[Lotr_announce] TheOneRing.net Newsletter (14/08/2004)

Michael Regina (Xoanon) xoanon@theonering.net
Sat, 14 Aug 2004 12:46:37 -0400

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TORN #233

August 14th, 2004

Here is the weekly newsletter! Enjoy!

Rings Roundup (Top headlines of major interest)

Vote for TORN & TBHL at Movies.com!
It is with great joy that we at TORN and the folks from Peter Jackson's
official fan club TBHL announce that voting has begun for Movies.com 'Movie
Site Awards'! Both TORN and TBHL have been nominated in different categories
for an award, so get out there and vote! Thanks to movies.com and everyone
who told movies.com about us!

Exclusive Boston Exhibit Pictures
Robert sends along these exclusive images from the Boston LOTR Exhibit. Some
never-before-seen coolness to be had!

Holm Talks 'The Hobbit'
When IESB asked if he would be willing to return to the big screens and
reprise his role of Bilbo Baggins, "That would be fantastic, there has been
talk about doing the Hobbit and I know that Peter would love to do it but
there are some legal issues with two studios but once they get that handled
I would love go back and do it, but that will be a few years from now, you
know Peter is working on King Kong."

Trilogy Showing at DragonCon 2004
Satarina writes: I just wanted to let you know that at DragonCon this year
all three movies will be shown on Sunday back to back. They start at 12:30
pm as part of the conventions Film Festival.

LOTR in Imax format?
Spies in Auckland report that Peter Jackson was seen there checking out King
Kong location possibilities, but he also went into the Imax cinema there -
reportedly this is because they are checking out the possibility of putting
all three films into Imax format.

Fellowship Festival: News From Howe, Lee and Harper Collins!
More exciting news from The Fellowship Festival, this time about John Howe
and Alan Lee as well as a list of convention-exclusive offers from
publishers Harper Collins!

A good time was had at Barlibash Boston
This past weekend the folks from TheOneRing.net's IRC server gathered once
again for the 4th Annual Barlibash, held this year in Boston to coincide
with the Museum of Science's Lord of the Rings exhibit. Barlibash 2004 saw a
lot of returning attendees as well as a new crop of Barlifolk to enliven the
festivities. What follows is a highly personal account of the weekend of fun
and mayhem.

Shore Concert To Air on Canadian TV
Whether through the six volumes of Tolkien's classic novel or Peter
Jackson's spectacular film adaptation of the epic, The Lord of the Rings has
fascinated audiences of all ages for 50 years. Now fans can relive the magic
in a new way with Creating The Lord of the Rings Symphony: A Composer's
Journey Through Middle Earth. This exclusive concert presentation of the
films' unforgettable music, conducted by its composer Howard Shore, will
have its Canadian television premiere on Bravo! NewStyleArtsChannel
Saturday, September 4 at 8:30pm ET.

Palantir Visions (Things seen from beyond the front page)

Coming Soon:
August 20th: John Noble's Birthday

SHOP: TORn's Wardrobe Expansion

TheOneRing.net is pleased to announce it has two new t-shirts styles on sale
in several colors. The much requested "Don't Make Me Get My Ring" shirt is
finally on sale and due to demand, we have also made available a new
printing of "The Return of the One Party" shirts. But, that isn't all, there
are still a few more surprises.

Join us at the 'Hall of Fire'

It's here! After months of waiting, Ringers finally have the ROTK DVD in our
hot little hands. At last, the whole trilogy can be watched all at once!
What is your reaction to ROTK after all this time? Still the "greatest movie
ever!" or "a total disaster" or have your feelings mellowed over time? Does
ROTK deserve to be one of the most Oscar winning films of all time? And how
about those special features? Is it worth buying the theatrical release as
well as the extended edition? What things to do you notice when watching all
three movies together? Join us in The Hall of Fire as we explore these and
other issues surrounding the release of "The Return of the King" on DVD.

upcoming topics:

August 14-15 -- The Hobbit: Chapter 11: On the Doorstep

Saturday Chat:
5:30pm ET (17:30)
[also 11:30pm (23:30) CET and 9:30am Sunday (09:30) AET]

Sunday Chat:
7:00 pm (19:00) CET
[also 1:00pm (13:00) ET and 5:00am (05:00) Monday morning AET]

ET = Eastern Time, USA's East Coast
CET = Central European Time, Central Europe
AET = Australian East Coast

Do you have a possible topic for Hall of Fire? Drop us a line at

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.

Ongoing EXCLUSIVES from “Ringers: Lord of the Fans”

Get breaking news on TORn! As the “Ringers” team completes work on this
exciting project, you can follow post-production and get EXCLUSIVE
announcements of who is starring in the film! Ringers: Lord of the Fans is a
feature-length documentary that reveals the ongoing cultural phenomenon
created by The Lord of the Rings. Very funny and often moving, Ringers shows
the hidden power behind Tolkien’s books -- and how after 50 years a single
literary work continues to spark the minds and hearts of millions.


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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