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Ever wonder what it was like to be in New Zealand during Hobbit Premiere Week?

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spymaster@theonering.net

Dec 23 2012, 3:36am

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Ever wonder what it was like to be in New Zealand during Hobbit Premiere Week? Can't Post

Many fans traveled to New Zealand from around the world in the days and weeks leading up to the Premiere, just to be there on that fateful day. One such person is Dr. Lynnette Porter, author of a new book "The Hobbit: The many lives of Bilbo, Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin" (review forthcoming) and previously a speaker at one of TORn's Lord of the Rings related conventions. She has just posted an in-depth article on why so many Tolkien fans flock to New Zealand and just what made Premiere week so special. You can check out her article at Popmatters to read about 'What happens when Humans go a-Hobbiting'.

And for those wondering, it is likely that TheOneRing.net will mount another tour of New Zealand, but whether that is in conjunction with a Premiere or not is still to be determined. Wellington would first need to secure one of the two remaining film's World Premiere to justify the level of activities they hosted this time around. But then, the locations are always there, and if not a tour, a Cruise to Middle-earth is a very relaxing way to see such a delightful and beautiful country. Keep an eye out, we will post something if the omens look favorable.


grammaboodawg
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Dec 23 2012, 1:19pm

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Wellington was bursting at the seams! [In reply to] Can't Post

Oh.... it would have been so great to be there! It would be wonderful if NZ could get the final premier for the final part of the final story. HERE'S HOPING!! :D


gramma's The Hobbit: Unexpected Journey Line Party Report & Review


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I'm SO HAPPY these new films take me back to that magical world!!



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geordie
Tol Eressea

Dec 23 2012, 1:33pm

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Maintaining my rep. as a cumudgeonly old so-and-so: [In reply to] Can't Post

- Ms. Porter might want to check the caption to one of her pictures.

"Hobits at Hobbington (photo by Lynnette Porter)" *

Apart from that, it seems a well-written piece - if you like that sort of thing.

*what? At least it shows I've read it with some degree of attention.

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Ataahua
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Dec 23 2012, 6:11pm

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Pernickitiness means that you care. [In reply to] Can't Post

At least, that's what I tell my colleagues when I hand back copy that I have proof-read. Tongue

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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grammaboodawg
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Dec 24 2012, 3:22am

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Very professional :) [In reply to] Can't Post

I just try not to giggle when I hand back someone's effort.... and they promise not to giggle at mine ;)


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I'm SO HAPPY these new films take me back to that magical world!!



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Bombadil
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Dec 27 2012, 7:21pm

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Persnickety..seems a very Hobbity trait.. to have./// [In reply to] Can't Post

 

 
 

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