Hello and welcome to Hobbit moments. Its lovely to have you here!
What could I write about today other than to celebrate the fact that one year today we will be embarking on the biggest connected shared experience us middle-earth afficianados have ever experienced? One year from now The Hobbit : An unexpected journey will have its long expected and anticipated release. Think you can wait?
There we’ll be excitedly filing into (hopefully midnight) showings, clutching our (hopefully) special edition 3D glasses, a buzz of excitement and conversation around us, finding our seats, knowing its just a few minutes to wait….and then the curtain will go up and we’ll return to Middle-earth for the first time in 8 years with tingles running up and down our spines! It’ll be a moment to remember for the rest of our lives.
How much more of a connected moment its going to be than 8 years previously for Return of the King too! 8 years ago there was no social networking. High speed data networks and smartphones that could suck data from them at dizzying rates were a pipe dream. Fans congregated around message boards online, or chatrooms. Oh yes, its very different now!! This time it will be an intensely shared experience, in and of the moment as Tolkien fans connect with each other in real time, thousands of miles apart, experiencing the movie together. It will be like no other moment we’ve ever experienced before – and we only have a year to wait.
It would be a real pleasure to share that year with you here on Hobbit moments. Every day there’ll be something Hobbity here to enjoy, so do please come back soon…and stay for tea! In the meantime to find out more about what Hobbit moments is about please take a look at my about page.
Here’s to a long expected and anticipated journey!