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Happy Hobbit Day!

Today being the anniversary of Bilbo and Frodo’s birthdays, click here for suggestions as to how you should celebrate what is generally referred to as ‘Hobbit Day.’

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WETA Digital up for Hollywood Post Production Award

For the work done on Man of Steel, Iron Man 3, and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, WETA Digital has been nominated for the `Outstanding Visual Effects` award. More information can be found here.

Fraudsters going after Hobbit mobile game players

Details of Kabam`s warning, to Hobbit mobile game players, can be found here.

From Wizard to Detective; Sir Ian McKellen to play Sherlock Holmes

Details of the actor’s role in `A Slight Trick of The Mind` can be found here.

Deal close on N. Z. Lord of Rings museum

The long quest to build a Lord of the Rings museum in Wellington appears close to an end, with city councillor John Morrison confirming plans for a site in the city centre. You can find the details in article by clicking here..

Unexpected journey for a Hobbit

Billy Boyd, One of the stars of Sir Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy, is returning to New Zealand a decade after he last left to be a guest at the Armageddon comics, fantasy and science fiction expo. Details can be found here.

Tolkien fans invited to Middle Earth

Brisbane Australia’s Tolkien fans can look forward to an evening surrounded by the creatures of Middle Earth. Read more about the charitable event here.

Young Dorchester illustrator works on The Hobbit

Jemima Catlin, from Dorchester, U.K. was commissioned by Harper Collins to illustrate a new hardback edition and deluxe slipcase edition of The Hobbit that hits the shelves on today. To read about how she came to be chosen for click here.

Fortieth anniversary of the passing of J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien passed away on September 2nd 1973, yet his writings have never been more popular. To read his obituary from the New York Times click here.