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April 10, 2003 There's a new 'society' article that mentions Mr. Handler.
Oh, and I'll be out of town starting tomorrow, so there definitely won't be any updates or responses to e-mails till Monday.

April 9, 2003 I blew my money on the coolest things yesterday! ASoUE "Magic 8 Ball" that can only warn of impending doom, and a Snickety board game that comes with little figures of the Baudelaires, Olaf and Mr. Poe (probably the closest to action figures we'll get until the movie's out). Let the mechandising onslaught begin!

April 7, 2003 Yesterday, Claudia Gonson of Future Bible Heroes mentioned that Daniel Handler will be performing "I'm a Vampire" at the FBH show this Friday in San Francisco. Just something to keep in mind if you can make it there.

Also in Northern California soon:
From Sacramento Bee
Lemony Snicket fans in grades three and up may take part in "A Series of Unfortunate Events" this week at the Roseville Public Library in celebration of National Library Week.
Programs will take place at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Maidu Branch Library, 1530 Maidu Drive, and 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Roseville Main Library, 225 Taylor St.
In keeping with the spirit of author Snicket, children are encouraged to attend in their favorite Count Olaf disguise.
Registration is required for the free program. For reservations, call the Maidu Branch at (916) 774-5900 or the Main Library at (916) 774-5225.

I just found this audiobook review from Independent.co.uk, By Christina Hardyment, 05 April 2003:
Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events are hilariously lugubrious accounts of the dreadful fate that haunts the plucky Baudelaire children. Tim Curry reads the seventh in the series, The Vile Village (Collins, c. 4 hrs, 10.99), with exactly the right weary resignation. How will it all end? Maybe Violet should just bite the bullet and marry the dreaded Karl.
     Did I miss something? Who's Karl?!? Plus, I don't recall anybody proposing to Violet during "The Vile Village." Not a very punctilious journalist, eh?

April 4, 2003 I highly recommend that you visit this relatively new site, as I enjoy it quite a bit: The Bad Beginning Think Quest Site.
Also, the films gallery has what is purported to be the official movie logo.

April 3, 2003 Some Snicket events possibly near you:

The Times Picayune [Louisiana]
National Library Week will be celebrated Sunday through April 12, so it's a good time to get to know the Jefferson Parish East Bank Regional Library better through the many activities and programs scheduled in the next few weeks that will appeal to all age groups.
Also, on Monday at 7 p.m, the program, "An Ill-Fated Bash," will be presented. It will feature the popular Lemony Snicket and the Baudelaire Children's series of "unfortunate events." Registration is not required for this program.
For more information, call 837-6871.

The Mercury News [SF Bay area, CA]
Lemony Snicket, author; 7 p.m. Nov. 7; Fox Theater; $20-$40

March 28, 2003 Just a reminder that you can still vote for Lemony Snicket over at The Red House Children's Book Award 2003. Have a fun weekend!

March 27, 2003 I'm going to interview Claudia Gonson & Christopher Ewen of Future Bible Heroes on my radio show on April 6, 10a-12p PST. You can listen live online: Quantum Foam.
Also, Peter sent in the following cool VFD possibility: "Volunteer Fraud Duplicate."

March 26, 2003 I've posted the 5th Japanese cover in the gallery (as well as some French and German covers), there are two new 'articles' available, several new fansite 'links,' and UJilusahdluidg sent in the following fun info:

" It might have been just me, but I have noticed that there is a coded message under the sign for The Caligari Carnival. The sign reads What You Want To Hear, Guaranteed. Mix these letters up you ALMOST get The World is Quiet Here, except 4 a few missing letters. "

March 14, 2003 There's a new article up that's just barely Snickety, but still a fun read.

March 13, 2003 Today, the Washington Post reported the following event:

" Howard Calendar
Community Events
" Friday 14
LEMONY SNICKET STORY TIME, for ages 8 and older, stories, trivia, activities based on the series of books by Lemony Snicket, plus a craft, 2 p.m., Central Branch Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy., at South Entrance Road, Columbia. 410-313-7880. "

On Monday, Publisher's Weekly posted the following info:

" As Time Goes By
by Karole Riippa
" 2004 calendars draw on vintage images and contemporary themes
" Mark the dread of each dawning day with "Snicketisms" from Lemony Snicket's Calendar of Unfortunate Events that covers 13 alarming months (wall, $12.99). Contact publisher for terms. HarperCollins, 1350 Ave. of the Americas, New York, N.Y. 10019-4703; (212) 261-6500. "

March 10, 2003 There's a new article up about the difficulty of contacting Mr. Snicket. Also, I've decided to ignore articles that make only a passing reference to Mr. Snicket. Journalists now use ASoUE as a reference point when writing about any old series of unfortunate events. It's kind of bothersome.
Lastly, I finally completed my UA section. You can now easily access the pages on anagrams, animals, and Sebald.

