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.

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 […]

Some Facts You May Not Know About Evangeline Lilly

Some Facts You May Not Know About Evangeline Lilly

Actress Evangeline Lilly, who played the Woodland Elf Tauriel in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy, has recently tweeted to thank her fans for her birthday wishes. She also decided to delight us sharing some things […]

Tolkien’s Grandson Publishes a Novel Based on His Grandfather’s Experiences at The Somme

Tolkien’s Grandson Publishes a Novel Based on His Grandfather’s Experiences at The Somme

No Man’s Land is the latest novel written by Professor Tolkien’s grandson, Simon Tolkien, it has been published last June 30 by Harper Fiction, 100 years on from the eve of the battle at The Somme when […]

Weta Workshop Introduces 1:30 Scale Collectibles

Weta Workshop Introduces 1:30 Scale Collectibles

Exciting news for all the Hobbit (and Lord of the Rings) fans! Weta Workshop has recently announced their new line of collectibles that will be in a 1:30 scale range. “We’ve been making collectible statues […]