WOSSNAME -- AUGUST 2007 -- part 1 of 7
Newsletter of the Klatchian Foreign Legion
August 2007 (Volume 10, Issue 8)
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====Part 1 -- ALL THE NEWS THAT FITS
1) COLOUR OF MAGIC CAST UPDATES
2) MAKING MONEY USA SIGNING DATES
3) MAKING MONEY LONDON SIGNING DATE
4) DISCWORLD JAMBOREE EXCLUSIVE REPORT
====Part 2 -- ...AND MORE...
5) DISCWORLD JAMBOREE ICONOGRAPHS
6) IMAGE OF THE MONTH
7) GUARDS! GUARDS! PODCAST
8) MAKING MAGIC: A GLIMPSE, OR NOT
9) RHIANNA PRATCHETT INTERVIEW
10) THE REAL GRANNY ACHING
11) PROVING ROUNDWORLD IS ROUND
12) ACTION REPLAY 1
13) ACTION REPLAY 2
14) THE GOOD WEBBE GUIDE
====Part 3 -- MAKING MONEY!
15) MAKING MONEY: A REVIEW
====Part 4 -- MAKING MONEY, BU NEWS AND WEIRD ALICE
16) MAKING MONEY: A SILLY REVIEW
17) BUGARUP UNIVERSITY CAMPUS NEWSROUND
18) THE CLACKS LOG OF WEIRD ALICE LANCREVIC
====Part 5 -- WEIRD ALICE'S CLACKS LOG
19) THE CLACKS LOG OF WEIRD ALICE LANCREVIC, CONTINUED
====Part 6 -- MORE WEIRD ALICE, and HOROSCOPE
20) CLACKS LOG, CONTINUED
21) YOUR MONTHLY DISCWORLD HOROSCOPE
====Part 7 -- HOROSCOPE, and CLOSE
22) YOUR MONTHLY DISCWORLD HOROSCOPE, CONTINUED
23) A LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
1) SO, LIKE, WHO'S PLAYING THE LUGGAGE?
Updated Colour of Magic cast news:
Sean Astin will be playing the role of Twoflower in Mob Films'
forthcoming Colour of Magic production. Astin has been quoted as
saying, "I'm honored to be given the chance to make the part of
Twoflower my own, starring in a fantasy tale that has captured the
imagination of millions of people around the world." With you on
that one, Sean! If we can't have Masi Oka or Jackie Chan, I think
that casting the man who brought Sam Gamgee to life is a stroke of
Christopher Lee steps into those bony shoes to reprise his role as
the voice of Death. This is excellent news, as Lee is one of the
great masters of SPEAKING LIKE THIS, and acquitted himself so very
marvellously in the animated Soul Music.
Tim Curry takes on Trymon, and I can't think of a better choice...
although now I can't seem to stop humming "I'm just a sweet
transvestite...from Unseen...Universitaaay..." at odd moments...
A recap of the cast list so far:
David Jason: Rincewind
David Bradley: Cohen
Nigel Planer: Arch-Astronomer of Krull
Marnix Van Den Broeke: Death (the body behind the skellington)
Nicholas Tennant: the Librarian (in his pre-ape days)
Laura Haddock: Bethan
Liz May Brice: Herrena the Henna-haired Harridan
James Cosmo: Galder Weatherwax
Karen David: Liessa Dragonlady
According to the Movieweb site, there is still no distributor for
the Colour of Magic miniseries in the USA, although it may be
released as a film in some places:
As WOSSNAME has also received a number of enquiries regarding the
lack of an American release of Sky One's Hogfather, it sounds like
it's time for the army of American Discworld fans to spring into
action. Make your voices heard!
From various sources, including Colin Smythe and
2) MAKING MONEY IN AMERICA - PTERRY'S SIGNING TOUR DATES
Roll up, roll up for the Making Money signing tour! Here are the
dates for the American leg of the tour. Bring your books and
remember to let the man have a rest now and then - we need those
hands to create more Discworld books!
