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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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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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Festival of The Imagination 1996 – December 1995 Newsletter – Page 7 – Video Programme

Transcribed by Elaine Walker. If I find any typos I will do my best to reproduce them. Video Programme The bleary-eyed video manager staggers out of the darkened room, into a world of light and colour. Its taken six months, … Continue reading

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swancon seventeen – november report

24 pages, A5, made from A4 folded in half and staple-stitched. Yes, the above text really is all lower case on the front cover of the progress report. It also says THE FESTIVAL OF THE IMAGINATION in small all-caps in … Continue reading

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SwanCon 95 – Progress report July 1994 – The Introductory Bit

The SwanCon 95 Progress Report, July 1994 edition, is an 16 page (numbered in hexadecimal) A5 booklet. Page 3 is ‘The Introductory Bit’. Transcription is by Anna Hepworth, and as ever typoes are faithfully reproduced. Note that SwanCon 95 was … Continue reading

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SwanCon XV – Crystal Balls and Other Unlikely Prosthetics IV: (Time to Murder and Create)

Printed on p5 of the SwanCon XV Program Book. Transcribed by Anna Hepworth. Typos faithlessly reproduced Crystal Balls and Other Unlikely Prosthetics IV: (Time to Murder and Create) by Stephen Dedman One of the nicest things you can say about … Continue reading

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Bizarre 5 – Convention Review: Starwalking

Bizarre was “the magazine of the 29th Australian Science Fiction Convention, Danse Macabre.” Here’s a piece from page 3 of Bizarre 5. Convention Review: Starwalking September 8-10 1989 at the Melbourne Town House Report by Karen Pender I must admit … Continue reading

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Brushstrokes #2 – on the Ditmars

‘Brush Strokes’ were the progress report/fanzines for Syncon 92. On pages 12-13 of the second of these, we find some evidence that certain conversations come around again in fandom: The Australian SF (“Ditmar”) Awards As mentioned in the first issue … Continue reading

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SwanCon 18 – Progress Report (Minus) One

This is a single a4 sheet, double sided. Front page includes an image of a Robo-cop inspired costumed duck/swan/waterfowl. Transcription by Anna Hepworth SwanCon 18 Progress Report (Minus) One September, 1990 This is the first Progress Report for SwanCon 18, … Continue reading

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Trekcon III – 1987, introductory post

In our collection of varied and wondrous items from fannish events across the country can be found the TrekCon III “Cadets Orientation Manual”. This is a 46 page plus heavy card cover staple’n’tape bound A4 book. The first two (unnumbered) … Continue reading

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