[Lotr_announce] TheOneRing.net Newsletter - October

Michael Regina xoanon at theonering.net
Wed Oct 7 20:52:19 CDT 2009

TORN #380

October 2009

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Rings Roundup (Top headlines of major interest)

Building at Stone St Studios
The Noldor Blog reports some big changes around Jackson's Stone St Studios,
with what looks like the beginnings of a huge new structure to replace one
of the existing sheds. Read More

TORn & Friends Radio City Mixer to be held on Friday, October 9 in NYC
Are you coming New York next weekend for the Radio City concert, or do you
live in the area? Are you longing to meet and mingle with other like-minded
fans? Are you going to the Saturday concert and looking for something fun to
do Friday night? Then come help us kick off the weekend Friday, October 9th
at our mixer!

Howard Shore is working on "The Hobbit"
In an interview with MTV last night, Howard Shore confirmed that he has
begun composing for "The Hobbit:" Last night, MTV's Kurt Loder sat down with
"The Lord of the Rings" composer Howard Shore and Pippin the Hobbit actor
Billy Boyd at The Paley Center for Media. Kurt was there to moderate a panel
called Shore on the Score: The Music of "The Lord of the Rings," which
featured Shore, Boyd and The Music of the Lord of the Rings Films author
Doug Adams.

"Hobbit" stays with MGM
Thanks to many of you for pointing us to this story at The Hollywood
Reporter: MGM has secured support from key lenders to allow the studio
enough cash to proceed with its participation in "The Hobbit." A recent
proposal by MGM's new CEO Steve Cooper to defer interest payments on its
debt load for the next three months on Thursday won a crucial endorsement
from J.P. Morgan.

WESTWOOD, MA - September 29, 2009- Turbine, Inc. announced today that The
Lord of the Rings OnlineT: Siege of MirkwoodT, the new digital expansion to
the 2008 MMO of the Year will launch on December 1st in North America.
Turbine also unveiled The Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO) Adventurer's Pack
which contains what every player needs to survive in the chaos of Mirkwood!
Siege of Mirkwood and the LOTRO Adventurer's Pack are scheduled to launch on
December 1, 2009.

Exclusive: Billy Boyd Interview!
To promote their upcoming East Coast tour, 'Beecake' front man and LOTR star
Billy Boyd chatted with TORN last week. Billy gave us a little insight into
the band, his musical tastes and influences, and his feelings about the
upcoming tour.

WETA News: Pre-order The Argonath!
Weta's return to Middle-earth and specifically to polystone collectibles
from The Lord Of The Rings is celebrated with a truly iconic piece. It
continues on from previous environments that have been popular with
collectors the world over. The big difference this time is that the edition
size is a mere 500. They will not last long, so get your pre-order in now.
The Argonath will be shipped worldwide!

MGM Teetering on Bankruptcy
MGM's financial woes continue to worsen according to Nikki Finke over at
Deadline Hollywood. MGM had a conference call yesterday with its bond
holders for the benefit of the lenders: "MGM made a desperate plea for money
because the studio had missed its numbers and was going to be out of funds
very soon. "The implication was that it's teetering on bankruptcy," one
source told me. MGM said it needed $20M in short-term cash flow to cover
overhead, and an additional $150 million to get through the end of year and
continue funding its projects, and to start Peter Jackson's Hobbit."

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 online.

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 

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online! From Tolkien cards to weekly ebay items, you should keep clicking on
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