South African Discworld Event - SADWE 2011

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South African Discworld Event - SADWE 2011

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:55 am

Copied from C.A's site.

Note of interest to our South African members.

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by chrisboote » Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:52 am

Right, Julia and I going to try to organise the first ever South African Discworld Event - SADWE 2011

Current suggested location and date is Cape Town, Saturday 10th September, probably early evening

We're open to suggestions for a hotel - one that has a good bar and sells food

I'll run a Discworld themed quiz, for which there will be prizes, and I'm always happy to talk about anything DW related

I will ask Rob and Terry if they can talk to us on Skype as well, and see if we can arrange a reading from Snuff, Terry's next book

Terry does want to visit South Africa, so this would also be a good time to talk about a full South African Convention - where and when to hold it, put together a preliminary committee, that sort of thing

So, please can you all publicise this to any South Africans you know (I don't think there are any on this board) and feel free to post this on any other DW or TP boards out there
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:16 am

Sounds interesting. :)
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Postby Penfold » Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:24 am

Sounds good WWD. There are quite a few ex-pats in Cape Town so I reckon it would be a great venue. Its a lovely city as well (at least it was when I visited in the 90's) and my second favourite, after Istanbul. :D
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Postby poohcarrot » Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:44 pm

Why is Istanbul your fave city Pinflod? :?
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:54 pm

Because of the They might be giants song? :P

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Postby ShadowNinjaCat » Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:55 pm

Oh waily waily,Cape Town is so far away.... :(
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Postby The Mad Collector » Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:40 pm

It's closer for you than it is for the rest of us :)
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Postby Penfold » Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:12 pm

poohcarrot wrote:Why is Istanbul your fave city Pinflod? :?

I was there in 1986 before tourism really took off and it got commercial. The vibrant atmosphere, food, and people were amazing as was the culture and historical sites. Unfortunately, I haven't been back since so I don't know what its like now, but I'm still wearing the same leather jacket that a shop keeper there gave me and which has just had its twenty-fifth birthday (it's looking incredibly tatty now and only just fits). Working on the cruise ships, I had the opportunity to visit many fabulous places and Istanbul tops the list for me. (btw, wild horses wouldn't drag me back to the Caribbean again, the Islands vie with each other for the bottom of my list). :D
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Postby The Mad Collector » Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:14 pm

It's still as much fun Penners, I was there first in 1987. I took the train all the way from Crewe which was certainly interesting in itself going through what was then the communist strongholds in eastern Europe. I went back last year, this time by plane, and loved it.
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