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... than to curse the darkness - Terry Pratchett

Memorandum

From: Lord Vetinari, The Oblong Office, Ankh-Morpork

Subject: The Australian Discworld Convention 2022 - 8th to 10th April, Sydney

Mission Statement

A burning fuse

Since we all got together for the Lost Con (and was it really only a few weeks ago?) so much has changed so rapidly. It seems that half of Australia (and now all of New South Wales, Victoria and ACT) is in lockdown. Right now, our mission is to spread some good Terry Pratchett humour to all his fans out there. If you are feeling down or lonely, remember that you have a whole mob out here who understand that a good librarian can peel a banana with his feet, that a wizard's staff has a knob on the end and a hedgehog can never be... well, it's very prickly1.

So we are making plans on how we can stay in contact with you all. And have some fun. And maybe some festive cheer?

In the meantime, please chat with us on our Facebook Group or talk to your local Fan Clubs around the country to join in their online events.

Game show survey

Hippo Keith holding a quill

Which Discworld character would cope best with a pandemic? Which city or country on the Disc would you most like to visit? These and other light-hearted questions form part of this survey for Discworld fans - we'd really appreciate it if you could fill it in!

https://forms.gle/7RcEdEKgsMMRE8VUA

This is entirely anonymous and just for fun - but we're hoping to use the answers (in aggregate) for a game show at the convention or an upcoming virtual event. Feel free to spread this survey link to any other Discworld fans you may know, or share it on social media. The more people who fill it in, the better our game show will be!

Lost Con videos

As some of you will have already noticed, we have started posting videos from the Lost Con to our Youtube Channel. We will not be posting everything, and indeed do not have recordings of everything. But we hope these will bring some happy memories of a delightful evening spent together - in a very virtual way.

Right now you can see:

And still to come in the next few weeks:

Volunteers

Hey you! Yes you - not the person reading this over your shoulder!4 Would you be interested in volunteering a little of your time to help the convention run smoothly? If you would like to know more, the Golem Trust have prepared a short video.

Click here for the volunteer form.

Discover The Truth!

To keep you amused during this stressful time, here's a crossword all based on The Truth for you to have fun with. Answers will appear in the next newsletter (or you can follow us on social media to see this and other fun activities). Click the image to get a larger version.

The Truth Crossword - Click to Embiggen

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4: 'Not A Very Nice Person At All' is engraved on this item of Mr Pin's 1: According to publication order, The Truth is the ________ book in the series
5: The last name of Wuffles' owner 2: The shortened name of the Disc's first Newspaper
10: Otto is an _________ 3: A type of light emitted by Überwaldean land eels
11: The word '--ing' is spoken heavily by Mr ________. 6: Who knows what evil lurks in the heart of men?
12: Wuffles is a ______ 7: The creator of the Disc's first Newspaper
14: The setting of The Truth 8: Mr Tulip is reincarnated as a __________
9: He goes by the name Deep Bone
13: A lie can run round the world before the truth has got its ______ on

More information

Footnotes:

1 Just like an echidna.

2 You need to be wearing your Onesie or Oodie while watching this3.

3 But aren't we all while we are in lockdown?

4 If you are reading this over someone's shoulder, then why not sign up here and receive your own copy?