[Lotr_announce] TheOneRing.net Newsletter (29/08/2004)

Michael Regina (Xoanon) xoanon@theonering.net
Sun, 29 Aug 2004 10:21:51 -0400

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TORN #235

August 29th, 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!

Shaye & Lynne: Showmen of the Year!
Elanor1013 writes: Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne have been awarded Variety's
top honor, Showmen of the Year, for 2004, and New Line's production of LOTR
features heavily--there is a whole special issue for the award, littered
with LOTR references. Here are some scans from the issue, including an
article about their websites which also mentions TORn.

TORN Debuts new T-Shirts for DragonCon!
TheOneRing.net will offer four new shirt styles for the fall, three of which
will be available to buy at DragonCon in Atlanta September 3 - 6. We don't
want to give away everything at once but the three shirts available at the
fantasy convention (with its own heavy-duty Tolkien tract of programming)
will have new sayings and will be in colors slightly different from what
TORn has offered previously.

Get Fuzzy Gets LOTR
Thanks to everyone (and I mean EVERYONE) who sent in the link to today's
'Get Fuzzy' cartoon. As Ringer Spy Namarie says, "It involves a Gollum
figurine and Bucky the cat's delusions of grandeur."

Two great events coming up for Ringers in the LA area!
Attention Los Angeles Ringers! Two BIG TORn related events are coming your
way. On Sunday Sept 19th, get together in Griffith Park for our 3rd Annual
Baggins Birthday Bash! Then, a mere two days later (Tue, Sept 21st), join
your fellow fans to celebrate BowlMoot 2004 before The Lord of the Rings
Symphony performance! Follow the link for some teaser details.

Turbine Builds the Buzz for 'Middle-Earth Online'
A virtual world being created by Turbine Entertainment Software of Westwood,
Massachusetts, is not yet ready for tourists. But once it is completed, tens
of thousands of PC owners will be able to create their own characters and
step into a land of hobbits, wizards, elves, orcs, and dwarfs, most of them
controlled by other computer owners.

Palantir Visions (Things seen from beyond the front page)

Coming Soon

September 3-6: DragonCon 2004
September 4th: The Lord of the Rings Symphony on Canadian Bravo!

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'

Weekly chats with LOTR fans JUST LIKE YOU! Read the schedule below for the
next chat subject and times.

upcoming topics:

Aug 28-29: Samwise Gamgee
Sept 4-5: The Hobbit: Chapter 13: Not At Home
Sept 11-12: Middle Earth's Greatest Hero
Sept 18-19: The Hobbit: Chapter 14: Fire and Water
Sept 25-26: The Downfall of Numenor
Oct 2-3: The Hobbit: Chapter 14: The Gathering of the Clouds

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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guests, content items, or just want to say hi? Drop us a line at
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Michael Regina (Xoanon)   Editor in Chief/Segment Producer
xoanon@theonering.net     http://www.TheOneRing.net
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