This list concentrates on Tolkien study resources, Tolkien clubs and societies and some original Tolkien-inspired artwork and memorabilia. It does include movie related sites, and others that have come to our attention. It's not intended to be exhaustive, and there are hundreds of other sites out there, with for example commercial or movie news. If you have a link that you would like to be considered for this site, please contact the Webmaster.
The Mythopoeic Society : a non-profit international literary and educational organization for the study and enjoyment of fantasy and mythic literature, especially the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Charles Williams and other Inklings. The word "mythopoeic" means "mythmaking" or "productive of myth".
Unquendor - The Dutch Tolkien Society. Following the example of the English society, the Tolkien Genootschap was founded on 22 September (the birthday of Bilbo and Frodo) 1981. "Unquendor", which is elvish for Holland. Unquendor studies Middle-earth and Tolkien.
Elanor - Het Tolkien Genootschap. The Flemish Tolkien Society. Elanor is the name of the flower that grew where all the great romances of Tolkien give their kiss, Beren and Luthien, Arwen and Aragorn.
Arthedain [ in Norwegian] The Tolkien Society of Norway. Arthedain is a combination of two elvish words, arth, meaning realm, and edain, meaning humans. In J.R.R. Tolkien's books, Arthedain is the north-western part of the old world. Arthedain was founded in Oslo on September 16th, 1981.
Mithlond, the Gothenburg Tolkien Society of Sweden. Mithlond, which means the Grey Havens, was formed in 1981, and was until 1997 a part of Forodrim, the Stockholm Tolkien Society , but is now an independent society. We have a friendly exchange with both Forodrim and Angmar.
Suomen Tolkien Seura, the Finnish Tolkien Society was founded in 1992, on the birthday of J.R.R. Tolkien. We have about two hundred members all over Finland. Our main actions are publishing our two papers, Hobittilan Sanomat and Legolas and arranging meetings for all our member four times a year.
Dvere do ceske WWW stranky J.R.R.Tolkiena The Czech Tolkien Society (The Society of Friends of Work of J.R.R. Tolkien) was founded in Brno (the second largest city in the Czech Republic) in 1992 - on the date of the 100th anniversary of Tolkien's birth. Members come from both the Czech and Slovak Republics.
Forodrim [ in English] Forodrim, The Stockholm Tolkien Society, is a non-political association for people who love the works of the British author and philologist J.R.R. Tolkien and fairy-tales in general. The word Forodrim is Sindarin Elvish for People of the North. Founded in 1972.
Deutsche Tolkien Gesellschaft e.V., the German Tolkien Society, founded in 1997, is one of the most recent additions to worldwide Tolkien fandom. We organise two Tolkien days and one major three-day event, the Tolkien Thing, and publish "The Flammifer of Westernesse"
Società Tolkieniana Italiana, the Italian Tolkien Society (Società Tolkieniana Italiana - STI), founded in 1992, is a non-profit, non-political association. We publish two journals, Terra di Mezzo (Middle-earth) and Minas Tirith, appearing twice yearly. Our major annual event is "Hobbiton", a three-day national convention usually held in the first week of September. During the year we organise meetings, lectures, seminars and art exhibitions around Tolkien's world.
Società Tolkieniana Svizzera Smial del Ticino: Ticino (Italian). Our association was founded in 2002 by long-time Tolkien fans whose target is to promote Professor Tolkien's works in the italian-speaking region of Switzerland, Ticino, working in close collaboration with our italian partner Eldalië.
The Danish Tolkien Forum - http://www.imladris.dk (all in Danish).
Valinor: has a large active online forum.
Sociedade do Pastel: humor and philosphical webpage about the world of Tolkien. They have an image gallery and a forum.
Sociedad Tolkien Española, the Spanish Tolkien Society (STE) was founded in 1991. It is the common place of meeting for Spanish people interested in J.R.R. Tolkien's works, including people enjoining literature, myths, linguistics, art... everything around Tolkien's world. They publish a quarterly magazine, ESTEL and meet annually in a national convention, EstelCon.
ATA (Argentine Tolkien Association) The Argentine Tolkien Association web page is in Spanish.
