Middle-earth Network is a big place! We’ve set up this “Site Map” to help you discover what is here, where it is and to get a feel for what we all do to make this the best Fantasy and Sci-Fi community in the world!
Click the plus (+) icon to display a short description and/or additional information on each area of the network below.
Middle-earth Network, LLC: Formed in March 2011, the Middle-earth Network is a multi-media company with branches in social media, website hosting/design, publishing, audio and video production, online radio, higher education as well as news outlets all centered around fantasy, sci-fi, and history.
These are the websites and blogs created and maintained by the network itself. We’re an ever-growing and innovative company and are involved in publishing, news, media development, music, online radio, printing, Website design and many other ventures.
The Home of Fantasy & Sci-Fi
Legendarium is a streaming online community connecting Fantasy and Sci-Fi fans with media content creators. Offering breaking news from network members to the leaders in the genre industries. Creating original programs such as “The Rangers of Middle-Earth” to syndications such as “Conan”, or perhaps one day the likes of “Firefly”, “Doctor Who”, or “Game of Thrones” – or those like them. We live in an age where the fan must no longer sit back and just observe; they can now be invited on the journey. Pick up your sword or phaser and join us!
A social network unlike anything seen before
MyMiddle-earth is a social network for fans of fantasy and science fiction. Connect with people and celebrities in the fantasy community from all over the world who share your interests and passions. Meet and chat with renowned authors, artists, musicians, scholars, filmmakers, actors, and passionate everyday people who will inform and inspire you. Take part in lively discussions. Post your very own blogs and thoughts. Create meaningful and lasting friendships in a safe and private environment. Stay up to date with our Community Crier, a weekly event, news and announcement publication. We have more features to connect than anyone and it’s all here designed for people like you in mind.
Because the great tales never end
Oloris Publishing is the publishing arm of Middle-earth Network and is dedicated to publishing exceptional works of fiction and non-fiction that will deeply engage readers across a variety of genres. We are on a dynamic adventure seeking to expand the vision of traditional publishing by welcoming and showcasing vibrant, new voices and embracing various media for their expression. We believe that the publishing process should be a true collaboration, in which our authors and illustrators are very involved so that their own voices truly shine.
Imagination and fantasy is the food that fuels the mind
My Little-earth releases truly dramatized audiobooks of the highest quality to ensure that children of ALL ages (Yes: even you Mom, Dad, Grandpa and Grandma!) can be transported into the world of these incredible stories and learn about life, love, loyalty and what it means to take a stand for good in our world.
24/7 Fantasy and Sci-Fi Radio
Middle-earth Network Radio, the leader in cross genre radio providing 24/7 music from films, games and independent musicians. Original artists include Maluka, the Lonely Mountain Band, Marc Gunn, Gandalf’s Fist and many more. Famous film scores include Fantasia, Blade Runner and Howard Shore’s Lord of the Rings to name a few. Lord of the Rings Online, Mario Bros. and Legend of Zelda are just a few of the game sound tracks we play regularly. As a member of ASCAP we bring you the very best in Fantasy and Sci-Fi music from around the world!
Fantasy-inspired music label
Sword Song Music is the record label of the Middle-earth Network. Our featured artists include the Lonely Mountain Band bringing the music of Middle-earth to life, King Keltic, epic songs with Celtic influence and Ted Nasmith creating original Tolkien-inspired music.
Website and Interactive Design and Development
SubCreator Media is the web and interactive media development division of the Middle-earth Network. In addition to Network support, we offer custom website and multimedia design, development and hosting services to provide your customers with a rich and engaging online presence.
Custom print and publishing services by a Master Printer
Custom printing and publishing of small and medium sized projects. We print Tshirts, mugs, posters, art prints, CDs and DVDs, mouse pads, iPhone and iPad covers, books and many more items, all customized with original artwork and printed specifically for you.
A Radical Approach to Learning
Partnering with Mythgard Institute, we are taking a revolutionary approach to on-line education. Specializing in studies related to the great literature and languages of our day, it also encompasses a broad range of topics and technical hands-on learning studies that enable students to realize their dreams. Learn from some of the finest scholars and instructors in the world, at a fraction of the cost of a normal education, we also deliver a more personalized approach to learning with more personal interaction and contact hours than almost anyone. From degrees in Game Design to an M.A. in English Literature this is only the beginning!
Other Network Shows, Websites and Content
Our weekly live news show about the week in geek
A live show talking about games, movies, cons and all the nerdy news you can think of. Join the hosts Tuesdays at 9:30pm EST live on their website and in the Chat Rooms.
Free and on demand film and videos
Unique and on demand videos and films for free viewing or rental.
The networks video archive
A wealth of video content, from Hobbit readings by Tolkien scholars, celebrities and fans to podcasts, special events, random entertainment and network news and updates.
