I am Beren, and I reside in the U.S.A. I have been a Tolkien nut for a few years now, and have read all Tolkien books that came my way (including LOTR, The Hobbit, The Silmarillion, and half of the History of Middle Earth (series)).
Although I consider myself knowledgeable in the Tolkien realm, I am always ready to learn new things, and I often forget the things I do know. Among all my Tolkien knowledge, I am best-versed in subjects from the Silmarillion, but I'm learning more of LOTR from reading the History of the Lord of the Rings.
I'm really looking forward to The Hobbit movie, and have already saved money for my ticket (assuming tickets aren't $30 by the time the movie comes out, lol.) I also hope to see many movies made from The Silmarillion someday, perhaps when Christopher Tolkien has passed away. Perhaps then, younger, nicer relatives of Tolkien would be more willing for someone to use Tolkien's work for film.
I look forward to getting to know you all, and having some fun Tolkien-filled conversations!