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The Return of the King for Apple Mac

The RotK videogame is now available for the Apple Mac. There’s a review of the game at including screen shots, cheat codes and a trailer (QuickTime required). Sir Ian McKellen’s view is, “If you can’t be in the movie, you might as well play the game; it’s the next best thing.”.

Viggo on Richard & Judy

Viggo Mortensen will be appearing on the UK TV show Richard & Judy on Thursday 1st April. According to their website at, Viggo will be talking about, “his amazing experience playing Aragorn”. The show airs on Channel 4 at 5pm.

Tolkien Studies journal

The first volume of Tolkien Studies, an annual scholarly review, is due for publication this month. Michael Drout, one of the founding editors, talks about the journal here and you can see the journal brochure here.

Petition for The Hobbit film

If you would like Peter Jackson to film The Hobbit go here to sign the online petition addressed to New Line, MGM & United Artists.

More “Life Lessons from Middle Earth”

April’s edition of the Christian magazine Brio, features short interviews with some of the cast about the life lessons they found in Lord of the Rings. To read what Orlando, Viggo, Liv and Sir Ian had to say go to

A new theme to honor prof. J.R.R. Tolkien!

This theme focuses on the Professor himself; it’s a homage to him, if you will. The theme is nice and light and easy to look at for those of you who are not very fond of bright or dark colors. Enjoy!

Family Trees in Elrond’s Library

We now have a load of Family Trees in the Middle-earth section of Elrond’s Library! A link to the Family Trees section is here, and a link to the main Middle-earth page is here.

The trees link through to the encyclopedia, so you can click on any name in the tree and bring up the encyclopedia article for that person. More trees will be added soon – so keep checking back.


UK residents – win a preciousss book!

CBBC Newsround are running a competition with 3 signed copies of Gollum: How We Made Movie Magic by Andy Serkis, as prizes. To enter the competition click here.

The closing date is 12th April

Tolkien scholar to discuss movie adaptations

Dr. T. A. Shippey, a leading expert on Tolkien, will be presenting, “From Page to Screen: Problems Tolkien Set for Jackson” at Hope College in Holland, MI on Thursday, April 1, at 4 p.m. The public is welcome to attend and you can read more about the presentation at

Sean Astin at Starfest

Sean Astin will be appearing at Starfest on Sunday 18th April. Sean will be taking part in a Q & A session, signing autographs, and participating in a “photo with the stars” session. For further details of the event, which takes place in Denver, go to