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News Archive

New Section: Encyclopedia

The Council has just opened a new section of the site: the Encyclopedia. Here you’ll find entries on the people, places, and monsters of Middle-Earth, as well as a rapidly growing Language glossary. We’re always looking for people to help make this area grow, so if you’re interested, contact Hathaldir.

Special Effects

At the Australian Effects and Animation Festival on
December 1 – 4, 2002, sponsored in part by
Digital Media World, you can to learn the creative and technical secrets behind some of the biggest VFX/animation projects from Hollywood and around the world.

Hobbit Day – Will you celebrate?

Did you know that September 22 (among other things) is “Hobbit Day”? well it is, so break out your hairy feet, the old toby and Hobbit sized pint of your favourite and celebrate a Hobbit, any Hobbit! Check out Yahoo! Greetings to send all your little hair friends well wishes on this most auspicious day.

Other titles for Sept. 22:
American Business Women’s Day
Centenarians Day
Diary Day
Elephant Appreciation Day
Hobbit Day
Hunting and Fishing Day
Ice Cream Cone Day
Kids Day

CoE Seeking a Games Admin

The Council of Elrond is seeking a new admin to oversee the games section(s) of the site. Click Read More to see the details of this position.

LOTR games to be on-line!

More news about Decipher: Gamespot says that Worlds Apart is developing an online version of Decipher’s Lord of the Rings trading card game. Expect it in 2003!

A Cup of Fun

Deciper has announced its World Cup teams–some teams still have spots open!

Three good reasons to read this article!

At 3D Festival you can read a “how I did it” and “what was it like” and “how do you say fish and chips like a proper Kiwi would” interview of Jason Schleifer, who was the Senior Animator/Creature Technical Director, Lord of the Rings, out of Weta Digital.

Take that!

Hungry for another Two Towers picture? Of course you are! Your order is ready, at Her der Ringe.

New Images Added!

Check out the gallery–we’ve just added over a 100 new images! Some of them you’ve probably seen already elsewhere, but there may be a few new ones that will catch your eye.

New Section Opened: The Last Homely House

The Council is pleased to announce that a new section is now open on the site: The Last Homely House. This area will be devoted to recipes, crafts, and other artistic ventures to help you make your own private little Middle-Earth!

If you know of a great project that should be included in this section, or if you’d just like to help, please contact Scothia, who is the admin overseeing this section.