Announcing the Discworld Convention 2016

Posted by Jelmer Graafstra on 12 Apr 2015, 2 p.m.

A welcome message from our esteemed chair.

Welcome to the Discworld Convention 2016, the 20th anniversary tour of the Band With Rocks In!

Before you, you have the website of the 10th Discworld Convention. It contains the information you have been waiting for (August 26th-29th in Warwick1), and is your starting point for four days of celebrating the life and works of Sir Terry Pratchett.

The Band With Rocks In is coming to Roundworld and we will be there to witness the madness. Expect music (as if we could stop you from singing), expect expert lectures (we are honoured that already a great many of the usual guests have said yes) and expect many other activites. I have seen a list. I will have to explain to the programme team it is 4 days, not 4 weeks.

Anything else that's worth mentioning? Yes! New for this convention is the option to camp. You can't have a festival without camping. Read all about it, and decide between a tent or a room in the hotel. A hotel with a very limited number of stairs, especially between the function rooms2.

The committee are making plans, excited about the possibilities. At the beginning of May the memberships will go on sale and you can join us in counting down.



1 As if that wasn't the first thing you looked up when the website went live.
2 No idea why I felt the urge to mention that.