Hitchcon 09: Do You Know Where Your Towel Is?

By Lindsey Last edited 109 months ago
Hitchcon 09: Do You Know Where Your Towel Is?

Hey! Is this guy boring you? Why don't you come talk to me instead? I'm from a different planet. Seriously!
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy novel is 30 years old this Sunday. Thirty. Alarmingly, some of us are older than it but probably not as old as Trillian actress, Sandra Dickinson, who got competitively spliced on Four Weddings the other week. Hopefully, she'll be glad to be back on more auspicious ground as she shares the Southbank stage with fellow original Hitchhikers telly cast members this Saturday. It's a one day, 80s throwback, sci fi extravaganza: Hitchcon 09.

But it's not just an excuse to go out wearing your dressing gown (although if you count yourself a superfan you'll probably want to be in the mass Arthur Dent photocall at 11.30). It's also a promo shebang to big up the publication of the new, approved, Hitchhiker’s novel "And Another Thing..." by Eoin Colfer. Go along to Hitchcon and you can get advance signed copies and meet the man himself.

The original TV crew will be performing readings, radio style and there's a sleb studded 'chat show' about the late Douglas Adams for which you need to book tickets. Don't panic, though, as the Clore Ballroom will be graced with free screenings of the classic TV series and pangalactic gargleblasters will be on sale at the bar. Your cue to reminisce about the early 80s when the cut glass vowels of Arthur Dent seemed perfectly normal and 42 was a pretty reasonable answer to life, the universe and everything.

Hitchcon 09 is on Saturday 11 October from 11.30am. Buy tickets for events or an all day pass online.

Last Updated 06 October 2009