[Lotr_announce] TheOneRing.net Newsletter (02/18/2006)

Michael Regina (Xoanon) xoanon at theonering.net
Sat Feb 18 20:27:47 EST 2006

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TORN #298

February 18th, 2006

Here is the weekly newsletter! Enjoy!

Rings Roundup (Top headlines of major interest)

Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Tour for Lord of the Rings Fans
The Genre Traveler and Beyond Boundaries Travel Team Up for Special Weekend
Package to See the Lord of the Rings Musical in Toronto. For Immediate
Release: On Memorial Day Weekend, some fortunate Lord of the Rings fans not
only will get to see the World Premiere musical in Toronto – already
receiving rave reviews from theatre goers – but will also get the chance to
meet the producer and cast in a private Q&A session.

>From Sideshow to Dark Horse...now Gentle Giant?
Garfeimao writes: Wow, just got this update from Gentle Giant, and it
appears they will be taking over the partnership with WETA from Dark Horse.
The vast collection of Lord of the Rings products certainly require no
complement, and Gentle Giant would not have embarked on this enterprise
without the full blessing of the masters at Weta Collectibles.

'Ringers' Nominated for Saturn Award!
Ringers: Lord of the Fans has been nominated for a Saturn Award! It has been
nominated for BEST DVD RELEASE, up against; Bionicle 3: Web of Shadows
(Buena Vista), Boo (Ventura), Cube Zero (Lionsgate), Dead & Breakfast
(Anchor Bay) & Ray Harryhausen: The Early Years Collection (Sparkhill). The
Saturn Awards honor the most popular and successful film releases of the
year. The genre film continues to dominate and control the box office with
its’ imaginative and creative stories. These films are the crowd pleasers.

Vacaville, CA - Hear ye! Hear ye! On April 21-23, 2006, the second annual
Middle Earth Festival will come to life in historic Downtown Vacaville to
celebrate author J. R. R. Tolkien and “The Lord of the Rings”. This
fun-filled family event includes a fun run and forums on the themes of
Tolkien. Saturday and Sunday activities include craft and merchandise
vendors, entertainment, and games for the kids, demonstrations of old time
skills, music, dance, fantasy and abundant food.

SHOP: Legolas Pre-Order Happening Now!
Sideshow Collectibles is now pre-selling the much anticipated 12-inch
Legolas Greenleaf. The Exclusive Edition of this figure, expected to only
last a few hours, comes with his Lothlorien Cloak and Broach, as well as an
interchangeable arrow stabbing hand. Follow the link to place your pre-order
while supplies last.

Frodo prepares for stage premiere
It's addition-by-subtraction time in Toronto as the mammoth musical theater
version of "The Lord of the Rings" works on problems that caused the planned
3 1/2-hour show to run nearly five hours in its first preview. That's what
previews are for, and playgoers who have seen early performances are
reporting back favorably. "There's an absolutely fantastic 3 1/2 -hour show
in there somewhere," says Derrick Chua, 39, a Toronto attorney who attended
the very first preview, Feb. 4, at the Princess of Wales Theatre. Chua had
no illusions that he'd be seeing a finished product.

Palantir Visions (Things seen from beyond the front page)

Coming Soon

February 19th: LOTR Trilogy Screening: Monterey CA
February 20th: Sean Astin on "24" (Fox)

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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
literature, including Beowulf and the Eddas, has long been known, for as a
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.

Ongoing EXCLUSIVES from “Ringers: Lord of the Fans”

Get breaking news on TORn! As the “Ringers” team completes work on this
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literary work continues to spark the minds and hearts of millions.


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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,
Regulars Map and Photo Gallery, and of course the gateway to our ever famous
MIRC Chatroom!
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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
beard. If you are a Peter Jackson fan, then 'TBHL' is the place for you!
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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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section, devoted to the magic of motion picture special effects. As well as
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-Our Tolkien Fan- section is just for you! From the site design to all the
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