Articles written by: Alice Greenleaf

Staff Reporter of Middle-earth News. Alice discovered Tolkien’s world when she was 12 years old and watched The Fellowship of the Ring for the first time. It was love at the first sight. When not at her desk looking for something Middle-earth related or studying, you'll probably find her whispering spells, just to be prepared when she'll receive her Hogwarts Acceptance Letter.

Feast Week, Day 2: Sleeping Outdoors | LOTRO Edition

Feast Week, Day 2: Sleeping Outdoors | LOTRO Edition

We decided to make things different this year and celebrate Frodo’s journey on The Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO). My little hobbit Pluma is going to guide you through Middle-earth admiring the beautifully made […]

Feast Week, Day 1: Bilbo and Frodo’s Birthday | LOTRO Edition

Feast Week, Day 1: Bilbo and Frodo’s Birthday | LOTRO Edition

Happy Hobbit Day and welcome to the first day of Feast Week! We decided to make things different this year and celebrate Frodo’s journey on The Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO). My little hobbit […]

The Hobbit Celebrates its 80th Anniversary!

The Hobbit Celebrates its 80th Anniversary!

The Hobbit celebrates its 80 year anniversary today! Written by JRR Tolkien and published by Allen & Unwin, The Hobbit was released to the public on September 21st, 1937. The book started out as a […]

The Lord of the Rings Online Takes Us to Mordor!

The Lord of the Rings Online Takes Us to Mordor!

The Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO), the MMORPG of Standing Stone Games, launched preorders for its newest expansion pack which is going to include nonetheless than Mordor! All the Tolkien fans and game lovers […]

Things I Didn’t Remember About ‘Flies and Spiders’

Things I Didn’t Remember About ‘Flies and Spiders’

In case you missed it, we’re currently reading The Hobbit this month, our Staff Reporter Maria is hosting this read-along both here and on our brand new Facebook group (come and join us!), she’s writing amazing […]

Soundtracks of Middle-earth

Soundtracks of Middle-earth

The MMORPG The Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO) is currently celebrating its 10 year anniversary! Along with other incredible in-game quests and funny events (you can read more about it here), they started also […]

Gimli the Dwarf on Uruk-hai Statue Available from Weta Workshop

Gimli the Dwarf on Uruk-hai Statue Available from Weta Workshop

Just in time for the second part of our 6 Week Movie Marathon, which involves The Lord of the Rings, Weta Workshop just released this new statue inspired by one of the scenes of the trilogy. […]

[Video] Lord of the Rings: Quiet Environmentalism

[Video] Lord of the Rings: Quiet Environmentalism

I recently stumbled upon, via James’ blog A Tolkienist’s Perspective, a nice video about environmentalism and Middle-earth on the Our Changing Climate YouTube channel. It talks about the importance of nature, the role that plays […]

New Zealand Tourism Has Overtaken Dairy as the Nation’s Top Earner of Overseas Dollars

New Zealand Tourism Has Overtaken Dairy as the Nation’s Top Earner of Overseas Dollars

New Zealand has always been famous for its dairy industry, but the income from dairy products has fallen by 22 percent over the past two years, Statistics New Zealand says. “Dairy farmer Jessie Chan-Dorman, who […]

Feast Week, Day 1: Bilbo and Frodo’s Birthday

Feast Week, Day 1: Bilbo and Frodo’s Birthday

Happy Hobbit Day! September 22, it’s a grand day and holds a lot of meaning for Tolkien fans around the world as both Bilbo and Frodo Baggins share their birthday today. This also marks the […]