WOSSNAME -- JUNE 2005 -- PART 2 OF 4 (continued)
- WOSSNAME -- JUNE 2005 -- PART 2 OF 4 (continued)
4) BLUE SPHERE GAMES
Birmingham, UK and London, UK - Blue Sphere Games Ltd., a leading
developer of mobile games and content, together with Mr. Terry
Pratchett, the world famous author of fantasy fiction, have announced a
worldwide Licence Agreement for the creation of Discworld branded
mobile phone games.
The Agreement grants a three-year, worldwide license to Blue Sphere
Games for the creation and distribution of mobile games
incorporating Rincewind, Twoflower, the Luggage and other characters
from the Discworld series of novels.
Blue Sphere Games has the rights for the distribution of mobile
games and other forms of content, featuring some of the Discworld's
most famous inhabitants, globally on mobile devices. Blue Sphere
Games will develop a portfolio of games, the first of which will be
available in October 2005.
Colin Smythe, who represents Mr. Pratchett, commented: "This is
uncharted territory for us, and we are much looking forward to
seeing how this first game, involving Rincewind and the Discworld,
is enjoyed by mobile phone users."
David Bozward, Chairman of Blue Sphere Games Ltd says: "The
Discworld Novels are some of the most widely read fantasy books in
existence. Through development skills and widespread distribution
channels, we can bring this fantasy world successfully to the mobile
gaming user globally.
More details about Blue Sphere Games Ltd can be found on their
website - http://www.bluespheregames.com
5) LETTERS FROM OUR READERS
To the Editor:
I was checking on Darwin's Watch when I found this
copy of the Soul Music, Illustrated Edition:
Has anyone got it? Is it worth tracking down a copy?
Apart from it being discworld, of course.
-- Paul Godsil
To the Editor:
That's not the Illustrated Edition of the novel, if you look at the text on
the cover - it's the Illustrated Screenplay of the animated series. I've
seen it in bookshops before, although I've never really looked into it,
but I expect it's only really worth it if a) you really liked the animated
series, b) you're such a PTerry fan you have to own *everything* related to
the Discworld, or c) like Vetinari, who prefers to read the score of music,
you'd rather read the screenplay than watch the cartoon.
-- ConMan, who realises there was something else he was going to post
about but he has to rush off now and will hopefully remember to do it later.
To the Editor:
I shall be in the North-East of England from approx 27th to 30th July.
Is there any interest in a DurhamMeet or a NewcastleMeet? Alternatively,
there might be a faint possibility of an EdinburghMeet. This period does
coincide with the Tall Ships Race being in Newcastle. Unfortunately, it
is also the runup to CCDE weekend.
If anybody is still in the area during those dates and would like to
meet me and/or see the tall ships, let me know and I'll think about
organising something. Or persuading somebody else to do so. Contacting
me by email would be best, as I'm not reading afp at present.
--Simon Waldman, UK
To the Editor:
I've just got The Bookseller's Pocket Yearbook for 2005
which provides book statistics for 2003. Of the Top Fiction
Authors in hardback, Terry came second with 3.4% of the
sales and 3.8% of the value, after J.K.Rowling (who got 6.0%
and 5.6% respectively)
In the paperbacks, Terry came fifth (after James Patterson,
Alexander McCall Smith, John Grisham and J.R.R.Tolkien
- in that order) with 1.2% of the sales and 1.3% of the value
- James Patterson got 1.9% of sales and 1.7% of the value).
Terry was therefore ahead of Stephen King in both hardcover
(by quite a lot) and paperback sales (just) (if you want to
In the US, HarperCollins will be publishing Terry's companion
book to THUD!, called WHERE'S MY COW. As none of the
diaries and related Discworld publications have ever been
published as yet in the US, I am naturally interested to see
how popular it will be.
A short story by Terry appeared in the 13 May issue of The
Times Higher Education Supplement (pages 16-17). It was
headed "A COLLEGIATE CASTING-OUT OF DEVILISH DEVICES.
Wizards at Terry Pratchett’s Unseen University can fight black
magic, but can they withstand the grey array of targets, inspections
and research assessments?"
-- Colin Smythe
To the Editor:
> It would appear that the hedgehog needs to change itsFrom the article : Dr Valerie Keeble of the Mammals Trust UK (MTUK)
> tune. . .
said people should leave their gardens a bit haphazard to encourage the
animals' return. "Don't be too tidy in your garden," she told BBC News.
"Leave some rough areas and leave a few bushes and hedges, and
twigs on the ground.
By that reckoning, I shouldn't be able to move in my garden without
stepping on hedgehogs!
-- The Snow Queen
[Ed: No problem. I'll be happy to send you some local garden
visitors: snakes, alligators, possums, and big nasty iguanas.
They all think hedgehogs are delicious.]
6) DW THEATER NEWS
Here are the current UK schedules for PT plays and other events:
[UK] Maskerade will be performed at The People's Theatre, Heaton,
Newcastle upon Tyne from Tues 12 - Sat 16 July 2005. Tickets are
available on 0191 2655020. More information can be found at
[UK] Wyrd Sisters will be performed at The Minnack Theatre in
Cornwall Monday 25 July to Friday 29 July 2005. This will be an
outside production despite any weather interference. Tickets can be
purchased from http://www.minack.com/
[UK] The 2005 Clarecraft Event will take place on 29th - 31st July
2005 at its usual venue of Warren Farm. The theme of the event will
be Monstrous Regiment. Details will soon appear at
[UK, UPDATED] Kennet Amateur Theatrical Society will be performing
The Truth from 11 to 13 August 2005 at Kennet School, Stoney Lane,
Thatcham (off J13 of the M4). Tickets are priced at 7 GBP for
adults and 5 GBP for children/OAPs and can be ordered via their
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