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North American Discworld Convention -- September 4-7, 2009, Phoenix, AZ. by Cathy Green
Review by Cathy Green  
Date: September 2009

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The first North American Discworld Convention, honoring Sir Terry Pratchett and celebrating all things Discworld, was held in Tempe, Arizona September 4-7, 2009 (Labor Day weekend).

Even prior to convention, it was already getting high marks from me for the level of information on the website. In addition to information about various aspects of the con and pictures of the various guests, there was a decent amount of information about the hotel and non-convention tourist activities one could enjoy in Phoenix and Tempe. The con-runners also sent out a couple of e-newsletters prior to the con to keep members up to date. So kudos to webmaster Emily Whitten.

From official release/information:

What is the North American Discworld Convention? The North American Discworld Convention is a fan-run convention designed to celebrate Terry Pratchett's long-running, bestselling, hilarious, insightful (etc.,etc. we can keep going all day) series of satirical fantasy novels. The UK has been holding Discworld Conventions regularly since 1996, and more recently there have been Discworld Conventions in Australia and Germany, but this will be the first one held in North America. Scheduled for Phoenix, Arizona over Labor Day Weekend, 2009 (Sept 4-7, and maybe September 3 as well stay tuned!), the convention is delighted to welcome Guest of Honor Terry Pratchett, as well as other guests with connections to Terry and/or Discworld. We chose 2009 to avoid conflict with the UK Discworld conventions that take place during even-numbered years which makes us officially odd!


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