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Postby shegallivants » Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:44 am

Neither have I! (to my everlasting sorrow, which I suspect might not be the emotion you feel :D) Embrace your inner geek, lil. I'll buy you a drink to drown the embarrassment/shyness :wink:
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:24 am

LilMaibe wrote:Ye know, I'd love to come...but hnestly: I'm scared. Never been to a fandom-specific con before :cry:
In my experience, Pratchett fans are amongst the nicest people in the world. :) The beauty of a fandom specific con is that right off you have something in common with everyone else there. You can get as involved as you want to, or sit on the sidelines and experience the fun. I think most people who go to these are determined to go again and to get more involved when they do. :D
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Postby The Mad Collector » Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:54 am

To anyone not sure about going may I heartily recommend it.

The large number of events happening all the time means that there is nearly always something you want to go to, or you can sit in the bar and chat. There are already over 250 people signed up so as usual it is selling fast.

The whole experience is great fun and you soon start talking to people you have never met before and feel part of the group. After all, I met Jan, Sjoerd, Pooh, Dotsie and Who's Wee Dug at last years convention and still joined this forum afterwards :D

If you want to get an idea about what goes on have a look at last years programme.

http://www.dwcon.org/media/uploads/files/Discworld_Convention_2010_Programme_book.pdf
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:50 pm

Guys - I was TERRIFIED when I decided to book for it, but the lure of meeting pooh in the flesh was just too much and I HAD to go and I had such a ball meeting everyone - MAD was the icing on the cake although I was a little taken aback at first with the scale of his geekiness :twisted:

Like everyone's saying you don't need to do anything except be there really - it's impossible not to find something that you can do to any cowardy custard comfort zone and the people are amazingly friendly, eccentric and happy - and the people watching is literally out of this world :D
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Postby Dotsie » Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:06 pm

Especially the woman that pooh was watching at dinner :shock: (that's just what he looked like actually).

At DWCon there will be:
A ton of people from the forum
Beer (optional)
Loads of people there who will look very much wierder than you, whatever you do
No obligation to do anything you don't want to (default position is in the bar)
Shopping
Terry Pratchett (not optional)

So I ask you, what's not to like? :wink:
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Postby deldaisy » Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:15 pm

And you have to be there on time.... or they lock you out....

Well.... they SAY they lock you out..... personally I think its more like "locking you IN"...... :wink:
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Postby The Mad Collector » Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:41 pm

Jan Van Quirm wrote:Guys - I was TERRIFIED when I decided to book for it, but the lure of meeting pooh in the flesh was just too much and I HAD to go and I had such a ball meeting everyone - MAD was the icing on the cake although I was a little taken aback at first with the scale of his geekiness :twisted:


Me :?: :?: Geek :shock: :shock:

Just because I have one or two iems dotted about the house of a Pratchett like nature :roll:
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:57 pm

That was BEFORE we went to see the full collection MAD - I was punch drunk by the time you gave us the full tour! :wink:
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Postby LilMaibe » Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:06 pm

*starts calculating if she has the money*
(I'd have to go by ship/train, blody scared of flying)
Guess once I#d have the money tickets will be sold :(
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Postby The Mad Collector » Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:24 pm

LilMaibe wrote:*starts calculating if she has the money*
(I'd have to go by ship/train, blody scared of flying)
Guess once I#d have the money tickets will be sold :(


Well in theory there may be ICE trains from Germany direct to London by then, through the tunnel and it is a 5 minute walk from the station they would come in at to the one for Birmingham which would then take about another hour to get you to the convention. You might not need a ship :)

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Postby LilMaibe » Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:31 pm

doubtfully, I don't thing i can afford it :(
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Postby Dotsie » Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:35 pm

With 250 places gone by friday, I'd buy membership now and sell it on later if I couldn't afford to go (you can't sell it yourself, but last year the website said they would do it for you).
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Postby The Mad Collector » Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:38 pm

Very true Dotsie, and it's an appreciating asset as the price for attending goes up as the event gets closer.

Before 1 Jul 2011
Full price £ 48.00
Concession £ 33.00

1 Jul 2011 to 31 Oct 2011
Full price £ 53.00
Concession £ 36.00

1 Nov 2011 to 29 Feb 2012
Full price £ 58.00
Concession £ 39.00

1 March 2012 onwards
Full price £ 63.00
Concession £ 42.00
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:38 pm

A thought I had yesterday as I had a scare over the dress I want to get for Rotterdam (method of payment not the actual price as I have a boring prob with PayPal atm and it won't take the payment any other way) and with people having to watch the pennies

Would anyone be willing to share rooms at Birmingham to get some saving in that way? I know it's slightly dodgy but having met Dotsie and talking to Meer so much I would be happy to room-share with either lady so we can split the cost and I promise not to corrupt younger forum ladies too much if there's people up for thart? :lol:

Not certain but I think the hotel do family suites too so we could maybe get 3 or four in on the deal :?:
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Postby shegallivants » Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:38 pm

You can this year.

What if I can't come after all?

We will be very sorry not to see you :-)

However, we regret that the membership fee is non-refundable.
You are welcome to give or sell on your membership to another person - all we need is for you to provide us with the details of the new member.
There are a many online fan communities where you could advertise your membership for sale, including but not limited to:

etc, etc.
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