10 June 2011

Recap of This Week's Stories

eBay Auction: Lord of the Rings Early 1st Editions Full Set
The first edition full set of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings goes up for auction on eBay; the starting bid is set at $8.17 USD, and is currently at $129.72 USD. Bidding closes on Wednesday, June 15, 2011.

eBay Auction: J.R.R. Tolkien Gift Set - Hologram Cover; CDs: The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings
The audio set, which includes both The Hobbit as well as The Lord of the Rings books, The Hobbit BBC audio CD, and a map of Middle-earth, all contained in a hologram-covered gift box, is currently up for grabs at $28.97 USD. Bidding closes on Sunday, June 26, 2011.

eBay Auction: a 1978 original theatrical poster for The Lord of the Rings 
The poster, from an actual NY theatrical showing of The Lord of the Rings, is going for $7,500 USD.

Win a Trip to New Zealand in a Contest Sponsored by Empire Online
To celebrate the release of the Lord of the Rings extended editions on Blu-Ray, Empire Online is holding a contest in search of "the biggest Lord of the Rings fan," who will win a trip to New Zealand, a full-day tour of 20 locations from the films, and the Blu-Ray box set. 

A New Company Creates Middle-earth Inspired Makeup
The Cinnamon Candies Countryside Collection has created a line of makeup products with such names as Lobelia, the Party Tree, and Green Dragon. Products can be pre-ordered online up until June 14 at Countryside Collection.

LOTRO: Rise of Isengard
The upcoming expansion pack is scheduled for release on September 27, 2011.

Hobbit Project Comes to Hayters Gap
The Washington County Public Library System is presenting a special event, which will honour J.R.R. Tolkien's 'The Hobbit,' on Tuesday, June 21.

Best Buy: Reserve Your Copy of the Lord of the Rings Extended Editions in Blu-Ray
And receive a limited edition One Ring.

Sir Peter Jackson's Plane Lands in Queenstown
Leaving fans wondering whether or not scenes from 'The Hobbit' films may be filmed there.

'Hobbit' Talk
Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, and Dominic Monaghan talk about the upcoming 'Hobbit' films.

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