Hitchcon 09

A gateshow celebrating the 30th anniversary of the first print appearance of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy takes place October 11 at London’s Southbank Centre.

The Guardian‘s announcement is appropriately less-than-reverent:

If you see large groups of middle-aged men carrying towels in the vicinity of London’s Southbank this weekend then you may be well advised to follow them. They have not have discovered a new local swimming pool, but will instead be heading for this celebration of the 30th anniversary of the publication of Douglas Adams’s legendary tome The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy. 

Eoin Colfer will be there reading from his newly-released addition to the Hitchhiker series, And Another Thing… The original radio cast including Simon Jones and Mark Wing-Davey will perform a show ‘radio-style’ of excerpts from the original radio series. And attendees can order Pangalactic gargleblasters at the bar to anesthetize themselves at any point during this day-long commercial.

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