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Tuesday, February 15, 2000
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Happy Birthday Gamgee!!!
Tookish @ 21:42 PST

TORN staff member Gamgee's birthday is Wednesday, February 16. From the staff and regulars of Barliman's, a happy hobbit birthday to you! Many happy returns on the day.

Tookish and Company

Monday, February 14, 2000
Barlimans News

Hall of Fire Live Chat Set for Saturday, February 19, 5:30 EST
Tookish @ 21:30 PST

Hullo Tolkien chatroom fans!

Gandalf's at it again! Listen to this topic:

Who was the greatest hero in Middle Earth? Frodo or Sam? Earendil or Glorfindel? Beren or Luthien? Someone not listed here?

Who would you choose and why? Bring your opinions and resources to back up your assertions with evidence or nice juicey quotes.

Special thanks to Barliman's regulars Kili and Nazfyratu for the topic!

Saturday, February 12, 2000
Barlimans News

Attention all Barliman's chat room regulars!
Gamgee @ 09:37 PST

Hello, Gamgee here. If you would like to see your birthday posted on this page, please email them to me at Gamgee@theonering.net

Tuesday, February 08, 2000
Barlimans News

How Has Tolkien Inspired You?
Tookish @ 20:12 PST

Great news Hall of Fire fans! Gandalf has sent me the next topic up for discussion:

Tolkien Inspirations: How has Tolkien inspired you?

Does Tolkien move you? The Professor's work has made a profound impression on millions of fans over the decades, and this Saturday we'll explore the impact Tolkien has had on our lives. In big ways and small, we'd like to know how JRRT has affected you.

Has Tolkien inspired your art or music? The way you feel about nature? Perhaps your career or hobby centers around Tolkien. Or on a simpler level, what character do you feel the closest to and why? Make sure you bring your tissues for what should be an emotional chat. ;)

Special thanks to Ringer fan Earsul for this topic!!

Time and Place? 5:30 p.m. EST on #theonering.net server in #thehalloffire....see Hall of Fire link for details

**send your Hall of Fire topics and comments to Gandalf**

Sunday, January 30, 2000
Barlimans News

What if the Witch King's Blade Pierced Frodo's Heart?
Tookish @ 23:32 PST

Date: Saturday, February 5
Time: 5:30 Eastern Standard Time
Place: #thehalloffire on theonering.net server

Hullo Tolkien friends,

A new Hall of Fire topic is selected and ready for next weekend! This time we'll explore the possibilities of a frightening scenario: What would have happened if Frodo had succumbed to his wound inflicted by the Lord of the Nazgul? What would have been the fate of the One Ring? Who might have been chosen as the Ringbearer? Could Frodo have gone over to the side of darkness? Let us know what you think this weekend!

Thanks to those of you who've made Hall of Fire a great success. We've had some large groups at these live discussions, and your participation has been fantastic! Please send any feedback and topic suggestions to one of us and we'll do our best to keep the conversation flowing. Gandalf, Gamgee, Balin, and I are at your service.

If you missed one or haven't been to a Hall of Fire chat yet, check out the logs of prior discussions here.

Hope to see you this weekend!


Monday, January 24, 2000
Barlimans News

Letter from Gandalf: New Hall of Fire Topic Chosen!
Tookish @ 21:27 PST

Good day Middle Earth companions!

Our good proprietor Barliman sent me a letter from the ubiquitous Gandalf, this time *without* delays! Read what the wizard has brewed for Saturday....

The Silmarils: What would have happened if Feanor had given the Silmarils to the valar for healing the Two Trees of Valinor? Would Morgoth have made war on the valar? Perhaps he would have just counted his losses and gone on to some new evil? Bring your copy of The Silmarillion and get ready for another round of The Hall of Fire!

Join Gandalf, Balin, and Gamgee this Saturday, January 29th, at our new time, 5:30 EST.

Special thanks to Berendir for this week's topic!

Thanks Tookish,

Yours in haste,


Monday, January 17, 2000
Barlimans News

New Time and Topic for Hall of Fire
Tookish @ 18:34 PST

Hullo Tolkien fanatics!

Gandalf the Grey has just sent me a new topic he and his hobbit brother Gamgee concocted this weekend. Being Lord of the Ring loremasters, hopefully they'll both be able to join us and answer your burning Middle Earth questions!

Tolkien Mysteries: Q&A.....Do you have any questions concerning The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, or The Hobbit? Anything puzzle you that you just can't answer? Come to Hall of Fire this Saturday and see if we can help! Make sure you prepare your questions, then come on by, pull up a seat, and get ready for another round of Hall of Fire!

NEW TIME: 5:30 EST, two hours later than usual
Date: Saturday, January 22, 2000
Place: #thehalloffire; join Barliman's then type in /join #thehalloffire

We want your feedback! Please email Tookish with any ideas, topic suggestions, criticisms, and compliments.

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