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“…You have come and are here met, in this very nick of time, by chance as it may seem. Yet it is not so. Believe rather that it is so ordered that we, who sit here, and none others, must now find counsel for the peril of the world.”

Welcome to the Council of Elrond! You have stumbled upon one of the largest resource sites on the web offering a variety of unique features based on the creative works of J.R.R. Tolkien, including The Lord of the Rings. Come on in and register, then jump in and get involved. If you are looking for tons of quality images, feel free to visit our Gallery. We also have a forum if you’re interested in serious discussion, drooling over your favorite characters, or roleplaying with other site members. Other sections of the site, such as the Languages section, Elrond’s Library, and the Encyclopedia offer opportunities to learn more about the worlds and cultures that Tolkien created. Of course, there is more on this site than we can mention here, so feel free to jump right in, and experience one of the best Tolkien sites on the net.

Hobbit Fan contest, Colbert moderates Comic Con panel, New Peter Jackson Interview, New Teaser trailer to be released

A new contest, starting August 25th, that will bring 150 fans(75 winners each with a friend) to New Zealand for the premiere of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, was announced yesterday at Comic Con. Details of the announcement can be found here and the contest page can be found here .

You can click here for more information about the Hobbit Cast panel, moderated by Stephen Colbert, at Comic Con.

Click here for Deadline’s Comic Con interview of Peter Jackson.

More info on the goings on at Comic Con and a look at the teaser for today’s The Hobbit; The Battle of Five Armies Teaser Trailer can be found by clicking here for The Hobbit Film’s Facebook page and you can also here for more updates, on Peter Jackson’s Facebook Page

UPDATE- the Teaser Trailer can be found here . .

Friday News Update: new Lego displayed at SDCC, Tolkien Biopics in the Works, Heavy Metal Tolkien, and New The Battle of Five Armies Pics

Click here to see TNI`s coverage of the new Lego 866 piece ‘The Lonely Mountain’ set.

Click here to be taken to Rolling Stone’s coverage of the two planned Tolkien biopics.

Click here here to learn, thanks to Virtual Festivals, what Tolkien’s books inspired in many of the acts that will be appearing at Bloodstock Open Air 2014.

Click here to see, thanks to legendarium, three new Hobbit Movie pics recently released at Comic con.

New ‘The Battle Of Five Armies’ Poster released for Comic-Con

Click here to view the new poster.

New Cartoon style ‘The Hobbit’ pics

Click here to be taken to ‘Flicks and Bits’ for some artwork that may help you bide the time while you are waiting for the release of the new ‘Battle of Five Armies’ trailers.
But if that isn’t enough you can click here for more information; Hobbit coverage at Comic-con, and a new still from the movie.

Battle of Five Armies trailer details finally stated

Details on when we can expect the full trailer and teaser trailer for ‘The Hobbit, The Battle of Five Armies’ have been posted on Peter Jackson’s Facebook page and can be found here .

New Zealand tourists can now take a Dinner Tour of the Hobbiton set

Details of the new dinner tours, which include a stop at the Green Dragon for a complimentary beverage and a dinner feast, can be found here .

How many conventions can Salt Lake City Host ?

Salt lake City just finished hosting the Middle-earth themed FantasyCon, its third fantasy convention in less than a year, and as attendance was down from April’s FanX and last September’s Salt Lake Comic Con there are some concerns that may be too many ‘cons’ for the market.
More information can be found here .

Hobbit-selfie-like statue upsets locals in Khazakstan

Details on the statue can be found here .

Fanfiction of the Month: June

Our June choice is wintery. In fact, so wintery it will make you glad it’s summer. It tells of how during the Fell Winter when Bilbo was but a youth, Gandalf met the hobbits for the first time.
“Gandalf now took the time to look at the sick one. “Hammie” the others had called him. He appeared much slighter and younger than the other two. He was alarmingly still, and for an instant, Gandalf thought his spirit had already departed. But he gravely inspected the small form. “His breathing is laboured; I am no healer, but I very much fear lung sickness…”

The other two nodded sadly. “So do we,” said Flambard. “Poor Hammie! He’s so young…” “

Will the young hobbit make it? Click right here to be taken to dreamflower02′s story Pity.

John Howe Interview Published.

Technology and culture site boingboing has just released the transcript of an Ethan Gilsdorf interview, from Jan 2013, of Tolkien Artist and Illustrator John Howe. The interview can be found here .