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Discworld Monthly - Issue 271 - September 2019

Issue 271

1. Editorial

Welcome once again dear friends to another issue of Discworld Monthly. This month we've got a couple of reviews, some trivia, letters news etc.

Oh, and did I mention, we have THE FIRST BIT OF CASTING news for the upcoming Watch Series. Yep, the name of the actor playing Carrot has been announced. And having seen a lot of feedback from various facebook feeds the news has been pretty well received. See the news section for details... This now means that we will be scurrying around the web looking for tidbits of information about who else will take on the roles we all love.

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If you have something you'd like to chat with other fans about, why not send us a readers' letter, to

Jason

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Jason Rincewind Anthony-Rowlands (Editor and Wizzard)
Rachel Anthony-Rowlands (Screaming in the Garden)
Richard Massey (Plays Games for Coins)

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We'd like to thank all those that have already helped, you really do make a difference.

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1.1 Important Information

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And our website, discworldmonthly.co.uk which contains loads of information about the books, stage productions around the world, interesting articles, back issues and our merchandise shop.

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1.2 Submissions

Want to make your opinions about the Discworld known to the world?

Have you been to see a play or a Discworld related event and want to write a review about it?

Then get writing! We are always on the lookout for exclusive articles and reviews to share with our readers so don't hesitate, email us today with the subject Article/Review at

If you are putting on a stage production or know of a stage production near you, please email us and let us know about that too.

We happily advertise all stage productions for free and we can help in other ways too. Email with the Subject line "Stage Production".

The deadline for submissions to issue 272 of Discworld Monthly is Wednesday 25th September 2019.

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1.3 Merchandise

Discworld Monthly has an amazing (if we say so ourselves) range of mugs , badges , fridge magnets , keyrings , mouse mats and window stickers for sale worldwide.

If you love the idea of The Watch series, we have our very own Vimes and Errol range available for your delight.

If you want something a bit more personal, you can always show your love for your favourite Discworld newsletter with a personalised Discworld Monthly mug.


2. News

2.1 Troll Bridge becomes a Multiple Award Winning Film!

Troll Bridge won its first Award at GenCon - Best Fantasy Film.

Since then it's gone from strength to strength winning awards and being nominated for awards all over the place.

Here is the full list.

GenCon Film Festival - Best Fantasy Film - Winner

Something Wicked Film Festival - Best Fantasy Film - Winner

Something Wicked Film Festival - Bad Ass of the Year - Male Actor - Don Bridges -Winner

Woods Hole Film Festival - Jury Award Runner Up

Beijing Indie Short Film Festival - Semi Finalist

St Kilda Film Festival - Craft Award - Nominee

FilmQuest - Best Fantasy Film - Nominee

FilmQuest - Best Director (Daniel Knight) - Nominee

FilmQuest - Best Actor (Don Bridges) - Nominee

FilmQuest - Best Visual Effects - Nominee

CBFF - Best Short Film - Finalist

If you want to see Troll Bridge in all its finery on the Big Screen, here are where you can see it.

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Larne Museum and Arts Centre Official

Date: 7th September

Location: Larne, Ireland

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Burbank International Film Festival

Date: 7th September 7

Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Canberra ShortFilm Fest

Date: 8th September 8

Location: Canberra, ACT, Australia

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FilmQuest

Date: Wed 11th September at 2.30pm as part of the "Unicorns Believe in You Too" – Fantasy Shorts Block 8

Location: Provo, UT, USA

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IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival

Date: 19th Sept - 16th September

Location: Burgas, Bulgaria

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City of Small Gods Terry Pratchett Fan Club

September 21

Location: Adelaide, SA, Australia

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Seal Beach Film Festival

Date: 28th September

Location: Seal Beach, CA, USA

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Oz Comic-Con

Date: Sat 28th September, 1pm - 1.45pm in Venue 5 - The Screening and Anime Theatre,

Location: Sydney Showground, Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Scheibenwelt Convention

Date: 3rd October

Location: Castle Ludwigstein, Germany

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English Riviera Film Festival

Date: 12th October

Location: Devon, England, UK

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Cardiff International Film Festival

Date: Sunday 27th October

Location: Cardiff Bay, Wales, UK

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Discworld Day

Date: 9th November

Location: Gauteng, South Africa

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Now if you have no clue what I am talking about , where have you been?

