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“…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.

Texas 4th Grader Claims to have One Ring, School Suspends him for ‘Terrorist Threat’

According to New York Daily News writer Nicole Hensley, a nine-year-old boy was suspended from school for claiming to have the One Ring forged in the fires of Mount Doom, and telling a friend that he could ‘make him disappear.’

The boy, Aiden Steward of Kermit, Texas, had seen ‘The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies’ just days earlier. While the school principal refused to comment, citing confidentiality policies, the boy’s father, Jason Steward, called the school’s actions “ridiculous.”

This is not the first time Aiden has gotten in trouble at school. He has already been suspended three times this school year, once for referring to a classmate as black, and again for bringing his favorite book ‘The Big Book of Knowledge’ to school because the book had a section on pregnancy, complete with illustrations.

To read the full article, click the link here .

‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ exceeds $900 million in ticket sales

For more information, click here to be taken to the latest issue of Variety.

Fanfiction of the Month – January

The newest story in the LotR Book category is a bittersweet oneshot. Ever thought about what could be running through Legolas’ mind as he said his final goodbye to Aragorn, and as he prepared to sail West? Hope Ends by EldarExilePrincess is a really good take on those moments; make sure to check it out, and leave the author a review.

Oscar Nominations – 2015

Brent Burge and Jason Canovas have been nominated in the Sound Editing category for their work on The Hobbit – The Battle of the Five Armies. You can view the full list of nominations here .

The Hobbit – The Battle of the Five Armies – selected reviews

More reviews of The Hobbit – The Battle of the Five Armies

The Wall Street Journal describes the movie as “Peerless Fantasy, Flawlessly Rendered”.

and Wired says that it is “…a greatest-hits collection of everything you’ve loved about Jackson’s Middle-earth epics”

Professor Michael Drout’s Movie Review.

To be taken to his blog, to read Tolkien Scholar Michael Drout’s review of The Hobbit; The Battle of the Five Armies, click here .

Representative Review of ‘The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies’

For the Movie Fanatic review please click here .

Colbert’s interview of Smaug

Click here to watch the interview.
CAUTION- Spoiler Alert- The interview also includes a significant clip from the movie.

Lord Of The Rings Movie Watchathon

Starting on December 5th we will be having a marathon LOTR viewing followed by a discussion in the Movie forum. The idea is to watch all three movies, preferably the extended editions, in the course of a day. For those of weaker constitutions you can take the whole weekend or, if you prefer, one movie per weekend over three weeks. Each of the movies will be discussed separately each week to accommodate these stragglers. The discussion threads will appear on the following Monday.

Ideas for discussion topics for each movie should be PMed to findemaxam48. More details are available in the Movie forum thread titled LOTR Movie Marathon . You can ask for a reminder on this thread if you want it.

LOTR Trilogy with LIVE orchestra and 160 voices, April 16-19, 2015

This just announced. Would you like more info/photo/etc. This is going to be EPIC.
Symphony Silicon Valley and Chorale and Howard Shore, composer of the Oscar-winning Lord of the Rings (LOTR) soundtrack, present the first American screening of the complete LOTR trilogy with a live American orchestra. Along with soloists to be named later, the Academy Award-winning films will be shown in High Definition on a giant 48’ by 20’ screen with 250 musicians on stage. April 16-19, 2015 Click here for more information.