Watch: Peter Jackson's Live Hobbit Fan Event With New Footage And Q&A

Happening later today, with live events scheduled at various cinemas around the world, Peter Jackson and several of his Hobbit collaborators will be hosting live fan events, taking questions and premiering new footage from The Desolation of Smaug.

I'm not really up to attending the London event in person, unfortunately, but I'll certainly be watching in on the player below. Things kick off at at 10pm GMT – that's 5pm in New York, 2pm in LA I think.

The last of these Hobbit events, back in the Spring, was an awful lot of fun and I think Jackson is effortlessly charming. Factor in my enthusiasm for the Hobbit films and I promise you this, I'll be turning off my phone at 10 tonight.