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10 Years Ago Today...

On February 9th, 2007, around 200 people gathered at the Carlton Crest Hotel in Melbourne for the very first Australian Discworld Convention - simply named "Nullus Anxietas". Sir Terry Pratchett was there, and we all had a lot of fun!

See photos from all our previous conventions here.

Celebrate this milestone with our commemorative t-shirt!

The "Ten Years of Australian Discworld Conventions" t-shirt shows the logos, names, years and locations of all of the previous Australian Discworld Conventions and is available in Men's and Ladies' styles and a range of colours - as long as those colours are black. Click here ...

I Used To Be Me - A Tribute Song

At Nullus Anxietas V, you may have met Vicki Lanarch Hare, who is co-writing the Australian musical production of Good Omens. She shares with all fans this message and song:

I miss Terry Pratchett every single day. I had the enormous privilege of sitting with him several times over tea or lunch discussing my musical adaption of his and Neil Gaiman's treasured book Good Omens. Sir Terry was formidable. He was sharp and witty, incredibly direct and one of the kindest and most generous souls I've ever met.
I've been thinking about him so much lately I ...

The Perpetual Terry Pratchett Memorial Scholarship

As you may have heard, Sir Terry Pratchett has - posthumously - created a perpetual scholarship at the University of South Australia, allowing Masters students to undertake their research at the Hawke Institute at UniSA and the Long Room at Trinity College Dublin.

On Monday September 28, Rob Wilkins - Terry's long time PA, Business Manager and friend presented the scholarship to UniSA Vice Chancellor Professor David Lloyd. You may have seen some of the news articles, or the official video from UniSA (links below), but I'm here to tell you about a fan's perspective.

Members of the Australian Discworld ...

Rob Wilkins Visiting Australia

Rob Wilkins, Sir Terry Pratchett's long time personal assistant, business manager, and close friend*, will be in Australia next week!

Rob will be signing copies of The Shepherd's Crown and talking about his work with Terry at the following events:

  • Adelaide - Tue, Sep 29th, 12.30pm-1.30pm, at Dymocks Adelaide, 135 Rundle Mall
  • Melbourne - Wed, Sep 30th, 6.30pm, at Dymocks Melbourne, 234 Collins Street. Tickets are free, but must be booked via this link.

Although Rob may not be visiting any other cities on this particular trip, he may very well be back as a guest at ...

Your Tributes to Terry in video form!

Thanks to all fans around the world who contributed tributes to Sir Terry in the lead up to the release of his final Discworld novel, The Shepherd's Crown.
Terry's Australian publishers, Penguin Random House, have taken your photos and put together this wonderful video;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lP1rJNOwYls

We hope you enjoy it, and sorry to those whose photos didn't make it into the final video.