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Ring*Con: Hobbit, Game of Thrones and more

The Tolkienist is at Ring*Con right now, one of the best fantasy film and literature conventions out there. First talk of today was “33 best fantasy novels of all times”, tomorrow there will be...

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Why did you call this blog “The Tolkienist”?

There are a number of obvious reasons to this. First of all, any website would do well in chosing a decent name. I could have called it http://www.damn-i-love-middle-earth-so-much-man.com but that wouldn’t be easy to...

Tolkien Mailing Competition 2013

Tolkien Mailing Competition goes international

For seven years in a row the Hungarian Tolkien Society (MTT) has organised Tolkien Levelező Verseny, the Tolkien Mailing Competition. School groups from the ages of 10 to 18 were asked questions, divided into...

A bridge in the modern Shire

How tall was J.R.R. Tolkien?

This is one of the more mundane questions about the author who brought us “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings” and it is one rather easily answered. He gave an interview in...