Newsletter of the Klatchian Foreign Legion
MARCH 2006 (Volume 9, Issue 3)
Part 1 of 4 Sections
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1) TERRY CANCELS TRIP TO WORLDCON
2) TERRY'S AGENT REPORTS
3) GATHERING NUTS IN MAY
4) AFPA GAMESMEET IN 2 MONTHS
5) YOUR NEW DISCWORLD HOROSCOPE
6) LETTERS FROM ALL OVER
7) WINTERSMITH -- ADVANCE PEEK
8) DISCWORLD QUIZ
9) LIMERICK CONTEST
10) YES VIRGINIA, THERE IS A SENIOR WRANGLER
1) TERRY CANCELS TRIP TO WORLDCON
We've just heard from Terry in regard to his trip to the
2006 Los Angeles Worldcon, where he had been
confirmed as a program participant for this year's convention,
scheduled for August 23-27th. Terry writes:
"I'm sorry to say that I will almost certainly not be able to attend
Worldcon this year. From mid- August I'm down to do the UK
Discworld con, the Worldcon, the German tour, the UK 'Wintersmith'
tour and then the US tour -- and those are only the *major* things
in the well speckled diary. Oh, and I should be doing some WRITING,
too. So I'm shedding what I can, and that means Worldcon has to go.
It's a bugger, because I'm fully paid up, but I've learned the hard
way the need to bleed some space into the schedule.
"If 'Making Money' writes itself fast, I suppose I might make a last
minute dash to get there just for the craic, but I wouldn't want
anyone to bet on it.
"All the best."
-- Terry Pratchett
2) TERRY'S AGENT REPORTS
Colin Smythe reveals there is a virtual flood of Pratchett activity
in every corner of the globe.:
" I've heard from Peter Tabern of Childsplay that the BBC will be
broadcasting the combined version of the three episodes of
JOHNNY AND THE BOMB in the autumn - exact date not yet
announced - to be followed by the release of the DVD before Christmas.
"I've just received copies of the BCA Unseen Library's next three
quarter leather bound titles - Small Gods, Lords & Ladies, Men at Arms
Also coming out are:
* L'Atalante's French edition of Night Watch - Ronde de Nuit.
* Vuzev's Discworld Calendar 2006 (a Bulgarian version of the
1999 English calendar).
* Talpress's Czech edition of Going Postal, and their Slovakian
edition of Equal Rites.
* Piper's German language ediiton of The Science of Discworld:
* Manhattan's German translation of A Hat Full of Sky and a reissue
of their graphic novel edition of Mort.
* Varrak's Estonian editions of Maskerade, and Feet of Clay.
* Wahlstram's Swedish edition of Hogfather.
* Plaza y Janes' Spanish edition of Maskerade.
* Pocket's mass-market French edition of Feet of Clay.
* Laguna's Serbian edition of Interesting Times.
* Karisto's Finnish edition of Eric
*Praszynski's Polish edition of The Unadulterated Cat.
* Piper's new paperback of the German edition of The
Colour of Magic (originally published by Heyne).
* Ucila in Slovenia are buying The Light Fantastic, Equal Rites,
Mort, Sourcery and Wyrd Sisters, taking over from Vale-Novak
who published The Colour of Magic
* Varrak in Estonia are buying Jingo
* Karisto in Finland are acquiring Maskerade
* Conrad in Brazil: Reaper Man and Witches Abroad
* Noesis in Romania: Pyramids
* Laguna in Serbia/Montenegro: Feet of Clay
* Science Fiction World Magazine in mainland China:
Equal Rites, Mort and Sourcery
The Stephen Briggs recording of GOOD OMENS will be
released by ISIS in July, and will have the Josh Kirby cover
illustration that was commissioned by Heyne for their German
edition of the book, and hasn't yet been used for any English
The new American edition, of GOOD OMENS published by Morrow,
is being issued in two difference covers - it's easier to look at
than for me to describe them. The book contains new material
by each of the authors.
