[Lotr_announce] TheOneRing.net Newsletter - November 2008

Michael Regina xoanon at theonering.net
Sun Nov 2 12:58:41 EST 2008

TORN #370

November, 2008

Rings Roundup (Top headlines of major interest)

TORN's Guillermo del Toro Interview
Guillermo Del Toro was recently in New York City as part of the New Yorker
Festival and our good pal Anthony Moody from Indalo Productions caught up
with him to talk all things Hobbit!

Part I
Part II
Part III

The Lord of the Rings: Conquest Pushed into 2009
Originally planned for a December 15 release, The Lord of the Rings:
Conquest will now ship January 9, 2009 internationally and January 13, 2009
in the U.S. Brought to you by the same studio that created gamer favorite
Star Wars Battlefront, this new take on the battle for Middle-earth is
reminiscent of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings universe that you
watched in the films.

This Just In: ‘Hurin’ Paperback & ‘Realm’ Reprint!
The folks from Houghton Mifflin sent us along review copies of ‘The Children
of Hurin’ paperback and the reprinted edition of ‘Tales from a Perilous
Realm’, now featuring artwork by Alan Lee!

Live in the UK? Wanna See HD FOTR with the London Philharmonic?
Tickets are now available for the Royal Albert Hall showing of FOTR in high
def with the London Philharmonic! The event will take place on April 14th
and 15th. Follow the link for more details!

Turbine Unveils Launch Date, Pre-order and Early Upgrade Programs for The
Lord of the Rings Online™: Mines of Moria™
WESTWOOD, MA – October 9, 2008– Turbine, Inc. announced today the details of
the launch of The Lord of the Rings Online™: Mines of Moria™. On November
18, 2008 The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria will be available in
stores across North America and Europe allowing players to begin their
journey to the vast, terrifying and unparalleled world beneath Middle-earth.

New Zealand actors settle out of court with New Line
Good friend, good actor and good man Bruce Hopkins has checked in with some
news regarding a financial settlement with New Line. In an exclusive he
gives us the lowdown. Here it in his own words..

Doug Jones Talks a little more on The Hobbit
Doug Jones recently spoke in an exclusive interview with Eric Walsingham
from Fear.net on ‘Quarantine’ ‘Frankenstein’ and a little about his possible
appearance in ‘The Hobbit Movie’.

Review: Re-Release of the BBC The Lord of the Rings
As the world of Tolkien fandom eagerly prepares for the coming of The Hobbit
movie(s), the BBC is helping us to fill in our time by re-releasing its
fabulous radio dramatization of The Lord of the Rings. Originally broadcast
in 1981, this production is almost as classic as the books themselves.  It
is THE quintessential radio dramatization.  Brilliantly acted, with
atmospheric music and clever sound effects, this series has not dated at
all.  Brian Sibley expertly adapted Tolkien’s writing into a script;
narration is kept to a minimum and pacing is maintained through active
dialogue, but at the same time as much as possible of Tolkien’s original
text is included.  Book fans will love hearing cherished, familiar lines,
and movie fans will enjoy spotting dialogue which made it into both Peter
Jackson’s movies and this dramatization.

Palantir Visions (Things seen from beyond the front page)

TORn braves airwaves with bi-weekly segment on ‘Fictional Frontiers’

TheOneRing.net will be providing a segment on this Sunday’s broadcast of
‘Fictional Frontiers with Sohaib,’ on WNJC 1360 AM, Philadelphia at 11AM ET.

TORN 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"

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 at 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)

-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

-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!
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That's all for now, keep clicking, have fun and keep sending in those
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