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  • Other Minds Magazine made available it's first issue today! It is The unofficial, International Role Playing Gaming magazine dedicated to exploring J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth and beyond.
    to Tolkien enthusiasts of all kinds and more specifically information usable by those who love to use role playing games to enjoy the many facets of J R R Tolkien s imaginary universe containing Middle earth Numenor Endor Arda and all of Eä using whatever game system they desire as a mode of creation and creative expression Community This is a community created and focused publication The Tolkien gaming community runs this series geared initially for quarterly releases Eventually we are hoping to have a monthly release cycle The zine is revised online and released as downloads in PDF or other Formats This is a NON COMMERCIAL endeavor provided by many volunteers world wide with professional academic and amateur backgrounds Absolutely NO fees will be collected nor paid for content or publication however full recognition will be given This magazine is published under the GFDL Gnu Free Documentation License most articles are also under this though normal copyright is allowed for those authors who prefer it over the GFDL copyleft approach Content The first issue has the following topics Here We Are The Acroteriasm of Other Hands The Battle Over Role Playing Gaming Mapping Arda Of Barrow wights Magic in Middle earth Thoughts on Imladris Maps of Arda mapping the entire world of Arda not just Middle earth On July 27th at MerpCon III Middle earth Role Playing Convention 2007 a limited fully printed and high quality 8 x10 bound version of the first issue was distributed to all convention attendees and reviewers The next issue will be available on February 1st 2008 as a PDF only release It s theme based topic will be Numenor Submissions Submissions of all kinds are welcomed including but not necessarily limited to Essays Maps original Artwork original Music original Adventure modules Campaign modules

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  • TOLKIEN LETTER EXPLAINING ORIGIN OF LORD OF THE RINGS OFFERED IN R&R ENTERPRISES’ AUGUST AUCTION (25.07.07)
    images to enlarge AMHERST N H Sometimes an author s work speaks for itself but it s always fascinating to have the writer s own perspective particularly on a classic that has earned one of the biggest cult followings in the history of literature Such is the case with a letter to be offered in R R Enterprises August auction in which J R R Tolkien discusses the motivation behind his most famous creation the Lord of the Rings In the 1967 letter handwritten to admirer Elise Honeybourne Tolkien begins with observation that it is a very hobbit like kindness to send a present on your own birthday He then continues Thank you very much indeed for your generous and delightful letter one of the most warming and comforting that I have received As I said in the Foreword to the American paperback edition Ballantine Books I wrote The Lord of the Rings because I wished to try my hand at a really long story that would hold the attention of readers amuse them delight them and at times maybe excite them or deeply move them As a guide I had only my own feelings for what is appealing or moving and it has been a great pleasure and a surprise to find that so many other people have similar feelings But no one has written me a letter more warm and few have come near it Tolkien then discusses a different aspect of the Rings I am specially grateful for your pleasure in the names I took a great deal of trouble with them He then comments on the origins of Honeybourne s surname and notes that It s such a good name that I must in any future more complete map of the Shire often asked for find

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  • New Lord of the Rings podcast - The Secrets of the Lord of the Rings
    by the title I started listening to episode 3 and was very much surprised In a few hours of time i also listened to the previous 2 episodes Today I saw another episode has been released and after finishing this article I ll go and listen to it So why all the excitement First of all the postcast is created by a Dutch Priest who would suspect that secondly he takes us on a sightseeing trip through the online game Lord of the Rings Online Shadows of Angmar and stops playing once in a while and cover serious subjects Never heard any podcaster actually playing and describing an on line game before it is a one of a kind podcast While only four podcasts sessions are available it promises to become a lovely and interesting series And one thing is sure the episodes get better everytime Here is the info I gathered on this new Lord of the Rings Podcast The Secrets of the Lord of the Rings is a thrilling audio podcast that takes listeners on a voyage through the mythological and religious themes that have made J R R Tolkien s fictional work loved around the world It has been created by the Internet s most popular portal for Catholic podcasts the Star Quest Production Network sqpn com and was launched on the same day as the online game The Shadows of Angmar Fr Roderick Vonhögen Catholic priest and host of the new podcast says about the podcast People continue to be intrigued by these stories and want to know more about the events the characters and the mythology of the world that Tolkien created however few people realize that the Lord of the Rings and other books by this great author are deeply rooted in Tolkien s

