”The Return of the One Party”
Return of the One Party
use this link to document the pins... it’s been added to the ‘coverage by other media’ section
have done a search on TORN for “Oscar Party” and “One Party”
I’ve probably hit most of the news articles - should check google and party webpage: http://archives.theonering.net/oscarparty/rotop_food.html
has been added to ‘coverage by other media’ but may contain info for main article
September 24, 2003 ~ TORn News Article: Oscar News: Crystal to Host 76th Oscars
Oscars will be held Feb 29, 2004
don’t forget... TORn is hosting “The Return of the One Party” - although this seems to be the first mention of the 2004 event
September 25, 2003 ~ TORn News Article: Return of The One Party Survey
people asked to fill out survey - some questions about 2003 party and some about upcoming party
October 15, 2003 ~ TORn News Article: “Ringers” Special Contest: Win Oscar Party Tickets!
website for documentary, Ringers: Lord of the Fans, ran a contest - prize: two general admission tickets to 2004 oscar party
November 27, 2003 ~ TORn News Article: The Return of the One Party!
details will be posted on Dec 3
people should hold off booking a hotel until details are posted
December 3, 2003 ~ TORn News Article: Return of the One Party Details!
tickets will go on sale December 10 at noon PST
700 tickets will be sold
venue: Hollywood American Legion
venue has more space and fewer tickets will be offered (to keep crowding down?)
TORn secured discounts to three hotels close to the venue
pre-registration will make entry to the party easier
band, Emerald Rose, will be back
raffle items will be available including a $6,000 Sideshow/Weta collectible
will use PayPal for payment - people should set up their accounts now
December 4, 2003 ~ TORn News Article: LA Press Roundtable
at press junket, Richard Taylor and Barrie Osborne were asked and said they’d be attending TORn’s party for ROTK
December 8, 2003 ~ TORn News Article: Return of the One Party Ticket Sale Information
reminder that tickets go on sale on the 10th
tickets must be purchased through webpage that will be set up - merely sending money to TORn through PayPal will not suffice
party website will debut later in the day
December 9, 2003 ~ TORn News Article: Return of the One Party Website Posted
party website debuted
December 10, 2003 ~ TORn News Article: Return of the One Party Tickets -SOLD OUT
tickets sold out in 15 minutes - people placed on waiting list
December 11, 2003 ~ TORn News Article: Lord of the Pins
a little info and pics of lapel pins by Badali - not sure if this really pertains to any article here about the oscar parties
December 11, 2003 ~ TORn News Article: Return of the One Party Info!
recap of ticket sales
refers people with ticketing questions to the FAQ Section of the party site
January 20, 2004 ~ TORn News Article: Alex Funke Discussion Report!
at panel about the LOTR movies, TORn got Alex Funke to autograph a theater banner that would be auctioned off at the upcoming party
January 22, 2004 ~ TORn News Article: Lords of the Rhymes invade Return of the One Party!
hip-hop musical group, Lord of the Rhymes, will perform at the party
January 26, 2004 ~ TORn News Article: Party Goers: Reserve your Tux today!
discounts on tuxedos for oscar party made available by Gary’s Tuxedo Store
January 27, 2004 ~ TORn News Article: Oscar Party Hotel Update
hotel added to list of accommodations in the area
February 1, 2004 ~ TORn News Article: Return of the One Party Webcast!
a live video and audio broadcast of the party will be made available
survey provided to help tailor the broadcast to potential viewers
February 20, 2004 ~ TORn News Article: TORn Oscar Party Auction Preview
preview list of raffle and auction items that will be at the party
February 22, 2004 ~ TORn News Article: Return of the One Party VIP Ticket Auction!
TORn offered pair of VIP tickets to the party up for auction on eBay
1100 will be in attendance
February 24, 2004 ~ TORn News Article: Emerald Rose to release new CD at “Return of the One Party”!
