After our abortive trivia challenge of a fortnight ago (our trivia-master Elrond took a fall on the dangerous journey from #rivendell to #thehalloffire), we’re going to see if we can make it work this time!

So, do you know the difference between a Balcoth and a Brandybuck? All the seven names for the Noldorin stronghold of Gondolin? How many great rings of power there were in total?

If you’re up for the challenge, our trivia master Elrond will be taking control of this weekend’s Hall of Fire session. Elrond knows more than 750 questions — some easy, some not so easy! So join us tomorrow (Saturday October 1) from 6pm EDT in #thehalloffire on our IRC server ( where we’ll be indulging in a fun battle of wits where that will test your Tolkien geekery to the limit!

Upcoming chats in Hall of Fire

October 8 — The Hobbit Chapter 13
October 15 — Hobbit movie rumour round-up

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 embedded Mibbit 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