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Tolkien Reading Day: A time to celebrate reading J.R.R. Tolkien’s books!

Today, March 25th, is ‘Tolkien Reading Day” and The Tolkien Society is inviting everyone to join in celebrating the 75th anniversary of the publication of ‘The Hobbit’. For more information click here.

The Hobbit pub’s licensing fee to be paid by Stephen Fry and Sir Ian McKellen

As reported in The Examiner; in a heartwarming resolution to The Hobbit pubs’s licensing legal drama, actors Stephen Fry and Sir Ian McKellen have announced that they’ll be funding the annual $100 licensing fee required for the Southampton pub to retain its name and Tolkien theme. This was announced through the pub’s Twitter feed, which […]

The Noldor, New Zealand:Visit to Hobbiton

Back in January, Tolkien fans ‘The Noldor, New Zealand’ celebrated their Anniversary by visiting the Hobbiton set in Matamata, north of Taupo. They had wanted to show the photos much earlier, but were unfortunately prevented from doing so by the Non-Disclosure Agreement they made everybody sign there (as you buy your ticket). However, it seems […]

Copyright holder offers an amicable resolution to The Hobbit pubs problems.

Producer Paul Saentz of the Saul Zaentz Company, the owners of the worldwide rights to marketing The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit brands, has offered an amicable solution to The Hobbit pub. Click here to read about the suggested solution.

Sir Ian McKellen also backs The Hobbit Pub.

Click here to go to Sir Ian McKellen’s website and read his comments concerning The Hobbit pub being directed to cease their copyright infringement.

Stephen Fry supports Hobbit Pub in copyright dispute

Fans of The Hobbit pub have set up a Facebook page to protest what they see as Hollywood heavy-handedness and yesterday, in a tweet, Stephen Fry lent his support to the protest. For more info click here.

Pub In Trouble For Its Name

A local pub in England is in trouble with the Saul Zaentz Company that owns the rights to ‘The Hobbit’. Read more here.

J. R. R. Tolkien to be portrayed in a feature film

Scheduled for release in 2013, the film ,’The Lion Awakes’ concerns C.S. Lewis’ early life, including his friendship with J .R .R. Tolkien. For more details click here for NarniaWeb’s interview with screenwriter Darren Scott Jacobs, and here for ‘The Lion Awakes’ Facebook page.

CoE Seeking Several New Staff Members

We have some empty staff positions that need to be filled. If you’re interested in being the Humor Admin, the Last Homely House Admin, or the Themes Admin, please read more about it here.

John Rhys Davies Appearing at Hal-Con

Hal-con, Atlantic Canada‚Äôs largest sci-fi, fantasy and comic convention is incredibly excited to announce their first confirmed special guest star for Hal-Con 2012, the magnificent, incomparable, JOHN RHYS DAVIES. Hal-Con is being held October 26-28 at the World Trade and Convention Centre. To learn more, keep watching their website for more guest and ticket information […]