...starts one week from today!
To get in the mood, try visiting one of these links:
The American Tolkien Society
The (U.K.) Tolkien Society
Also, I'm calling this a party, "but it [is] really a variety of entertainments rolled into one." (The Fellowship of the Ring, p. 26 in my copy). There'll be the set of questions for you to answer on your own blog, of course, and the giveaways. I'm also organizing a few games, and we'll be kicking off the Lord of the Rings read-along next week too. But I'm afraid you'll have to provide your own refreshments, as I haven't figured out how to send food over the internet yet.
About those giveaways... most of the prizes have been donated by Etsy shops, and I want to list them here so you can check them out and see if you can figure out what they might be donating. Thanks so much to each of these shops:
The Ring and the Lion
Virgo Sunlight Studio
I should mention that there will be two giveaways, with six prizes each -- one open to worldwide participants, and one open only to people with mailing addresses in the US. This is because some of the prizes are large and/or heavy, and the shop owners donating them requested they be US-only.