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.

Q&A With The Man Who Walks LOTR Everyday

Q&A With The Man Who Walks LOTR Everyday

Any fan of Tolkien will agree, when you watch ‘The Lord of the Rings’ films, New Zealand has a magical way of transporting you to the lands of Middle-earth. Now imagine being able to walk […]

EXCLUSIVE Q&A with Mad Dwarf Workshop -Part 2

EXCLUSIVE Q&A with Mad Dwarf Workshop -Part 2

In the second part of my Q&A with Mad Dwarf Workshop, Andy Davis andDavid DelaGardelle divulge their plans for their future and reveal the answer to the question we all want to know: are there […]

EXCLUSIVE Q&A with Mad Dwarf Workshop -Part 1

EXCLUSIVE Q&A with Mad Dwarf Workshop -Part 1

The moment I first came across Mad Dwarf Workshop, I was immediately impressed. The two masterminds behind the Indiana based swordsmithing shop, Andy Davis andDavid DelaGardelle, put their amazing talents together to create some of […]

Dunedain Radio Has Set A Launch Date!

Dunedain Radio Has Set A Launch Date!

It’s official! Middle-Earth Network, aka Dunedain Radio, will go live March 25th, at 8pm CT, so mark your calendars. The Tolkien/fantasy based station is run by three geniuses and fellow Tolkienists: Mark aka Maerech, Candace McCarty […]

Trouble in Mordor as ‘The Last Ring-Bearer’ gets Press

Trouble in Mordor as ‘The Last Ring-Bearer’ gets Press

Kirill Yeskov (Source: Open Page) Russian author, Kirill Yeskov, is a big Tolkien fan. So big, in fact, that in 1999 he wrote and published The Last Ring-Bearer, a look into the evil Lord Sauron’s […]

Rumors Continue Over Mount Doom and Lake Town

Rumors Continue Over Mount Doom and Lake Town

Source: Shyong Foo   Hobbit rumors continue as Sir Peter Jackson has been denied access to Mt. Ngauruhoe, aka Mount Doom in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. With only five weeks until cameras start […]

Saoirse Unconfirmed for ‘The Hobbit’

Saoirse Unconfirmed for ‘The Hobbit’

Source: VanityFair.com Since the highly viewed press release of The Hobbit cast aired last week, new rumors and news on the film have hit the web, the top story centering on Saoirse Ronan. During an […]

Who is the Tolkien Professor?

Who is the Tolkien Professor?

Source: Matt Mcclain/the Washington Post Corey Olsen, dubbed the ‘Tolkien Professor’, has been getting a lot of press lately. And why shouldn’t he?  In 2007 the tenured English professor, with a PhD in medieval literature […]

Hobbit Cast Press Conference

Hobbit Cast Press Conference

Source: Ross Setford, Associated Press/New Zealand Press Association One hobbit and thirteen dwarves spoke and posed for cameras Friday, at a press conference held at Park Road Post production facility in Wellington, NZ. The happy […]