists PJ in 'Most Powerful' List
NEW YORK (AP) -- Movie and television producer Jerry Bruckheimer, riding
high with "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,"
topped Entertainment Weekly's annual list of the most powerful figures in
show biz. Rounding out the Top 10 of most powerful creative forces are
Spielberg; Hanks; Imagine Entertainment Co-Chairmen Ron Howard and Brian
Grazer; author J.K. Rowling; Oprah Winfrey; Tom Cruise; director Peter
Jackson, Eminem and Nicole Kidman.

Interesting ROTK Movie/Game News!
Melt-Banana writes: I work for *snip* and yesterday I got the opportunity to
watch a friend playing The... !!!SPOILERS!!!

"Ringers" Special Contest: Win Oscar Party Tickets!
Greetings, Quickbeam here. The Ringers: Lord of the Fans website is proud to
announce it's first ever contest! We're giving away one pair of general
admission tickets to TheOneRing.net's upcoming Oscar Party for The Return of
the King, appropriately titled "The Return of the One Party." All you have
to do is to sign up for our Ringers mailing list to enter! One lucky winner
over the age of 18 will be randomly drawn from the mailing list's email
addresses and notified on November 17th, 2003. (PST in California.)

EXCLUSIVE: An Interview With Craig Parker
While I was at the fabulous Best of Both Worlds convention in Canberra just
a couple of weeks ago (expect a full report later this week!), I had the
privilege of being able to chat with Craig Parker (Haldir of Lorien). The
feature (complete with mp3 snippets of the interview!) has been much delayed
by the fact that I'm currently moving house, but I hope you'll agree that
it's worth the wait!

Media Watch: White Dwarf Magazine Talks ROTK
Ringer Spy Elf Lady sends along these very interesting images from the
latest issue of White Dwarf Magazine. They appear to be slightly different
images of Pelennor Fields, Aragorn, Merry & Pippin than we've seen before.

ROTK Press Preview
I've just returned from seeing approximately 20 minutes of The Return of the
King, and while I can't go into intense detail on what I've seen, I can tell
you that ROTK is going to knock your socks off!

First look at the Morgul Lord!
The official website has posted a bio for the Witch-king. Yes, we've seen
him before, but never like this! Check out what the Witch-king looks like in

Congrats to David Wenham!
Australia's Time Magazine reports: Eliza Jane Wenham was born on Friday,
October 10 to first-time parents, actors David Wenham and Kate Agnew. Their
healthy baby girl weighs 3.5kg. The young bub showed up a Sunday newspaper
report showing Agnew still heavily pregnant -- despite having delivered the
baby two days earlier. The TORN Family would like to wish the Wenham Family
all the best!

Palantir Visions (Things seen from beyond the front page)


October 20th: Hollywood Movie Awards
October 20th: Viggo Mortensen's Birthday
October 21st: GQ "Men of the Year" Awards on TV
October 21st: John Rhys-Davies' 'Indiana Jones' films out on DVD for the
first time
October 22nd: Thesis presentation on Tolkien's motivation at Kean University
(Union, NJ)
October 24th: MITSO To Play Anzolini's 'Moria' Suite at the MIT Kresge
Auditorium in Boston
October 25th: Christopher Lee in Switzerland for UNICEF benefit
October 26th: ROTK Tickets begin to sell in Norway

October 25-26: Andy Serkis in Stockholm (http://www.propworld.nu/)
October 25-26: Sala Baker, Brad Dourif & John Rhys-Davies in Dallas

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 Tolkien’s 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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