Amazon shares exciting Rings of Power insight

Last week, staffers greendragon (writing here) and Justin from TORn were delighted to join a merry band, invited by Amazon to a The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power sneak peek event. The group, made up of YouTubers, TikTokkers, podcasters and more from across the Tolkien fandom, enjoyed a day in Oxford, walking … Read more

Debunking the Backlash Against Non-White Actors in New TV Adaption

JRR Tolkien’s much-loved fantasy The Lord of the Rings is a work of epic scale, portraying races of imaginary beings in the medievalesque setting of Middle-earth, culminating in a battle of good against evil. Peter Jackson’s film adaptations in the early 2000s established the iconography and aesthetics that many fans grew up with and consider … Read more

First look at Amazon’s billion-dollar ‘Lord of the Rings’ series

Middle-earth has never looked so good. Amazon has given a sneak peek at its highly anticipated, highly expensive “Lord of the Rings” prequel series “The Rings of Power” – and its very attractive cast look more at home in Hollywood than they do in Hobbiton. After debuting a teaser trailer last month, the studio has … Read more

Lord of the Rings and Hobbit Film and Game Rights Up for Sale

If you’re a money wizard, you could own the Lord of the Rings.Image: New Line Cinema Do you have an interest in making movies, video games, merchandise, live events, or theme park attractions based on JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings spirit The Hobbit? If so, and you have a few billion lying around, you … Read more

Amazon’s ‘The Lord of the Rings’ TV show gets title, trailer

A ring to control them all. Amazon’s long awaited TV show “Lord of the Rings” has announced its official title. It will be called “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.” The first season reportedly cost Amazon a staggering $ 465 million, in addition to the $ 250 million paid to acquire the … Read more

A new exhibition collects maps from ‘The Lord of the Rings’, ‘Game of Thrones’ and other fictional worlds

Even writers who create artful fictional landscapes sometimes need directions. So much is clear in “Mapping fiction, ”A new exhibit at the Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens in California that explores how writers and cartographers have mapped amazing worlds both as and in contrast to our own. The show coincides with the centenary … Read more

How JRR Tolkien Became the Father of Fantasy | Books | DW

On January 3, 1892, Mabel Tolkien gave birth to her first son, John Ronald Reuel, in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Later known as JRR, he would go on to create a literary universe that would become known throughout the world, making him one of the most famous writers of all time. However, Tolkien’s mother did not … Read more

Hip-Hop Community: Watch ‘Lord of the Rings’ crew reunite in epic rap battle – Upworthy

The hip-hop community: Watch the ‘Lord of the Rings’ crew reunite in an epic rap fightWorthy The Lord of the Rings cast celebrates the first film’s 20th anniversary with some hot rappersGameSpot Any Lord of the Rings reference in Stephen Colbert’s Tribute RapCBR – Comic Book Resources Why Stephen Colberts The Lord of the Rings … Read more

The Toronto Public Library houses one of the planet’s largest science fiction archives

As a young reader, David Silverberg was influenced by the authors JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis, David Eddings, and Kurt Vonnegut. His lifelong interest in science fiction and fantasy led him to check out the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation & Fantasy at the Toronto Public Library (TPL) in 2010. There, he found a “cozy … Read more