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Now you can search the entire CoE Encyclopedia with just a click! Check out the new feature that was just added here and have a look through to see if there are any submissions you could add. If you are the member who contributes the most new submissions in any given month, you could become our Contributor of the Month!

CoE TV Guide: March 27th – April 3rd

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.

Both rings were round…

This article at discusses some of the possible links between Wagner’s Ring Cycle, Star Wars and Lord of the Rings. However, as the article points out while George Lucas did admit his allegiance to Wagner, Tolkien’s view was, “Both rings were round…and there the resemblance ceased.”

Tolkien panel discussion

On Tuesday 29th March, Illinois Central College are hosting a panel discussion on “The Lord of the Rings at 50”. The panellists will include Tolkien scholar Tom Shippey. There are further details, including a question and answer session with Tom Shippey, at

This event will take place at the Performing Arts Center, East Peoria campus. Admission is free.

Tolkien tops book survey

The Lord of the Rings has topped the New Zealand Sunday Star-Times Top 50 books survey, beating other contenders including Pride and Prejudice and To Kill a Mockingbird. You can read more at

Poetry from the Realm of Lórien

Leaves Are Falling by Mettare Leaves, leaves are falling You have made your choice And now you must live with it You must live, alone In darkness and grief For that is the choice you made Years ago – they passed so quickly Now you’re alone in this world Wanderer in the forest Where leaves […]

Interview with imzadirose

How did you find CoE and why did you decide to join? I found CoE while I was looking for LotR e-cards. I have a friend who is, believe it or not, even more obsessed with LotR than I am, and for her birthday I wanted to send her a Frodo card. After I did, […]

Administrator of the Month: an interview with Lady~Eowyn

How did you find CoE? I discovered CoE over two years ago and I’m having a hard time remembering how I found this wonderful site! What are your duties here at CoE? My duties as the Games Assistant include moderating the Games Forum, adding new crossword puzzles and quizzes to the site, updating the Mystery […]

LotR Inspired Music

Have you listened to your LotR soundtracks over and over again? So much that they’re almost worn out? Then maybe you should look into some LotR inspired music. Most music stores have a small selection available and you can’t really go wrong with any of it. From heavy metal to gothic to orchestral, there’s something […]

Lembas for the Soul seeks your true LotR stories

Celevon Elensar, a national award-winning author, is seeking non-fiction LotR-related short stories. Modelled after similar anecdotal books, Lembas for the Soul will feature interesting, funny or moving stories written by the Tolkien fans themselves. All stories must be true and describe how reading the book or watching the film version of The Lord of the Rings has enriched your life. There are further details and submission guidelines at

The proposed deadline for submissions is May 31st