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Friday, May 30th, 2014
2:02 pm
[zz9news]
ZZ9 Publicity
Hi Folks,

The club ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha is still going strong. (We are the Official Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Appreciation Society). We have a website at http://zz9.org/ and an active Facebook group.

I resigned as publicity officer some time ago to concentrate on Merchandise and since then we have not had a "full time" person in that role.

Do you want us to publish HHGttG news here? Please comment if you do!
Wednesday, May 30th, 2012
12:45 pm
[zz9news]
ZZ9 May 2012 Podcast

Originally published at http://zz9.org. You can comment here or there.

ZZ9's May 2012 podcast of Douglas Adams news is downloadable from https://dl.dropbox.com/u/488603/ZZ9podcasts/ZZ9-2012-05.mp3

ZZ9's podcast for May 2012 includes the latest Hitchhiker's and Douglas Adams news, looks back to the Mays of 1974 and 1978 when Douglas was working on Week Ending, as a writer and then producer, and also tells you what ZZ9 are up to in the near future. Weblinks:

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Radio Show Live! Website, Twitter Feed and Facebook Page.

The International Douglas Adams Animation Competition

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Foundation

Philosophy and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
ISBN: 978-0-230-29112-6

SF Masterworks edition of Hitchhiker's
ISBN: 978-0-575-11534-7

Graham Sleight and his page for the Masterworks Series.

Journey Planet #12 (includes Graham's introduction to Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep)

Prime Minister You Wanted to See Me by Ian Greaves and Justin Lewis
ISBN: 978-1-900203-29-3

Friday, February 17th, 2012
6:16 pm
[zz9news]
February 2012 Podcast available

Originally published at http://zz9.org. You can comment here or there.

Please download the February 2012 ZZ9 podcast from http://podcasts.owal.co.uk/zz9/ZZ9-2012-02.mp3

ZZ9's look at the latest Douglas Adams related news, a look back at February in Hitchhiker History, and what ZZ9 are up to in the near future.
In particular Dirk Maggs has recorded a description of what to expect at the Douglas Adams 60th Birthday Party.

Weblinks:

Latest Dirk Gently News:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/160212dirkgently.html

Douglas Adams The Party Virtual 60th (Sunday 11th March):
http://douglasadamstheparty.com

Hitchhiker Live Tour (June/July 2012): http://www.hitchhikerslive.com/

Simon Jones in Hay Fever:
http://www.guthrietheater.org/plays_events/plays/hay_fever

Doctor Who Magazine #444: https://www.facebook.com/doctorwhomagazine

Shada Novelisation (15th March): Amazon link:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1849903271?ie=UTF8&tag=zz9pluralzalh-...

Gareth Roberts Shada Signing (14th March):
http://forbiddenplanet.com/events/2012/03/14/gareth-roberts-signs-shada/

The Hitchhiker App: http://www.thenewhitchhikersguide.com/

The International Douglas Adams Animation Competition:
http://www.theliteraryplatform.com/getting-the-book-invented

Doctor on the Go DVD (Series 2): Amazon link:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B001E6Q0UI?ie=UTF8&tag=zz9pluralzalh-...

Douglas Adams on Desert Island Discs:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/desert-island-discs/castaway/1d016bb1

Douglas Adams's Guide to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: This is
the cassette release of an expanded version of the BBC Radio 4
twentieth anniversary programme, the broadcast title was 'The Guide To
20 Years' Hitch-hiking'. ISBN: 0563552360. Amazon link:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0563552360?ie=UTF8&tag=zz9pluralzalh-...

'Don't Panic: The Official Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Companion'
was the original title of Neil Gaiman's book about Hitchhiker's and
Douglas Adams. It was added to by David K Dickson, then M J Simpson
and most recently in 2009 by Guy Adams. In the UK the current edition
is called 'Don't Panic: Douglas Adams & The Hitchhiker's Guide to the
Galaxy'. ISBN: 9781848564961. Amazon link:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1848564961?ie=UTF8&tag=zz9pluralzalh-...

Cambridge Tour (Saturday 10th March) Facebook Event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/143490415770468/

Captain's Cabin Fan Gathering (Saturday 10th March) Facebook Event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/241077425977259/

Islington Tour (Sunday 11th March) Facebook Event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/219672804795641/

Picocon (Saturday February 18th):
http://www.union.ic.ac.uk/scc/icsf/social/events/picocon/

Eastercon (Thursday 6th - Monday 9th April): http://olympus2012.org/

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012
10:42 am
[aeglefinus]
Dirk Gently Q&A at SFX Weekender
Dirk Gently actor Stephen Managan and producer Chris Carey will be at the SFX event this coming weekend and there will be a Dirk Gently Q&A on the Friday which will also include some clips of the forthcoming shows - expected on BBC4 in March.

