[Lotr_announce] This Week on TheOneRing.net

Michael Regina xoanon at theonering.net
Fri Mar 18 11:38:42 CDT 2011

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TheOneRing.net nominated for ‘Best Franchise Film Site’
The first annual SFX Blog Awards are open for voting and
TheOneRing.net is humbled to find that we’ve been nominated in the
‘Best Franchise Film Site‘ category. As described by SFX, the
awards…celebrate the best that SF and fantasy fan-driven and
insider-developed internet activity has to offer. These awards aren’t
for big, profit-making sites but for sites that were created for the
love of the genre, and are maintained by people out of love rather
than money. If you feel TheOneRing.net is the best in this category,
we encourage you to place your vote. And it goes without saying,
TheOneRing.net is only as successful as the efforts and dedication of
our all volunteer staff and the constant encouragement from Tolkien
fans worldwide. Thank you for your support!

TORN TV: Lord of the Rings News for the Visual Age

Hobbit in 5 – John Howe’s Smaug, Orlando Bloom, and Your Questions
On this episode of Hobbit in 5 John Howe reports that Smaug the Golden
and Eowyn & the Nazgul are available again, Orlando Bloom considers
being in the Hobbit, we have another fabulous contest to announce.

Watch Previous Episodes

Ep8: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icWc9YE3f9g
Ep7: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEvjImnvo7s
Ep6: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cd1GBU2p3og
Ep5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nePV2Gk8wTc
Ep4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0w0C9RyLhA
Ep3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08gIT2gvXjk
Ep2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMj2jkYSa-w
Ep1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vk9_PBpkPvM

TORn Message Boards Weekly Roundup
Welcome to our collection of TORn’s hottest topics for the past week.
If you’ve fallen behind on what’s happening on the Message Boards,
here’s a great way to catch the highlights. Or if you’re new to TORn
and want to enjoy some great conversations, just follow the links to
some of our most popular discussions. Watch this space as every
weekend we will spotlight the most popular buzz on TORn’s Message
Boards. Everyone is welcome, so come on in and join in the fun!

LOTR Extended Blu-Ray Pre-Orders Continue at Amazon.com
Last week we alerted you to the pre-order of The Lord of the Rings:
The Motion Picture Trilogy Extended Edition Blu-ray. This week, we
have gotten our mitts on a new image of the entire set. (see above) If
you didn’t see the news last week, you can now pre-order for the set
exclusively through Amazon.com. To say reaction to the release of this
set has been positive would be an understatement, though a few
questions remain. We’ll try to get some clarity on exactly when the
set will arrive at your homes! In the meantime, don’t forget to place
your pre-order!

Orlando Bloom: In or Out of The Hobbit?
Mona2505 sends this in: Seems that Orlando Bloom is in fact still in
talks concerning the hobbit. Came across an interview today, where he
refuses to comment on the Hobbit as he is not allowed to. You can find
the original interview here. I happened to come across a translation
of that interview here, just in case you don’t speak Spanish.

‘Hobbit’ rehearsals happening now says Gandalf
Sir Ian McKellen has updated his Hobbit blog and describes the process
of preparing to roll film (or digital memory) on Peter Jackson’s pair
of films based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit.” It sounds like an
ideal day.

25th March is Tolkien Reading Day!
Tolkien Reading Day was set up to encourage people to get together and
explore some of Tolkien’s stories at school, university, in reading
groups, or as a family; the theme for 2011 is “Tolkien’s Trees”. This
year’s theme, “Tolkien’s Trees”, is allied with the “International
Year of Forests” and encourages families and library reading groups to
enjoy exploring the dark confines of Tolkien’s many forests as well as
focusing on individual trees.

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