To those that want to know, it would be true to say that my life right now is occasional short periods of writing interspersed and interrupted with requests for interviews. As my UK readers will know, merely catching a variant of Alzheimer's has propelled me onto more prestigious chat show sofas than I have ever seen in 25 years of quietly writing the Discworld series.
My general health is good. The most recent test by my specialist indicates, in effect, that I am no worse now, and possibly slightly better than I was at the back end of November. I have no idea when Unseen Academicals will be finished, simply because of the amount of media interest that continues to be generated by recent developments in the treatment of AD. Frankly, and with the agreement of my publishers, I feel that this is something that I should give priority to.
In a weeks time we are flying to the States to talk to a number of specialists in AD research and, incidentally, go out with the LAPD officers who are tasked with - and I am not kidding - locating and bringing home those elderly joggers with memory difficulties who have jogged five miles and can't remember where they live. I thought this was an urban myth, but apparently it is true. We will, obviously, be back in time for UK convention, which I would not miss for root canal surgery.
The bad news is that it looks as if, for various reasons, Going Postal The Movie will be delayed and shooting will not begin until the start of next year. However, the guys from Mob turned up this morning and filmed my sequence for the Colour of Magic DVD which will be released in October.
Kilde: Mail-fanzinet “Discworld Monthly #137” fra legendariske James Anthony. Hjemmeside: http://www.discworldmonthly.co.uk/
Den engelske convention som TP omtaler er slut, mere info her: http://www.dwcon.org/ Men bare rolig den kommer igen næste år (formentlig).
Der er også TP conventions andre steder i verden, de mest omtalte lige nu er den allerførste amerikanske: The First North American Discworld Convention will take place from September 4-7, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona. For more information visit http://www.nadwcon.org/
Og den anden australske: Nullus Anxietas 2: The Second Australian Discworld Convention February 27 to March 1 2009 Storey Hall, RMIT, 342 Swanston St, Melbourne. http://ausdwcon.org. Ticket prices are currently 120 AUD / 100 AUD concession - but they are set to rise at the end of September, so confirming your spot
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