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J.R.R. Tolkien’s Beowulf Translation is Here

A full decade before he penned The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien completed a prose translation of the epic Old English poem Beowulf.   Even if J.R.R. Tolkien had never written The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, his name was well-known in ...

Blu-ray/DVD review: “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”

If it’s been said once it’s been said a thousand times, Peter Jackson is a masterful storyteller and a true craftsman of cinema. And though the director surely has nothing to prove now that his version of J.R.R. Tolkien’s legendary “Lord of the ...

The One Expected Party – The Hobbit Oscar Night Event

On Oscar night, hobbits, elves, dwarves, men and women came together for The One Expected Party, hosted by TheOneRing.net (aka TORn). Everyone got to watch the show live on a big screen inside the American Legion Post 43’s theater in Hollywood. ...

Middle-Earth Magic – Geek Magazine #4 Feature

A decade of technology upgrades are helping to elevate The Hobbit. Many things have changed in the 10 years since Peter Jackson wrapped up his Lord of the Rings trilogy. Most important has been the advancement of visual effects technology that ...

A Hobbit’s Dozen

You’ve heard of a baker’s dozen? When Gandalf the wizard is asked by Thorin Oakenshield to find a 14th member of their own “dwarves’ dozen” — to take the sting out of that unlucky number (or perhaps put it in) — the gray-bearded one recruits ...