Head over to trollbridge.film

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2.2 Good Omens DVD/Blu Ray update

Neil Gaiman helpfully pointed out that the DVD/Blu-Ray release of Good Omens will happen on November 5th. This is in the USA. Currently we don't have a release date for it in the UK.

What we do know is that Neil has stated that there will be no differences between the DVD and Blu-Ray editions.

Both will contain the same deleted scenes and commentaries for all 6 episodes. You will get to see War in Africa, Crowley in the BT Tower and lots more.

To pre-order yours

Amazon UK DVD

Amazon UK Blu-Ray

Amazon UK Blu-Ray SteelBook Limited Edition

Amazon US DVD

Amazon US Blu-Ray

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2.3 The Watch News

The very first piece of casting news was released this week.

Carrot Ironfoundersson is going to be played by Adam Hugill in the BBC America/Studios series.

Adam is a relatively new face in the world of acting having only been seen in the pilot of Pennyworth but will soon be seen in 1917, World on Fire, The Banishing and How to Stop a Reccuring Dream.

It won't be too long until we find out who the actors playing all the main characters will be. We are most excited to hear who will be playing Vimes !

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2.4 From Auditors to Zombies: Exploring Diversity and Inclusion in Sir Terry Pratchett's Discworld

Date: Saturday 26 October: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, CB1 1PT

From Fourex to Klatch and Llamedos to Genua there's a swilling miscellany of gender, race, culture, species, dead and undead. From Dwarfs and their 'Campaign for Equal Heights' to Reg Shoe's 'Fresh Start Club' for Zombies, the Discworld novels observe evolving notions of the acceptance (or not) of 'other'. Keenly unpicking the complexities of inclusion, the venerated Sir Terry Pratchett provides an implicit challenge to the ways in which we think about the delicate value of difference.

Join Dr Terri Simpkin for a Pratchett quote-packed discussion about diversity, inclusion and Discworld.

Tickets are free and bookings will open at 11am on Monday 23 September 2019

Cambridge Festival of Ideas

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2.5 Llamedos Holiday Camp News

Llamedos Holiday Camp will be happening in Llanelli South Wales Fri 6th March until Sun 8th March (midnight) .

Day tickets are now available for Llamedos Holiday Camp and just a couple of weekend tickets are left.

To get yours head over to llamedosholidaycamp.com

They have asked me to pass on some information to people interested in trading at the event.

You will need to check out llamedosholidaycamp.com and then email the team.

Pre-Event merchandise goes on sale shortly, which includes a T-shirt, teddy Bear and a Water bottle for ticket holders only. They will be sending out a newsletter to all ticket holders with information about how to get your hands on them.

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2.6 International DW Convention News

International Discworld Convention - 7th -10th August 2020

In contrast, the International Discworld Convention has announced their date and location for their 2020 event which will be held at the Birmingham Hilton Metropole Hotel from the 7th - 10th August 2020.

Sources inform us that memberships may go on sale from the end of September, keep an eye on their social media feeds for more details.

If you haven't signed up to their newsletter for news on when tickets go on sale, we suggest you head over to 2020.dwcon.org and do so right away.

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2.7 Cardiff International Film Festival - Troll Bridge and Discworld Mini Convention at the Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay, Wales

Cardiff International Film Festival aka

CIFF will be screening Troll Bridge on Sun 27th October at 12noon.

At the festival there will also be a Mini Discworld convention, with a cosplay competition, stalls and hopefully some well known faces from the world of Discworld will be available for a talk and a book signing session.

For many, it will be the last time that Troll Bridge will be seen on the Big Screen in the UK as it's festival run comes to a close.

We see this Mini Con as a celebration of all Troll Bridge has achieved and we would love to see as many backers there as possible.

There are only 200 seats available for the screening of Troll Bridge at the Pierhead Building in Cardiff Bay.

Tickets for the screening and entry to the MiniCon will cost around 15GBP. We will send out a special newsletter soon with details of how to purchase your ticket for this amazing event.

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2.8 Culture Night Pratchett Events in Ireland - UPDATE

There are THREE events taking place in Ireland around Culture Night in Trinity College, Dublin

Terry Pratchett at the Unseen University

Friday, 20 September 2019, 6:30 – 10pm

Location: Trinity College, Trinity Long Room Hub

Room: Neill Lecture Theatre

A Culture Night event organised by the School of English; the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultural Studies; and the Library of Trinity College Dublin.

