Wellcome to Ankh-Morpork, Citie of One Thousand Surprises!
The Australian Discworld Convention committee is organising an exciting 3 day convention to promote the culture and history of our Discworld, and in particular the many attractions and commercial opportunities1 awaiting them in Ankh-Morpork. They have requested my assistance in promoting this bold endeavour and I agreed to pen a few words on their behalf. I may even attend in person.
The committee assure me that the convention will include old favourites such as the Maskerade, XXXX Factor, Werewolf along with a host of talks and workshops on all things Discworld. This will be your chance to dress up as real Discworld people2 and meet other Discworld fans.
Special guests will be in attendance, and will arrive by the Iron Girder from Uberwald shortly.
Be assured that we welcome visitors and invaders of all races and colours to our city. And our banks will be happy to organise credit facilities for your planned barbarian invasion.
If you need any further enticement to join us in fair Ankh Morpork, then the Guild of Merchants has published a most entertaining, if slightly inaccurate, leaflet called Wellcome to Ankh-Morpork, Citie of One Thousand Surprises!
The committee have chosen the Stamford Plaza Hotel in Mascot, Sydney, which is close to the airport3. This should be convenient for attendees who are flying in from overseas or interstate. It has a spacious convention area, where we have the run of the whole floor, and a wealth of good food on site (some of it not involving rat!). We will be giving you more details on the hotel in a future memorandum. You can find more about the venue here.
I've been informed the committee have kept ticket prices keen, while still offering an amazing convention in a smart venue. They tell me they are "cutting their own throats4"
You can find official information here at the convention website.