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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 […]

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 […]

Weta Workshop at New York Comic Con 2015

Weta Workshop at New York Comic Con 2015

Weta Workshop returned for the second time to New York Comic Con, and I may be a little biased, but they easily had the most beautiful booth there! Not only did attendees get to see […]

What to Look Forward to at New York Comic Con 2015

What to Look Forward to at New York Comic Con 2015

New York Comic Con begins in less than a week! If you’re attending and wondering what there is do to for Tolkien fans, here’s what’s going down: Weta Workshop is returning this year and along […]

Dragon Con 2015 Breaks Records!

Dragon Con 2015 Breaks Records!

An almost eerie quiet has descended on downtown Atlanta, Georgia. Dragon Con 2015 is now history, and it was one for the books! Dragon Con today released its attendance total: just over 70,000! That number […]

Dragon Con 2015 Recap

Dragon Con 2015 Recap

Labor Day is now officially one of my favorite holidays, because Labor Day means Dragon Con! Held in Atlanta, Georgia, Dragon Con brings you together with about 65,000 of your closest fandom friends for great […]

Happy Birthday to Our Executive Director Arwen Kester!

Happy Birthday to Our Executive Director Arwen Kester!

Help us wish a happy birthday to our esteemed leader, Middle-earth News Executive Director Arwen Kester! It was Arwen’s vision and drive that created Middle-earth News, assembled the staff that is a second family, and […]

First Middle-earth World Problems

First Middle-earth World Problems

Earlier this week, the Middle-earth News staff thought up a new hashtag idea, #firstmiddleearthworldproblems. The first to use it was News Contributor, Maria, and the hashtag immediately took off! Soon Tolkien fans everywhere were using […]

Happy Birthday, Cate Blanchett!

Happy Birthday, Cate Blanchett!

Happy birthday to the incomparable and magical Cate Blanchett! The multi-award-winning Australian actress turns 46 today. Cate was born in 1969 in Melbourne, Australia, the middle of three children of June and Robert DeWitt Blanchett. […]