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Hall of Fire chats The Hobbit tomorrow!

June 24, 2011 at 8:42 pm by Demosthenes  - 

We continue our chapter-by-chapter discussion of The Hobbit tomorrow rejoining the Company as they soar over the Misty Mountains on eagles’ wings.

After their lucky escape from the goblins, their only possessions are the clothes on their backs, so Gandalf leads them to the house of an odd friend. So odd that Gandalf takes a very peculiar approach to securing his help!

What manner of being is Beorn? Why is he so gruff? And what does the way he treats his visitors — and his unusual servants — say about him? What of the plan they hatch to cross Mirkwood forest? Inspired? Or desperate? And where is Gandalf off to?

Join us tomorrow (Saturday June 25 at 6pm EDT) in #thehalloffire on when we’ll discuss these questions and many others as we look at Chapter 7 of ‘The Hobbit’ – Queer Lodgings.

Time zone conversions

Not sure what time the chat will be where you are? Check this little conversion table out for some help.


6.00pm EDT (New York)
5.00pm CDT (Chicago)
4.00pm MDT (Denver)
3.00pm PDT (Los Angeles)


11.00pm GMT (London)
Midnight CDT (Europe)


8.00am (Sunday) Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne
11.00am (Sunday) Wellington

Our chats usually last 45 mins to an hour, and are very newbie friendly. Simply drop in and join the conversation!

Where — connection details

Chat happens on #thehalloffire on — the TORn IRC server. You can connect instantly via our chat client that works inside your web browser. Alternatively, you can install a dedicated chat program such as mIRC on your computer and just plug in the following connection details.

Port: 6667
Channel: #thehalloffire

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