Articles written by: Oloriel

From time out of mind, Oloriel has been typing away in her little apartment, cats at her feet, hoping to reach out to other fantasy lovers by way of folkandfairy.com. Her discovery of Tolkien as a young adult awakened her long-dormant love of the otherworldly, and now she sees magic everywhere.Oloriel has a degree in writing, which she put to work during a three-year stint in vanity publishing – an experience not unlike purgatory and very much like having to read 20 bad books each week – which she prefers not to talk about. To renew herself, she knits, naps, reads, prays, writes, walks in the woods, and eats too many cookies.

Sign Up Soon for The Tolkien Professor’s Lord of the Rings Movie Marathon

Sign Up Soon for The Tolkien Professor’s Lord of the Rings Movie Marathon

Calling all Boston-area Lord of the Rings fans! It’s time to sign up for a fun and fantastic day-long movie marathon hosted by The Tolkien Professor, Corey Olsen! It includes food, fun, and geeky fellowship. Sign […]

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Chris Pierson, Lead Worldbuilder for The Lord of the Rings Online, to be Special Guest at Mythmoot III Conference

Chris Pierson, Lead Worldbuilder for The Lord of the Rings Online, to be Special Guest at Mythmoot III Conference

Press release: With a main agenda focus on Worldbuilding, Mythmoot III, the Mythgard Institute’s fantasy/science fiction academic/fan conference, is hosting Senior Worldbuilder Chris Pierson of The Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO), a popular massive […]

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ThriveWire’s Story of David Salo: Tolkien Translator

ThriveWire’s Story of David Salo: Tolkien Translator

Writer Lacy Cooke at ThriveWire is sharing a bit of background on David Salo, a noted Tolkien translator most often remembered for his work on Peter Jackson’s movies, in a two-part article entitled Translating Tolkien: How […]

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New ANIMATORS IN ACTION Sheds Light on Bombur Barrel Bounce

New ANIMATORS IN ACTION Sheds Light on Bombur Barrel Bounce

If there’s one scene that had some of the strongest reactions in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, it’s the barrel sequence after the dwarves’ escape from Thranduil’s dungeons. Fans were agog! Detractors were aghast! […]

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Feast Week, Day 1: Bilbo and Frodo’s Birthday

Feast Week, Day 1: Bilbo and Frodo’s Birthday

Finally, Tolkien Feast Week has arrived! Welcome and well met, friends! We’re so glad you’ve decided to celebrate Feast Week with us. “When they had sung many songs, and talked of many things they had […]

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Eat Middle-earth Style at Denny’s this Fall! Exclusive Photos!

Eat Middle-earth Style at Denny’s this Fall! Exclusive Photos!

You may have already seen marketing for Denny’s Hobbity breakfasts if you recall those mysterious billboards we posted about a few days ago. We now have confirmation! On November 6, Denny’s will be launching its new tie-in campaign […]

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New Photo of Bolg, Son of Azog

New Photo of Bolg, Son of Azog

Via comingsoon.net we’ve found a new photo of Mr. Misty Mountains himself, Bolg. We’ve seen him before in toy form, and on the character-heavy poster from earlier this month, but this is the first real […]

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Forbidden Planet Adds More Merchandise, Conspires to Make Us All Broke

Forbidden Planet Adds More Merchandise, Conspires to Make Us All Broke

I hope you didn’t go out and spend your last penny at Forbidden Planet after our last post about all of their ridiculously great merch, because they’ve added a couple of new items to their […]

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Tolkien Doubted The Hobbit Would Be Reprinted, Says Leeds Letter

Tolkien Doubted The Hobbit Would Be Reprinted, Says Leeds Letter

In a letter housed at the University of Leeds, Tolkien claimed that sales of The Hobbit “are not very great” and that he had changed some of the wording in the book to make it […]

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More Hobbit Merchandise at Forbidden Planet

More Hobbit Merchandise at Forbidden Planet

Some readers may recall an earlier post featuring Forbidden Planet’s unique Hobbit merchandise: the keychain and necklace of Thorin’s key, a Hobbit-logo keychain, and a couple of pin/badge sets made the cut. But then! Almost […]

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