The Nov 4th Fan Event for The Hobbit is upon us and at this point all we can do is speculate what treats are in store for us.
As I was going down my Twitter feed it was wonderful to see so many of my RA friends score tickets to see the cast in either NY or London.
Magzy asked me whether I was jealous and I truthfully answered that yes, but not in the obvious way.
It would be much worse if Richard was in London as it’d be extremely difficult but doable to try to make it work.
As RA is in NY, beside logistic issues (like a 10 hour flight), the US isn’t getting a tourist penny from me until they get rid of tourist visas (seeing that we ARE citizens of the EU).
Therefore, there wasn’t any way in hell to bend reality to fit with my fangirl desires.
I have to admit that reading fan encounters always delight me and I hope our fellow admirers show us with insider info.
I’m always proud of the conduct of our fandom members on RA impact, despite probably being on the verge of exploding, they usually manage a calm cool exterior and represent us well.
It’s also easier for me to live vicariously through another fan, I can just imagine myself in this situation, I giggle (and sometime squirm) reading the details and I get a rush that is probably almost as intense as the lucky fan felt on meeting Richard… almost…
The event will take place at 11pm on Monday AT (meaning Agzy time), so could be worse.
I’ll be bundled up in bed with my laptop, refreshing the page every few seconds, trying not to think about having to get up the next day at 6am.
I’ll give watching everything go down in real time a go, although it felt odd during 2012 SD: Comic-Con and I quickly abandoned trying to keep up.
What can we expect?
Difficult to guess.
My bet is that because there are four host cities, we aren’t going to see that much of Richard, especially that he’ll be joined by a
teenage girl Orlando Bloom and much of the attention will be focused on Legolas (the name comes from the Scottish ‘lass’ and Lego because he delivers his lines like he was made of plastic… OK, not really…).
The event poster claims there will be live Q&A and exclusive footage shown, but I’ll be the judge of how exclusive that footage feels😉
The event is dubbed a FAN event, so I hope we’ll be able to satisfy our FAN appetites!
What would you like to see on Monday?
Are there any questions you’d like Richard to be asked?