TOLKIEN READING DAY: MARCH 25.

Proudfoot visits Library to celebrate Tolkien Reading Day.

Today Proudfoot heads to the Indooroopilly Library with a copy of “The Hobbit” and other items to share Tolkien Reading Day with interested fans.

He is also taking with him new lights to add to The Hobbit Hole, which is currently on display there. After the lights are added, he will light up the Hobbit Hole.

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To view the amazing Hobbit Hole-A Miniature Bag End, follow this link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmaVO5vJ158

As well, Proudfoot is sharing all his Hobbiton Movie set photos. The Hobbiton location is wonderful to visit and his photos catch it in all its beautiful glory. You can see all the photos @ Hobbits, the Smallest of People on facebook.

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.400665093280378.111369.208726129140943&type=1&ref=notif&notif_t=photo_album_comment

 

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Today is an ideal day to share some news and some interesting information about Proudfoot’s world of Tolkien.

The Tolkien Society invites you to join in their celebration of this momentous year, the theme for this year’s Tolkien Reading Day being “75 years of The Hobbit”.

Tolkien Reading Day takes place on the 25th March and commemorates the date on which Frodo and the Fellowship were successful in destroying the One Ring and defeating Sauron. Tolkien Reading Day takes place worldwide in an act of international fellowship in recognition of the achievements of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien. Anybody with a copy of his works can take part and it is a great way for children to be introduced to Tolkien’s works for the very first time. So why not sit down for half an hour this Sunday and relax with a chapter from The Hobbit?

For education resources (includes summaries, quizzes and activities), visit: http://www.tolkiensociety.org/ed/tolkienreadingday_2012.html. If you would like publicity materials to promote Tolkien Reading Day, please contact us on publicity@tolkiensociety.org.

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From The Tolkien Library:

My good friend Pieter Collier posted this on his website about a reproduction of the first Hobbit published in 1937.

J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit became an instant success when it was first published in 1937, and 75 years later Tolkien’s epic tale of elves, dwarves, trolls, goblins, myth, magic and adventure has lost none of its appeal. To commemorate this anniversary, HarperCollins is proud to present a facsimile edition of the first historic printing of The Hobbit. A must-have for any collector or fan!

http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/press/995-The_Hobbit_Fascimile_Edition.php

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The Collection Revisited:

While on the subject of books and collectibles, we can take this opportunity to revisit Proudfoot’s Collection. An excerpt from the Television appearance May 20 last year.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YM_2ehFxl1I

 

The Return of the Ring:

Not only does 2012 include Tolkien Reading Day, 75 years of The Hobbit, and the release of Sir Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: And Unexpected Journey but it also includes The Return of the Ring a 5-day extravaganza at Loughborough University this summer celebrating J.R.R. Tolkien’s life, works and subsequent adaptations.

Proudfoot is making plans to travel to England and attend this event. He may even take some surprises with him to share with those in attendance.

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