Nerds arise! You could be sitting pretty with Peter Jackson himself at the first public HOBBIT III screening. All you have to do is out-nerd your fellow nerds! (I use the word “nerds” lovingly…after all; I am one!)
Apparently Peter Jackson has a thing for ‘quests’.
I can see him now sitting in his private jet pondering: ‘The quest to destroy the ring of power and save Middle Earth? Check….hmmm what else can I do? I know! A quest to reclaim a lonely old mountain from a fire-breathing dragon? Check! What can I do now?…..YES! I have it!’
P.J will be launching a brand new quest starting August 25th, searching for the ultimate LOTR/Hobbit fans from around the world.
With the announcement only made yesterday, details are still scarce. It is clear, however, that the winners will score a trip to the real Middle Earth (New Zealand) and nab a seat at a special screening with the big man himself.
Jackson has delivered a nice little greeting on the web page http://www.thehobbitfancontest.com/. Or you can watch it below.
The word “register” is floating around The Hobbit Facebook page, but I’m yet to see a ‘register’ link on the contest’s website…it may be still under construction. If anyone finds it, help out a fellow nerd and post it in the comment section below.
Goodluck! After all, “There’s plenty for the both of us, may the best Dwarf win!” (Gimli, ROTK)
(Meanwhile, I offer Peter Jackson some words of caution – I’ve seen some of these “ultimate fans” at conventions…it can be scary! And he’s volunteering to sit in a dark, enclosed room with them?! He’s one brave man!)
You can also see the brand new teaser for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies also below.