“Last chance to see” event sold out!

“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

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

“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!

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 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

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...

H2G2, part 6 : Quizz Eoin Colfer on webTV show the 9th October

H2G2, part 6 : Quizz Eoin Colfer on webTV show the 9th October

I just got this email. This is the opportunity to  quizz Eoin Colfer on a webTV show that will be broadcast friday 9th October. Click here to submit questions before the chat. For more information visit www.6of3.com "People of Earth! Don’t Panic! Quiz the author...

Sorry for the inconvenience

The last few days were quite difficult to manage. Due to bandwidth limitation and the fact that there are a lot of visitors on my website for some weeks, the site went down for several hours. Now it's back and I hope you appreciate the brand new design and the new...

6of3.com : full features are online

6of3.com : full features are online

6of3 is the official website of "And another thing", H2G2 part 6. It has been launched some weeks ago but now all the features are online. it includes a video introduction by Eoin Colfer, a timeline, ringtones, a presentation of the authors and books, and a competion...

PAN Macmillan press release on H2G2 reissues

PAN Macmillan press release on H2G2 reissues

On 12 October 1979 the most remarkable book ever to come out of the great publishing corporations of Ursa Minor (and Earth) was made available to humanity – THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy went straight to Number 1 in the UK...

“Last chance to see” the book hits the shelves

“Last chance to see” the book hits the shelves

The long awaited book, "Last chance to see - on the foosteps of Douglas Adams" hit the shelves the 3rd September. The original "Last chance to see" book was published in 1990 and was co-written by Douglas Adams and zoologist Mark Carwardine. It's a great book, very...

Hitchcon 09 : Full Program and booking informations!

Hitchcon 09 : Full Program and booking informations!

"With other out-of-this-world entertainment throughout the day – including special free screenings of the Hitchhiker’s series in The Clore Ballroom – this is one event no self-respecting lover of classic British comedy will want to miss. Day pass £32.50 when you book...

Hitchhiker convention the 11th october in London

Hitchhiker convention the 11th october in London

As read on the bookseller.com "A “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” convention will take place in October to mark the 30th anniversary of the famous Douglas Adams series (11th October) and publication of the authorised sequel from Eoin Colfer, And Another Thing . . ....

And another thing (the first half): my review

And another thing (the first half): my review

I've just finished reading the first half of "And another thing", the sixth book in "The Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy" written by Eoin Colfer.First I'd like to thank Penguin and Eoin Colfer's website for organizing this giveaway and for risking sending to fans...

And another thing : first extract and fist review

Now that Penguin sent the first eight chapters to some lucky bast°°°s who won a copy of the proof, the first reviews (for these eight chapters) begin to appear on the web. Here is an extract posted by my friend Kevin Davies who chose it because it sounds a lot like...

Be a Vogon, destroy the earth (and other news)

There have been some great news latelty about the upcoming 6th book of H2G2 written by Eoin Colfer. First, Penguin has just distributed a few preview copies of this sixth book on Eoin Colfer's official website. You could read on the website's blog that "Penguin have...

Last chance to see event the 27th October in London

Last chance to see event the 27th October in London

"On Tuesday 27 October Stephen Fry and Mark Carwardine will update us on their quest to find the Northern white rhino; the Northern white rhino lived, until recently, in Uganda, southern Chad, south-western Sudan, the eastern part of Central African Republic, and...

Don’t forget Towel Day : 25th May 2009!

Don’t forget Towel Day : 25th May 2009!

"As explained on Towel-day.com : "What? Carry your towel the whole day with you, wherever you go. When? Every year at May 25th. Where? Of course everywhere you go! And why? May 25th is the commemoration day for the Douglas Adams, the author of the world-celebrated...

“Salmon of doubt” on radio but without Dirk Maggs

“Salmon of doubt” on radio but without Dirk Maggs

The british magazine "The Stage" has announced that "Spice World writer Kim Fuller has been enlisted to adapt and complete Douglas Adams’ final and unfinished Dirk Gently novel for BBC Radio 4. The writer will use information provided in the existing chapters of The...

Cover Art for Hitchhikers 6 “And Another Thing” Revealed

Cover Art for Hitchhikers 6 “And Another Thing” Revealed

Being deprived of internet access for now three weeks, I publish the news 20 days after it was revealed on Eoin Colfer's website. Well anyway here is the cover for those who still haven't seen it : The publication of Hitchhiker's sixth book will be also the...

Eoin Colfer has almost finished writing Hitchhikers part 6!

Very far away from Douglas Adams well known craft for missing deadlines, it seems that irish writer Eoin Colfer will finish Hitchhiker' guide to the galaxy sixth part in time. "And another thing" should be finished at the begining of february and published as expected...

Win a bronze Vogon statue!

Win a bronze Vogon statue!

Save the Rhino has put up for auction a handcrafted model of Commander Kwaltz by Jim Henson's Creature Shop. Standing 18cm tall and weighing over 6kg, it's a real beauty (if such thing can be said about vogons). It was the same statue that Save The Rhino tried to sell...

Bad news. Dirk Maggs won’t make “the salmon of doubt” radio series

Dirk Maggs who succesfully adapted and directed the three new phases of the Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy radio series, the two Dirk Gently books, has decided he won't write and direct the last Dirk Gently radio series which was going to be based on the unfinished...

Last chance to see is back (too)! (EDIT : with official webiste)

After the Hitchhiker's Guide to the galaxy, we learn that there will be a new Last chance to see book. This sequel will be written by Douglas' friend Stephen Fry and zoologist Mark Carwardine. At the time, Douglas and Mark also made a radio series. But this time there...

