Sunday, March 29, 2009

The Council of Elrond


The Council of Elrond or as they like to be known as 'The Original' Council of Elrond is a massive site. There are pages for the New Line Cinema movies, Elrond's Library has artists, Tolkien's poetry, summeries, a book forum and 'book club'. There is a Tolkien section with biography, artwork, articles to name a few topics.

There is a humor section, media section, fonts and you can even find recipes. I have not begun to dive into CoE but I can say once you go digging it is easy to find your way home again. It's huge, informative and a delight.

Aumaria

Aumania which is part of Magic Market (the card role playing game people) have a secret. They have in their pages artwork of the Professor. My jaw dropped when I saw how many were collected in one place. Unfortunately, there are no maps of Middle-earth. If you are looking for maps, Council of Elrond has a page with various artists versions of maps included with a few of Tolkiens. You can find them here.

I think you will be quite surprised with the selection. Enjoy.

Lord of the Ring - A Visual Journey


Lord of the Ring - A Visual Journey was created in 2002 during the New Line Cinema/Peter Jackson movie craze.

Included in these pages are poems of Tolkien, a small biography of the characters, screen caps from the movies and a lovely page of Pierre Vinet's portraits of the actors involved.

Erin Rua, the owner of this site also has a link to her fan fiction and poems which I've enjoyed occasionally.

Easy to navigate with it's nice simple design. Enjoy!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Quote

His house was perfect, whether you liked food, or sleep, or work, or story-telling, or singing, or just sitting and thinking, best, or a pleasant mixture of them all.


J.R.R. Tolkien

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Official Lord of the Rings.net


The Official Lord of the Rings.net is New Line Cinemas official movie site for all three LoTR movies. You can still find interviews, movie stills, merchandise, videos (including behind the scenes), downloads and more.

New Line has also linked themselves to The Hobbit: The Official Movie Blog. Whether you want to take a walk down memory lane or are new to these movies this site is still helpful.

Official Lord of the Rings.net

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Bri-Tolkienselskabet i København

Bri-Tolkienselskabet i København (Bree-The city gate) is a Danish Tolkien Society. There is a message forum, the Library has extensive images of events, there are reference pages and more.

The site has one page in English to give you an idea what is available. So if Danish is not a language you master this sight will not help you. Having said that is does look easy to navigate and easy on the eyes.

Bri-Tolkienselskabet i København

Science Fiction Timeline Site

The Science Fiction Timeline Site is quite cool. There is a Tolkien page. There is a The Reading Order Calculator as well as Reading Order Facts page. It's quite a challenge to read Tolkien's stories in chronological order but here they have given you the indicators to do just that. Fascinating and mind-blowing to think about it right?

The Science Fiction Timeline Site is maintained by Larry King of the University of Washington. And is contributed by various other Sci-Fi junkies.

You've got to check it out.

The Science Fiction Timeline Site