The 2011 Irish Discworld Convention

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Postby meerkat » Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:03 pm

oooh, that means yoiu gotta be a good boy! :lol: :wink:
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:42 pm

Programme for Irish Con now available HERE

Irish DWCon website wrote:The Feegles Rough Guide to the Convention

Feegle's Guide to Conventions

If you have no idea what's going on, or just need a re-introduction, this is the place for you. This panel is running on Friday and Saturday to get you in the mood for the weekend.

Gopher and Watch Briefing
If you've signed up to help come here to find out what that might entail. Rewards abound for those that volunteer over the weekend!

Borrowing
Just one of the games we'll be playing over the weekend. It's fun to play and watch! This is one that you can join in the second time round, if you're of the nervous persuasion.

Unseen University Challange
Do you have what it take to make it to the Final? Do you have what it takes to then beat the Committee/Guest Team? Teams of four please!

Just a Minute
Can you speak on a given topic without hesitation, deviation or repetition? Then play here. No? Well, come see those who think they can.

Animal Magic
The first of our Guest Panels for the weekend. Jacqueline Simpson is a reknowned folklorist and has co-authored with Terry on the Folklore of the Disc. Here she tells all about the cunning fox, and why we think he's cunning. And other interesting bits!

Going Postal
The latest of the Discworld films will be shown on Friday. Which links in nicely with Extra! Extra! (Can you guess what that one is?)


Opening Ceremony
A chance for us to introduce the guests and show and tell you what the weekend will be like!

Céilí
A chance to dance the night away, Irish style! With Irish traditional music to dance a few sets and jigs to as well as some more gentle styles, we'll keep you moving through the night.


Werewolf
Usually played late at night when the moon is full, or bulging, or anytime really...

Scavenger Hunt
Those of you following on Facebook or Twitter (or the forum) will have seen some of the clues to the Scavenger Hunt. Collect your Hunt sheets and see how many you guessed right (and then hunt down the people responsible)! Also, try and find those things!

Guards! Guards!
Live Action
The lovely guys from this Discworld Board Game – David Bradshaw and Leonard Boyd - have brought along some copies to show (and sell) and are doing a live action version for our amusment! No PurChase NecessAry!

Music with Rocks in
Disco too much for you? Céilí not your thing? Join in here for some mad Discworld music and songwriting!

Snowgum Films
If you're a fan of Terry and his adapted works, then you'll have heard of these guys. They're Australian, or at least based in Australia, and have been working on an adaption of Troll Bridge – a Discworld short – for some time now. They've recently fundraised the money and will be here via Skype to talk to us about the upcoming production.

Bernard in the Chair
If you've heard this man, then you need no further explaination. If you've not, then you really need to see him to understand him. One of Terry's closest friends, Bernard has worked on more Discworld Art work than you can shake a reasonably large stick at. He also likes to talk, a lot... He will need the two hours... And when those two hours are up, you'll still want to hear more. That's why he's our Guest of Honour!

Smythe, Colin Smythe. Agent 007a
He's the man who signed Terry up for his first book deal. So yes, he's got things to say.

Maskerade
We already have a few signups for the Maskerade. But don't let that put you off signing up on the day. Our amazing winners from 2009 signed up on the Saturday, wrote the script on the day, and, clearly, wowed their audience! Little bits, big bits! Anything to entertain the audience is accepted!

Disco
What can we say, we like to keep you entertained long into the night!

What's your Fantasy?
What could I say about this panel that would be more interesting that the title? Well, this won't help- but it is family friendly...

Art of Discworld
There is so much to say on this subject. From the completely different cover art over the years to the work done by Bernard.

Oswalds Awards and Posh Dinner
This is our poshest event of the weekend. With a lovely choice dinner, some nice speeches and some entertainment in the form of our Awards Ceremony.

Dancing
Cos no evening is complete without some dancing!

