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Announcing the Discworld Convention 2008

On behalf of the committee for the 2008 Discworld convention, I am very happy to announce that we have confirmed our venue and date for the 2008 convention. The 2008 Discworld Convention will take place from the 22nd to the 25th of August at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel. Full details of membership and hotel costs will be announced when we launch the revamped website at Easter, but we are planning an introductory membership fee of £50 (a £5 increase on the 2006 starting price).
The previous three conventions were hosted at the Hinckley Island Hotel and many of the attendees at those events have very happy memories of those events and of the hotel. For many members (and committee staff), the Hinckley hotel became almost synonymous with the Discworld convention. However, while the 2006 convention was a great success, the hotel itself did not provide an entirely perfect experience, although the friendly and helpful attitude of many of the staff was, once again, an important contributor to an enjoyable weekend.

The committee thought very hard before choosing a new venue for the convention, but we are very excited by the possibilities of the new hotel. In particular, we are looking forward to making the most of a main event room that can seat the entire membership (so no more people missing out on the opening ceremony or Terry's interview).

Most of all, though, we are excited about seeing you there. We want to see our old friends and regular attendees, who have done so much to create the happy memories of previous discworld events that motivate us to work towards the next convention. We want to see the new members and the suprises and new ideas they will bring. And Terry will be turning up at some point, don't forget.

Much more information will be available when we relaunch the site. Until then, hello again and I'm looking forward to seeing you in Birmingham.

Can't wait.

Bruce Richardson, Chairman, Discworld Convention 2008
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