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CoE Store Item of the Month

For the month of May the CoE Store will be featuring the newest book release by Tolkien, The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun. Released on May 5th, this previously unpublished work is Tolkien’s retelling in English narrative verse of the epic Norse tales of Sigurd the Völsung and The Fall of the Niflungs. Order you copy through the CoE store today and help out your favorite site.

Humor Section Contest!

Are you ready for a contest to get ready for The Hobbit? Well here’s your chance!

This new contest is open for Picture Parodies of The Hobbit 🙂 This includes any pictures relating to the Hobbit that have been captioned, word-bubbled, or otherwise texted in some way, shape, or form! Have fun!

The deadline for this contest is May 15th.

For details, and how to submit an entry, please see this link.

Christopher Tolkien talks about Sigurd and Gudrún

On an interview with, the usually silent Christopher Tolkien, son of the late J.R.R. Tolkien, has come out to discuss his father’s newest posthumous book, The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún.
You can read the full story here.

Happy birthday John Rhys-Davies

John Rhys-Davies celebrates his 65th birthday today. John was born in Wiltshire, England, on the 5th of May, 1944. John’s cast biography can be viewed here. You can view pictures of John here and pictures of John in the role of Gimli here.

Happy birthday John!

The Hunt for Gollum – premiere reports on The Hunt for Gollum, a 40 minute independent film which is set between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

The film has its premiere on 3rd May and on the same day you can watch the film via the internet at the official site here.