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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.

Festival of the Imagination 1996 – April 1995 Newsletter, a few more details (2 of 2)

Following on from our summary page about the 1996 Festival of the Imagination newsletter from April 1995, and our ‘few more details’ (1 of 2), comes our final post on this document. Here, page 6 is transcribed, covering a couple … Continue reading

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Festival of the Imagination 1996 – April 1995 Newsletter, a few more details (1 of 2)

Some months back, we did a partial post about the April 1995 newsletter for the 1996 Festival of the Imagination (see here). This post transcribes the fifth page of that newsletter, a later post will cover page six, and then … Continue reading

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Swancon 22 – Festive Happenings

Synopsis by Elaine Walker Festive happenings is the programme booklet for Swancon 22 giving the schedule of the events, any screenings and synopses of panels. I shall be including a small selection of panels from each day. All typos reproduced … Continue reading

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In which our intrepid explorers visit the Battye

Two weeks ago, Doug Burbidge and myself (Anna Hepworth) trekked in to the State Library to explore SwanCon related holdings in the Battye library. Between the two of us, we have been amassing quite a stash of items to check, … Continue reading

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swancon 22 – PR4 – pages 11 onwards

Pages 11 and 12 cover the fascinating topics of ‘panels’ and ‘video’. It would appear that the author of the latter had *slightly more* to say on their topic, as the former has enough white space for another of the … Continue reading

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swancon 22 – PR4 – pages 7 to 10

Gaming being page 7 Well it’s only three months from the con and gaming looks likely to be the best we have had for a long time (boast, boast). To date both the Magic™ and Battletech™ tournaments are being organised, … Continue reading

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swancon 22 – PR4 – pages 3 to 6

Focus On Sean Williams being the numbered pages 3 and 4 In the last PR, we promised to provide indepth info on one of our guests in this edition. Rather than say it ourselves, and maybe make some of it … Continue reading

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swancon 22 – PR4 – cover to page 2

The SwanCon 22 Progress Report 4 is a 16 pages + foldalope, A5, folded 80 GSM bond white paper booklet. The cover has a repeated motif diagonally across the front cover – we suspect that it was the logo, but … Continue reading

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SwanCon 22 – PR1 – the last page

The last page (p8) of the SwanCon 22 Progress Report 1 is laid out in two columns. On the left is ‘Programme’, credited to David Yeates (Co-convenor), a copyright notice reading “Copyright for all contributions remains with the contributors © … Continue reading

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Swancon 22 – PR3 – September 1996

Two A4 sheets folded down the middle to make effectively 6 inside A5 pages plus cover and back page. The one I am looking at is buff, but there is another one in the pile that is blue so the … Continue reading

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