Yearly online festival held on September 22.
We archive videos from previous years of fans, celebrities and scholars reading their favorite passages from The Hobbit.
Our exclusive tour to New Zealand
Our exclusive tour to New Zealand to visit Hobbiton, WETA and many of the sites that were used in filming Lord of the Ring, The Chronicles of Narnia and The Hobbit films.
Search and sort our entire network of blogs and websites
A database list of all the websites and blogs at the Middle-earth Network, from partner and network sites to individual user blogs.
Defenders of Middle-earth
Monthly contributors that support the Middle-earth Network
Our Defenders of Middle-earth are those kind and devoted members who give a monthly contribution to help off-set server and other costs to keep everything up and running and in turn receive many nice perks and discounts available only to them.
The Finest Wares from the Middle-earth Network
The Legendarium Shop is an off-site store where we and some of our Featured Partners sell everything from special edition DVDs, art prints, mugs, music and books to help support network maintenance and new product development.
Our Featured Partners are those select Websites and blogs that work closely with the Middle-earth Network to produce some of the best content available on the Web. Many of our best bloggers, podcasters, artists, gamers and craftspeople are listed here.
Podcast and blog about all things LOTRO and MMOs
Casually Strolling through MMOs (formerly A Casual Stroll to Mordor) is one of the most popular podcasts and blogs on the online game, LOTRO (Lord of the Rings Online). Recently they’ve taken on the broad subject matter of MMOs, not just LOTRO.
Artist and bladesmith
Cedarlore Forge is a smithy, run by swordsmith and artist David DelaGardelle who crafts in the mythopoetic tradition of his Northern family roots.
Podcast and website about C.S. Lewis
A website, blog and podcasts devoted to C.S. Lewis, his art, writing, teachings and life. Two podcasts, All About Jack and CSL Minute as well as daily quotes, quizzes and facts round out a wealth of C.S. Lewis news and content.
Independent publisher of prose, comics and books
Grail Quest Books is an alliance of independently published traditional prose, comic books, special editions of beloved classics of literature, and audio dramas focusing on sweeping stories within epic fantasy or historical settings.
Artist, author and illustrator
An artist, author and illustrator whose work spans the genres of Middle-earth, Narnia, Fairy Tales and Soul & Spirit.
A community for and by LOTRO players
LOTRO Players is a community website that allows content creators to come together and share in one nice and easy place with LOTRO, Lord of the Rings Online, fans.
The largest Narnia fan site in the World
Narnia Fans is a site by and for fans of C.S. Lewis and The Chronicles of Narnia covering everything from books, movies, music, games and much more. Note: Narnia Fans is an “off-network” Partner site.
A blog that explores C.S. Lewis’ life, work and ideas.
An Exploration of the Life and Works of Charles Williams (1886-1945)
QGN: Elder Scrolls, Rift, Adrenaline ESports, Minecraft and Dungeon Quest
The Quest Gaming Network is a series of gaming related podcasts covering the latest news, opinion and fandom around XBOX, Playstation and PC games.
Rift Off the Record
There’s a Little bit of Geek and Hero in all of us!
Feature length film from Opening Act Productions: “A group of friends embark on an epic journey to find a new world they have only heard of, encountering dangerous obstacles and threats around every corner. During their quest they lose one of their most precious possessions and must display depths of bravery and heroism that they never thought possible.”
Tolkien-inspired artist and author
A Tolkien-inspired artist, Ruth Lacon creates some of the most original and engaging paintings of Middle-earth in addition to African and Australian Aboriginal influences. She is also an author of several academic books on Tolkien Studies.
Legacy of the Stone Harp
The “Legacy of the Stone Harp” series is the result of a unique collaboration between Mark Sebanc and James G. Anderson. While the origins of The Stoneholding, the first book of the series, lie in a story crafted by Mark over several years, in its present form the work stands as a tribute to the alchemy of a mutually sparked creativity.
Illustrator, renderer and musician
Ted Nasmith is a world-renowned illustrator, artist and musician. His painting cover the J.R.R. Tolkien, George R.R. Martin, architectural, automotive and other diverse subjects.
Our “Affiliate Partners” are those partners who work closely with the Middle-earth Network but host their Websites off-network or aren’t as frequenly updated.
Podcast on Old Norse
A literature podcast that “endeavors to catalog and present story, music, and visual arts together through digital media, with the decided persuasion of Old Norse and related Germanic source material.”
An annual live bladesmithing event centered around the art of forging blades.
All about Star Wars
Podcast and blog about Star Wars, it’s history, fandom and popularity in today’s media from film to games.
Tolkien blog and podcast
The largest Tolkien-related blog and podcast from Brazil.
Quick Links for Network Members
Note: Some of the below links are only available to registered and logged in users.