Are you a convention fan? Been to a Lord of the Rings convention or taken part in a lining-up party?

If you are, join us this weekend and share your LoTR fan experience. Maybe you got to meet and talk to some of the cast or crew. Maybe you’re an autograph hunter. Perhaps you prefer have a more scholarly bent.

Or maybe, for you it’s all about the fun of catching up with fellow fans and enjoying the atmostphere.

What do you like best about conventions? Which ones are your favourites?

We’ll discuss all this and much more in #thehalloffire tomorrow!

Time and date:
Saturday April 23

5.30pm EST
4.30pm CST
3.30pm MST
2.30pm PST

10.30pm UK
11.30am (Sunday) Central Europe

8.30am (Sunday) Brisbane
9.30am (Sunday) Sydney
11.30am (Sunday) Wellington

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


Chat happens on #thehalloffire on – the TORn IRC server. You can connect via our java chat client that works inside your web browser (find it here: ) or install a dedicated chat program such as mIRC.

To find out more about using mIRC to connect to TORn IRC server, check out these instructions:

Upcoming topics:

“Tell us your LoTR fan experience!’

– Saturday April 23
– Sunday May 1

“Silmarillion Chapter 9 – Of the Flight of the Noldor”
– Saturday May 7
– Sunday May 15

“Is LoTR unfilmable? Was Tolkien right?”
– Saturday May 21
– Sunday May 29

Got a topic? Let us know your idea!

If you have a burning desire to discuss something in Hall of Fire, drop us a line with your topic at If we like it, we’ll probably give it a run in the coming weeks – you might even get to guest moderate the session!

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