Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Adventure to the Shire Officially Begins.

This is it people!

 From here on out we will be posting on the blog every single day so you can all live the magic with us. We take off Sunday!

We will land in New Zealand on the 7th, drop off our money personally to the New Zealand Red Cross that we raised from our adventures on Dining with the Dean and then we will take off to Wellington that night and the fun will begin.

We have rented a van from this really cool place called Escape Van Rentals, our van is appropriately named "The Aragorn". So if you see it around New Zealand, honk, yell, scream, because that will be us, driving down the streets of Wellington in a van adorned in the face of the King of Gondor, what could be better?

This is a picture of one of the vans that will be like our van, only we will have Aragorn and not Gandalf, courtesy of Escape Van Rentals:

Pretty legit, right? The rest of the day on the 7th and the 8th we will be talking with a lot of press people who have been contacting us since last week, wanting to do stories on our adventure. So far everything is going awesome. 

Again, don't forget about our kickstarter, we need help funding our documentary and if we don't meet our goal, we lose all the money we have gained in the account so far. We already have our Director going down with us, so the documentary is happening, we would just love some help for the expenses. Anyway, until tomorrow. 
The Hobbits

Thursday, January 19, 2012

California and Kickstarter

Nothing like sun-tanned hairy feet.

California was in one word....awesome.
Our trip was long but we made it. We graced Hollywood with our best hobbit manners. We took pictures with other tourists at the Hollywood sign and even got them to do the wave with us. I think they quite liked us after they got over the shock of our pointy ears.

Once we had had first and second breakfast we made our way to Warner Brothers Studios. Trying to get tickets to the Ellen show is harder than most would think and since our trip was spurred by a spontaneous desire to deliver our gifts personally, we didn't have a lot of time to get the tickets the old fashion way. So we just showed up.
The guards at The WB were a little nervous at first, what with three full-on hobbits and two camera people following in tow, but they warmed up to us pretty quick and we were having a great chat when the supervisor to the Ellen show came to see us too. He took our gifts for Ellen, told us our journey was brilliant, and then took our contact information and website address.
Later he came back, and though the studio audience was full, he gave us passes to the Riff Raff room behind the stage so that we could still come to cheer on Ellen.
We had someone claiming to be Ellen re-tweeting about our trip in January, but we are not sure it is really her, but hey, its one more fan supporting us who just happens to like Ellen too or it really is Ellen herself.
As of right now, we three hobbits are getting ready to leave very soon. Tell your friends, especially if you have any in New Zealand. Again, we can't reveal too much right now since it's not final, but lets just say things are on the up-and -up. Mark your calendars for January 31st people and get ready to celebrate this momentous occasion, the hobbits are FINALLY going home.
It's been such a wonderful adventure, we want to share it with everyone, so tell your friends and family, we have started a kickstarter account to fund our documentary about how this awesome social media experiment has worked so well. If you want prizes such as t-shirts, posters, signed documentary films or even personal skype interviews with the hobbits check out kickstarter.com and search road to the shire to help us out.
Well, thanks again everyone. We will let you know what happens as things progress.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Hobbits leaving for New Zealand January 31st and Ellen Twitter Blitz Round 2!

Its official! The Hobbits are leaving for New Zealand January 31st.  It has been a long hard journey, but the Shire is within sight. Last minute details are being taken care of and certain hobbit events are being planned with the New Zealand locals. It's too soon to say exactly what we are planning while in New Zealand...but lets just say its going to be epic and is going to involve certain Lord of the Rings movie set locations. :)

On another note, over the Christmas holiday we spend our days crafting the most beautiful arts.  We want to send these crafted beauty's to Ellen Degenerous and Stephen Colbert. We made both of them 4 foot high portraits of their faces as hobbits and bobble heads of them as them as hobbits. These precious gifts, we feel, cannot go to waste. So to Colbert, we are sending his gifts with a friend headed to New York in the next few weeks. For Ellen, we decided to give them to her personally.

Yes, that's right. The hobbits are headed to the sunny beaches of California. (A prior trip to the ultimate Shire trip.) We want to let Ellen know we are coming, so we are doing a Massive Ellen Twitter Blitz Round Two!  

This Thursday send tweets to Ellen #hostthehobbit and ask her kindly to please spare a moment for us to see her and give her our gifts we labored so hard to make.

Thanks to everyone who has been with us throughout this journey. We can't do this without you and we wouldn't have made it this far without the support of our fans. So, tell your friends, your family, your elderly neighbor, your dog. Tell everyone!  Tell them, that the hobbits are going to New Zealand!