Adelaide - City of Small Gods
We have an established Terry Pratchett & Discworld fan group in Adelaide called The City of Small Gods, which is open to anyone who would like to come - you don't have to live in Adelaide or even South Australia, or even be a Discworld fan, but that's mostly where our events will be held, and we do like discussing Pratchett's works.
To keep up on exactly what's happening and when, or to take part in some online discussion, please join:
Given that our normal social gatherings can't happen while everyone's under lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are instead trying to host regular activities and discussions online. Most of these will be done via our Discord Server which has several text chat channels and a few voice chat channels as well. We will still use our Facebook group to coordinate scheduled events.
Our (semi-) regular social meetings are generally held on the last Thursday of the month at a pub or restaurant in Adelaide. We have dinner at 6.30pm followed by games until 9pm.
Every few months, we have a full day's worth of board games at La Scala Cafe, 169 Unley Rd, Unley in the function room starting at 10am. Check the calendar below for the date of the next event.
In addition to the above, we will occasionally have other events to go and see plays by Unseen Theatre Company, book discussions on various novels by Terry Pratchett, craft, chain maille or costuming workshops or other fun social activities. See our upcoming events for further info, and join the mailing list or Facebook group to get the details.
Check our Facebook Group to see what events are coming up and when.
Troll Bridge, the short Discworld film by Snowgum Films, has been having great success screening at various film festivals around the world since its premiere in January 2019. Saturday, 21st September, was yet another of these premiere screenings, but this time with a difference. The South Australian premiere of Troll Bridge wasn't at a film festival, but was instead hosted by our local fan club, the City of Small Gods. Held at the independent Mercury Cinema, the crowd of 160 fans was enthusiastic about the screening of not only Troll Bridge, but Run Rincewind Run!, another short fan film created by Snowgum Films for the first Australian Discworld Convention, Nullus Anxietas, in 2007. We also managed to raise approximately $1600 from ticket sales which was donated to the Women's and Children's Hospital Foundation. Thanks must go to the wonderful support from Adelaide's community, to Snowgum Films, and the Mercury Cinema.
The City of Small Gods and Round Worlds Events SA Inc. donate part of monies raised at our events to the following charities:
Round World Events SA Inc is a not-for-profit incorporated association whose aim is to run fun social Pratchett-themed events for people in South Australia. We have run two Australian Discworld Conventions: Unseen University Convivium in 2012 and Nullus Anxietas VI - The Discworld Grand Tour in 2017.
We have also run several successful and booked out Science Fiction and Fantasy themed quiz nights named Quiz Long And Prosper, from 2013 to 2016, and 2019!
The association will run most events under the City of Small Gods banner, but you do not have to be a Round World Events SA member to be part of City of Small Gods. However, we are always on the look out for new members for Round World Events SA to help us organise future events! Membership is $20 a year (for Adelaide locals) or $5 a year (for those not quite so close) and has the following benefits:
For more information, or to join as a member, please email Round World Events SA Inc.