Guests, Games and other G words
Time for a news update. Only 34 sleeps until Nullus Anxietas IV (which means no more sleeps for the committee!)
We are ecstatic to welcome Rob Wilkins (Terry’s right-hand-man) at NAIV. Considering the amount of money spent on his airline PJs at NAIII, I am sure this announcement will generate a lot of interest!
As well as Ian and Reb from The Discworld Emporium (who will be here in the flesh), Bernard Pearson will join us, via the science of Roundworld, as a virtual guest.
You may already know that Martin Pearson will be joining us on Friday and Saturday. This is especially good news, seeing as how we are competing for his attentions with the Port Fairy Folk Festival. Make the most of him while he is around! He’s a fantastic talent and a contender for “most likely to be an actual Discworld character”.
Martin Wallace of Treefrog Games will be swinging by the convention seemingly in the middle of his move to NZ and will bring an advance copy of The Witches – the new Discworld Game.
On the subject of games, Backspindle Games have kindly donated a copy of their new Discworld game Clacks. We will have it set up in the games room for members to test.
We will also have copies of The Witches to play, although maybe not all of the final art. This is a real coup, and I’ll be first in line.
Finally, we’ll have the staples: Thud!, Ankh-Morpork and Guards! Guards! (with the revised rules).
And if that’s not enough, we’ll be play-testing games from Ambivalent Overlord, including the Discworld game Significant Quest.
The Guilds are starting to fire up on the NAIV forums. The big event right now is the Scavenger Hunt and the entries are flowing thick and fast (thick as thieves and fast as pedestrians walking past a dodgy busker). The Buskers are working on musical entries and the Thieves have already stolen a couple of entries for themselves (leaving a receipt behind, of course).
The leaders of the guilds are as follows:
- Thieves – Danielle Clark
- Assassins – Nick Pace (yes I will watch him)
- Buskers – Christopher Boote
- Seamstresses – Beth Stitt
- Alchemists – Catherine Stapleton
Wish them well and get involved! It makes for an ultra fun convention.
The Fourecks Factor is still looking for entries. The Discworld’s greatest Reality Stage Show2 is debuting at Nullus Anxietas IV and WE NEED YOU! We have a couple of entries already, but you will see from the failed auditions that we still have spaces left.
5. Grapes of Mirth
Finally, take a look at the Hall of Curiosities. Arising out of an idea from The Truth, the Hall is a collection of curiously-shaped fruits and vegetables, sourced by you, the viewing audience. We’re looking for originals, rather than Internet-sourced veggies, but if you find a funny ladyfinger or a preposterous potato, please post it on our Flickr page!
1 It started with G.
2 We’re not mentioning Ankh-Morpork Has Talent or So You Think You Can Morris