Little Cabbage Gazette November 2016
Welcome to this issue of the Little Cabbage Gazette. With a little over seven months to go, preparations for the fourth Cabbagecon are in full swing. The convention committee are in touch with the Ankh-Morpork Tourist Office and the Guild of Merchants to dot the proverbial i's, but one thing is already certain: it will be another weekend to remember!
The convention will be held at Hotel Carlton President in Utrecht, the Netherlands (for contact details, visit their website at www.carlton.nl/president ). Especially for Cabbagecon they offer a reduced room rate for our members. The rate for a single room is 80 euros per night. For a double room it’s 95 euros per room per night. Breakfast is included in these rates, but tourist taxes are not.
If you wish to book a room at the reduced rate, please contact the Banqueting department of the hotel and mention Dutch DWcon. Banqueting is manned Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. CET. Should you try and contact them during the weekend, they will get back to you on Monday.
For those who prefer not to stay at the convention hotel, there are plenty of (cheaper) alternatives in and around Utrecht. The convention hotel is easily reached by public transport from Utrecht city centre.
For a list of hostels in Utrecht, click here:
http://www.dutch.hostelworld.com/hostels/Utrecht/Nederland. You can also find the list on www.dutchdwcon.nl.
We are working together with the Ankh-Morpork Guild of Merchants to compile a programme that will do justice to the colourful and intriguing character of the greatest city on the Disc. We would like to move the entire city to our dimension, but unfortunately that’s not possible. Something to do with quantum. But we can make a selection of activities to give visitors to Cabbagecon a good impression of life in the Big Wahoonie.
Here are some activities we have planned:
Integration exam: how much do you know about Ankh-Morpork?
Authentic bar fight, as experienced at the Mended Drum
Workshop: design or forge a stamp
Introduction to the differently-alive
Introduction to Ankh-Morpork city ecology
Those who wish to spend some more time travelling around the Disc in a leisurely – and mostly safe – manner, can do so in our board game corner. And of course there will be a bar, where you can catch your breath after a busy day in Ankh-Morpork. Drinks and good company will be available.
Do you have any more ideas for some fun activity? Have you always wanted to give your very own workshop or lecture on the typical scents of Ankh-Morpork? Or do you have the perfect idea to do a tasting session of CMOT Dibbler’s idiosyncratic products? Or something else entirely? Let us know about it and we may give you a place in our programme. Send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org telling us what you would like to organise and what you will need to get it off the ground and we will get in touch with you.