Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Today's TORN Stories

Happy Birthday, J.R.R. Tolkien!

“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.”  — J.R.R. Tolkien
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born in Bloemfontein, S.A., on January 3, 1892.  He would eventually move to England, become an accomplished linguist and scholar, an Oxford professor and a beloved husband and father. While in his twenties, he began developing a series of stories that went on to become the rich, complex history of a place called Middle-earth: a world that millions would eventually visit, both on the written page and on the big screen, and come to love. TheOneRing.net raises a glass to “The Professor!” today, in honor of all the enjoyment and camaradarie his birth, and life, has lead to. Thank you, professor Tolkien!
And don’t forget, today is the annual Tolkien Society’s Birthday Toast to Professor Tolkien. For complete details on the toast, jump on over to the Tolkien Society’s website. [Tolkien Toast]

TORn staffer Garfeimao interviewed on the Genre Traveler

On a recent interview with ‘The Genre Traveler’ podcast: a discussion about the upcoming Hobbit production, Tolkien’s Birthday celebration on January 3, Tolkien activities in LA and many other Tolkien and Fantasty tidbits were discussed. This podcast does a regular show on all things fantasy and sci-fi related, typically interviewing authors, so you might consider subscribing to the blog.
Follow the link for the Podcast and supporting material for all topics discussed.

Tolkien Fans Unite in Wellington

Wellington is set to get a permanent organized Tolkien fan group thanks to Jack of the Noldor Blog.
He’s organized six “Wellymoots” over the past year, and the most recent one set plans in place to form a Wellington chapter of the Tolkien Society. It’s been long overdue. I’m late with this news, but thought it timely to post for Tolkien’s birthday here!

TORn Message Boards Weekly Roundup – Special New Years Edition!!

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