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Collectormania 7

Collectormania 7 begins this weekend in Milton Keynes, UK with guests from LotR including Sean Astin, Bernard Hill and John-Rhys Davies. For more information, visit

Portraits of some Tolkien fan artists

As anybody who visits the CoE Gallery can see, Tolkien’s books have inspired several artists, both professionals and amateurs. I asked a few artists that I know about their Tolkien-related artwork. Anke Eissmann For Anke, everything started with the animated LotR movie by Ralph Bakshi, which she first saw in 1991. Shortly after that, she […]

Sauron: Film Profile

Despite having a very important role, Sauron’s character is very much a ‘glowering’ shadow in the movies, though he is the topic of conversation frequently. Sauron was the Dark Lord of the Second and Third Ages of Middle-earth. It was during the Second Age that he created the One Ring and at the end of […]

Sauron: Book Profile

Sauron in the First Age ‘Among those of Morgoth’s servants that have names, the greatest was that spirit whom the Eldar call Sauron, or Gorthaur the Cruel. In his beginning he was of the Maia of Aulë and he remained mighty in the lore of that people. In all the deeds of Melkor the Morgoth […]

New WETA site

Weta Workshop has a new website, with information on some of their new and past projects.

Tolkien’s writing has religious ring

Science and Theology News has an interesting article discussing the relation between religion, science, and Lord of the Rings.

Still more honours for Lord of the Rings

The Universal/Alliance Atlantis release of the special extended edition DVD of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King swept five categories at the second annual Canadian Entertainment Network Awards. The wins included best major studio and best boxed-set release, best special edition DVD, best sound/audio and the reader’s choice award. To read more about it, please visit

The Council of Elrond Books Section

So, now you have read The Lord of the Rings, or made your way through all the twelve volumes of the History of Middle-earth, and want to discuss some theme or event in the books, or just your favourite character, with like-minded people? Or, would you like to know if anything was written about the […]

Interview with the last uncorrupted weavers

Do you know what being in denial is? Elvishmusician: Not wishing to admit the truth despite increasing evidence. Fíriel: I know of denial, yes, although I’m sure many ‘corrupted’ Weavers are personally familiar with it. Why do you keep on deceiving yourself? Are you practising your ability to deceive? Elvishmusician: LOL – I am not […]

Interview with Figwit

How did you become a Lord of the Rings fan? My dad told me to read the book. It’s as simple as that. From the moment I finished it, I knew I had fallen in love. We know why Boromir is your favourite character. But what are your reasons for disliking poor Sam? Ahum. I […]