Convention News

Convention News

You can find all the latest news about the Irish Discworld Convention on this page, including such things as guest announcements, membership and merchandise availability, theme backstory, and other such updates. Be sure to check back often!

19th April, Year of the Justifiably Defensive Lobster

A Special Announcement From the Schnapp Sektoberfest Committee

Velcome! Ve vould like to invite you to join uth for the Thchnapp Thektoberfest – Sorry, this’ll never do, we’ll have to write in Morporkian for the tourists.

Many of you have been awaiting this moment with glee, but some of you are probably wondering what all the fuss is about. In order to come along to the Irish Discworld Convention 2019 (taking place 29th of March – 1st of April 2019) and join your fellow Discworld fans in a weekend of fun and frivolity in Überwald, you’ll need a membership.

You can find out all about membership on our About Membership page. If you’re happy with all of our Terms & Conditions, then head on over to our Buy Stuff section, where you’ll find a link to the membership sign-up page. Membership prices are currently €55 for full and €45 for concessions – but be aware that these prices will rise on 1st October 2018.

As well as our wonderful memberships, you can now order a Pre-Con T-Shirt, also available in the Buy Stuff section. This fetching ensemble will announce to the world your love of Discworld, Ireland, Bats, and Puns. Definitely not to be missed. These T-shirts will only be available to order until 2nd July 2018, and they’ll all be shipped out in late July (or you can also collect it from us at the International DWCon in the UK this August, if you’re going along to that).

Please bear in mind that you’ll need an account on this website before you can buy anything from us. We recommend that you create your account and log in before you make any purchases, as it’ll make the whole process smoother. You can make an account or log in to an existing account by using the ‘Account’ link on the signpost above, or by clicking here.

Once you have a membership (and its corresponding all-important Membership Number), you may want to think about booking a room at the convention hotel. Information on how to book your hotel room is also now available.

Some eager Igors have already been asking about Gala Dinner tickets and how to pre-order exclusive convention merchandise. Never fear, we do plan to offer both of these exciting opportunities for you to give us your hard earned monies in due course, so sign up for our newsletters and keep an eye on this website and our social media for updates.

29th March, Year of the Justifiably Defensive Lobster

Greetings! Whether you’ve stumbled onto this page by accident, curiously clicked a mysterious social media link, or been eagerly awaiting our 2019 website launch, we bid you welcome.

The Irish Discworld Convention (IDWCon) will return to the Cork International Hotel for our sixth convention. We are holding it from the 29th of March to the 1st of April 2019. Our membership sales are due to launch on the 19th of April 2018. In the meantime, why not have a browse around our website to find out more about the convention?

We have an About the Convention section which should answer most of your questions, especially if you’re new to the idea of Discworld Conventions. We’re a bit different from events such as a ComicCon – Discworld conventions don’t focus on the commercial aspects of fandom, but rather on the joy of spending time together as fans. We like to create a friendly, cosy atmosphere where people who share the same sense of humour can relax and let their hair down.

This IDWCon we’ll be visiting the Discworld region of Überwald, focusing on the delightful village of Schnapp, whose inhabitants are keen to tempt tourists to their Sektoberfest. Schnapp’s tourist board will be sending out promotional material and further information as we near the convention, so make sure you sign up to our newsletters to keep up to date.

If you’d like to become more involved prior to the convention, or you have a question that isn’t answered on our website, please feel free to email (or contact us through our Facebook Page or our Twitter) and our team will get back to you.