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Terry Pratchett Forced to Cancel Appearance

Dear Discworld Convention Attendees,

I have been putting off writing this little announcement for quite some time and on good days thought I wouldn’t have to write it at all.  However, it is with great reluctance that I have to tell you all that I will not be able to attend the upcoming UK Discworld Convention.  I am very sorry about this, but I have been dodging the effects of PCA and have been able to write for much longer than any of us ever thought possible, but now The Embuggerance is finally catching up with me, along with other age-related ailments.  I know people will have already made plans far in advance and some will be travelling a long way, but this is the first time ever that I have been unable to attend a UK convention and I really am very sorry.  They say time marches on, and it does, even though I have been running very fast to keep one step ahead of it.  I really was looking forward to seeing your smiley, happy faces.  Have fun everyone.  Yes, on this occasion, have lots of fun.

Terry Pratchett

Read the Guardian’s article on Sir Terry’s announcement.