The first film in Peter Jackson’s adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkein’s The Hobbit is due out at the end of this year and there are few films as anticipated as this.

Jackson reunites with many of his Lord of the Rings cast and crew for a story of a Hobbit, a quest and the requisite dragons, trolls and magic rings and no-one spins a fantasy yarn quite like this director.

WonderCon in Anaheim, CA is the place to be right now for Hobbit fans as the fine fellows at (calling themselves, without a hint of irony for which we salute them, Ringers) sit down for a movie insider’s preview and we’re on the ground to bring you all of the news as it happens.

So without further ado here’s our liveblog the event; get involved, ask questions, let us know what you think below.