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Welcome to our 7th Annual Homecoming Fiesta!

Eventides
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Nov 9 2012, 5:07pm


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Welcome to our 7th Annual Homecoming Fiesta! Can't Post

Each year we hold a special Fiesta to welcome back TORn alumni, celebrate all the folks who are regulars here, and maybe even even lure out a lurker or two!

Feel free to tell some stories about your experience on TORn, express your excitement for the upcoming Hobbit trilogy, or even just talk about your past week and/or upcoming weekend; and, as always, please also feel free to choose your food/drink/music/etc.! :)


Altaira's Homecoming Fiesta Retrospective:

Homecoming Fiesta threads started in the last year of the first age of the message boards (a few months before the new boards came to be in February 2007). Board members took a vote and decided early- to mid-November [Friday nearest to Veteran's Day] would be a good time to have it because there aren’t any major holidays or Tolkien milestones around this time of year.

Sadly, we don’t get as many oldies as we used to because some of the oldies who used to alert other oldies have also sailed to the west. However, they all continue to be welcome here whether it be at Homecoming Fiesta time or any other time throughout the year.

2006 (1st Homecoming Fiesta): thread gets so big it crashes the boards. A 2nd thread is necessary to free things up. In Home Page news, there were rumors MGM was in talks with Peter Jackson to make two Hobbit movies. The Two Towers complete recordings were released.

2007 (2nd annual Homecoming): First Homecoming Fiesta on the new boards. The Home Page had also been updated after a major crash lasting several days. In Home Page news, the feud between New Line and PJ was delaying Hobbit talks. ROTK Complete recordings were released.

2008 (3rd annual Homecoming): By this Homecoming, we ‘knew’ PJ would produce The Hobbit and Guillermo Del Toro would direct, the Hobbit Movie board was new and the boards were approaching 3,000 new members.

2009 (4th annual Homecoming): FOTR at Radio City; Bilbo casting rumors abounded on the internet; Ian McKellen announced he has read the script for The Hobbit, and we were all looking forward to filming starting in the spring of 2010.

2010 (5th annual Homecoming): Del Toro is out and Jackson is *back* in. A number of major roles have been cast. The boards, especially the Hobbit board, are hopping, getting up to over 800 posts per day overall at times. The boards surpass 5500 registered users.

2011 (6th annual Homecoming): Filming is in full swing both in the studios and on locations all over NZ. The boards went crazy when images of the Dwarves and Bilbo were revealed. Jackson has just released his 4th video blog as he shares the progress of characters, sets and technology. At a random check, the boards had over 900 viewers in a 15-minute period and had exceeded 7,080 registered users!

2012 (7th annual Homecoming): The addition of a 3rd Hobbit movie, publishing the TORn Hobbit magazine, our shiny new Home Page, Hobbit trailers, MrCere on location during filming, we're only a few weeks away from the opening of the first movie, etc. Wow, what a fun 2012 we've had!


See everyone and many more at Homecoming 2013! :)

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(This post was edited by Eventides on Nov 9 2012, 5:14pm)

