Douglas Adams’ virtual birthday party & Hitchhiker Live 2012

Here are some brand new informations about two upcoming events that any Douglas Adams' fan won't want to miss. It's the first time we get info about the Douglas Adams' virtual birthday party. "1) March 11th 2012: DOUGLAS ADAMS' VIRTUAL BIRTHDAY PARTY - Douglas's...

Jane Belson, Douglas Adams’ widow, passed away

Polly Adams and Jane Belson (oil on Canvas, 2010, Philip Morgan) Jane Belson just passed away, peacefully during her sleep,  this morning 7th september 2011, about ten years after her husband Douglas Adams. She was 59 years old and suffered from cancer for many...

The H2G2 game is in fact an Ipad/Iphone app!

Ok, some of you may be disapointed by this news ("What? there won't be an other Hitchhiker game?? But i'm waiting since 1985") but others will be very please to know that, according to Wired.com, Hothead Games is working on an Hitchhiker app for Iphone and Ipad,...

Don’t miss original Hitchhiker TV Series artwork on ebay

 Rod Lord has put a lot of new incredible items on ebay and continues to put new ones each week. So if you're interested with incedible collector items for The Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy TV series, you have to watch very closely this list :...

New original Hitchhiker TV Series artwork on ebay

Rod Lord has put on auction four more Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy TV series artworks. Be careful it's just three day long auctions. H2G2_ AW_011 : Babel Fish Sequence (early design) "An item from the early stages of the Babel Fish sequence, the first half of...

H2G2.com’s future : the bright side of life?

On 24 January 2011, the BBC announced cuts of 25% to its online budget and that it wanted to close or dispose of 200 websites...  including H2G2.com. The H2G2 researchers soon gathered in The H2G2 Community Consortium to try to save H2G2.com After months of...

Upcoming new H2G2 videogame

This was announced on towel day. Hothead Games will release a new game adaptation of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the galaxy... almost thirty years after the famous Infocom text adventure. Right now we don't have any further informations. We don't know what kind of game...

Happy Towel Day 2011 !!

Check http://www.towelday.org - There are Towel Day events everywhere in the world !!! Don't forget your towel !

Ten years…

Douglas Adams passed away the 11th May 2001 in California. He was only 49 years old. He had so many things do yet. He is still dearly missed by his family and his fans.

Hitchhiker Live 2012 : Exclusive interview with Dirk Maggs !

Dirk Maggs (the guy in the middle of the picture) during the rehearsals of Hitchhiker Live at the Hitchcon in 2009 Dirk Maggs, who is going to adapt and direct the upcoming Hitchhiker Live event that will tour the UK in 2012, has agreed to answer a few questions in...

H2G2 live will tour the UK in 2012!!!

Some days ago, James Thrift, Douglas Adams' brother, announced that we should "Watch out for some fantastic Hitchhikers news on it's way soon!" Simon Jones finally announced it on Radio 3 on Monday 25th : "THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY RADIO SHOW - LIVE !" will...

Dirk Genlty TV series : the BBC orders more episodes

At last, here's some good news (or bad news if you didn't like the pilot). BBC Four has ordered three more one hour long instalments of Dirk Gently. The pilot, broadcast in december, was well received even if some critics and viewers complained because the pilot...

“Shada” will be novelized and published in march 2012

That's great news for Douglas Adams and Dr Who fans. "Shada" is a lost story written by Douglas (it was partly filmed but it was stopped because of a strike). In 1992, its recorded footage was released on video using linking narration by Tom Baker to complete the...

H2G2 back on stage at Glasgow (24th march-2 april)

The Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy is back on stage! It's great news after years of shortage (apart from the great Hitchhiker Live events in 2008 and 2009, H2G2 have been quite rare on stage since Disney bought the rights of the movie in 1998). You can read here an...

Islington’s people plaque : vote for douglas adams

Douglas Adams lived in several flats in Islington (the famous Borough of London). Here is the presentation on Islingon council website : "Douglas Adams was best known for his Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy radio series and books. His other works include...

“I was Douglas Adams’ flatmate” hits the shelves

"I was Douglas Adams flatmate" is sadly not just about Douglas Adams as you can guess if you read the full tittle "... And other encouters with legends". This book, based on a Radio 4 series, also tells you about Ernest Hemingway, Sam Peckinpah, Johnny Cash, Tina...

