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The Games Forum

Are you familiar with “vocabulary” such as TPAM or TPBM? What about TNP? No? Maybe you should consider dropping by the Games Forum and take a look around. This forum can, essentially, be summed up in two words: lively and amusing; many of the regular posters of the Games Forum would definitely agree with me. […]

A Tour Through Hobbiton

When I first saw the rolling green hills in the area surrounding Matamata, New Zealand, I wasn’t surprised that Peter Jackson chose the Alexander Farm as the place were Hobbiton would be built. The only way to see the set is to take a guided tour, with a tour bus called Gandalf. The set itself […]

Character analysis of Glorfindel

Glorfindel of Gondolin, the golden-haired legend who fought a Balrog to save his people. He was the Eldarin lord of Gondolin and one of the captains of Turgon. Glorfindel commanded the left flank of the retreat of the Gondolindrim during the Nirnaeth Arnoediad. When Gondolin fell, Glorfindel accompanied Tuor, Idril, and the other survivors in […]

Tolkien letter for auction

A letter written by JRR Tolkien to a fan is up for auction in Australia on 10th February 2005. In the letter he tells of the difficulties facing him in getting the third and final book of the trilogy published. There are further details, including pictures of the letter at

The return of the costumes

13th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibition opens tomorrow, 31st January, in Los Angeles at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising galleries. The exhibition will feature costumes from Return of the King. There are further details at and

The exhibition closes on 23rd April 2005.

CoE TV Guide: January 30th – February 6th

Have you ever wondered when your favorite stars from Lord of the Rings will be on TV? Now you can know! The CoE TV Guide will list almost all of the shows featuring actors and actresses from Lord of the Rings, and what channel their show will be on (US only). All times EST.

Return of the Convention – update on guest news

Return of the Convention (25th-28th March 2005 in Bristol, UK) will be attended by actor and stuntman Jed Brophy. Jed will be available for autographs, will be giving a presentation and attending the Reading Day gala dinner. He will also be running a stunt workshop for a limited number of people.

All profits from this event will go to The Red Cross who are deeply involved in current relief efforts after the Asian Tsunami.

An Over-40 look at LOTR – the books and the movies

These questions were asked to the members posting in the Over-40 thread in the Prancing Pony Forum – here are the questions, followed by the responses. What does LotR mean to you? When did you first read the books ? What is your favourite scene from the books? And from the movies? How have the […]

Boromir: Film Profile

Boromir of Gondor is the eldest son of the Steward of Gondor, Denethor II. He mysteriously pops up out of nowhere at the council of Elrond, for no apparent reason, to suggest using the One Ring as a weapon. Everyone, especially the Elves, think this is a really bad idea and decide to let Frodo […]

Administrator of the Month: an interview with Parmadur

How did you find CoE? I was running a search on FotR screencaps back in July 2002 and CoE popped up. I decided to stop by to see what the site had to offer, since none of the other sites I’d visited had much in the way of galleries, and I was impressed by how […]