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More Alice Tweets

To put a further Carrollian spin on tweeting Alice, the tweet stream at The Best Butter posts random, grammatically complete chunks of the text from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland once a day. The creator of the feed says, “The Twitter feed came about because I have a pet project creating software that does generic splitting… [read full post]

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Betty in Wonderland

Fans of comics from the 1950s might appreciate the Betty and Veronica Digest, No. 195 (June 2009), which leads with “Betty in Wonderland” (pp. 1-21). Betty is babysitting for the Anderson kids, who beg her to read Alice in Wonderland every night. This time she changes the story a little. Betty (Alice) chases Archie down… [read full post]

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Syfy’s Alice

Announced at least a year ago, Syfy has finally started releasing pictures and press information for its four-hour miniseries Alice, slated for December of this year. “…writer/director Nick Willing has created the modern-day story of Alice Hamilton (Caterina Scorsone), a fiercely independent twenty-something who suddenly finds herself on the other side of a looking glass…. [read full post]

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Dark Wonderland Ball

Once again I am reminded that Portland is just too cool for words. Then again, what do you expect of a city where the major tourist attraction is a bookstore?The 6th Annual Dark Alice in Wonderland Ball (click on ‘Special Events’) will be held at the Bossanova in Portland, OR on Friday, September 18th at… [read full post]

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A change of pace

Many musical works have been inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice books, and even by The Hunting of the Snark, but I can’t think of anything other than academic books that have been inspired by his letters. Fortunately, Free Music Archive fills this void by making available Igor Ballereau’s “Lettres à des amies-enfants”, five songs for… [read full post]

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(Just a little) more ranting

Another opportunity for marketing to me missed… Apparently attendees of the Comic-Con presentation were told to follow the ImportantDate tweetstream, which eventually told followers how to get tickets into an offsite exhibit of props and costumes. Supposedly this will be a touring exhibition, but no where and when information is yet forthcoming.

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