Articles written by: Lily Milos

Lily’s first experience with Tolkien was when the eccentric Mrs. H performed all of the characters from The Hobbit in her seventh grade class. In high school, she felt obliged to decline a second date with a boy who said he had no interest in reading The Lord of the Rings. In college, she unwisely decided to reread her beloved copy of The Hobbit during finals week, with only semi-disastrous results. When not writing for Middle-earth News, Lily tries not to unnerve her coworkers and family with her extreme geekery, but somehow, Star Wars, Star Trek, Sherlock, Merlin, Doctor Who, The Princess Bride, Back to the Future, superheroes, Disney movies, and of course, Tolkien, seem to have relevance in EVERY conversation.

Happy Birthday to Our Own Britta Siemen!

Happy Birthday to Our Own Britta Siemen!

Happy birthday to one of Middle-earth News’ finest! Our own Britta Siemen celebrates her 25th birthday today! Around these parts, we call her “Tolkien Britta” and she’s known for her gaming articles as well as […]

On Air Hangout with Mark Ordesky of LOTR and The Quest

On Air Hangout with Mark Ordesky of LOTR and The Quest

Update: This event has been rescheduled. See details below. The Quest Army Hangout: LotR Edition with Mark Ordesky Saturday, May 9th 1:00pm EDT | 10:00am PDT Facebook Event Page | Google Event Page Sure, you’ve watched […]

A Tolkien Reading Day Nail Art Tutorial

A Tolkien Reading Day Nail Art Tutorial

This is the second nail art tutorial post by a special Middle-earth News guest contributor, @FleurDeGaite. Her first tutorial provided a step-by-step process of applying a Hobbit-themed design based on one of the gorgeous covers […]

Celebrate Tolkien Reading Day with Staffordshire Libraries

Celebrate Tolkien Reading Day with Staffordshire Libraries

Staffordshire County Council is inviting residents to celebrate the county’s links with the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings by marking Tolkien Reading Day. In the run up to the day […]

Celebrate Tolkien Reading Day in Los Angeles!

Celebrate Tolkien Reading Day in Los Angeles!

Tolkien Forever is proud to present their local annual Tolkien Reading Day. Live readings will be performed to spread the joy and wonder of author J.R.R. Tolkien. When? 1:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. on Saturday, […]

Celebrate Tolkien Reading Day in France!

Celebrate Tolkien Reading Day in France!

The Tolkiendil Association invites you to attend one of the four Tolkien Reading Day events that they are sponsoring for Tolkien fans in France! Paris Venue – Les Caves Alliées, 44 rue Grégoire de Tours Time – […]

A Pint at The Prancing Pony: An Interview with Dallas Barnett

A Pint at The Prancing Pony: An Interview with Dallas Barnett

If you’ve seen The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, you might remember some nefarious characters who were ready to jump Thorin Oakenshield before he was joined by Gandalf at The Prancing Pony. If you’ve watched […]

Doug Adams and the Symphony Silicon Valley – Nine is a Pretty Good Number

Doug Adams and the Symphony Silicon Valley – Nine is a Pretty Good Number

  Nine is a Pretty Good Number March 14, 2015 – San Jose, CA — Mathematics aficionados have had fun this year with the once-in-a-lifetime PI Day — 3.14.15. 9:26:53. Symphony Silicon Valley has more […]

Celebrate Tolkien Reading Day 2015 With The Brisbane Tolkien Fellowship

Celebrate Tolkien Reading Day 2015 With The Brisbane Tolkien Fellowship

‘I believe that legends and myths are largely made of truth’ – J.R.R. Tolkien The Brisbane Tolkien Fellowship is excited to announce their annual presentation for Tolkien Reading Day for the fourth year in a […]

Get a Taste of Middle-earth with ‘Hobbit for Grown-Ups’ Cooking Demo

Get a Taste of Middle-earth with ‘Hobbit for Grown-Ups’ Cooking Demo

Experience the rich fantasy world created by J.R.R. Tolkien in his epic tale The Hobbit at the Davis Food Co-op’s “Hobbit for Grown Ups” cooking demonstration tomorrow! The event will take place on Thursday, March 5, from […]