[Lotr_announce] TheOneRing.net Newsletter - December 2007

Michael Regina xoanon at theonering.net
Sat Dec 1 12:12:23 EST 2007

TORN #359

December, 2007

Rings Roundup (Top headlines of major interest)

Sideshow Announces ‘The Treachery of Saruman’ Diorama
The latest addition to The Lord of the Rings Diorama series from Sideshow
Collectibles is ‘Gandalf vs Saruman: The Treachery of Saruman .’ Sideshow
previewed this item for the first time last night and we expect it to start
pre-ordering next Thursday with their newsletter launch. Click on the
following link to view the full preview and while you’re there, check out
the other LOTR dioramas.

PJ is one of EW’s Smartest People In Hollywood
deej wrote in to let us know that PJ ranked number 16 in EW.com’s The 50
Smartest People in Hollywood.

Sam Raimi Talks ‘The Hobbit’
Gerry writes: As part of an interview with Comic Book Resources posted on
November 27th, Sam talks about ‘The Hobbit again

Small Hobbits, Giant Gorillas, and Other Adventures of a Cyber Actor
It is the season of charity, and Andy Serkis is doing his part with Barnardo
’s (a UK based children’s charity). Andy will be hosting two sessions where
he will be telling stories from his career, auctioning off memorabilia, and
doing a meet and greet with guests. Full information is available at Andy’s

Sideshow Collectibles Discounted Products
Sideshow Collectibles has been running their ‘Black and White Friday‘
promotion from Nov 21st until Nov 26th 2007. If you are hunting for great
discounts on some LOTR Collectibles, you’ll want to check out what they have
posted. The majority of these items are available to ship right now, and are
guaranteed to arrive before the Holiday. So if you have a special LOTR fan
in your life, or just want to get yourself something special, check out the
following discounted product list.

The Fellowship Becomes Fine Art
Vanderstelt Fellowship Fine ArtJerry Vanderstelt was in the right place at
the right time. But it wasn’t luck that landed him there, it was hard work
and making his own opportunities. Today this good fortune and hard work
culminate when the artist releases a lithograph celebrating “The Fellowship
of the Ring,” film released in 2001.

At the San Diego Comic-Con 2001, Elijah Wood walked around the mammoth floor
of convention floor drinking in the celebration of popular culture and
keeping his eye out for hints of how the world might accept the movie he had
worked on that was about to overwhelm popular culture, the first film in
Peter Jackson’s “The Lord of the Rings.”

HarperCollins Offers Signed Limited Editions of ‘The Children Of Húrin’!
Smeagirl and many other fans sent along this email from HarperCollins: As a
registered member of the official HarperCollins site for J.R.R. Tolkien, we
wanted to give you the best opportunity possible to take advantage of a
forthcoming, special signed and limited edition of his final masterpiece -
The Children Of Húrin. The book is an essential for all Tolkien fans and
represents a unique opportunity, with only 500 being printed.

‘Hurin’ Has Legs
Ataahua writes: I just checked out the latest issue of Locus magazine, and
‘The Children of Hurin’ has now been in the top-ten list of hardback sales
for the fifth month in a row, take a look at the list here.

Did you notice? Scrapbook is Back!
After the ‘Great TORn Crash’ of a few weeks ago, many of the TORn staff were
extremely worried about the possibility of having lost 18,000+ images and
photos that comprise our Scrapbook section.  After all, this area contains
nearly 10 years of Tolkien fandom history represented in visual form. (Just
think of all those fan events and Ringer submitted photos!!!) Thankfully,
through the hard work of Arathorn and Corvar, the Scrapbook was completely
recovered and is now revitalized in our brand new design. When you are bored
at work today, take a moment to browse Tolkien history.

RingCon 2007 Report & Pics
Elentariel writes: I just returned from another wonderful trip to Germany,
where I had a chance to attend RingCon 2007. Among thousands of LOTR fans in
incredible costumes, there were numerous LOTR stars, and tons of
entertainment. RingCon 2007 Images

Return of the King: Complete Recordings - Review
Christopher Coleman from tracksounds.com: In addition to the new contest I
emailed you about earlier re: the RETURN OF THE KING: COMPLETE RECORDINGS.
We also just posted our review of said title here, suffice it to say, it
received our highest rating 10/10 and it includes three soundclips. Hope you
all find it news-worthy.

Finally, we Announce the ‘Show your Hobbit Pride’ Winners!
TheOneRing.net is proud to announce the winning entries into the ‘Show your
Hobbit Pride’ Giveaway. First and foremost - thank you to all who
participated. The entries were all top-notch, and we wish we could award
something to everyone who participated! Congrats to everyone who entered -
it is quite apparent that Hobbit Pride truly swells here at TheOneRing.net.
We’d also like to thank our sponsors Houghton Mifflin and Sideshow

Palantir Visions (Things seen from beyond the front page)

Coming Soon:

December 8th: Dominic Monaghan's Birthday
December 16th: Miranda Otto's Birthday
December 17th: Bernard Hill's Birthday

Join us at the 'Hall of Fire'

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TORN's Own Books:

The People's Guide to J.R.R. Tolkien

The People's Guide is written by five contributing writers of
TheOneRing.net -- the leading fan website devoted to Tolkien, his books, his
lore, the New Line Cinema movies, and the fan community that centers on
Middle-earth. TheOneRing.net has always been distinguished by the quality of
the original articles appearing on its Green Books and Tehanu's Notes pages.
This book adapts some of the most popular articles on the TheOneRing.net as
well as offering readers completely new articles that are not available

More People's Guide to J.R.R. Tolkien

Following last year's successful The People's Guide to J.R.R. Tolkien, this
volume continues in the best tradition of Green Books and Tehanu's Notes to
explore the words and worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien through essays, Q&A from
readers, and interviews with special guests.

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
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
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campaign is too short and no business is too small to advertise.

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We're always looking for interesting contests to have fun with all the LOTR
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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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-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.
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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
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
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-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!
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-Our Tolkien Fan- section is just for you! From the site design to all the
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-Shop.theonering.net- is THE place to find all your Tolkien items available
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