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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.

Back to Middle Earth

It looks like the Secondary World will be going home to New Zealand. The new Amazon TV production will be based at Queenstown. More here.

Amazon Prime Middle Earth map.

Amazon’s new Middle earth series is to be set in the Second Age, if this map is anything to go by. Will we meet Elrond again? And Galadriel and Celeborn?

Tolkien Exhibition in New York

The Bodleian Library exhibition has moved to The Morgan Library & Museum in New York. Read more about it here

Mythopoeia: myth-creation and Middle-earth

A celebration of Tolkien and his creations, with special guests Dame Marina Warner, Prof Verlyn Flieger and Dr Dimitra Fimi.

Watch the lecture here.

Middle-Earth in Scotland?

Amazon has been scouting locations in Scotland to use in their upcoming TV prequel to LOTR. There are plenty of lochs and mountains but it’s not New Zealand. Read more here.

Tolkien and Illustration – An Interview with Ted Nasmith

The Greek Tolkien Society has recently posted an interview with Canadian Tolkien Illustrator (and composer) Ted Naismith. The interview can be found here, on the Society’s website.

The Steward of Middle-earth

Christopher Tolkien, at the age of 94, has now finished his work as the editor of his fathers work. Last year he resigned as Director of The Tolkien Estate and it has been announced the ‘The Fall of Gondolin’ is the last work he will edit.
Hanna Long has written a wonderful article on the life of Christopher Tolkien. The article, published in The weekly Standard as ‘The Steward of Middle-earth’ can be found here

Ian McKellen celebrates his 80th birthday with an 80 date tour.

Raising money for regional theatre and other causes, the tour will have 80 dates from London to the Orkneys. The show starts with Gandalf and might end with members of the audience joining in. Read more here.

Corey Smith worries about new Amazon series.

In an article about the upcoming Amazon Middle Earth TV series, Corey Smith expresses his reservations and hopes. Can and will it remain true to Tolkien’s themes?

Glitches and Gremlins

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