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The Hobbit Pen and Lenticular Bookmark Sets offered by ThinkGeek feature one prop replica pen and one bookmark. The pens are super detailed and the bookmarks are lenticular, meaning they’ll jump out in 3D at you. Choose from Bilbo and Sting, Gandalf and his staff, Thorin and his key, or get all three. You’ll love taking notes with these pens, and you’ll also enjoy the character looking over all you do. The Hobbit Pen and Lenticular Bookmark Sets – fantastic sets to have a part of the story you love near you at all times! (Evie Bowman)

Live in New Zealand? Love The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit? Need some wine? Jens Hansen, the creators of The One Ring, and MIDDLE-EARTH WINE have teamed up to offer an amazing prize package! To enter, grab a glass or a bottle of MIDDLE-EARTH WINE at any of the outlets on this list, and you’ll be entered into the drawing for an authentic souvenir replica of The One Ring. (Myla Malinalda)


Should you find yourself in need of a trusty garment to accompany you on your travels as you wander the countryside marking round doors and generally being mysterious, this Gandalf hoodie would complement such endeavors perfectly. The long peaked hood gives the perfect amount of wizard panache while being wearable every day, and twice on Sundays. (“Got News Precious” Contributor Lindellon)

The Producers Guild of America has tapped Peter Jackson, Joe Letteri, and Weta Digital for their 2014 Vanguard Award. The Vanguard Award recognizes achievements in new media and technology. The award will be presented to the three honorees at the 25th annual PGA ceremony on 19 January, 2014. (Evie Bowman)


I ran across this amazing artist, Karen Hallion, because of her Disney-meets-Doctor Who art prints (which are awesome!) She also did this beautiful Art Nouveau Galadriel print, which is on sale in her Etsy store. I love that Gimli is included! (Arwen Kester)

Chris Hadfield, who achieved global fame after recording a video of himself singing the David Bowie song “Space Oddity” on board the space station, writes in his new memoir that director Peter Jackson was one of a number of luminaries who agreed to private video chats with the astronauts, in an attempt by NASA to prevent their spacemen feeling bored and isolated during their five-month stint in orbit around the Earth between December and May. (Evie Bowman)

If you’ve already watched and re-watched your copy of Extended Edition The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and you’re still not getting enough Hobbit in your life,  try this Russian adaptation of The Hobbit from 1985. (Maria Moa)


Every week, our Middle-earth News reporters seek out Tolkien/Hobbit/LOTR goodness and tag their finds with their names. If you have something to contribute, please submit it using the Got News Precious link at the bottom of the page.

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One Comment

  1. Glad to see my Sunday read is back, top job as always Lily.