Emerald Rose will release a new CD at the party by including a free copy in each souvenir bag
February 25, 2004 ~ TORn News Article: Return of the One Party – Updates!
new info posted: parking, driving directions and other ‘important information’
more exclusive items for silent auctions: OOAK Ringwraith from Sideshow/WETA, a Korean ROTK poster, exclusive art from Mont Moore and Colleen Doran
February 25, 2004 ~ TORn News Article: EA Games’ new title to premiere at Return of the One Party
EA Games will a 2 minute trailer for their upcoming PC game, Battle for Middle-earth
video will be covered on TORn’s live webcast
everyone in attendance will get the trailer on DVD
February 25, 2004 ~ TORn News Article: Return of the One Party Photographs
a professional photographer will be at the event to take photos of people
$25 for two 5x7 and 8 wallet sized photos with a special “Return of the One Party” theme
February 26, 2004 ~ TORn News Article: The Golden Gandalf Awards!
fans can vote on the “Golden Gandalfs” that will focus on actors who were not rewarded by an Oscar
February 26, 2004 ~ TORn News Article: Ebay Auction is Over!
eBay ticket auction is over and TORN will not offer any other tickets for auction
another seller is fraudulently offering tickets that fans should beware of
tickets were sold to particular individuals and can not be transferred
February 26, 2004 ~ TORn News Article: Ian Talks TORn’s One Party on BBC World
Ian McKellen said in an interview that he will make an appearance at TORn’s party
February 29, 2004 ~ TORn News Article: The Toast Heard ‘Round the World!
Quickbeam will hold a special toast in honor of Peter Jackson, his cast, crew, and supporters
will give toast immediately when the Oscar telecast ends
text of toast: http://archives.theonering.net/perl/newsview/8/1078088702
March 1, 2004 ~ TORn News Article: Irascian’s One Party Photos and Sound Bites
Irascian/Ian Smith’s report and photos of party at his website
fwiw: I am not considering Ian’s blog a candidate for ‘coverage by other media’. He’s more of a fan writing reports than a media outlet and he’s running a banner for TORn on his site. So his site will be valuable in gathering info on the party and should be used as a ‘more info’ resource link... but not included in the ‘coverage by other media’ section.
March 2, 2004 ~ TORn News Article: Behind-the-scene Photos from the One Party
behind the scenes photos from TORn staffer, WeeTanya
March 2, 2004 ~ TORn News Article: TORn Staffer Luthien’s One Party Pictures
photos from TORn Staffer, Luthien
March 3, 2004 ~ TORn News Article: Step 1: Preperation
account of the party preparation by TORn Staff and volunteers
note to Mathom-house volunteers. this article was Posted in Old Oscar Party News. pretty much the same article was Posted in Old Main News with the word ‘preparation’ spelled correctly. that article isn’t as complete, however so let’s use and link to the first article.
March 3, 2004 ~ TORn News Article: VIP Pictures from the One Party Stage
more photos from attendees
March 3, 2004 ~ TORn News Article: MrCere’s One Party Report
extensive report with photos by MrCere
March 4, 2004 ~ TORn News Article: Step 2: Celebration
account of party by Xoanon
March 5, 2004 ~ TORn News Article: One Party Photos from Four Ringers
more photos from attendees
March 5, 2004 ~ TORn News Article: John Howe’s Big Day Out
quick comment by Howe (on his website) about TORn’s party - link dead, go here:
March 5, 2004 ~ TORn News Article: SHOP: T-Shirt Update
mention of party tshirt
March 5, 2004 ~ TORn News Article: TORn Staffer Mia’s One Party Photos
photos by TORn staffers, Mia and Arathorn
March 6, 2004 ~ TORn News Article: Ringer Photos of the One Party
March 8, 2004 ~ TORn News Article: Official Photographer’s One Party Photos
link to official photographer’s site with party photos - link dead, some photos here:
March 6, 2004 ~ TORn News Article: Step 3: Recuperation
account of after-party experiences of TORn staff and volunteers
March 11, 2004 ~ TORn News Article: Elijah talks One Party on Leno!
Wood tells Jay Leno on The Tonight Show that TORn’s part was the only Oscar party he attended
March 12, 2004 ~ TORn News Article: Bruce Hopkins talks Oscars
Hopkins talks TORn - link to site dead, try this:
March 23, 2004 ~ TORn News Article: TORN UNVEILS ITS WARDROBE EXPANSION
party tshirts available for sale
March 28, 2004 ~ TORn News Article: Ian Smith’s ‘Return of the One Party’ Report – Part 1
Irascian/Ian Smith’s report and photos of the party hosted at his site
APRIL 14, 2004 ~ TORn News Article: Golden Gandalf Awards – The Results Are In!
