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Happy birthday Peter Jackson

Today, October 31st, is Peter Jackson’s birthday. He was born in Pukerua Bay, North Island, New Zealand in 1961 and is 48 years old today. You can read his crew bio here.

In the CoE Gallery there are pictures of Peter here and photos throughout the general cast and crew section.

Festival in The Shire

For fans of Tolkien, Machynlleth, Wales will host one of the biggest events ever to take place. Taking place at the historic Y Plas manor, The Festival in the Shire will include: a conference with numerous well known guest speakers, a collectors exposition including original artworks and many rare books, and the highlight; the festival itself, including re-enactments, music, and many other activities.

Click here for more information.

Born of Hope

Born of Hope is a British made Lord of the Rings movie which is set in the time before the War of the Ring. The film tells the story of the Dúnedain, the Rangers of the North. The film will premiere on-line on 1st December. There are further details at the official website here and you can view a preview trailer here.

Happy birthday Viggo Mortensen

Happy (belated) birthday to Viggo Mortensen. Viggo was born in Watertown, New York, USA on October 20th 1958 and is now 51 years old. You can read his cast bio here and there are pictures of Viggo in the role of Aragorn here.

Many happy returns Viggo!

The Big Realm Party has started

You are hereby invited to a Big Realm Party which is being held in the Many Meetings forum. Each Realm is hosting a day of the party from now until Dec 1st, with their own games, events, and discussions, so come over and take a look, make new friends, and try the amazing party food. You do not need to be a Realm member to participate.

The Realm of Yavanna have started the party off and other Realms will follow, Vana will be the next. All threads will remain open for the duration of the party, so there’ll always be something to do.

We’re looking forward to seeing you!

Feanor returns; Is Morgoth Ready? – Book Club Update

The CoE Book Club, in our ongoing discussion of the Silmarillion, has now reached Chapter III.13 Of the Return of the Noldor.
Feel free to come and help us discuss what happens when Feanor and Fingolfin return, with their people, to Middle-earth. You can join in the discussion here.

Festival in the Shire – A Celebration of Things Tolkien

Festival in the Shire, a most exciting event for Tolkien enthusiasts is to be held on August 13th -15th, 2010 at Y Plas, Machynlleth, Wales, UK. Events will include; a conference, a collector’s exposition of original art, rare books and memorabilia as well as a large festival with stalls and entertainment. You can read further details here.

Realm Sceptre Competition #11

Greetings! Once again the Realms need your help in choosing a winner for our latest project. Please take a moment and stop by the General Realm Forum here and vote for the one you like best!

John Howe Contest Winners

We’ve randomly selected the 10 winners of the John Howe book, Lost Worlds. Please click read more to see if you are one of the lucky winners!