WOSSNAME - SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT - JUNE 2008
Newsletter of the Klatchian Foreign Legion
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: EXCITING NEWS FROM PJSM PRINTS
Wotcha, WOSSNAME readers! Here's some hot news that simply can't wait
-- including a raffle to win first place in the queue for Pterry's
book signing session at Foyles Southbank this coming weekend (14th
June 2008). Anyone who might be in London on the 14th could win that
spot at the head of the queue. I won't be there, but I happen to know
several people from Forn Parts who will be visiting London this week,
and if you're not in, you can't win...
There are also limited-time offers to buy a reproduction of that now-
famous 'Frankly, I'd prefer that Alzheimer's was the victim...'
t-shirt, and a hot-off-the-stamping-machine new Ankh-Morpork
collectibles badge - badge number 177, no less -- which goes on sale
before the June issue of WOSSNAME is due out, and will be sure to
sell out very quickly indeed.
All the news items below are from www.pjsmprints.com, but are
gathered here for all you WOSSNAMEers. Read on, get clicking, and
we'll see you soon in the June issue!
-- Annie Mac, Editor
1) A PLACE AT THE FRONT OF THE QUEUE
Foyles Southbank London
Saturday 14th June 2008
In Pterry's own words:
"Win the chance to be first at the front of the queue at this 25th
Discworld Anniversary signing! The signing takes place at Foyles on
the Southbank in London at 12 noon Saturday 14th June. One lucky
winner will walk straight to the front of the queue to have his or
her book signed before all the others.
"The raffle will be open until midnight on Thursday 12th June and the
winner will be notified by telephone - not email - on Friday 13th
June, therefore please make sure you enter a valid number.
"To enter the raffle visit http://www.pjsmprints.com and visit the
"This raffle is entirely for a place at the head of the queue without
having to queue. It does not entitle you to overnight accommodation,
wheels, travel or a great big kiss. Just a place at the front of the
queue and that's it.
"PS The great big kiss might, in some circumstances, be
-- Terry Pratchett
IMPORTANT NOTE: to fill out your entry form, go to:
...and click where it says 'Click HERE to enter your details and be
in with a chance of winning!' in the text of Pterry's announcement.
Also: for those of you who can't attend this event, but would like to
purchase signed Discworld books, you can order various titles
including Making Money, The Wit and Wisdom of Discworld, The Colour
of Magic/The Light Fantastic, and Good Omens from PJSM Prints:
2) YOU SAW THE INTERVIEW, NOW WEAR THE T-SHIRT
Buy Pterry's T-shirt! Well, not *his*, but one exactly like it. There
has been enormous interest in the 'Frankly, I'd prefer that
Alzheimer's was the victim...' t-shirt worn by Terry Pratchett when
he was a recent guest on BBC TV's the One Show, so PJSM Prints is
offering a limited run of identical t-shirts of high quality (no
Dibblers here). It is described as a "classic round-necked
T-shirt...for this design we use Gildan Ultra T's which are 205gsm
in weight. They have taped neck & shoulder to maintain shape. Double
stitched hems. 100% pre- shrunk jersey cotton. The Image is applied
using a hard-wearing Superflex Vinyl."
The t-shirt is available in the following sizes, and costs £15.00
(£17.00 for Beefy sizes, in case you have a Troll in the family
who's having a birthday):
Small - 36" : Medium - 40" : Large - 44"
Extra Large - 48" : Extra Extra Large - 52"
Also available in Beefy sizes.
X X X Large - 52"
X X X X Large - 54" / 56"
X X X X X Large - 58" / 60"
Profits from the sale of this T-shirt will be donated to the RICE
Centre in Bath, which is dedicated to Alzheimer's Disease research.
3) NO. 177: A BADGE FULL OF MEMORIES
SAM VIMES OLD CITY WATCH SHIELD BADGE
ON SALE 00:01 22nd JUNE 2008
"Only 250 of these 41mm, individually serial numbered collectable
badges have been cast to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the
Discworld and therefore make a unique and rare addition to the
collection of any Discworld Fan. Each badge is presented in a
velveteen box to preserve and display and has a insert card hand-
signed by Terry Pratchett."
The Sgt Keel badge has already sold out, so get your order in as soon
as the sale starts!
Coming soon: A-M Post Office badge and Guild of Assassins Crest
Profits from the sale of these pins will be divided between the Royal
British Legion (Jersey) Poppy Appeal and the Alzheimer's Research
4) A FASCINATING INTERVIEW
You've probably already heard the hue and cry of controversy and
misinterpretations arising from Terry Pratchett's recent interview in
the Times. We'll be covering this in more depth in the June issue,
but for now, here is the interview as posted in the Times Online:
And that's the lot for now. See you in a couple of weeks!
-- Annie Mac
Copyright (c) 2008 by Klatchian Foreign Legion