Come celebrate Trinity College Dublin's special relationship with fantasy author, Terry Pratchett. Take a walk through Trinity's world-leading collection of Pratchett materials, and see our researchers' cutting-edge techniques to analyse Pratchett's life and work.

Researchers from across the college will come together to create an interactive event, celebrating Pratchett's life, work, and his connections with Trinity. See how the work on their huge Pratchett collection covers everything from translation studies and technology to writing for children.

This is a drop-in event.

Cost: Free

Terry Pratchett Hackathon

Date/Time: Sat 21st September 10am-5pm

Location: Trinity College, Dublin

Are you coming to the Pratchett Hackathon at Trinity College Dublin this September?

The Pratchett Project team at Trinity College Dublin is organising a hackathon to get fans of Terry Pratchett involved in the research they are doing.

In this full-day event, you're invited to bring your laptop to Trinity to get to grips with some quantitative research on the publication history of Pratchett's work around the world. You don't need to be a Pratchett fan to come along. Anybody with an interest in digital humanities will enjoy this.

The day will also feature interviews with some special guests who worked closely with Pratchett during his life, and you will have the chance to ask your questions too!

Registration is free, but places are limited. So booking is a must.

Tickets from Eventbrite

Pratchett Translated

Date/Time: Thursday 26th September: 6pm -8pm

Location: Examinations Hall, Trinity College, Dublin. Ireland

In celebration of the European Day of Languages, join The Pratchett Project and Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation for an exploration of how comic fantasy author, Terry Pratchett's famous discworld novels are translated.

This event, organised by EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture) and Trinity Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation, and generously supported by ESSE (European Society for the Study of English) , will focus on the plays on words that run throughout Pratchett's Discworld series. We will be joined by many of Pratchett's translators, to discuss how each one of them tackled the same challenges in their own languages. They are inviting Pratchett translators working in the following languages:

* French

* German

* Greek

* Hungarian

* Italian

* Polish

* Spanish

In this event, their discussion will focus on translating the comedy and plays on words found in Pyramid

For more information, go to their Facebook event page.

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2.9 Larne Museum and Arts Centre Discworld Celebrations

Larne Museum and Arts Centre will be hosting Paul Kidby's Discworld and Beyond exhibition from the 6th Sept - 31st October, Mon-Sat, 10am-4.30pm

Location: Larne Museum and Arts Centre, 2 Victoria Road, BT40 1RN, Larne, Northern Ireland

It will also be hosting two wonderful events.

The first is a showing of Troll Bridge. This will happen on Sat 7th September at 3pm.

Contact Larne Museum for more details of how to obtain tickets to see this Award Winning Film

The second is a reading of Wyrd Sisters the Play by Larne Drama Circle on Thursday 31st October at 7.30pm.

This is a free event, places are limited so booking in advance is a must.

Contact Larne Museum on 028 2826 2443 for tickets.


3. DiscTrivia

This month, we'll just let Jason loose on a copy of The Discworld Companion and see what he can come up with!

Q1.Who is the author of the Theory of Thaumic Imponderability?
Q2.What is Liessa Dragonlady's real surname?
Q3.Who was the first thief in Discworld?
Q4.What are "Die Flabberast" and "Die Flederleiv" examples of?
Q5.What is Mr Parker honour bound never to do?

The answers as usual can be found at the end of this issue.


4. Review: Men at Arms - Cardiff

We arrived at the Gate Theatre in Cardiff on a very warm Summer's eve after meeting up with friends for a meal before hand. The venue was already warm and didn't bode well based on our previous experiences in this particular theatre.

Men at Arms is Peculiar Productions second Pratchett play but most of the cast are veterans of a previous troupe that performed several Pratchett plays in the past.

The productions we have seen at the Gate theatre have always been of a very good quality so our expectations were high.

The play started with various members of the fools guild playing around in the stage area before Dr Whiteface made his presence felt. He made it clear that our mobile phones / cameras etc were not needed and should be turned off and put away.

In all the years that I've been visiting Pratchett plays I've never seen Men at Arms before so wasn't sure what to expect. It turns out that as this was one of the earliest plays to be adapted Stephen Briggs experimented with playing with footnotes. This involves a bell being rung - and all performances stopping while the footnote is read out. While this seems like a good idea it really stops all flow in the production. There is one point in the play where the footnote is interrupted by a second footnote (it all gets a bit meta) . The second half of the play uses footnotes less and is all the better for it.