Monday, September 24
7:00 PM at BORDERS #86
3700 Torrance Blvd Torrance, CA 90503
Tuesday, September 25
7:30 PM at KEPLER'S BOOKS
STE 200, 1010 El Camino Menlo Park, CA 94025
Wednesday, September 26
7:00 PM at POWELL'S BOOKSTORE
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97005
Thursday, September 27
7:30 PM at TATTERED COVER BOOK STORE
1628 16th St., Denver, CO 80202
Saturday September 29
Time to be announced
Appearing at the National Book Festival
Sponsored by the Library of Congress
Details to be announced
Sunday, September 30
1:00 PM at CHESTER COUNTY BOOK COMPANY
975 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19380
Monday, October 01
7:00 PM at BARNES & NOBLE/Union Square
33 E 17th St, New York, NY 10003
3) PTERRY MAKING MONEY UK SIGNING TOUR DATES: AN ADDITION
When WOSSNAME recently published the Making Money October signing
dates (May 2007, part 2), the details of the London event were
not known. Now they are:
Saturday 13th October
Forbidden Planet Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR,
4) WANDERING IN WINCANTON: AN EXCLUSIVE WOSSNAME REPORT OF THE 2007
by Auntie Fi
During the wettest summer in Britain for 200 years, The Cunning
Artificer, Bernard Pearson, decided to hold a weekend Discworld
camping event in Wincanton, Somerset. The old sod isn't called
cunning for nothing you know, and must have friends in VERY high
places because after a damp start on Thursday, the sun showed its
face for the first time all summer, liked what it saw and decided
to stay for the weekend.
Thursday passed in a mad whirl of activity; involving bogged-down
vehicles, much wearing of wellies, a river running through the
middle of the catering marquee, sawdust, wood chippings and some
very interesting vocabulary. The highlight of that day for me was
the invention of `Rut Wrangling': teams of brave souls who
shuffled their merry booted way through the catering marquee in an
attempt to level out the ground, swiftly followed by `Spike, Sand
and Soak up the Soggy Bit'. I drifted off to sleep that night
listening to somebody singing Elvis (badly) during a late night
Friday dawned and I discovered that it ain't easy to get off an
airbed in a dignified fashion, or get out of a tent for that matter.
People started to arrive thick and fast and unless they could run
away very, very quickly (you'd be surprised how fast a determined
lady on crutches can move) they were roped into setting up badge
activities and a myriad of other things. Old and new friends were
more than happy to oblige and dived in to get things moving.
Terry lost the black fedora for the weekend, donned shorts and
treated us `mature' gels to a sight of his knees (knobbly and
hairy but nice none the less); Stephen Briggs lost his pants
altogether and frisked about in a kilt. I still haven't got round
to asking people seated in the front row during his Maskerade
commentary exactly what Briggsy was wearing under the tartan.
Wessex Birds of Prey Rescue were delighted to introduce Terry,
Bernard, Isobel and Stephen to Hodgesaargh! aka Squeak, the Common
Buzzard (sponsored by The Pearsons). They brought a superb
collection of birds with them and treated us to several displays. A
memorable moment for me was being whooshed by one of these beautiful
creatures, which passed so close I felt its feathers brush my cheek.
Thank goodness I bought several spare changes of underwear.
The Gangshow was a huge success; I loved the Muppet-style puppets of
Bernard and Terry and was delighted when both these gentlemen
decided to replace them for the final scene.
There are still so many wonderful things that happened over the
weekend and they're far too numerous to mention but I'd like to
share this one last memory with you.
Early evening on the Saturday I snuck off for a peaceful fag and a
cuppa. The sun was starting to make its way to bed and the hustle
and the bustle of the day was done and people were starting to form
into loose, friendly little groups; the kids had nearly worn
themselves out and were quietly playing (not a game console in
sight). I looked round at all these happy, contented folk and
thought to myself, maybe we should do this again.
Is it worth it, do you think?
[Editor's note: we certainly do think it is, Fi!]
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