It was a literary theme and you had to dress up a bit.
Lauralea and I went as two Wilkie Collins books. She was the "Woman in White" and I put on my black bathrobe and went as "The Black Robe."
Before my battery gave way, I was able to get a few shots in.
Here was the Birthday Boy himself, in all his Tolkien glory.
And there are a few more incriminating photos on my Flickr account.