11 Early designs of the Babel fish on ebay

The great Rod Lord has put some new stuff on auction on ebay. This time this is no less than eleven drawings of the Babel Fish made during the preparation of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy TV series. "I have come across a few items from the early stages of the...

New original Hitchhiker TV Series graphics on ebay

Rod Lord who made the graphics on the Hitchhiker's Guide to the galaxy TV series has put some original artwork on ebay. This is incredible stuff so if you've got enough money, you won't want to miss such an opportunity. The auction ends the 17th January. Click this...

The Ninth Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture

On Thursday 10 March 2011, Professor Brian Cox will give the Ninth Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture at The Royal Geographical Society. Brian Cox is a physicist but also a popular television presenter & radio broadcaster due to his ability to present science in...

Update. Article about Hitchhiker on Stage

The Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy has been adapted on stage many times since its first ever stage adaptation at the Institute of Contempory Arts (ICA) in London, between 1 and 9 May 1979. I have added numerous pics and you can also download three full...

The Dirk Gently TV series pilot, my review

I'm one of those Douglas Adams fans who always thought that Dirk Gently would be a great TV series. In a world dominated by insipid detective shows, Dirk Gently would be like a breath of fresh air. Dirk Gently is a fascinating detective who believes in "the...

Dirk Gently, the 16th december on BBC4 : watch the trailer

Dirk Gently, the TV series pilot, will be broadcast the 16th december at 9 PM. This TV adaptation has been written by Howard Overman and stars Stephen Mangan as Dirk Gently, Helen Baxendale & Darren Boyd. Here is a nice preview from the folks at...

Hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy, this year’s book for Vancouver

Vancouver is a froody place. "The Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy" was chosen by Vancouver residents as the book the whole city should read this fall. "This year's One Book, One Vancouver winning book was chosen by Vancouver residents. For three weeks in...

Happy 42day!!

Today is the 42day. An event which won't happen again before one hundred years. So this is a very special day you don't want to miss. 42day has of course it's own website where you'll get all the informations you want and need. Wherever you live, there is probably a...

Dirk Gently TV series : Lead actors revealed

As you know, a TV production of Dirk Gently is currently being filmed for BBC4 as one off which should be broadcast during this winter. If this one off is a success, then Dirk Gently could become a TV series. Argh, fingers crossed!! Now some major casting news have...

The DNA & H2G2 memorabilia page on facebook

I've just opened a page on facebook for all the Douglas Adams and The Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy fans who want to share their memorabilia with others. Post the pics there and give us details about your rare DNA & H2G2 stuff. We're not trekkies or Elvis...

The Dirk Gently TV series based on new stories

Well, we knew that you couldn't base an entire TV series on just two books (and the first chapters of a third one) but even the 60 minutes long TV pilot won't be a straight adaptation of the books as SFX releals in an exclusive interview with writer Howard...

Dirk Gently TV series on BBC4 this winter!

At last! This is the great news we were all waiting for since Hitchcon 09 where Ed Victor, Douglas Adams' agent, told us that there was a Dirk Gently TV series project under consideration at the BBC. The news came from an article on bbc.co.uk the 24th august about BBC...

Mostly Harmless issue 115 sent to ZZ9 members

A few weeks ago, I received my copie of Mostly Harmless issue 115. As usual there are some nice articles so here is a list of all the good things you miss if you're not a member of ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha : - First you really want to read "History of the kamikaze briefing...

Exclusive interview with Eoin Colfer

Here is a exclusive 20 minutes long interview with Eoin Colfer about "And Another thing", the sixth part of "The Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy" (H2G2). It was recorded in Paris the 12th march. I hope you will enjoy it. Eoin Colfer about "And Another Thing" H2G2 6...

‘The Doctor and Douglas’ on Radio 4 the 2nd april

 The documentary 'The Doctor and Douglas' will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 at 11:00 on Friday 2nd April. The host is John Culshaw and the interviewees are: Steven Moffat, Lalla Ward, Nev Fountain, Frank Halford, David Fisher, Anthony Read, Michael Hayes and John...

The Douglas Adams Portal

I've launched a new Douglas Adams & H2G2 Portal with links to articles, websites, pages, videos, interviews,...  http://www.douglasadams.info/directory  You are welcome to propose your own links.  My aim is to create a directory where you will be...

An upcoming “I was Douglas Adams’ flatmate” book?

