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News update- A Princely Visit and Serkis on Filming

To read about Prince Charles’ planned visit to WETA  click here. To read what Andy Serkis had to say about filming and CGI at 48fps click here.

Happy belated birthday, Viggo!

Oct.20th. was Viggo Mortensen’s 54th. birthday!

Hobbit Update; Collectibles, More Images, a Possible Cameo, Almost No Gandalf, and a New Audio Book

Collectibles; To see what is now available from the Noble Collection click here, and to see some of the new action figures now availalble click here for Goblins, here for Thorin and two Goblins and here for Legolas and Tauriel. Several new images and a movie trailer can be seen if you click here. To […]

Building ‘man sized’ Hobbit Houses!

A resident of Bainbridge Island in Washington State has built his own Hobbit House that he can live in. Check out the pictures here. To see a new Swiss ‘Hobbit Hole’ styled development click here.

For Middle-Earth, One Family Tree To Rule Them All

Here’s a question: Just how many men were there in the West? And were they friends, cousins or perhaps even brothers? Even if those questions weren’t troubling you as you left the theater, they were on the mind of Emil Johansson, a university student in Gothenburg, Sweden. Johansson has spent the past several years creating […]

Today’s update; Hugo Weaving, Lego pics, New Movie stills and JRRT letter concerning book sales

To see what Hugo Weaving had to say, click here. To see the new Lego sets that were on display at New York Comic-Con click here. For five new still from ‘The Hobbit; An Unexpected Journey’ click here. To read about Tolkien’s concerns about sales of ‘The Hobbit’ click here.

Hobbit Update- Movie Premiere, ‘LEGO’las Introduction, and a Cool Foreign Poster,

Click here to read about the temporary name change for Wellington NZ’s premiere of ‘The Hobbit; an Unexpected Journey’. (spoiler alert) LEGO may have revealed where we can see the introduction of Legolas and Tauriel in The Hobbit movies. Click here if you wish to read about this possible reveal. To see an awesome foreign […]

Recently Published Tolkien-Related Books

We’ve received notification of two new books that may be of interest to the CoE community. The first is The Hobbits: The Many Lives of Bilbo, Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin by Lynette Porter. From the press release: The beloved characters of Bilbo, Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin have been much-adapted for radio, television, film […]

Coming soon; The first publication of a previously unknown work by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Fall Of Arthur, originally composed by Tolkien in the 1930s but abandoned for The Hobbit, has recently been edited for publication by Christopher Tolkien and will be released next year . For more details click here.

Peter Jackson discusses his role freeing in the West Memphis Three.

Director Peter Jackson first became involved in helping free the West Memphis Three after meeting the wife of death row inmate Damien Echols in 2005. Click here to read the details of the long involvement of Jackson and his wife, screenwriter Fran Walsh, in the case.