Early this week, Entertainment Weekly released a bunch of new still photos from the Hobbit. Their magazine feature hit the stands mid-week and is full of a big bunch of movie news. Filming has just wrapped. Comic-con is approaching rapidly.

That’s why, this Saturday July 7, Hall of Fire is taking an unscheduled break from our Fellowship of the Ring read-through to trawl through the very latest movie rumours and spoilers.

(We’ll be back with the next chapter of FOTR next weekend, promise!)

However, this weekend you can:

Expect a long discussion about the barrels out of bond scene.

Anticipate heaps of talk about what the revelations about the encounter of the dwarves with the spiders could really mean.

And count on a lot of poring over the various character tid-bits from the EW article.

Plus much more!

So join us this Saturday, July 7 at 6.00pm (New York time), when we’ll discuss all this and much more as we look at the latest news and spoiler from The Hobbit movies!

Time zone conversions

Not sure what time the chat will be where you are? Check this little conversion table out for some help. Alternatively, head to our Event Time Announcer on Time and Date.

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

11.00pm GMT (London)
Midnight CET (Paris)
1.00am EET (Helsinki)

8.00am AEST (Sunday) Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne
10.00am NZST (Sunday) Wellington

How long do your topic chats go for?

Our chats usually last around an hour, and are very newbie friendly. Simply drop in and join the conversation! However, our main room, #theonering.net is open 24 hours a day. We don’t always talk Tolkien there, but if you have a burning question, you’ll usually find one or two of “the regulars” up for a chat!

Where — connection details

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Alternatively, you can install a dedicated chat program such as mIRC on your computer and just plug in the following connection details.

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