The First Dutch Discworld Convention.

Moderators: Jason, Toothy, Tonyblack

Postby Sjoerd3000 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:52 pm

cool 8) Hadn't read that before :wink:

And there;s going to be werewolf too! 8)
A poster outside one shop urged people to Dig For Victory, as if it were some kind of turnip.
User avatar
Sjoerd3000
Member
 
Posts: 8797
Joined: Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:23 pm
Location: Groningen, The Netherlands

Postby meerkat » Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:30 am

Sjoerd, my newsletter came in dutch!! :shock:

Other than the plushies and there's going to be a were wolf, anything else I need know?
Just a meerkat from The Effing Forest
User avatar
meerkat
Member
 
Posts: 13475
Joined: Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:32 pm
Location: Wilberfoss East Riding Yorkshire

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:32 am

Just follow the link in the newsletter Meerkat - and click the UK flag at the top right of the screen :wink:
"Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not.” George Bernard Shaw
User avatar
Jan Van Quirm
Member
 
Posts: 10536
Joined: Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:07 pm
Location: Dunheved, Kernow

Postby Sjoerd3000 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:10 pm

meerkat wrote:Sjoerd, my newsletter came in dutch!! :shock:

Other than the plushies and there's going to be a were wolf, anything else I need know?


See it as an opportunity to learn Dutch :P

You can check the program here :wink:
A poster outside one shop urged people to Dig For Victory, as if it were some kind of turnip.
User avatar
Sjoerd3000
Member
 
Posts: 8797
Joined: Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:23 pm
Location: Groningen, The Netherlands

Postby meerkat » Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:54 pm

Jan, slorry forgot that!

Sjoerd, thanks for that. Oddly enough that's what I thought it said only I didn't understand the red carpet thing. Do now! :lol:
Just a meerkat from The Effing Forest
User avatar
meerkat
Member
 
Posts: 13475
Joined: Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:32 pm
Location: Wilberfoss East Riding Yorkshire

Postby Sjoerd3000 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:24 pm

The Mad Collector wrote:Looks good but I cannot get to a convention this year. However can I ask somebody who is going to make a couple of purchases for me?

Spend your hard-earned cash right here on lots of Discworld goodies. We have a one time limited edition sale of 2011 Discworld Convention Plushies. In the form of the Librarian and Death of Rats, these plushies will be available in 2011 at many Discworld Conventions around the world. You'll be able to pre-order them before the convention, so keep an eye on our website to see when pre-ordering is possible!


I have no idea what they will look like or how much they are but I'm a collector (and mad) so even without knowing these normally salient points I want these. Could any volunteer willing to get these and post them to me please send me a message.

Thanks


http://www.dutchdwcon.nl/

You can pre-order the plushies now :P
A poster outside one shop urged people to Dig For Victory, as if it were some kind of turnip.
User avatar
Sjoerd3000
Member
 
Posts: 8797
Joined: Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:23 pm
Location: Groningen, The Netherlands

Postby Sjoerd3000 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:29 pm

here you can check what the plushies look like (cabbage con fb-page)
A poster outside one shop urged people to Dig For Victory, as if it were some kind of turnip.
User avatar
Sjoerd3000
Member
 
Posts: 8797
Joined: Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:23 pm
Location: Groningen, The Netherlands

Postby deldaisy » Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:00 pm

meerkat wrote:Sjoerd, my newsletter came in dutch!! :shock:

Other than the plushies and there's going to be a were wolf, anything else I need know?


Plushies and werewolves..... :shock:

Guess they're both fluffy..... :roll:
The Collective Brain: The synoptic serendipity that comes when interesting thoughts from interesting and interested people get together. And the whole is always more than the sum of its parts.
User avatar
deldaisy
Member
 
Posts: 8032
Joined: Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:04 pm
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Postby Sjoerd3000 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:24 pm

the plushies are of the librarian and Death of Rats, not of a werewolf :P
A poster outside one shop urged people to Dig For Victory, as if it were some kind of turnip.
User avatar
Sjoerd3000
Member
 
Posts: 8797
Joined: Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:23 pm
Location: Groningen, The Netherlands

Postby LilMaibe » Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:34 pm

You know, I#m a bit jealous if I compare the 'first' dutch con with the semi-established german one :(
Seriously, the german one gives ff such an unorganized -they just didn't care actually- feeling :(
LilMaibe
 

Postby Sjoerd3000 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:43 pm

Are you coming to the Dutch one then? :P
A poster outside one shop urged people to Dig For Victory, as if it were some kind of turnip.
User avatar
Sjoerd3000
Member
 
Posts: 8797
Joined: Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:23 pm
Location: Groningen, The Netherlands

Postby LilMaibe » Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:56 pm

Sjoerd3000 wrote:Are you coming to the Dutch one then? :P


Would love to, but lack the money. maybe next time (heck, maybe till then I can get my costuming group to do the full UU faculty D= )
LilMaibe
 

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:04 pm

I'd love to go to a convention, where ever it is, but think I'd hate it.

To be honest, I'm becoming more insular as I age (47 this year) and am very much a "stayathome" person.

I'd love to meet all you guys (though wouldn't remember your names 3 minutes after meeting you!!), but I'm not really a "crowd" person.
Some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.

The rest of us are a bit crap.
User avatar
Bouncy Castle
Member
 
Posts: 11990
Joined: Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:08 pm
Location: London

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:08 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:To be honest, I'm becoming more insular as I age (47 this year) and am very much a "stayathome" person.

I'd love to meet all you guys (though wouldn't remember your names 3 minutes after meeting you!!), but I'm not really a "crowd" person.


Neither am I Jane but I really enjoyed the Birmingham con - this Dutch one (in Rotterdam) is likely smaller and so it could be a good one ot 'cut your teeth' on. I had one mild onset of a panic attack on the Sunday night in Birmingham when there was a 'reception' for the crowning of the Low King and had to go out of the main Hall but everything else was fine really - the people who go are great and even though I stuck with pooh, Dotsie, Dug, Sjoerd and MAD most of the time the atmos was really lovely and everyone was so upbeat and happy it really was smiles all around you virtually non-stop - even at 8 am brekkies when people were still hungover :lol:

If you can work and commute during 'regular' hours in London then this is a complete doddle in comparison (come the end I couldn't use the tube at all during my 25 yr commuting career because I used to get so claustrophobic) but this was nothing like that and the only times you're really aware of crowds is when you queue to get into the larger rooms and even then the 'infirm' like me - so stick and wheel chair users - get priority badges so you can get to your seats in a civilised manner before they let the main mob in. :lol:

I'm a little apprehensive about going to the Dutch Con (I hate flying but it's a nice short flight and I know Schipol and the rail station there quite well) but as I know Sjoerd very well now, and am meeting a friend from another forum at the hotel and I'll finally get to meet Meerkat too I'm excited rather than worried this time, because I know that everyone there is going to be great company and out to have a good time - it really is the same as being on this forum but with a bar - everyone's there because they really love Terry so everyone's a friend you haven't met yet! :lol: :D
"Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not.” George Bernard Shaw
User avatar
Jan Van Quirm
Member
 
Posts: 10536
Joined: Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:07 pm
Location: Dunheved, Kernow

Postby Sjoerd3000 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:12 pm

There are still memberships available :D

And if you don't like flying, you can take the boat :P
A poster outside one shop urged people to Dig For Victory, as if it were some kind of turnip.
User avatar
Sjoerd3000
Member
 
Posts: 8797
Joined: Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:23 pm
Location: Groningen, The Netherlands

PreviousNext

Return to Terry Pratchett

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests