The paperback edition of ‘Children of Húrin’ will be released in the US on October 14th, and to celebrate this TolkienLibrary.com is hosting an online release party, including a Q&A with special guest Alan Lee.
ITN reports that Andy Serkis is looking forward to playing Gollum in the upcoming Hobbit movies. Serkis said: “I’m really really looking forward to it. It’s going to be quite a big thing stepping back into Gollum again. But I’m really really excited about working with Guillermo del Toro.”
Some creative students at the University of Illinois pulled a prank concerning the eye of Sauron early Sunday morning. You can read more and see a photo here.
Happy birthday to two of our favorite hobbits, Bilbo and Frodo. At the start of Lord of the Rings Bilbo celebrated his 111th birthday while Frodo celebrated his 33th birthday and came of age.
Click here for some great CoE Hobbit Day eCards to send to your friends.
Viggo Mortensen, who we all remember as Aragorn, the famous king of men, has always been up for the idea of coming back into Del Toro’s adaption of the Hobbit movies.
Mortensen says, “I haven’t heard anything. “I met [Guillermo] once years ago,” but haven’t talked to him since.” Will Aragorn reapear in the Hobbit movies? Del Toro and his team are still writing the screenplay, so no cast members have been called back or decided on yet. You can read more here.
The Proceedings of “Tolkien 2005: The Ring Goes Ever On” are being published at the end of September.
The two volumes cover 11 subject areas for papers –
• Tolkien’s Life • Middle-earth at the Movies • Tolkien in Other Lands •
• Tolkien’s Legacy • Tolkien’s Sources • Tolkien’s World • Tolkien’s People • Other Voices • The Telling of Tales: Myth and Storytelling • Theology and the Nature of Good and Evil • • Tolkien’s Literary Achievement •
You can find out more information and read more here.
For the month of September and in honor of Bilbo and Frodo’s birthday the CoE Store will be featuring two new collectibles from Sideshow. These Frodo and Sam figures are the newest figures in the LotR 12″ line from Sideshow. Both figures come with many accessories and a base for display. Don’t miss your chance to own these wonderful figures.
On this day, September 2nd, 1973, Professor J. R. R. Tolkien passed away, only 21 months after his beloved Edith had died. He was buried in Wolvercote Cemetery, Oxford, next to his wife. The tombstone reads,
“Edith Mary Tolkien
1889 – 1971
1892 – 1973″
We all thank and honor the Professor for his wonderful work that has inspired generations. He is greatly missed.