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  • Celebrating Tolkien's 50 Years at Marquette University - a lecture by John D. Rateliff
    That of course need some celebration As a part of the celebration a lecture will we held on October 4 2007 at 4 00 p m in the Raynor Library s Conference Center Past lectures on Tolkien at Marquette where done by Tom Shippey 2001 Doug Anderson 2002 and most recently Eduardo Segura 2006 for this event no one less then John D Rateliff may give a lecture For those who don t know how the original manuscripts and multiple working drafts for three of the author s most celebrated books The Hobbit Farmer Giles of Ham and The Lord of the Rings as well as the original copy of the children s book Mr Bliss ended up in Marquette here is some background information William B Ready 1914 1981 director of libraries from 1956 to 1963 purchased the manuscripts from Tolkien in 1956 Ready had recognised The Lord of the Rings as a masterpiece soon after its publication and long before the work and its author had gained widespread popularity At the time no other institution had expressed an interest in Tolkien s literary manuscripts The 1500 paid for the manuscripts was undoubtedly one of the best business deals of the century The first shipment of material arrived in 1957 NOW 50 YEARS AGO how time flies The Lord of the Rings manuscripts arrived the next year Tolkien s personal and academic papers as well as his other literary manuscripts e g The Silmarillion and Leaf by Niggle are at the Bodleian Library of Oxford University England The Tolkien collection at Marquette has grown a lot since 1957 People might remember the news about a retired Vancouver librarian Grace Funk who sold her collection of 2 376 Tolkien related items to Marquette in December 2003 Some might even remember

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  • Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Inklings Studies finalists 2007 - Marjorie Burns with Perilous Realms, Verlyn Flieger with Interrupted Music, Peter Gilliver, Jeremy Marshall and Edmund Weiner with The Ring of Words and Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond with The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide
    State University Press 2005 Verlyn Flieger is Professor of English at the University of Maryland where she teaches courses in Tolkien Medieval Literature and Comparative Mythology She has published three books on Tolkien Splintered Light Logos and Language in Tolkien s World A Question of Time J R R Tolkien s Road to Faerie and Interrupted Music Tolkien and the Making of a Mythology as well editing the extended edition of Tolkien s last short story Smith of Wootton Major Smith of Wootton Major She is a co editor with Carl Hostetter of Tolkien s Legendarium Essays on The History of Middle earth and with Douglas A Anderson and Michael Drout of the yearly journal Tolkien Studies In Interrupted Music Flieger illuminates the underlying structure of Tolkien s mythology allowing the reader to appreciate its broad overarching design and its careful painstaking construction It gives us is a new way of looking at The Silmarillion and a new approach to the vexed question of Tolkien s English mythology She endeavors to follow the music from its beginning as an idea in Tolkien s mind through to his final but never implemented mechanism for realizing that idea for bringing the voices of his story to the reading public In addition Flieger reviews attempts at mythmaking in the history of English literature by Spenser Milton and Blake as well as by Joyce and Yeats She reflects on the important differences between Tolkien and his predecessors and even more between Tolkien and his contemporaries This in depth study will fascinate those interested in Tolkien and fantasy literature Estimate 172 pages Publisher Kent State University Press Language English Type Paperback Publication Date 30 April 2005 ISBN 10 0873388240 ISBN 13 978 0873388245 Peter Gilliver Jeremy Marshall and Edmund Weiner The Ring of Words Tolkien and the Oxford English Dictionary Oxford University Press 2006 Ring of Words Tolkien and the Oxford English Dictionary offers a new and unexplored angle on the creative world of J R R Tolkien and present us with new archive material A unique book in all respect and a must read and have for all serious Tolkien lovers Few writers have found so much of their creative inspiration in the shapes and histories of words like J R R Tolkien The Ring of Words describes this unique and powerful relationship between Tolkien s creative use of language in his fictional works and his professional work on the Oxford English Dictionary As we know J R R Tolkien s first job just after returning from World War I was as an assistant on the staff of the Oxford English Dictionary OED He later said that he had learned more in those two years than in any other equal part of his life The Ring of Words reveals how his professional work on the OED influenced Tolkien s creative use of language in his fictional world In the first two chapters of Ring of Words the three senior editors of the OED Peter

