The most awarded film of all time is Return of the King. It won 11 Academy Awards including Best Picture. It had 209 total wins, and 122 other nominations. In this fifteenth year, almost sixteenth, since the premiere in December 2003, many other fantasy movies have been made, but none have been as critically and commercially successful. Why was it so good? Did it deserve all the hype? J.R.R. Tolkien created brilliant source material, and Sir Peter Jackson led a group of passionate filmmakers doing amazing work on the adaptation, but are all the honors deserved? Join us for a frank discussion of the film—its greatest and worst scenes—and a look into the cracks in the storytelling heralding the problems plaguing the Hobbit movies. Hear from panelists, including Chance Thomas, who created original music for Lord of the Rings Online, The War of the Ring, and The Hobbit; as well as from Larry Curtis, filmmaker and OneRing.com reporter who spent months in New Zealand during the filming of the Middle-earth movies. The panel will be moderated by half-Hobbit, author and editor, Paul Genesse. Fans! We can’t carry all of you, so carry yourself to the panel!