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All your questions regarding Hobbits can now be answered!

At you can pre-order your copy of the Annotated Hobbit by Douglas Anderson. It is due out June 26. Here is a abbreviated review from the pubisher, Houghton-Mifflin: ‘It has been revised and expanded… (the author) has also used wonderful illustrations from all over the world. There are many new annotations in this edition and they reflect more than a decade’s worth of additional scholarship on the history and evolution of The Hobbit. This edition also reproduces the fully corrected text of The Hobbit as J.R.R. Tolkien approved it before his death. Anderson has painstakingly compared every page from every major edition of The Hobbit with Tolkien’s own last checking copy in the restoration work for this definitive edition’. Wow! I’m getting this one!

Happy Birthday to Andy!

Andy Serkis, the actor who plays Gollum in the films, is 38 today. You can find out more about him at the IMDB or at the official film site.

Best wishes to him!

LotR:FotR sheet music available

If you enjoyed listening to the LotR:FotR soundtrack as much as we did, you might be interested to know that you can now buy the sheet music for Howard Shore and Enya’s preces. You can get it from A-Z Music or Sheet Music Plus. Just type Lord of the Rings into the site search engines.

Pippin in New York

The Northeast’s Largest Convention of Science Fiction, Fact, and Fantasy, ICON-21, will have Billy Boyd as its media guest of honor today and tomorrow at Stony Brook, New York.

Eco Challenge

So what do you do in Middle Earth once you’ve kicked Sauron’s butt and melted that pesky One Ring?…(Read More)

Saturn Award Nominees

Have you heard of the Saturn Awards? I hadn’t until today. The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films has announced its nominations for the 28TH annual Saturn Awards to be held this summer in Los Angeles, California. The ceremony honors the best in genre entertainment from 2001. I am pleased to tell you that our favorite movie has been nominated for best fantasy film, and someone who didn’t win an Oscar just might win a Saturn Award, because he was nominated. There are SIX other nominations relating to FOTR as well. Curious? Here’s your link! Cinescape

The wisdom of Theoden

Sci Fi Wire has a brief yet very good interview of Bernard Hill, who portrays King Theoden in The Two Towers, and The Return of the King.

Good Mojo…

Box Office Mojo tells us that The Fellowship of the Ring is #5 in all time worldwide box office grosses.

The prestigious Hugo Awards.

The 2002 Hugo Award nominees have been announced. The Fellowship of the Ring has been nominated for Best Dramatization, J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century, and Meditations on Middle Earth have both been nominated for Best Related Book. The winners will be announced and presented at a ceremony on the evening of Sunday, September 1, 2002 in the San José Civic Auditorium during ConJosé. For more information, click here: ConJose

Play golf with Gandalf

You lucky folks in the sunny southern California city of Upland can play miniature golf at an indoor park–it has a Middle Earth theme! Go here for the map: Calendar Live