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NADWCon 2017 Announced!

Postby Incredible Amy » Mon Nov 30, 2015 01:11 am

Fourth North American Discworld Convention planned!! See www.nadwcon2017.org for press release! :bounce:
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Re: NADWCon 2017 Announced!

Postby phalarope » Mon Nov 30, 2015 01:59 am

WOOT! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Excellent news!! :thumbl:

I know the location hasn't been decided, but I really really really hope New Orleans is a possibility (Genua or Bust!).
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Re: NADWCon 2017 Announced!

Postby hansolobiker » Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:12 am

Excellent news! I felt something was boding!
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Re: NADWCon 2017 Announced!

Postby Whos Wee Dug » Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:40 am

Now that moves are afoot I believe it will be yards soon, the Turtle once again moves. :thumbl: :thumbr: :D
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Re: NADWCon 2017 Announced!

Postby Catch-up » Mon Nov 30, 2015 05:13 pm

Great news! :D
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Re: NADWCon 2017 Announced!

Postby Nonny Mouse » Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:43 pm

This is great news, when I really needed some!
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Re: NADWCon 2017 Announced!

Postby Catch-up » Tue Dec 01, 2015 12:28 am

I haven't noticed any NADWCon.org announcements. Am I missing something?
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Re: NADWCon 2017 Announced!

Postby chrisboote » Tue Dec 01, 2015 02:56 am

Incredible Amy wrote: http://www.nadwcon2017.org
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Re: NADWCon 2017 Announced!

Postby steveastrouk » Tue Dec 01, 2015 03:18 am

chrisboote wrote:
Incredible Amy wrote: http://www.nadwcon2017.org


Well, more of a possibility than an announcement. I thought they weren't breaking even on Nadwcons, hence the tie-up at Sasquan ?
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Re: NADWCon 2017 Announced!

Postby Molokov » Tue Dec 01, 2015 05:17 am

I've discovered (by possible faux pas) that there's two entirely separate groups.

RavenQuoth Inc, running http://www.nadwcon2017.org - is headed up by Richard Atha-Nicholls and Emily Whitten, both who've run previous North American Discworld Conventions (2009, 2011, 2013)

The website http://nadwcon.org and the twitter account @nadwcon are controlled by the "North American Discworld Connection", and they ran the Discworld Gathering at WorldCon 2015 in Spokane, WA (Sasquan).

The two groups are not affiliated, despite both using "NADWCON" as their initials/accounts. It is a bit of cause for confusion, I know, but as long as we recognise them as separate entities, we should be OK :)
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Re: NADWCon 2017 Announced!

Postby Whos Wee Dug » Tue Dec 01, 2015 07:47 pm

It would be great if it was back in Tempe, loved the hotel. :mrgreen:
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Re: NADWCon 2017 Announced!

Postby Molokov » Tue Dec 01, 2015 11:47 pm

From their website:
Where will the Convention be held?

The location for the 2017 North American Discworld Convention has not been finalized.

What we will guarantee is that it will not be held in any Cities that it has previously been held.


So don't expect a repeat location.
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Re: NADWCon 2017 Announced!

Postby Catch-up » Wed Dec 02, 2015 02:20 pm

steveastrouk wrote:
chrisboote wrote:
Incredible Amy wrote: http://www.nadwcon2017.org


Well, more of a possibility than an announcement. I thought they weren't breaking even on Nadwcons, hence the tie-up at Sasquan ?


That was my understanding as well.

Molokov wrote:I've discovered (by possible faux pas) that there's two entirely separate groups.

RavenQuoth Inc, running http://www.nadwcon2017.org - is headed up by Richard Atha-Nicholls and Emily Whitten, both who've run previous North American Discworld Conventions (2009, 2011, 2013)

The website http://nadwcon.org and the twitter account @nadwcon are controlled by the "North American Discworld Connection", and they ran the Discworld Gathering at WorldCon 2015 in Spokane, WA (Sasquan).

The two groups are not affiliated, despite both using "NADWCON" as their initials/accounts. It is a bit of cause for confusion, I know, but as long as we recognise them as separate entities, we should be OK :)


Good info, thanks Molokov! But, what faux pas could you have possibly committed regarding the two groups? And, shouldn't there only be one group? I thought that there was a sort of approved panel of people who vetted anyone who wanted to run a NADWcon. Didn't they used to make the announcements? Just curious about the process. If we are able to continue the conventions here, that would be wonderful!
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Re: NADWCon 2017 Announced!

Postby Basement » Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:42 am

Not that I know anything more than anyone else really, but I was in the same room as the Chair when the announcement went live and there will be a 2017 NADWConvention, with full backing of the one person who could allow these things to go on.

As their own website says "In the summer of 2014, RavenQuoth, Inc. received approval from Sir Terry Pratchett to organize future North American Discworld Conventions." Technically, the 2015 meeting wasn't a convention, this will be!
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Re: NADWCon 2017 Announced!

Postby chrisboote » Fri Dec 04, 2015 12:17 pm

Although...
Given that odd-numbered years are already packed (Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, Australia) would it now be a good idea to take advantage of the hiatus and switch to 2018/2020/2022... etc?
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