Ghost Stories
Told late at night, in a darkened room. What better?

Wake up Ankh Morpork
A chat show style interview with some of our guests! Wake up with style!

Charity Auction
This is weekend of fun, but we also aim to raise a little something for the Alzheimer Society of Ireland and . Here's a nice little auction full of nice little Discworld stuff.

Wyrdest Link
Another Quiz to test your brains. Solo!

Extra! Extra!
So, you may have heard that some fans were invited to be on set for the filming of Going Postal. Well some of them are here this weekend and are invited to tell you all! Ooooohhhhh!

Har Megiddo – The Truth
What if God were to throw an Armageddon and no one came?

How to committ the Perfect Murder
Names will be taken at the door – alibis will not be provided.

Playing the Discworld
Martin Wallace from Tree Frog Games on his new Discworld Board Game – Ankh Morpork. Also, how to make a board game and the joys of making a board game. We'll be talking about board games.

Signing Session
We have two of these over the weekend so don't panic if you miss the first. You may panic when you miss the second however.

Three is the Magic Number
Ever wonder why it's always 3? You know, the Maid, Mother and, well, the Other One... Jacqueline Simpson explains here.

Hollywood Chickens
The short story by Sir Terry Pratchett written for More Tales from the Forbidden Planet, has been devised as a radio play. Watch and see this radio play live in action.

We also need volunteers to perform in this event, as actors and chickens! It's all in the name of fun!
Send your name in here:

Interviews
With Jacqueline Simpson one day and Jack and Ian another. It's gonna be interesting.

Klatches
Got a question you couldn't ask in front of fifty other people? Put your name down for a guest klatch and ask it in front of 6!

Closing Ceremony
A sad farewell will be said to this wonderful weekend. But not of course to the lingering headaches, photos and friendships! Be sure to swap facebook names before you leave! It's the done thing, you know.


Dead Monkey Party
Just when you thought it was all over....


No idea what happens when but I guess this must be the running order over the 4 days... :wink:
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Postby meerkat » Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:08 pm

Wahoo, there's a Céilí! :lol:
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:38 pm

meerkat wrote:Wahoo, there's a Céilí! :lol:
They had one for the 1st con.
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:15 pm

I have a feegling that the Céilí will be going on 24/7... :shock: I'm pampering my liver now in anticipation that it'll be completely screwed by Tuesday morning... :P
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Postby meerkat » Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:58 pm

My liver has made a lovely white flag and even made a lace border! :lol:
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Postby RJH » Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:50 pm

For those who went I would love to hear from you as I will be covering it tomorrow on my site. Form what I have heard it went really well. If you would like to share me your stories etc then drop me a pm please.
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:04 pm

Yes, we want to hear all about it. :D
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:47 pm

PICTURES!

We need pictures of Pip getting slapped! :lol:
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Postby deldaisy » Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:04 pm

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Forgot about THIS! How exciting!

Pictures! or it never happened! Tell us all Jan! (if you can remember any of it :wink: )
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Postby meerkat » Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:54 pm

OK! Where was Pip and where was Archer? We sought high and in the bar to see if they made contact but NON (<-----Genuan)! And I had my handbag ready for Pip too! (a shame, it was!)

More amazing info and possibly pictures to follow......when I'm rested! Gods, t'was a good weekend, folks!

Them as missed it can only wish they were there! :wink:
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Postby pip » Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:01 pm

sorry meer. Definitely will be in Brummie next year :D
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Postby Dotsie » Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:26 pm

Glad you had fun meer! :D And, for shame young pip.
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Postby meerkat » Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:16 pm

http://s919.photobucket.com/albums/ad31 ... on%202011/

Please view as slideshow!

The best award goes to Jan who is seen using her mobile clacks to let people know she had just outbid Colin Smythe for Once More with Footnotes!
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Postby RJH » Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:22 pm

What is with everyone dressing up?? Is it something that is a regular occurrence at the conventions??
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