"I felt a quiet, low-key excitement seeing these places that were so important to Tolkien. It was easy to wander around the mill, or look at the pond behind the mill, or wander the paths in the bog, and imagine how these scenes could spark the imagination of a young, inquisitive, sensitive child."
Juan from the Official Christopher Lee Website emailed me to invite all of us to share his 79th birthday!
Josephine sent us information about her efforts to organize an event for the film's premiere in Dallas: "Our goal is to have a special viewing if we can arrange this for the whole group only, if not we will see, as a group together with local people, the first showing in Dallas."
Xenite.org reports that Glass Hammer will perform at the convention (Labor Day Weekend, August 31 - September 3). Guests include rDecipher, Inc. representatives and Iron Crown Enterprises writer William Kenyon. The track will show the rarely seen (in America) video, "J.R.R.T.: A Film Portrait of J.R.R. Tolkien" and feature lessons in Elvish from Tolkien linguists. For more information, CLICK HERE.
"For the second year running the Tolkien weekend at Sarehole Mill, will consist of displays from the Tolkien Country Park Partners about their activities, a host of other activities for visitors including a dramatisation of one of Tolkien’s other works Farmer Giles of Ham and information about the proposed park. The weekend is intended to be a fun day out for locals and interested members of the media and to publicise the concept of the park and launch the Park Proposal Document..."
"Two months before the biggest movie-event ever, there will be the Middle-Earth-Celebration in Switzerland. Five hundred Tolkien fans from all over Europe are expected."
Concerning Hobbits and Other Matters: Tolkien Across the Disciplines, on Thursday, will feature a number of formal presentations by scholars from around the country. Bree Moot 5, over the next two days, will celebrate the works and worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien in more reader-oriented activities.
Games, seminars, displays and more at the Lancaster Host Hotel, Lancaster, PA, March 9 -11.
From January, 12th to 14th the German Tolkien website Der Herr der Ringe held a Tolkien Convention at a German castle and 160 Tolkien-fans took part.
Xenite.org reports that Glass Hammer, the progressive rock band from Tennessee that has been titillating Tolkien fans with their upcoming "Live from Middle-earth" CD, will perform at Dragoncon this September.
There is going to be a performance of Beowulf, one of the oldest poems written in English, in New York Tuesday and Wednesday nights in a converted synagogue.
This much coveted Grand Prize will be given away to 1 lucky winner at each line location at the end of the trailer showing.