Lazlar Lyricon 3 will be a fun convention running on 9th-11th June 2017 for fans of Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (H2G2). The convention will take place at the Quality Hotel in Stoke-on-Trent (Staffordshire, England). The convention will kick off at 6pm on Friday and run through to 4pm on Sunday. More than 100 persons are already registered !
The convention is organized by fans for the fans (with the support of ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha, the official Hitchhiker appreciation society). It should be quite an interesting event with some noticeable guests and attendees : David Learner (an actor who played a number of roles including Marvin in the Theatr Clwyd touring version and Marvin in the Rainbow Theatre production), Kevin Jon Davies who has a well know life long involvement in H2G2 (he was involved in the Rainbow Theatre Production, worked on the sequences for the guide graphics bits for the BBC TV series (he also directed the making of), was the art director of the Illustrated Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,…), actor Michael Cule (who played H2G2 on stage, in the tv series or the later radio episodes), Sue Adams (Douglas’s sister who participated to setting up the series of Memorial Lectures).
In the attendees, you can spot some famous Hitchhiker fans : Jem Roberts (author of Douglas’ third & last biography), MJ Simpson (author of Doulgas’ first biography), Dr Emma J King (physicist and science presenter who works for the Royal Institution Science in Schools), Elaine Jackson (author of ‘The Journey & Other Short Stories’ (‘science fiction stories with a twist’) and ‘The Methuselah Paradox’),…
According to the organizers, “The weekend will be full of Hichhiker’s-related fun for fans of any/all forms of the Guide. Some will be directly related to Hitchhiker’s, some will be tangentially related, and some will be stuff we think Hitchhiker’s fans will enjoy”.
Here’s an extract of the Programme
“Hitchhiker’s and Me”
A panel with our Guests of Honour, talking about their experiences with Hitchhiker’s.
The TV series
Kevin Jon Davies talks about the 1980’s TV guide graphics and the making of Hitchhiker’s.
The Rainbow Stage Show
Kevin Jon Davies and Mike Cule discuss their experiences working on the Rainbow Stage Show.
Vogon Art Workshop
Make the worst art in the universe, using random rubbish we brought along (and feel free to bring your own, too!).
Vogon Art Show
Display your Vogon Art, and tell us all how great it is through the medium of another artform such as poetry or interpretive dance.
Pangalactic Gargle Blaster Workshop
Sample the best drink in existence! (With both alcoholic and non alcoholic options.)
Hangover Cure Workshop (the morning after the Pangalactic Gargle Blaster Workshop)
Try out traditional hangover cures to recover from sampling the best drink in existence….
The Tobes Late Night Panel Item
The legendary Tobes interviews himself.
Karaoke, Vogon style….
Dr Hill’s Cabinet of Curiosities
Lizard Making Workshop
Make your own infra-pink lizard.
Dr Pepper’s Gruesome Medical Talk
Horrible things that can happen to you.
Towel throwing, towel combat, towel folding, and other towel-based games.
Call my Bliff
Call my Bluff meets the Meaning of Liff.
Race a friendly, dim-witted, docile creature called Zem.
Bring along your 1980’s technology, we’ll show it to someone young and see what they make of it.
Live Action Knightmare
Re-create the cult children’s TV programme.
Dr Emma’s Spectacular Science Show
Emma brings along her favourite science demonstrations.
Dance the night away to your favourite tunes.
Fancy dress & cosplay.
Air Car Photos
Slartibartfast’s Air Car will be available for photo opportunities all weekend.
Live Action Hungry Hippoes
Kids game recreated with skate boards and buckets.
Live Action Curling
Recreated with skate boards
Gin & Tonic Tasting
Come and be cruel to a gin & tonic….
Stomp on jewel-backed scuttling crabs for no apparent reason besides pure pleasure of stomping on something.
Restaurant at the End of the Universe Bakeoff
Bring along your home-made delicacies.
More informations and registrations in https://www.lazlarlyricon3.com