ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha is Douglas Adams and H2G2 official fan club. If you come to Hitchcon’09 in London the 11th october, you don’t want to miss ZZ9’s own celebrations the day before.
Events include :
– Inslinghton slouch (13:00)
“Douglas Adams lived at a number of addresses around the Islington area from the mid Seventies, with a few years spent on the west coast of America writing film script drafts. Of special interest for this trip will be a walk past the address where Douglas wrote the first Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy book (we have cleared this with the current owner). After that we will probably pop on the tube to nip down to the Angel tube station as Adams used the Islington area for inspiration for the Hitchhiker and Dirk Gently books. Other places we will wander by include the office of estate agents Hotblack Desiato, the Regent’s Canal where Dirk Gently sent Richard McDuff swimming, the location that inspired Fenchurch’s door in So Long and Thanks for All the Fish, and more.”
– Captain’s Cabin Party (19:00)
“The Captain’s Cabin is a pub of interest to Hitchhiker fans. It is just around the corner from the site of the Paris Theatre where the first two radio series were recorded. This historic location is now a branch of LA Fitness. After recording sessions at the Paris, cast and crew often retired to the Captain’s Cabin for liquid refreshment. ZZ9 will be upholding this tradition and hope to have some special guests to mix and mingle with as we make a weekend of Penguin’s Hitchcon’09 event. All welcome, we are booked in upstairs from 7pm, and they serve food until 9pm. There may be a talk and/or a pub quiz if we are really together and hoopy. We have a habit of staying in pubs until they close so pop along any time after seven.”
Ful details here : http://www.zz9.org/events/zz930book.html