Lanford Beard
July 08, 2012 AT 05:15 PM EDT

We at EW are not the only ones working ourselves into a frenzy over the arrival of this week’s San Diego Comic-Con. Peter Jackson took to The Hobbit’s official Facebook page this weekend to unveil a new poster for the highly anticipated film. Even better? Fans attending the Con can score one starting Thursday. See it below.

As they say, a journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single giant wizard step. Basking in the sunlight over Hobbiton, Gandalf (Ian McKellen) looks like he’s set to embark on An Unexpected Journey — and so will fans this Dec. 14. The countdown is well underway people: 159 days to go.

Read more:

This Week’s Cover: ‘The Hobbit’ — plus our annual Comic-Con preview

‘Hobbit’: Meet the Dwarves!

‘Hobbit’: 10 New Photos!

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