Nearly There....

Submitted by emmak on Mon, 05/06/2017 - 09:43

LL3 kicks off on FRIDAY!  We can't believe it's this week already, and frantic last-minute preparations are well under way!

If you're coming along, do check out our third and final Progress Report, which contains a bunch of useful information you'll want to read before you start your journey.  

Alexander Pawlak

Submitted by davidh on Wed, 10/05/2017 - 16:51

Physicist and editor Alexander Pawlak became a fan of Hitchhiker's by watching the first German broadcast of the TV series in 1984. In March 2000, at the start of his career in science journalism he got the chance to interview Douglas Adams in Berlin.

Sue Adams

Sue Adams is three years younger than her brother Douglas. When their parents split she moved to Brentwood with her mother and brother, and whilst Douglas went to school in the town she went to Felixstowe College as Bentwood School did not take girls then.

After Douglas's death she was involved in setting up the series of Memorial Lectures that have raised money for environmental causes like Save the Rhino that were close to his heart, and the Virtual 60th Birthday Party that celebrated his life and work.

Elaine Jackson

Submitted by davidh on Tue, 18/04/2017 - 11:46

EJ Jackson is the author of 'The Journey & Other Short Stories’ (‘science fiction stories with a twist’) and 'The Methuselah Paradox' (a contemporary detective story with a premise firmly rooted in speculative fiction).

Dr Emma J King

Submitted by emmak on Sun, 12/03/2017 - 20:10

Dr Emma is a physicist and science presenter who works for the Royal Institution Science in Schools programme, doing fun and exciting science shows for kids and grown ups which involve fabulous experiments and plenty of explosions!  

She will be bringing along some of her favourite demonstrations to share with us at LL3 in a science show which promises to be the best bang since the big one....

MJ Simpson

Submitted by davidh on Thu, 09/03/2017 - 08:38

In the 1990s MJ Simpson was ZZ9 newsletter editor, then President, then honorary ‘Research Archivist’, as well as Deputy Editor of SFX. He wrote The Pocket Essential Hitchhiker’s Guide, Hitchhiker: A Biography of Douglas Adams and the new stuff in the third edition of Don’t Panic, and ran a website called Planet Magrathea. He gave up being a Hitchhiker expert in 2005 when Martin Freeman criticised his tie but rejoined ZZ9 two years ago. Simo was at both the previous Lazlar Lyricons and has forgotten more than you will ever know.

Jonny Nexus

Submitted by davidh on Wed, 08/03/2017 - 11:51

Jonny Nexus started out writing humour pieces for pen-and-paper roleplaying games before moving into fiction with his ENnie-nominated, self-published novel of roleplaying gods, Game Night. He has since published a second novel, If Pigs Could Fly. Originally from London, he now works in IT, and is exiled by marriage to Lancashire.

Jonny will be reading at the Author Open Mic session. If you wish to be considered for this as well please send a message to the programme email listed on the Contacts page.

Price Rise - December 5th

Submitted by emmak on Sat, 19/11/2016 - 12:28

Our prices will be going up by £5 on December 5th, that's 2 weeks from now, so why not treat yourself to an early Christmas present and sign up now for the most fashionable event that the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the galaxy has seen in decades (since Lazlary Lyricon 2....).  

With excitement, adventure and really wild things (like guests, games, discos and drinking), you'll be sure to have a super hoopy weekend, so join now!