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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:48 am

Jane wrote:Whoo! I finally bought Theif of Time (I shouldn't be allowed to go to malls. :() and now I can read about SusanxLobsang.
I hope it's good. ^___^

My fav characters and Will and Moist, and it's sad that Will isn't showing up much except for cameos.
I orded Making Money, only the site says that it'll take a month to arrive in the mailbox.
Darn international distributors. :evil:
In September in Melbourne there is the World Science Fiction convention which will have a big dealers book room there you would find all the Discworld stuff you want probably, I would have been there but a Country and house move makes it too expensive for this year,you can buy a day membership pass which lets you into anything else there. AUSSIECON 4
68th World Science Fiction Convention
September 2nd - 6th, 2010 - Melbourne, Australia http://www.aussiecon4.org.au
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Postby Jane » Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:20 am

It's in Melbourne...That's like 6 or 8 hours' drive away - I can't remember which - and I also have to go to school. :(

Entry is $50 for one day, and if I bought a train ticket there, I'd pretty much be broke.

Teenage wangst, right?
I have no job, no driver's license, touchable savings account, etc.
:P The con sounds very interesting, and I might go...one day.
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sun Jun 27, 2010 5:28 pm

Parents are they readers, it's a literary event they may give you the money to travel etc if you ask ,and the last time it was held there was approx. ten years a go and it is open on the weekend, you may get it cheaper as a student. :)
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Postby Jane » Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:24 pm

My parents aren't readers. I don't think they get Terry humor.
They (especially my dad) don't approve of fiction in general because they think it's a waste of time and money.
Yup.
I'm much better off studying. :?

I want to go - it sounds really fun, but I'm not an adult, and I'd probably need a chaperone to travel all the way to Melbourne and back. My adult older sister thinks Discworld is dumb (she saw me reading one with the Josh Kirby cover and said "That looks like a cheap fantasy novel.")
Blah, I hope they have another con one day. :(
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:44 pm

Melbourne have one every year,but not world ones it's just they won the bid to hold it there and they would be surprised at how there are some literary giants attend famous people even Nasa usually attend to give talks at the World Cons.

And there have been Aussie Discworld cons as well I believe there is one sometime this year. And a survey done revealed that people who read in our genre tend to be more intelligent than other types of readers. 8) :)

Here you are your very own Disworld Con.

Nullus Anxietas III - The Australian Discworld Convention 2011
When: 08/04/11 ‐ 10/04/11
Where: Penrith Panthers, Penrith, NSW
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:48 pm

Who's Wee Dug wrote:... and a survey done revealed that people who read in our genre tend to be more intelligent than other types of readers. 8) :)

PMSL :lol:

Well we would say that wouldn't we! :twisted:
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:52 pm

That was an independent survey Jan which included Science Fiction. :)I'm surprised you had not heard of that before. :lol:
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:14 pm

Not heard - I already knew our 'sort' of readers were of above average intelligence or at least imagination from independant observation... :twisted:
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:30 pm

Just to show how far in front we are.


15 Sci-Fi Predictions That Came True
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Postby Jane » Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:29 am

Penrith sounds doable.
It's 1 hour away from where I live.
I went to the site and it sounds pretty coolio. :o

Are there going to be people my age?
I would feel kinda creeped out if I was the only under 20 there.
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:13 am

At the conventions there are people of all ages from pre teens to eighty years and older,even more so at a Discworld convention. :)
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:40 am

I'd forgotten how much I liked Quoth the Raven as a character. :D
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Postby Jane » Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:41 am

I've never been to a convention before, but I expect that the demographics will depend on target audience. Like a Twilight con with lots of young girls. (Wow, Twilight gets dragged into everything, eh?)

It's just that the only real life person I know who reads and enjoys Discworld is a 40 year old science teacher.
:) Well, it's next year, so I have some time before I have to make a decision.
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:20 am

You will have no problem of meeting lots of people who are there on their own as well,best way is to let them know it's your first time, they usually have a couple of people greeters for that purpose at the con. :)
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:56 am

Who's Wee Dug wrote:Just to show how far in front we are.


15 Sci-Fi Predictions That Came True

Link re-established! :wink:

Makes for interesting reading that :D
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