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!

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

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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.


Latest Dirk Gently News:

Douglas Adams The Party Virtual 60th (Sunday 11th March):

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

Simon Jones in Hay Fever:

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

Shada Novelisation (15th March): Amazon link:

Gareth Roberts Shada Signing (14th March):

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

The International Douglas Adams Animation Competition:

Doctor on the Go DVD (Series 2): Amazon link:

Douglas Adams on Desert Island Discs:

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:

'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:

Cambridge Tour (Saturday 10th March) Facebook Event:

Captain's Cabin Fan Gathering (Saturday 10th March) Facebook Event:

Islington Tour (Sunday 11th March) Facebook Event:

Picocon (Saturday February 18th):

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


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.

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.

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.

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.