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The Watch have delivered a comprehensive report on last month’s highly successful Watch Open Weekend to the Palace this morning, The Times can exclusively reveal. Spokesperson Captain Shivers was available to comment,  describing  the  weekend  as a "hugely over-


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Following a “thorough” investigation of reports of the so-called “Irish Discworld Convention 2015”, by Sergeant Colon and Corporal Nobbs, the following facts have been discovered (and laid out in the standard City Watch Q&A format):

WHAT is the Irish Discworld Convention?
The Irish Discworld Convention (frequently called ‘IDWCon’) is a gathering of people who enjoy Sir Terry Pratchett's Discworld stories. Whether you have followed the story of the Discworld from its inception or have just finished reading your first story, IDWCon allows you to meet with those involved in the creation of the Discworld, pick up souvenirs, books or memories, and share your enjoyment with other Discworld fans through chats, games and our Banquet Dinner.

WHERE is the Irish Discworld Convention being held?
Despite receiving threats of legal action, assassination and Dibbler's pig pies from the Ankh-Morpork Guild of Merchants, the Committee decided to hold IDWCon 2015 at the Cork International Hotel in the Cork Airport Business Park, just outside of Cork City, Ireland.

For more information on the Cork International Hotel, see here.

HOW do I get there?
For further details on its location, see here.

Regular buses run to the airport itself and to Cork Airport Business Park (2 minutes walk to the Cork International Hotel) from Cork’s train and bus stations in the city centre.

Fly into Cork Airport and there is a free shuttle bus to and from the hotel (or a 5 minute walk).

WHO will be at this Convention shindig?
Sir Terry himself is unfortunately no longer with us. But we are very lucky that many of his co-conspirators are attending. They can be found here.

WHY attend such an amazing-sounding Convention?
Because it's the social event of the season, of course! There's talk of the Patrician coming along and perhaps a few of the lesser Gods.

On top of that, the Convention is packed with fun events, such as interviews and talks with esteemed guests, competitions to win items of great value, games galore and, of course, our Banquet Dinner, including dancing, quaffing and our Wizards and Watchmen and Witches, Oh My! costume competition.

BUT I've never been to a convention before.
Then you should definitely come along. Conventions are all about inclusion and sharing your love of something with others. The committee and attendees of IDWCon are very welcoming and always glad to see new faces, be they human, dwarf, troll or even Nobby Nobbs.

CAN I come on my own?
Of course! Plenty of people have turned up at a Discworld Convention alone, but they never stay that way for long. We're a friendly crowd. If you’re coming alone but want to keep costs down, you could look for roommates on our Facebook page

WHO should I talk to for help at the Convention?
The convention is run by the committee and their helpers, all of whom are volunteers and fans like yourself. They should be able to help with anything from lost items, last minute changes to the programme, or any other issue you might have. If they can't help you, they'll try to find someone who can. If you’d be interested in helping out at the convention, please let us know when buying your membership.

Further Questions
If you have any questions about the Irish Discworld Convention not answered here, please contact us by clacks, pigeon or e-mail at
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