Display at Discworld Convention
- Tuesday, February 13 2007 @ 05:52 PM AEDT
Friday night - They showed the "Run Rincewind Run" short at the start
of the Disc World Convention (Melbourne) to the laughs, cheers and
applause of the attendees and guests. The Rincewind was transported
by magic to Melbourne, ran around the CBD and finally into the hall
of the Carlton Crest Hotel, had a drink of water, read disc world
book, discovered the author in the front row and called him a bastard
and then stormed out. Then the crown went wild!!!!!
The "Run Rincewind Run" will be put on the Troll Bridge DVD but with
Terry's permission it might appear on the Snowgum Films web site soon.
Saturday, saw Egfroth, Johnathon, Brenda and myself put on a Arms and
Armour demo in the Dysc World Theatre. With a crowd of over 60 we
introduced ourselves and the NVG. Egfroth went on for ages on the
development of arms and armour but he was supposed to, we had an hour
to kill. Johnathon and I put a combat display using a range of
weapons combinations. Then we got some very willing participants up
on stage put helms on their heads, polearms in their hands and
shields on their arms. We got them to roar for the camera and then
made a moke attack on the shield wall. We had to repeat this again
for their were more volunteers lining up. Brenda ably supported our
efforts by handing out the NVG inc. information fliers.
Saturday also saw the playing of a trailer for Troll Bridge by Daniel
Knight the direct and I formed part of the panel fielding questions
from the floor. I had to explain how we trained the actors and how
the fight choreography (and problems with lack of lighting) effected
the outcome. SGI of the Trolls is holding things up. The SGI guy (who
did the SGI for Star Trek Enterprise) is now busy writing a book on
SGI (a paying gig) and Troll Bridge is unlikely to be finished this
Thank to Ben Hughes (ex Dublin garrison) for asking us along. Thanks
to the convention organising committee for looking after us. Thanks
to Terry Prachett for writing stuff (including lines for us guards).
Thanks to Brenda, Egfroth for Johnathon for giving up their time to
promote the NVG and entertain and educate the public.
(Tired and sore).