[Lotr_announce] TheOneRing.net Newsletter (02/11/2006)

Michael Regina (Xoanon) xoanon at theonering.net
Sat Feb 11 10:57:59 EST 2006

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TORN #297

February 11th, 2006

Here is the weekly newsletter! Enjoy!

Rings Roundup (Top headlines of major interest)

Incident at LOTR Concert in Lyon, France
Conductor Terry Edwards collapsed on stage minutes into his performance of
the LOTR score in France. Emergency teams were soon on the scene but there
was no news on his condition and the audience was asked to leave. We hope
that it is not too serious and that he makes a quick recovery. Good luck to
him and our best wishes to his family and friends.

Lord of the Brush DVD Available Now
>From lordofthebrush.com: Lord of the Brush DVD is now available in both
English and French - Le Seigneur des Pinceaux. Be the first to have your own
movie party!

UK'S Fellowship Festival Cancelled
Lady Tinania writes: After months of speculation, aaaevents have notified
fans that there will be no Fellowship Festival in 2006, disappointing fans
here in the UK. In a letter on their website, aaaevents confirmed that,
despite being backed by New Line, there would be no Festival this year, but
thanked their supporters and the cast and crew . This puts an end to months
of speculation and hearsay about the future of the event, which has brought
many Lord of the Rings and Tolkien fans to London in the past two years. It
is hoped that this will not be the last Lord of the Rings con in the UK.
Visit www.aaaevents.co.uk for the full story.

Toronto's Lord of the Rings musical a hit, say fans
TORONTO (CP) - Despite a two-day delay to fine-tune the production and some
first-night mistakes, theatregoers say the new Lord of the Rings musical has
been worth the wait. The Toronto show had its first preview performance on
Saturday night and the diehard Lord of the Rings fans in attendance gave it
rave reviews. Twenty-five-year-old Leah Hashimoto said she's read all the
books, seen all the movies and still her high expectations were met. The
mistakes Saturday night actually made the experience more memorable, she

First LOTR Musical Review!
Vincent writes: Well I just saw the premiere THE LORD OF THE RING musical in
Toronto. I must say it was quite the project to undertake given the amount
of material and story depth. Overall I must say I was quite impressed with
the way that it was portrayed. Most of the actors did an admirable job
especially those of the Hobbits.

Palantir Visions (Things seen from beyond the front page)

Coming Soon

February 13th: Sean Astin on "24" (Fox)
February 15th: Dominic Monaghan on "Lost" (ABC)
February 17th: Viggo Mortensen Booksigning: New York, NY

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The Tolkien Fan's Medieval Reader, edited by Turgon

Over the years Tolkien's fondness for and indebtedness to medieval
literature has often been mentioned. His special devotion to older Germanic
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professor he taught these works in addition to teaching the languages in
which they were written. This anthology has been compiled in the hope of
sharing the pleasures of these -- and other -- classics of medieval
literature that were part of Tolkien's professional life and inspirations to
him in his creative work.

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Scouring of the Site (Breakdown of our various sections)

-Barlimans- is more than a place to get your mead! There is the Fun Section,
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-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
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-Green Books- Not to be confused with the Red Book of Westmarch, we are just
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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
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-Our Tolkien Fan- section is just for you! From the site design to all the
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