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John Howe Interview Published.

Technology and culture site boingboing has just released the transcript of an Ethan Gilsdorf interview, from Jan 2013, of Tolkien Artist and Illustrator John Howe. The interview can be found here .

Thorin to remain alive?

According to this Ecumenical News article, Thorin is NOT killed in the movie. Any comments?

Tolkien’s Translation of Beowulf Released

Details about the book, which is being released by both Harper Collins and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, depending on your location, can be found here, here and here.

Lost Tape of Tolkien Discovered.

Although they are releasing very few details, Middle-earth Network and Legendarium have announced that a lost audio recording of J.R.R. Tolkien has been discovered. Details of the recording’s upcoming release, and a small audio clip can be found here.

Viggo Unhappy with PJ’s use of CGI

In a recent interview for the Telegraph Viggo Mortensen, who was cast as Aragorn in the ‘Lord of the Rings’ film trilogy, expressed his unhappiness with the way Peter Jackson’s used of CGI in his films starting with ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’. Details about this can be found here, and the entire interview, which […]

Fanfiction of the Month: May

Our May choice is a story from the Silmarillion category: A Brother’s Oath – Finrod and Aegnor by Lalaith_Elerrina. This bittersweet piece is based on the only canon romantic relationship between an Elf and a mortal woman to be found in Tolkien’s works. “She never wed, Aegnor,” Finrod spoke softly. Aegnor shuddered softly at this, […]

You could win a trip to New Zealand in The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug Sweepstakes

Redbox is teaming up with Warner Bros., Air New Zealand and Tourism New Zealand to send one lucky fan and guest on a dream trip to New Zealand. The trip for two also includes exclusive set tours of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings! From today until May 19, fans can enter for […]

Fans Petition to change the Ending of The Hobbit; The Cost of Desolation of Smaug Insurance Claims ,

A number of fans, apparently unhappy with the deaths of certain characters in Tolkien’s The Hobbit, have started petitions to attempt to get PJ to change the results in the Movie. Details of the various petitions can be found here. Insurance Company Allianz has once again estimated the costs if claims were submitted for repairing […]