For the 75th Anniversary of the Hobbit, we're having a party! September 22nd @ 3pm, we'll have a kid's costume contest with drinks for all the Halflings who participate. Also at 3pm: Hobbit expert, Corey Olsen (author of "Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien's 'the Hobbit'"), will be here *via Skype* to talk about the Hobbit, and do a Q&A with audience members! A Twitter & Facebook photo costume contest also starts RIGHT NOW for any and all (not just kids), and ends on Sept. 22nd. (Some employees are even getting into the spirit, and will be romping about the store as Hobbiton Ambassadors).
As for prizes, we'll have a copy or two of the Hobbit, journals, maybe some gift cards, and possibly even some Hobbity swag from the publishers.Rules &
info for photo contest:
1) Pictures must have a copy of the book in them. Whether you are reading the Hobbit, have it resting next to your Elevenses tea, or tuck it under your arm running from angry dragons - to qualify for the contest a copy of the Hobbit must be visible!
2) Twitter contest entries must use the hashtag #avlhobbits, or we might miss your pictures. (Ex: “@Malaprops Dog-Smaug & Bilbo for #avlhobbits contest! [picture link]”)
3) Facebook users can send us a message with their entires.
4) Categories: Best Hobbit, Best Miscellaneous Character, Best Villain