The Charles Williams Society: Charles Williams was another member of The Inklings.
The Greek Tolkien Society -
as you might expect, the website is in Greek. "Our site's aims and goals are:
(a) to help acquaint the broader public in Greece with the work of JRR
Tolkien, (b) to become the premier source of information & news coverage on PJ's film adaptation, (c) to provide a "platform" for getting Greek fans together. (This website does not belong to the Greek Tolkien Society, but closely co-operates with the Society, and has a subsite for the Greek Tolkien Society). Some good pictures on the Oxonmoot report - unfortunately your webmaster cannot read a word of Greek!
Dor-Lómin, the Earth of the Echoes (http://www.dor-lomin.org). A smial of the Spanish Tolkien Society. Almost all the content is in Spanish. There are articles, images, news, a forum... all about Tolkien and our society.
Israeli Tolkien Society (needs font download to display)
Sociedad Tolkiendili de México, A.C. [STM] - The Mexican Tolkien Society was founded in December 2001. "We organise one big annual meeting plus the Premier, and the local groups usually have monthly meetings either with conferences, Tolkien-inspired music, or movies. We have also interest groups for the languages, arts and theater. The home page is in Spanish."
Peruvian Tolkien Society. The Peruvian Tolkien Society was registered as a non-profit cultural association in Peru in 2001, and has been holding meetings and conferences open to the public ever since.
The Tolkien Society of Costa Rica (in Spanish).
Italian Tolkien Association: Associazione Romana Studi Tolkieniani. In Italian, with an English section planned.
Tolkiens-Welt.de: German Tolkien Website with current Tolkien related news, exploration of Tolkiens world, book reviews, and Hobbit news. With forum.
24-hour museum Tolkien trail: Museums and places to visit around the UK where you can find out more about Tolkien.
National Geographic Beyond the Movie: Lord of the Rings Web site (www.nationalgeographic.com/ngbeyond), (launched December 2001). It explores the historical world of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure. The site takes viewers through an online journey that reveals the history, folklore, and cultural forces that inspired the much-anticipated movie. Nationalgeographic.com helps visitors move from the imagined world of Tolkien to the real world by exploring the myths, legends, and history evoked in the story - such as the Kalevala, Beowulf, and other works from the early Middle Ages. It also explores the modern day relevance of Lord of the Rings and the idea of real-life quests through the journeys made by explorers Mike Fay and Wade Davis.
Tolkien's Oxford: A pictorial guide to Tolkien-related sites in Oxford, England.
The Scholars Guide to Oxford: "the one-stop resource for visitors to the city. Whether you are visiting on a day trip or staying for a longer period, this guide provides you with all the information you need to plan your visit. We have information on where to eat, pubs, museums and art galleries, historic buildings, parks and gardens and places near Oxford that you can visit in a day. We also have information on what's on in Oxford.".And accommodation guides as well.
Times: The New York Times has published reviews from The Hobbit under Featured
Authors in its Books section. New York Times reviews at: www.nytimes.com/books/01/02/11/specials/tolkien.html
For anyone who's interested, the New York Times is running a movie-driven top page. It's also connected to the historical NYT reviews of many of Tolkien's books.
Fusiliers' Museum, Lancashire: info about Geoffrey Bach Smith, friend of Tolkien and member of the TCBS.
Tolkien Gateway: The world's largest Tolkien encyclopaedia with over 10,000 articles. Like Wikipedia, it's a wiki that anyone can edit and improve.
John Garth, author of Tolkien and the Great War has a website including a number of his articles about Tolkien, notably an extensive account of his time as an undergraduate at Exeter College, Oxford, based on original research in the college archives and elsewhere.
Timelines: Dain Ironfoot (Alberto Monteiro)'s Middle-earth timelines, compiled from study of the published works. Also Stephen Farmer's Numenorean time lines Useful for anyone wanting Middle-earth timelines, though speculative in places.
The Tolkien Collector Publishes resources on collecting Tolkien Books. NOW with a back issues and subscription list on the web at http://lanfiles.williams.edu/~whammond/collect.html (Note that's correct - it's NOT a www site.) or email Tolkien Collector: Wayne.G.Hammond@williams.edu.
