MEMORANDUM: Unseen University Convivium 2012

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MEMORANDUM: Unseen University Convivium 2012

Postby Molokov » Sat Nov 12, 2011 12:08 am

MEMORANDUM
From the office of Mustrum Ridcully, Archancellor, Unseen University

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Dear People of the Discworld; and Students,

We would like to invite you, one and all, to attend the Unseen University Convivium 2012, to be held at University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Roundworld, on July 6-8 2012.

This will be a celebration of all things Wizardly and Discworldly, for afficionados of the ouvre of Professor Sir Terry Pratchett. The weekend shall include lectures, seminars, games, performances of an artistic nature, and much more.

Of course, there will be a chance to experience one of UU's famous big dinners at Gaudy Night, and for those able to stay an extra day, on July 9th there will be a Winery and Gourmet Tour. After all, there's nothing wizards like more than dining and whining.

Young Stibbons told me to include the following nonsense:

You can find out more information and purchase tickets by
- Looking on the website: http://ausdwcon.org
- Liking us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/UnseenUni
- Following us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/UnseenUni
- Sending enquiries via email to: UnseenUni2012@gmail.com

Yours academically,

Mustrum Ridcully,
Archancellor, Unseen University

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Hogswatch News Update from Unseen University Convivium

Postby Molokov » Sun Dec 18, 2011 4:43 am

Dear Students and Staff,

Happy Hogswatch to one and all! Exciting things are afoot at Unseen University in preparation for the Convivium next July in Adelaide, South Australia, Roundworld.

GUESTS OF HONOUR - VISITING LECTURERS
We are pleased to announce the Guests of Honour for the Convivium are the following visiting lecturers:
- Daniel Knight, Emeritus Professor of Silicate Biology and Condensed Metaphysics (Untied Alchemists), of Snowgum Films.
- Pamela Munt, Superbus Professor of Vindictive Astronomy and Thespian Studies (Thespia), of Unseen Theatre Company.
and
- Martin Pearson, Lecturer in Applied Zoology and Fretwork Teacher (Lancre), of... well, anywhere you hear folk music.
You can find out more information about our guests at http://ausdwcon.org/pages/guests

PROGRAMME AND ACTIVITIES
There are many lectures and other activities to keep you busy during the Convivium. They include the Entrance Examination, Commencement, Gaudy Night[1], the Maskerade, the Wizard's Excuse Me, Try Wizarding, the Winery and Gourmet Tours[2], and many many more. Our visiting lecturers shall also be contributing to the programme with a presentation by Snowgum Films, and performances by Martin Pearson and Unseen Theatre Company.

You can see a full list of confirmed and potential activities at http://ausdwcon.org/pages/programme

However, many activities will require volunteers to be run - so if you have an idea of your own, or would like to just take one from our suggested list, please do so!

MERCHANDISING AND SURVEY
Those of you using social media may have seen a sneak peek at some special Convivium merchandise when we passed 100 Facebook and 50 Twitter disciples. This merchandise will be available for online sale to anyone early in 2012[3].

However, we are also planning to offer Convivium Attendees Only exclusive merchandise that will only be available to attendees. In order to get an idea of what sort of merchandise to offer, we would like you to complete a short survey for us available at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5792Q9S

DISCUSSIONS
Just a gentle reminder that if you have any questions about the Convivium, or would like to chat to other fans, we have forums at http://ausdwcon.org/forums which need love and attention!

Of course, we are also on Facebook at http://facebook.com/UnseenUni and Twitter at http://twitter.com/UnseenUni

INFORMATION AND TICKETS
For further information on Unseen University Convivium 2012, and to purchase tickets, please visit and browse through our website at http://ausdwcon.org

Yours academically,

Chair of Indefinite Studies (Programme and Activities)
Unseen University 2012
University of Adelaide, 6-8 July 2012
http://ausdwcon.org

