The three panels on “The Hobbit” at Dragon*Con, all presented by The One Ring.net, were a fan force to be reckoned with. And that’s not surprising, considering how TORn is the dominant entity that has united Tolkien fans.
It was standing room only over Labor Day weekend at Dragon*Con as we filed in to learn more about the films and it's tumultuous journey from page to screen.
Since last year’s announcement of a greenlight for “The Hobbit” one place people have been flocking to for information is TORn. TORn is the premiere Tolkien related website. It was founded in 1999 and has been on the leading edge of LoTR film information since the first casting rumors were heard. Initially TORn was a fringe website in the world of Tolkien and Peter Jackson, but has grown so much in influence and reputation in the last decade that when the studio photo of Thorin - a major dwarf character in “The Hobbit” - was released, it was sent to TORn first. FULL POST
"Star Trek: Voyager's" Officer Chakotay and 7 of 9 stood in line for a morning panel at Dragon*Con, holding hands and smiling at each other.
At first, it seemed a little odd to see the U.S.S. Voyager’s first officer with a former Borg. But then again, it was a line for Kate Mulgrew, otherwise known as Captain Kathryn Janeway, and her "Voyager" panel. A part of me wanted to believe they were going to pay homage to “O Captain! My Captain!” FULL POST