This week, in the TES (Times Education Supplement) in shops now
until next Thursday (6th April), there is a full-size pullout poster of
in the Teacher pullout, with teachers' notes on teaching about Terry's
life and works.
3) 3) GATHERING NUTS IN MAY
by Anna M. Conina
Production will begin on the _Hogfather_ film in April at
3 Mills Studios. For more information, see:
There's still no word on who will be cast as Susan.
However, there *has* been word on who will be cast as extras . . .
possibly you! Bernard Pearson, owner of "The Cunning Artificer"
Discworld shop in Wincanton, posted the following announcement
on his website message board on Saturday, March 25:
The film company *The Mob* are (as I'm sure you are aware) making
the Hogfather film for Sky Television.
They have asked me to cast my net in the sea of Discworld and
come up with 70 or 80 good folk, silly enough to want to appear in a
crowd scene. It will be the Great Hall of the UU and we need Wizards,
Students, and a few serving wenches. Obviously there are more students
than wizards, and serving wenches can be of all ages.
Now you must understand, there is no money, it will be a very early
start in London about or on the 1st May, you'll be hanging around
for hours, told to keep quiet, and most importantly:
YOU MUST HAVE YOUR OWN COSTUME.
If a beard is part of your character then it has to be a good one, really
and with all the chains, baubles and sashes as described in the DW Companion.
If you are a student then the costume has to be *right* from late medieval
to 19th century, again let the DWC be your guide.
Wenches and Maids: A mop cap, black garments, large apron.
What you have to do is this:
Send a picture full face, like a passport photo of you unadorned,
then another, this one full length of you in costume via E-mail to
tom@... These can be sent through
the post or e-mailed. If posted I cannot guarantee they will be returned,
and they must be very clearly labelled.
I will then send all the information to the casting director at the Mob
who will make the decision of who he can use.
I need your pictures in by no later than the 5th April, and I must
reiterate I am not doing the casting; it's the professionals at the
Mob studio that make all the decisions.
Granted, this is a bit of a commute for our many non-British readers,
but what a unique opportunity! I'm sure I can rustle up a black dress,
mob cap, and apron. It's the plane ticket that may pose a problem . . . .
4) AFPA GAMESMEET IN 2 MONTHS
At last! The 6th annual gamesmeet!
So, if this is a meet, whom are we meeting on this lovely
27th-28th of May?
May I present to you, in the blue corner: Lasergun!
Responsible for countless heaving and sweating afp-ers, premature
demises and frantic comparisons of statistics. What's worse the an American
with the entire score sheet of last years baseball league? A meet of afpers
with their laserquest score sheets.
And in the red corner: Creator of heavy thinking, weighting of options and
concentration: Stack of board games!
As always one of the first to be dissected at the start of the meet but ever
rejuvenating, it is still going strong. Watch its classical moves, where it
floors an entire group of over 10 people with a simple stack of Munchkin,
how it outgeeks even the saviest of programmers with Roborally or squeezes
the last drops of creativity with its "Once upon a time". Or maybe it will
be the battle between wherewolves and musquitos again. And don't discount
its new moves, who knows what kind of killer blow it has thought up this
There we go, the mood is set and the question is: Are you up to it?
Let me know, the sooner the better, especially if we actually want
Laserquest to take place.
For those who have never been there before and want to know the short
version: Gathering in the Eindhoven trainstation (exact starting time to be
announced, but around 13:00). From there we move on to Laserquest. Please
people, be there on time. Afterwards, we go to my place in Geldrop where we
will play games, drink, eat food, play some more games and drink some more.
Crash space is available (it is called floor so bring your own stuff. I have
a few emergency things, but not many). Next morning breakfast, playing of
some more games, going home. Sleeping is optional.
Bring with you: Board games, the less known, the better. Sleeping stuff.
Good weather if you want a few rounds of wherewolf. I'll take care of the
Any questions: Mail me!
Hope to see lots of you,
 They chase each other around in the arena, right. Get your mind out of
the gutter, the one you are thinking about is #afp.
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