Little Cabbage Gazette March 2017

Some things are unstoppable. Time keeps ticking, spring is upon us and Cabbagecon 4 is approaching ever faster. Our friends at the Ankh-Morpork Tourist Office have assembled a beautifully varied programme that will help us experience a range of aspects of their wondrous city. From the inhabitants and their habits to the culinary treats and the typical city fauna – it will all have a place in this exploration of the city. Not registered yet? Do so today and join us on 1 and 2 July. You will be surprised at everything the greatest city on the Disc has to offer.

The programme is starting to fill up nicely. Here’s a selection of what you may expect:
- An introduction to the Ankh-Morpork city ecology
- Integration exam (how well do you know the city?)
- An introduction to the city’s sociological structure
- Be creative: forge your own stamp
- Crash course: how to survive an authentic Ankh-Morpork bar brawl
- And of course a special treat for the Saturday night

In between activities there will be plenty of time to play (Discworld themed) games, browse around the Wandering Shop and of course chat with other con members.

Membership will cost 60 euros per person for the whole weekend or 35 euros for a day ticket.
Please note: membership fees will go up on 1 May 2017. From this date a weekend ticket will cost 70 euros and a day ticket will cost 35 euros. So go to today and sign up before the rates go up!

The convention will be held at Hotel Carlton President in Utrecht, the Netherlands (for contact details, visit their website at 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.
You can book your room by sending an e-mail directly to the hotel at Make sure you mention Cabbagecon 4 and Dutchdwcon in your correspondence with the hotel. The reduced rates are also valid for the nights before and after the convention, so you can stay and enjoy the local hospitality for a few days longer if you like.
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. You can also find the list on