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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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On previous history attempts

ASFDAP, and such wonderful other things as the Australian SF wiki, and the Meteor foundation are by no means fandoms first attempts at keeping records of Australian SF history and making it available to people. While I won’t make any … Continue reading

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SwanCon XI – The Programme (part 1)

being pages 18 and 19 of the SwanCon XI programme/con book. Transcription by Anna Hepworth Friday TIME MAIN HALL 10 am Days of future passed: Autobiographical words by SF authors Grant Stone examines autobiographical works by SF authors for incriminating … Continue reading

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