Experience all the fun of the Virtual Discworld Fun Day - June 18, 2022

Virtual Discworld Fun Day June 18 2002

We've got a lot of fun activities planned for you for the Virtual Discworld Fun Day on June 18! Some details are below, but you can always find out more on our website.

Maskerade - we need to see your wonderful costumes!

Elaine Perkins as Granny Weatherwax, winner of The Lost Con Maskerade

The Maskerade is a costume, costume accessory and prop competition - but it won't be much of a competition if nobody enters! You're allowed to send in photos taken at previous Discworld events1, so feel free to dig into your archives. Entries close June 4th, and you can enter by filling in this form.

A Surprising Escape

A Surprising Escape... over an image of a newspaper clipping

What could this newspaper clipping possibly mean? Find out in "A Surprising Escape" - a Discworld virtual escape room you can play with your friends. Book your session here. This is suitable for beginners, and the puzzles don't require any outside Discworld knowledge.

If you are a little unsure of playing the Escape Room yourself, we will be doing a live session on June 18 which you can watch - but there will, of course, be spoilers!

Book Discussions

Sourcery and The Carpet People book covers

The Virtual Discworld Fun Day will feature two different book discussions:

  1. A look into Terry's first novel, The Carpet People, and the differences between the 1971 and the 1992 versions.
  2. Join Rincewind in saving the Disc for Sourcery, with an associated activity that you can do at home while the panel chats!

It might be a good idea to re-read these books to make sure they're fresh in your mind.

Brush up on your trivia... the Quiz is coming!

On June 18, we'll be holding a Pratchett/Discworld Quiz, to prove who really knows the most about the most minute details of Terry's works. Everyone will be able to play along using the Kahoot website.

However... if you'd like to get some practice in, we have set up a short practice quiz that you can play at any time! Head over to https://kahoot.it and enter the code 06046176.

How to join us for Virtual Discworld Fun Day

We'll be using Zoom to run the Virtual Discworld Fun Day. You will need an internet connected device with reasonable bandwidth so you can watch video streams. We advise downloading the Zoom Meetings Client/App for your computer, tablet or phone in advance.

The link to join the Zoom call will be published on our website on June 17, and will also be emailed out via this newsletter and posted in the Facebook event. (Please also indicate on that event if you're planning to attend!)

Well, isn't this Amazing!

The Amazing Maurice film logo and cat

Just released last week - the trailer for the upcoming film The Amazing Maurice.

Watch the short social media trailer here and the full trailer here. What do you think of them?

That's all for now

Hope to see you all at the Virtual Discworld Fun Day on June 18th - and we'll be in touch with more information soon.

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1 As long as you didn't win!