The first part of the Space Pirate Queen’s and my epic Tolkien themed Oscar evening can be read here. This part, the second part, is about the live performances and guest appearances that followed the oh so delicious buffet and open bar at the American Legion Hall on Oscar Sunday. Yet again, this fantastic event was hosted by TheOneRing.net.
Ahh yes, Billy Boyd and Dominic Monaghan. The Space Pirate Queen and I are quite the Merry and Pippin fans, so seeing these two on stage interacting with each other was an absolute treat. As always, they were both delightful and thoroughly entertaining. I felt like it was 2003 again. Sigh.
In this episode, we go old school with Gizzy B and the Space Pirate Queen are left to their own devices. So they spend an hour of the podcast gushing about how amazing The One Expected Party was during Oscar night. Stalking Dominic Monaghan never gets old, apparently. Fanfic Theater: The Immortals.
Not very often does an event combine all of my favorite things, but this past Sunday I got to attend an event that not only included the world of Tolkien, but also included dressing up, a buffet, and an open bar. I am referring, of course, to The One Expected Party hosted by TheOneRing.net.
The Space Pirate Queen and I were lucky enough to attend this Oscar party and divulge in everything nerdy and decadent. The event was held at the American Legion Hall in Los Angeles and was themed, naturally, after The Hobbit.
Sir Ian McKellan graciously answered questions live on Twitter under the hashtag #AskGandalf — this is why Twitter is a wonderful thing!
RT @shhhhgrogs: Sir Ian, is there anything special that you kept, like Gandalf’s staff or hat, either from the Hobbit or LOTR? #AskGandalf
I was given Gandalf’s hat by Peter Jackson. And his staff. And I already had Glamdring, which I keep with a couple of umbrellas and the sticks that Leigh Teabing used in the Da Vinci Code. And if you wonder why you don’t see the big keys to Bag End in #TheHobbit, it’s b/c they’re hanging up on my terrace overlooking the Thames in London.
RT @Allan_isumi: Have you ever said some quote of Gandalf in your routine day, Sr Ian? #AskGandalf
Visiting schools, I have warned students that if they don’t revise hard for their exams: “You shall not pass!”
RT @GilbertLowe: @TheHobbitMovie @ianmckellen I don’t have a dad. I always wanted my dad 2 b a wizard. Will u b my dad? R u my dad? #iloveu
I used to have hair like yours, so who knows… You should ask your mum.
RT @TrollingGnome: @TheHobbitMovie #AskGandalf DO YOU LIKE BACON GANDALF?
Yes, indeedy-deedy. Crisp and salty.
Oh, Sir Ian! Why are you so incredibly adorable and charming?
For the rest of the Twitter discussion transcript, go to The Hobbit Facebook fan page.
A four minute exclusive video from Air New Zealand on making of Middle Earth. To Lord of the Rings movie fans, New Zealand is the ultimate mecca. Not only does it look like a beautiful country but you can now visit the real Shire movie set that they had decided to not tear down after production.
My definite goal is to visit New Zealand within the next couple of years and get the full on Hobbit, Elves, Dwarves, etc. experience. Doesn’t the green scenery in this video just make your inner nature lover drool profusely? So magical and peaceful!
I have recently stopped drinking coffee (again) and replaced the habit with drinking tea instead (again… let’s see how long I last before I fall off the wagon). I love the idea of Adagio allowing people to blend their own tea but have them themed to my specific interests too!
More stinky tofu talk than sexy talk but the Lady Geeks discuss 626 Market Night, the Hobbit movie trilogy and how much Batman spends on his toys. We also talk about our most favorite and least favorite pairings in the science fiction and fantasy genre.