I have to say there wasn't a single bad performance. The cast were all really excellent but two people stood out. James Paine as Cpl Carrot has just the right balance of naivety, charisma and looks to make an amazing Carrot. The ladies in the audience said that he also had a fit body but I'll not comment on that. The second was as always Jes Hynes as Captain Vimes. We've seen Jes perform Vimes several times and love his mannerisms and his charisma. For us he is our ultimate Vimes. Sadly this will be Jes' last run with Peculiar Productions has his is going off to start a new, paid, acting career. We wish Jes all the best and hope he remembers his friends when he is a big movie star.

If I had to niggle at all, apart from the oven-like temperature in the room, it was the time it took to swap scenes. I think some of the sets were really clever but when it takes more than a minute to change between scenes it can slow the whole process down and break the flow. It's a minor quibble on an otherwise amazing production.

We really enjoyed our visit to Men and Arms and look forward to returning next year for Peculiar Productions performance on The Fifth Elephant in 2020.


5. Review: Good Omen's Radio Play - On Vinyl

This item is the most exciting purchase I have made all year. I really mean that. From the moment we knew it was being produced, I was prepared to sell my right arm for one.

For those of you who have no clue what I am talking about, Dirk Maggs produced a Radio Adaptation of the book Good Omens with Peter Serafinonwicz and Mark Heap which was broadcast on BBC Radio Four and subsequently released on CD ..twice…

This particular edition is on 4 vinyl discs in an amazing looking book and came in a very pricey 99GBP.

Why I am still squealing in delight every time I touch it?

Sometimes the packaging is better than the product. Whilst we all know the Good Omens radio dramatisation was amazing, the packing of it in this vinyl form is out of this world.

The large format book has a gorgeous matte finish to its sturdy solid covers. The cover artwork is a fresh reimagining of Aziraphale and Crowley and could easily be mistaken for a new version of the actual book. From the gold embossing to the appearance of brush strokes, everything screams quality before you've even taken the cellophane off.

The Inlay card is a reproduction of the cover without the shiny bits but has a genuine shiny signature by author Neil Gaiman. Give us a few more weeks and that will be framed and on a piece of wall that isn't already covered in artwork.

The front end papers display more glorious artwork in the form of black and white feathers and the internal cover page displays a different cover in the same art style as the cover of this book.

This book isn't just a method of holding the vinyl, it has actual content too.

Upon opening the pages, we find a full page photograph of Neil Gaiman with a full page of writing from Neil all about the summer of 2014 when they recorded his and Terry's cameo in the dramatisation.

We then go further into the book to see some delightful artwork, two police helmets with Terry and Neil's names on, Crowley as a serpent with an apple, the flaming sword, all with accompanying quotes.

Then we get to words written by Dirk Maggs.

He starts with the words from Neil that he received in an email saying how they should record the cameo with Terry soon "...he may find it harder to process information soon…." and continues with how he came to dramatise the book, cast it and he ends it with his trip to The Chapel to record the cameo itself. So much love for the book and for Terry comes across in Dirks words and it drew a tear as I was reading it.

The next couple of pages contain photos of the production, the last being one of Dirk with Terry and Neil outside The Chapel.

Then there is more of the splendid artwork which gives us more things to ooo and ahhh at.

Then we get the full cast and crew listing and I can finally credit the amazing layout and artwork to the right people. Tom Fournier is the illustrator and Oink Creative did the layout of this beautiful book.

Who needs the vinyl? I joke of course. 4 Heavyweight 12 inch discs contain the dramatisation. The discs are a wonder to look at split as half white, half black in colour with a beautiful centre artwork on the sticker. Disc one only has one side as the other side has the baby antichrist etched on it (which is glorious btw) . All the discs come in separate cardboard sleeves all resplendent with individual artwork.

In the back of the book is a set of 15 Tarot style cards. These were designed by Dan Anscombe. Tattoo fans everywhere will want these on their bodies.

All credit to Tom for the amazing amount of Good Omens artwork in this package. So many pieces of it I want to frame and put on my walls.

My only complaint is that they should have packaged the whole thing with every bit of artwork as separate prints for the wall. It would look spectacular framed up!

