Many thanks to those of you who have written to let me know how much you will miss this blog. One such person was Calisuri, one of the co-founders of TheOneRing.net and also one of my interviewees for my Frodo Franchise book. He very kindly asked me to join the staff of TORn! I didn’t need to reflect very long before accepting. The people from TORn that I interviewed were incredibly friendly and helpful, and the whole site supported my book once it was published. It’s great to be able to keep up the friendships I made and maybe to participate in TORn events in the future–and to become a part of a wonderful institution that I came to know so well through writing about its history.
I’ll only be contributing to TORn on an occasional basis. I’ve always felt that the strong point of my blog has been when I can explain aspects of the film industry and help interpret news items–like when the lawsuits were going on and MGM was going through its bankruptcy process. Luckily nothing like that is happening at the moment, with The Hobbit safely into production and progress being made. Still, whenever I feel I can contribute something, I will. And now that I’m working on my book on Tolkien’s novels, maybe I can branch out and contribute occasional pieces about the literary side of things. I also frequent the Message Boards on TORn and occasionally post something, so maybe I’ll see you there!