Tolkien Collector(Not the same as the one above.): Mike Williams' extensive guide to collecting Tolkien memorabilia, including some sources and a useful guide to the Calendars. Much updated.
Daniel S. Smith: Truetype founts for Tengwar (Elvish), Cirth and other systems. Also a clear and useful guide to using the Tengwar and Cirth for writing. Daniel S. Smith - Fantasy Fonts for Windows. email: firstname.lastname@example.org If you can't access the site, try instead the mirror site for Daniel Smith at www.gis.net/~dansmith/fonts/.
Marquette University and Wheaton College (the Marion E. Wade Centre). House an important collection of Tolkien manuscripts (including The Lord of the Rings) and other resources. Publishes Seven, a journal dedicated to seven Christian writers including JRR Tolkien.
Arda Encyclopaedia: An evolving encyclopedia of the characters of J.R.R. Tolkien, complete with illustrations, maps and an interactive chronicle. This is a good and interesting site, with nice small maps on it, and text by the webmaster. It's a "guide"-type work, with genuine input.
Warren Lawless' essays on aspects of Professor Tolkien's Middle Earth. My topics include: Kingship in Middle Earth, The Folk of Angmar, The Population of Eriador 2000-3000 TA, The Great Worms, and Relations between Arnor and Gondor.
cyberreviews.skwc.com/chr_tolkien_sources.html - Essay on Tolkien’s sources plus a further look at sources and on Tolkien’s possible experiences in the First World War.
www.thetolkienwiki.org - Resource site with basic information about many books by and about Tolkien, a character index, and some summaries and essays. Users can join the community, and contribute to the content. This venture is unusual and interesting.
YaTT: (Yet Another Tengwar Tool) www.jadro.cz/tengwar/index.php, a Win32/Linux tengwar transcriber (into AND from) tengwar. It also includes dictionaries and many supplementary functions like html export, ms word support etc.
The Ringers site is devoted to studying and discussing Tolkien's work, through chapter by chapter discussion and questions, character studies, and thematic studies.
The Tolkien Library, http://www.tolkienlibrary.com The aim of this website is to show all Tolkien books which are currently inside the Tolkien Library. This will give a very good idea of how many books have contributions by Tolkien and how many fantastic works J.R.R. Tolkien actually has written.
The Lord of the Rings Fanatics Plaza: an active platform for fans of the Lord of the Rings and other writings by J.R.R. Tolkien. Among other things, the language page is worth visiting.
An Illustrated Tolkien Bibliography: A complete illustrated listing of the published works of JRR Tolkien - a collector's guide - from his poetry in the school magazine, to The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, and beyond.
JRRVF, a site in French, with pages about languages, book reviews, the movie, and many other interesting subjects. There is a forum and chat room. If your first language is French, this site is worth a visit.
Elfenomeno.com has been the reference site for J.R.R. Tolkien and his works in Spanish for more than 7 years. Includes a complete encyclopedia, large ammount of articles, FAQ, news and media. Also includes sections for maps, languages and other Tolkien resources.
Analisi della History of Middle-earth di Tolkien, translation: 'Tolkien's History of MIddle-earth study'). This site is intended to improve the knowledge of Tolkien's works in Italy. (In Italian) This site contains articles, essays, translations and genealogies concerning Tolkien's works, with a particoular attention to the Italian translation of the Lord of the Rings (errors and omissions). It also contains a very exhaustive Tolkienian Encyclopedia, constantly growing.
Tolkien Online: "I created this site as a source of information for those who love Middle Earth and Professor Tolkien’s writings, as well as for those who have yet to discover the intricate and wonderful tapestry that is Middle Earth. "
The-HobbitMovie.com - all about the forthcoming Hobbit movie.
Carl F. Hostetter's Linguistic Resource Page: A massive selection of primary and secondary sources and essays, plus links to other linguistic resource sites. As this group has received some help and advice from sources close to Tolkien, we recommend it as a gateway to Tolkien language studies.
