November 13, 2001

Hobbits Reunite Through LotR Fan Club
Press Release

(NORFOLK, Va. November 12, 2001) Astin (Sam Gamgee), Dominic Monaghan (Meriadoc Brandbuck, Merry), and Billy Boyd (Peregrin Took, Pippin) have joined fellow cast member Elijah Wood (Frodo Baggins) in The Lord of the Rings Fan Club.

"Frodo did it. Merry did it. And Sam did it. How can I not join them. We Hobbits stick together,² remarked Boyd.

The Lord of the Rings Fan Club launched on October 17, 2001, with an unprecedented charter membership program on Charter members receive:

--  an annual subscription to the bimonthly movie magazine
--  a limited-edition, widescreen-format collector's lithograph (featuring scenes from The Fellowship of the Ring)
--  a 10% discount at the Fan Clubıs online store and catalog
--  preference (two weeks before general public) in purchasing exclusive, limited-edition collectibles
-- fan mail service to link fans directly to the stars of the trilogy; plus
-- only charter members will have the honor of seeing their names in the credits of the movie DVDs.

To sign up, fans can visit, go to the official Lord of the Rings web site at and click on ³Fan Club, or call 1-800-451-6381 (North America only) or 303-856-2201 (from anywhere in the world) between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. MST.