“Trip Flip: A Hobbit Adventure in Middle Earth,” was a one-hour special that surprises a pair of lucky J.R.R. Tolkien super fans with the ultimate Hobbit experience in the real Middle Earth – New Zealand. In “Trip Flip,” host Bert Kreischer will try just about anything – and he’s looking for adventurous travelers to join him. At San Diego’s ComiCon, he finds the perfect twosome – Agustin and Cynthia.
The California couple is blown away by a week filled with all things Hobbit, immersing themselves in the iconic locales of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit movie trilogy. The couple crosses off a bucket list item when they herd Merino sheep that produce the same high-quality wool used to make Gandalf’s costume. Each day is jam-packed with fantastical activities from the film, including: rappelling into Waitomo Caves, where some of the audio was recorded for Gollum; dining on lamb and field greens at Beorn’s house, the shape-shifting character; trekking amongst the Shire’s Hobbit holes; and an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Weta Workshop special effects studio…with a Gandalf-garbed Kreischer and the founder and creative director of Weta as their guides! Dropped into the actual milieu of these mega-movies, the action never stops with surprise after surprise. The final reveal for this blockbuster adventure is, quite literally, Oscar worthy!
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“DC in D.C.,” a pop culture event open to the public in Washington, D.C. during the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend that brings together the worlds of entertainment and public service to illuminate the story of America and discuss topical current issues through the lens of comics and Super Heroes. .....