BeastyBunny writes: Do you live in the San Francisco Bay Area? Are you an LOTR fan? Do you like good food, the outdoors and talking Tolkien? Then this is the event for you!

The SF Bay Area Potluck Picnic and Apple Cook-off is this Saturday, July 26, 2003 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm!

We have reserved a wonderful meadow at Stern Grove in the Sunset District and are inviting all LOTR fans to bring your favorite dish and join us for an afternoon. We will be holding an Apple Cook-off where folks can show off their culinary skill and try for loads of wonderful prizes donated by Arms of Valor, Houghton Mifflin and Sideshow Weta as well as numerous fans.

To find out more, get directions and to sign-up, please visit:

If you plan to attend and/or enter the Cook-off, please visit the site and use the on-line sign-up form. This will help the organizers ensure a smooth and well organized event.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact BeastyBunny at