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Welcome to the Council of Elrond!

“…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.

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 .

Thorin to remain alive?

According to this Ecumenical News article, Thorin is NOT killed in the movie.
Any comments?

Tolkien’s Translation of Beowulf Released

Details about the book, which is being released by both Harper Collins and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, depending on your location, can be found here, here and here.

Lost Tape of Tolkien Discovered.

Although they are releasing very few details, Middle-earth Network and Legendarium have announced that a lost audio recording of J.R.R. Tolkien has been discovered.
Details of the recording’s upcoming release, and a small audio clip can be found here.