"I dare say that a good many will be instantly put off by the very idea of 'long narrative poems in verse' and pursue it no further."
Christopher Tolkien has once again published a "New" book by his father titled "The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun".
Since the first "Fun At Mill!" Weekend in 2000 these events have focused on Tolkien's local connections, the local environment and the history of the area around Sarehole Mill, Moseley Bog, and the River Cole Valley – now known as the Shire Country Park. This year's theme is "Exploring Middle-earth".
The fan film "The Hunt for Gollum" (due to be released May 9 online) has released the latest trailer in their awfully good looking fan film.
The final installment in one of the most original series published here in the Reading Room.
First place winner in the Middle Earth Fan fiction Awards for Genres: Alternate Universe: The Shire or Buckland - 2007.
EA's rights to Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings films has reverted back to Warner Bros.
Tolkien Reading Day was set up to encourage people to read some of Tolkien’s stories at school or university, in reading groups, or as a family; the theme for 2009 is "Journeys & Destinations."
This independently-produced film is set to hit the web in HD this spring.
"There will be a formal presentation of the Proceedings of the Tolkien 2005: The Ring Goes Ever On conference to the City of Birmingham on 30th January 2009."
"This book describes the childhood adventures of Hilary and JRR Tolkien. Hilary was JRR Tolkien's younger brother and this book uses Hilary's own words from recently discovered notebooks and previously unpublished letters between the brothers."
McKellen confirms he was to dine with The Hobbit director this past Thursday night... but gave no specifics on what they might discuss (other than reprising his role as Gandalf, of course).
"Going back to Gandalf, it'd be a new script entirely. We aren't remaking 'The Lord of the Rings.' We're going to do 'The Hobbit' and what Gandalf has to do in that will be different line-by-line and scene-by-scene than in the trilogy," McKellen emphasizes.
In May of this year, HarperCollins will be publishing Tolkien's previously unpublished retelling of the legend of Sigurd and Gudrún.
The Tolkien Society has webpages where fans across the globe can let other fans know where they'll be celebrating if they're hosting a party, or just what particular tipple they"ll be raising...