The Hall of Fire hosts another round of live Tolkien chat this Saturday and Sunday, September 23 and 24. Our topic:

The Hobbit

This past week marks not only the birthday of Bilbo Baggins, Expert Treasure Hunter from the Shire, but also the anniversary of the publication of The Hobbit in 1937. To honor these occasions we will talk at length about this wonderful story and its effect on the world.

What are your favorite moments from The Hobbit? How about your favorite songs, riddles, or quotes? Characters? How about meeting Gandalf and Gollum for the first time!?

What started out as a yarn for The Professor’s own children became the legendary adventure that millions of readers around the world have enjoyed. Come along this weekend at either of our two featured times, to share in some of the treasure that is The Hobbit!

Saturday Chat: 5:30 p.m. EDT [10:30 GMT]
Sunday Chat: 6:00 p.m. GMT [1:00 EDT]
Place: #thehalloffire on server; come to chatroom Barliman’s and then type /join #thehalloffire.