We haven't listened to the vinyl as yet. whilst we are a record player household with a huge collection of vinyl, these are just too precious for me to put on the turntable just yet. After all, I have heard the content before.

Am I still squealing in delight at this exquisite package? YES YES YES

It's not often I get excited by something but if you have the money, go and buy a copy.

The standard version (without the signed inlay) is still available on Amazon.

GO AND BUY IT !

Amazon UK

Amazon US


6. Competition: Death and Friends Journal Result

Last month the lovely folk from the Discworld Emporium have donated a Death and Friends journey for us to give away.

In order to win this wonderful prize you needed to visit their website to be able to answer the following question.

Q1.Who illustrated the Death and Friends Journal?

The answer we were looking for was: David Wyatt. We had over 130 entries to the competition, making it one of the most popular we've had for a while. Some of the entries even got the answer right.

The randomly selected winner of the Death and Friends Journal is Michael Hanley from Stockton-On-Tees. We'll pass on Michael's contact details to the Discworld Emporium who will send out the prize directly.


7. Competition: Exclusive Llamedos Holiday Camp Mug

This month we have an exclusive Llamedos Holiday Camp mug to give away. This will be a limited edition, and your chance to win one of only five mugs in existence. We don't even have a photo of it yet!

In order to win this exclusive mug - visit the Llamedos Holiday Camp website to be able to answer the following question:

Q1.Can you name any two items that will be included with a weekend ticket?

Send your answer along with your postal address to by Wednesday 25th September 2019.

Your address will only be used for sending out your prize should you be the lucky winner. Once prizes are sent out all address details will be destroyed. Entries received after the closing date or sent to any other address will be ignored. No more than one entry per person will be accepted - multiple entries will result in a ban from the competition. Failure to answer the questions or provide your postal address will prevent you from being entered into the competition. Answers to the questions must not be posted to any websites before the competition ends. The judges' decision is final. The competition is open to all readers.


8. Birthdays

Everyone has a birthday. If you know someone who would like a mention or if you would like your birthday included in the listings, send us an email the month before your birthday and we will add it to the list! Email Subject: Birthday

Happy belated birthday to: Brex Board

Happy September Greetings to: Amy Louise, Colin Hicks, Keith Barrett, David Trace, Anna Huber, Vida Guildford, Katy Board, Nancy O'Shea, Beau Chalmers, Andy Hancock, Leanne Karfut, Alan Pendry, Bernard "The Cunning Artificer" Pearson, Ian Mitchell, Katrina Rose, Nic Jansen, Ray Friesen, Diane James, Roisin Loughran, Tiko Ten Brink, Rebecca Kaos Brown, Roger Denne, Beth Cox, Alex Stanton, Joanne Johnson, Kev Clarke, Taz Sahanahan. And of course, business manager extraordinaire, Mr Rob Wilkins.


9. Readers' Letters

If you have any letters or comments, please email them to

We assume any correspondence is eligible for use in the newsletter unless otherwise stated, including the sender's email address. We may edit your letters by retyping them on a mobile phone virtual keyboard, eugghh!. It is vitally important that you don't pass off other people's work as your own. If you use information from other resources please let us know so we can give proper credit.

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* From: "Glenn Garside"

While I understand the use of links to Amazon UK & US for purchasing the DVD/Blu-ray releases, books, etc., they are a pain for those of us in the Antipodes.

Amazon.co.uk will not sell into Australia because our government wanted them to charge and remit GST (our VAT equivalent) , and the prices for items from Amazon.com sold via Amazon.au are prohibitive, particularly with our current exchange rate.

I doubt you have any alternative retailer options, but should any arise, please do give them serious consideration, especially if they will sell VAT-free, which really helps cover the additional P&P.

Meanwhile, thank you for the excellent work that goes into the newsletter

Jason replies: If anyone knows of a decent Austrailian book sites that we can link to for our antipodean subscribers please let us know.

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* From: "Bri Derbyshire"

Ref. the letter from Keiran Green re the proposed TAMAHER film: I couldn't agree more.

I reckon the opposite of the verb "to dignify" is "to Disnefy." It happens much too often.

Those producers of programmes who think that stuff for kids must always be reduced to the lowest possible common denominator should really read the comments of the late and (very much lamented) Diana Wynne Jones on the subject.

