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Postby Ponder » Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:30 pm

Hey all,

I apologise if this is something which is covered elsewhere, but I was wondering what goes on at a discworld convention and when the next one is? Also, are there any in Ireland (think I've asked that before, but can't remember)?

Hope everyone is keeping well!

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Re: Conventions

Postby pip » Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:44 pm

There is a conference in Stab City (Limerick) next year Ponder. I missed the last sadly but a few here were at it and the UK one this year. :D
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Re: Conventions

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:53 pm

Stab City?

Oh that sounds safe! :shock: :lol:
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Re: Conventions

Postby pip » Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:12 pm

Its the gangster city of Ireland :D
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Re: Conventions

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:23 pm

Oh joy. With my accent, I'd be mugged in seconds!!
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Re: Conventions

Postby pip » Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:32 pm

With your accent you'll be lucky to be only mugged :lol: :lol:
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Re: Conventions

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:31 pm

Ponder wrote:Hey all,

I apologise if this is something which is covered elsewhere, but I was wondering what goes on at a discworld convention and when the next one is? Also, are there any in Ireland (think I've asked that before, but can't remember)?

Hope everyone is keeping well!

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List of DWCons coming up. :mrgreen:
http://www.ausdwcon.org Australia
http://www.scheibenwelt-convention.de/news.php Germany
http://www.dutchdwcon.nl/ Holland
http://www.nadwcon.org/ USA
http://www.idwcon.org/ Southern Ireland
http://sadwcon.org/ South Africa
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Re: Conventions

Postby Molokov » Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:17 am

Thanks for the list Who's Wee Dug. The only one missing is the original (UK) one: http://www.dwcon.org
Oh and I think the Polish guys are having gatherings too: http://pratchett.pl/

As to what goes on... a whole lot of fun for Discworld fans of all ages. There are usually lectures, discussions, panels, games, plays, music performances, story telling, interviews, parties, dinners, costume parades & contests, and much more. Throw in the social time outside of scheduled events and the hundreds of new friends you'll make, I heartily recommend going to at least one in your lifetime :)

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Re: Conventions

Postby Ponder » Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:59 pm

Hi all,

Thank you so much for all the info! I'll be booking the Irish convention next week! (post payday). I'm already so excited! Bring on November 2013!!
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Re: Conventions

Postby Alanz » Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:12 am

Being pretty new to this forum and Sir Terrys books in general,I kind of missed the 2012 season, but I can't wait for 2013 in the hope that i can attend some conventions in the UK 8-)
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Re: Conventions

Postby Penfold » Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:43 am

I went to my first one earlier this year and had a great time. I'm hoping to go to Ireland next year as well as doing a bit of travelling around both before and after to make a bit of a holiday out of it (I've never been to Ireland before but it's always been one of those places I wanted to visit). :D
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Re: Conventions

Postby The Mad Collector » Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:46 pm

Alanz wrote:Being pretty new to this forum and Sir Terrys books in general,I kind of missed the 2012 season, but I can't wait for 2013 in the hope that i can attend some conventions in the UK 8-)


The main UK convention is every other year so there isn't one in 2013. However you could always try for one of Bernards weekends down in Wincanton
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Re: Conventions

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:49 pm

Weekend at Bernie's . . . didn't they make a film about that? :lol:
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Re: Conventions

Postby The Mad Collector » Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:59 pm

:lol: :lol:
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Re: Conventions

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:18 pm

Hi molokov, I did not miss out the UK as the rest are confirmed dates no dates or location are confirmed for 2014 as yet. ;)
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