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Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Subject:Adelaide Discworld Fans
Posted by:molokov_au.
Time:2:52 pm.
Hi all,

I'm just back from the Australian Discworld Convention - Nullus Anxietas 3 and a group of us Adelaideans over there thought it would be nice to start up a social group down here in Adelaide so we can get together regularly and have a chat, a drink, and a game of Thud or two.

If this sounds like something you're interested in, please sign up to our email mailing list at
https://groups.google.com/group/adelaide-discworld-fans and an email will go out shortly with information about our first meeting date & place (because we haven't decided it yet)

Potentially this social group might also lead on to having a smaller convention-lite Discworld event in Adelaide in 2012, but that will depend on volunteers for a committee, and will be entirely separate to the regular social group.
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Monday, December 17th, 2007

Subject:Hogfather on TV
Posted by:narcolepticnemu.
Time:10:34 pm.
Mood: bouncy.
Hey guys! Come to breathe some life into this comm ^^ for all us Aussie fans, Channel Seven will be showing Hogfather parts 1 & 2 on Sunday 23rd and Monday 24th, at 8:30pm. Thanks to zeft on discworld for the heads up! Make sure to watch/record it peeps ^^ 
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Friday, June 29th, 2007

Subject:For once, a Pratchett Play in sydney!
Posted by:highlyeccentric.
Time:11:32 am.
The Archchancellors Men, in association with NUTS, present
Men at Arms
Thursday 28 June - Saturday 14 July
Special Preview Wednesday 27 June - 8pm
Times: All performances 8pm
Tickets: Adult $20, Conc $15, NUTS Adult $18, NUTS Conc $13
Bookings: Seymour Box Office 02 9351 7940

It's being staged by the UNSW theatre mob. I'm off to see it tonight and will review if i get the chance.

-xposted to my journal
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Tuesday, February 13th, 2007

Subject:Nullus Anxietas
Posted by:molokov_au.
Time:11:59 am.
Nullus Anxietas
Australian Discworld Convention, 9-11 February 2007

Molokov's perspective
(Cross posted from my journal)

Wow, what a weekend it's been. The Convention was awesome, the best I've ever been to...
but then again, it was also my first Convention :)

To summarise: WOW.
To expand a bit: I'll go through what *I* did at the Con, and my comments on various
bits and pieces, and my perspective is by no means the only one.

Read the rest of the incredibly long report belowCollapse )
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Thursday, November 16th, 2006

Subject:Auditions - Pyramids - Adelaide
Posted by:molokov_au.
Time:3:17 pm.

For Terry Pratchett’s

Sunday December 3rd from 3pm.
At The Bakehouse Theatre, 255 Angas Street, Adelaide.

details below the cutCollapse )

(Not involved with the production... much, but it is my script!)
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Monday, June 19th, 2006

Subject:Hello from a Community Newbie
Posted by:molokov_au.
Time:8:30 pm.
Howdy folk,

Just discovered this community, and thought I'd sign up. I'm a huge Discworld fan, living in Adelaide, and have been reading Pratchett's books for erm, 14 years now. Got a very very very large collection (almost everything, but a few things missing) and have had to rely a lot on my friends to get me to read books by other authors!

I've also, in past, been heavily involved in Discworld plays with Unseen Theatre Company, although not for a few years now. They've got a production of "Jingo" coming up soon, which I'm not involved with in any way, but will probably go to see it at some stage.

I've participated in a few Discworld online communities over the year, including alt.fan.pratchett and Addicted to Discworld. Through these I've also found out - and followed since its inception - the Australian Discworld Convention - Nullus Anxietas being held in Melbourne next February. This is probably going to be the biggest opportunity for all us Ecksian fans to get together and meet each other, and do exclusively Discworld-y things, and meet Terry, in case you've missed out doing so on his previous Australian tours.

Terry hasn't been to Adelaide since 1997, so that's the last time I met him in person - every time since he's come to Australia, he's had to miss Adelaide, which kind of makes us feel left out, but I can understand the time pressures of an Australian tour, so I'm just happy that the first, erm, 20 or so of my books have been signed, but now there's more unsigned than signed, because he just keeps writing so much stuff! And it's all good :)

So that's my intro for now... sorry for the subtle advertising, but I figure I'm not actually on the organising/supervisory committee for any of the links, I just happen to know about them and like them :)

All the best!

