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Middle Earth (travel to)

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Middle Earth (more of)

With “The Hobbit: The desolation of Smaug” hitting theaters everywhere on December 13, 2013, and another Middle Earth media blitz, Google has released “Journey Through Middle-earth, A Chrome Experiment“. This interactive application provides a first person perspective for a trip … Continue reading

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Another Day in Middle Earth

Back in 2012, Air New Zealand produced an amusing in-flight safety video called “An Unexpected Briefing” with help from Peter Jackson and the Hobbit gang. They recently followed up with a new promotional video titled “Just Another Day in Middle … Continue reading

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Better Know Middle Earth

I’ve been a huge fan of J.R.R. Tolkien’s books since I discovered the world of Middle Earth at about twelve. So, I’m always tickled to find ways in which obsessed readers help others grasp the complexity of the stories. Emil … Continue reading

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I Want To Go To There

Just in time for the release of the first edition of the Hobbit trilogy, Tolkien nerds can now lift a pint of Gaffer’s Ale at the very same tables as Gamgees, Tooks, Brandybucks and Bagginses. The Green Dragon Pub in … Continue reading

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There and Back Again

Air New Zealand —the official airline of Middle Earth (really)—recently released a new safety video. Titled An Unexpected Briefing , the video was produced in conjunction with WETA Workshop, which created the special effects for Lord of the Rings and … Continue reading

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The Art of the Hobbit

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the publication of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, HarperCollins has just released The Art of The Hobbit edited by Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull. The sumptuous art book contains a complete collection of … Continue reading

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Tolkien vs Sendak (round 1)

  Would you like to see an edition of The Hobbit illustrated by artist Maurice Sendak of Where the Wild Things Are fame ? Well, you can’t. It almost happened, but didn’t, and all because that notorious curmudgeon J.R.R. Tolkien … Continue reading

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New Zealand Caves

The New Zealand government agreed to a deal “under which they will contribute special financing and introduce labor legislation” to discourage Warner Brothers and Peter Jackson from taking the production of the two movies adapted from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit … Continue reading

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