Comic-ConThursday at Comic-Con, immediately following its about an unofficial and speculative (but informed) look at the forthcoming pair of films based on “The Hobbit,”, with a big assist from Weta, will launch a physical scavenger hunt for dragon’s gold at the San Diego Comic-Con. Prizes will be provided by Weta and include the book “The Art of the Fellowship of the Ring,” signed by Richard Taylor, Alan Lee, John Howe, Gino Acevedo and Daniel Falconer and 50 Weta Dollars. Read on for all the details!

Weta chief Richard Taylor, TORn’s guest at the panel, will officially send listeners and anybody else who wants to participate, scurrying for the loot with a clue regarding its location.

WETA logoThe item to find is a large “gold” coin, handmade by Weta Workshop and then hidden in the Convention Center. The winner will receive acclaim and glory at both and where we will post the winners.

Those wishing to claim the prize will be required to be visibly wearing a temporary Weta tattoo (whilst stocks last), provided at the Weta booth and to those at the panel by TORn staffers.

The complete prize package is as follows:

Weta t-shirt

TORn t-shirt

Weta mug

50 Weta Dollars (equal to US$50), redeemable at the Weta website

Original “gold” coin representing the dragon’s treasure

“Art of the Fellowship Of The Ring” book signed by Richard Taylor, Alan Lee, John Howe, Gino Acevedo, Daniel Falconer

Photograph posted at and panel is scheduled for Thursday, 10:30 a.m. in room 7AB. Richard Taylor is not officially listed as part of the panel but is expected to be on hand to share some insights into what Weta Workshop has been up to.