[1] Gaudy Night is a gala dinner held on Saturday 7th July. There is an additional cost for this activity.
[2] The Winery and Gourmet Tours are held on Monday, 9th July. There is an additional cost for these activities.
[3] We wish to make sure the merchandise is of good quality before we sell it to you, so we have to wait until our own order arrives!
Nullus Anxietas V - The Australian Discworld Convention
10-12 April 2015
Novotel Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
http://ausdwcon.org
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+++ INFORMATION UPDATE FROM UNSEEN UNIVERSITY CONVIVIUM +++

Postby Molokov » Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:31 am

+++ HEX OS V2012 BOOTING... +++
+++ READY. +++
+++ HAPPY NEW YEAR! +++

Good afternoon, staff and students. We just wanted to give you a quick update about the preparations for the Unseen University Convivium to be held in Adelaide, South Australia, Roundworld, on July 6-8, 2012.

+++ PRICE RISE IMMINENT +++
The current cheap prices for membership (Full $80, Concession $70, Child $60) are set to end in a mere few weeks, on 1st March. If you would like to be a worm-catching early bird, be sure to purchase your tickets now!

If you can not yet commit to a complete purchase, another way to guarantee a cheaper price is by purchasing a supporting membership ($30) which may be upgraded later by simply paying the difference between it and the full ticket price as it currently stands.

For more details, see http://ausdwcon.org/pages/membership
and you can purchase tickets at http://ausdwcon.org/memberships/new

+++ ENROBE YOURSELF WITH WIZARDLY STYLE +++
Ever wanted to declare yourself a Rocket Wizard? Or play for Unseen Academicals? Or perhaps carry your books in a bag marked with the UU Library Rules?

The Faculty have designed some magical merchandise to help promote and support the Unseen University Convivium, and you can purchase it right now! T-shirts, bags, coffee mugs, stickers, and various other knick-knacks can be bought at http://www.cafepress.com/unseenuni

These items are not limited, and can be purchased by anybody, anywhere in the world. So go to it!

We are also planning to have a few convention attendees-only items which will be able to be pre-ordered via our website and picked up at the Convivium. More information on those at a later date!

+++ ANY QUESTIONS? +++
For further information, please read our website http://ausdwcon.org
or contact us via
Facebook http://facebook.com/UnseenUni
Twitter http://twitter.com/UnseenUni or
Email UnseenUni2012@gmail.com

Chair for the Public Misunderstanding of Magic
Unseen University Convivium 2012
Adelaide, South Australia, 6-8 July 2012
http://ausdwcon.org

+++ END OF LINE +++
Nullus Anxietas V - The Australian Discworld Convention
10-12 April 2015
Novotel Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
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Re: MEMORANDUM: Unseen University Convivium 2012

Postby chris.ph » Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:24 pm

ooooowwww that cafepress link is dangerous :dance: :dance: :dance:
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Re: MEMORANDUM: Unseen University Convivium 2012

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sun Jan 22, 2012 6:13 pm

Did you like the goodies on offer Chris the beer tankard and library mug looked good, postage might be a bit heavy though. :mrgreen:
He willnae tak' a drink! I think he's deid! , on the other hand though A Midgie in yir hand is worth twa up yir kilt.
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Re: MEMORANDUM: Unseen University Convivium 2012

Postby chris.ph » Sun Jan 22, 2012 6:46 pm

i never tell my mrs about any postage :lol: :lol:

i wish pooh was still here, did you see the skull ring mug :( he would love that
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Re: MEMORANDUM: Unseen University Convivium 2012

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:50 pm

Yes that was a neat touch. :mrgreen:
He willnae tak' a drink! I think he's deid! , on the other hand though A Midgie in yir hand is worth twa up yir kilt.
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Re: MEMORANDUM: Unseen University Convivium 2012

Postby Molokov » Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:48 pm

I ordered some of the drinkware for myself - and it's very good quality! I have the Dept. Post-Mortem Communication Stein, the Library Rules coffee mug, and an Eta Beta Pi drinking glass. The mug unfortunately got a broken handle in transit, but Cafepress are sending me a replacement. The postage from the US to Australia wasn't too much - hopefully it should be reasonable to send stuff to the UK as well?

In any case, feel free to buy stuff even if you can't make it to the Convivium - it's only a very small money earner for us (we don't make that much off the merch) but every little bit helps :)
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