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Sideshow Collectibles – Frodo and Samwise

Coming soon from Sideshow Collectibles… From the Lord of the Rings collection – Frodo and Samwise “Frodo and Sam were forced to disguise themselves in Orcish armour and wandered through the barren wasteland of Mordor. They were overtaken by a company of Orcs heading to meet the forces of the West, but escaped. Gandalf and Aragorn’s distraction plan had worked; ...

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Weta Workshop Releases "The Hobbit" merchandise!

October 1st marks the day fans of The Hobbit and Weta Workshop have been waiting for – the release of the merchandise for the upcoming Peter Jackson trilogy, The Hobbit! Whether you’re a fan of maps, weapons, or statues, the Weta Workshop Hobbit store has something for you! Papergoods The Contract of Bilbo Baggins – Prop Replica Hand made by ...

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Feast Week, Day 8 – The Prancing Pony

After the Hobbits harrowing escape from the Shire, they finally arrive at the famous Prancing Pony where they are to meet Gandalf the Grey to continue their adventure… but first, some warm food! “They were washed and in the middle of good deep mugs of beer when Mr Butterbur and Nob came in again. In a twinkling the table was ...

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Interview with Tales from Wilderland author Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan

Exclusive Interview with Tales from Wilderland  Author Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan is Line Developer for Cubicle 7 Publishing’s Dr. Who: Adventures in Space and Time and The Laundry Files. He’s made numerous contributions to many role-playing games over the years, including the classic science fiction game Traveller, Trails of Cthulhu and the esoteric game of what it means to both ...

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ComiCon Survival

Each summer events such as the San Diego ComicCon and Toronto FanExpo attract ten’s of thousands of people to their doors. ComiCon’s are very exciting! They offer the chance to meet your favourite celebrities, view movie props, vendors of interesting products, contests and cosplay. It can also be intimidating and overwhelming, even to ComiCon “veterans”. The following is a list ...

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Searching for Gimli

My search for John Rhys-Davies began two months ago with several emails to his publicist. Failing to receive a response to my requests for an interview, I began to think that this interview would never happen. I was a little discouraged. Then I received a ray of light in the mail. What I received in the mail was the program ...

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Return of the Ring 2012 in Pictures: An album by photographer Emil Johansson

Photo Credits: Emil Johansson There is “an odd Swede from Gothenburg doing a project of creating a complete Lord of the Rings family tree.” That amazing project can be seen here: http://lotrproject.com/ Yet, Emil Johansson is also a professional photographer that has captured a wonderful collection of images from the recent “Return of the Ring 2012” Tolkien Society convention. You can read many a description and ...

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LOTR EE Trilogy 5 Blu-ray Set Available August 28th!

Announced by Warner Bros this past week, The Lord of the Rings Extended Edition Trilogy will now be available in a 5-disc Blu-ray set! This release, much like the last Complete release has the movies spread out on two discs with bonus features on the last three. Bonus features include “Making of…” documentaries as well as full cast and crew ...

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Return of the Ring 2012 Wrap-up Interview

Hail friends!  Towards the end of the Return of the Ring weekend, I thought it would be a grand idea to sit down with Tolkien Society organizer and wise counselor of the convention Shaun Gunner and have a look back at the convention’s highlights.  We talk about Peter Jackson, Jay Johnstone, Cor Blok, Tom Shippey, Ted Nasmith and much more! ...

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