Monday, July 25, 2011

July 24th and 25th News

A house fit for a Hobbit: The homeowners that have brought the silver screen to life
They are perhaps a sign that the owners have taken their obsession with the silver screen a bit too far. But these homes from around the world built on movie themes are nonetheless stunning pieces of ‘surreal estate’. They include a tiny cottage based on the JRR Tolkien novel The Hobbit, the prequel to the Lord of the Rings saga and a Flintstones home apparently carved inside a boulder. Simon Dale designed the Middle Earth inspired dwelling, which is actually in Wales, as he sought to create an affordable house that blends into the hillside. As well as its movie appeal, the house, which is made from an oak frame and has a roof comprising mud and turf, has green credentials too. Underground air cools the refrigerator, solar panels power the appliances and a nearby spring provides water for the house. More...

Luke Evans Talks Bard The Bowman

Sideshow Collectibles Make-a-Wish Auction – Unique LOTR Items
Sideshow Collectibles, makers of high-end The Lord of the Rings collectibles, is hosting a ‘Collect for Life’ auction to benefit Make-a-wish of Orange County. Their goal is to fund five wishes and they are raising money via paypal, txt, and one-of-a-kind auction items. The auction items from LOTR are...see what they are.

Comic-Con wraps but coverage continues from TORn had a pretty amazing week at Comic-Con, including broadcasting live from the convention floor in San Diego and talking with fans as well as legends of cinema, literature and the world of comics. Our Thursday panel filled the 500 person room to capacity but unfortunately left another 1,000 unable to enter. But somewhere in the neighborhood of 50,000 watched it live, expanding our audience far beyond the numbers of any physical crowd at the convention...more.

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