Autumnal Update from Unseen University Convivium

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Autumnal Update from Unseen University Convivium

Postby Molokov » Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:26 pm


Ladies, Gentlemen, and Students, there's now only just over three months until the Unseen University Convivium!
Please come and join us at the University of Adelaide, South Australia, Roundworld on July 6-8, 2012.
Details of the Convivium are, as always, available at


We have managed to arrange some deals with hotels and hostels near the University, so please consider booking at one of the following places -
Options range from a luxurious four star hotel down to the budget backpackers - but please do not feel restricted by our recommendations, stay anywhere you like.

For those who would like to save money and share a room with a strange friend or friendly stranger, please use this forum thread for arranging things:

If you live locally in Adelaide and would be willing to give up your spare bed or floor space to a visitor, or if you're a vistor who really wants to save money, please discuss billeting arrangements on this forum thread:


Some newly released information for items on our programme!

* The Maskerade costume competition is now open for applicants! You can read all the details and download an application form at
* Transmogrification - Get yourself turned into a frog. Or a werewolf, troll, zombie, vampire, Feegle, or any other creature! Face & body painting available by appointment only at reasonable prices. In addition, a demonstration of a full-body painting will be done during Gaudy Night. To find out more details, see

And of course, our wondrous guests and performers will be presenting:
* Unseen Theatre Company's "Pratchett Pieces 3" - reprising some of their short plays from the Adelaide Fringe Festival
* Snowgum Films presents some behind-the-scenes footage and info about their in-production film "Troll Bridge", based on the Terry Pratchett short story
* Martin Pearson performs his own style of comedy and folk music
* Matt Falloon and his Trained Balloons will turn inflated bladders of rubber into magical creatures before your very eyes!
* Matt Falloon will also be presenting Magic and Ballooning workshops for those who wish to learn these amazing skills.

You can find out more about other programme items at

The Unseen University Convivium programme runs at the following times:
Fri 6 July - 6pm to midnight
Sat 7 July - 9am to midnight
Sun 8 July - 10am to 5pm
Mon 9 July (Winery & Gourmet Tours) - 9am to 5pm

A more detailed timetable of events will be available in early June.

We are also still looking for several volunteers to run or participate in various programme items, so please check out the list and let us know if you can help us out!


If there's one thing you need to show your friends that you've attended the best Australian Discworld fan gathering of 2012, it's a t-shirt bearing the slogan "I Learned To Spell Like A Wizzard." If there's another thing, it's an official Unseen University Convivium scarf.

Both items are now available for preorder at
These are exclusive to Convivium attendees only, and can be picked up from the Faculty on arrival at the University. Orders must be made by June 6th.

You can still buy other items of merchandise (available to everyone, everywhere) from our Cafepress store at

Read all the information available at the website:
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Send us an email:

Last of all, we'd like to let you know that the next major Australian Discworld Convention after the Convivium will be Nullus Anxietas IV, to be held at the Bell Rydges Hotel and Convention Centre in Melbourne, Victoria from 8-10 March, 2013. Detailed information will be at
after the Convivium, but for now, you can use social media to keep yourself informed:
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Google+ -

Yours academically,

The Faculty
Unseen University Convivium
University of Adelaide, South Australia, 6-8 July 2012
Nullus Anxietas VI - The Discworld Grand Tour - The Australian Discworld Convention
4-6 August 2017
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