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      ====Part 2 - MORE NEWS AND THE SUCH

      8) GUARDS! GUARDS! IN ADELAIDE
      9) THE TURTLE MOVES: 2009 NORTH AMERICAN DISCWORLD CONVENTION
      10) MAKING MONEY: ICONOGRAPH CHALLENGE
      11) IMAGE OF THE MONTH: DAVID JASON AS RINCEWIND
      12) EUAN MACRAE: FAREWELL TO A VERY IMPORTANT FAN
      13) THE PRATCHETT BIBLIOGRAPHY
      14) JAMES NICOLL ATE'NT DEAD
      15) AN INTERESTING ITEM ABOUT PINS
      16) THE GOOD WEBBE GUIDE

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      8) GUARDS! GUARDS! IN ADELAIDE

      Forget about "Back to the Future" -- Unseen Theatre Company has more
      exciting things to do. It's going "Back to the Past'. That's right,
      back to the first Pratchett play it ever produced at the Bakehouse
      Theatre eight years ago. Back to the most infamous city in the
      "multiverse" - Ankh-Morpork. Back to the origins of Sam Vimes, the
      City Watch and "Cut Me Own Throat" Dibbler.

      Who said "Let There Be Dragons?" Well, whoever it was should not
      have mentioned it in front of Unseen's Artistic Director, Pamela
      Munt. She tends to take people rather literally. (A bit like someone
      else we know who made his first appearance in Ankh-Morpork eight
      years ago).

      Guards! Guards! Has all the ingredients of an hilarious mediaeval
      fantasy for grown-ups filled with magic, beasts, warriors and dwarfs
      as well as the struggle for power between a self-appointed Patrician
      and a possible heir to the throne.

      Hidden only slightly beneath the surface (mainly by The Elucidated
      Brethren of Ebon Night, with their dubious passwords, borrowed magic
      and secret handshakes), is Pratchett's political parody of our own
      world. The battle for power is on! The City Watch is fighting for
      "Truth, Justice and the Ankh-Morporkian Way" aided by Lady Ramkin,
      and her small swamp dragon.

      WHERE: Bakehouse Theatre, 255 Angas Street, Adelaide.

      WHEN: Preview Friday Oct 12, Opening Night Sat. Oct 13.
      Then October 17 to 27 (Wed. to Sat) All shows at 8pm.

      TIX: Adults $18, Concession $15, Fringe Benefits $15, Groups (10+)
      $12 Free Tix Night for Health Care Card Holders Friday Oct 12.

      BOOKINGS: 82270505 or book@...

      To view the Unseen Theatre Company's poster for Guards! Guards!:

      http://tinyurl.com/365qru

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      9) THE TURTLE MOVES! IN 2009!

      Time for Muntabians, I mean Americans and Canadians, to mark their
      calendars for a wonderful future event: the first North American
      Discworld Convention, starring none other than the Man in the Hat
      himself! The NADWCON folks will be distributing flyers at all
      Pterry's American dates on his Making Money signing tour; for the
      rest of you, here is the online version:

      http://www.nadwcon.org/Graphics/TurtleFlyerJPEG.jpg

      More information about guests and events for NADWCON will go up on
      their site as the months pass, so be sure to drop into
      www.nadwcon.org now and then for updates. WOSSNAME wishes the
      convention organisers every success, especially as they include a
      former member of our staff, the redoubtable Anna M. Conina. Move
      with the times! Move with the turtle! Save the elephants, save the
      world!

      [Editor's note: oh, a convention about us! How very nice. Make sure
      that there are plenty of witches in evidence.]

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      10) MAKING ICONOGRAPHS!

      The website Moist Makes Money is offering an interesting way for you
      to spend a bit of your time: the Making Money photograph challenge,
      in which those of you who have your nice new copy in your Discworld
      collection can "take and post a photograph of your copy of Making
      Money -- or any Discworld book(s) -- in a creative way."

      http://www.moistmakesmoney.com/index.cgi

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      11) GETTING INTO THE ROLE: DAVID JASON AS RINCEWIND

      Well, there has certainly been a huge amount of comment generated by
      the announcement of Sir David Jason playing Rincewind in the
      forthcoming Colour of Magic telefilm. Here's a link to a picture of
      Del, I mean, Sir David, taking an on-set break from filming. He may
      be rather a lot older than the Rincewind of the original novel, but
      he's got the haggard and haunted look down nicely:

      http://tinyurl.com/3dswzx

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      12) A BITTERSWEET WISH

      Euan Macrae, a bright young Scottish Discworld fan who had read all
      Pterry's books, died of cancer on 2nd September 2007. During his
      illness,thanks to the kindness of The Author and the Make-a-Wish
      Foundation, Euan was able to realise his fondest dream: he was
      Pterry's special guest at the 2006 Discworld convention and had the
      time of his life.

