Calling all nerds: Lord of the Rings Online event tonight

If you’re knee-deep in Lord of the Rings nerdom, then tonight is your night, my young hobbit. Across the country at 11 p.m., there will be various Lord of the Rings Online events to celebrate its final release at your friendly Gamestop or EB. In fact, if you live in the Los Angeles area, then not only can you attend one of these events but you can also meet the World Famous Robert Summa! That’s right, I’ll be there, fending off sweaty nerd types trying to get a taste of this culture.

So, if you live in any of these cities below and want to get your geek on, then here are the details (by the way, if you see me at the L.A. event, don’t be scurred to say hi. I won’t bite.):

Monday, April 23, 2007
11:00 p.m. – midnight


Boston -#1317
Prudential Mall
800 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02199

Chicago- #4767
920 Church Street
Evanston, IL 60201

Los Angeles – # 4619
1000 Universal Studios BLVD
Universal City, CA 91608

New York- #1363
Broadway and 33rd
1282 Broadway
New York, NY 10001

Seattle– ST #1979
248 Bellevue Square
Bellevue, WA 98004

What it is: 

Fans line-up to get the first copies of Turbine’s The Lord of the Rings Online™: Shadows of Angmar™ at midnight celebrations hosted by GameStop across the country.

Events will be held at select GameStop and EB Games stores in 5 cities across the country (Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Seattle) to kick-off the availability of this highly anticipated MMO from Turbine and Midway Games.

Representatives from Turbine, developer of The Lord of the Rings Online, will be available for interviews and autographs.

Customers will have a chance to win exclusive event t-shirts, signed posters and game subscription codes.  In addition, the three fans wearing the best Lord of the Rings-themed costumes will win a special prize. Signings and giveaways will occur at 11:00 PM, one hour prior to the midnight launch of The Lord of the Rings Online.

The Lord of the Rings Online will be available at all GameStop and EB Games stores nationwide on April 24, 2007.

Robert Summa