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  • Tolkien Library News Widget and RSS Feed - All latest Tolkien and Tolkien Book News straight into your mailbox or add it on your site
    Earth all 3 Limited Deluxe Editions in Publishers Slipcase Saturday 6 June 2015 Signed copy of the Hobbit sells for record at auction Sunday 3 May 2015 On the shores of the shoreless sea Sunday 19 January 2015 New Collector Profile added Giulio Torlai Saturday 29 November 2014 Back to the past Simon J Cook on Tolkien and History Tuesday 7 October 2014 Will we ever see The Silmarillion on the big screen Monday 6 October 2014 The Adventures of Tom Bombadil Revised and Expanded Edition Sunday 5 October 2014 The Many Faces of Thranduil Friday 3 October 2014 The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings Deluxe Pocket Boxed Set Monday 29 September 2014 Beyond Birthdays an exploration and analysis of Letter 214 Sunday 28 September 2014 Darkness Tangible SHOW ALL ARTICLES Subscribe in a reader Tolkien Library News Widget and RSS Feed 06 06 07 by Pieter Collier Comments Internet is such a fine instrument While I m a Tolkien book collector I m also enjoying all technological possibilities of the internet XML RSS ATOM RDF Even Tolkien lovers must have heard of these acronyms and seen the icons emerge with the rising popularity of syndicated content online But what is it to you Tolkien Library gives you the ability to subscribe to the content on his website Not only can you receive all updates and Tolkien book news straight into your mailbox you can also add it on your personal site or blog and also consume the Tolkien Library Feed through a variety of tools like an RSS reader Because I wanted to do a good job I choose for the best FeedBurner is the leading provider of media distribution and audience engagement services for blogs and RSS feeds It translated the Tolkien Library feed on the

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  • The Lord Of The Rings Official Stage Companion by Gary Russell - the official companion to the London Lord of the Rings Theatre Show
    Tom Bombadil Revised and Expanded Edition Sunday 5 October 2014 The Many Faces of Thranduil Friday 3 October 2014 The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings Deluxe Pocket Boxed Set Monday 29 September 2014 Beyond Birthdays an exploration and analysis of Letter 214 Sunday 28 September 2014 Darkness Tangible SHOW ALL ARTICLES Subscribe in a reader The Lord Of The Rings Official Stage Companion by Gary Russell 04 06 07 by Pieter Collier Comments The UK launch of The Lord of the Rings Stage Show follows a hugely successful seven month preview run in Toronto which attracted 420 000 people In excess of a million people are anticipated to see the show during its first year in the UK The production generated an economic impact of more than 640 million to Toronto and the province of Ontario during its hit run now we can only wait what will happen to London Today we see the publication of a hardcover illustrated companion of The Lord of the Rings stage show which features exclusive interviews and photographs of the creation of one of the world s most ambitious theatre adaptations It contains over 120 full colour photos and illustrations combined to provide the fascinating story of how a big budget show is born it is a fascinating book which will not only be nice for people who will actually have a chance to see the theatre show but also for Lord of the Rings lovers and collectors The Lord of the Rings theatre show will be the biggest most expensive production ever mounted combining in three acts the spectacle of Cirque du Soleil together with special visual effects never before seen on a live stage Published to coincide with the London gala premiere at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on 19

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  • Booklaunch Dutch Children of Hurin great success (07.05.07) - Tolkien Shop in Holland Leiden - Kinderen van Hurin signed by the translator
    Despite some initial problems with the printing he was very happy with the result The problem was with the paper used Because it started to warp he had the first print run destroyed and reprinted By the way HarperCollins did use the warped paper which can clearly be seen in each copy He hoped with Christopher Tolkien that this book will appeal to all the people who enjoyed The Lord of the Rings book or movie but found The Silmarillion too rough going CoH can thus become a bridge between Tolkien s most popular book and his mythology Signs are that this is working for in two weeks time the whole first print run of 25 000 copies of De kinderen van Húrin was sold and the book is already being reprinted Hopefully the error in the first edition in some copies one or two colour plates are bound upside down will be avoided After Jürgen René van Rossenberg theowner of Tolkienshop com gave a speech on the CoH He argued that this book is about 25 years too late for it should have been published a few years after The Silmarillion This would have been far better than the broken up piecemeal approach Christopher had chosen The end result was that we received over a period of about 30 years five chunks of this story so vitally important to Tolkien s mythology To his mind both the diehard fans and the general public would have been better served with this consistent long story to be published in the late Seventies Still he applauded the fact that the book has finally been published Not in the least for he sold well over 100 copies in the first two days and that always pleases a shopkeeper but also for the fact that the full story is now finally available to those who cannot read English for none of the volumes of The History of Middle earth have been translated into Dutch The second most asked question in The Tolkien Shop is when is HOME going to be translated The answer alas is never And in case you are wondering the most asked question is when is The Hobbit movie going to be released René continued with the special demands Tolkien puts on translators Because of the linguistic background a name with Tolkien is not just a name it has a history and deeper meanings A translator needs to be a linguist himself to do justice to Tolkien in his translation In the Netherlands we have been very fortunate that Tolkien got a very good Dutch translation Max Schuchart did a superb job in translating The Lord of the Rings into Dutch For instance it was a masterstroke in not translating the title literaly Not De heer van de ringen but In de Ban van de Ring i e Captivated by the ring making it the best recognised booktitle in the Dutch language Schuchart went on in doing all the Dutch translations

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