The Rotterdam Times -- Cabbagecon 2 - the Turtle returns

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The Rotterdam Times -- Cabbagecon 2 - the Turtle returns

Postby Mycroft Vimes » Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:11 pm

Got this in my e-mail yesterday,although still quite a bit in the future,i thought i'd share it here in case some of the Dutchies here had missed it. :)
Sadly and strangely they decided to move it to the sticks(/stiff weeds?I'm finally on the way in Snuff!Yeah!Sweet! :D ),
far away from any decent level of civilisation :roll: ;) ,so i'm not sure i'll be able to make it,if i do it will be on the Sunday.
But just to see Pratchett so deservedly being appreciated and loved by fellow countryfolk is always a good thing. :greetings-clapyellow:

(Start e-mail)
The Turtle returns to The Netherlands!

It may seem like things have been quiet around the Dutch Discworld convention, but behind the scenes we have been working hard. After the first CabbageCon in 2011 we received enough positive reactions to organise a second edition. And now we can finally proudly announce that the Turtle will return to the Low Countries. This time He/She will not even have to swim quite as far as last time, or be forced to navigate a crowded harbour: in fact, we will be staying in the picturesque seaside town of Zandvoort. Anyone who has a soft spot for Discworld is welcome to join us there from 24 to 26 May 2013.

This Wednesday, 1 August, our website http://www.dutchdwcon.nl will come back online. Come and check it out for all necessary information and of course to sign up for the convention.
Our newsletter will also be back, this time bearing the appropriate title News from the Beach. If you wish to keep receiving the newsletter, please go to our website and sign up as a user. You will only be able to sign up for the newsletter or for the convention itself after registering as a user on the website. Please note: the old mailing list will be deleted within a day or two from now, so if you want us to keep you posted, you really need to register!

In a nutshell:
When? 24-26 May 2013
Where? Hotel NH Zandvoort, Burg. Van Alphenstraat 63, Zandvoort (NL)
Want to know more? http://www.dutchdwcon.nl or info@dutchdwcon.nl



Help us

Organising a convention is great fun, but also a lot of work and we could still use a bit of help. Do you have some great ideas about the programme? Do you want to make a request or put in a suggestion? Contact us on info@dutchdwcon.nl and share your thoughts with us. Every bit of help is welcome!
(End e-mail)
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Re: The Rotterdam Times -- Cabbagecon 2 - the Turtle returns

Postby Sjoerd3000 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:21 pm

Zandvoort is only half an hour by train from Amsterdam ;)
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Re: The Rotterdam Times -- Cabbagecon 2 - the Turtle returns

Postby Mycroft Vimes » Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:38 pm

Yep,but from Rotterdam it's at least an hours drive and in my Renault Kangoo that seems more like three. :P
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon Jul 30, 2012 4:34 pm

Zandvoort! long time since I've been there. :)
He willnae tak' a drink! I think he's deid! , on the other hand though A Midgie in yir hand is worth twa up yir kilt.
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Postby The Mad Collector » Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:12 pm

My thoughts exactly Dug, it's tempting, very tempting :)
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:28 pm

And the beach is close by ;)
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Postby michelanCello » Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:41 pm

But why in May?! Noooooo! :cry:
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:46 pm

michelanCello wrote:But why in May?! Noooooo! :cry:

It's probably the one time of year that there isn't any sort of festival going on in the Netherlands. :lol: Every time I've been there they are having some sort of excuse to party. :lol:
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Postby michelanCello » Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:48 pm

Tonyblack wrote:
michelanCello wrote:But why in May?! Noooooo! :cry:

It's probably the one time of year that there isn't any sort of festival going on in the Netherlands. :lol: Every time I've been there they are having some sort of excuse to party. :lol:

Figures.... :roll: :lol:
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:50 pm

The one year I was there, they seemed to be having local elections for wizards. Just about every house had a photo of some guy with a pointy hat and robes. Very strange. :lol:
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Postby The Mad Collector » Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:57 pm

Are you sure you weren't in the American south Tony ;)
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:00 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:58 pm

Or did you have a white out. :lol:
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:16 am

Tonyblack wrote:The one year I was there, they seemed to be having local elections for wizards. Just about every house had a photo of some guy with a pointy hat and robes. Very strange. :lol:


Did he look like this? :P

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Postby Dotsie » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:29 am

That's Santa! You elect him?
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