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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 […]

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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, […]

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[Video] Lord of the Rings: Quiet Environmentalism

[Video] Lord of the Rings: Quiet Environmentalism

I recently stumbled upon, via James’ blog A Tolkienist’s Perspective, a nice video about environmentalism and Middle-earth on the Our Changing Climate YouTube channel. It talks about the importance of nature, the role that plays […]

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New ‘Lord of the Rings’ Funko Pops!

New ‘Lord of the Rings’ Funko Pops!

After what felt like decades of waiting, Funko will finally be expanding their The Lord of the Rings line later this year! The only other LOTR Funko products include a Sauron Pop and plushies including Frodo, Legolas, Gandalf, and an Orc. […]

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Middle-earth News Celebrates 6 Years Today!

Middle-earth News Celebrates 6 Years Today!

Who would have thought that the little blog and Twitter account I started six years ago on January 12, 2011, would grow to the community we have today?! I think I can speak for all […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Black Friday Shopping Guide 2016

Black Friday Shopping Guide 2016

Black Friday is almost upon us, and if you’re like us, you’re interested in expanding your Tolkien Collection! Here are a few places that will have Black Friday sales (prices will be in USD): The […]

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New Zealand Tourism Has Overtaken Dairy as the Nation’s Top Earner of Overseas Dollars

New Zealand Tourism Has Overtaken Dairy as the Nation’s Top Earner of Overseas Dollars

New Zealand has always been famous for its dairy industry, but the income from dairy products has fallen by 22 percent over the past two years, Statistics New Zealand says. “Dairy farmer Jessie Chan-Dorman, who […]

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Kings, Queens, and Halflings: A Historian Looks at Middle-earth, by David Cofield

Kings, Queens, and Halflings: A Historian Looks at Middle-earth, by David Cofield

Official Announcement: Oloris Publishing is happy to announce the release of Kings, Queens, and Halflings: A Historian Looks at Middle-earth by David Cofield! David Cofield first read The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings […]

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