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Would you like to help create an Elven haven?

Arlea is an amateur writer who is currently writing a decorating guide to creating an Elven haven. The book will be filled with ideas, crafts and templates. CoE members are invited to submit ideas and articles to be put into the book. If you would like further details you can PM Arlea.

Please note that that the articles can’t be anything that is already published on the web (this includes LHH articles).

Del Toro for The Hobbit?

MTV reports that Guillermo del Toro is in talks about directing the two Hobbit movies.

Happy birthday Elijah Wood

Elijah Wood was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA, on 28th January 1981 and celebrates his 27th birthday today. You can see pictures of Elijah here, pictures of him in the role of Frodo here and read his cast bio here.

Happy birthday Elijah!

The History of the Hobbit

In this radio interview at National Review Online, John D. Rateliff, author of The History of the Hobbit, talks to John J. Miller about the book.

Preschool owner learns hard lesson on ‘hobbit’.

A preschool owner in Beaufort, South Carolina has learned the hard way that any use of the word ‘hobbit’ is a no-no. You can read more here.

Book Club update

The CoE Book Club, in our ongoing discussion of The Children of Hurin, this week moves on to Chapter XIV; The Journey of Morwen and Nienor.

Win a trip to Middle-earth

The winner of this prize contest Virgin Radio will stay for 5 nights at the Museum Hotel, Wellington, NZ, go on a Middle-earth tour of the LotR film locations and will also receive a signed copy of The Lord of the Rings Location Guidebook by Ian Brodie.

The contest is only open to UK residents aged 18 and over. The closing date is 31st January

Win copies of The Children of Hurin

For a chance to win a copy of The Children of Hurin enter the prize draws at, Borders & Books and Myparkmag.

The draws are only open to UK residents aged 18 and over. The closing date is 31st January.

Candy Minas Tirith

Do you know what happens when you combine Tolkien fans, tons of candy and seven days of free time? The answer is obvious of course, a scaled Minas Tirith model made of 100% sugar. Sounds sweet, doesn’t it? Here’s the link to the project page where you’ll find pictures and a nice panoramic view of the entire city. Enjoy!

Chat with the makers of LotR Online

On January the 23rd WarCry Network will be hosting the developers of Lord of the Rings Online live on IRC. Those of you interested in joining the conversation can find more information here.