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Happy Halloween! Some scary Wonderlands on YouTube.

I think the creepiest clip from an Alice movie I’ve seen recently was unintentionally scary, which Jenny Woolf linked to at her blog, brought to light in re Will Brooker’s book Alice’s Adventure: Lewis Carroll in Popular Culture (2005). “He suggested looking into the Alice in Wonderland phenomenon in Japan, (where she is known as… [read full post]

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Special Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at the Dorchester this week

All week long, the Promenade at the Dorchester (in London’s Mayfair on Park Lane) has been transformed into the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, with help from the English National Ballet‘s young dancers. If you’re in old Lud’s town, there’s still time to catch it this weekend. Author Jenny Woolf says she “thinks the costumes probably… [read full post]

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Jenny Woolf’s Jabberwock.co.uk

UK author Jenny Woolf maintains a website which is our close cousin in the blogosphere – Jabberwock.co.uk/blog. Previously, she has transcribed and annotated Lewis Carroll’s bank account – as Lewis Carroll in his Own Account. Her forthcoming book, The Mystery of Lewis Carroll, promises the following:The book uses new information to unravel the reason why… [read full post]

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Castle in the Air in Berkeley: Two Carroll Photographs

After a journey lasting several more than a hundred years and considerably more than a hundred miles, two photographs taken by Mr Dodgson have found their way from the developing room on the roof of Christ Church to a small ink shop and gallery on the West Coast of America. Those wishing to visit these… [read full post]

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Chris t. Halverson’s Alice Project in Hopkins, Minnesota, October 24th thru November 29th

Carrollians near L’Étoile du Nord should find their way to Hopkins, MN, starting this weekend. Local Minneapolis-based artist Chris t. Halverson has been using our favorite wonderer as his muse for many years in several mediums, an ongoing so-called “Alice Project”. He has already displayed some of his Alice work at the Minneapolis Stevens Square… [read full post]

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Online Auction for 2015

Another fundraiser for the 2015 event is a weekly auction of very fun items donated by the family of the great Carrollian collector Carolyn Buck. Check it out, and keep checking back as new items will be added every week this fall. Which reminds me, if you are interested in helping organize a fabulous event,… [read full post]

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LCSNA meetings

If you weren’t able to attend the LCSNA fall meeting in Fort Lee, NJ, this past weekend, take a look at some of the articles written about it…“Down the rabbit hole, onto the silver screen”“Fort Lee as ‘Wonderland’”… then start planning for the spring meeting! It will take place at the Rosenbach Museum and Library… [read full post]

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Portmanteaus on This American Life

Lewis Carroll was not mentioned by name, nor was the word ‘portmanteau’ ever dropped, but Humpty Dumpty’s spirit lurked around the September 13th, 2009, episode of This American Life (#389 Frenemies). Starting at 29:45 in the episode, Ira Glass interviews lexicographer Erin McKean, whom he had asked to research the word ‘frenemy’. She found the… [read full post]

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Mad Hatter Day

Just a heads up that Tuesday is Mad Hatter Day. Why? Because it is 10/6!(I love that he has nervously kicked off his shoes in this picture. Striped socks with a checked suit and polka-dot tie—excellent fashion choice!)

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