Newsletter of the Klatchian Foreign Legion
AUGUST 2006 (Volume 9, Issue 8)
Part 1 of 5 Sections
WOSSNAME is a FREE publication for members of the
worldwide Klatchian Foreign Legion and its affiliates,
including the North American Discworld Society and other
continental groups. Are you a member? Yes, if you sent in
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Editor in Chief: Joseph Schaumburger
Managing Editor: Annie Mac
News Editor: T.F. (`Tiff') Peasey
Staff Writers: Asti Osborn, Paul Blake, Steven D'Aprano
Book Reviews: Drusilla D'Afanguin
Puzzle Editor: volunteer needed
Bard in Residence: Weird Alice Lancrevic
DW Horoscope: Anaemia Asterisk
Emergency Staff: Jason Parlevliet, Nathan Clissold, Dylan Williams
Art Director: Rhett Pennell
World Membership Director: Steven D'Aprano
Webmaster: Paul Wilkins, disk@...
Copyright 2006 by Klatchian Foreign Legion
1) APOLOGIA: BLOW, WINDS, BLOW
2) QUOTE OF THE MONTH
3) UK WINTERSMITH SIGNING NEWS
4) NULLAS ANXIETAS: AUSCON NEWS
5) DISCWORLD CONVENTION NOTES
6) CRIVENS! IT'S THE FEEGLES!
7) USA WINTERSMITH SIGNING TOUR
8) LONDON CALLING
9) THE PTERRY MEDIA NEWSROUND
10) MEET REPORTS
11) LETTERS FROM OUR READERS
12) SONG OF THE MONTH
13) YOUR MONTHLY HOROSCOPE
14) YOUR MONTHLY HOROSCOPE, CONTINUED
1) BLOW, WINDS, BLOW: a note from your Managing Editor
Well, there's good news and less good news behind my stint as
temporary publisher this month. The good news is that our Fearless
Leader, Joe Schaumburger, has NOT had another heart attack. The less
good news is that he's been taken hostage by Hurricane Ernesto as it
sweeps over his city. Telephone and internet being flooded or blown
away or whatever, kinda wossname. Luckily, he managed to send me all
his bits and pieces for the August issue, so I've revved up my
Mighty Morphin Managing Editor powers and herewith present the new
issue on Joe's behalf. Any mistakes or wandering untoasted figgins
are totally my fault.
Here's hoping that Ernesto has more bark than bite and that Joe
pops up again safe and dry as quickly as possible!
-- Annie Mac
2) QUOTE OF THE MONTH
`All right,' said Susan. `I'm not stupid. You're saying humans need
...*fantasies* to make life bearable.'
REALLY? AS IF IT WAS SOME KIND OF PINK PILL? NO. HUMANS NEED FANTASY
TO BE HUMAN. TO BE THE PLACE WHERE THE FALLING ANGEL MEETS THE
3) UK WINTERSMITH SIGNING NEWS
Terry Pratchett's signing session at the Guildhall in Winchester,
during the Wessex Festival, is now confirmed for Saturday 25th
November from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Blackwell will be hosting an event as part of Pterry's Wintersmith
Signing Tour at Logan Hall, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way,
London WC1H 0AL on Thursday 28 September at 7 p.m.
Tickets: £7, concessions £5
Promoted as an exclusive London event, Blackwell are advising fans
to book early to avoid disappointment.
To book tickets call 0845 456 9876 (lines are open Monday - Friday,
9.30 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
or visit Blackwell, 100 Charing Cross Road, London W2H 0JG
The details for the signing hosted by Waterstones Deansgate
(Manchester) on 29th September have been confirmed as follows:
Venue: The Dancehouse Theatre, 10 Oxford Road, Manchester
Tickets: £4 from Waterstone's, 91 Deansgate, Manchester
Dedicated ticket line: 0161 8391248
PLEASE NOTE: Tickets will be on sale by 1st September
4) XXXX PTERRYMANIA SMACKDOWN! AUSCON v BUGARUP U! NO HOLDS BARRED!
This bulletin is just in from the XXXXian Discworld Convention gang:
I'd like to remind everybody that Nullus Anxietas- The Australian
Discworld Convention is fast approaching!
When? 9th-11th February 2007.
Where? Carlton Crest Hotel, Albert Park, Melbourne.
How? A little bit of sweat, a dash of hope, and a whole lot of money.
oh and Who? TERRY PRATCHETT will be there!
Yes it's all going ahead, our programme of events is under
construction, some of which can be seen on our website
www.ausdwcon.org we are as always happy to accept new ideas for what
you would like to see when you come to the convention.
So sign up now because our prices will be rising early November.
Also membership entitles you to a copy of our newsletter - Nullus
We are also still selling t-shirts and our new poster prints from
local Discworld artist Sarah Kinder.
Any more questions? Jump on our forums - that's www.ausdwcon.org -
or email me at ben@...
Looking forward to meeting everyone in February,
Programme and Marketing
Nullus Anxietas - The Australian Discworld Convention
9th-11th February 2007
...and of course, that caused the usual stir in the dusty corridors
of Bugarup University, and the raising of edged weapons as some of
the students and Faculty took umbrage (possibly Lesser) at the
frightening thought of an on-topic Discworld-related post. And also,
as always, the chest region of BU's Hania Ogg was mentioned. Entire
volumes have been devoted to the subject of Hania's, erm, chest;
Pterry himself is known to turn white-faced at the mere threat of
it, although there's surely no truth to the claim that, during his
previous XXXXian signing tour, a certain Miss Pratchett eyed the
queue and scuttled in to him with the frantic moaning whisper of
"Dad, That Woman is back again!" Conversations about the Auscon
`spam' post included:
Jase, BU Head of Technomancy:
For reasons of social evolution and whatnot, this group has long
been a group for far wandering and eclectic discussion of everything
and anything by people who like the Discworld novels, rather than a
list for discussion of Discworld. (This is made quite clear on the
Yahoogroups page, and in the welcome email) It seemed to us that
everything that could be said about the old novels had been said, so
other than the occasional burst on the release of a new novel (and
the occasional smaller burst when it came out on paperback and I
read it) we are unaccustomed to hearing about Discworld. Thus
generally, if anyone wants to mention Discworld here they usually
accompany it with an On-Topic Warning, as opposed to off-topic
warnings as in most groups. It's an in-joke here.
Ben (after all had kissed and made up, so to speak:
Oh, and we do have a fairly strict rule on having no weapons at
the convention - so that rules Hania's breasts out immediately :-p
Awwww....butt..MUUUMMMM!!!...I wannna bwing my bweasts to the
convention!! Dad said I could!! Please? I promise to behave, and
keep them in their box AAWWLLL the Time.....
In that case, can I try for a merkin? Im sure he will sign that -
especially if I put two little googly eyes onnit....
As you can see, the tales of Hania Ogg are not exaggerated, heheh.
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