Tolkien VIII - Day 2 completed, day 3 on the way.
Several people came by simply because they saw the signs in the hallway and wondered what it was about. Some were Tolkien fans and some were not but knew others who were. A trio of ladies from Idaho and Colorado popped in, had some conversations, and opted to try out the new Hobbit board game (still in the plastic, that I picked up a few weeks ago) from Fantasy Flight Games. They said they had fun, but it was a bit confusing, I'll have to check into it later.
The web video streaming worked (without audio) and the chatroom. There were at least 54 people trying to listen to the speech audio. Unfortunately I had trouble with the audio stream for the speech on Tolkien & Trees and the Q&A afterwards. My apologies for that. Fortunately the laptop did record the audio, and also the speech and Q&A were recorded on video, which I have uploaded to the website. I will add a link shortly to that when finished uploading. Hopefully the broadcasting will be fully functional.
Fank had his wonderful chainmail and other wares on display. Lynn the person who designed Hawke's and Katy's wonderful garb, was unable to make an appearance due to illness (we greatly missed her, hope she gets well soon!).
There was much more ,but those are some of the highlights.