Ardalambion: Of the Tongues of Arda
The Linguistic Fellowship: A linguistic page with historical links with our Society.
'Gwaith-i-Pheddain "This website is devoted to the languages of Middle-earth devised by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien. You will find there a wonderful collection of the six tengwar calligraphy pieces by D. Daniel Andriës in the calligraphy department! In the LotR Movie department you will find the newest Sindarin sentence by Liv Tyler! You can download it!"
www.galadhorn.w.pl - Gwaihir's language site. This website is devoted to the languages of Middle-earth devised by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien. You can publish here your poems and short prose in Quenya, Sindarin or another languages found in the books by this author. If you are an Elvish student you can find here good examples of Elvish grammar and vocabulary, and you can read here about the actual events in the Tolkienian linguistic fandom. Nai Eldalambë latyuva órelya Endorenna 'May Elvish open your heart towards Middle-earth' [Quenya].
How to write using Tengwar: www.geocities.com/tengwar2001/index.html: THIS HAS SOME rather strange transliterations on it (meaning, I don't understand how he's derived them) but is a genuine and useful resource. Hibernia the Balrog.
www.quicksilver899.com/Tolkien/Tolkien_Dictionary.html Alphabetical lists of language and name elements taken from LotR and The Silmarillion. Some speculative, but reasons are given. Straightforward resource of interest to language buffs. Some articles too. Hibernia the Balrog
Åke Bertenstam's Chronological Bibliography of Tolkien works A detailed, concise list of all Tolkien's known writings by year, with sources and ISBNs. Regularly updated.
"What's in the History of Middle-earth?"A useful outline of the contents of the 12 HoMe-volumes and Unfinished Tales. A helpful reference for anyone looking to buy one or two volumes as a starter.
TheOneRing.Net/ Primarily movie related news.
Planet Tolkien - movie news, biography, books, fanfic, polls, and forums.
Rare, old and out of print books and collectors' items can be found at the specialist bookshops listed below, and at other more general collectors' sources.
Thornton's Bookshop and Thornton's Bookshop's specific Tolkien-page "This site includes many of our catalogues of new, secondhand, and rare books. You can find out about recent publications and forthcoming titles, search our secondhand shelves (comprising about 70,000 volumes), or request a special Booksearch for that long-sought out-of-print book.
We are gathering a good stock of foreign editions of Tolkien and Tolkieniana. Our foreign editions catalogue on-line should soon be updated to include all sorts of new titles. At some point, we also hope to have a C. S. Lewis and George MacDonald Catalogue for related collectors."
The Tolkien Shop, purveyor of fine fantasy "The Tolkienwinkel (which is Dutch for Tolkien Shop, though this site is in English) started life as the sales department of the Dutch Tolkien Society Unquendor. As a dedicated collector of Tolkienalia I offered my services to Unquendor to find interesting material and make it available. The success of The Tolkien Shop forced it to become a business, but still my collecting passion drives the enterprise. My aim is to have everything Tolkien related available via my website: books by and about Tolkien (both new and antiquarian), calendars, music, original art, figurines, games and much, much more.
Payment to me is easy. For instance I have an American agent who accepts personal cheques in dollars for me. So no need to risk sending your credit card details over the Internet. My website has the full, illustrated catalogue. Have a look and go Dutch!"
Rown's Books: Specialists in used and out of print books by and about J.R.R. Tolkien.
The Society sells a selection of publications by and about Tolkien, but a wider range of titles and other authors (and services) can be found at the following booksellers (listed alphabetically). There are also several very large non-specialist booksellers on the web who often have a good selection of in-print and harder-to-find Tolkien books, including Amazon, Books On Line (BOL), Borders, Blackwells of Oxford, Heffers of Cambridge ...
Blackwell's "Blackwell's specialises in the supply of books and bibliographic support products to academic, research and leading public libraries throughout the world. We are the market leader in combining traditional bookselling expertise with the latest developments in library technology and electronic services."
