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.

‘Lord of the Rings’ Funko Pops! to be Released in June (+ New Images)

‘Lord of the Rings’ Funko Pops! to be Released in June (+ New Images)

The upcoming Lord of the Rings Funko Pop! Keychains and Pops! finally get a release date. Seven Pops and Two Keychains will be released in June 2017! Earlier this year, Middle-earth News reported how there will […]

Exclusive Cover Reveal: Tolkien Calendar 2017

Exclusive Cover Reveal: Tolkien Calendar 2017

The official Tolkien Calendar for 2017 is available for pre-order and will feature J.R.R. Tolkien’s artwork and letters. Those of you that aer part of the mailing list of the official Tolkien Store, you’ve probably […]

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 […]