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Dj Connell
* Discworld Area Head, Sasquan / WorldCon 2015
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* Current Project: The Great Discworld Fan Gathering at Sasquan
* Founder, Discworld Seamstress Guild of North America, Established 2003
* Co-Founder, North American Discworld Dark Clerks.
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* Board Chair: North American Discworld Connection

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This image of Death is by artist Paul Kidby. Mr Kidby's images are used with his permission. Copyright: Paul Kidby.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

NADWCon needs YOU! Staff Positions Open

Update 7/14/2012

NADWCon asked and the fans came forward.  These volunteer staff positions are now filled

Convention Committee (thus far) - NADWCon 2013:

Chair – Richard Atha-Nicholls

Vice-Chair – Amy Rauch

Operations Director – Nell Codner

Operations Left Hand - Maureen Shanahan

Operations Right Hand - Monica Youngman

Communications & Marketing Director - Emilie P. Bush

Programming Director - Colleen R. Cahill

Guild Coordinator - Sarah Goodman

Treasurer – Laurie Wilner

Registration Coordinator - Jeff Boucher-Zamzo

Bookkeeper - Nikki Hansen

Maskerade Director – Martin Gear

Website Manager – Alex Cohn

Staff Artist - Ray Friesen

Staff Artist - Amy Wheaton

Charity Auction Co-ordinator - Kelly S. Pierce


Positions Recently filled - bios not yet posted on the website:

At Con Bookkeeper 

Dealer Liaison 

Main Stage Manager 

Merchandise Coordinator 

Technical Director

Volunteer Coordinator 



Opportunities await!

Plans for the 2013 NADWCon are underway and we need you! We want 2013 to be the best convention yet and for that we need talented, smart, motivated, and experienced people who share a passion for Discworld and a love of organization. We are currently recruiting volunteers to fill some key positions in our committee. What are those positions? Read on! 

Productions Director
Security Coordinator
Program Operations Manager
First Aid Coordinator
Publications Coordinator
At Con Newsletter Editor
Hotel Liaison
Guest Suite Coordinator
Guest Liaisons
Ambience Coordinator
Art Show Coordinator
Pre and Post Con Tour Coordinator

If you would like to be considered for one of these positions, we ask that you please send in a short resume outlining your relevant experience. We prefer candidates with previous con experience (not necessarily Discworld cons) but if you have work experience in these areas, you may also qualify. Please submit your resumes to and include at least the following information:

Position of interest
Contact email
Contact phone number

If you have any questions about volunteering that are not answered here or on the FAQ, please feel free to drop us a line at the


13 months and counting ....

NADWCon 2013 is currently looking for both a Programming Director and a Productions Director.

You can find more info on the Volunteer section of their website.

NADWCon also needs: Igors of all kinds, as well as those who will offer to teach an arts & crafts class, serve on a convention panel or work as stage hands, as well as Dark Clerks to help with registration, and generally run things behind the scenes.  If you are willing and able please write to:

Tick .... Tick .... Tick ...


This Just In: The position of Communications and Marketing Director has now been filled.

Monday, June 4, 2012

The Long Earth and World of Poo out on 6/21/12

The long wait for The Long Earth and World of Pooh is almost over:

It is now a tradition at NADWCon to read Where's My Cow at the closing ceremonies. The attendees do all the noises.  The World of Pooh offers a very different sort of challenge. I don't imagine that audience participation will be involved. 

My thanks to the Terry Pratchett Facebook page for the photo.




Where's My Cow video produced for the Living Books Festival