Articles written by: Valdis

Valdís is a classic nerd, with many geeky interests, but her life-long love of Tolkien rules them all. She was completely hooked the first time that she read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings at age 8. Since then, she has read the books at least once a year, and delves into Middle-earth at every opportunity with a fervor that would make any dwarf proud. She also deeply loves Peter Jackson’s films, and defends them staunchly when need arises. When reality forces her out of Middle-earth, Valdís is a university professor, a wife, mother of two daughters, and servant to three cats.

Celebrate Tolkien Reading Day With Us! [GIVEAWAY]

Celebrate Tolkien Reading Day With Us! [GIVEAWAY]

Tolkien Reading Day is HERE! We’re celebrating the works of J. R. R. Tolkien today, along with Tolkien fans the world over. Since the Tolkien Society established Tolkien Reading Day in 2003, Tolkien fans everywhere join […]

Tolkien Reading Day GIVEAWAYS!

Tolkien Reading Day GIVEAWAYS!

Middle-earth News is very excited to share that we are partnering with our good friends at Oloris Publishing to bring you some very special giveaways to celebrate Tolkien Reading Day 2017 on March 25! We’ll […]

Tolkien Reading Day 2017 Fun!

Tolkien Reading Day 2017 Fun!

Tolkien Reading Day is almost upon us! March 25th each year is set aside to honor the work of J. R. R. Tolkien (and celebrate the Gondorian New Year and the downfall of Sauron as […]

Dragon Con 2016: The Tolkien Track’s ‘Last Goodbye’

Dragon Con 2016: The Tolkien Track’s ‘Last Goodbye’

Dragon Con is one of the largest fan conventions in the United States, saying that it is “by fans, for fans.” The con celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2016, and once again set attendance records, […]

Dragon Con Announces Plan to Eliminate Tolkien Track

Dragon Con Announces Plan to Eliminate Tolkien Track

Update: In the 48 hours or so since this post was published, fans have inundated Dragon Con staff with messages, pleading for the reinstatement of the Tolkien Track, or at least a reprieve so that […]

Tolkien Birthday Toast 2017

Tolkien Birthday Toast 2017

On January 3, the Tolkien Society invites Tolkien fans throughout the world to join in the tradition of the annual Tolkien Birthday Toast, in honor of J. R. R. Tolkien’s birthday. The beloved author of […]

Feast Week, Day 8: The Prancing Pony

Feast Week, Day 8: The Prancing Pony

It has been just a week since our brave hobbits set out from Hobbiton. And what an eventful week it was! The hobbits have already been pursued by the terrifying and mysterious Black Riders, hosted […]

Feast Week, Day 2: Sleeping Outdoors

Feast Week, Day 2: Sleeping Outdoors

‘ When they had walked for about three hours they rested. The night was clear, cool, and starry, but smoke-like whisps of mist were creeping up the hill-sides from the streams and deep meadows. Thin-clad […]

Dragon Con 2016 Is Almost Here!

Dragon Con 2016 Is Almost Here!

August is winding down, and the Labor Day holiday weekend approaches. For some of us, that means only one thing: DRAGON CON! Soon, fans from every imaginable geeky fandom will descend on Atlanta, Georgia, to […]

Download ‘The Annals of the Dwarves’ Now, for FREE!

Download ‘The Annals of the Dwarves’ Now, for FREE!

If you read our recent interview with The Dwarrow Scholar, then you already know that June 1 marks an important day for all those who have a passion for Tolkien’s dwarves. The Dwarrow Scholar has […]