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      36) LATE BREAKING NEWS

      36.1 DON'T LET MY FLAME GO OUT!

      From Karen of DWCon:

      Dennis the dragon from the Discworld Convention 2008 has been
      rescued once more from the clutches of those who don't care for him
      and can now be found on ebay.

      For those that aren't sure who Dennis was; he was the 90cmx70cm
      plaster dragon that greeted the Gala Dinner attendees at the
      entrance to the hall. He also made a guest appearance in the closing
      ceremony having a corset draped over his snout!

      He's being auctioned off and the money raised will be going to the
      Alzheimer's Research Trust. The link for the auction is:

      http://tinyurl.com/5lrns5

      and please do go and have a look even if you decide not to bid.

      Give Dennis a good home and raise more money for a good cause!


      N.B.: Here's a photo of Dennis, slightly larger than the eBay one:

      http://tinyurl.com/5u8r9u


      36.2 HAVE A VERY PTERRY HOGSWATCH!

      Aficionados of Wincanton high society will be delighted to hear that
      Pterry is going to be attending the yearly Discworld Emporium
      Hogswatch event after all! He will be Guest of Honour, along with
      Jacqueline Simpson, co-author of The Folklore of Discworld. The
      event, held at The Bear Inn in Wincanton, starts unofficially on
      Friday 28th November with a seasonally appropriate performance at
      The Bear by the New Scorpion Band, and continues officially on
      Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th with traditional sausage supper, sock
      puppetry, Thud session, Dealers' Market, and various other thrills
      and spills.

      Jacqueline Simpson will be signing The Folklore of Discworld on the
      afternoon of the 29th, as well as judging the costume parade. As
      the saying goes, a splendid time is guaranteed for all!

      http://www.discworldemporium.com/pages/discworld-news.php


      36.3 PTERRY AUDIOBOOKS A SALES FAVOURITE YET AGAIN

      Audible.co.uk reports that Terry Pratchett and Philip Pullman are,
      once again, the most popular fantasy authors whose works have been
      recorded onto audiobooks:

      http://tinyurl.com/5hv9ye


      36.4 MORE ON THAT MOBILE CHELONIAN...

      Here be an interview by Nymeth with Lawrence Watt-Evans, author of
      The Turtle Moves: Discworld's Story (Unauthorized)

      http://tinyurl.com/67k87t


      36.5 RINCEWIND: STILL RUNNING

      With the 2009 AusDWcon only a few months away, here's another chance
      to view the notorious "Run, Rincewind, Run" that was a huge hit at
      the first AusDWcon:

      http://www.vimeo.com/1331679


      36.6 PTERRY VIDEO INTERVIEW

      In which the Author discusses the conception and writing of Nation;
      it's pretty much a recap of an audio interview recently featured in
      WOSSNAME, but it's always good to see the expressions that go with
      the words!

      http://tinyurl.com/5o82oe

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      37) A FEW LAST WORDS FROM ME: DUDES, WHERE'S MY TURTLE?

      So...The Turtle Moves!, eh? I've spent quite some time over the past
      few weeks trying to track down a copy of this book in local
      Fourecksian bookshops, with know success. I know, I know, there's
      always Amazon (or Lawrence Watt-Evans' site, or BenBella), but I'm
      an old-fashioned sort who likes to buy books in bookshops. Angus &
      Robertson: no joy. Readings: um, no. Minotaur, the specialist
      science fiction and fantasy shops that's big on things Discworld and
      has even hosted an official Pterry signing session: nope. Borders:
      not even listed on their database. And so on. At least a branch of
      Collins Booksellers located the title and offered to order it in for
      me if all other searches failed. All of which comes down to "Oops,
      looks like I won't be reviewing it this month". Sigh.

      In other news, it's wonderful to watch a genius become a phenomenon
      -- notice how Terry Pratchett references are showing up more and
      more in mainstream media these days? The world at large is coming to
      recognise his name, and so they should. Oh, and last week, a young
      friend of mine was walking down the street, minding her own
      business, when a stranger came running up to her to ask where she'd
      got her LORD VETINARI RULES t-shirt because he wanted to buy one for
      his daughter. "Well, I want one for myself, actually," he said, "but
      one for my daughter too..."

      Right, then -- time to publish this month's issue before we run out
      of month. Have a happy Halloween, start baking those Hogswatch pies,
      and we'll see you next month!

      -- Annie Mac

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