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.

Middle-earth Beer and Music Festival Comes to Lancashire

Middle-earth Beer and Music Festival Comes to Lancashire

This year marks the seventh anniversary of The Middle Earth Beer & Music Festival in Lancashire, England. Each year, the festivities are held in the village of Hurst Green, which is famous for its connections with […]

Call for Art Exhibition Submissions and T-shirt Designs

Call for Art Exhibition Submissions and T-shirt Designs

The Grey Havens Tolkien Smial, based out of Longmont, Colorado, is now accepting art submissions for two 2015 events! T-Shirt Design Contest 2015 T-Shirt Themes Grey Havens Group – “A star shines on the hour […]

Available for Pre-order: Ruins of the North for The One Ring

Available for Pre-order: Ruins of the North for The One Ring

Children kidnapped in the night, unusually cunning Trolls, a mysterious caravan, the fate of a company of Hobbits, the legacy of the Dúnedain and an evil awakening beneath the barrows – six new stories set […]

The 12 Days of Ori – The Full Adam Brown Interview

The 12 Days of Ori – The Full Adam Brown Interview

This past December, we ran an interview with Adam Brown, who plays Ori in The Hobbit films. Each day, throughout the traditional 12 days of Christmas, we posted a Q&A titled The 12 Days of […]

Limited Edition Faramir Available from Weta Workshop

Limited Edition Faramir Available from Weta Workshop

Be one of the first to own this limited edition sculpture from Weta Workshop! This new sculpture features Faramir, Captain of the Rangers of Ithilien, getting an arrow ready to defend Gondor against orc invaders. From […]

‘Shadow of Mordor’ Nominated for 4 BAFTA Video Game Awards

‘Shadow of Mordor’ Nominated for 4 BAFTA Video Game Awards

The video game award circuit is showing lots of love to Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. The game took home 8 trophies from the DICE Awards (though, it missed out on the coveted “Game of the […]

Mount Smaug’s Head on Your Wall

Mount Smaug’s Head on Your Wall

Now that we’ve all seen The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (you have right? If not, you’ll be able to watch it at home soon), it’s no spoiler that Smaug the dragon met […]

Call for Papers – J. R. R. Tolkien: Individual, Community, Society

Call for Papers – J. R. R. Tolkien: Individual, Community, Society

UPDATE: The application deadline for speakers has been extended to April 3, 2015. 5th International Tolkien Conference in Hungary CALL FOR PAPERS The Hungarian Tolkien Society, together with the Institute of English and American Studies […]

West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village Hosts RingQuest

West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village Hosts RingQuest

To celebrate the final part of The Hobbit trilogy, explore the West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village & Country Park in this J.R.R. Tolkien themed family adventure. Venue West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village Opening Times 10:00 a.m. 14-22 […]

The Magic of the Ring: Tolkien Art exhibition in Italy

The Magic of the Ring: Tolkien Art exhibition in Italy

International Press Release: THE MAGIC OF THE RING from Tolkien to Jackson 24th January – 22nd March, 2015 WOW SPAZIO FUMETTO Comics, Illustration and Animated Picture Museum of Milan Viale Campania 12 – Milan – […]