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TERRY AND THE DISCWORLD - Walking on the Edge
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TERRY AND THE DISCWORLD
1. !!!!! I just met Terry Pratchett and he talked for an hour and he was hilarious and he signed my book and I have pictures and he's awesome. And he was taking questions but everyone else had already asked a bunch and he'd mentioned the UK Discworld Conventions, so I asked him - if we do a Discworld Convention, will you come? And he said yes.

2. WHAT did I just get myself into??? I have just volunteered myself (with an ok from Terry) to try to begin organizing the first American Discworld Convention. Oh. My. God.

I'm psycho. But...Terry says if we do it he will come. SO, ladies and gentlemen, soon I will be putting up more information on possibly organizing the first American Discworld convention, with a way for all who are interested in helping and/or attending to submit info or get in touch. And hopefully some of you will want to volunteer (unless you are a Nobbs, in which case you, like Nobby, will head sharply to the back of the line or possibly another state altogether) to help and donate ideas and more.

"I love Discworld fans; they drink like rugby fans, and fight like chess fans."

P.S. Anyone who's ever been part of organizing a Con, I want to talk to you. Please comment!

ETA: The Discworld Con Comm - nadwcon. Join ussssss.

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Trixie feels: crazy crazy

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elfie_chan From: elfie_chan Date: September 14th, 2005 01:38 am (UTC) (current file)
1) I am horribly, horribly jealous of you. Horribly.

2) Tell me where you are organizing this Con. I beg you to have it on the West Coast. We don't have nearly enough conventions out here. Oregon would be great, but I could handle Washington or California.

3) I would more than happy to help contribute ideas and suchlike. I have never worked at a con before, but I'd do just about anything to get Terry out here.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: September 14th, 2005 03:03 am (UTC) (current file)
Not sure of the where yet. It may be somewhere in the central US to compromise and because (Terry suggested and he's probably right) it may be much cheaper there.

It won't be for at least a year, so we have plenty of time to figure things.

Contributions, yay!
spectralbovine From: spectralbovine Date: September 14th, 2005 01:47 am (UTC) (current file)
Duuude.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: September 14th, 2005 03:04 am (UTC) (current file)
I KNOW.
gravityslave From: gravityslave Date: September 14th, 2005 01:52 am (UTC) (current file)
Hi!
I've just joined your new community and would like to request posting access. I am a student and single mom, but will be more than happy to help wherever possible!
kerrypolka From: kerrypolka Date: September 14th, 2005 02:08 am (UTC) (current file)
SIGN ME UP, FOO!
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: September 14th, 2005 03:04 am (UTC) (current file)
Awessssome.
tinylegacies From: tinylegacies Date: September 14th, 2005 02:11 am (UTC) (current file)
Give me info where people can contact you if interested and I'll post over at fandomhigh.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: September 14th, 2005 03:05 am (UTC) (current file)
Excellent. I just set up disc_con_usa, and will be putting up a website maybe this weekend. Soon. :)

Thanks, chica!
dachelle From: dachelle Date: September 14th, 2005 03:32 am (UTC) (current file)
That's so cool! I need to start reading Discworld. I just know Pratchett from Good Omens, which was awesome, of course. I know there are people on my flist who have had experience with cons - I'll put out the word and see if I can get any helpful advice for you.

Also, geez, I feel like I haven't talked to you in forever! Things have been a bit crazybusy for me lately. Have you seen the reviews of Dylan's new movie? I really really really hope it gets to Fort Worth.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: September 14th, 2005 04:19 am (UTC) (current file)
OMG read! So that when Con time comes around you will be as crazy to go as the rest of us, and we can all have Discworldian fun together. :)

I know, we have been out of touch a bit. I am busy too *sigh* - I saw some of the reviews posted over on yourdailydylan and I can't WAIT to see it. It had better come to somewhere in the DC area!!!
nixve From: nixve Date: September 14th, 2005 04:31 am (UTC) (current file)
When I have more time I'll pimp disc_con_usa on my LJ and some of the communities I'm in, hopefully that'll get you some interested people and maybe some people with convention experience.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: September 14th, 2005 04:43 am (UTC) (current file)
Yay! Yeah, I figured you might know some people who might have experience. :)
insptr_penguin From: insptr_penguin Date: September 14th, 2005 04:40 am (UTC) (current file)
Surfed in from the discworld community. I was actually there at the book signing tonight and heard you ask the question (without knowing who you were).
Sounds like a great idea! I'm be happy to help out if there is anything I can do.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: September 14th, 2005 04:46 am (UTC) (current file)
Hehe - it was totally a spur of the moment question that I have a feeling has now gotten me into big trouble! But I think if we can pull it off, a Discworld Con here in the US would be awesome.

