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

Sunday 7 July

Friday       Saturday       Monday

Before 10am

Defend against Con Aches the Tai Chi Way

Tick of Time Yoga

Water Aerobics in the Marriott Swimming Pool


10 - 11

Church of Om

See the Stars

Kaffee Klatch - Sir Terry

Dwarf Cookie Decorating Part 2

Dan Knight Interview


11 - Noon

Discworld Flexibility

Havelock's Ballooning Schoole (and Juggling) for Older Wee People

The Dictionary of Eye-Watering Words

Guild of Thieves Good Practice

Kaffee Klatch - Brenda Clough

Prayer Beads from the Eyes of Io

Alchemy for Kids


Noon - 1

Ray Friesen Reading

Posterior Cortical Atrophy (PCA) Awareness

Kaffee Klatch - Esther Friesner

Beginners Printmaking Class

Documentary: Choosing to Die


1 - 2

Charity Auction

Storytelling Contest

Editing Discworld

Kaffee Klatch - Sir Terry

Foambeards! For Those of Us Who Can Not Knit!

Shadow Puppets

Snowgum Films

Movie: Color of Magic


2 - 3

Charity Auction


Kaffee Klatch - Lee Moyer

Supervised Wee People Activities


3 - 4

Sir Terry Photo Session

Art Show Auction

The Science of Discworld

Kaffee Klatch - Bernard Pearson

Knit Your Own Beard

Make your own Pointy Hat


4 - 5

Sir Terry Photo Session

Lady Deirdre Waggon's Book of Household Management

The Ladies of Artifice


Sculpt like Leonard of Quirm

Facing Extinction


5 - 6

From L-Space to E-Space: the Best Young Adult Speculative Fiction


Granny's Hat Pin and Pointy Chapeau Spot

Guild of Engravers Course on Portraiture

Movie: Johnny and the Dead


7 - 9

Gala Banquet

Beggars Potluck & Sing-Along

Movie: Soul Music


9 - 10

Ankh Morpork Idol: Hosted by Nanny Ogg


10 - 12

Sing-Along with Nanny Ogg

Friday       Saturday       Monday