If you are a J.R.R Tolkien fan you probably already know that September 2012 marks the 75th anniversary of the release of the most beloved novel, The Hobbit.
In honor of this momentous anniversary, our good friend Topher Bradfield and Austin’s own Book People are hosting an in-store pub-style Tolkien Trivia contest sponsored by Austin’s Pizza and Saint Arnold Brewing Company.
The event is Friday, September 21st at 7:00pm and registration is $50 per team. Teams should consist of four people and they are hoping to have up to twelve teams. There will be prizes for the teams coming in 1st, 2nd and 3rd (see above sponsors!) Oh yeah, and the proceeds go to benefit Austin’s Save Our Springs Alliance.
There will be alcohol so it is a 21 and up event.
Spectators are welcome (no registration necessary for that).
And of course, everyone is encouraged to show up in costume. So if you have been dying to wear your Ranger costume again before Halloween, but didn’t have a good reason, or your head is splitting with Tolkien knowledge just dying to get out there…. or you just like beer, whatever, come join Topher and co. at Book People this Friday for some Tolkien Nerd fun, and support a great cause while you are at it!
And just because, here is the official trailer for The Hobbit!