March 7, 2003 I just noticed a dark photo of Mr. Handler on Stephin Merritt's website that's now available in the gallery.

March 6, 2003 There's a new article up about phobias that has very little to do with ASoUE. Also, Amy e-mailed me with the following VFD possibility: Violet's Favorite Drink! Amy's so cool.

March 3, 2003 Happy new month! The Times-Picayune reports:
" The following events are planned in March at Barnes & Noble, 1601B West Bank Expressway in Harvey [Louisiana].
" -- March 20, 7 p.m., children's story time featuring "The Bad Beginning" by Lemony Snicket, book one of the "Series of Unfortunate Events." "

February 28, 2003 I've become so morose over missing the Miserable Message Board, that I've started up my own board: The Lemony Discussion Board. Please behave yourselves here, as I will swiftly delete anything that upsets me. (I don't upset easily, but it can happen.)
Fun news from Neil Gaiman's Blog: The band One Ring Zero is putting together an album full of songs written by authors, including Daniel Handler. At their site for The Author Project, you can currently hear a snippit of the song with Handler-penned lyrics, Radio:

If I had a radio for every time you love me so,
I wouldn't have a radio at all.
Now I sit and waste my time,
My room is quiet as a mime,
And wait for someone glamorous to call.

Radio Radio Radio Radio

If I had a ceiling fan for every time you made a plan
Then told me you had plans and couldn't go,
The hurricane would wreak my bed,
And leave my shingle roof for dead,
And my broken heart scattered to and fro.

Hurricane Hurricane Hurricane Hurricane Hurricane...

February 27, 2003 Two new articles. One says that Mr. Snicket is up for a children's book award in the UK. The other reports that people from North Carolina are still working to get the Snicket film production in their neck of the woods.

February 26, 2003 New link, to a fun Edward Gorey fansite.

February 25, 2003 According to amazon.ca, The Slippery Slope will be released on Oct. 16 of this year (thanks to Quazmo). I find this a bit odd, as that date is a Thursday, and books are usually released on Tuesdays. At least, in the US they are.

February 24, 2003 More film news, as well as a couple of changes to the 'dates' page.
For the purposes of self-promotion, I have a new website over here.

February 20, 2003 New director info is now available in the 'films' section!

February 17, 2003 Two new articles, one revealing that the first two Snicket books were originally titled The Miserable Marriage and The Good Guardian.

February 11, 2003 I received the Slippery Slope clue in the mail yesterday. For any of you who want to print out your own copy of the clue, it's now available in the gallery. I've also posted two new Snicket fansites, and I've at last gotten my Kill the Poor movie fansite up and running. It's still kind of empty, but there's more to come! Oh, and the movie's probably gonna be rated 'R', so it's not for little kiddies.

February 9, 2003 Someone finally received the Slippery Slope clue!
" Hi,
"    I got the Slippery Slope Clue today! (The one some people sent in the receipt for.) It's a piece of paper that you fold and cut in certain ways. Then, when you unfold the paper, it is in the shape of 2 people holding hands. The words on the paper say "Two will disappear and never be seen again."
" ~Julie~ "

February 6, 2003 In fear of increased traffic causing server problems, I've moved 'Verifiable Film Data' over to geocities. All content remains the same. The new URL is http://www.geocities.com/lemonyfilm/
If you notice any link problems (particularly in 'articles'), please send me an e-mail so I can fix 'em.

February 4, 2003 Another new but mostly useless article about the film's troubles is up in 'articles.' And for those of you wondering, I have no idea what happened to UE.net either.
Plus, coming soon I'll have a new site all about a film scripted by Daniel Handler based on Kill the Poor by Joel Rose.

February 2, 2003 Yesterday, the New Zealand Herald printed an article by a lady who loves Mr. Snicket's works, now available in 'articles'. He must be huge in New Zealand.

January 31, 2003 I've almost completed my Unauthorized Autobiography section. Please enjoy the results of my labor. Once this is totally done, I'll finally get started on The Carnivorous Carnival.

January 29, 2003 A new but completely useless article concerning Jim Carrey is now up.

January 27, 2003 Here's what I found on Neil Gaiman's site from January 24, 2003:
" Just did a presentation with Art Spiegelman, and he also showed me the dummy book for Little Lit #3 -- it looks an amazing book. Some lovely William Joyce, a surprisingly tender Lemony Snicket story (beautifully drawn by Richard Sala), and my bosom swelled with pride at the Gahan Wilson pages that I'd written. "
Checking with amazon, I discovered that the full title is It Was a Dark and Silly Night (Little Lit Series, Volume 3), it's scheduled for an August 2003 release, and is ISBN: 0060286288. More Snickety goodness to look forward to!

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