Post by Fredeghar Wayfarer on Apr 16, 2012 12:48:04 GMT -6
Just went to C2E2 (the Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo) this weekend. I finally made it to a OneRing.net Hobbit panel, like the one I missed at DragonCon. It didn't offer any info I didn't already know. In fact, one of the founders of the website seemed to forget or mispronounce a lot of Tolkien-related things. I felt like I could have moderated this panel.
However, it was worth it since I answered a trivia question (name all thirteen dwarves) and won a t-shirt! It says "Lake Town Archery Club" and has a picture of a dragon flying above a guy with a bow and arrow. The other side has a OneRing.net logo. EDIT: Shoot, it doesn't fit very well. It's a medium and I usually wear a large.
One of the guests at the con was Sean Astin! I got to meet him and take a picture! First LOTR actor I have met in person.
I didn't see many Middle-earth costumes at this con. There was a Gandalf and our forum member Dustagorn was there in his Aragorn costume again. I posted some of the costume highlights on Broken Frontier, the site I freelance edit for. Check 'em out:
Post by Fredeghar Wayfarer on Apr 16, 2012 16:47:01 GMT -6
I was just posting costumes so I didn't include pics of the celebrity guests. I do have a shot of Astin that I can upload here. Also, there is a pic of me in a costume. My friends talked me into doing a Game of Thrones group costume one day of the con. I'll post that as well.
EDIT: Here's Astin. And here's me as a Warrior of House Frey, guardians of the river. You already saw the rest of my group in the costume pics (there's a shot of a female Winterfell knight, a White Walker in a ghostly white hood, and Catelyn Stark in a blue dress).
Sean Astin is looking old! Well it has been 10 or so years since the movies were made.
House Frey! Those guys are sneaky and devious! Why did you pick that house? The rest of your group did a good job on their outfits, too. But the guy in the beret and gun just doesn't fit in with the rest of the group.
Last Edit: Apr 17, 2012 6:24:16 GMT -6 by Stormrider
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Post by Fredeghar Wayfarer on Apr 17, 2012 13:03:30 GMT -6
I didn't actually pick it. The group costume was my friend Cersei's idea. She's the one dressed as Catelyn Stark (and yes, I know how confusing that is that someone named Cersei is dressed as Catelyn). She already had most of the materials so she helped outfit us.
Her husband Josh had been working on a UNIT soldier costume from Doctor Who so he didn't go along with the theme.
Post by Fredeghar Wayfarer on Aug 12, 2013 12:49:35 GMT -6
As promised, here are the Middle-earth costumes from Chicago Comic-Con this year. I also saw another Frodo and Sam (in less impressive costumes) and a baby in a stroller dressed as Legolas. Didn't get these photos, alas, and the Witch-king one came out rather blurry.
Post by Fredeghar Wayfarer on Sept 10, 2017 20:01:45 GMT -6
I'm reviving this thread as I just got back from DragonCon in Atlanta (part of the reason I haven't been around lately in LOTRO). This year, I took part in a Middle-earth photoshoot. If I get a chance, I will try to post some of the other pictures from it and from their annual "Evening in Bree" party. In the meantime, here is a group shot. I ended up right in the front row wearing my Bilbo outfit. That's me in the middle holding Sting.
Post by Fredeghar Wayfarer on Sept 8, 2018 18:01:40 GMT -6
Hi all! I just got back from DragonCon in Atlanta. This was one of the best ones yet, especially for Tolkien-related stuff. A friend of mine recruited me for her Elf Choir workshop. She did an arrangement of "Into the West" with some new harmonies and I helped lead the baritone section. We performed the song, as well as "Rolling Down the Hole" from the animated Hobbit movie, at the Evening in Bree, DragonCon's Friday night Middle-earth party.
A few of us from the workshop also performed with a band called the Brobdingnagian Bards for the final song of their set, an original piece called "Raise a Glass in Parting." I was up onstage in full Bilbo costume surrounded by Elves and singing along with the band in front of a packed audience. I was super nervous since we had only rehearsed once. But I remembered all the words and it went well.
Here are some images of my upgraded Bilbo costume and other Middle-earth characters I encountered. There's also a blurry one of Graham McTavish (Dwalin) and Dean O'Gorman (Fili), who were the MCs at the Evening in Bree.
Our section leaders for the Elf Choir
Graham McTavish and Dean O'Gorman
A troop of Elves departing for the Undying Lands (or maybe just headed for one of the other Atlanta hotels)
Post by Fredeghar Wayfarer on Sept 5, 2019 8:24:53 GMT -6
Just got back from DragonCon in Atlanta. My new costume this year was Elrond from the animated Hobbit movie. Made as a collaborative effort between some friends and me. (Posting on my phone so I'm not sure how to upload a photo. I'll try to figure it out.)
I once again helped lead the baritone section of the Elf Choir panel. Later that night, we performed a couple songs (Caras Galadhon from LOTR and The Rains of Castamere from Game of Thrones) at the Evening at Bree, DragonCon's Middle-earth themed party.
Some friends of mine from the choir panel did a group costume of the Valar - all of them! They came up with some absolutely beautiful designs.
Another night, we wandered in a procession from hotel to hotel, singing like Elves departing into the West. It was so much fun!
The only LOTR actor there this year was Karl Urban but unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to see him. Super long line for his panel and autograph table.