Discworld Convention 2012 Launched

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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:22 pm

Flying to Chicago on the Monday morning from Heathrow for the Worldcon.
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Re: Discworld Convention 2012 Launched

Postby michelanCello » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:28 am

Pfff, Chicago... :roll: :lol:
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Re: Discworld Convention 2012 Launched

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:18 am

Week long Con with loads of parties. :mrgreen:
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Re: Discworld Convention 2012 Launched

Postby michelanCello » Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:46 am

...so give or take one day doesn't change anything, does it? :whistle:


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Re: Discworld Convention 2012 Launched

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:43 pm

Been some email exchanges today about Convention membership that are being given up - although you can do a private deal and sell membership on to someone else up until commencement the deadline for getting membership transferred on the ticketing is apparently July 6th and NOT the 3rd August (21 days before commencement) as advertised..

If you sell your membership to someone else after July 6th, the ticket info can't be changed so you'll need to give the person you sell to some kind of receipt to show they've bought it from you and this can then be changed by Ops when they go to registration - so you won't be lumbered but you just need to dot the 'i's' and cross the 'T's' for whoever takes over your membership. ;)
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Re: Discworld Convention 2012 Launched

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:45 pm

michelanCello wrote:...so give or take one day doesn't change anything, does it? :whistle:


(I'll stop now ;) )

Thats means not enough time to get back home to offload the goodies and a some books I would like signed.
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Re: Discworld Convention 2012 Launched

Postby michelanCello » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:41 pm

Who's Wee Dug wrote:
michelanCello wrote:...so give or take one day doesn't change anything, does it? :whistle:


(I'll stop now ;) )

Thats means not enough time to get back home to offload the goodies and a some books I would like signed.

I can take care of them for you... :whistle:
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Re: Discworld Convention 2012 Launched

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:52 pm

:lol: :lol: :mrgreen:
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Re: Discworld Convention 2012 Launched

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:37 pm

Also posted on the Discworld QI thread but doing it here too in case it gets missed by anyone who's going to Birmingham... :ugeek:

Jan Van Quirm wrote:Just heard back from Eelco re the guests - he's not able to let us know who they are until he's got them signed up, BUT he wants to recruit some QI Elves NOW to help at the Convention so he's sure that it'll all be achievable...

...so! If you're going to the Convention do you fancy volunteering to help with getting Discworld QI set up and running?!!!!!.

We have Chris Boote and Pat Harkin on board as the 'resident' panellist and quiz master respectively and we'll be keeping to the QI format more or less so the Elves are going to be the backroom peeps helping with setting the questions and other bits and pieces.

I've asked engineeringsimon if he'll help out with a suitably arranged Discworld QI theme tune so that's one bit sorted, but there's all kinds of other things to consider like General Ignorance and the panellists buzzers - stuff like that. Could be a lot of fun :D


For those who haven't heard of this we've suggested doing a Discworld version of QI at the convention and the Monks of Cool are trying to set it up as one of the evening events with 3 of the guests as panellists, so it'll be in the big auditorium and on for an hour. PM me for more info if you're going to Birmingham & would like to contribute before and during the convention. :D
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Re: Discworld Convention 2012 Launched

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:17 pm

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Re: Discworld Convention 2012 Launched

Postby The Mad Collector » Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:27 pm

I like it :D But then again I like Beth's paintings anyway
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:31 pm

She's a talented lady for sure! :D
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Re: Discworld Convention 2012 Launched

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:02 pm

Well it is with some regret that I have just cancelled my hotel booking for the Con as I won't now be going. :cry: Which means my full membership is available if someone wants one.
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Re: Discworld Convention 2012 Launched

Postby michelanCello » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:34 am

Nooooooooo!! :cry:
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Re: Discworld Convention 2012 Launched

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:22 am

Poot! :doh: Never mind - we shall raise a glass or three to ye as you'll be there in spirit(s) ;)
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