Met a guy today at Nørreport in Copenhagen - Lurtz, actually - or a twin, who was handing out free newspapers concerning TTT/plus a LOTR Fan Fair to be held in Copenhagen on nov. 30th-dec. 1st, at KB Hallen, *pic attached* with guests from Weta Workshop Warren Mahy and Ben Wootten, and british guests Allan and Michael Perry who designed the Games Workshops LOTR Strategy Battle Game, plus an auction with - among other things - a signed drawing made by Alan Lee, signed by Alan Lee, Peter Jackson and Richard Taylor, and a movie prop from one of the LOTR movies.
The newspaper that our local Lurtz was handing out contains a lot of articles, only about LOTR/FOTR & TTT, with - among other things - a huge interview with Peter Jackson and SFX Weta Workshop man Richard Taylor, a review of the Electronic Arts game LOTR:TTT, and an internet guide to the Tolkien universe with lots of links to home pages all over the net.
Danish Tolkien fans will also get the opportunity to try out a Tolkien-related 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire', win tickets to the Galla Opening of LOTR:TTT in Copenhagen, try a tournament in either LOTR TCG and/or LOTR Risk, there will be a figurine painting contest, plus a possibility to try your hand at fencing using either battle axe or sword - with RPG weapons, of course.
Oh, and there's also going to be a make-up workshop where you can get made up as an orc or an elf and buy latex masks like the ones used in the movies, and for the younger guests there'll be Bilbo's Hobbit Hole, where the kids can celebrate Bilbo's 111th birthday with cake and all.
It turned out that the guy handing out free newspapers is one of the members of FANATIC, a danish group of RPG people who arrange all kinds of things Role Playing Game-wise here in Denmark.
Just wanted to tell you guys out there that it isn't just in the US and Oz/NZ that Tolkien fans arrange things... ;o)