Heffers Booksellers "Heffers has been in Cambridge, England, since 1876 when the present chairman's great-grandfather, William Heffer, opened his first shop. Heffers offers quality books and products for all age groups, providing a modern service based upon traditional service values. Heffers has many shops in Cambridge, a shop in Northampton and a thriving worldwide mail order business. We are now able to offer this shopping experience to all World Wide Web users."
AudiobookStand sells audiobooks on Tape, Compact Disc and MP3-CD including audiobooks by Tolkien. The download branch at http://www.audiobookstanddl.com/ sells audio books in downloadable form, if that is what you prefer.
Artists: Roger and Linda Garland: Roger and Linda Garland have contributed illustrations to a number of Tolkien book covers and A Tolkien Bestiary.
Artist: Paul Gregory: Paul Gregory started painting themes from Tolkien's works nearly 30 years ago and now produces original paintings and prints.
Artist: Steve Hickman "Wizards, Rings, Elves and Things" Tolkien-inspired posters by Steve Hickman at Gary Fairfax Prints. The site also sometimes has Tolkien poster rarities.
Stephen Walsh's Online Gallery with a Tolkien Gallery. The gallery features some of Stephen's recent works, as well as prints available for sale, and will be updated regularly.
Artist: Ted Nasmith (www.tednasmith.com/), well known Tolkien illustrator, (including Tolkien calendars) has a website showing some of his work.
Artist: John Howe See the gallery, including some unpublished material.
Art interest: Spencer Lee's original storage boxes decorated with Tolkien-inspired artwork. A one-off piece of original artwork displayed for interest.
www.spiderwebart.com Includes Tolkien-related art, calendars, art prints and collectibles by Tim and Greg Hildebrandt. Commercial sale site, advertising, links, various types of artwork. Parents may prefer to supervise.
John Bennet Gallery (www.jbgallery.co.uk/) containing, among other items, pages of art inspired by Tolkien
www.TolkienArt.net J.R.R. Tolkien inspired art prints by Canadian artist Kim Benson.
Artist: Ian Millar www.ian-miller.org/ contributed to the David Day book The Tolkien Bestiary and artwork for the Ralph Bakshi animated movie of The Lord of the Rings in the 1970s.
Artist: Jef Murray www.jefmurray.com Creates original paintings and prints of Tolkien-inspired images and is a regular contributor to the Tolkien Society's bulletin, Amon Hen, and journal, Mallorn.
Artist: Henning Janssen www.henj.nl/ Fantasy art, much of it ins;pired by Tolkien.
JRR Tolkien Fan Art contains some better than average fan art.
www.lingalad.com - Guiseppe Festa's music. This site contains information, images, song lyrics and several curiosities about Giuseppe Festa's music and, in particular, about the CD "Voices from Middle-earth" (Voci dalla Terra di Mezzo), inspired by moments of his life and by the Tolkien's book "The Lord of the Rings".
Blind Guardian official website. Middle-earth inspired rock album "Nightfall in Middle Earth".
Official site of composer Patrice Deceuninck and his "music inspired by The Lord Of The Rings".
Tolkien Music List http://www.tolkien-music.com/. "The purpose of this web site is to provide an exhaustive discography of musical works inspired by or referential to the fictional writings of J.R.R. Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Silmarillion and their accompanying mythology)."
A list of links on Anglo-Saxon studies in general (scroll up the page), and specifically on language and learning Old English: http://members.aol.com/heroicage1/as.htm#lang.
For courses on Old English see the Education Section's Courses page.
Nimrodel, a site dedicated to Tolkien, featuring original costume designs.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King™ Postage Stamp Issue: http://www.nzstamps.co.nz/nzstamps/lotr.html. On 17 September 2003 New Zealand Post released a stamp collection to celebrate The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.
Official Swords! http://www.bladesbybrown.com/lotr.html Blades by Brown Cutlery, retailer for the official movie swords by United Cutlery. (United has been granted the rights to reproduce the three swords that will be in the upcoming movies "The Lord of The Rings/the fellowship of the ring")
New Zealand Post: From October 2013 they will release stamps and commemorative coins featuring some of the unique characters of Middle-earth. They are the only country in the world that have the right to produce legal tender coins of The Hobbit films.
