Lord of the Rings

These LARP superfans recreated an epic Lord of the Rings battle
Nathalie Caron

What happened when hundreds of Lord of the Rings LARP superfans got together to re-create an epic battle?

Keep your eye out for that Lord of the Rings Easter egg in The Martian
Carol Pinchefsky

One does not simply slip a LOTR reference into a sci-fi movie and expect us not to notice.

Unfinished, 100-year-old Tolkien story that inspired Middle-earth to finally be published
Trent Moore

It’s taken 100 years, but one of J.R.R. Tolkien’s earliest stories is finally being published for the masses. Get ready for The Story of Kullervo.

26 sci-fi weapon replicas that'll make killer holiday gifts
Matthew Jackson

One of the many, many reasons we love sci-fi and fantasy so much is watching our favorite heroes (and villains) kick ass with awesome weapons—but sometimes (and the holidays is one of those times)—just watching it happen isn't enough. Sometimes you want a mythic sword or high-tech blaster of your very own, and a plastic knock-off from the toy store just won't do.

6 coolest classic sci-fi toys of the year (gallery)

Toymakers went back to classic sci-fi and fantasy films and TV shows for a new line of collectibles.

21 kick-ass sci-fi and fantasy videogames that'll make great gifts
Krystal Clark

It's been a good year for video games. In 2011, sequels, trilogies and anniversary packs dominated the market. And when it comes to shopping for gaming gifts, there are plenty of amazing titles to choose from.

Which Lord of the Rings star was shocked to make it into Hobbit?
Trent Moore

We knew director Peter Jackson wanted to get his Lord of the Rings band back together for The Hobbit, but one original star was shocked to learn she actually made it into the prequel series.

That Candy Land movie will be like LOTR ... but with candy. Really.
Dany Roth

Ever heard the phrase "Two great tastes that taste great together?" While we're not certain it applies here, you've got to admit that imagining Christopher Lee playing Lord Licorice is the kind of funny that, once seen, cannot be unseen.

17 immortals who'll live forever whether they deserve to or not

We've got an undying love for these supernatural survivors, some of pop culture's grandest figures who don't have to worry about a timely demise. Unless, in some cases, someone chops off their head. Then, all bets are off.

Get lost with 20 stunning maps of your fave fictional sci-fi lands

One way writers, filmmakers and game designers give depth and richness to the worlds they create is by laying that world out on paper—such as with these renderings of worlds like Middle-earth, Narnia and Gotham City.