Peter Jackson’s worldwide Hobbit fan event this morning linked the Embassy in Wellington with cinemas, packed with fans, in London, New York, and Los Angeles.
And here’s how Sir Peter described it on Facebook, when he first announced it, at the end of October:
by Peter Jackson via Facebook
Less than two months ’til we open “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” on December 13, and we’re in the midst of an intense post-production.
However, we have got a pretty cool fan event planned for Monday, November 4, and I would like to invite you to join me and many members of the cast in a special live presentation. We’ll be appearing before live audiences in cities around the world, including London, New York, Los Angeles and, of course, here in Wellington – which, for Kiwi fans, is going to be Tuesday, November 5.
This is how it’s going to work: the four host cinemas will all have members of the “Desolation of Smaug” cast on stage, and we’ll all be satellite-linked to allow everyone to participate in a simultaneous Q&A … as well as present a few special surprises. Additional cinemas will be set up in select locations worldwide where fans can gather and watch the events unfold live.
If you can’t be there in person the event will also be streamed live on the internet.
But for those that do show up in the cinemas… let’s just say that I’m going to have a special “thank you” from me for making that extra effort.
HobbitMovie Official Facebook page
We’re working around the clock at the moment, so I’m not going to get a lot of sleep between then and now, but I am looking forward to this. Hope to see you there!