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About australian sf-history

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.

Swancon XIII – Progress Report 1 – An Interview with Tim Richards

This is from page what we shall call 8 (if we treat the front cover as 1 as per our Summary) of the first Progress Report of Swancon XIII. Transcribed by Elaine Walker. All typos reproduced as faithfully as possible. … Continue reading

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Swancon XIII – Programme book: A summary

A quick and dirty summary by Anna Hepworth The Programme book for Swancon XIII is a 18 page (including covers) A4 stapled booklet, printed black on standard bond paper. The front cover is a statement in minimalist design. The con … Continue reading

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Swancon XIII – Progress Report One – Summary

This here is an overview (by Doug) of the contents of a Swancon XIII Progress Report, which is titled “Swancon XIII Progress Report”. Did they have more than one? I don’t know. It’s eight sheets of A4 paper, which is … Continue reading

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Swancon 14 – Programme Book – Bob Shaw

This is a transcription of page 16 from the Swancon 14 Programme book, being a biography of one of the Guests, Bob Shaw. This was transcribed by Elaine Walker, who has attempted to faithfully reproduce any and all typographical errors. … Continue reading

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Swancon 14 – Progress report 3 – pages 3 and 4

Page 3 and 4 are blurbs about the committee. The Most Wanted List In every society, there are those who, through no fault of their own, rise to positions of prominence and power. Rarely do they seek high office, and … Continue reading

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Swancon 14 – PR4 – Evening Entertainments

This is on pages 4-5 of Progress Report 4 for Swancon 14 and covers the selection of evening entertainments over the con. This particular convention appeared to have a fair number of dances. Transcribed by Elaine Walker. All typographical errors … Continue reading

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Swancon 14 – Programme book – The Cream Pie List

Pages four through seven of the Swancon 14 Programme book showcases the Swancon 14 committee. The first three pages have four bios apiece; the fourth has a single bio, a short thank you, an advert for the Melbourne Science Fiction … Continue reading

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Swancon 14, Programme book — a summary

Descriptions and transcriptions by Anna Hepworth. As ever, typos faithfully replicated, and layouts and formats approximated only as much as can be done with trivial amounts of html. The Programme Book for Swancon 14 was 48 pages (plus yellowish card … Continue reading

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Swancon 14 – Progress Report 4 – Summary

Descriptions and transcriptions by Elaine Walker this time. As ever, typos faithfully replicated, and layouts and formats approximated only as much as can be done with trivial amounts of html. As with the second and third progress reports for SwanCon … Continue reading

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Fannish History Panel – Continuum 13 – 2017

by Elaine Walker I went to the panel on Fandom History at Continuum 13 (Triskaidekaphilia) in Melbourne in 2017. Originally it was meant to be a panel on Fandom: Where Did We Come From? Aussiecon 1975, but they had some … Continue reading

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