I said a while ago that I’d make a post about this, but I kept on stalling it, until now.
Because I am going to HobbitCon again this year! Last year was just so awesome, I had a lot of fun and I met a lot of new and awesome people. When we found out there was going to be a second HobbitCon, Tanja and I were thrilled, and we bought our tickets as soon as we could.
This year, HobbitCon will still be during the Easter weekend, but this time it will be on the 19th, 20th and 21st of April. Like last year, Tanja and I will arrive the day before, so we don’t have to hurry on the first day of the con.
I am also going to cosplay, just like last year, only this year I will do three different cosplays. First of all, I will bring my Arwen dress with me again, I have bought her Evenstar necklace, and I am trying to let my hair grow a bit longer so I won’t have to buy another wig.
I am also going as a Hobbit girl; last year we saw so many hobbit girls and they even had a tiny role during the opening and closing ceremony. I then decided that, if there was going to be another HobbitCon, I would dress up as a hobbit girl as well. A friend is going to make the skirt, and I’ve ordered an amazing looking bodice from Etsy.
And I will be doing a party/modern day version of Legolas. I have ordered a blonde wig, and Tanja helped me with the braids; I have also ordered a Lorien leaf and a necklace with an arrow. As soon as everything’s complete (all three cosplays) I will take some pictures to show you guys.
And the guests this year are awesome. Like last year, there are going to be a lot of dwarves. Most dwarves that were there last year will come back this year; and we have some other awesome guests. Manu Bennett who plays Azog the Defiler, Sir Richard Taylor who’s the co-founder of Weta Workshop who makes all the awesome stuff for the LOTR and Hobbit movies, Mark Atkin who is the stunt double of Richard Armitage (Thorin). And best of all, Royd Tolkien, the great-great grandson of J.R.R. Tolkien who wrote the books!
The dwarves that are confirmed are: Adam Brown (Ori), Peter Hambleton (Gloin), Jed Brophy (Nori), Stephen Hunter (Bombur), Graham McTavish (Dwalin), Ken Stott (Balin), James Nesbitt (Bofur), Dean O’Gorman (Fili), John Callen (Oin) and Mark Hadlow (Dori). That’s ten out of thirteen!
I really hope no one is going to cancel this year, in fact I actually hope that they will announce some more people, but that doesn’t seem very likely actually.
Anyway, I will definitely have a lot of fun this year, and I just can’t wait! If you’re curious about this convention, just click this link and read all about HobbitCon!