1. Rachel

    The last USA convention was in 2019 – There is a team currently putting together the next one.

    There is a Discworld event in Wales that has happened back in 2020 and 2022 Llamedos Holiday Camp. It is an immersive interactive event and their next one is the Discworld Scout Jamboree in March 2024. They also ran the Llamedos On the Clacks online event during the pandemic.

    The UK (international) Discworld convention only missed the years 2000 and 2020

    The book Rhianna and Gabrielle have written is not the first to be made without Terry’s name as an author on the cover since he passed. The Nac Mac Feegle Big Alphabet Book also doesn’t have Terry listed as an author (It says the same as the Witch’s guide “Terry Pratchett’s Discworld”

    The Discworld emporium always list themselves as the Discworld Emporium on the books they produce because its team effort and from a marketing perspective, the emporium is a trusted name. Having Bernard Pearson, Isobel Pearson, Ian Mitchell and Reb Voyce listed on each book as authors is a lot compared to just the Discworld Emporium

    • Hi Rachel – thanks for the commentary! I mentioned in a footnote that the last US convention was in 2019, but I’m so glad to know there will be more; I couldn’t find any info about that in the short time I had to research for the notes. I’ll add that info and the missed years for the UK con into the errata here, and credit you.

      About the Tiffany book, I get where you’re coming from, but I was talking about “specific named authors” (and I realise I’m wrong there, if we don’t just go by what’s on the cover; see updated notes above). I know the Discworld Emporium is made up of people, but not naming them on the cover lets the Discworld name (and Terry’s, as he’s named on most of them in one way or another) stand as the most important one. I certainly don’t mean to belittle the hard work of Bernard, Isobel, Ian and Reb – or whoever else may have contributed! They’ve done great stuff. But I do think that having a Discworld book written “by Rhianna Pratchett and Gabrielle Kent” feels different and significant.

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