The Year of the Beleaguered Badger


From: Lord Vetinari, The Oblong Office, Ankh-Morpork

Subject: The Australian Discworld Convention 2022 - 8th to 10th April, Sydney

Happy New Year

We send best wishes to you all for The Year of the Beleaguered Badger. I know that many of you felt quite beleaguered last year, but we trust that things will improve this year and only the badger needs to feel beleaguered!

2021 The Beleaguered BadgerImage feegled from Terry Pratchett and Rob Wilkins on Twitter.

The Lost Con

As you all know1 we have postponed the convention until 8th - 10th April 2022. However, we plan to celebrate the original dates with a virtual event on Saturday 3rd July 2021, tentatively from 6pm to 12am AEDT (Sydney time). This will be a chance for us all to catch up and have some fun. This will be open to all convention members, attending and supporting.

We are thinking of:

  • A fiendish2 Discworld quiz
  • A costume event
  • A radio play
  • Maybe a couple of special guests for a virtual Klatch
  • And perhaps a visit to the Ankh Morpork palace dungeon? It's easy to enter, not so easy to escape3
  • And a bedtime story to finish

Raiders of the Lost Con

There will be more details on our website soon.

Troll Bridge the film now available to all

Two years after it was first premiered in Sydney, and after numerous screenings at film festivals around the world, TROLL BRIDGE the movie can now be seen for free on YouTube and the Snowgum Films website. The film is a tribute to Snowgum Films' hard work and all the volunteers who helped make it.

You can view it from either of these links4:

If you do visit YouTube, please leave a LIKE and your comments.

Moving beyond Troll Bridge, Snowgum Films are looking for your support and patronage to help them develop future films. You can find out more on Patreon here.

And if Cohen's cheerful grin and magic sword do not convince you, perhaps his horse can talk you into it.

More information


1 Because we have done our best to let you know - although if you live far away the Pointless Albatross may not have arrived yet.

2 Fiends not guaranteed - unless they escape from the Dungeon Dimensions again.

3 As I have said before, "never build a dungeon that you would not be happy to be thrown in yourself."

4 But of course, you already have Troll Bridge on disc because you supported Snowgum Films while it was in production.