WOSSNAME -- MARCH 2002 -- PART 2 OF 3 (continued)
- WOSSNAME -- MARCH 2002 -- PART 2 OF 3 (continued)
5) KFL ACTIVITIES AROUND THE WORLD
WYRD SISTERS SHOWN WEIRDLY IN N.Z.
To the Editor:
They finally got round to putting on the animated
series '"Wyrd Sisters" over here.
To show how much they cared, they started each
episode sometime between 2:30 am and 3 am on
successive weekdays - except, of course, for episode 1,
which they somehow managed to lose completely.
Be that as it may, the thing that really annoyed me
was the cutting short of what I think is one of the
funniest exchanges in any of the great Pterry's books.
However, it did have its good points - I think that Jane
Horrocks has the perfect voice for Magrat, and in future,
whenever I read any of the books that features Magrat,
that's the voice I'll hear in my head.
-- G. T. Fortune, New Zealand
SEEKS CANADIAN DW FANS
To the Editor:
I'm a big DW fan from the Great White
North -- er... West to you I suppose --
and I wanted to send off a quick hello to
our mystery Canadian fan who seems
to feel alone in the country. There are
more of us here! I've been reading Terry's
work for several years, and know of at least
a few others in my neck of the woods who
have as well. I also hold a certain amount of
quiet joy that the local book stores stock
the UK editions of his books... :)
-- Chris Walsh, cmw@...
PS - you may put my address in with my
letter; I'm optimistic that few WOSSNAME
subscribers are petty spammers. :)
ONE MAURICE TOO MANY?
To the Editor:
Yes, that's right, we have 2 Amazing Maurices
with educated rodents.
No. 1 - the cat from TAMAHER
No. 2 - actually the one who crops up first in Reaper Man.
"Yes," said the Senior Wrangler. "We don't need to do that.
We get over most things. Dragons, monsters. Rats.
Remember the rats last year? Seemed to be everywhere.
Lord Vetinari wouldn't listen to us, oh no. He paid that glib
bugger in the red and yellow tights a thousand gold pieces
to get rid of 'em."
"It worked, though," said the Lecturer in Recent Runes.
"Of course it bloody worked," said the Dean. "It worked in
Quirm and Sto Lat as well. He'd have got away with it in
Pseudopolis as well if someone hadn't recognised him.
Mr so-called Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents!"
Interesting, that. It's the discussion where the wizards are
trying to persuade Ridcully not to perform the Rite of AshKente.
6) KFL MEETS
MELMEET (a.k.a. DRUMEET)
Drumeet: 23 March,
Druids on Swanston Street,
11:30 am - 4 pm. Melbourne, Australia
(Comments by by Dru)
Paul lied through his fangs to report:
>Bek, Matt 1 arrived first, shortly followed by myself.Steven isn't strangly! He's an axe murderer,remember?
> After a few minutes, Matt 2 (with his Guild of Fans
>and Disciples Badge and long time lurker) turned up.
>Bets were made on the time of Steven's arrival, and
>jase's attendance was negotiated by Bek. Strangly
>Steven turned up 15 minutes before the earliest time
>suggested, meaning that I won the bet....still waiting
>for my prize however.
I know this,because he was wearing a placard marked
Axe Murderer at the airport,so I'd know who he was.
>Dru was introduced to all, managing to guess at least...and second-guess the rest. :P
>Going wildly against tradition, we did not all order the DruidsExcept for moi. This not-eating-of-solids,along with a pathological
>Special Burger (made with virgin...cows), but tried a variety
>of dishes, and the food on them.
case of camera shyness, might lead some people to conclude
that I'm...a...erm, what was that word beginning with V again?
>Stopping for a drink at a asian drink bar (too much syrup),And where some fool actually bought one at that price!
>we headed into Comics R Us, where the>anime fans drooled
>yet again over books (luckily most of them are inside plastic)
>and the others stared at the cost of some of the comics (AUD50$?!).
>Wandering yet further up, we nearly lost Dru twice to carriageBeats pineapples! Or concubines...
>So, after wandering around Hollywood-on-Burke for a while,Sans moi.
>we took another group photo
>Next Meeting: Possibly Geelong? This will require aAnd something for snakebite,and for digging people out of
>lot more work (and a few cars, possibly a minibus!)
-- Dru, who hasn't opened the wrapping yet.
Our agents in the field report that a "Brismeet"
is planned , presumably in Brisbane, Australia.
(Either that, or it's some sort of mad circumcision
Details to follow.
> SQ,No, um, I don't think you are - the original BURA meet consisted of
> What a great idea! Could you work up a list
>of gatherings and what they are? For example:
> Meet - 2 or more people
> Brum - 2 or more people meet, one brings rum
> Ta Ta - group meets and immediately adjourns
> HiHo, HiHo - work session
> --Joe, also an original BURA member (I think)
myself, Anne, Richard and my roommate Cathe (who used to be a
member of BU but has since dropped out). Cathe and I planned
a trip to England to meet Anne after we'd been emailing her awhile
and the three of us lamented that we couldn't meet regularly like
the Melbourne and Sydney folks do. Anne came up with the BURA
moniker and I'm pretty sure that we sent a synopsis of the meet to
the list. It was two years ago though, so I don't remember very well.
Anyway, a meet is a localized event - city meets like the Melmeet and
Sydmeet are for people from that area (and yes, if someone else is in
town, but from the same country, it's still just a city meet)
Brum is short for Birmingham, which is where Richard thought
Fuzzy is from which is why he suggested Brum meet, but
apparently she's not so I don't know what they'd call their "meet".
BURA, like I said before, is for people who are from different countries
getting together to meet. At the first BURA meet we met in Plymouth
because that was easiest. The second BURA (which took place because
Drusilla and Jesse were in England) was in Birmingham because that was
easiest for people to get to. Fuzzy just went to a friend's house - one
she's been to before - so does that mean that every time she goes to
Satch's house it's a meet? I don't think it does. If it were list-related
that would be one thing, but the point of their get together was a
birthday party and from the synopsis she sent, it had nothing to do
with BU or Pratchett - so where is the relevance for including it in list
-- The Snow Queen
7) THE MISSION PATCH
Stephen Briggs reports:
Your readers might like to know that the 'Last Hero' colour
embroidered Mission Patch', based on Paul Kidby's design,
is now available! Full details and a pic are on my website -
Other news updates -
I'm contracted to record Terry's SF novel, 'Strata', for
Work is now well under way on my stage adaptation of
'The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents' for
Oxford University Press.
End of Part 2, says my computer -- continued on Part 3 of 3