- Tuesday, February 13 2007 @ 05:56 PM AEDT
Saturday (3rd February 2007) saw 14 soldiers running through the Sherbrooke Forest (east of Melbourne), chasing a very agile actor named Troy playing the (not very talented)
wizard Rincewind and in turn being chased by a terrifying monster and finally a confrontation between Rincewind and two very beautiful Amazonian sorceresses.
Thanks to all the soldiers turning up and participating, we had six members from NVG (Hodegon and Vlachernai garrisons), four from the LaTrobe Historical Re-enactment Society, three members from Frojel
Gotlandica and John Jenkins who played Soldier 4 (and all the best
Daniel Knight (Director) was very happy with our efforts which will be premiered at the Disworld Convention (http://www.ausdwcon.org/
and will be available as an extra on the "Troll Bridge" DVD, which
will be available soon.
Bye for now,
- 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).
- Thursday, March 09 2006 @ 12:27 AM AEDT
Interesting news in article Herald-Sun with "definition of dangerous weapons" (emphasis mine)
Knife disgrace as deadly weapons returned
POLICE have seized up to 80 knives from a suburban service station – but will have to give most of them back.
The shock seizure came as Melbourne reels from a spate of 11 knife attacks in a week, including three fatal stabbings.
Police found flick knives, daggers and swords on sale at a Reservoir petrol station yesterday.
But most will be returned to the owner because they don't have a sharpened edge from the tip to the handle – the legal definition of a dangerous weapon.
"Let's hope the ones we give back aren't used in a murder," said Sgt Wayne Taylor of Reservoir police. "It's an amazing assortment of things."
- Friday, September 09 2005 @ 07:42 AM AEST
2004 marked the second MR Fair (as we refer to it) to be held at McLaren Flat and despite bad weather throughout Adelaide we had no rain during the official open times, though the Adelaide Christmas Pageant and threat of rain may have prevented larger attendance.
All the store holders seemed to do very well, with food stalls even running out of hot foods and even ice cream by the second afternoon. There is definitely positive chatter towards their being another MR Fair in 2005.
There was a fantastic array of groups and merchants at the fair including the NVG, SCA, GOMA, Jousting from NSW, several musical groups, belly dancing and a variety of stalls including the Horn Master all the way from QLD and Esford Pty Ltd with their replica swords and armour.