Scott Stouffer, from Chicago, is sadly suffering from terminal cancer. His daughter, Jesse, posted a video on YouTube that her father’s last request is to see the final Hobbit film due out this December.
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.
Guillermo del Toro, who was initially due to direct the The Hobbit films before stepping aside in 2010, has weighed in on a popular fan debate comparing Tolkien (and Jackson’s films) with George R. R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire (and the HBO TV show Game of Thrones).
American geography professor Stentor Danielson has designed creates maps of US cities in the style of the maps included in Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion.
School children from Saffron Walden, Essex, have created their own fan film, ‘Children of The Hobbit’, after one young Tolkien fan read The Hobbit.