Wadfest sounds great.
I really miss the old Clarecraft Event where you could just turn up and have a great time in the open air with good friends, good beer and good opportunities to get close to Terry and
the wonderful people who worked at the Clarecraft factory.
And paint figures of course.
The major difference for me is that Wadfest isn't 20 minutes down the road
Somehow despite the Clarecraft event being organised by the factory, it didn't seem like a 'traders event' - buying paint-your-own figures was inexpensive and it wasn't the end of the world if you didn't buy a boxed figure from the shop in their tent - it wasn't about organising a gathering in order to make money out of the Discworld fans or the Clarecraft collectors. And it was always huge fun.
I think Wadfest - with its roots firmly in raising funds for charity - is a similarly excellent way of bringing fans together to have fun, and it is a great tribute to the all-year round hard work of Waddy and Peter Chapman that it goes from strength to strength each year.
Next year, maybe?!
When much is taken, something is returned.