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New LotR game from EA

Electronic Arts has announced that they are developing a new Lord of the Rings game. To date details of the game are limited but report that design pages, “featured elements from The Fellowship of the Ring” and Steve Gray (executive producer at EA) has hinted that the new project will be a “story construction kit.”

Lethian – the opera

On 1st July the world premiere of part one of the opera Leithian will take place at Liederkranz Hall, New York City. The opera tells the story of Beren and Lúthien up to the time Beren is rescued by Lúthien from Sauron’s dungeons. There’s further information at

Happy birthday Marton Csokas

Marton Csokas was born in new Zealand on 30th June 1966 and is 40 today. You can see his cast bio here. There’s a picture of Marton here and some pictures of Marton in the role of Celeborn here.

Happy Birthday, Marton.

Stage version of LotR closes on 3rd September

Currently being performed at Toronto’s Princess of Wales Theatre, the stage version of Lord of the Rings will close on September 3, having played 230 performances in 31 weeks. The show, with some of the Toronto cast, will still be performed in London in May 2007. You can read more at Playbill.con.

Seven Dora awards for LotR

The stage version of the Lord of the Rings has won seven Dora Mavor Moore Awards. The awards included; outstanding new musical, costume design and choreography. You can read further details at The Globe and Mail.

CoE TV Guide: June 25th – July 2nd

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 EDT.

Hobbits come to London

The musical version of “The Lord Of The Rings” is set to open at London’s Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in 2007.

The £25m adaptation of “The Lord of the Rings” will be shown for the first time in London on 19th June 2007 after its initial run in Canada.

LotR to be released again in August

New Line Home Entertainment is planning on releasing ‘limited edition’ DVD’s of FotR, TTT and RotK this coming August. The 2-disc limited edition sets will include exclusive behind-the-scenes documentaries.

Do you need to write a letter?

Do you need to send snailmail to a friend? Or send someone a ‘Get well’ note? Then you need to check out CoE’s stationery section. There are over 200 different types of stationery for you to pick from to write that someone a special letter. Then take a moment and find an envelope to use with it.

Stationery too big? Then check out the notecards that are also available. There are over 100 to choose from and will certainly brighten someone’s day.

Can’t find what your looking for? Then create it and submit it here. We would love to add your work to CoE’s collection!

Travels in Middle-earth

In their new DVD, T&T’s Real Travels in Middle Earth, Trystan L. Bass and Thomas Dowrie follow the Ringer trail to the New Zealand locations used in the making of the LotR movies. You can find out more about the DVD, watch some footage and read their travel journal here.