Bilbo. Bilbo Baggins. Only 3 feet tall.
Bilbo. Bilbo Baggins. Bravest little hobbit of them all.

Having traumatised you all with Leonard Nimoy’s atrocious verse, this weekend Hall of Fire will be looking at the many different facets of Bilbo Baggins. From the respectable and all-too-comfortable Hobbit we meet at the beginning of that self-same book, to the clever, brave individual who faces down both Smaug and Thorin Oakenshield at the end of the Quest for Erebor, what is Bilbo’s essential character?

Reluctant burglar, ring finder, spider tamer, dragon taunter, barrel rider, author, translator and historian, what makes him tick?

What makes him different from, say, Frodo or Sam? Is his essential character, in fact, closer to the carefree attitude of Pippin and Merry?

Join us tomorrow (Saturday July 2 at 6pm EDT) in #thehalloffire on when we’ll discuss these questions and many others as we look at “the bravest little Hobbit of them all”.

Time zone conversions

Not sure what time the chat will be where you are? Check this little conversion table out for some help.

6.00pm EDT (New York)
5.00pm CDT (Chicago)
4.00pm MDT (Denver)
3.00pm PDT (Los Angeles)

11.00pm GMT (London)
Midnight CDT (Europe)

8.00am (Sunday) Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne
11.00am (Sunday) Wellington

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

Where — connection details

Chat happens on #thehalloffire on — the TORn IRC server. You can connect instantly via our chat client that works inside your web browser. Alternatively, you can install a dedicated chat program such as mIRC on your computer and just plug in the following connection details.

Port: 6667
Channel: #thehalloffire