Contributor: Shaun Gunner

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.

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.

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.

Wolverhampton Art Gallery, as part of the Black Country Echoes Festival, is hosting an exhibition this from September to January called the “Making of Mordor”. The displays include items from the Tolkien Society archives and Tolkien Society members.

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?”.

The Tolkien Society’s 2014 Seminar will be on Thursday 14th August, and be part of the 2014 World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), which is being held at the ExCeL London exhibition centre. The Tolkien Society’s keynote speaker will be David Brawn, head of Tolkien publishing at HarperCollins.

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.

Wolverhampton Art Gallery, as part of the Black Country Echoes Festival, is hosting an exhibition this from September to January called the “Making of Mordor”. The displays include items from the Tolkien Society archives and Tolkien Society members.

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.

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?”.

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.

The Tolkien Society’s 2014 Seminar will be on Thursday 14th August, and be part of the 2014 World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), which is being held at the ExCeL London exhibition centre. The Tolkien Society’s keynote speaker will be David Brawn, head of Tolkien publishing at HarperCollins.

About the Author: Shaun Gunner
Shaun is the current Chair of The Tolkien Society. Elected in 2013, Shaun regularly speaks about adaptations of Tolkien's works whilst passionately believing the Society needs to reach out to new audiences. In his spare time can be found in the cinema, playing video games and Lego, or on Twitter.