If you take an interest in Sci-Fi/ fantasy literature and films and like to enjoy your hobby on major conventions then you will have heard of FedCon and Ring*Con in Germany. If not it is high time to check them out and maybe think about participating in a new and exciting venture called HobbitCon (a Ring*Con special.) Next weekend a bunch of dwarves, one of the wizards living in Middle-earth in the Third Age, outstanding artists, experts and two visitors from WETA Workshop itself will be coming together to celebrate one of the most successful children’s books of all times, J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, and Peter Jackson’s adaptation of this timeless classic.

Johnstone – art and Middle-earth Jay burst onto the Tolkien art scene last year with a major exhibition at one of the largest Tolkien conferences ever, Return of the Ring, organised by the Tolkien Society at the University of Loughborough. His unique and fresh approach to Middle-earth astounded everyone and he has gone from strength to strength – he was artist guest of honour at this year’s Oscar(c) party and exhibition and will be at DragonCon this year (as well as many other events, particularly in Germany thanks to the welcoming support of the German Tolkien Society.) He will be bringing all new material to HobbitCon so you should check out his website – and come to HobbitCon, obviously!



TheTolkienist Marcel Aubron-Bülles.

A Tolkien fan for twenty-five years (and more to come…) Founding chairman of the German Tolkien Society, Co-Founder of Ring*Con, Co-Founder of the ITF, host, presenter and fantasy expert