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Bilbo's Birthday!

Challenge Details

In honor of Bilbo's birthday, HASA is asking for short stories that fill in some gaps in his illustrious life.

Bilbo went to Dale after his Farewell Party and before he took up residence in Rivendell. Write a short scene describing something about that second trip to Erebor. It can be *anything*.


  • Going over the pass.
  • Walking through Mirkwood.
  • Did he see Beorn again?
  • What does he think of the new King Bain of Dale?
  • Does he pay a call on Thranduil?
  • Is Gandalf along?

If you have an alternative story you wish to write -- write it! These are just suggestions to get the creative juices flowing. All we want are some great Bilbo gapfillers!

Due by the end of September.

Entries with Stories

The following authors have entered a story in the Challenge.

Anglachel - Treasures
General Audience
Last Updated: 13 Feb 15

Bilbo visits Thorin's tomb in Erebor. Answer to the Bilbo's Birthday Challenge. Short vignette, no warnings. By Anglachel.

Celandine Brandybuck - Sheathing Sting
General Audience
Last Updated: 15 Mar 04
While visiting the Dwarves in Erebor after his Birthday Party, Bilbo goes to Dale to buy a new scabbard for his sword. Vignette written for the Bilbo's Birthday Challenge. No objectionable content. By Celandine.

Mithril Awards 2003 - Finalist - Best The Hobbit
Gandalfs apprentice - Roast Mutton
General Audience
Last Updated: 23 May 10

Bilbo struggles to finish his book. A vignette dedicated to Tolkien fanfic writers everywhere.

Gandalfs apprentice - The Hobbit and the Man
General Audience
Last Updated: 19 Dec 06
Just how did Bilbo come to write that poem about Aragorn? This ficlet tells the story of their first meeting.

2006 MEFA Honorable Mention--Cross-Cultural Author
Starlight - Night by the Fire, A
General Audience
Last Updated: 10 Jan 03
Our dear hobbit, mister Bilbo Baggins, has at last been able to return to the Lonely Mountain and pay a visit to his friends the dwarves. Set after the Long-Expected Party. Answer to the Bilbo's Birthday Challenge.

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Challenge Info

Open Date: September 15, 2002

Closed: September 30, 2006

Challenge Topic: Character

Entries: 5

Originator: Anglachel

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