Articles written by: Maria Messer

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.

Study Claims that Middle-earth May have a Higher Oxygen Content than Earth

Study Claims that Middle-earth May have a Higher Oxygen Content than Earth

In a recent study, Richard Walker and Alice Cooper-Dunn from The Centre for Interdisciplinary Science at the University of Leicester tried to examine the factors for the almost inhuman endurance the men of Rohan and […]

Cinematographer Andrew Lesnie Dies at 59

Cinematographer Andrew Lesnie Dies at 59

Oscar-winning cinematographer Andrew Lesnie has reportedly passed away on Monday, April 27th 2015. A spokesman from the Australian Cinematographers Society said “We have been advised of the sudden death of Andrew” but that his family […]

Middle-Earth’s Secrets: Tolkien Documentary

Middle-Earth’s Secrets: Tolkien Documentary

For those of us celebrating Easter, there were many gems to be found this weekend. One, rather unexpected, gem I stumbled upon earlier on Youtube is a documentary on Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings […]

April Fools: New Details for ‘The Hobbit’ Trilogy Extended Edition Box Set Revealed

April Fools: New Details for ‘The Hobbit’ Trilogy Extended Edition Box Set Revealed

UPDATE: Alas, ’tis but a jest! Sorry to disappoint/outrage you! Middle-earth News sends its warmest April Fools greetings to all our friends.   In an exclusive interview with Middle-earth News, Peter Jackson gave a sneak […]

Celebrate Tolkien Reading Day in Germany!

Celebrate Tolkien Reading Day in Germany!

The German Tolkien Society invites you to celebrate Tolkien Reading Day with them.  As many as eight readings, an all-time high for the German Tolkien Society, will take place until March 28th. When & Where? Sa, […]

Chinese ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Reimagined

Chinese ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Reimagined

A while ago, Middle-earth News introduced Jian Guo’s beautiful (digital) stained glass art. Now, Guo’s amazing art work will adorn an upcoming Chinese translation of The Lord of the Rings. As part of a competition held […]

Available for Preorder: Limited Steelbox Edition with Bilbo’s Journal

Available for Preorder: Limited Steelbox Edition with Bilbo’s Journal

While many are waiting for the Extended Edition for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, or even for a box set for the extended edition of The Hobbit trilogy, you might want to save […]

LOTRO: 2015 Producer’s Letter

LOTRO: 2015 Producer’s Letter

The year 2014 was an exciting one for The Lord of the Rings Online fans. The story was expanded into Gondor, epic battles were improved and, what many anticipated the most, a new class of […]

Famous Tolkien Fans and Enthusiasts

Famous Tolkien Fans and Enthusiasts

Tolkien fans and enthusiasts are everywhere. I don’t know what about you, but whenever I stumble upon fellow Tolkien fans, I get excited and want to befriend them. Thanks to the internet, I can! Some […]

Lord of the Rings location scout Dave Comer dies

Lord of the Rings location scout Dave Comer dies

The 58-year-old, who helped redefine New Zealand as Middle-earth, passed away on Christmas Day after suffering a rare form of cancer. With his love for photography and the Fiordland, he was instrumental in selecting some of the […]