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.

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 […]

Happy Birthday, Bernard Hill!

Happy Birthday, Bernard Hill!

Best known among the Tolkien community for his portrayal of Théoden, King of Rohan in The Lord of the Rings, Bernhard Hill enjoyed a long and exciting career on screen and on stage. Today, Hill […]

Why just watch ‘The Hobbit’ when you can live it?

Why just watch ‘The Hobbit’ when you can live it?

Bert Kreischer, thr host of Travel Channel’s Trip Flip, surprised two two J.R.R. Tolkien super fans with the ultimate Hobbit experience: A journey to New Zealand. On Sunday, December 14 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT, Travel Channel […]

Stephen Colbert, the Dragon Whisperer

Stephen Colbert, the Dragon Whisperer

Now that The Colbert Report comes to an end, the host of the show Stephen Colbert has piled up an impressive guest list for his last shows. This week, Colbert talked to one of the […]

LIVE Q&A session with Richard Armitage , December 9!

LIVE Q&A session with Richard Armitage , December 9!

After last week’s successful and highly humorous Q&A sessions with Luke Evans and Lee Pace, fans will have the chance for a Twitter Q&A with Richard Armitage! Richard Armitage’s Q&A will be on Tuesday, December […]

There and Back Again: ‘The Hobbit’ Through the Years

There and Back Again: ‘The Hobbit’ Through the Years

Tomorrow is the day many of us anticipated, the World Premiere of Peter Jackson’s last instalment of The Hobbit. Will it be glorious? Will it make us all cry like there is no tomorrow? What […]