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The Battle for Middle-earth II

Read about some of the new changes to EA’s forthcoming game, The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II. The article can be read at

Interview with Dominic Monaghan

In this interview at The State Dominic talks about his role in the recent DVD Ringers and how his involvement in the project was his way of saying thank you to fans. Dominic also reveals that he would, “love to work on a “Rings” prequel based on Tolkien’s The Hobbit”.

The Lord of the Rings – stage version

At you can view the first part of an exclusive behind the scenes video about the making of the stage version of The Lord of the Rings.

CoE TV Guide: November 27th – December 4th

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.

CoE Theme Contest Winner!

Well, the first CoE Theme Contest has finally concluded! Congratulations to the winner, Nenyia, our second place finisher, ElavielEvenstar, and our third place themer, March Hare! Congratulations also to the other designers who made the top ten – SeenZ, musicalgal123, ~Venora~, Vanyariel, ncouto, and Nívfaen!

The winning theme (and possibly, the winning themes!) will be made into functional CoE site themes that all members can use. So, look for your winning themes to show up on site in a few weeks!

Click on the Read More link to see the winning themes and their creators!

Lembas for the Soul is off to New Zealand

Lembas for the Soul, the new anthology of LotR fan experiences, will soon be hand delivered to Peter Jackson (or one of his associates) along with the massive scrapbook of fan thank yous collected by Susannah and Kristen, the “Letters to PJ” organizers. You can read more about their project here.

Riddles in the Dark: the answer to November’s riddle

If you’re a fan of riddles, then be sure to check out the Council Courier’s special section, called Riddles in the Dark. Every month it features a new and challenging riddle related to Tolkien’s works. If you have participated in November’s riddle game, you can read the answer now.

Rings for your phone

The Lord of the Rings: Legends, a mobile telephone game, is now available in Europe. The game is based on the movie trilogy and you can chose to play as Aragorn, Frodo, Legolas or Eowyn. There’s further information at Business Wire.

The “Ringers” are here

“Ringers – Lord of the fans” is now available on DVD. This 97 minute documentary is narrated by Dominic Monaghan and contains; deleted scenes from the trilogy, filmmakers’ commentary and more. You can read all about it and see 2 video clips, including an interview with Andy Serkis, at

Final Voting Reminder – CoE Theme Contest

If you haven’t yet voted for your favorite theme in the CoE Theme Contest, please do so soon! Voting will close this Friday at midnight, EST. Check out this thread to view all the finalists and to place your vote.