"Hobbits are a rare sight in Toronto but it seems some, like Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd, are willing to pop in during late fall to relive some of the splendour of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth..."
Win tickets to The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Special Extended DVD Edition Marathon Twelve-Hour Screening in New York or Los Angeles on November 11th from noon to midnight!
"In anticipation of the release of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, the central installment in writer/director/producer Peter Jackson's epic trilogy based on the J.R.R. Tolkien masterpiece, Te Papa proudly announces a bold and innovative museum experience: The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy - The Exhibition, opening on 19 December..."
Alan Lee will be doing a booksigning at the Barnes & Noble in Greenwich Village (396 Avenue of the Americas at 8th Street) in New York City on Friday, September 27, at 12:30 p.m. He will only be signing copies of his books at this event. No memorabilia, please. To add this event to Outlook, iCalendar, or Mozilla Calendar click here.
A Spanish website invites fans to participate in a Two Towers "party without precedent."
New website launched.
Professor Shippey is a wonderful speaker and soon had us completely under his spell as he began to weave his theories on why Tolkien continues to be such a phenomenon in the 21st century. It was especially a thrill to hear Professor Shippey describe various conversations that he had had with Professor Tolkien; I could listen to those anecdotes all day long, (and probably all night long, too!). It's just magical to hear! Professor Shippey spoke of metaphor and allegory; applying those to not only Tolkien's writings, but to the writings of some of his contemporaries as well.
Universal Interactive came back and, again, we had to mop the floor from all of the console and PC gamers who were frothing at the mouth. The detail and dedication behind these games makes them most definitely worthy of being a part of Tolkien's Middle Earth. The Barrow Wights that we saw today along with the tantalizing hints about what is to come were enough to make my heart skip a few beats.
Just announced for New York City, its very own Bilbo and Frodo's birthday celebration on September 22nd.
Held on Saturday November 30 and Sunday December 1 2002.
The annual Worldcon gathering is attended primarily by science fiction and fantasy writers, genre film-makers, designers, costumers, and a smaller but very enthusiastic element of fandom. The highlight of the convention is the presentation of the prestigious "Hugo" awards for best achievement in Science Fiction/Fantasy books, short stories, art, and "dramatic presentation." The film "Fellowship of the Ring" has been nominated in the "Dramatic Presentation" category.
Stranger than news from Bree? Maybe not! Day Two for the Tolkien Track at DragonCon 2002 was a day where The Prancing Pony was overrun. Yes, mellyn, I am proud to report that the Pony, (the Tolkien Track room), was filled to capacity on nearly every session; in fact, three sessions had us turning guests away in order to keep the Bree Constables happy.