Jackson and Guillermo Hosting Fan Chat for The Hobbit!
by Alex Billington
May 15, 2008
Do you want to make sure Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro do a good job with The Hobbit? Now that all the contracts are signed and production on the two Hobbit films can finally begin, Jackson and del Toro have decided to open up the discussion with fans in a live chat. Next Saturday, May 24th, Weta will be hosting a live chat online with the two filmmakers where they will reveal the answers to 20 fan submitted question and take live questions for an hour. This is a brilliant idea and we'll definitely be covering this thoroughly. If you want to learn about how you can participate or submit a question, read on!
As Jackson mentions below in his invite, this is something he did previously right before he began work on Lord of the Rings. FS.net wasn't even a consideration in anyone's mind at the time, which is why I'm excited to follow this event this time. There is one big reason why Lord of the Rings was as phenomenal as it was - Peter Jackson listened to the fans. Now they're repeating that same idea from way back then and taking the opportunity to listen to the fans and see what sort of questions they have. I'm a huge Lord of the Rings fan myself and am incredibly excited to follow this chat and read all of the answers.
To participate: You can read Peter Jackson's invite (seen below) right here. To register and submit questions, visit this page: www.wetanz.com/party/register/. You must register in order to participate in the chat and/or to also submit early questions. Also listed on this page are the times in which the chat will take place: 4PM EST / 1PM PST. All additional information can be found on that site.
Hopefully we'll see all of you at the Unexpected Party in the chatroom next Saturday! And if you want to mention FirstShowing.net, you're more than welcome to do so! Does anyone have an good questions to ask Peter Jackson or Guillermo del Toro about The Hobbit?
I can't wait for this live chat session. Its going to be awesome. First
Mike Balrog on May 15, 2008
Well you might never get laid, but at least you're first on an online blog discussing Lord of the Rings!
Cdub on May 15, 2008
Very cool idea. More films should have this. Its fun and interactive.
Ryan on May 15, 2008
AND accessible to EVERYONE. Unlike certain marketing (Dark Knight).
Ryan on May 15, 2008
hey hey ryan dont knock tdk!
karl on May 15, 2008
Ryan I don't think that's fair. I live in the Dominican Republic (Caribbean) and I feel like I've bein a part of the Dark knight's marketing campaign. I've so far gotten 2 calls from Harvey Dent and they sent me by mail (free of charge) directly to my door a Gotham City Election I.D. and a kickass Harvey Dent pin, which I wasnt expecting. Now about the Hobbit, I wasn't very into LOTR when they announced it, so I didnt ever hear about this interactive chat with the crew. But I'm totally on it this time =)
bltzie on May 16, 2008
It's a childrens book, how exciting can it get? PG3?
Munson on May 17, 2008
Its a FANTASY novel, not a children's book like Clifford the Big Red Dog! Come on Munson, get your genre's right or not at all...
Conrad on May 18, 2008
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