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CoE News; Perrott’s Folly saved, Sir Ian to become Dr. Sir Ian, Hobbit catches 2 LOTR films, Lawsuit update.

Perrot’s folly, the Birmingham tower thought to have inspired Orthanc, has been purchased by a Charity group that hopes to turn it into a venue and exhibition center for young artists. For more information click here. Sir Ian Mckellan is about to be awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Ulster. Details can be […]

Weekend Update; One Ring Timeline, Oldest Action Heroes, Middle-earth PSA’s, Oxford’s Tolkien Weekend, The Cast’s spare time activities, and ‘The Hobbit’ as a ‘Golden Book’.

To view Emil Johansson’s graphic timeline for the One Ring, click here. If you like to see which of the actor’s, from Peter Jackson’s Middle-earth films, made Total Film’s list of the 50 Oldest Action Heroes click here. Gamer Site ‘Dorkly’ has come up with eight humorous Middle-earth Public service announcements. They can be found […]

News update; Legal analysis of Bilbo’s ‘Burglar’ contract, LOTR music arranged for the Piano; How the Hobbit could have ended; SNL’s Hobbit Sequel Parody, and much much more

To read a Lawyer’s analysis of Bilbo’s contract click here. (submitted by Calil_Gadien96) If you are interested in playing some of the Music featured in the LOTR movies on your piano, click here for a review of ‘Top 50 Movie and TV Classics: Easy Piano’.`(submitted by BerethEdhellen) For `The Mary Sue`s view of;  How The […]

Second Edition of ‘In Elven Lands ,’ Music Inspired by the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien, Released

Oglio Records has just released a remastered Second Edition of the CD,’In Elven Lands’. The new release features a reworking of all of the music on the original release plus a great deal of previously unreleased material, all inspired by the myths and of poetry of J.R.R.Tolkien, composed and performed by the ‘The Fellowship’. The […]

Movie News; The Making of The Goblin King, Gollum, and Azog

Cinema Blend has just posted 3 short video featurettes, narrated by Weta’s Joe Letteri, that demonstrate and explain some of the techniques used in the CGI creation of The Goblin King, Gollum, and Azog. SPOILER ALERT. To read the article and watch the videos click here.

Fan Transcript of ‘The Hobbit; An Unexpected Journey’ Now Available

The fans at ‘’ have recently completed a complete transcript of ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’. SPOILER ALERT- Interested fans can click here to read this transcript for themselves.

News Update; Oscar and BAFTA nomiees announced; Tolkien Movie Actors on the Small Screen, The Hobbit meets the Office; and much much more.

Although ‘The Hobbit; an Unexpected Journey’ was shut out of the top categories for both the Oscars and the BAFTA awards, the film did receive three nominations from each group. To see the complete list of nominees click here for the Oscars and here for the BAFTAs. Click here to see the humorous parody; “The […]

Tuesday News Update; Hobbit Taken Out by Chainsaw; VES Award Nominees; Why The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,` Didn’t Creep Me Out; Where`s Dominic Now?; and Why Tolkien’s Birthplace Not a Tourist Trap

For a summary of the weekend box office standings click here. Click here to see the Visual Effects Society awards for which ‘The Hobbit; An Unexpected Journey’ was nominated. You can click here to read a commentary from a reviewer who prefers ‘The Hobbit’ movies over ‘The Lord of The Rings’. Click here to read […]

Jan 4 Update; Tolkien Nerd’s Guide to The Hobbit, Celebrate a Hobbit Birthday and, 5 Facts about Tolkien

We start today’s news with two articles from; For ‘The Tolkien Nerd’s Guide to The Hobbit’ click here. For ‘How to Celebrate a Hobbit Birthday’ click here Next; For GeekSugar’s ‘5 Facts About the Man, the Myth, the Geek Legend’ click here

News roundup on ‘The Professor’s’ Birthday

Today, Jan 3rd, 2013 would be J. R. R. Tolkien’s 121st birthday, so we’ll start this news roundup with an explanation, from The Tolkien Society, on the proper way to celebrate with a birthday toast. The explanation can be found here. For Tolkien’s birthday The Christian Science Monitor decided to post 10 important quotes from […]