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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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Proverbs of Middle-earth, By David Rowe

The Proverbs of Middle-earth, By David Rowe

Official announcement: Oloris Publishing is excited to announce the release of The Proverbs of Middle-earth by David Rowe! An Arabic proverb says, “Before you shoot the arrow of truth, dip it in honey.” This book is both […]

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 […]

Coming Soon from Oloris Publishing – Cooking for Halflings & Monsters: 111 Comfy, Cozy Recipes for Fantasy-Loving Souls

Coming Soon from Oloris Publishing – Cooking for Halflings & Monsters: 111 Comfy, Cozy Recipes for Fantasy-Loving Souls

Official Announcement from Oloris Publishing: Oloris Publishing is thrilled to announce the release of Cooking for Halflings & Monsters: 111 Comfy, Cozy Recipes for Fantasy-Loving Souls by Astrid Tuttle Winegar! In Cooking for Halflings and Monsters: 111 […]