Golden Gandalf Awards
MAY 4, 2004 ~ TORn News Article: Irascian’s Oscar Party Report – The Last Three Pages
Irascian/Ian Smith’s report and photos of the party hosted at his site
MAY 11, 2004 ~ TORn News Article: Hot Dog Magazine Talks TORN Party
link to scan of article in Hot Dog Magazine that mentions TORn’s party
use this magazine article to write wiki article if needed. it has already been added to the ‘coverage by other media’ section.
MAY 12, 2004 ~ TORn News Article: Return of the One Party… Peter S. Beagle style!
Beagle provides report of party here:
JULY 9, 2004 ~ TORn News Article: TORN Shirts Are Going Fast!
including party tshirt
AUGUST 30, 2004 ~ TORn News Article: TORN EBAY: Gigantic 10×38 ft ROTK Movie Banner!
a movie banner that was intended to be hung at party turned out to be too big - is being auctioned off on eBay
September 9, 2004 ~ TORn News Article: ‘World Without Sundays’ on Ringers
“World Without Sundays played a soaring, hellfire set during TheOneRing.net’s Oscar bash “The Return of the One Party” in February 2004, where they were joined onstage by Lord of the Rings stars Dominic Monaghan (Merry Brandybuck) and Billy Boyd (Pippin Took).”
September 14, 2004 ~ TORn News Article: TORN DIGITAL Chapter XXIII: Return of the Oscar Party Preparations
TORn Digital presented ‘behind the scenes’ footage of party preparations - link to page is dead, and this one:
http://archives.theonering.net/digital/ - is only the last video... there doesn’t seem to be any archives I can find. Do some digging on TORn or at Internet Archives
November 1, 2004 ~ TORn News Article: The One Ring Circus needs your video
“The One Ring Circus (the fabulous cabaret group that took the stage at The Return of the One Party last year)...”
November 22, 2004 ~ TORn News Article: TORN DIGITAL Chapter XXIV: Return of the Oscar Party
TORn Digital presents interviews from oscar party. link needs to be converted to ‘archives’ : http://archives.theonering.net/digital/
January 1, 2005 ~ TORn News Article: 2004 in Tolkien
retrospective that includes the party - has links that should be checked to see if they are included in this list already
September 28, 2005 ~ TORn News Article: Was ‘The Return of the One Party’ Haunted?
tv program on haunted spaces visited the American Legion building
APRIL 16, 2007 ~ TORn News Article: Rare RINGERS and Oscar Party Items at Auction!
items from the documentary, Ringers, and “Genuine OSCAR PARTY STAFF BADGES” up for auction at eBay
MAY 29, 2007 ~ TORn News Article: Very Cool RINGERS Props & Oscar Party Memorabilia!
items from the documentary, Ringers, and “RETURN OF THE ONE PARTY” tshirt up for auction at eBay
APRIL 1, 2010 ~ TORn News Article: Return of The Return of the One Party!
video of party
APRIL 5, 2010 ~ TORn News Article: More ROTOP footage
more party video
November 1, 2012 ~ TORn News Article: Events & Entertainment
“If you attended our ‘The Return of the One Party’ back in 2004, you may remember a surprise, special performance from Pippin, aka Billy Boyd!”
December 23, 2012 ~ TORn News Article: Exclusive: Concerning Hobbit Extras
sort out the mention of the 2004 party and if it pertains to this article
party produced by Premiere Events:
this page: http://www.premierela.com/about/testimonials/
lists a testimonial from the LA Times which quotes from an article about the 2004 party
The info was also included on this page:
(which is likely to change content after the 2013 party)
quote: "In February 2004, Premiere Events and TheOneRing.net produced the The Lord of the Rings Oscar Party. The Return of the King won a record 11 Oscars and celebrated at our party in Hollywood on the night of the Academy Awards. We were privileged to host director Peter Jackson, and prominent cast and crew members, as guests of honor, and they brought along a few ‘golden’ friends."
a shot of Peter Jackson holding up his Oscar at TORn's Return of the One Party was shown in a WB Featurette: The Hobbit TBOTFA - 'Completing Middle-earth: A Seventeen Year Journey' Featurette
published December 10, 2014