News Archives: August 2014
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Posted at 19:30 on 24 August 2014

A group of Tolkien Society members triumphed at last weekend’s Worldcon Masquerade, winning Best Workmanship, Best Presentation and Best In Show in the Masters’ category. Congratulations! The entry, entitled Aratalindalë, was inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Silmarillion.

Posted at 20:21 on 17 August 2014

Sir Terry Pratchett, known to readers the world over with his best-selling Discworld series, has told The New York Times that his favourite fantasy author is J.R.R. Tolkien.

Posted at 19:47 on 14 August 2014

16-year-old Hannah Barlow, from Logan in Ohio, has produced her own 12-minutes adaptation of “In the House of Tom Bombadil”, a chapter which is notoriously absent from The Lord of the Rings film trilogy.

Posted at 20:58 on 13 August 2014

The Brotherhood Workshop, a group of LEGO animators, are well-known to Tolkien fans for their parodies of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings films. In the latest video, they very astutely answer the question “Why can’t the Eagles take them to Mordor?”.

Posted at 20:00 on 12 August 2014

George R.R. Martin, well-known as the author of A Song of Ice and Fire, spoke at the Edinburgh International Book Festival yesterday about The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien and fantasy literature.