“Victory after all, I suppose! Well, it seems a very gloomy business.” The Hobbit chapter 18: The Return Journey.

This weekend, TORn’s Hall of Fire returns from the Christmas/New Year break with the penultimate chapter of our Hobbit read-through.

The Battle of the Five Armies is over. All that remains to be tallied is the cost. We’ll explore the fate of the company: do each get what they deserve? Does Thorin truly repent his harsh words at Erebor’s gates? And is Bilbo truly changed by his deeds and adventures? Is he a hero? A survivor? Or something else?

Join us tomorrow, Saturday January 7 at 5pm EST (New York time) when we’ll examine all these questions and more as we discuss The Hobbit chapter 18: The Return Journey!

Time zone conversions

Not sure what time the chat will be where you are? Check this little conversion table out for some help. NB: Times have changed because of the daylight savings changeover!

5.00pm EST (New York)
4.00pm CST (Chicago)
3.00pm MST (Denver)
2.00pm PST (Los Angeles)

10.00pm GMT (London)
11.00pm CET (Europe)

8.00am AEST (Sunday) Brisbane,
9.00am AEDT (Sunday) Sydney, Melbourne
Midday NZDT (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 irc.theonering.net — 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.

Server: irc.theonering.net
Port: 6667
Channel: #thehalloffire