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ASFDAP was set up in 2011 after the rediscovery by the wider SF community of an impressive hoard of Australian SF community related ephemera, fanzines and other materials in the Murdoch University basement.

Hiatus for the Silly Season

As the end of year approaches time becomes very limited and we here at This! are taking a bit of a break until the New Year (sometime, probably early January). So no new posts are likely before 2018. All the … Continue reading

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Milo

by Doug Here’s an amusing little anecdote from someone in our community who has hotel-liaison’ed multiple times in the past: A Swancon hotel contract contained a description of what the hotel would provide for the tea, coffee etc. station. This … Continue reading

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SwanCon XV PR2 – Con Closed by Hotel Management (News)

Page 5 of PR2 for SwanCon XV, it is related to the desire for Incorporation that was covered in a previous post on page 4 of the same PR. Transcribed by Elaine Walker CON CLOSED BY HOTEL MANAGEMENT News from … Continue reading

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Welcome to SwanCon XV

Transcribed by Doug   WELCOME TO SWANCON XV By Don Griffiths B-) The Fifteenth Western Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention. Fifteenth? Already? Time flies when you’re having fun… Seriously though, I have been attending SF conventions for 13 years, … Continue reading

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Swancon XV – Progress Report 3 – Editorial

being page 5 of the Swancon XV Progress Report 3. The Header here says ‘Editorial’, but the actual heading says ‘Potentially Dangerous Visions’. The editor/author in question is Jeremy Byrne Transcription by Anna Hepworth. As ever, typos faithlessly reproduced Well, … Continue reading

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SwanCon XV PR2 – INCORPORATION

It’s titled in all caps, so you know it must be important. Transcribed by Doug. INCORPORATION by Don Griffiths B-) I’m taking the occasion of the second progress report for SwanCon XV to raise a very serious proposal for the … Continue reading

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Swancon 14 – Progress Report 2 – Page 5 – Australian Science Fiction Awards 1989

Because it is good to know how things were done in the past, here’s the information on the awards to be presented at Swancon 14. All typos faithfully recorded. Transcribed by Elaine Walker. Australian Science Fiction Awards, 1989 Two types … Continue reading

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SwanCon 17 Progress Report July 1991

Rambled by Doug A progress report. Well. I see this was a StudlyCaps SwanCon. (I think the Singlecap Swancon is slightly more common, but I haven’t done a study. And at least one year ALLCAPSed to avoid the decision.) This … Continue reading

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Swancon XIII Programme Book – Who is Tim Richards?

The index claims this is on page 4 of the Programme Book for Swancon XIII. It has been transcribed by Elaine Walker because she did the other Tim Richards one and thus balance. Any typos will be reproduced to the … Continue reading

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Swancon XIII – Programme Book – Barlowe’s Guide to the SWANCON committee

Transcribed by Doug Burbidge. The table of contents claims that this article is on page 2, but it is on a right-hand page, with two pieces of paper before it. So I call shenanigans. Barlowe’s Guide to the SWANCON Committee … Continue reading

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