I would definitely be glad of any help, especially from those who live in the area. I've already brainstormed a bit with 2 other people who were there, and 3 others came up and gave me email addresses.

Pratchett fans in the area are always good to know. Mind if I add you?
softpaw From: softpaw Date: September 14th, 2005 04:46 am (UTC) (current file)
*gets shown your icons by reynai*

*promptly friends you on acount of the awsome Trixie, DW AND RCS combo*

HI btw. *waves*
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: September 14th, 2005 04:55 am (UTC) (current file)
Hi there!

Always glad to see more Trixie fans :)

Also, feel free to yoink (with credit) any of the RSC icons that might take your fancy; I have more than I could ever need now! They are all posted a few entries back :)
milestogo13 From: milestogo13 Date: September 14th, 2005 05:46 pm (UTC) (current file)
Looks like a fine mess you've gotten yourself into this time, eh? ;)

Needless to say, I'm right there with you however you need me to be. If you need any publishing industry schmoozing done, or help brainstorming marketing/promotion/fund-raising ideas, or anything else you feel might be particularly suited to my skill sets, just let me know.

Wow...this is gonna make our phone conversations even more interesting than they were before, and now we're talking potentially lethal levels of interesting *grin*
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: September 14th, 2005 07:24 pm (UTC) (current file)
If you need any publishing industry schmoozing done, or help brainstorming marketing/promotion/fund-raising ideas, or anything else you feel might be particularly suited to my skill sets

Yes, yes, and yes.

I need allll your help ;) As soon as the weekend comes and I have time to catch my breath I will be doing some major organization. Also have already heard from the UK Discworld Con. So hopefully will have more info/tips soon. :)

Talk to you soon!
ecban From: ecban Date: September 14th, 2005 06:49 pm (UTC) (current file)
Greets! I was at the signing; I was happy to hear your question and ecstatic when Pterry was so receptive. Today, my joy is doubled because I see that you are here on LJ and serious about the con idea. I'm in Arlington as well and am willing to help out as much as I can, with the caveats that I know squat about organizing a con and will be partially out of commission until I finish at AU this coming spring. Hope you don't mind if I friend you and jump into the community, thanks for getting this ball rolling.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: September 14th, 2005 07:25 pm (UTC) (current file)
Hey, I know squat about it too. But I WILL LEARN. Also I'm already in touch with the UK Con folks. :) Help is welcome, and friending is welcome :)
chrryblssmninja From: chrryblssmninja Date: September 14th, 2005 11:35 pm (UTC) (current file)
. WHAT did I just get myself into??? I have just volunteered myself (with permission from Terry) to organize the first American Discworld Convention. Oh. My. God.


I feel like squealing with happiness. I'll see if I can get some ideas.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: September 15th, 2005 12:40 am (UTC) (current file)
Yay ideas!
tadakimacun From: tadakimacun Date: September 24th, 2005 05:24 am (UTC) (current file)
Hi, MAJOR fellow Pratchett fan checking in here.

My boyfriend has helped co-chair a couple of sci-fi cons. If you want me to, I can ask him for input. Specifically, here in VA he has co-chaired Technicon 22, will co-chair Technicon 23 in April, and has co-chaired two smaller cons, Invisifest and Rising Star.

This is definitely something that should be made to happen, and I'll be happy to assist in any way I can, including volunteering if I can get transport to it.

Thanks for you time,
Tadakimacun
(LadySybil on the Straight Dope message board :D )
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: September 24th, 2005 06:08 pm (UTC) (current file)
YES, please ask him for input. I really want to do this thing right, so I am still gathering info before jumping into it. I'd love to talk to him or email with him or whatever.

Do you guys live around DC, then?

(yay, more DC Discworld fans!)
aesvir From: aesvir Date: September 25th, 2005 06:26 pm (UTC) (current file)
Wow, this is wonderful news! I was just looking at the Discworld Convention 2006 website and trying to figure out if I could go to England in August, when you posted this! I've been to anime cons before, have been doing some student cultural events...if you want someone to do grunt work, I'd love to help!
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: September 25th, 2005 07:24 pm (UTC) (current file)
I accept all offers of help. I just don't know what I'll need yet. :) But I'll keep everyone posted over at disc_con_usa. Thanks!
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