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Posted at 11:00 on 24 July 2014

In anticipation of his appearance at San Diego Comic Con this Saturday, Peter Jackson has posted the first poster for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies on his Facebook page.

Posted at 21:33 on 8 July 2014

The organisers of Mythmoot III: Ever On have issued a call for papers. Mythmoot is the annual conference of the Mythgard Institute, and is due to be held in Baltimore, MD,  10-11 January 2015.

Posted at 21:43 on 1 July 2014

Running again this year from the 14th July; this MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) hosted by Vanderbilt University provides a most enlightening experience of Tolkien, romance and myth. It takes these narratives and presents them as experienced in contemporary media. It also includes on-line activities utilising  ‘Lord of the Rings Online‘ (LOTRO).

Posted at 10:21 on 7 June 2014

A couple from Bolton, England have built a hobbit-hole in their garden for their children to play in. The den featured on the Channel 4 programme George Clark’s Amazing Spaces on Thursday 5th June.

Posted at 7:30 on 22 July 2014

Warner Bros. has released deluxe editions of the Rankin/Bass animated films of The Hobbit (1977) and The Return of the King (1980).

Posted at 15:11 on 6 July 2014

A series of previously unpublished letters by Tolkien has been published in the August 2014 issue of Writing Magazine.

Posted at 13:56 on 6 June 2014

In a survey by YouGov, commissioned by John Lewis and Barnado’s, The Hobbit has been ranked fourth in the list of Britain’s best-loved children’s books.

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