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By Shawn Scott Smith| December 28, 2010 | Comments Off on NA Discworld news.

All from their newsletter.

The North American Discworld Convention 2011
July 8- 11, Madison WI –
December Newsletter

Happy Hogswatchnight! We hope that everyone has been good and that the Hogfather will give you all the presents you asked for.

We’ve also got some great news this month, so here we go!

The NADWCon 2011 is very happy to announce that we are currently at almost 400 registrants! The price of an adult membership is now $85.00, and will remain that way until March.

For those of you that are still not 100 percent sure you will be attending, but are worried about the NADWCon selling out early; we are happy to say that you can make a reservation without paying the full attending price! All those who purchase a Supporting Membership – $30, will automatically have an attending membership slot reserved for them. This slot will be held until March 1st, 2011, so all supporting members have until then to Upgrade their registration (pay the remaining cost of an adult membership). Bear in mind that the price of registration may have gone up by then though. This will give those unsure of their travel or financial situation extra time to get things sorted out.

Once March 1 rolls around all reserved slots that have not been upgraded will be made available for new attending members, and any new supporting memberships made after March 1 will not come with a reservation. In other words, Supporting Members who upgrade before March 1 are guaranteed an Adult Membership no matter how full we may be at the time! We appreciate your support, but we would still rather see you in person and we hope this helps.

An announcement that we feel cannot be made often enough:
Madison’s Annual Art Fair on the Square will be taking place during the same weekend as the NADWCon 2011. This is a HUGE event only one block away from the convention. It has music, food, and entertainment for all ages. It is something that we think you will really enjoy checking out while you are in Madison, but bear in mind that it attracts over a quarter of a million people! We strongly suggest booking your hotel stay early.

Attention Dealers!:
The NADWCon Dealer’s Area is looking forward to your business!
We have a 51′ by 37′ room reserved for the duration of our convention and have tables available. The Dealer’s Room is on the ground floor of the Concourse Hotel very close to the hotel’s bar, its restaurant, the elevators, and just off the main lobby. Given this high traffic area we expect steady business to the Dealer’s Room throughout our four day convention.
The NADWCon 2011 will also be making our Dealer’s Area and Art Show open to the general public! Our convention will be taking place during the same time as a HUGE art and craft event here in Madison, with about a quarter of a million people in attendance! Madison’s annual Art Fair on the Square brings in people from all over the country and will be taking place only one block away from the hotel. The Dealer’s Area is located just down a straight hallway from an entrance that will be right off of the Fair, and signs and personnel will be in place to direct people to the Art Show and Dealer’s Area.
The NADWCon 2011 will be taking place from July 8-11 and our Dealer’s Area is available for setup as early as July 7th. Each Dealer’s Room reservation includes a single 8 ft by 2 1/2 ft table and a full adult membership to the convention. Additional tables and memberships can be purchased separately. Check our website for more information!

And That’s Cutting Me Own Throat!:
The North American Discworld Convention 2011 website has a new piece of exclusive merchandise that we are very excited to bring you. Show off your love of Discworld with the official NADWCon Great A’tuin Car Plaque! Cast in solid aluminum with a strong adhesive backing this high quality and lightweight decoration is guaranteed to turn a few heads.

Sir Terry news!
Lucky students at Trinity College in Dublin got to hear words of wisdom from Sir Terry, who was appointed Adjunct Professor in the School of English and Oscar Wilde Centre. He delivered a lecture, “The Importance of Being Absolutely Amazed About Everything.” While most of us were unable to be there, the lecture can be found on Youtube at:

We have some more information still being finalized that will be in our next newsletter, so that is all for now. From the staff of the NADWCon 2011, may you all have a wonderful holiday season!

Josh Goes – Chair
Jon Lemerond – Vice Chair
Vivian Obarski – Online Coordinator



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