Noted author, NADWCon 2009 speaker and Pratchett friend Diane Duane has posted video and photos (1) of Queen Elizabeth being greeted by (Sir and Prof.) Terry Pratchett, Terry's right hand, Rob Wilkins, and Colin Smythe, the gentleman who published the first Discworld books, among others, at Trinity College, Dublin during the Queen's recent visit to Ireland.
Both Rob and Colin will be with us again at NADWCon 2011 as presenters (and party goers) as they were in 2009, along with that guy in the black hat. Sadly, Diane and her charming husband, writer Peter Morwood, (2) will not be joining us this year. Peter and Diane, you will be missed.
(1) I've been having trouble with that link on blogger so here is the full web address to the video link at Diane's blog:
(2) Peter and my husband were part of small group of weather-hardy souls standing with me late one night under the eves of the Tempe hotel courtyard at NADWCon 2009 all happily watching a marvelous Arizona thunderstorm while the lads told us gruesome tails of death by lightning. Much fun was had.
Queen Taken by history of Irish college with royal connection