L-Space

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

Friday 5 July

Saturday      Sunday      Monday


Before 10am

Defend against Con Aches the Tai Chi Way

Tick of Time Yoga

 

10 - 11

Esther Friesner Reading

Twoflower's Guide to Conventions

Kaffee Klatch - Ian Mitchell & Reb Voyce

Mask Making

Stepping Out

 

11 - Noon

Surprise the Audience, Never the Maskerade Director

Kaffee Klatch - Sir Terry

Create Your Own Octavo

Supervised Wee People Activities

 

Noon - 1

Do You Have What it Takes to be a Librarian?

Myth & Legend in Discworld

Kaffee Klatch - Pat Harkin

Make a Kaffee Klatch Koaster

Make Your Own Agatean Jewelry

Movie: Truckers

 

1 - 2

Colin Smythe Reading

Bringing Discworld to Life

After Discworld: What to Read Next

Kaffee Klatch - Rob Wilkins

Alchemy for Kids

 

2 - 3

Crab Nebula & the James Webb Space Telescope

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

Killer Corsetry and Other Discworld Fashions

How to Draw Discworld Characters and Creatures

Sock Mac Feegle

Documentary: Facing Extinction

 

3 - 4

Sir Terry Photo Session

Mad Science of Discworld

Stitch'n'Witch

Madam Sharn's Fashion Design

Design Your Own Coat of Arms

Snowgum Films

 

4 - 5

Sir Terry Photo Session

Havelock's Ballooning Schoole (and Juggling) for Adults

Discworld Philately

Stitch'n'Witch

Guild of Engravers Potato Stamp

The City Watch Needs You!

Movie: Hogfather

 

5 - 6

Ankh-Morpork Transport

Guild of Thieves Good Practice

Supervised Wee People Activities

 

7 - 8

Opening Ceremony

 

8 - 9

Collecting Discworld

Movie: Wyrd Sisters

 

9 - 11

Bedtime Stories

 

11 - 1am

Meet the Guilds Party


Saturday       Sunday       Monday