Details http://www.sfx.co.uk/2012/01/31/dirk-gently-on-the-case-at-the-sfx-weekender/

Hitchhiker's News from ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha.
Wednesday, January 18th, 2012
8:42 pm
[aeglefinus]
ZZ9 January 2012 Podcast
ZZ9's January 2012 podcast is now available, rounding up the Hitchhiker's / Douglas Adams related news, interviewing Dirk Maggs, looking back at January in Hitchhiker history, and forward to what ZZ9 are doing in the near future.

You can find it at http://www.zz9.org/podcast
Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
8:42 am
[aeglefinus]
Hitchhiker's Second Radio Series - Tweetalong
January sees the anniversary of the second Hitchhiker's radio series which originally went out at 22:30 Monday to Friday the week of January 21st.

Some of us use the anniversaries as an excuse to listen to the broadcasts, and this time we plan on tweeting whilst listening.

January 21st is this coming Saturday, so at 22:30 GMT, play Fit the Eighth and join the fun, and then the others each successive day.

Put the hashtag #hhgg so others can find your tweets, and also lookout for the Twitter account @ZZ9News.

Facebook Events:
Fit the Eighth - http://www.facebook.com/events/301172796595473/
Fit the Ninth - http://www.facebook.com/events/166453733458239/
Fit the Tenth - http://www.facebook.com/events/268542326546766/
Fit the Elventh - http://www.facebook.com/events/303260976393287/
Fit the Twelfth - http://www.facebook.com/events/151387754973100/

Hitchhiker's News from ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha.
Wednesday, January 11th, 2012
7:42 am
[aeglefinus]
The International Douglas Adams Animation Competition
The Literary Platform hosts an international competition inviting creatives to produce an animation that illustrates an audio recording of Douglas Adams talking about the evolution of the book when he was making the Voyager Expanded edition of Hitchhiker's back in 1993.

Judging Panel: Stephen Fry, Bob Stein (SocialBook, Inc), Ranjit Dhaliwal (The Guardian) and Merlin Nation / Chris Angelkov (Atyp).

Entry Deadline: 15th April
Winner Announced: 25th May (TowelDay)

Details: http://www.theliteraryplatform.com/getting-the-book-invented

Hitchhiker News from ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha.
Friday, December 16th, 2011
4:42 pm
[aeglefinus]
Hitchhiker's Live Tour 2012
The dates are out. Details at http://www.hitchhikerslive.com/

Hitchhiker News from ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha.
Sunday, December 11th, 2011
4:42 pm
[aeglefinus]
Kevin Jon Davies on the radio this (Sunday) evening
Honorary ZZ9er Kevin Jon Davies will be on the radio this evening and says that there will be "news for Doctor Who and Hitchhiker's Guide fans". Kevin and his son Liam will be the guests on the Evoke Radio show, Auntie Marc & Guests, between 18:00 and 20:00 GMT.

You can listen on the Internet via http://www.evokeradio.com/how-to-listen/ Kevin says that the video feed has a delay but the audio only feed should be pretty near real time so you can send messages to the show as it is broadcast.

Hitchhiker's News from ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha.
Friday, December 9th, 2011
6:42 pm
[aeglefinus]
Hitchhiker's on the Up All Night Bookclub Sunday/Monday
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is the book for discussion on the Up All Night Bookclub this Monday 12th (i.e. overnight Sunday 11th). The show airs on BBC Radio 5 Live between 01:00 and 05:00 GMT, with the bookclub between 01:35 and 03:00.

The programme webpage http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b017wxlt tells you how to get in contact with them if you want to join in, or listen via the Internet live (and on demand after it has been broadcast).

Hitchhiker's News from ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha.
9:42 am
[aeglefinus]
ZZ9 December 2011 Podcast
ZZ9's December 2011 podcast is now available, rounding up the Hitchhiker's / Douglas Adams related news of the year and looking back at December in Hitchhiker history, and forward to what ZZ9 are doing in the near future.
You can find it at http://www.zz9.org/podcast
Friday, December 2nd, 2011
7:42 am
[aeglefinus]
Douglas Adams The Party: Virtual 60th Tickets
Tickets have gone on sale for the celebration of Douglas Adams's life that will be taking place at the HMV Apollo Hammersmith, London on Sunday 11 March 2012. They are thirty pounds plus fees and there are two different sources, HMV and Ticketmaster.

