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

Saturday 6 July

Friday       Sunday      Monday

Before 10am

Defend against Con Aches the Tai Chi Way

Tick of Time Yoga

Water Aerobics in the Marriott Swimming Pool


10 - 11

Sword Fight Watch & Learn

It's All Just Boffo! Face Painting & Glitter Tattoos for Painters and Paintees

Twoflower's Guide to Conventions

Dress to Express

Kaffee Klatch - Colin Smythe

Supervised Wee People Activities


11 - Noon

Discworld Flexibility

Illustrating Discworld

Kaffee Klatch - Anne Hoppe

Knit Your Own Beard

Make Your Own Wand or Wizard Staff


Noon - 1

Sir Terry Photo Session

Page to Stage

Magical Libraries and Magical Books in Fiction

Guild of Thieves Good Practice


Kaffee Klatch - Lawrence Watt-Evans

Mask Making

Documentary: Living with Alzheimer's


1 - 2

Terry Photo Session

Brenda Clough reading of "How Beer Saved the World"

Discworld through the Ages


Supervised Wee People Activities

Face Painting


2 - 3

Portfolio Critique

Buckle Your Swash 1

Oh, What a Noble Mind is Here O'erthrown!

Kaffee Klatch - Jennifer Brehl

DIY Disguises

Alchemy for Kids

Movie: Johnny and the Bomb

Chat with the Cunning Artificer at the James Joyce Irish Pub (Back Patio (SMOKING ALLOWED!))


3 - 4

How Discworld Affected my Life

How to Commit the Perfect Murder

Supervised Wee People Activites

Face Painting


4 - 5

Anatoly Belilovsky Reading of "Don't Look Down"

Buckle Your Swash 2

The Bestiary

Sir Terry Wee People Klatch

Design Your Own Holy Wood Posters

Snowgum Films

Face Painting


5 - 6

Discworld Charades

Lord Vetinari's Suggestion Box

Dwarf Cookie Decorating Part 1

Movie: Going Postal

Face Painting


6 - 7

Swap Stories (and Tails?)

Granny's Hat Pin and Pointy Chapeau Spot


7 - 12



8 - 12

Movie: Hogfather

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