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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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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Some Updates on The Great Discworld Fan Gathering at Sasquan / Worldcon 2015

Updates on The Great Discworld Fan Gathering at Sasquan:

There is a lot of work going on behind the scenes regarding Discworld programing and events for Sasquan / Worldcon 2015 but much of it is a surprise, at least for now.  But here is what I can tell you:

Sasquan is making ribbons for DW fans to wear on their badges so they can find one another.  These will be purple and will say, "Ook".   

(Traditionally, the Seamstress Guild makes up their own ribbons which have their motto:  Nil Volupti sine lucre. The guild will give these out at the parties they're hosting at Sasquan.) 

In addition to all the great experiences offered by a Worldcon, Sasquan will be hosting Discworld programming, events, a Discworld exhibit, guild meetups, and our fabulous Seamstress Guild parties.

Here are the Sasquan Membership Maps (along with facts and figures) for those attending Sasquan / WorldCon 2015. 

Sasquan has recently welcomed new members from Chile, Estonia, Hungary, India, and Romania, North Dakota, Newfoundland, Saxony-Anhalt, and Yukon.  Join us at Sasquan and make friends all over the world.

One of the Guests of Honor for Sasquan is David Gerrold, who is also a Terry Pratchett fan. Mr Gerrold has recently started an informal group called Just Us.  These are Discworld fans who perform random acts of kindness at conventions and other events.  We'll have more on this movement and what it might mean at Sasquan next month. 
We hope to see you there. 

Art: Marc Simonetti. This is a piece he painted after Terry passed.  His work for the Discworld is here. 

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