Photo Friday: Nullus Anxietas VI – Australian Discworld Con, 2017

Nullus Anxietas is the bi-annual Australian Discworld convention. The last I attended was in 2009, where I won a seat at the Galah dinner table with Sir Terry himself. This year it was held in Adelaide (so I could afford to go again!). We celebrated all things Terry and Discworld and passed the hat to the next con in Melbourne, 2019. I volunteered for the Press Corpse, taking stills and videos over the weekend. You will be able to find more photos on the Nullus Anxietas VI Flickr page. Here are some of the pics.

   

What duck? was one of the stamps we collected in our passports. (I was two off collecting the set!) Find the hidden duck, photograph it on your head and hide it in a different room...

  

 

Magrat and the Klub table. The convention drink - The Procrastinator - was very popular.

  
Workshops and Panels:
I did a workshop - Write Your Own Discworld Story. We came up with a fun story. I'm hoping some of the attendees will write it and send me a copy (hint, hint) and I will send them to the Nullus Anxietas committee... On Sunday Ula and I did a panel on Steampunk / Steampunk in Discworld. You can watch the panel HERE. My favourite workshop was Martin Pearson's song writing workshop. (My verse on Uberwald parcels made the cut... squee!) You can hear Martin's song, The Moist von Lipwig Song, in the closing ceremony video.

There were fantastic costumes...    

  

and the Vaudeville de Masquerade entrants.

Closing ceremony

Stephen Briggs was one of our guests (and holder of a secret stamp) You can watch his interview on my youtube channel.

and a teary homage to Sir Terry Pratchett...

My videos from the convention are available on my youTube channel, and will be on the Nullus Anxietas VI youTube channel.
  • Opening Ceremony [embed]https://youtu.be/IfGj0wlL22g?list=PLQzAI1Ns50Vs9QhTXYO3m2EacETuTXB5N[/embed]
  • Interview with Stephen Briggs [embed]https://youtu.be/rrxZuMHzJXQ?list=PLQzAI1Ns50Vs9QhTXYO3m2EacETuTXB5N[/embed]
  • Vaudeville de Masquerade [embed]https://youtu.be/1Nevmt20LZc?list=PLQzAI1Ns50Vs9QhTXYO3m2EacETuTXB5N[/embed]
  • Closing Ceremony [embed]https://youtu.be/fJBdeoBysmc?list=PLQzAI1Ns50Vs9QhTXYO3m2EacETuTXB5N[/embed]

    Photos and Film ©2017 Karen Carlisle. Characters ©Terry Pratchett. Convention postcard art ©2017 Grace Francis.

Photo Friday: Opshop/Library treasures.

I've been in opshop heaven this week. I've found two pairs of shoes - a pair of blue 'suede' shoes to wear with my TARDIS skirt (and a possible future Nerfpunk costume). I wore them to my writers' group. They are soooo comfy. ...And  - be still my beating heart - another pair of 'granny' boots for everyday steampunk outfit. And they are leather! They just need a bit of buffing and a new pair of laces. Both were only $12 each. Huzzah!   I also scored in the library (cancelled item) sales shelf. Six audio CD's of Sarah Jane Adventures (for $6 total). Have I mentioned lately how much I love my local library? This week they had a display of banned books (well, not currently banned books - but ones previously banned). And the library also had a find-the-Houghton Howler (with a prize of chocolate) for the fiftieth anniversary of first recorded sighting (in newspaper) of the mysterious Thylacine, similar to the Tasmanian tiger. There have been recent sightings: in 2016 and even one this week, on the York Peninsula. The Houghton Howler was the inspiration for my short story, 'Hunted', which featured in the 2016 Tea Tree Gully Fringe Exhibition, A Trail of Tales. A Trail of Tales on youTube: [embed]https://youtu.be/NvH_rpyPk8Y?list=PLQzAI1Ns50VvAhZwHcQNEbFIUJX0jv8vN[/embed]

Photos ©2017 Karen Carlisle. All rights reserved.