What’s that you say?! Hobbits? In Texas? Hang on to your cowboy hats gals. There’s gonna be a fest in Austin, featuring The Lord of the Rings trilogy, based on the book by J.R.R. Tolkien. You know the ones? Peter Jackson. Gandalf and Frodo and Viggo. And the creepy little guy who eats disgusting things? Yep. Those.
Big Boss can’t stay awake during them. Can you believe that? I mean THIS is Tolkien for Pete’s Sake. What is wrong with this guy? I guess it could be the feeding cattle in the middle of the night thing. But still…I find all of this very exciting! Must be just me…
Looks like central Texas is boning up on their Tolkien geekness early, according to my top source who researches these things. (Thanks, Dianne!) These people will be prepared for the premiere of The Hobbit in December. Yes they will. That is if they don’t pass out from all of the booze and food offered up at this gathering!!
This event will be taking place in downtown Austin at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema on July 29th. It looks to be quite a night….12 hours of Tolkien served up with Hobbit-style menus and drinks. And their menu will include a First Breakfast, Second Breakfast, Elevensies, Luncheon, Afternoon Tea, Dinner and Supper!!! Just like in the books. And the movie. I think. I’m assuming The Hobbit will have true-to-the-book foods, like…hmm, appears I need to refresh my Hobbit Knowledge?!
After the madness at the San Diego Comic Con last week, it seems that may be the beginning of a crazy year concerning All Thing Tolkien.
Which reminds me…anyone see Batman yet? I think I want to see it. Christian Bale is a favorite here and I’m really curious to see how this film is going to be handled.
PS Instead of finishing this last night, I kept a friend awake who was driving home from Comic Con. When she called, I was nearly in the shower…but it was worth postponing my shower for her tales!! Has she ever got the tales to tell! Links later. 🙂
Note: Just called theater and Batman won’t start until Thursady at midnight. Grrr. Yahoo Movies said today. Pays to double check!!!!