Eoin Colfer on the Hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy

It is interesting to read this text written by Eoin Coffer, the writer of the sixth installment of the Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy : "From Penguin Press: I first read the Hitchhiker’s Guide in my late teens when Ted Roche, a libertine friend of mine, pressed it...

H2G2 part 6 : a new book will be published in october 2009 !

I was of course quite taken aback when I learnt the news. British publiser Penguin has commissionned Eoin Colfer, author of the Artemis Fowl series, to write a sixth instalment of the Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy series. According to The Press Association, the...

Stephen Fry : “I miss Douglas both as friend and technology guru”

Saturday 6th September, Stephen Fry wrote a column in the Guardian and on his forum, about a new media player. And of course, as he explains, "It is rare for me to contemplate new gadgetry without a pang of regret for the early passing of Douglas Adams." He adds :...

Geoffrey Perkins died in a car accident

Geoffrey Perkins died in a car accident

It's a very sad news for all hitchhiker's fans and british comedy fans alike. The great Geoffrey Perkins has died from a car accident friday 29th August. According to the Daily Telegraph, Geoffrey Perkins was hit by a truck on Marylebone High Street in London. He was...

Douglas in BBC Comedy map of Britain the 17th May

According to Frank Halford, Douglas Adams' former teacher "I have just been told that the BBC programme to which I contributed a minute or so, will be shown on May 17th. It will be included in a series called, "The Comedy Map of Britain."... It merely shows me walking...

Exclusive interview with Frank Halford !

Exclusive interview with Frank Halford !

When I was at the Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy 30th anniversary celebration, Robbie Stamp introduced me to Frank Halford, Douglas' famous teacher who gave him a ten out of of ten for an english essay when he was ten years old. This 77 years old retired teacher is...

“Son of Rambow” reviews and interviews

"Son of Rambow", Hammer & Tong's second movie after "Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy" is now in theaters in british cinemas since the 4th April. Of course there are references to Hitchhiker's including this surprising statement from Garth : "- Did the success of...

“Son of Rambow” released in UK the 4th April, in US the 2nd May

The new Hammer & Tongs movie is going finally to hit theatres in UK and US very soon. "Son of Rambow" will be released in UK the 4th April and in US the 2nd May. The movie had some great reviews when he was shown at The Sundance Film Festival last year and at The...

H2G2 radio series 30th anniversary : the review & some pictures!

H2G2 radio series 30th anniversary : the review & some pictures!

The Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy 30th anniversary live performance was a great success. The historical event, which occured just after the Douglas Adams 6th Memorial lecture on wednesday 12th march at the Royal Geographical Society, was sold out. First surprise of...

Don’t forget to be in London the 12th March!

I hope you already have bought your tickets. Please don't forget to be in London the 12th March for the annual DNA memorial lecture. You'll have the opportunity to : - listen to a fascinationg lecture (Steven Pinker: “The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into...

Dirk Gently radio series : Radio 4 mini website redesigned

The Radio 4 mini website about the new Dirk Gently radio series has been redesigned and updated. It is not as good as the Radio 4 mini website about Hitchhiker's but it is well done and there is some good stuff including the excellent Dirk Maggs' production diary and...

Dirk Gently radio series : pics and trailers

The first series of Dirk Gently is soon going to be launched this october. You can now see the pics, watch the video trailer and listen to the audio trailer on Above the Title website. You can keep a look on BBC Radio 4 website even if the website have not been...

The first H2G2 lottery

I've got to pay the fees my webhosting, and I've decided to organise the first H2G2 lottery. You pay five euros and you will have the possibility to win a great and rare french H2G2 towel. To take part in the lottery, you just have to click on the banner on the front...

Son of Rambow got a $8 millions deal in Sundance & mostly good reviews

Son of Rambow, Hammer & Tongs second movie after H2G2, was shown at the Sundance festival. It got mostly excellent reviews and made big news thanks to a huge $8 million distribution deal with Paramount Vantage. But SoR failed to win any prize at the Sundance...

Dirk Gently on radio !!!

We have been waiting for months, and now it's official : BBC Radio 4, which has broadcasted all the Hitchhiker's radio series from the first episode in 1978, have commissioned Dirk Maggs and Above The Tittle to make a 18 episodes radio adaptation of the Dirk Gently...

An exclusive US DIRK post mortem by Scot Burklin

An exclusive US DIRK post mortem by Scot Burklin

Scot Burklin played Dirk Gently in the US premiere of DIRK which was staged in Los Angeles last autumn. As you certainly know, the production was a big success. Scot and his friends got a great review from Variety and a "thumbs up" from Arvind Ethan David, one of the...

Douglas Adams related stuff on archive.org

Archive.org is an incredible website where you can get some rare audio, video and text stuff free to download. Here are some good stuff I found about Douglas : - Interview. Shockwave Radio Theater November 9, 1993 with guest Douglas Adams - A TV documentary from 1988...

Son Of Rambow scheduled at Sundance

Hammer & Tongs new movie "Son of Rambow" will be screened at the famous Sundance Festival the 22, 23 and 24 January. More details on Sundance website here "A nostalgic trip back to the 1980s, Son of Rambow is an inventive valentine to an era where, for the first...

H2G2 on Blu-Ray disc the 23th January

he Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy is one of the first Disney Buena Vista movies to be released on the new video format, Blu Ray, 50GB and dual-layer discs. It will be realeased on the 23th January 2007 along with other BVI titles like Chicago, The Guardian and...