To paraphrase: if you can watch "Doctor Who" - and follow the plot! - while simultaneously arguing with your sister, doing your homework, and eating your tea, then you ought not to be talked down to by anybody. Or visual equivalent!

Incidentally, I know DWJ and Neil Gaiman were mutual fans, but I never saw any reference to her work by Pterry. I'd expect mutual respect - but has anyone got (e.g.) notes of old magazine interviews which could elucidate the matter?

Regards, Bri Derbyshire, Ripon

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* From: "Shanwd2"

Am I alone in wondering and hoping that troll bridge will ever be released for sale on DVD to the general public hopefully in the near future

Jason replies: The only way to purchase a copy of the DVD of Troll Bridge is to become a backer of the project. There is still limited time available to do this. For more information visit:

trollbridge.film

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* From: "Steve Lewis"

The developers of Good Omens the musical (Jim Hare, Jay James-Moody & Vicki Larnach) put on a development showing at the beginning of May at the Merrigong Theatre in Wollongong, New South Wales. They had 3 shows and a gang of us Discworld fans from Sydney went to the last show on the Saturday night.

It was brilliant. The performance was fantastic. They made very clever use of limited stage furniture - mainly chairs and a stepladder on wheels. Two chairs on wheels in a dark stage and you have Crowley and Aziraphale in the Bentley driving to Tadfield.

And there are some catchy tunes in there. The best of which is probably "All Living Things", sung as Crowley and Aziraphale try to influence the young Warlock.

They filmed the performance, so there is a chance it may be shown one day.

merrigong.com.au


10. Book/DVD/CD/Vinyl Release News

10.1 English Language Book Releases

UK Book Releases

The Ankh-Morpork Archives Vol 1. Release date : 14th November 2019

The Ankh Morpork Archives got announced last month with a release date of 14th November 2019. R.R.P. is 25GBP and it will be published by Gollancz.

The publisher's blurb ..

"Think you know Ankh-Morpork? Think again.

In this top-secret guide, travellers will receive a first-hand experience of the real city. If you've ever wondered where Unseen University students wet their whistles (while managing to avoid their teachers doing the same) , or just what the Assassins' Guild constitutes a proper means of inhumation - there are standards to be upheld, after all - then this is the book for you.

That's right, have yourselves a peek into the inner workings of city's societies. Cut the chaff, glimpse behind the curtain, see how the sausage gets made . . . err, you get the idea.

Just don't let the Thieves' Guild catch you with this book. They won't appreciate their methods being flogged behind their back. Flogging's their job.

Completely revamped and redesigned, this full-colour book contains material from Discworld Diaries across the decades"

We know it has some additional bits written by Stephen Briggs and better quality images by Paul Kidby.

Pre-order yours from

Amazon UK

Waterstones

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Discworld Collector's Library Editions.

Snuff with cover by Joe McLaren due for release on the 14th Nov 2019 (Subject to change)

Hardcover

Publisher: Doubleday (14 Nov. 2019)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0857526499

ISBN-13: 978-0857526496

RRP 12.99

Pre-order

Amazon UK

Raising Steam with cover by Joe McLaren deu for release on the 14th Nov 2019 (Subject to change)

Hardcover

Publisher: Doubleday (14 Nov. 2019)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0857526502

ISBN-13: 978-0857526502

Pre-order

Amazon UK

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10.2 DVD/Blu-Ray/SteelBook/CD/Vinyl Releases

Good Omens DVD/Blu-Ray/Steelbook

Currently you can pre-order the DVD, the Blu-ray and the Steel-Book from our affiliate link.

It's also available to a pre-order for the same price in a couple of other places that we don't have affiliate links for, but I am sure you all know how to use Google to find them.

Amazon UK DVD

Amazon UK Blu-Ray

Amazon UK Blu-Ray SteelBook Limited Edition

Amazon US DVD

Amazon US Blu-Ray


11. Stage Productions

Whilst we would love to get to every event and play to write reviews and articles about them, we just don't have enough time, petrol and a wide enough spread of friends to borrow the couch for the night. But you, our wonderful readers do have the time, petrol and often don't need the couches as the event or play is on your doorstep!

We don't have English degrees here and you don't need one either to write something for Discworld Monthly!

PS. If you know of a play or event that we don't know about (shock horror) , email us. We like the surprise!

All submissions should be emailed to or

Don't forget to visit Pratchett Stage Productions for our most up-to-date list of stage productions.

