Another place, another time... in an age of wander

  • Senior librarians are also taught how to deal with the dangers of navigating L-space, such as the "harmless kickstool crabs, large and heavy wandering thesauri, the .303 bookworm and the dreaded clichés, which must be avoided at all costs."
  • The name L-space is based on use of E-space (Exo-space) and N-space
    (Normal space) used by Doctor Who.
  • L-space, short for library-space, is the ultimate portrayal of Pratchett's concept that the written word has powerful magical properties on the Discworld, and that in large quantities all books warp space and time around them. The principle of L-space revolves around a seemingly logical equation; it is an extension of the aphorism 'Knowledge is Power'
  • {Books} = {Knowledge} = {Power} = {{Mass} x {Distance}2} x {{Time}3}.
  • Large quantities of magical and mundane books create portals into L-space that can be accessed using innate powers of librarianship that are taught by the Librarians of Time and Space to those deemed worthy across the multiverse.
  • Libraries with enough books to open a portal are often large and sprawling; those venturing into L-space may not necessarily know that they have arrived.
  • The floor and ceiling of L-space follow the floor and ceiling of the library used to access it; the best example of this is that the central dome of Unseen University's library is "always overhead".
  • In every direction and as far as the eye can see bookshelves stretch off, meaning the nature of any walls are unknown.
  • Essentially, all bookstores are potentially infinite in extent; gateways into literary hyperspace: "a good bookshop is just a genteel blackhole that knows how to read."
  • Because L-space links every library, (and also possibly Death's Autobiography Library), it is possible to reach any one of these throughout space, time and the multiverse. This means that there are potentially other forms of data storage other than books as it represents every library anywhere.
  • One can read any book ever written, any book that will be written at some point and books that were planned for writing that were not, as well as any book that could possibly be written.
  • Adventurers may find markings and scribbled notes on the shelves to help them navigate.
  • Opening Ceremony: 7pm Friday July 5

  • Closing Ceremony: 3pm Monday July 8

Last Few Days...

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Hogswatch Cards

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Guest Announcement - Dr Pat Harkin

We are very pleased to announce that the one and only Dr Pat Harkin will be our guest at NADWCon 2013. Pat has attended a lot of Discworld events, including 16 conventions in 6 countries and has acquired regular Convention roles – often without quite understanding how. At the 2002 UK Convention auction, he stepped in to give Bernard Pearson a short break. Mr Pearson scuttled off chortling something which sounded suspiciously like “Sucker!” and has yet to return. At the 2006 Convention, he entered the Maskerade as a singing wizard. He was promptly offered the post of 2008 Convention Maskerade MC and after he had accepted, it was pointed out that that being MC meant he could no longer enter. Or sing. They were quite firm about the singing bit.

Check out his full bio on the confirmed Guests page.

Guest Announcement - Sir Terry Pratchett & Rob Wilkins

We are pleased to confirm that Sir Terry & Rob have confirmed their attendance at NADWCon 2013, health permitting of course. They are currently on a mini-tour of the US promoting Dodger and we managed to catch up with them in New York. Terry was in fine form, happily regaling the fans at Barnes & Noble in Union Square, with footnotes and anecdotes. They also had a wonderful time at New York Comic Con meeting fans and running into old friends like Sean Astin.

They are continuing the tour with a stop in Chicago on Tuesday, October 16th at the Pfeiffer Hall Auditorium in Naperville, hosted by Anderson’s Bookshop.