Wednesday, April 27, 2005 "Dress The Part" Contest is giving away MORE FREE BOOKS! That's right, we'll be giving away up to 5 free copies (1 book per 100 entries, up to 5 books total) of your choice of any of the 5 books in the Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy series. (Omnibus, special editions, etc. are not included because I'm poor and this contest is coming out of my own pocket...)

What's the catch? The contest is only open to people who upload a picture of themselves (and/or their friends, with permission of course) wearing a bathrobe and/or towel (or otherwise dressed as a HHGTTG character) to the image gallery in the "Fan Pics" section.

That's right. This is in support of the rapidly growing "Wear a bathrobe on Opening Day" campaign, though the contest extends until Monday, May 16th, thereby giving you three full weekends to get to the movie in your bathrobe and/or towel.

You may enter as often as you like. Rules and conditions apply, legal mumbo-jumbo, you agree not to sue me, etc. Everything you need to know is on the "Dress The Part" Entry Page.

Spread the word. Seriously. Not only is this an ultra-cool promotion for the site, but the more people we get involved with the "Wear a bathrobe on Opening Day" campaign, the more media attention it will draw, which will mean more ticket sales, which will mean that Disney will be far more likely to make some sequels! Wearing a bathrobe for a day seems like a small price to pay for the chance of getting "Restaurant" made into a movie, wouldn't you say?

Today's daily dose of media coverage...

First... Headline from today's Financial Times:
Disney considers picking up more Hitchhikers


And in oddball, but related news:
Have lawn mower with "42" painted on the side, will travel...

On a side note... I had about 3 more links to go in today's update when my browser decided to act up. Blogger and IE isn't always a friendly combination. Grrrr... So, that's why everything is being published so late today. Blame Blogger. :/

Note that some of these may be the same articles as from recent days... A lot of the media sites share stories after they've run them as exclusives for a day, etc.

Interviews:'s interview with Sam Rockwell's interview with Zooey Deschanel
Seattle Times' interview with Martin Freeman
The Ottowa Sun's interview with Sam Rockwell

BBC's article on "42 minutes before midnight" showing
MSNBC's long article on the movie's article about the movie
Long Island Press' review of the movie's review of the movie (didn't like it)'s article about the movie
AP article about the movie
The Ottowa Citizen's article about the movie
BBC praises "imperfect effects"
This is Local London's article on Hitchhiker exhibit at Science Museum's article on Adams and the movie
Islington Gazette's review of the movie (4 stars out of 5)'s short review of the movie's article about the movie reviews the movie (Not owned by Disney)
Daytona Beach News Journal's article about the movie

Robbie Stamp answers questions on Slashdot

Robbie Stamp answered a number of questions on Slashdot, and needless to say, it's getting a ton of attention from the geek community. I mean, a bunch of computer geeks talking about HHGTTG? Life is good. :)