      Euan died at the mere age of sixteen -- the same age at which Mort
      became Death's apprentice. Let's hope that Death Himself made the
      trip across the multiverse to make this special collection, and that
      perhaps He's ready to take on another apprentice; Euan Macrae would
      certainly know the territory. WOSSNAME offers its condolences to his
      family and its thanks to Pterry for making a young fan's dreams come
      true.

      http://www.pjsmprints.co.uk/news/

      The full story can be found at http://tinyurl.com/3a6a5c

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      13) ROUNDWORLD'S OWN L-SPACE PRESENTS: THE PRATCHETT BIBLIOGRAPHY

      Terry Pratchett Bibliography, by ppint
      (with brief indication of what information is in which part)

      part one: The Discworld Novels

      http://www.i-m-t.demon.co.uk/afp/biblio1.txt
      http://www.i-m-t.demon.co.uk/afp/biblio1.zip

      part two: Non-Discworld Novels, Shorter Fiction, Non-Fiction and
      books & maps, etc. of associational interest

      http://www.i-m-t.demon.co.uk/afp/biblio2.txt
      http://www.i-m-t.demon.co.uk/afp/biblio2.zip

      part three: Foreign Language Editions

      http://www.i-m-t.demon.co.uk/afp/biblio3.txt
      http://www.i-m-t.demon.co.uk/afp/biblio3.zip

      source: http://tinyurl.com/2kvw2v

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      14) CORRECTION: JAMES NICOLL ATE'NT DEAD!

      Last month's Bugarup Campus newsround included the following item:

      Libwolf the BU Librarian quoted the following in his sig-line: "The
      problem with defending the purity of the English language is that
      the English language is as pure as a crib-house whore. It not only
      borrows words from other languages; it has on occasion chased other
      languages down dark alley-ways, clubbed them unconscious and rifled
      their pockets for new vocabulary."~ James Nicoll, 1846-1918

      Reader Tamar was somewhat surprised:
      The statement was by James Nicoll, but what's this about
      "1846-1918"? He's still alive and living in Canada, last I heard.
      Google for "James Nicoll" and bizarre accidents - there's a list of
      the ones he has posted about, and somewhere in there he mentions his
      statement about English. He also sells t-shirts (many others sell
      variations of what he wrote on t-shirts, but his have what he
      actually wrote).

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      15) ASK HIM ABOUT PINS, HE'S A DOCTOR

      by Mad Meg Mogg

      I recently discovered a report of an unusual medical case, which
      will be of interest to Discworld readers.

      '...A curious symptom and one of great value is this: "fixed ideas:
      the patient thinks only of pins, fears them, searches for them, and
      counts them carefully." This symptom enabled me to make a rapid
      cure of post-influenzal insanity in the case of a man of bad family
      history...The patient's wife told me one morning that he had "been
      looking everywhere for pins." Sil.30 rapidly put an end to the
      search and restored the patient to his senses.'

      This sounds like something from the library of research notebooks in
      Goodie Whemper/Magrat/Agnes' cottage, don't you think?

      The reference is Clarke, John Henry, MD: 'A Dictionary of Practical
      Materia Medica,' Vol 3, Indian Books and Periodicals Publishers, New
      Delhi, no year of publication recorded but it appears to be a
      reprint of the original Indian edition dating back to 1902.

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      16) THE GOOD WEBBE GUIDE

      Matt Smith is an unofficial but dedicated Discworld artist. His
      character images can be found here, with links on the page to other
      character and images:

      http://wiki.lspace.org/wiki/Images

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      A very good review of Making Money:

      http://badgerherald.com/artsetc/2007/09/19/discworld_still_in_g.php

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      American readers might be interested in this site, which offers UK-
      only books with free shipping to the USA:

      http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/WEBSITE/WWW/WEBPAGES/homepage.php

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