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RotK complete recordings available for pre-order

The Return of the King: The Complete Recordings is now available for pre-order for $59.99 at The release date is set for November 6th.

LOTR Online shows us Gollum

The first concept art pieces featuring Gollum have been revealed. They show Gollum as he will appear in the forthcoming Book 11 content update in The Lord of the Rings Online™ Shadows of Angmar.

Free Online Course – Heroic Fantasy : Tolkien

The University of Washington Distance Learning is offering a free online course entitled Heroic Fantasy: Tolkien. You can find further information about this course, including a short quiz to find out how much you already know about LotR, here.

Tolkien weekend

A Tolkien weekend is to be held on 9th to 11th November 2007 in Birmingham, UK. Events include a visit to Sarehole Mill, a ramble through “The Shire” and an Unexpected Party. There is further information at Shire Productions .

Inter-Realm Parody Contest results

Congratulations to lotr_qlan for winning first place in the Third Inter-Realm Parody Contest! Second place goes to Celedë_Anthaas of the Realm of Varda, and third place goes to Melde_Baggins of the Realm of Manwë. The winning parodies can be read here.

EW Discusses ‘The Hobbit’

Fans have long dreamed ”Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson would tackle J.R.R. Tolkien’s ”The Hobbit,” but a nasty legal battle with New Line Cinema has made it impossible. Now, at last, a cease-fire may be at hand. discusses the issues in-depth.

Read the full article here.

CoE Store Item of the Month

Who are you going to be for Halloween? For the month of October the CoE store will be featuring Queen Arwen and King Aragorn Deluxe costumes. So why not dress up as your favorite Middle-Earth couple in these well done costumes. Favor a different character? No problem. The CoE Store Costume Section has many more costumes to choose from. Whether you are looking for child costumes, adult costumes or accessories you will find it here.

The Book Club moves on to Chapter VI of The Children of Hurin

Beginning today, the CoE Book Club, in our discussion of The Children of Hurin, has moved on to Chapter VI , Turin Among The Outlaws.

All CoE members should feel free to join us at any time, simply by reading the book and posting a comment on this, or any previous, comment