Sideshow Toy http://www.sideshowtoy.com Located in Westlake Village, California, Sideshow Toy is a collectible and specialty market manufacturer of licensed and proprietary toy products. Sideshow Toy is a current manufacturer of licensed collectible products based on properties including The Lord of the Rings.
Mithril Miniatures: Mithril make a well known range of small scale self-paintable models based on Tolkien characters. The range is constantly being updated. They also have rarity sales from time to time.
"Serious CD Cardz" Card sized CD ROMs with movie trailers, images, screen savers, character bios etc.
My Precious Rings: http://www.myprecious.us/ Lord of the Rings Jewellery.
Theshireshop.com sells The Lord of the Rings merchandise, Jewellery, swords, posters and other Lord of the Rings memorabilia!
The Lord of the Rings official jewellery collection. Site selling official movie merchandise.
DiscoverMiddleEarth.co.uk, home of the2005 "Two Towers" calendar, featuring landscapes said to have influenced and inspired Tolkien. There is also and a Tolkien Trail covering some of the places believed to have inspired Tolkien.
Tolkien Depot: "dedicated to all things Tolkien especially books, artwork and collectables".
LOTR Rings on Sale from One Ring creator Jens Hansen, the maker of the ring depicted in the movie.
Middle Earth games - home of a Lord of the Rings strategy game. "Tolkien's world brought to life - award-winning turn-based strategic gaming."
"The Two Towers: adventures in Middle-earth" free Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Game set within Tolkien's world.
Beleriand Multi user game set in the First Age of Middle-earth.
The Rise of Sauron: created for three reasons: To provide us all with a fun, high challenge environment that is not centered on powergaming. To promote immersive role-playing in a heavily Tolkien-based PW. To give you the opportunity to impact the custom background story which runs parallel to, but not in conflict with the major written events of the Third Age of Middle Earth.
The homepage of the official Oxford City Tourist Information Centre in the UK. Includes contact details. They can offer some help and advice with visiting Tolkien sites in Oxford.
Other Hands: The International Journal of Middle-earth Gaming Devoted to fantasy role playing games set in Middle-earth. In addition to information about the magazine itself, the site also offers free, downloadable gaming resources and a comprehensive bibliography of Middle-earth role playing games. It also has the most extensive and up-to-date links page for sites pertaining to role playing in Tolkien's world.
The Tolkien Trail. Not a geographical trail, but a site containing games, fan fiction, music, fan art, the "Entmoot" discussion board.
Kicking the Hobbit by Chris Mooney. "When it comes to the fantasy novels of J.R.R. Tolkien, it is a truism that critics either love the books or hate them."
Alliance of Literary Societies. Details and contact addresses for to Societies dedicated to many authors in the UK, including useful weblinks.
Fandata: "Fandom Directory (Online Edition) - Your on-line link to Fandom around the world! Science Fiction, Star Trek, Comics, Trading Cards, Gaming and More! Point and click access to thousands of fan, collector, dealer, store, publisher, club and convention email addresses and web sites. Listings are free."
Middle Earth Fanfiction Archive - http://www.tolkien-fanfiction.iwarp.com. The name is self explanatory.
Virtual Tour of Tolkien's Oxford http://www.chem.ox.ac.uk/oxfordtour/tolkientour/index.html: Using Apple's free QuickTime VR technology we have built a series of interactive panoramic photographs of the places in our home town of Oxford that were well known to JRR Tolkien, such as his former homes, colleges and pubs. Put the cursor on the image, hold and drag to pan and tilt for full 360 degree view.
Tolkienet: http://www.tolkienet.com "Here at Tolkienet we aim to provide you with everything you might need as an avid fan of J.R.R. Tolkien and his works!" Includes community (forums), information, entertainment sections.
Royal Meteorological Society article: Title: An appreciation of the weather in The Lord of the Rings by W. S. Pike
Tolkien's Arda online magazine (in Swedish) . "We have articles about the movies, the books and other Tolkien-related things. People can even send in questions. We publish a new "magazine" every other Saturday.
