I'm starting to get really excited about the upcoming Tolkien Blog Party of Special Magnificence. Are you? If you aren't yet, maybe these will pique your interest. What are they? Why, links to all the Etsy stores that are donating prizes this year! I'm not going to tell you precisely what they're donating, as I'd like to keep that a surprise until the giveaways start. But once again, there will be one giveaway open to people with US addresses only, and one open to people who live anywhere on the planet, including the US. Some of these shops also donated prizes last year, and some are brand-new to this party. So check out these awesome shops, maybe even try to guess what they're donating :-D Many thanks to each of these splendid shop owners!
Jethro & Henrietta
The Ring and the Lion
Lynellen's Embroidery Creations
Erika Rae Heins
Jennifer Dare Designs
Virgo Sunlight Studios
I'm also donating some official Hobbit-movie bookmarks as prizes for the world-wide giveaway. I bought them at the book store a while ago and have been holding onto them for the party :-)
What else do I have planned for the party? A mix of new and old questions for you to answer and brand-new games! They'll be similar to last year's games (something involving screencaps, something involving trivia, etc), but they'll be new variations.
I've created some new buttons and banners for the party. Here are the new ones, and you can also find these and a bunch of the ones from last year on this page here on my blog.
Please use one on your own blog, linking back here, to spread news about the party! It'll all start on Bilbo and Frodo's birthday, Sept. 22. Only three weeks from today! Huzzah!