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Feast Week, Day 2: Sleeping Outdoors | LOTRO Edition

Feast Week, Day 2: Sleeping Outdoors | LOTRO Edition

We decided to make things different this year and celebrate Frodo’s journey on The Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO). My little hobbit Pluma is going to guide you through Middle-earth admiring the beautifully made […]

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

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

Happy Hobbit Day and welcome to the first day of Feast Week! We decided to make things different this year and celebrate Frodo’s journey on The Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO). My little hobbit […]

Our Favorite Editions of ‘The Hobbit’

Our Favorite Editions of ‘The Hobbit’

Everyone has particular copies of books that we cherish above others. Many of us here at Middle-earth News are pretty keen collectors of various volumes of works by and about J. R. R. Tolkien. We […]

Feast Week: Frolicking Mapleberry Cookies, by Ginkgo Marie

Feast Week: Frolicking Mapleberry Cookies, by Ginkgo Marie

Many thanks to Ginkgo Marie for submitting her fantastic Frolicking Mapleberry Cookies recipe for Feast Week! She put a lot of effort into them and we can’t wait to try them ourselves. Check out her recipe below, […]

The Hobbit Celebrates its 80th Anniversary!

The Hobbit Celebrates its 80th Anniversary!

The Hobbit celebrates its 80 year anniversary today! Written by JRR Tolkien and published by Allen & Unwin, The Hobbit was released to the public on September 21st, 1937. The book started out as a […]

It’s Tolkien Week!

It’s Tolkien Week!

The celebration is upon us! Today is the start of Tolkien Week, the annual festival that honors the work of J. R. R. Tolkien and his son and editor, Christopher Tolkien. First celebrated in 1978 […]

40th Anniversary of the Publication of ‘The Silmarillion’

40th Anniversary of the Publication of ‘The Silmarillion’

The Silmarillion is the history of the War of the Exiled Elves against the Enemy, which all takes place in the North-west of the world (Middle-earth). Several tales of victory and tragedy are caught up […]

Send in Your Tried and Tested Recipes for Feast Week and WIN!

Send in Your Tried and Tested Recipes for Feast Week and WIN!

Every year, the Middle-earth News staff rolls up our sleeves and gets cooking to bring you some Hobbit-approved meals for Feast Week. Traditionally held between September 22nd through the 29th annually, Feast Week follows the […]

Celebrate Tolkien 2017

Celebrate Tolkien 2017

I’ve always been envious of Tolkien-themed events like Mythmoot, HobbitCon and DragonCon’s Tolkien track (which they sadly don’t have anymore), but that doesn’t stop me from being happy that others get to go. I recently […]

40th Anniversary Luxury Edition of The Silmarillion to be Released in Germany

40th Anniversary Luxury Edition of The Silmarillion to be Released in Germany

One of our readers named @thranduilen, pointed out on Twitter that the German Tolkien publisher Klett-Cotta, also known as Hobbit Presse, will release a 40th anniversary luxury edition of The Silmarillion. This luxury edition will […]