Subject User Time
Welcome to our 7th Annual Homecoming Fiesta! Eventides Send a private message to Eventides Nov 9 2012, 5:07pm
    Hello hello! Any root beers here? Laerasėa Send a private message to Laerasėa Nov 9 2012, 5:14pm
        Of course! :) Eventides Send a private message to Eventides Nov 9 2012, 5:17pm
        Hello! Alcarcalime Send a private message to Alcarcalime Nov 9 2012, 5:19pm
        How utterly cool and geeky is that dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Nov 9 2012, 5:23pm
            I still can't believe my luck Laerasėa Send a private message to Laerasėa Nov 9 2012, 7:07pm
        Wait - grad school what?! Aren't you still in high school? Whoosh goes the time...// NottaSackville Send a private message to NottaSackville Nov 9 2012, 8:06pm
        hey... Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Nov 10 2012, 5:32pm
        I'm so glad you got into the class! Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Nov 10 2012, 7:26pm
    Serendipity! Alcarcalime Send a private message to Alcarcalime Nov 9 2012, 5:18pm
        Glad you arrived! :) Eventides Send a private message to Eventides Nov 9 2012, 5:23pm
        I want your weather! Laerasėa Send a private message to Laerasėa Nov 9 2012, 7:11pm
            I'm willing to share, but no Texas weather, please! // Alcarcalime Send a private message to Alcarcalime Nov 10 2012, 10:24am
        He did? dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Nov 10 2012, 12:33am
            More or less, Alcarcalime Send a private message to Alcarcalime Nov 10 2012, 10:27am
                Congrats to OhioHobbit Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Nov 10 2012, 5:36pm
                    Tell you son . . . Alcarcalime Send a private message to Alcarcalime Nov 11 2012, 12:28pm
    Second Ager coming home! Menelwyn Send a private message to Menelwyn Nov 9 2012, 5:24pm
        Hi Menelwyn! Eventides Send a private message to Eventides Nov 9 2012, 5:27pm
        waves at Menelwyn as she heads off with her hot chocolate Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Nov 10 2012, 5:38pm
    Just coffee, please. dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Nov 9 2012, 5:27pm
        :) Eventides Send a private message to Eventides Nov 9 2012, 5:41pm
        I love that excitement Laerasėa Send a private message to Laerasėa Nov 9 2012, 7:09pm
        Hear, Hear Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Nov 10 2012, 5:41pm
    I haven't been around since the beginning DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Nov 9 2012, 5:37pm
        Hey DanielLB! Eventides Send a private message to Eventides Nov 9 2012, 5:45pm
            Oh, it's just fantastic. Isn't it? DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Nov 9 2012, 5:54pm
                Indeed! :) Eventides Send a private message to Eventides Nov 9 2012, 6:00pm
        Christmas gifts crept into my mind this weekend Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Nov 10 2012, 5:47pm
            I'm back, and I'm knackered. DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Nov 10 2012, 6:18pm
    Happy Homecoming Everyone!! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Nov 9 2012, 5:38pm
        Hey gramma! :) Eventides Send a private message to Eventides Nov 9 2012, 5:51pm
        like I said in another thread... Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Nov 10 2012, 5:49pm
        "jabber-jaw" sherlock Send a private message to sherlock Nov 14 2012, 4:12pm
    Happy Homecoming one and all! Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Nov 9 2012, 5:50pm
        And to you as well, Lily! :) Eventides Send a private message to Eventides Nov 9 2012, 5:56pm
    home indeed divine hobbit Send a private message to divine hobbit Nov 9 2012, 5:56pm
        Welcome back, divine hobbit! Eventides Send a private message to Eventides Nov 9 2012, 6:05pm
        Welcome back! // NottaSackville Send a private message to NottaSackville Nov 9 2012, 8:12pm
    Well - I haven't here for long ShyElf Send a private message to ShyElf Nov 9 2012, 6:08pm
        Hey ShyElf! Eventides Send a private message to Eventides Nov 9 2012, 6:18pm
    Hi everyone! Happy Fiesta! Zmulady Send a private message to Zmulady Nov 9 2012, 6:25pm
        Welcome back, Zmulady! Eventides Send a private message to Eventides Nov 9 2012, 6:33pm
            oops.....I'll take a water with lemon Zmulady Send a private message to Zmulady Nov 9 2012, 6:39pm
                No problem. :) Eventides Send a private message to Eventides Nov 9 2012, 6:54pm
        Good luck! Laerasėa Send a private message to Laerasėa Nov 9 2012, 7:10pm
        There she is! Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Nov 10 2012, 5:54pm
            Sounds wonderful to me! // Zmulady Send a private message to Zmulady Nov 12 2012, 7:08pm
    Hello homecomers!! Jazmine Send a private message to Jazmine Nov 9 2012, 6:40pm
        Hi Jazmine! Eventides Send a private message to Eventides Nov 9 2012, 6:57pm
        Looking forward to discussing the movie with you, too! Laerasėa Send a private message to Laerasėa Nov 9 2012, 7:13pm
            I have already suggested this!! Jazmine Send a private message to Jazmine Nov 9 2012, 7:28pm
        Kids (even the furry ones) SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Nov 9 2012, 7:14pm
            Ah, so true SirD... Jazmine Send a private message to Jazmine Nov 9 2012, 7:30pm
                Skyfall?!? SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Nov 9 2012, 7:43pm
    Ooh Homecoming! SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Nov 9 2012, 7:19pm
        Hi there SirDennisC! Eventides Send a private message to Eventides Nov 9 2012, 7:31pm
            Hiya Evie SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Nov 9 2012, 7:46pm
    Dropping in for a quick line... One Ringer Send a private message to One Ringer Nov 9 2012, 7:33pm
        You must be in the home stretch by now SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Nov 9 2012, 7:48pm
        Hey One Ringer! :) Eventides Send a private message to Eventides Nov 9 2012, 8:07pm
    *Sets out Self-Serve Sign*-- feel free to keep the party going! :) Hope you all have great weekends, everyone! // Eventides Send a private message to Eventides Nov 9 2012, 8:10pm
    Hello everyone! Kimi Send a private message to Kimi Nov 9 2012, 8:39pm
    Hello? *peers round door, sidles in..* Baggins Babe Send a private message to Baggins Babe Nov 9 2012, 10:34pm
    Welcome home, one and all! wendy woo Send a private message to wendy woo Nov 9 2012, 11:50pm
    A certain black and white bird Radhruin Send a private message to Radhruin Nov 10 2012, 5:00am
        and there *he* is! Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Nov 10 2012, 6:02pm
    Argh, missed the day Rosie-with-the-ribbons Send a private message to Rosie-with-the-ribbons Nov 10 2012, 12:11pm
    Didn't exactly miss this. . . Tintallė Send a private message to Tintallė Nov 10 2012, 4:38pm
    Okay, this was a Fiesta I meant to attend Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Nov 10 2012, 5:27pm
        Immortal woo \o/ congrats // Xanaseb Send a private message to Xanaseb Nov 11 2012, 1:19am
    Finally getting a chance to stop by :-) Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Nov 10 2012, 7:55pm
        Your last paragraph sherlock Send a private message to sherlock Nov 14 2012, 4:24pm
    Dagnabbit, late again! Greenwood Hobbit Send a private message to Greenwood Hobbit Nov 10 2012, 9:25pm
        Me too Asclepias Send a private message to Asclepias Nov 10 2012, 11:13pm
    Late Homecoming post (lol sorry...). Happy homecoming people! and though I haven't been here for that long.. Xanaseb Send a private message to Xanaseb Nov 11 2012, 1:21am
    Happy homecoming, everyone! Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Nov 11 2012, 7:30am
        Do you have an itinerary yet? / Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Nov 11 2012, 6:54pm
    Happy homecoming, TORn! Patty Send a private message to Patty Nov 12 2012, 11:43pm
        Hey there! dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Nov 13 2012, 12:48am
            yes... me, too. Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Nov 13 2012, 1:18am
                Doing fine. I see you are one of the Immortals. Patty Send a private message to Patty Nov 13 2012, 2:28am
            It was pretty horrific, but. I live on the other side of town. Patty Send a private message to Patty Nov 13 2012, 2:24am
    Late to the party FingonOfPittsburgh Send a private message to FingonOfPittsburgh Nov 14 2012, 9:14pm

 
 
 

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