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Travel & Accommodation  Middle-earth Style

Whether you’re taking a walking holiday to Frogmorton or you’ve got a fellowship by your side, travel is a cornerstone of Middle-earth. Whether its simply walking to Mordor or following the great East-West Road all the way to Erebor, there’s no denying that the journey is just as important as the destination in Tolkien’s world. As clever as a hobbit, ...

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Tolkien’s 10 Tips for Writers

As posted by Essay Mama, “Tolkien’s 10 Tips for Writers” graphic will make the Tolkien nerd in you “Squee”! “Are you a fan of the Hobbit? A Lord of the Rings geek? Or you are a writer who wants to create a masterpiece? If you’re a writer, here are some tips drawn from Tolkien’s work. Thanks to The Letters of ...

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“Elrond’s Bannocks”: Food Inspired by Middle-Earth

“Elrond’s Bannocks”: Food Inspired by Middle-Earth by Astrid Tuttle Winegar Our culinary story continues in The Hobbit. Tolkien’s version of elves feature prominently in both The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. They are immortal, tall, and elegant, though they seem mocking and merry in their initial meeting with Bilbo and company in The Hobbit. Jackson’s film version of ...

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Music Video of Billy Boyd performing “The Last Goodbye”

If you got emotional just listening to the full version of Billy Boyd’s song, “The Last Goodbye”  (released a few days ago), the new music video for the song is now here to tug on those heartstrings a little more. Combining scenes from the Hobbit movies as well as the Lord of the Rings films, the video really drives home ...

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Halloween: Geek Costumes with Ivy Patricksdaughter

I had the pleasure of having an email interview with Ivy Patricksdaughter, the costume designer of Geek Costumes and a Lord of the Rings fan.   Goldberry: You have beautiful Eowyn and Faramir costumes. Are they your favourite Tolkien characters? What draws you to this pair?    Ivy Patricksdaughter: Thank you for both costumes. My favourite character from the book is Eowyn, ...

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Lord of the Rings: A Conversation with Bruce Hopkins

Lord of the Rings: A Conversation with Bruck Hopkins by Dianne Lynn Gardner Bruce Hopkins is a first a family man, with a host of talent for the theatrical. He’s starred in many films, the most notable being Lord of the Rings directed by Peter Jackson. I met Bruce at a Ring Con in Seattle, WA and had the honor ...

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An Interview with Grant Major – Production Designer of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Grant Major, Academy Award-Winning Production Designer by Shari Raymond – Legendarium Media’s GUEST Contributor Grant Major is an Academy Award-winning production designer whose work on the Lord of the Rings trilogy (The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King) has turned him into one of New Zealand’s most successful and sought-after production designers. Major ...

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250 Person Orchestra Performing with ‘Lord of the Rings’ Films Next Year

The Verge reports today that an orchestra consisting of 250 people is set to perform during two screenings of the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy. New York City’s David H. Koch Theater will play host to this grand event from April 8-12 2015. Although screenings of the films have been accompanied with a full orchestra before, this will be ...

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Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart Take the ALS "Ice Bucket Challenge"

Along with their long and talented careers, Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart have taken the internet by storm with a campaign of Twitter that started when they resided in New York City! These viral sensations continue their cyberspace dominance as they take on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge! First up was Sir Ian with a very excited group ...

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