“I am writing from Zagreb, Croatia. LOTR premiered here on the 16th and there’s going to be an after-premiere LOTR party at “Tolkien’s pub” this saturday. Yep, believe it or not, here in Zagreb we have the “Tolkien’s house” and “Tolkien’s pub”. Anyway, the party is going to be full of businessmen that don’t know the difference between a dwarf and an elf BUT there is going to be a prize contest and guess what the main prize is: The One Ring! Yeah baby… I managed to get my hands on an invtitation so I’ll be going to the party. If there’s anything interesting I’ll be sure to let you know.

Galahad went on to find out more: “i just found out the rules of the game. Starting tommorow there will be beer drinking contests! The one who drinks his beer fastest becomes the “hobbit of the day” and gets a chance to win the Ring by winning in another competition on Saturday. that’s all i have so far…

“P.S. In front of “Tolkien’s house” there’s an old barrel displayed with a little sign saying: “This is one of the barrels that Bilbo and the dwarves used to escape from the elves in Mirkwood.” Cool, huh? :-)”

Thanks to Galahad for that!