This Time It's Different by Nixie Genesis
Melkor meets Ungoliant within her lair in order to fulfill his plan. They both converge on Aman and Melkor takes his revenge. (Short Story)
Approaching Darkness by ryesil
Melkor, Ungoliant and the darkening of Valinor. (Artwork)
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For this month's challenge, create a fanwork in which a character's resemblance or connection to an ancestor plays a central role.This challenge is completely open, without prompts. Fanworks are due by October 12 to receive a stamp.
Read the Ancestor challenge entries and please consider letting the author know if you enjoy their work!
September 2017 Newsletter
Our September newsletter has been posted with new challenges and other site news, a biography of Anárion by Oshun, and stories and articles to read.
Recent Character of the Month Biographies
Anárion by Oshun. Anárion is one of the characters that acts as a direct link between the histories of The Silmarillion and The Lord of the Rings. This month's biography considers his role in Tolkien's larger themes, his place in the legendarium, and thorny fannish questions about his status related to Isildur. Read the biography of Anárion.
Haldad by Oshun
Brodda by Himring
Erellont by Oshun
Barahir by Oshun
Arwen by Oshun
All Character of the Month Biographies
Around the World and Web
Hurricane Harvey Fanaid Auction
On August 23, 2017, Hurricane Harvey hit land and caused record flooding in southeastern Texas, USA. The hurricane has wreaked havoc on southeast Texas and is now making its way through Louisiana. Your donations will help people with supplies, finding homes, helping animals affected, and treating injuries. There will be ‘buy it now’, ‘auction’ and 'custom request' options available.
There will be ‘buy it now’, ‘auction’ and 'by request' options made available. The fandom fundraiser will close on September 30, 2017. Find all relevant information, links and additional ways to help on Harvey Fanaid on Dreamwidth.
The Tokien Biopic: Casting News
Development on Dome Karukoski's Tolkien Biopic is continuing. New descriptions about the movie's plot describe a focus on Tolkien's pre-WWI friendships in the TCBS and the love and inspiration they provided. However, the latest casting news concern Edith Tolkien née Bratt, who will be played by actress Lily Collins, alongside Nicholas Hoult as young J.R.R. Tolkien. Variety has more information.
Tolkien in Love Radio Drama
It seems that with the biopic progressing, Tolkien's early life is a popular topic at the moment. BBC 4 recently broadcast an hour-long radio play titled Tolkien in Love, predictably concerned with the love and courtship between J.R.R. Tolkien and Edith Bratt. It is available on the BBC 4 website until mid-September, so listen while you have the chance!
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