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11.1 Current and Upcoming Productions

For more details of these current and upcoming productions visit: Pratchett Stage Productions

  • Maskerade in Brisbane, Australia, Australia (Sunday 14th September - Sunday 12th October 2019. Performances on Thursday-Sundays only (no performances on the 15th, 19th, 22nd Sept, 6th Oct and 10th Oct) .)
  • Mort in Canberra, Australia, Australia (17-21 September, Thursday Dinner Show including a 3-course meal for only 30AUD extra per person)

11.2 New and Updated Productions

These productions are new this month or have been updated. For our full list visit: Pratchett Stage Productions

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[New: Australia] Gungahlin College presents Mort as adapted by Stephen Briggs

Location:Gungahlin College Theatre, ACT, AUSTRALIA
Dates:17-21 September, Thursday Dinner Show including a 3-course meal for only 30AUD extra per person
Times:7.30pm
Tickets:Adult 20AUD, Concession 15AUD, Family 55AUD
Box office:stagecenta.com
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[New: UK] Scunthorpe Little Theatrre Club presents The Fifth Elephant as adapted by Stephen Briggs

Location:The Plowright Theatre, Laneham Street, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, DN15 6JP UK
Dates:Wed 2nd - Sat 5th Oct 2019
Times:7.30pm
Tickets:10GBP
Box office:0844 8542776

12. Discworld Conventions and other Events

12.1 Current and Upcoming Events

For more details of these events visit: Conventions and Other Events

  • Discworld and Beyond - A Paul Kidby Retrospective in Larne, Ireland, Ireland (6th September 2019 - 31st October 2019)

13. Recurring Fan Meetings

By their very nature the listing of recurring fan meeting remains static. So we've moved the full listings to our website at Recurring Fan Meetings

The newsletter will only include any listings that are new or have changed within the last 30 days.


14. Small Ads

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15.6 Trivia Answers

Q1.Who is the author of the Theory of Thaumic Imponderability?
A1.Marrowleaf (Soul Music)
 
Q2.What is Liessa Dragonlady's real surname?
A2.Liessa Wyrmbidder (Colour of Magic)
 
Q3.Who was the first thief in Discworld?
A3.Fingers Mazda stole fire from the gods (Men at Arms)
 
Q4.What are "Die Flabberast" and "Die Flederleiv" examples of?
A4.Discworld Operas
 
Q5.What is Mr Parker honour bound never to do?
A5.Put punctuation in the correct place. [He is chairman of the Merchants' Guild] (Making Money)
 
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15.9 The Final Word...

*Rachel here*

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Whilst you keep reading it, we'll keep on writing it because we love Terry's books just as much as you do.

GNU Terry Pratchett...


Table of Contents:

1. Editorial
1.1 Important Information
1.2 Submissions
1.3 Merchandise
2. News
2.1 Troll Bridge becomes a Multiple Award Winning Film!
2.2 Good Omens DVD/Blu Ray update
2.3 The Watch News
2.4 From Auditors to Zombies: Exploring Diversity and Inclusion in Sir Terry Pratchett's Discworld
2.5 Llamedos Holiday Camp News
2.6 International DW Convention News
2.7 Cardiff International Film Festival - Troll Bridge and Discworld Mini Convention at the Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay, Wales
2.8 Culture Night Pratchett Events in Ireland - UPDATE
2.9 Larne Museum and Arts Centre Discworld Celebrations
3. DiscTrivia
4. Review: Men at Arms - Cardiff
5. Review: Good Omen's Radio Play - On Vinyl
6. Competition: Death and Friends Journal Result
7. Competition: Exclusive Llamedos Holiday Camp Mug
8. Birthdays
9. Readers' Letters
10. Book/DVD/CD/Vinyl Release News
10.1 English Language Book Releases
10.2 DVD/Blu-Ray/SteelBook/CD/Vinyl Releases
11. Stage Productions
11.1 Current and Upcoming Productions
11.2 New and Updated Productions
12. Discworld Conventions and other Events
12.1 Current and Upcoming Events
13. Recurring Fan Meetings
14. Small Ads
15. The End
15.1 Supporting Discworld Monthly
15.2 eBook Editions
15.3 Contact Information
15.4 Latest Book Information
15.5 Subscription Information
15.6 Trivia Answers
15.7 Small Print
15.8 Thanks
15.9 The Final Word...
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