2,634 – That’s the official number of listeners that tuned into Middle-earth Network’s Launch Party last Friday, March 25th. Scads of fans and well-wishers poured into the station’s chat room, anxious to be a part of what was going on. Many of the guests signed in and talked for hours with the listeners. And just as Middle-earth Network promised, the calls started coming in. Among the guests to call in were David and Andy (Mad Dwarf Workshop), Michael Kaiser of Middle-earth Minutes, Author P.G. Holyfield, Artist Ted Nasmith, The Lonely Mountain Band, The UK Band Gandalf’s Fist, Michael Martinez (Middle-earth Radio), Dr. Corey Olsen (The Tolkien Professor), Kate Madison (Born of Hope), and Rick Heaton (Turbine). Author Doug Adams and Artist Jef Murray where both unable to attend, however their pre-recorded well-wishes where broadcasted for the listeners.
Over all it was an amazing night! One of the spotlights was Corey Olsen (The Tolkien Professor) interviewing Rick Heaton (Turbine)—a “Tolkien meets the gaming world” type of moment. Truly entertaining! If you missed the Launch Party, don’t panic! The schedule is soon to be posted on Middle-earth Network’s site, and I hear tales of a Bird and Baby interview with Doug Adams is soon to be aired. So stay tuned!