Vale Sir Terry Pratchett

Today has been a very sad day with the announcement of the death of Sir Terry Pratchett. I won’t write about his life or his death as so much has been written about him in so many places already.

It’s hit me harder than I expected. Tears are very close to the surface and telling myself he’s no longer suffering the vagaries of his mind doesn’t really help today but will in the future.

All the Discworld communities are reeling and sharing their grief. It will be a very different Convention in a few weeks as we come together to share more tears and console each other.

As head of Discworld in Victoria my team and I will endeavour to provide a time when we can get together to mourn and celebrate.

I’m pinching a little of Penguin Random House’s email announcement.

We ask that the family are left undisturbed at this distressing time.

A Just Giving page donating to the Research Institute for the Care of Older People (RICE) has been set up in his memory:www.justgiving.com/Terry-Pratchett

If you’d prefer you can make a donation to Alzheimer’s Australia.