Articles written by: Arwen

The Creator and Executive Director of Middle-earth News. Arwen is a mother of two, an uber geek, loves all things Tolkien, pretends to understand LOTRO, and kicks ass at fantasy card games. She constantly quotes from The Muppets, Doctor Who, The Lord of the Rings, Battlestar Galactica, Stargate…. you get the point.

If You Aren’t Watching Stephen Hunter’s New Vlog Series, You’re Missing Out

If You Aren’t Watching Stephen Hunter’s New Vlog Series, You’re Missing Out

When you think of Bombur in the Hobbit films, I’m guessing you didn’t picture a guy dressed in a Chewbacca onesie, a pink and purple tutu, over-sized heart-shaped glasses, and a bear hat. But, that’s […]

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Three Chances to Celebrate: BOTFA Premiere Line Parties at IMAX in Raleigh

Three Chances to Celebrate: BOTFA Premiere Line Parties at IMAX in Raleigh

Middle-earth News is once again teaming up with the fabulous folks at Wells Fargo IMAX Theatre at Marbles in Raleigh, North Carolina, to throw not one, but three The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five […]

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Feast Week, Day 7: Prisoners of a Barrow-wight

Feast Week, Day 7: Prisoners of a Barrow-wight

“When he [Frodo Baggins] came to himself again, for a moment he could recall nothing except a sense of total dread. Then suddenly he knew that he was imprisoned, caught hopelessly; he was in a barrow. A Barrow-wight […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Middle-earth News Goes Behind the Scenes on ‘The Rangers’ Film Set

EXCLUSIVE: Middle-earth News Goes Behind the Scenes on ‘The Rangers’ Film Set

Ever since watching the The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Extended Edition, I’ve had a love affair with the process of filming, especially with what happens behind the scenes.  It’s where […]

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Now Available for Purchase: Remastered Deluxe Editions of The Hobbit and The Return of the King

Now Available for Purchase: Remastered Deluxe Editions of The Hobbit and The Return of the King

I first encountered Rankin and Bass’ The Return of the King while visiting a friends house back when I was ten years old. It was a particularly rainy day and it had been made worse […]

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The Ultimate New Zealand Tour for Tolkien Fans

The Ultimate New Zealand Tour for Tolkien Fans

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a fascination with New Zealand. Well, it actually started right after I had finished a grade school book report about Australia and found out 97% of […]

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Shadow of Mordor: To be or not to be… Canon?

Shadow of Mordor: To be or not to be… Canon?

Our good friend and exceptional writer, Joseph Bradford, happens to be the News Director for Quest Gaming Network, a site dedicated to covering gaming news through webcasts and online articles. Recently, Joe attended E3, where he […]

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Turn Your Room into Middle-earth with Hobbit Murals from Wallsauce

Turn Your Room into Middle-earth with Hobbit Murals from Wallsauce

What Tolkien fan wouldn’t want a piece of Middle-earth in their room? Thanks to Wallsauce, our geeky dreams have finally come true! As Middle-earth News reported this past January, the UK-based company offers fans a […]

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Reece Puddington Passes into the West

Reece Puddington Passes into the West

The bravest of little Hobbit fans, Reece Puddington, passed on from this life and ended his six year battle with Neuroblastoma cancer today. The news came from the family’s Facebook page, which proclaimed him as a […]

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Get your Bear on, LOTRO fans: New Class Revealed!

Get your Bear on, LOTRO fans: New Class Revealed!

Our waiting and anticipation for Lord of the Rings Online’s (LOTRO) new class announcement has finally come to an end. Minutes ago, LOTRO Executive Producer, Aaron Cambell, revealed the new class in a letter to […]

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