Frequently Asked Questions
Who is Terry Pratchett?
Seriously? You found this website and you don’t know who he is? OK, OK… I’ll keep it simple. Sir Terry Pratchett is the world-famous author of a huge number of novels, the most famous and popular being the Discworld series. Read this quick biography if you’d like to know more.
What does “Nullus Anxietas” mean?
As popularlised in “The Last Continent”, Nullus Anxietas is pseudo-latin for “No Worries”, a very
Australian Fourecksian thing to say.
I’ve never been to a Discworld Convention before, what’s it all about?
It’s an opportunity for fans of Sir Terry Pratchett to meet, and enjoy an intensive three days of Discworld related activities (and fun).
We have several large rooms at the convention, and we will be running different events in each for most of the day. Events typically run for one or at most two hours. They can be talks about Discworld related subjects, workshops ranging from physical to cerebral and Discworld connected games. So you can pick and choose what interests you. The most important thing is that it is all fun!
Do I have to have read all the books?
No, but it helps to have read a few. Everyone has their favourite books and characters, and it helps to recognise some of the unusual characters wandering the convention. When it comes to the quiz, if you haven’t read all of the books, make sure you team up with other people who’ve read the books you haven’t!
Do I have to wear costume?
No, but lots of attendees do. In the past we have had some fantastic costumes (and some very simple but effective ones too!)
For those who are keen to show off their costuming skills, there is the Maskerade (a cosplay competition).
You can see photos from past conventions on Flickr via these links:
Can I help at all?
We are always looking for volunteers, to publicise the convention, to organise the event beforehand and to help at the convention. Please register to volunteer on this page!
Convention Specific Questions
What is Nullus Anxietas IV?
Nullus Anxietas IV is the fourth major Australian Discworld Convention, to be held in Melbourne at the Bell Rydges, Preston, on March 8-10, 2013. It is themed around “Music with Rocks In” so expect plenty of music-themed events, as well as many convention favourites. A lot more specific information about the event can be found throughout this website.
What are the different Membership Grades? How do I pay?
The different membership and payment options are described on the membership information page
Can I pay for multiple things at once?
Yes you can! Although the process is a little complex, because each registration/ticket is separate. However, because payment is a manual step, you can register for several things, and then make one payment, but you’ll also need to email us to let us know exactly what’s being paid for.
Detailed steps to follow are listed here.
Where is it? How do I get there? Where will I stay?
Enough talk! Where can I sign up and buy tickets?
You should be able to see links under “Register & Buy” to the left! Or you could just click on these links:
Can I donate something for the charity auction?
Yes! Email the chair with your generous donations.
I’m travelling from overseas. How do I get a visa for Australia?
If you are travelling to the convention from overseas, from many countries you can apply for a visa online. See the Immigration Website
According to the website it is for both tourists and business visitors, for instance those attending a conference. And it is free.
Eligible passports include:
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