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Sep 20, 2006 - in Tolkien Collector's Guide Website (edited)
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I've officially put the first article in the database for the website! It's written by someone else and over 10 years old, but still hopefully a useful resource for Tolkien collectors.

Tolkien Fannish and Scholarly Activities and Publications for 1993
written by Sumner Hunnewell

I hope to re-factor the article into sub-pages that will make it a bit less overwhelming soon.



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The 1993 article seems stable and legible now (though I have resisted the temptation to correct some obvious typographical problems, at the moment the article is meant to archive the original, flaws and all).

Finally got the original press release for The Children of Hurin online in the News section.

Trying to revive the blog, spending too much time on site maintenance.


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I'm in the process of adding all of the Sideshow Weta collectibles to the online database, and ran across the first licensed piece of art (to my knowledge) from Virginia Lee, daughter of Alan Lee. Just an interesting tidbit I wanted to share to those of you who are interested - and yes, I know you all only collect books and calendars (at least those of you who post to the forums so far). Hoping to expand our readership through useful data in the Guide... including the long promised American bibliography.

You can find her in the Articles (soon to be renamed Guide) menu (art/sculptures/...) or by using the search function in the upper right corner. Everything appears to be searchable correctly now!

Jeremy


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Fanzines section in the Guide has a bit of history started.

Fanzine Publication Listings A - E has been reasonably filled out, rest of the alphabet still undone.


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The Fanzine section has been updated with most of the contents of the Marquette collection, as a first pass. I have also added a number of zines that I have/know of that are not in Marquette, and in addition I have started to add single issue descriptions for some zines. Please let me know of anything I have gotten wrong, or if you have areas you can contribute to! Also, Marquette only goes through the late eighties for most zines (with the Hunnewell collection also active in the 1992-1993 timeframe), so there is a gap around 1990 and from 1993 to the present that I have not filled in yet. Delve into those collections and let me know what you have! Especially international issues.

Thanks,
Jeremy


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The big news is that I have RSS feeds working for the News module. The URL for your RSS reader is

http://tolkienguide.com/modules/news/backendt.php?topicid=2

Let me know if you have any troubles!

Also, the fanzine section of the Collector's Guide is growing quite rapidly. Aiglos has given me permission to fully index their back issues and cover scans. I've put a lot of Niekas and Unicorn back issues in the database. A huge number of Russian fanzines have been added, but I need some help translating Russian - anyone able to contribute in this regard?


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I put together a navigation scheme for the fanzines section using the right sidebar for quick jumps to other areas - saving a lot of back clicks. Let me know what you think.

Also finished the first pass on the Sideshow Collectibles and Knickerbocker pages for the guide. Some images need more work, but at least something is up.

gearing up for a massive book update soon.

Tinfang_warble put in a Belgian fanzine I wasn't aware of. Thanks! Other updates welcome as well.


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Wow, very very nice! The knickerbocker and the fanzines... i'm very happy to see this. I'm always busy with the books and never have time to seek info on these items, but they are so lovely! Thnxs!!


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Thanks Beren! It's been quiet around here recently (at least all you guys, I've been cranking away) the feedback is nice.

I've put up the Wrebbit puzzles in a new Puzzles section (not sure if puzzles qualify as games, but hey, it's my site). Wrebbit makes two kinds of puzzles - Perfalock puzzles are very well cut and foam backed, so they can be picked up, hung from a wall, or flexed without falling apart. The images they chose are a bit simple (just PJ movie posters basically). But, they also make Puzz 3D puzzles. Fully illustrated three dimensional buildings, these look awesome, are quite large, and a lot of fun to put together. Too bad they only made four.

Jeremy


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Tons of fanzine section updates. Too many to list at the moment, but got the contents of I Palantir up, a bunch of smaller newsletters added, etc.

Added avatars for the discussion boards. Click on View Account on the left bar near the bottom, then click on the avatars button near the top, and upload your image (80x80 pixels).

Put a few shortcuts in the domain for the guide. So far,

http://fanzines.tolkienguide.com
http://books.tolkienguide.com
http://calendars.tolkienguide.com

are active. Just poking around to see if people find these useful.

Added a chat module, if you want to talk to me or others while I am online (you can see who is online in the left column if you are logged in). Chat module. Send me a private message if you want to chat and I am not in there. Just testing this out, usually there aren't too many of us online at the same time.

Jeremy



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