'The Hobbit' super fan on the red carpet

Wednesday 28 November 2012, 1:17PM
By 100% Pure New Zealand

Fervent Hobbit fan and online ‘Rings’ commentator Larry D Curtis has flown into Wellington, New Zealand, to track the action around the world première of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

Larry, who is senior contributor of - the world’s biggest online community for Tolkien fans - has taken over the 100% Pure New Zealand social channels to provide fans with a real time view of what's going on in the ‘Middle of Middle-earth’ before, during and after the première celebrations.

Arriving in New Zealand from the USA, the super fan tweeted: "I feel relaxed, as always, to be back in NZ. There are signs and talk of The Hobbit everywhere. Guess who won the on-plane riddle trivia? 8)"

Fans can follow and connect with Larry on #realmiddleearth as he discovers Wellington, goes cast-spotting and takes in the buzz of the première city.

Today’s adventures include a behind-the-scenes visit to Wellington-based Weta Workshop and Weta Digital where he posted a photo of himself holding "a pretty cool sword!" Earlier, he was on hand as The Hobbit stars arrived at Wellington Airport on Air New Zealand’s new Middle-earth themed Boeing 777.

On première day tomorrow (28.11.2012), Larry will be with the stars on the red carpet capturing the atmosphere and sharing cast and crew travel recommendations.

Follow Larry on @purenewzealand or at #realmiddleearth.