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

GoC Announce 2015 Gathering

The GoC have announced the dates & location for the next North American Discworld gathering. They have decided to hold a "min-NADWCon" at WorldCon 2015. Sir Terry will not be attending. See here for more details.

Good news from the Merchandise team!

We are happy to announce that we took delivery from our polo & tee shirt vendors yesterday morning. We know you've all been waiting patiently, as have we, and we will be sending out those orders in the next few days.

For all of those who purchased a Hawaiian shirt for post-con delivery, we are still waiting for that particular vendor to deliver. Please bear in mind that these take a little longer as they are custom printed & custom made, but you should receive them by the end of October, just in time for Hogswatch!

Photo Links...

Some attendee photos from the convention, we will add more as we receive them.

Photos by Jim Schneider

Photos by Zastai

Photos by JoAnn Abbott

Photos by Donielle Note Spelling

Photos by Nonny Mouse

Photos by Sherry

Photos by Alfred Baker

 

 

 

Just For Fun Quiz Answers - remaining answers

Questions and answers for week 7/1 - 7/4

All previous quiz questions & answers can be found here.

Q85: What are the names of Altogether Andrews' 8 personalties?

Jossi, Lady Hermione, Little Sidney, Mr Viddle, Curly, the Judge, Tinker, Burke.

Q86: Who is the owner of the Bucket pub?

Mr Cheese

Q87: What year did Lord Vetinari graduate with full honors from the Guild of Assassins?

1968

Q88: What is the Firework ingredients book better known as?

The Monster Fun Grimoire

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