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

Contact Us

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L-Space is the repository of all things Discworld

The Terry Pratchett - Official Harper Collins Website

Forum - for room shares, plotting & scheming etc.

The Discworld Emporium - home of the Cunning Artificer

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Colin Smythe Ltd: Terry Pratchett - Terry Pratchett's agent provides a comprehensive listing of the many translations and editions of the books, associated merchandising, etc.

Lee Moyer Design & Illustration

Discworld News from PJSM Prints - All the latest Pratchett news, from travels to movies.

Discworld and Pratchett Wiki - Contribute your own Discworld knowledge to this growing online resource.

Discworld Monthly - Free monthly on-line newsletter about Sir Terry Pratchett and his novels.

Ray Friesen - Our super talented artist behind the NADWCon logo and genuinely lovely guy.

DWCon - The International Discworld Convention site.

IDWCon - The Irish Discworld Convention site.

Cabbagecon 2 - The Dutch Discworld Convention site.

SADWCon - The South African Discworld Convention site.

Scheibenwelt Convention - The German Discworld Convention site.

AUSDWCon - The Australian Discworld Convention site.

BSFS - The Baltimore Science Fiction Society

GoC is the Guild of Chelonavigators.

Past Conventions NADWCon 11 & NADWCon 09