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When Maria watched the Fellowship the very first time in cinemas, she fell hopelessly in love with Tolkien’s work. Up to the point where she lost herself in Middle Earth entirely. When not occupied with studying, she likes to draw, hoard books, travel around (if her bank account allows it), and pretending to be a hobbit that is attending Hogwarts in order to become a jedi knight.

‘A Hobbit, A Wardrobe, and a Great War: A New Documentary Series on Tolkien and C.S. Lewis in the Making

‘A Hobbit, A Wardrobe, and a Great War: A New Documentary Series on Tolkien and C.S. Lewis in the Making

Our friends over on the German Tolkien Society reported that a new documentary series about J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis is in the making. In 5 episodes, each 50 minutes long, the documentary will explore the […]

Weta Workshop Inspired Prancing Pony Sign DIY

Weta Workshop Inspired Prancing Pony Sign DIY

I don’t know why, but I’ve always wanted to own a replica of the Prancing Pony sign, preferably a Weta Workshop collectible. I really like the idea to have a wall on my kitchen with […]

Date for the Start of Filming of Amazon’s LOTR TV Series Revealed

Date for the Start of Filming of Amazon’s LOTR TV Series Revealed

Amazon has revealed that the filming for its Lord of the Rings TV Series will start in 2019. In a statement to the German magazine IGN Deutschland, Amazon explained that they are at the early stages […]

BREAKING: ‘Lord of the Rings’ TV Series on Amazon Confirmed!

BREAKING: ‘Lord of the Rings’ TV Series on Amazon Confirmed!

According to Entertainment Weekly, Amazon has greenlit a Lord of the Rings TV adaptation. This confirmation comes a few days after it was rumored that Amazon and Warner Brothers were in the talks of a […]

Interview with Austrian Concrete Artist Daniel Nachbaur

Interview with Austrian Concrete Artist Daniel Nachbaur

Ever since the publication of The Hobbit in 1937, when readers were first introduced to Middle-earth, Tolkien’s creative vision stimulated the imaginations of many artists in the years to come. From music inspired by Tolkien’s […]

40th Anniversary of the Publication of ‘The Silmarillion’

40th Anniversary of the Publication of ‘The Silmarillion’

The Silmarillion is the history of the War of the Exiled Elves against the Enemy, which all takes place in the North-west of the world (Middle-earth). Several tales of victory and tragedy are caught up […]

40th Anniversary Luxury Edition of The Silmarillion to be Released in Germany

40th Anniversary Luxury Edition of The Silmarillion to be Released in Germany

One of our readers named @thranduilen, pointed out on Twitter that the German Tolkien publisher Klett-Cotta, also known as Hobbit Presse, will release a 40th anniversary luxury edition of The Silmarillion. This luxury edition will […]

Hobbit Book Club Week 3: Hopes and Heroes

Hobbit Book Club Week 3: Hopes and Heroes

Welcome to a recap of week three of our Hobbit Book club. For the entire month of June, we and a handful of readers will read Tolkien’s The Hobbit. At the beginning of each week, I will write […]

Hobbit Book Club Week 2: Spiders and Elves

Hobbit Book Club Week 2: Spiders and Elves

Welcome to a recap of week two of our Hobbit Book club. For the entire month of June, we and a handful of readers will read Tolkien’s The Hobbit. At the beginning of each week, I will write a […]

Hobbit Book Club: Week 1 Recap

Hobbit Book Club: Week 1 Recap

Welcome to a recap of week one of our Hobbit Book club. For the entire month of June, we and a handful of readers will read Tolkien’s The Hobbit. At the beginning of each week, […]