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Last day to make your opinion known

On the right hand side of the frontpage of this site is a poll. We want to know when you would like to have a moderated chat besides our Monday night at 8pm with Hermitt.

Today is the final day to submit your vote for one of the allotted times, the new time will be announced tomorrow (Thursday) and thanx for your participation!

Six meals a day?

The Pittsburg Post-Gazette has a story about Stephanie Simmons, who is writting a cookbook, called ‘Regional Cooking From Middle-earth: Recipes of the Third Age’. Maybe it will have a variation on a lembas receipe?

Make your voice heard!

Are you unhappy with the way The Return of the King is slated to end? Not true to the book, you say? Saruman needs to see how wise (and cruel) Frodo is, huh? Well, here is an online petition to try and convince Peter Jackson to make a few modifications. It’s not too late….vote here: Petition Online

This one’s an eye popper!

MTV is hosting its 2002 movie awards on June 6. Vote online for who should win for their category. Vote online for which should win best movie. Vote early, vote often, vote here:

Hobbits favor Green

At the Guardian Unlimited, read about Sir Ian Holm (Bilbo Baggins in Fellowship of the Ring) and how he has thrown his celebrity backing behind the Green party for England’s local elections.
The veteran thespian is to voice the Green’s local election broadcast, which will be screened this Friday night.

Tolkien Events

The Tolkien Society has several events planned this year and in the future. Read about the 2002 events in England and the plans for 2005 for the fiftieth anniversary of Lord Of The Rings.

Games at the Council!

We’ve just added a new section to the site: Games! No, not articles about games, actual games themselves. Have some fun, and if you know of any applets, flash games, or anything else that would be suitable for this area (or if you’d like to create a game yourself), please let us know.

Not all it’s cracked up to be…

Here, at Tolkien Crackpot Theories is a tongue-in-cheek version of what The Fellowship of the Ring might look like if it was very, very abridged.

Waiting for Bilbo

Now, I am not one to encourage people to smoke. But I think one of these would look rather charming on top of a fireplace mantle.

Christmas comes early to all good CoE folk…

Streets Online is taking pre-release orders NOW for the Director’s cut, also known as the Extended Version, of The Fellowship of the Ring DVD, which is due to be released November 12, 2002.