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Weatherstock 2012!

Weatherstock 2012 is coming fast! On June 16th, 2012 from 4pm to 7pm servertime, the largest and greatest gathering of minstrels and musicians alike will gather upon the summit of Amon Sul to entertain all! Weatherstock is a player-run event on the Landroval server, hosted by The Lonely Mountain Band Kinship. Don’t have a character on Landroval, but still want ...

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Warner Bros Announces "Guardians of Middle-earth"

Today, Warner Bros announced an upcoming title based on JRR Tolkien’s Middle-earth called “Guardians of Middle-earth,” releasing this fall on the Xbox Live Arcade and the Playstation Network. Developed by Monolith Productions, who are known for their FEAR franchise, GoME will feature tie-ins to the upcoming Hobbit movies. According to the Press Release, this game is a MOBA(Multiplayer Online Battle ...

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The Battle of Phobos: Gongen Pts 1&2

Being that I enjoyed the Earther books of the Wars series from Grail Quest Books so much, I decided to download and read the Gongen books to see how they fared.  And I must say, though very different and slower paced than the Earther books, they fared quite well indeed. The Great Journey by:  Sean E. Williams In the first ...

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Rare Tolkien Interview Found

Earlier this morning, the Tolkien Professor posted a great video on his site, one that we all should watch! From the Tolkien Professor Website: The BBC archives have just released something truly remarkable for any fans of Tolkien: a rare video interview from 1968! In the clip from In Their Own Words, J.R.R. Tolkien talks about everything from nature to ...

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Lego Lord of the Rings Video Game Confirmed

Today, the Lego video game franchise has just gotten a little more colorful. First reported on MCV, the article points to packaging materials found within the preview sets of the Lego figurines that are to go on sale this summer to confirm their claim. These packaging promos have shown the developer Traveller’s Tales and their parent company Warner Bros, though ...

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"The Hobbit" Illustrated by Maurice Sendak?

In an article in the LA Times, Author Tony DiTerlizzi writes about a very interesting proposal: Maurice Sendak, author and illustrator of Where the Wild Things Are, could have done some artwork for The Hobbit. We all know that some of the early illustrations from the books were drawn by the Professor himself, but there was a chance back in ...

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Strider Statue Now Available for Pre-Order!

Weta has just released as a pre-order it’s fully sculpted statue of Strider! The statue, hand sculpted by Steve Saunders and created by the artists who worked on the movies, depicts Strider looking on from the shadows at the Hobbits from the corner of The Prancing Pony. For those visitng New Zealand, Weta also states that this statue is available ...

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LotRO Update 7 Information Released!

Turbine has announced Update 7 to “The Lord of the Rings Online”: Shades of the Past! Shades of the Past will feature two major area revamps, as well as an all new skirmish!   The new skirmish is called Storm on Methedras! It’s been a while since a new skirmish was released, and this skirmish looks to be a good ...

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The Battle of Phobos: Earthers 1+2

I recently  had the opportunity to read the first two books in the Eathers series for the Battle of Phobos books written by Nathan P. Butler and published by Grail Quest Books.  And I have to say, I was quite pleased by what I found. First, a bit of background.  These books are based on the trading card game Wars ...

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Peter Jackson Responds to Complaints Made Regarding "The Hobbit" Footage

Earlier this week at CinemaCon, Peter Jackson revealed a 10 min montage of the upcoming movie The Hobbit, putting the new technology he is using to shoot the movie on display. The reaction has been largely negative, but that won’t stop Peter Jackson from utilizing it. In an interview with EW.com, Jackson supports his use of the technology and hopes ...

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