Lord of the Rings

Check out J.R.R. Tolkien's hand-written annotations on this map of Middle-earth

Hardcore fans almost certainly already know their way around Middle-earth, but you’ve probably never seen J.R.R. Tolkien’s hand-annotated map of the Lord of the Rings world.

These LARP superfans recreated an epic Lord of the Rings battle

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

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

Scientists have figured out how many calories it'd take to reach Mordor in LOTR

We got to see the Fellowship share a few meals in the Lord of the Rings series, but a team of geeky scientists have figured out just how many calories would be required to make the trek. 

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

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

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

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?

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.

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.