Last time we kept it all Disc related, although like the Roundworld original we digressed into more general though still fantasy-related areas as our panel included Jacqueline Simpson, whose folklore knowledge came in very handy
What we tried to do was to keep within the 'theme' of the convention, which was early Discworld (CoM and LF) and Cori Celesti so that's more or less how we'll pitch it this time, so planning won't get off the ground until the committee get their feet under the Palace Hotel table and tell us a bit more about next year's theme. Possibly this will be 'new' Ankh-Morpork and may be based around Raising Steam and/or the The Watch TV series in the making, as the Palace Hotel's Victorian atmos and facades will lend itself to that theme
If that's the case we'll probably confine the question format to the Watch and/or Moist books and around Ankh-Morpork in general. Once we get to actually working on questions we'll go off-forum to do that so that only the 'production team' (oh the glamour of it all!
) are privy to the hard planning ins and outs and so it's still a surprise to the other forumers who're going to the con
Last time this was done on Google Circles and worked out reasonably well as we had team based in Hungary, Holland, Scotland and Australia so being out of the UK isn't a prob.