Contributor: Shaun Gunner

On 2 September 2022 the landscape of Tolkien fandom, fantasy media and streaming services will fundamentally change with the release of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, the most expensive TV series ever produced. Amazon have funded the endeavour which is the brainchild of J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, but so far […]

Posted by on 22 June 2022

HarperCollins have announced that a new Tolkien publication, The Fall of Númenor, will be published on 10th November 2022. Edited by well-known Tolkien expert Brian Sibley, the book collects together J.R.R. Tolkien’s writings of the Second Age.

Posted by on 9 May 2022

Last week I was invited to London to get an exclusive glimpse at Amazon’s forthcoming series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power which will première on Amazon Prime on Friday 2 September this year.

Video game developer Private Division has announced that it is partnering with Wētā Workshop to produce a video game set in Middle-earth. It is due to be released in 2024.

Posted by on 13 May 2022

Dr Dimitra Fimi is to give the first Annual Tolkien Lecture at the University of Birmingham. The lecture will take place at 7pm on Friday 27 May as part of the Fantasy Worlds Weekend.

Posted by on 6 April 2022

The Trustees of The Tolkien Society are pleased to announce the shortlist for The Tolkien Society Awards 2022. Voting is open exclusively to members of the Society through the Members’ Area.

On 2 September 2022 the landscape of Tolkien fandom, fantasy media and streaming services will fundamentally change with the release of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, the most expensive TV series ever produced. Amazon have funded the endeavour which is the brainchild of J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, but so far […]

Video game developer Private Division has announced that it is partnering with Wētā Workshop to produce a video game set in Middle-earth. It is due to be released in 2024.

Posted by on 22 June 2022

HarperCollins have announced that a new Tolkien publication, The Fall of Númenor, will be published on 10th November 2022. Edited by well-known Tolkien expert Brian Sibley, the book collects together J.R.R. Tolkien’s writings of the Second Age.

Posted by on 13 May 2022

Dr Dimitra Fimi is to give the first Annual Tolkien Lecture at the University of Birmingham. The lecture will take place at 7pm on Friday 27 May as part of the Fantasy Worlds Weekend.

Posted by on 9 May 2022

Last week I was invited to London to get an exclusive glimpse at Amazon’s forthcoming series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power which will première on Amazon Prime on Friday 2 September this year.

Posted by on 6 April 2022

The Trustees of The Tolkien Society are pleased to announce the shortlist for The Tolkien Society Awards 2022. Voting is open exclusively to members of the Society through the Members’ Area.

About the Author: Shaun Gunner
Shaun is the Chair of The Tolkien Society. First elected in 2013, Shaun has overseen the Society's expansion from 600 to 3,500 members. Shaun regularly speaks about adaptations of Tolkien's works and the future of Tolkien scholarship whilst passionately believing the Society needs to reach out to new audiences. In his spare time he can be found playing video games and Lego, or on Twitter. He also chairs another charity, Mankind, and is a local councillor.