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American men prefer Lord of the Rings

According to a recent Harris poll, the second favorite book of American men is Lord of the Rings. Women chose Gone with the Wind for their second pick. Find out the rest of the top ten at

Fantasy Festival 2008

Fantasy Festival 2008 will be held on 26th April at the University of Utah, US. Events include a presentation by Dr Drout on, “From Middle-earth to Hogwarts”, costuming workshops, Lords of the Rings Jeopardy, a masquerade and much more. You can find further details here.

Want to Go Up Against Elijah Wood?

Producers at the television show The Friday Night Project are looking for someone to take part in a quiz and go head to head with Elijah Wood to see who knows the most about Lord of the Rings. The person must be a super fan, and ideally do more than just your average fan. For example, they want a fan who organises conventions in their spare time, or holds LOTR parties, or dresses up as a Hobbit, or has named their children after a Tolkien character. The fan will be on stage with Elijah and take part in one round of quick fire questions, with the first to three winning.

Filming is Thursday 10th April (evening) in Central London, and the fan will need to be available from early afternoon until the evening. If you would like to put yourself or anyone forward then please email Rina ASAP at [email protected]

Note: you obviously should only put yourself forward if you live in the London area or can be there this Thursday.

Del Toro and The Hobbit

In an interview at Guillermo Del Toro reveals that he is still in negotiations about directing The Hobbit movies.

Happy birthday Hugo Weaving

Today, the 4th of April, is Hugo Weaving’s birthday. Hugo was born in Nigeria in 1960, and is 48 today. You can view pictures of Hugo here and pictures of Hugo in the role of Elrond here.

CoE Store Item of the Month

For the month of April the CoE Store will be featuring the Eowyn Classic Bust by Gentle Giant. This limited edition bust is made of polyresin and stands 3 3/4 inches. It is available for pre-order and scheduled to be released this month. This is just one of the pieces in this new line of busts by Gentle Giant. To see other LotR bust being released soon stop by the CoE Store.

The Battle of Amon Hen

In celebration of April Fool’s Day, the creators of Lord of the Rings Online are introducing the Battle of Amon Hen–along with a new playable race to go alongside of the others, called the “Fowl-People.” Are they fooling us or not? You’ll just have to go see for yourself, and you can read the full story here.