In 2006, The comedy writer Jon Canter fondly recalled how his accidental role as faithful servant to Douglas Adams and a host of other amusing chaps inspired his first novel. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/book ... alaxy.html Jon Canter was also interviewed by...

Exclusive interview with Rod Lord!!

Rod Lord is the genius who made the Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy TV gaphics! You can read an exclusive interview on my website (also illustrated with rare pictures) : http://www.douglasadams.info/en_index.php?p=en_bonus_interview_rod_lord

Original items from TV series graphics on ebay : Gargle Blaster package

Rod Lord, the genius who made the computer graphics, has put on ebay some original artwork and you really shouldn't miss it. End of auction : 17 Jan, 2010 "H2G2_ AW_003 : Gargle Blaster package This package is made up of : 1 - The photographic lith film that was...

What to expect in 2010?

In 2009, we got a fast-paced year with the 30th years anniversary of the first book and the publication of “And another thing”, both celebrated with Hitchcon 09, which was the biggest hitchhiker event for a long time.  We were lucky enough also to enjoy the...

Upcoming Douglas Adams & DrWho doc on Radio4

Simon Barnard of Wise Buddah productions is currently working on a documentary "The Doctor and Douglas" about Douglas Adams and his relationship with Doctor Who. It should be broadcast in March/April on BBC Radio 4. He will probably talk to most of the people who...

Douglas Adams’ bath sold for 1,592.42 pounds sterling

Douglas Adams' bath, kindly donated to Save The Rhino by Jane Belson and Polly Adams, has been sold on ebay for £1,592.42. Did they add "42" at the end on purpose? A funny coincidence anyway and a nice price for this bath which was shown at the Hitchcon 09. The Vogon...

Buy a Vogon!

Thanks to Save the Rhino, you can also buy Vogon Commander Kwaltz in bronze on ebay. This Vogon model was created specially for the film adaptation of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. Sculpted by Jamie Courtier for Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, it is a scale...

Buy Douglas Adams’ Bath and think like a genius!

Save the Rhino has put Douglas Adams' bath on ebay. Auction finishes the 02 Dec, 2009. The start price is 100 pounds. Of course, you'll have to go in London to take the bath and bring it home. If you were at the Hitchcon, the bath was on display and the fans had the...

An unexpected H2G2-tribute by the NASA

It was probably one of the best tribute to Hitchhiker for its 30th anniversary. While the LCROSS spacecraft crashed towards the moon on 9 October, its twitter feed quoted the words of the spermwhale that fell towards its death on the planet of Magrathea: “And what's...

“Last chance to see” event sold out!

Stephen Fry and Mark Carwardine have made this fabulous sequel to the Douglas Adams's book "Last chance to see". The book and DVD of the TV series are now avalaible in all the good shops. Save the Rhino has organised a special event with Mark Carwardine and Stephen...

Join Rod Lord’s mailing list

Rod Lord is the genius who did the wonderful graphics for the Hitchhiker BBC TV series. Those who were at the Hitchcon had the opportunity to talk to him and buy some prints. There was even an auction for an original piece of artwork (that i sadly lost). On Rod Lord's...

Webchat with Eoin Colfer : the video online

The 9th october, a few days before the Hitchcon, Eoin Colfer answered to some questions asked by the fans (the first one is mine!). Here is the video of the webchat :

“And Another Thing” on Radio 4

Since monday 12th october, Stephen Mangan reads extracts from "And another Thing" in ten episodes on Radio 4 everyday at 22h45. You can listen to the episodes on the BBC iplayer during 7 days after broadcast. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00n4yrp And remember that...

The Hitchcon 09 & ZZ9 celebration party videos and pictures are here!

  You can watch the pictures of this incredible event here : http://picasaweb.google.com/Grand.Ordre.de.la.Serviette/Hitchcon09# The video of Hitchcon 09 is here :  http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xaslyj_hitchcon-09 And you can watch the video of ZZ9's...

Mostly Harmless issue 114 sent to ZZ9 members

"Mostly Harmless" is ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha's quarterly magazine (ZZ9 is the offical DNA and H2G2 fan club). Issue 114 has just been sent to ZZ9 members. If you're not a ZZ9 member, you can join here. The current edition includes some interesting stuff : - The first part...

New Hitchhiker Trivia iphone app

Perfect Storm Software has just released an iphone app called "Ask me again : Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy edition". At first you are delighted! But once you've bought it (for 0,79 euros - a 50% off introductory sale), and tried it, you'll be disgusted. It's not...