The event starts at 16:00, but there is no indication of its length. The description says: "11 March 2012 would have been Douglas Adams’ 60th Birthday. To celebrate this event, Douglas' family and friends, in association with 'Save The Rhino' (one of Douglas' favourite charities) are holding a very special birthday celebration in his honour at the Hammersmith Apollo in London. The event will feature science, music, comedy and interviews with some very special guests, including Brian Cox, Robin Ince, Terry Jones, Dara O’Briain, Stephen Mangan and many more."

Website: http://www.hmvtickets.com/events/4602?REFID=MAMA_APOLLO

Hitchhiker's News from ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha
Thursday, November 17th, 2011
7:42 am
[aeglefinus]
Dutch production of Dirk! (The play)
Tonight, tomorrow and Saturday there is a production of the play based on Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency in the OUTheater in Groningen put on by Theatergroep Caesarion.

This looks to be a student production. Details (if you read Dutch) at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=305679036109853

Hitchhiker's News from ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha.
Tuesday, November 1st, 2011
7:42 am
[aeglefinus]
Production of Hitchhiker's Radio Play in Kentucky, USA
The Alley Theater in Louisville, Kentucky is staging the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy radio plays in November.

Details: http://thealleytheater.org/site/?p=1506

Hitchhiker's News from ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha.
Monday, October 31st, 2011
5:42 pm
[aeglefinus]
Susan Sheridan / Stephen Fry - Howl's Moving Castle, Southwark Playhouse
Hitchhiker's actors, Susan Sheridan and Stephen Fry are appearing in the production of Howl's Moving Castle at the Southwark playhouse this winter between 28 November 2011 to 07 January 2012.

Details: southwarkplayhouse.co.uk/the-vault/howls-moving-castle

Hitchhiker's News from ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha.
Wednesday, October 26th, 2011
12:42 pm
[aeglefinus]
Hitchhiker Live Radio Show - June / July 2012
The announcement of the 60th birthday party prompted Dirk Maggs (who is working on the 60th birthday party as well) to issue some more information about the radio show tour that was announced in April.

The dates will be June/July 2012 they are still getting the bookings finalised. The description of the show is: "Based on the five Hitchhiker novels by Douglas Adams, Adapted written & directed by Dirk Maggs. Performed live on stage by Simon Jones, Geoffrey McGivern, Susan Sheridan and Mark Wing-Davey, with the voice of Stephen Moore as Marvin the Paranoid Android (we are debuting a new-look Marvin). Live Band led by Philip Pope. Live Effects by Ken Humphrey and Dirk Maggs. Guest Voices Of The Book to be announced."

Dirk also added that there are other people from the radio series in the cast, which totals 11 people, but that the list above is the main characters. Tickets hopefully on sale by Christmas.

Hitchhiker's News from ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha.
6:42 am
[aeglefinus]
Douglas Adams - Virtual 60th Birthday Party
There will be an event at Hammersmith Apollo on Sunday 11th March 2012 to mark what would have been Douglas's 60th birthday.

It was mentioned on the SaveTheRhino Facebook page yesterday with this description: "The event will feature science, music, comedy and interviews with some very special guests, including Brian Cox, Robin Ince, Terry Jones, Dara O’Briain, Stephen Mangan and many more.

The main reason for their post was that they are having a competition to design a logo for the event. Closing date is midday on Wednesday 23 November 2011.

See http://www.facebook.com/pages/Save-the-Rhino-International/261291950390

Hitchhiker's news from ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha.
Sunday, October 23rd, 2011
9:42 pm
[aeglefinus]
Dr Who - Shada Novelisation - 15 Mar 2012
Gareth Robert's novelisation of Douglas Adams's Doctor Who story Shada has been listed for publication on Thursday 15th March 2012.
ISBN: 9781849903295. RRP: GBP 12.99

Hitchhiker's News from ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha.
Tuesday, October 18th, 2011
7:42 am
[aeglefinus]
h2g2.com
h2g2.com the website set up by Douglas's company, The Digital Village, in 1999 to be "an unconventional guide to life, the universe, and everything" was taken over by the BBC in 2001, but with the cuts to the BBC's online budget that were announced in January the site was under threat of closure. A number of organisations came forward expressing an interest in taking the site over and some of these coalesced into a consortium which led to the creation of a company called Not Panicking Ltd. that includes Douglas's old partner in The Digital Village, Robbie Stamp.

The transferred site went live yesterday at h2g2.com

Hitchhiker's News from ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha.
Monday, October 17th, 2011
11:42 pm
[aeglefinus]
Folio Society Edition of The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
This book with an introduction by Adam Roberts and illustrations by Jonathan Burton has now been published. Issue 121 (July 2011) of the ZZ9 magazine interviewed Jonathan and had some exclusive pictures of his work. Details: http://www.foliosociety.com/book/REU/restaurant-at-end-universe

Hitchhiker's News from ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha.
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