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Author Archive: wellinghall

Man charged over alleged fake Churchill signatures

wellinghall @ Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 ()

An antiques dealer has been charged with selling allegedly fake Winston Churchill and J.R.R Tolkien signatures.
Allan Formhals, 65, from Milford on Sea, Lymington, Hampshire, faces 16 charges for offences related to owning and selling books and memorabilia.
The items in question also featured purported signatures from authors including Robert Louis Stevenson.
Mr Formhals has been [...]

UK police hold man over Churchill fake signatures

wellinghall @ Thursday, February 3rd, 2011 ()

"British police have arrested a 65-year-old man suspected of forging the signature of wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill in books and then attempting to sell them on eBay or directly to buyers."
"Officers also seized a number of calligraphy pens with ink and approximately 30 books by authors such as J.R.R. Tolkein(sic), [...]


wellinghall @ Monday, August 30th, 2010 ()

Did you know that Oxonmoot bookings close on 3 September? Online bookings aren't available for technical reasons, but you can download a PDF from the website. Do it today - you know it makes sense!http://www.tolkiensociety.org/oxon/Oxonmoot_booking_form.pdf
- wellinghall

Tolkien Studies Volume 7 is available for preorder now.

wellinghall @ Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 ()

I've just ordered my copy
- wellinghall

Historic Oxford pub to get a revamp

wellinghall @ Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 ()

"Oxford's Eagle and Child pub is to undergo a major facelift as part of a scheme to renovate buildings in a historic stretch of St Giles."
- wellinghall

Peter Jackson has agreed to direct The Hobbit!

wellinghall @ Friday, June 25th, 2010 ()

"In a surprising but not altogether shocking development, Deadline is reporting that Peter Jackson has agreed to direct the two HOBBIT films and that he's finalizing his deal right now with Warner Bros., New Line and MGM. While the obvious fingers were pointed at Jackson after Guillermo del Toro somewhat abruptly left the film, Jackson [...]

Limited edition prints of The Lord of the Rings maps

wellinghall @ Monday, June 21st, 2010 ()

"A unique opportunity to collect a piece of The Lord of the Rings history.
A strictly limited edition of the maps for the new edition of the book The Lord of the Rings have been printed with the kind permission of the J R R Tolkien Estate."
  - wellinghall

Mythopoeic Awards 2010 Finalists Announced

wellinghall @ Friday, June 4th, 2010 ()

Announcements: Finalists (June 1)
Fantasy Awards

Adult Literature

Barbara Campbell, Trickster’s Game trilogy consisting of Heartwood, Bloodstone, and Foxfire (DAW)

Greer Gilman, Cloud & Ashes: Three Winter’s Tales (Small Beer Press)

Robert Holdstock, Avilion (Gollancz)

Catherynne M. Valente, Palimpsest (Spectra)

Jo Walton, Lifelode (NESFA Press)

Children’s Literature

Kage Baker, The Hotel Under the Sand (Tachyon)

Shannon Hale, Books of Bayern consisting of The Goose Girl, [...]

Guillermo Del Toro departs "The Hobbit"

wellinghall @ Sunday, May 30th, 2010 ()

"Guillermo Del Toro announced today that he is no longer directing the two movies based on J.R.R Tolkien's "The Hobbit", but will continue to co-write the screenplays. Out of respect to the legions of loyal Tolkien fans, both Guillermo and Peter Jackson wanted to break the news to The One Ring first. They are both [...]

'The Hobbit' Officially Pushed to 2013

wellinghall @ Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 ()

Warner Bros. and IMAX Corp. have just issued a joint press release announcing a partnership through 2013 that will include placing upwards of 20 Warner Bros. films into IMAX theaters, as well as conventional theaters. The biggest news to come out of this whole thing is a tentative release date for The Hobbit of December [...]

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