284 Fan Club Magazines*

LOTR Fan Club Magazine Set

The Lord of the Rings Fan Club Magazine Series

There were 18 magazines issued for Decipher’s LOTR Fan Club. They were published every other month, from February 2002 through January 2005. The Lord of the Rings Fan Club magazine series presents a treasure trove of details about cast and crew, production and processes, official film-related products and other licensed products. Each magazine contained interview articles with cast and crew members, behind-the-scenes looks at the processes used in production, advertisements for official Fan Club products and other officially licensed products, news, and input from fans. They offer what is, in effect, a photo-essay print version of material similar to that covered in the collection of special features from the trilogy of Special Extended Editions. An amazing resource …

This page will eventually have a comprehensive content listing of articles and ads for each issue in the series, and perhaps eventually a categorized index to the entire set. Since there are 18 magazines in the set, that will be a long-term project. In the meantime, here is a list of issues, their publication date, and the character/cast member featured on the cover:

  • Issue No. 1 ~ February-March 2002 ~ Frodo Baggins/Elijah Wood
  • Issue No. 2 ~ April-May 2002 ~ Gandalf the Grey/Ian McKellen
  • Issue No. 3 ~ June-July 2002 ~ Boromir/Sean Bean
  • Issue No. 4 ~ August-September 2002 ~ Gimli/John Rhys-Davies
  • Issue No. 5 ~ October-November 2002 ~ Arwen/Liv Tyler
  • Issue No. 6 ~ December 2002-January 2003 ~ Saruman/Christopher Lee
  • Issue No. 7 ~ February-March 2003 ~ Éowyn/Miranda Otto
  • Issue No. 8 ~ April-May 2003 ~ Pippin/Peregrin Took/Billy Boyd
  • Issue No. 9 ~ June-July 2003 ~ Merry/Meriadoc Brandybuck/Dominic Monaghan
  • Issue No. 10 ~ August-September 2003 ~ Gollum/Andy Serkis
  • Issue No. 11 ~ October-November 2003 ~ Éomir/Karl Urban
  • Issue No. 12 ~ December 2003-January 2004 ~ Aragorn/Viggo Mortensen
  • Issue No. 13 ~ February-March 2004 ~ Director-Writer-Producer/Peter Jackson
  • Issue No. 14 ~ April-May 2004 ~ Denethor/John Noble
  • Issue No. 15 ~ August-September 2004 ~ Sam/Samwise Gamgee/Sean Astin
  • Issue No. 16 ~ June-July 2004 ~ Gamling/Bruce Hopkins
  • Issue No. 17 ~ October-November 2004 ~ Faramir/David Wenham
  • Issue No. 18 ~ December 2004-January 2005 ~ Legolas/Orlando Bloom

Forthcoming: Complete index of articles, LOTR product advertisements, and Fan Club features.

1 ~ February-March 2002 ~ Frodo Baggins/Elijah Wood

Fan Club Magazine Issue #01

2 ~ April-May 2002 ~ Gandalf the Grey/Ian McKellen

Fan Club Magazine Issue #02

3 ~ June-July 2002 ~ Boromir/Sean Bean

Fan Club Magazine Issue #03

4 ~ August-September 2002 ~ Gimli/John Rhys-Davies

Fan Club Magazine Issue #04

5 ~ October-November 2002 ~ Arwen/Liv Tyler

Fan Club Magazine Issue #05

6 ~ December 2002-January 2003 ~ Saruman/Christopher Lee

Fan Club Magazine Issue #06

7 ~ February-March 2003 ~ Éowyn/Miranda Otto

Fan Club Magazine Issue #07

8 ~ April-May 2003 ~ Pippin/Peregrin Took/Billy Boyd

Fan Club Magazine Issue #08

9 ~ June-July 2003 ~ Meriadoc Brandybuck/Dominic Monaghan

Fan Club Magazine Issue #09

10 ~ August-September 2003 ~ Gollum/Andy Serkis

Fan Club Magazine Issue #10

11 ~ October-November 2003 ~ Éomir/Karl Urban

Fan Club Magazine Issue #11

12 ~ December 2003-January 2004 ~ Aragorn/Viggo Mortensen

Fan Club Magazine Issue #12

13 ~ February-March 2004

Director-Writer-Producer/Peter Jackson

Fan Club Magazine Issue #13

14 ~ April-May 2004 ~ Denethor/John Noble

Fan Club Magazine Issue #14

15 ~ August-September 2004 ~ Samwise Gamgee/Sean Astin

Fan Club Magazine Issue #15

16 ~ June-July 2004 ~ Gamling/Bruce Hopkins

Fan Club Magazine Issue #16

17 ~ October-November 2004 ~ Faramir/David Wenham

Fan Club Magazine Issue #17

18 ~ December 2004-January 2005 ~ Legolas/Orlando Bloom

Fan Club Magazine Issue #18


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