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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.
Established 2011
* 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.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

We R Igors - 2015 Discworld Calendar

Good news: The new Discworld Calendars, from Gollancz will be available from The Discworld Emporium in August of this year.  

The Discworld Emporium writes:
As any Igor will tell you, ‘What goeth around, cometh around’. This excursion into Pratchett’s world of the Igors has taught us more about anatomy, and indeed ‘re-cycling’, than one could possibly have wished to know. Regardless, we’re delighted to share it with you in this little tome. Hopefully it will have you in thtitcheth!
The Gollancz announcement states that 
The Discworld Diary 2015 is the most lavishly illustrated Discworld diary Gollancz has ever produced – full-colour throughout for the first time – and is published in hardback on the 21 August 2014.

Time to do some Hogswatch shopping ....



Sunday, July 27, 2014

Programming for The Great Discworld Fan Gathering at Sasquan

Programming for The Great Discworld Fan Gathering at Sasquan in 2015

As many of you know, the World Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention takes place in London in 2014. In 2015, it will be in the U.S. and it's called Sasquan. There is going to be a Great Discworld Fan Gathering at Sasquan in August of 2015.

Sasquan has asked us to offer Discworld and other programing ideas for this WorldCon, which will host 5,000 or more attendees from all over the U.S., Canada and the world. If you wish to offer DW or other programing ideas, here is the form to use:
You don't have to buy a membership in order to give suggestions. If you have been to a NADWCon or other DW con please let them know what these cons offered that you enjoyed. (Excepting Terry and Rob, of course, as they can't make it). We know you folks have many skills, a lot of experience, and a wealth of ideas, and now would be a a great time to share these.

Sasquan takes place in Spokane, WA., a gorgeous area in the Pacific Northwest. It is on the west coast of the United States, about 4 hours drive from Seattle, WA. For more information about this convention, please visit

Spokane is a great city with an international airport. For more information about Spokane, WA, please visit

Various North American Discworld Guilds will be joining us in organizing and hosting DW fan events and these include:

The Seamstress Guild (famous for it's parties, it has many decorators, costumers and performers among it's members), the Cunning Artificers (arts & crafts), Musicians (all kinds), Printers & Engravers (our writers and editors), the Dark Clerks (folks who like to organize both paper and people behind the scenes), our fabulous Bakers (lovers of food and drink who may be leading some of our pub crawls), the Witches & Wizards (cunning men and women who love history, myth and folklore), the Librarians (DW book lovers and knowers who often run the DW pub quizes), the various DW Family Groups, the Black Ribboners (DW folks in recovery), and more. 

We hope to see you there,

Chair, Discworld Fan Gathering at Sasquan 2015
Founder, Discworld Seamstress Guild of North America, Est 2001
@ItBodes on twitter 
Yada, yada, yada, Ginger 

Art: Dragons by Paul Kidby, - used with permission