Hi peeps! Whether you're off to Warwickshire in August or not, this is the time of year when YOU can take part in the fun by helping out with question-setting for Strangely Fascinating - QI for Discworld! :twisted: If you ARE going to the Con then you automatically get a back stage pass while we set up the show, which is going to be one of the main early evening events and (I hope) in one of the bigger conventions venues (in 2014 at Manchester we were in the main theatre! ).
As usual we have Chris Boote and Pat Harkin cast as Discworld alter-egos of Stephen Fry and Alan Davies respectively, and this time around I'll finally be able to supply proper MP4 vids which ought to make the slides that come up on the side screen(s) easier for Tech to juggle - for Nobody Knows & General Ignorance etc. I've asked for 3 other Guest panellists, hoping for Jacqueline Simpson as defending champion again and/or Rob, Stephen Briggs, Daniel Knight (Troll Bridge) or even Bernard if he makes it that far! HOWEVER, we may need last minute substitutes for the panel as we've had one guest in the past who chickened out at the foot of the stage - so, if you're going, know an awful about Disworld, and are very nice to The Lady then this could be your chance at Discworld Medya fame! :ugeek:
The theme of this convention is obviously The Band with Rocks In and so we need our fiendish question-setters to have read and deconstructed SOUL MUSIC please to pick up nasty, obscure questions, including parallels with the Roundworld performers and songwriters who are hidden in the sub-text - the book's particularly rich in those themes so hopefully we'll have plenty to work with.
Just post in here to register your interest in taking part in pre-production and/or at the Con and I'll PM you back with our planning blog site away from here, so we keep our material nice and fresh for everyone in August! :dance: