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New environmentalist themed book on Tolkien’s works released

Walking Tree publishers has released a new book; The Ecological Augury in the Works of J R R Tolkien. The book, by Irish author Liam Campbell, explores the environmentalist themes found in the works of Tolkien. For more info click here.

Casting Call for Extras for The Hobbit

Hundreds answered the call in Oamaru yesterday for parts as extras in The Hobbit movies. About 200 extras are needed for filming in November and December in the Twizel-Lake Pukaki area. You can read the full story here here.

Evangiline Lily Interview

In an interview for SFX Canadian actress Evangiline Lily discusses her role in ‘The Hobbit’ movies, her worries about playing a character not from the books, and her original reluctance to even view the ‘Lord of the Rings’ films.

New Casting Call for Hobbit Films

According to the Otago Daily Times 200 extras are being sought, to appear in the ‘Hobbit’ movies as townspeople and Elves.

On ‘The Hobbit’ Soundtack; Composer Howard Shore interviewed.

Click here to listen to Hypable’s interview of Canadian Howard Shore, in which he discusses how he became prepared to compose the soundtrack for ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and re-immersed himself in Middle-earth to prepare for ‘The Hobbit’.

Realm Parties!

The Realms of CoE are hosting their fall parties in the General Realms Discussion forum and would like for you to join them! Not part of a Realm? That’s ok! Anyone can come and check out the parties. Maybe even find a realm they would like to become part of. Find the parties here!

CoE Store Item of the Month

For the month of September the CoE Store will be featuring the newly released 2012 Tolkien Calendar and the 2012 Lord of the Rings Calendar. These calendars go quickly so get yours today! Remember, every item purchased by linking through our store helps defray the cost of running our favorite site. We appreciate your business.