Today marks 100 years since Middle-earth first came into being. On 24 September 1914, Tolkien wrote the poem ‘The Voyage of Éarendel the Evening Star’. It was, as Christopher Tolkien described it, “the first of the mythology”.
According to Facebook, J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit have both ranked as two of the most popular books by users (behind the Harry Potter series and To Kill a Mockingbird.
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.
77 years ago today, on the 21st September 1937, J.R.R. Tolkien’s children’s story The Hobbit was published. Having captivated tens of millions of children – tell/show us why you love The Hobbit.