The Gandalf World Tour is a fan-generated, year-long project in celebration of The Hobbit films, which kicks of at Comic-Con 2011 and concludes at Comic-Con 2012. Fans will take pictures of Gandalf in recognizable locations or with recognizable people all over the world, handing the official Gandalf World Tour figures from one fan-photographer to the next, getting as many images/locations uploaded to the official Flickr site as possible before safely returning Gandalf to Comic-Con 2012. Progress of the GWT will be tracked and discussed right here on this website as well as on TheOneRing.net and the Official Hobbit Blog (http://www.thehobbitblog.com).
What is Fandalf?
Fandalf is our loving term for the Gandalf statue that is being hosted by ‘Fans’ during the event. So ‘Gandalf’ + ‘Fans’ = Fandalf!
Who is managing the Gandalf World Tour?
Gandalf World Tour is managed by TheOneRing.net and specifically staff member Entmaiden. Entmaiden is the point-person for the project and if you have any issues or questions, send an email directly to her at fandalf @ theonering.net. We are a completely fan-run event!
How do I request Gandalf?
Where in the World has Gandalf been?
We will be using Flickr and a special map on this site to track Gandalf’s progress. Fans will geo-tag their photos on the map contained within Flickr so we can track both Gandalf #1 & Gandalf #2’s progress. [Flickr] You can also click on the ‘Where is Gandalf Now‘ link on the left.
How do I find out who is next on the Tour?
If you do not know who to give Gandalf to next, simply email us at fandalf @ theonering.net to find out! We’ll be happy to help you arrange a ‘Gandalf Handoff!’
What is a Gandalf Handoff?
Just as the name implies, a Gandalf Handoff is when one fan hands off Gandalf to another and documents it with a photo or video. Be sure to have permission from all the parties in your photo to share it with the world!
This is a really cool statue – where did it come from?!
The Gandalf Statue used for the Gandalf World Tour was produced by Sideshow/Weta collectibles in the early 2000’s. To read more about the piece, jump over to the Weta website: Gandalf the Grey
Oh no! I have a problem – who do I ask for help?!
No worries! Simply email us at fandalf @ theonering.net and explain the issue you are having.