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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005

Subject:the hedgehog song
Posted by:knightsaline.
Time:2:24 pm.
i found this on a discworld site, and I thought that since this is a discworld communtiy, you would like to read some fan words to this famous song. to not offend everyone, i have put this into an lj-cut

Read more...Collapse )</lj-cut)
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Monday, October 17th, 2005

Posted by:floopyboo.
Time:9:41 am.
My friends & I in characterCollapse )
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Friday, April 22nd, 2005

Subject:They're ready
Posted by:dreamkin.
Time:1:48 pm.
Mood: accomplished.
For those interested in seeing what the charity teeshirts look like properly...

Under the cutCollapse )

...modelled by yours truly.
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Thursday, March 17th, 2005

Posted by:floopyboo.
Time:12:39 am.
Mood: pissy.
Sorry, but I'm not accepting any more advertising for other communities in here.

This is entirely because I have my nose out of joint at being ignored in my attempts to join the Discoworld RPG despite me having allowed & encouraged it being advertised here.

I'm human. Deal with it.
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Wednesday, February 16th, 2005

Subject:Maskerade in Townsville, QLD
Posted by:firefuryflame.
Time:8:50 pm.
Hi all, I be Tristan, female Australian Discworld fan, firstposting to let you know that if anyone is in and/or near Townsville in QLD from the 16-19th of March, to go and see TLT's production of Maskerade! Actually, mainly go and see it because my father is playing Mr. Bucket! Oh, happiness!

Last year he did Duke Felmet in Wyrd Sisters, but I live in Sydney so I couldn't go up and see it. This year, since I adore Discworld even more and am obsessed with PotO, he promised I could go up.

See it. Grr.
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Friday, November 19th, 2004

Subject:New Discworld RPG.
Posted by:danbi.
Time:6:27 am.
Mood: accomplished.
Er...I read in the rules and it didn't say anything against this, so I'm gonna go ahead and just mention something really quickly. Feel free to delete it if you deem it to be spam.

I'm here on behalf of disco_tech, who is starting a Discworld RPG called discoworld, which has to do with Discworld night life. She is currently looking for players. The list of available players is here. It also has instructions for how to apply and all that.

Please give the link a look and see if you're interested. Or feel free to spread the word to others who might be interested. If you have any questions, e-mail discoworld [at] gmail.com. Or you can ask me and I'll ask her, but that might take longer.

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Subject:character cameos
Posted by:peddles.
Time:6:30 pm.
Mood: curious.
Does anyone else think that when another "major" character/set of characters make a cameo in another "series" that isn't theirs, it just doesn't quite work?
Maybe it's just me, but the appearance of the A-M City Watch in "Hogfather" just didn't ring quite true. Likewise the brief appearance of Nanny Ogg in "Thief of Time" somehow didn't quite seem like the real Nanny Ogg.
It's weird, I know, but whenever a discworld book has one of these crossovers, it just doesn't work for me. Of course, the one obvious exception is Death, because strictly speaking he cameos in everyone elses books, but somehow he stays himself. The others always appear slightly "different" somehow when they appear unexpectedly.
Anyhoo, just something I've noticed.
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Monday, October 4th, 2004

Subject:Who is your favourite character/group of characters?
Posted by:floopyboo.
Time:8:45 pm.
I'm a big fan of susan death, don't get me wrong, but the one group I'm fond of to the exception of all else is the witches of Lancre.
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Subject:What is your favourite discworld book?
Posted by:floopyboo.
Time:8:37 pm.
Mood: weird.
I'm rather partial to the night watch.

Why? Because of Sybil and the cute little draggies, of course. Also, it's fantastic getting to know each of the characters back when they were young and stupid. I hope that we get to see more of "the watch - the early years".

I must say that my favourite moments weren't with the then members of the watch.... it was seeing the young vetinari at work.

So how about you guys?
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