Lord of the Rings Fanatics Site http://www.lordotrings.com - For & By Tolkien Fanatics Description: Lord of the Rings Sites for and by Tolkien Fanatics: Guided Tours of Middle-Earth, 111-Question-Quiz, Art Collections, Creative and Product Specials, Sound clips, Merchandise Shop, Time Lines, Forum, Community
The Tolkein Society (spoof). Frito Lives!
Save the Three Cups Hotel. J.R.R. Tolkien stayed at the Three Cups Hotel in Lyme Regis several times during his holidays. He may have done some of his myth making and writing while he was there. The hotel also has connections with John Fowles' French Lieutenant's Woman and Jane Austen.
Fern Cottage: a former childhood home of J.R.R. Tolkien, is now a holiday rental. It became the home of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien and his younger brother Hilary when their mother Mabel rented rooms there in 1904. More background about Fern Cottage here.
Project to build a Hobbit Hole. The website's aims are "documenting our progress, attracting expert advice and (hopefully) partially by accepting donations from others who would like to see this become a reality".
The Barrow Downs discussion forum. I found a number of sensible and interesting posts when I looked. In order to post you need to register.
Tolkien Unofficial - www.tolkien-unofficial.com in Italian.
Lord-of-the-Rings.org: nicely designed fan site including chatrooms, an online game, and some good looking fan art.
The Very Secret Diaries - Still not King yet.
Blog: Recognising Tolkien. Birmingham connections, and the projected Tolkien Centre.
Sites that shaped Tolkien's 'Lord of the Rings'. The Telegraph: "Christopher Middleton hits the Tolkien Trail and sees the places that inspired the legendary author".
A small site dedicated to Tolkien - images, crosswords etc.
Canon? No! It's Fanon! Helping to distinguish canonical Tolkien from conclusions drawn by fans, and discussing the grey areas. You need to delve a little.
The Council of Elrond - a substantial resource site which includes a forum, "if you're interested in serious discussion, drooling over your favorite characters, or roleplaying with other site members". The Languages section, Elrond's Library, and the Encyclopedia offer opportunities to learn more about the worlds and cultures that Tolkien created.
Madshobbithole's Blog - My Hand Made Hobbit Hole. Marvel at this small scale creation and how it was done.
The Voice of Edoras - Tolkien magazine.
The Silmarillion Writers Guild aims to provide an online home for everyone interested in The Silmarillion, including writers, artists, researchers, and readers.
The Publishing Director for Tolkien's properties with his British publisher is:
Publishing Director, Tolkien,
HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.,
77-85 Fulham Palace Road,
London W6 8JB
www.tolkien.co.uk - The brand-new dedicated Tolkien site of HarperCollins, Tolkien's UK and Worldwide publishers. The "book selector" panels are so nifty we are even tempted to call them cool. Also audio, graphic and video samples if you can get the downloads, and a useful FAQ section.
Del Rey Books: publish Tolkien in paperback format in the USA.
Houghton Mifflin Co. Publish Tolkien in hardback format in the USA.
The agent for Tolkien's properties with his American publisher is:
Houghton Mifflin Co.,
215 Park Ave. S.,
New York, NY 10003
Phone: (212) 420-5842
Fax: (212) 420-5850
Books may be ordered directly from Houghton Mifflin by calling (800) 225-3362.
www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com/features/lordoftheringstrilogy/ - The dedicated Tolkien pages of Houghton Mifflin (HMCO) , Tolkien's USA hardback publisher. Lots of useful information about USA editions, including the History of Middle-earth books.
Tolkien Enterprises: Tolkien Enterprises hold the worldwide rights to movie, dramatisation and games using characters and references from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Contact them to use names from these sources as trademarks, sales items or for other merchandising purposes. For all other rights, or if in doubt, contact HarperCollins (UK) (Above).
Walkingtree Press: Small publisher producing some interesting critical works, including Root and Branch.
Convention list 1: UK (& European) convention listing maintained by Chris O'Shea.
http://www.smof.com/ Conventions and Con Listings. Conrunner magazine.
Wilf's International Con Listings. A comprehensive list of conventions. You can add your own convention by emailing the information in a format following the detailed notes on the site.
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