Articles written by: pencilphilos

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.

There and back again: An Interview with Shane Rangi

There and back again: An Interview with Shane Rangi

Often enough, stuntmen and stuntwomen play a vital part in some of the most iconic scenes in films. Yet, stuntmen and stuntwomen are invisible to the audience due tp the magic of movie making. Unknown […]

Alcohol Free Malt Beer Gets Hobbit Inspired Makeover

Alcohol Free Malt Beer Gets Hobbit Inspired Makeover

Last year, Middle-earth News reported that the German coffee maker Krüger received a Hobbit makeover. Now, another German beverage company presents its pruducts Hobbit-themed. The German company Karamalz, producing alcohol free malt beer, received a Hobbit […]

Andy Serkis’s Vision to Inspire Imaginative Young Minds

Andy Serkis’s Vision to Inspire Imaginative Young Minds

With the help of motion capture, Andy Serkis’s iconic portrayal of Gollum in The Lord of the Rings created one of the most memorable characters in films. For The Hobbit, the actor and director returned […]

Create Your Own Hobbit-Hole

Create Your Own Hobbit-Hole

“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing […]

BREAKING: The Official Online Tolkien Book Shop

BREAKING: The Official Online Tolkien Book Shop

Tolkien fans and collectors from all over the world have a new place to look for treasures. Harper Collins, J.R.R. Tolkien’s official publisher, launched an Official Online Tolkien Book Shop. Whether it’s an exclusively signed […]

Feast Week, Day 3: The Feast of Gildor

Feast Week, Day 3: The Feast of Gildor

I’ve been longing to celebrate Feast Week this year, and finally, it is my turn today. Whether it has been a busy day or you just want to enjoy the last days of summer (or enjoy the […]

‘Tolkien: The Forest and The City’ – Exploring Culture and Nature

‘Tolkien: The Forest and The City’ – Exploring Culture and Nature

Whether it is the Shire with its cosy Hobbit holes or Rohan’s vast plains, Middle-earth captures ones imagination, and suddenly, all you want to do is to go for a stroll. With its rich beauty, […]

Greisinger Museum Opening Celebrations

Greisinger Museum Opening Celebrations

Sometimes, Middle-earth is closer than you think. After five years of planning, designing, and construction, the museum for one of the world’s largest Tolkien collections is celebration its opening this weekend. Situated in Switzerland, the Greisinger […]

Source: tourismnewzealand.com

100% Middle-earth: New Tourism Campaign for New Zealand

New Zealand, the land of the long white cloud, home to approximately 60 million sheep, and Middle-earth. At least, that is what everyone associates New Zealand with these days. Ever since The Lord of the […]

Women and Chauvinism in Middle-Earth: Shelob

Women and Chauvinism in Middle-Earth: Shelob

During my research for the previous article about Galadriel, I came across Anne C. Petty’s book One Ring to Bind Them All: Tolkien’s Mythology. There she states that Galadriel and Shelob are “both manifestations of the […]