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Many surprises are in store for Ringer fans attending TORn’s big ORC event next January!

NEWS FLASH! RINGERS Exclusive Panel At the Upcoming O.R.C.

Many surprises are in store for Ringer fans attending TORn’s big ORC event next January! The filmmakers behind Ringers: Lord of the Fans will be hosting a panel at the upcoming One Ring Convention (ORC) in Pasadena, CA. The panel will be held on Friday, January 14th, and will include an in-depth discussion, as well as sneak peaks at various clips from Ringers: Lord of the Fans. This will be the first and last opportunity to catch a glimpse of Ringers before the film has its World Premiere in Park City, Utah the following week. Joining the filmmakers on the panel will be our Ringers celebrity narrator, Dominic Monaghan. In addition to the Ringers panel on Friday, the filmmakers will be present at the convention throughout the entire weekend, welcoming fans to their booth on the convention floor. This will be a great opportunity for fans to meet and greet the filmmakers, and to purchase all kinds of merchandise from the film.

Meet the filmmakers at ORC! Clockwise from left: Jeff, Josh, Cliff, Carlene, and Danny

Everyone's favorite Master of Ceremonies will be on hand-- yes, Cliff Broadway "Quickbeam" himself, who hosted TORN's famous Oscar Parties. Cliff will be MC for several events throughout the ORC weekend. In addition, one of the indie rock bands on the Ringers soundtrack, World Without Sundays, will be performing live at the convention on Friday, January 14th. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the band tear up the stage with their new, alternative rock version of the cult classic song, “Where There’s a Whip, There’s a Way,” which is one of many updated LOTR songs appearing on the Ringers soundtrack click here for more details.

Several of the LOTR cast members featured in the documentary, Ringers: Lord of the Fans, will be attending the ORC as well, including Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Billy Boyd, and John Rhys-Davies. The convention, which is being organized by TheOneRing.net and Creation Entertainment, should make for a fun filled weekend for ringers everywhere.

About the documentary:

RINGERS: LORD OF THE FANS shows how, after 50 years, “The Lord of the Rings” continues to spark the minds and hearts of millions. RINGERS explores the real foundations of Middle-earth; a community of true fans who share a common bond. Moving beyond “cult classic” and over several different generations, the film unearths countless people gathered under the banner of ‘Ringer’ -- academics, musicians, movie stars, authors, filmmakers, and a plethora of pop junkies. Celebrity interviewees include Peter Jackson, Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Clive Barker, and David Carradine.

RINGERS features a dynamic rock-driven score with musicians who were influenced by J.R.R. Tolkien. Several indie recording artists have provided new covers of songs from previous “Rings” adaptations. Produced in association with the popular fan-site TheOneRing.net, RINGERS stands as the most comprehensive film document of the ongoing fandom of “The Lord of the Rings.”

From the hippie counter-culture to the electronic age; from the Bakshi animated film to Jackson’s epic trilogy; this documentary brings together extensive footage collected over 21 months -- across three continents. Our cameras have captured the most energetic “Lord of the Rings” events.

What began as the private amusement of a tweedy Oxford professor has now become a new mythology for the 21st century. RINGERS: LORD OF THE FANS shows how an adventure story published in 1954 has had dynamic ripple-effects through Western pop-culture. RINGERS carefully pulls away the veil between Tolkien’s book and the creations of art, music, and community that have been inspired by it.

RINGERS: LORD OF THE FANS spent 21 months shooting on three continents. Produced in association with the popular Tolkien fan-site TheOneRing.net, Ringers stands as the most comprehensive film document of the ongoing fandom of "The Lord of the Rings."

Current “Ringers” Interviewees include:
Writer/Director/Producer - Peter Jackson, Actor - Elijah Wood, Actor - Sir Ian McKellen, Actor - Viggo Mortensen, Actor - Sean Astin, Actor - Dominic Monaghan, Actor - Billy Boyd, Actor - Andy Serkis, Screenwriter - Philippa Boyens, Author/Interviewer - Cliff Broadway, Author/Filmmaker - Clive Barker, Writer/Director/Producer - Cameron Crowe, Actor - David Carradine, Author - Terry Pratchett, Author - Peter S. Beagle, Author - Terry Brooks, Musician - Lemmy Kilmister, Musician - Geddy Lee, Tolkien Scholar - Dr. Jane Chance, Chairperson of the Tolkien Society - Christine Crawshaw, Author - Colin Duriez, Filmmaker/Critic - Chris Gore, Writer/Publisher - Forrest J. Ackerman, Actor - Sala Baker, Actor - Bill Mumy, Author/Broadcaster - Brian Sibley, Illustrator/Author - Colleen Doran, Illustrator/Author - Jill Thompson, Great-Grandson - Royd Tolkien, and hundreds of Tolkien fans!














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