Douglas Anderson, author of THE ANNOTATED HOBBIT, Revised and Expanded Edition, to be published by Houghton Mifflin in September, will be giving a slide show presentation entitled "Annotating and Illustrating The Hobbit" at the upcoming Comic-Con and Gen Con conventions. Anderson will show how THE HOBBIT has been professionally illustrated over the years, covering the background of J.R.R. Tolkien and his writings.
Anderson is a renowned Tolkien scholar whose expertise in the complicated textual history and evolution of both HE HOBBITand THE LORD OF THE RINGS has led to the inclusion of his essays on these topics in most editions of those works published in English since 1987.
Mark your calendars with the following dates and times!
COMIC-CON -- Friday, August 2
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. San Diego Convention Center, Room 16A/B 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Autographing Area
(Please note that Anderson will be happy to sign his "Note on the Text" page in editions of THE LORD OF THE RINGS and THE HOBBIT. THE ANNOTATED HOBBIT will not be available.)
GEN CON -- Friday, August 9
12:00 - 1:00 Hyatt Regency, Gilpatrick Conference Room
(Hotel is connected via skywalk to the Midwest Express Center)
THE ANNOTATED HOBBIT
Publication Date: September 12, 2002
ISBN 0-618-13470-0, $28